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State Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 57 items )  

AAUW Branch on Campus Approved by National Organization, Looking to Grow Membership
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: AAUW-WCU board members and guests get together with guest speaker and AAUW member Johanna Price, WCU associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, at a "Lunch and Learn" program sponsored by Delta Sigma Theta sorority. The Western Carolina University chapter of the American Association of University Women, now approved as the latest official AAUW branch in North Carolina by the o  more

AI, Predictive Analytics, Consortium Data at Forefront of Fraud Fight, Says SAS on Fraud Week
CARY, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- SAS Institute, a business analytics software and services provider, issued the following news release: * * * - Educational webinars, new IP and customer successes heralded for International Fraud Awareness Week * * * Though the exact toll is immeasurable, fraud losses drain about 5% of a typical organization's annual revenues, estimates the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Applied to last year's gross world product of $84.84 trillion, that equ  more

APCO Worldwide Bolsters Health Expertise With Addition of Karen Hagens as Senior Director
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- APCO Worldwide issued the following news: Karen Hagens, a strategic client advisor with more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience, joined APCO Worldwide as a senior director, Kelly Williamson, president, North America, announced today. "From building brands and elevating executives, to launching products and driving business growth, Karen has a proven track record of utilizing her deep industry insight and versatile skillsets to help C-suite exe  more

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College: A-B Tech Barber Academy to Launch in January
ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 21 -- Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College issued the following news: A-B Tech Community College has announced a new Barber Academy that will begin in January 2020. The continuing education workforce training program will prepare students to apply for and pass the licensing examination offered by the North Carolina State Board of Barber Examiners (NCBBE). The new program is one of few barber training programs in the state offered by community colleges and the on  more

Bank of America Hosts Campus Recruitment Roadshow in Africa
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Bank of America Employees From New York, London and Dubai Travel to Ghana and Nigeria in November to Discuss Summer and Full-Time Analyst Positions With 500 Students From Universities Across Africa * * * This week, Bank of America is hosting campus recruitment roadshows in Lagos, Nigeria and Accra, Ghana, aiming to engage and recruit talent across the continent. Over fiv  more

Bank of America Issues Its First Human Capital Management Report
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Bank of America, a financial institution, issued the following news release: * * * - Provides comprehensive view of workforce metrics driving its 'Great Place to Work' commitment * * * Bank of America today issued its first Human Capital Management Report, providing a comprehensive view of the company's workforce metrics across gender and ethnic diversity, compensation, learning and leadership development, and clarity around initiatives supporting the ne  more

City of Durham: Public Input Needed on Regional Plan to Reduce Reliance on Single-Occupancy Vehicles
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The city of Durham issued the following news: * * * - Comment Period Open Until December 10 * * * What do you think about carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, biking, walking, teleworking, and flexible work weeks? Now's your chance to share your thoughts on a regional plan that encourages these options in the Triangle. The Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro Metropolitan Planning Organization (DCHC MPO) has just released the Triangle Region Transportation Deman  more

City of Greensboro Wins National 2019 Digital Cities Survey Award
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The City of Greensboro was named one of the top-ranked digital city governments by the Center for Digital Government (CDG) in its annual Digital Cities Survey. Greensboro tied for 10th place with the City of Riverside, CA for cities with a population of 250,000-499,999. CDG is a national research and advisory institute focused on information technology policies and best practices in state and local governme  more

City of Greensboro: GM 911's Melanie Neal Selected to NC 911 Board
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: The North Carolina chapter of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) announced the nomination of Melanie Neal, executive director of Guilford Metro 911, as the NC APCO representative to the North Carolina 911 Board. "Our Executive Board received applications from very well qualified candidates and ultimately based on her background and experience, Melanie Neal proved to be the bes  more

College of Engineering and Technology Will Guide Area High School Robotics Competition: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: A partnership between Western Carolina University and regional high schools will provide students a fun learning experience in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math - through a statewide robotics competition. A $178,000 grant that will be allocated over three years from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to WCU's College of Engineering and Technology will establish the program "PEARO: Provi  more

CommScope to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
HICKORY, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- CommScope Holding issued the following news release: CommScope Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: COMM), a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, plans to participate in the following upcoming investor conferences: Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2019 Leveraged Finance Conference * Date: December 3, 2019 * Location: Boca Raton, FL * Format: Meetings with Investor Relations and Chief Financial Officer Alex Pease * Presentation Ti  more

Cumberland County: Ag Hall of Fame Posthumously Inducts Eastover Farmer
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- Cumberland County issued the following news release: The late Emmett Wayne Beard Sr. was inducted into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame today during the annual Farm City Week program held by the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension and the Kiwanis Club of Fayetteville. Beard passed away in 2017 at the age of 70. The event also recognized Adam Horne as the 2019 Cumberland County Outstanding Young Farmer of the Year. An official portrai  more

Dixon Hughes Goodman Expands in Washington Market
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- Dixon Hughes Goodman, an accounting and advisory firm, issued the following news: Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG), a U.S. top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the professionals of RyanSharkey of Vienna, Virginia will join DHG effective December 1, 2019. RyanSharkey's 50-person team adds strength to DHG's assurance, tax and advisory service offerings in the Capital Market building upon DHG's reputation for technical knowledge and  more

Duke Energy Announces Closing of Common Stock Offering With a Forward Component
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) ("Duke Energy") announced today the closing of its underwritten public offering of 28,750,000 shares of its common stock in connection with the forward sale agreements described below, which included the underwriters' full exercise of their option to purchase up to an additional 3,750,000 shares of Duke Energy's common stock. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Barclays, Cr  more

Duke Energy Announces Public Offering of Common Stock With a Forward Component
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- Duke Energy issued the following news release: Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK) ("Duke Energy") announced today that it has commenced a registered public offering of 25 million shares of its common stock in connection with a forward sale agreement. J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Barclays, Credit Suisse, BofA Securities, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint book-running managers of this offering. The underwriters  more

Duke University: Ramanujam Wins 2020 SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Nimmi Ramanujam was cited for the development of disruptive low-cost, high-performance technologies to enable see-and-treat paradigms for cervical cancer prevention * * * Nimmi Ramanujam, the Robert W. Carr, Jr., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and director of the Center for Global Women's Health Technologies at Duke University, has been named the winner of the 2020 Society  more

Durham Tech Foundation Named 2019 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 13 -- Durham Technical Community College issued the following news release: * * * - The Foundation will receive $200,000, leadership resources. * * * Bank of America has selected Durham Technical Community College Foundation as one of this year's two Neighborhood Builder award winners. The Foundation will be awarded $200,000 over the next two years towards various projects undertaken by the Center for College and Community Service as well as leadership training.  more

Fayetteville State University's MBA Students Aid NCDOT Through MBA Certification Program
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 12 -- Fayetteville State University issued the following news: Fayetteville State University's (FSU) MBA Concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA), in collaboration with SAS Institute, Inc. provides an opportunity for receiving a SAS Joint SAS Certificate upon the completion of all required courses for BIDA Concentration. One of the courses, BIDA 670 Advanced Analytics Project, has been offered for the first time in spring 2019 and cours  more

Gaston County Board of Commissioners Named as 2019 Healthy Gaston VIP Award Winners
GASTONIA, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Gaston County issued the following news: On Tuesday, November 12th, the Gaston County Board of Commissioners received the Healthy Gaston VIP Award at the Gaston Together Healthcare Commission's Annual Meeting at CaroMont Regional Medical Center. The award is given to an individual or group who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to have a positive impact on the health of the citizens of Gaston County. The Healthcare Commission selected the Board of C  more

Greensboro Residents Approve Participatory Budgeting Projects
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The city of Greensboro issued the following news: City residents voted to fully fund 16 projects and programs and partially fund four more during Greensboro Participatory Budgeting (PB) Cycle 3, which ended October 31. The winning projects include a new bus stop, youth job skills training, a farmers market pilot program at Keeley Park, and playground upgrades. Residents in all five districts approved funding for the one citywide project on the ballot, a   more

Judge Issues Ruling in Favor of N.C. Department of Environmental Quality on Coal Ash-Related Petition
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued the following news release: The Administrative Law Judge presiding over the Duke Energy appeal of the Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) coal ash closure decision issued another ruling in favor of DEQ on Friday. The ALJ granted DEQ's motion to dismiss Duke Energy's petition challenging DEQ's August decision not to change the methodology to determine the background threshold values of coal  more

Machine Learning Microscope Adapts Lighting to Improve Diagnoses: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 20 [TNSmedicalresearch-Biomedical Optics Express Journal] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria * * * Engineers at Duke University have developed a microscope that adapts its lighting angles, colors and patterns while teaching itself the optimal settings needed to complete a given diagnostic task. In the initial proof-of-concept  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Announces $1.25 Million Medicaid Settlement
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today announced he reached a $1.25 million settlement with a Wilmington family medicine physician, Dr. Dorothy Agbafe-Mosley, and her medical practice, Ave Maria Family Practice PLLC, to resolve allegations involving the submission of false claims for addiction treatment to the North Carolina Medicaid program. "The opioid epidemic has devastated North Ca  more

N.C. A.G. Stein Opposes EPA Proposal to Gut Standards for Harmful Super Pollutant Methane and Ozone-Causing Emissions
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today opposed an unlawful proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to gut the current standards that limit emissions of methane and other harmful pollutants from new, reconstructed, and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry. This sector is the largest industrial source of methane emissions, a greenhouse gas up to 84 tim  more

N.C. A.G. Stein to Court: Public Servants Deserve What They've Been Promised
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein issued the following news release: Attorney General Josh Stein today led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in support of public servants who were promised federal student loan debt forgiveness in exchange for 10 years of public service, but who, after serving those 10 years, have been denied debt relief due to the U.S. Department of  more

N.C. Department of Labor: Tar Heel State's Workplace Injury and Illness Rate Remains at a Historic Low
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Labor issued the following news release: New figures show the nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate for the Tar Heel state's private industry remains at a historic low for 2018 with a rate at 2.4 cases per 100 full-time workers. The 2018 rate for private industry was not statistically different from 2.3 in 2017, which was the lowest on record. North Carolina is one of 12 states and the District of Columbia with rates belo  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety Presents Outstanding Employees With Badge of Excellence Awards
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The Department of Public Safety honored its most dedicated and outstanding employees on Nov. 19 during the department's annual Badge of Excellence Awards Ceremony. The ceremony, held in Raleigh at the Joint Force Headquarters, recognized DPS employees who made outstanding contributions to the department's mission to improve the quality of life by reducing crime and enhancing pu  more

N.C. Department of Public Safety: Sworn and Civilian Recipients Honored During SHP Awards Ceremony
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued the following news release: The State Highway Patrol honored the actions of several sworn and civilian members today during an awards ceremony held at the National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Raleigh. The venue began with an invocation provided by SHP Chaplain Phillip Bland. Following the invocation, Colonel Glenn M. McNeill, Jr., addressed the award recipients, praising their heroic efforts while   more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Petition of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Approval of Prepaid Advantage Program In the Matter of Application by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Adjustment of Rates and Charges Applicable to Electric Utility Service in North Carolina ORDER CONSOLIDATING DOCKETS BY THE COMMISSION: On August 2, 2019, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC (DEC), filed a Petition for Ap  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Carolinas
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 23 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-7): In the Matter of Transfer of Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Ownership Interests in Generating Facilities from Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, to Northbrook Carolina Hydro II, LLC, and Northbrook Tuxedo, LLC ORDER ISSUING CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY AND ACCEPTING REGISTRATION STATEMENTS BY THE COMMISSION: On July 5, 2018, Duke Energy Ca  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, for Adjustment of Rates and Charges Applicable to Electric Service in North Carolina In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, for Adjustment of Rates and Charges Applicable to Electric Service in North Carolina ORDER REQUIRING FILING OF LEGIBLE EXHIBITS BY THE CHAIR: On September 30, 2019, Duke E  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Duke Energy Progress
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (Docket No. E-2): In the Matter of Application of Duke Energy Progress, LLC, Pursuant to N.C.G.S. Sec.62-133.2 and Commission Rule R8-55 Regarding Fuel and Fuel-Related Cost Adjustments for Electric Utilities ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO RECEIVE TESTIMONY INTO EVIDENCE AND AMEND TRANSCRIPT BY THE CHAIR: On June 20, 2019, the Commission issued an Order scheduling the above-captioned matter for he  more

N.C. Utilities Commission Issues Order Involving Teleport Communications America
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- The North Carolina Utilities Commission issued the following order (or Docket No. P-1547): In the Matter of Petition of Teleport Communications America, LLC for Review of Pooling Administrator's Denial of Application for Numbering Resources ORDER GRANTING NUMBERING RESOURCES BY THE COMMISSION: On October 28, 2019, Teleport Communications America, LLC (Teleport) submitted a request to the Pooling Administrator (PA) for the assignment of a one thousand number  more

Nevada Utility Selects Sensus Technology for Smart Water Deployment
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Sensus, a subsidiary of Xylem, issued the following news release: Known as "Biggest Little City in the World," Reno, Nevada is famous for its casinos. However, the city's water utility isn't gambling on outdated systems to deliver around-the-clock service to residents. As a community-owned water provider with more than 400,000 customers across Reno and the greater Washoe County region, Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) decided to double down on smart wat  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Announces 400 New Jobs in Chapel Hill for Healthcare Technology Operations Center
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Well will invest $3 million in Orange County * * * Well Dot, Inc., (Well) a fast-growing healthcare technology company will locate a new operations center in Chapel Hill, creating 400 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $3 million in Orange County. "Healthcare and information technology are areas where North Carolina excels, because of our strong w  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Holds Roundtable on Need for Significant Pay Raises, More Respect for Educators
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Cooper met with teachers in Durham to talk about the need for a significant pay raise. They discussed the need for more classroom resources and the need for a decent raise to keep North Carolina competitive for high quality good teachers. "Teachers are responsible for setting up students for success and creating a brighter future for our state," Governor Cooper said. "We mus  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Offers Reward for Murder in Northampton County
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Robert Pane Hale, aka "Cowboy", age 67, in Gaston, North Carolina. On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 11:27 p.m. Mr. Hale was shot and killed in the Hardee's parking lot on Lawrenceville  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Pardons Two Turkeys at Second Annual Turkey Pardon
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Roy Cooper pardoned two turkeys in a ceremony at the North Carolina Executive Mansion. In his remarks, Gov. Cooper remarked on the importance of gratitude, and his own thankfulness for the many educators, first responders, military servicemembers and public servants here in North Carolina. Gov. Cooper pardoned Orville and Wilbur, two 45-pound toms from Toy Farms in Clinton,  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Receives National Recognition for His Results-Based Leadership
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - Cooper Administration Highlighted by Bipartisan Organization for Commitment to Data and Results in State Budgeting Decisions * * * Governor Roy Cooper was recognized along with four other governors as a Moneyball for Government All Star for his commitment to results and data-driven processes for managing taxpayer dollars. "In North Carolina, we know that investing in programs th  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper Signs Two Bills Into Law
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 18 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Today, Governor Cooper signed the following bills into law: * Senate Bill 356: DOT Cash and Accountability * House Bill 200: 2019 Storm Recovery/ Var. Budget Corrections Governor Cooper's spokesperson, Ford Porter, shared the following statement on House Bill 200: "This legislation helps families recovering from Dorian and previous storms, especially those left behind by the federal go  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper to Honor Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten With Rural Leadership Award
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Governor Roy Cooper announced that Larry Wooten will be the first recipient of the North Carolina Rural Leadership Award. Governor Cooper and Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will present the award at a reception on Wednesday, November 20 at 5:30 PM at the Executive Mansion. Larry Wooten will retire from his longtime post as president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau at the end of t  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: Disaster Preparedness Funding to Rural Health Care Providers Better Prepare for Disasters
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: * * * - 23 providers serving 34 counties will get funds for generators, building repairs and other supplies * * * Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Office of Rural Health (ORH) has awarded 23 grants for disaster preparedness to health care providers affected by Hurricane Florence. The grants will support safety ne  more

North Carolina Gov. Cooper: State Funds $600,000 Grant for Hyde County Housing Assistance After Hurricane Dorian
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Gov. Roy Cooper, D-North Carolina, issued the following news release: Hyde County Commissioners voted to accept a $600,000 state-funded grant this week to allow for more aid for Hurricane Dorian survivors. This is the first installment of state assistance for Hyde County. "Hurricane Dorian caused significant destruction on Ocracoke Island, and these state funds will help those left without a home," said Governor Cooper. "We remain committed to rebuilding st  more

North Carolina Lt. Gov. Forest Issues Statement Regarding Atlantic Coast Pipeline
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, R-North Carolina, issued the following statement in regard to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline: "In light of yesterday's released report, it is clear that the FBI Public Corruption Unit should be involved. "Governor Cooper's top aide left an email and text trail that shows the Cooper administration lied. The CEO of Duke Energy says she met face-to-face, alone, with the Governor; the Governor denies such a meeting took place. "Someone is lyin  more

North Carolina Ports Goes Live With Navis General Cargo and Billing Modules
OAKLAND, North Carolina, Nov. 22 -- North Carolina State Ports issued the following news: Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, and the provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world's leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, announced that North Carolina Ports has gone live with N4 General Cargo and N4 Billing at its Port of Wilmington and Port of Morehead City. These go-lives are the first phase of a full N4 imple  more

North Carolina's October Employment Figures Released
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- The North Carolina Department of Commerce issued the following news release: The state's seasonally adjusted October unemployment rate was 4.0 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from September's revised rate. The national rate increased 0.1 of a percentage point to 3.6 percent. North Carolina's October 2019 unemployment rate increased 0.3 of a percentage point from a year ago. The number of people employed increased 12,594 over the month to 4,924,  more

Organic Sandwiches Create Quantum Wells for Next Generation Electronics: Duke University
DURHAM, North Carolina, Nov. 19 [TNSscientificresearch-Nature Chemistry journal] -- Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering issued the following news: * * * - Computational models created by Duke Engineers help researchers probe the properties of a new class of hybrid perovskite materials * * * Materials scientists at Duke University have used their electronic structure based materials modeling software on a supercomputer to help demonstrate the advantages of incorporating uncooperativ  more

Pancreatic Cancer Tumor Classification Could Optimize Treatment Choices: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 23 [TNSmedicalresearch-Clinical Cancer Research journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A study from the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center could help predict resistance to treatments for pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancer types. In Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, researchers led by UNC Lineber  more

Polygenic Risk Score Improves Psychosis Risk Prediction, Study Finds: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 21 [TNSsociologyresearch-American Journal of Psychiatry] -- The University of North Carolina's School of Medicine issued the following news release: A new study led by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has found that that using a polygenic risk score (PRS) based on data from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) improves psychosis risk prediction in persons meeting clinical high-risk criteria. "Previous studies reported the polyge  more

Public Schools of N.C.: Six Districts Share $73 Million in Construction Grants
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Public Schools of North Carolina issued the following news release: North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson has announced that $73 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Camden, Graham, Hertford, Northampton, Rutherford and Wilson counties. The grant awards will allow for construction of new school buildings in these economically distressed areas. "This is the third year thes  more

Qorvo RF Fusion 5G Portfolio Wins 2019 WEAA Product of the Year Award
GREENSBORO, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Qorvo, a provider of advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications, issued the following news release: Qorvo(R) (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced that the Qorvo RF Fusion(TM) 5G Portfolio has won the 2019 Product of the Year from ASPENCORE's World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA) in the RF/Wireless/Microwave category. The award recognizes   more

Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority: October Passenger Volume Increases by Double-Digits
MORRISVILLE, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority issued the following news release: RDU continues to experience double-digit growth in passenger volume. 634,000 passengers flew out of RDU last month compared to 574,000 in October 2018, an 11.3 percent year-over-year increase. "As more people fly through RDU, we are continuously looking for ways to improve customer experience," said Michael Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. "Passengers   more

Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2 Brings New Tooling to Cloud-Native Development
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 19 -- Red Hat, a provider of open source software solutions, issued the following news release: * * * - Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2 enhances the developer experience with new features like air-gapped installs, support for Visual Studio Code extensions, and an updated user interface * * * Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the release of Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces 2, a cloud-native development workflow for d  more

Research Administration Announces Grants for Faculty, Staff Projects: Western Carolina University
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: The following is a compilation of grants awarded at Western Carolina University during October 2019. The list is presented in unedited form, courtesy of WCU's Office of Research Administration. Title: Highlands Nature Center's STEM Outreach Program for Schools PI: James Costa Funder: Highlands Biological Foundation Amount: $60,000 Description: to provide more than 40 different science progr  more

Researchers Find KRAS Gene Mutation Differences Have Implications for Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: University of North Carolina
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, Nov. 19 [TNSmedicalresearch-Cancer Discovery journal] -- The University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news: A new study from University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers reveals important findings about how a common genetic mutation in pancreatic cancer works to drive tumor growth. In the journal Cancer Discovery, researchers led by UNC Lineberger's Channing Der, PhD, and Aaron Hobbs  more

University of Lynchburg Names WCU's Former Provost Its 11th President
CULLOWHEE, North Carolina, Nov. 20 -- Western Carolina University issued the following news release: Alison Morrison-Shetlar, who served as chief executive officer of Western Carolina University for 18 months, soon will be the top leader of an institution of higher education without the terms "acting" or "interim" as part of her title. The University of Lynchburg announced Monday, Nov. 18, that Morrison-Shetlar will become the institution's 11th president beginning in July of 2020. She will su  more

Virtual Reality Would Make Attending Therapy Easier for Stroke Survivors: North Carolina State University
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Nov. 23 [TNSmedicalresearch-Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation journal] -- North Carolina State University issued the following news release: Researchers have created a virtual reality clinic to make it easier for stroke survivors to attend their physical and occupational therapy sessions. Results from a proof-of-concept study suggest that the technology - and the social connection it facilitates - are effective at encouraging therapy participation. "Phys  more