News & Media

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Reimagining Healthcare: Three Keynotes from the Business of Health Conference

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December 14, 2018

More than 400 academic researchers, private sector executives, public policy leaders and students convened at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on Friday, Nov. 9, for Business of Health: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare. More

The Power of AI and Blockchain Conference

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December 07, 2018

The Blockchain Club at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School was proud to host the Power of AI and Blockchain conference on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The goal of the conference was to expand student and community understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain topics with a focus on application. More

Rethinc-ing Machine Learning

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December 06, 2018

From healthcare to manufacturing to consumer goods, the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning is quickly becoming indispensable to how we live our lives. Both were the focus of the Rethinc. Machine Learning Symposium on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

10 Years of Excellence in Private Equity Research

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December 06, 2018

On Nov. 1-2, leading practitioners and top researchers from around the world joined together at the tenth annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium in Chapel Hill, NC. Hosted by the Institute for Private Capital, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, the conference has established a reputation as leading the discussion between leading academics and practitioners in the private capital arena. This year’s symposium not only unveiled the latest research insights, but also served as an occasion to look back at ten years of achievements and successes. More

Welcome Class of 2021 Kenan Scholars!

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December 05, 2018

Fifteen students from Kenan-Flagler Business School have been selected as members of the third class of undergraduate Kenan Scholars. The two-and-half-year program, sponsored by the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, brings together business school majors and minors who have exhibited outstanding leadership on campus and in the community. More

Leveraging Aging as an Opportunity for Economic Development

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December 03, 2018

In a recent paper published in the Economic Development Journal, James H. Johnson, Jr., Allan M. Parnell and Huan Lian, researchers from the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, assert that an aging population is an opportunity for economic growth. More

Kenan Institute Hosts SunTrust CEO Bill Rogers

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November 27, 2018

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise was proud to host Bill Rogers, chairman and CEO of SunTrust Banks, at the Kenan Center Monday, Nov. 19. The Kenan Institute hosted Rogers as part of its Dean’s Speaker Series, which is made possible by the Archie K. Davis endowment. During his visit, the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School alumnus met with faculty, staff and students to discuss issues ranging from rural economic development to emerging technologies. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Infinia ML to Host Machine Learning Symposium

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November 13, 2018

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, in partnership with Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and data science to enterprise businesses, will host a cross-sector symposium on Friday, Nov. 30 to advance the field of machine learning. Academic and business leaders will come together with students to connect the possibilities of cutting-edge ML research with the realities of practical implementation. More

Future of Work Summit Provides Intriguing Look into How Work is Changing

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November 06, 2018

Cloud computing. Artificial intelligence. An aging workforce. The global economy. These are just some of the factors that are radically changing how we work. More

Kenan Institute Hosts SBIC, RBIC Workshop to Drive Community Investment

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October 19, 2018

Experts from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) met with bankers and investors to shed light on the unique challenges and advantages of investing in two federal government programs designed to infuse capital into small and rural businesses at the Community Development Investment Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More