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    2014 Headlines

    UNC and Nvidia collaborate on ‘pinlight display’ augmented reality breakthrough - ExtremeTech (8/7/14)

    NVIDIA and UNC cook up truly immersive AR wearable - SlashGear (8/6/14)

    CUBE Partners with College of Arts & Sciences and School of JOMC - UNC Student Affairs (6/6/14)

    UCF Receives Nearly $2 Million for Defense Research - UCF Today (5/29/14)

    For Bishop, Maze Day means 'doing something that matters' - University Gazette (5/13/14)

    How a hacker slumber party gets girls into code - (5/7/14)

    Taylor Recognized With Inventor of the Year Award - (5/1/14)

    Maimone Honored with 2014 Timothy L. Quigg Award - (4/23/14)

    IBM's $5bn gamble: revolutionary computer turns 50 - The Telegraph (4/7/14)

    Reiter named IEEE Fellow - (4/1/14)

    UNC Junior named Goldwater Scholar - UNC Campus Updates (3/31/14)

    Undergraduate student's research featured on UNC TV - (2/25/14)

    Kitware Receives Funding to Develop an Innovative Method for Quantifying Lung Cancer Markers in Longitudinal CT Studies - PRWeb (2/19/14)

    Human Interactions, Robotic Solutions - UNC Health Care (2/6/14)

    Robots in Clinical and Home Environments - American Scientist (2/3/14)

    UNC alumnus awarded 2014-2015 Churchill Scholarship - UNC News (1/27/14)

    UCF College of Nursing Receives $1M from Florida Hospital for Endowed Chair - UCF Today (1/22/14)

    Students address community issues through popular service-learning course - Carolina Center for Public Service (1/2/14)

    2013 Headlines

    UNC CS Partners with Pebble Education Project - (12/19/13)

    Anderson named fellow of Association for Computing Machinery - UNC College of Arts and Sciences (12/13/13)

    Graduate student, faculty members receive Marr Prize - (12/12/13)

    New distinguished professors honored at fall reception - UNC College of Arts and Sciences (11/27/2013)

    Grant to further cyber security research - Durham News (9/12/2013)

    Grant to further cyber security research - Chapel Hill News (9/12/2013)

    $5.8 million NSF cyber security grant awarded to UNC, partners - UNC College of Arts and Sciences (8/19/13)

    NSF invests $20 million in large projects to keep the nation's cyberspace secure and trustworthy - (8/15/13)

    Triangle researchers work to make science, other data accessible - News & Observer (7/29/13)

    Computer science graduate students win Google Fellowships - UNC College of Arts and Sciences (6/20/13)

    Radio Interview with Dr. Ron Alterovitz "Computational Robotics" - Radio In Vivo (6/19/13)

    2012 Headlines

    Brandenburg Receives National Honors for Dissertation Research - UNC Graduate School News (12/17/12)

    Winners of 2012 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards Announced - Council of Graduate Schools News Release (12/13/12)

    Baruah named IEEE Fellow - (11/27/12)

    Craft and Joseph-Nicholas Named First DIL/IAH Faculty Fellows - Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative (11/20/12)

    What Will the Future Be Like? (segment begins at 30:52) - NOVA ScienceNow (11/14/12)

    CEO: Morphormics to stay put in Durham - Triangle Business Journal - Triangle Biz Blog (7/18/12)

    UNC spin-off sold for $5.7M - Triangle Business Journal - Triangle Biz Blog (7/18/12)

    Chapel Hill medtech firm Morphormics is sold for $5.7M - WRALtechwire (7/17/12)

    UNC spin-off Morphormics acquired for $5.7 million - News & Observer .biz blog (7/17/12)

    Accuray to Acquire Morphormics, Inc. - Accuray News Release (7/16/12)

    New privacy threats unveiled by 2012 PETs award winner - Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, News Release (7/12/12)

    Alumnus to receive ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award - (7/3/12)

    Coble wins College management award - UNC College of Arts & Sciences (1/27/12)

    Marc Levoy To Give Keynote Speech At UNC Hooding Ceremony - (1/22/12)

    Speaker for hooding event will be Google’s Marc Levoy - Daily Tar Heel (1/19/12)

    Flintstones, Google, electrical engineering show Hooding speaker's creativity, experience - UNC Campus Updates (1/16/12)

    Computer science researcher to speak at doctoral hooding - UNC News Release (1/10/12)

    2011 Headlines

    UNC scientist recognized by international computing society - UNC College of Arts & Sciences (12/22/11)

    Electronics institute honors five (Campus Briefs) - Durham Herald-Sun (12/12/11)

    National group recognizes five for fellowship program - Daily Tar Heel (12/1/11)

    Electronics institute honors five computer scientists - UNC News Release (11/30/11)

    New BeingThere Centre shows the possibilities of 3-D communication - UNC College of Arts & Sciences (November 2011)

    Planet You: Feature on iSpy (begins at 4:05) - Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada (11/3/11)

    Screen-spy program can read texts and emails - - also mentioned on ACM TechNews (11/2/11)

    UNC computer scientist inducted into Hall of Fame - UNC News Release (10/4/11)

    Diane Pozefsky named to WITI Hall of Fame - (10/4/11)

    Kinect Hack Creates Actual 3D Telepresence - (6/4/11)

    Researchers hack Kinect for glasses-free 3D teleconferencing (video) - (6/2/11)

    UNC student channels power of Wii for physical therapy - Daily Tar Heel (4/12/11)

    1,000 days, 2 million books read, 150 countries - Spotlight story (week of 4/11/11)

    The International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2010 - Science (2/18/11)

    Gallery: 10 Stunning Science Visualizations - (2/17/11)

    Visualizing Science - (2/17/11)

    Visions of science go viral - (2/16/11)

    More than 2 million books read on Tar Heel Reader - (2/11/11)

    Creative Collaborations: Breathing Relief - Carolina Arts & Sciences magazine (February 2011)

    Faculty elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - UNC News Release (1/11/11)

    Rome can be built in a day - Spotlight story (week of 1/10/11)

    2010 Headlines

    Researchers Create 3-D Models With Flickr Photos - The Chronicle of Higher Education (Wired Campus) (12/10/10)

    Flickr Hack Makes 3D Model of Any City in a Day - (11/29/10)

    Computer scientists create 3D models using millions of 2D images - (11/29/10)

    UNC researchers develop a system for creating 3D models using images pulled from Flickr, off-the-shelf components - (11/28/10)

    UNC Unveils New 3-D Modeling Technique - 1360 WCHL(11/27/10)

    3-D mashup of Rome from Flickr pics - (11/27/10)

    How Rome Was Built In A Day Using A Home PC - (11/26/10)

    PC 'rebuilds Rome in a day' using pictures from Flickr - BBC News Technology (11/25/10)

    UNC researchers create 3D models from online photo databases - (11/24/10)

    Flickr photos used to create 3D city models - (11/23/10)

    Worth a thousand million words: Researchers create 3-D models from online photo databases - (11/23/10)

    Teaching Medical Robots - U.S. News and World Report (11/22/10)

    Worth a thousand million words: Researchers create 3D models from online photo databases - UNC News Release (11/22/10)

    Kelly Ward: Climbing 'the golden stair' - University Gazette, UNC College of Arts & Sciences (11/17/10)

    UNC scientist recognized for contributions to medical image computing - UNC News Release (10/5/10)

    Scientist recognized for contributions to medical image computing - (9/29/10)

    National Research Council doctoral rankings highlight multiple UNC-Chapel Hill strengths - UNC News Release (9/28/10)

    Google instant - useful or annoying? - (9/13/10)

    NC Scientists Helping Soldiers - News & Observer (also in the Charlotte Observer) (8/30/10)

    Interactive Geometric Sound Propagation - (8/17/10)

    Plaisted recognized for work in theorem proving - (8/13/10)

    Myths about computer science cause missed opportunities for students - University Gazette (8/11/10)

    Master Planner: Fred Brooks Shows How to Design Anything - Wired (7/28/10)

    The Grill: Fred Brooks - (6/7/10)

    Computer science professor Gary Bishop finds his calling as a ‘geek for good’ and makes life a bit better for others - University Gazette (5/12/10)

    Innovator: Fred Brooks - (4/23/10)

    The Design of Design: Essays from a Computer Scientist - College of Arts & Sciences News (4/15/10)

    UNC Computer Science tied for 20th overall in computer science graduate program rankings by U.S. News and World Report - (4/15/10)

    U.S. News & World Report ranks multiple UNC schools, specialties - UNC News Release (4/15/10)

    Two UNC computer scientists win virtual reality awards - UNC News Release (4/6/10)

    Website created by UNC professor helps disabled teens read - Daily Tar Heel (3/29/10)

    Building Airplanes on a Computer - LiveScience (3/25/10)

    Brooks receives 2010 IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award - (3/25/10)

    Lin receives 2010 IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award - (3/25/10)

    Over 1 million books read on Tar Heel Reader - (3/3/10)

    MegaWatt Solar - The State of Things, WUNC (1/19/10)

    Arts and humanities embrace technology - University Gazette - see page 3 (1/13/10)

    2009 Headlines

    Research by Touch - Renaissance Computing Institute (12/22/09)

    UNC scientist recognized for work in computer graphics, robotics - UNC News Release (12/9/09)

    Scientist recognized for work in geometric computing, computer graphics and robotics - (12/3/09)

    RENCI to Participate at SC09 - HPCWire (11/11/09)

    Theme-park dummy trick becomes teleconference tool - New Scientist (11/2/09)

    Beam Me to the Faculty Senate - Chronicle of Higher Education (10/18/09)

    New Computer Graphics Systems Give Reality a Convincing Makeover - Scientific American (10/2/09)

    UNC gets $8.6M award for new genetics center - Durham Herald-Sun (9/30/09)

    Graduate student Narain receives Intel PhD Fellowship (9/30/09)

    UNC wins $8.6 million NIH award to establish a Center of Excellence to study underlying causes of psychiatric disorders - UNC News Release (9/29/09)

    Virtual Sandtable - Military Photos - (9/14/09)

    SIGGRAPH 2009 Adds New Focus on Music & Audio - (7/24/09)

    UNC-CH computer scientist receives $200,000 Microsoft fellowship - Local Tech Wire (7/15/09)

    UNC computer scientist receives Microsoft faculty fellowship - UNC News Release (7/15/09)

    Lazebnik receives Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship (7/14/09)

    Picture This! - Boeing Frontiers magazine (June 2009) (PDF)

    Reiter provides input on President Obama's cybersecurity initiative - College of Arts & Sciences News (June 2009)

    Inside These Lenses, a Digital Dimension - New York Times (4/25/09)

    Scientist recognized for computer security innovations - Local Tech Wire (1/27/09)

    UNC scientist recognized for computer security - Tech Journal South (1/22/09)

    Scientist recognized for innovations in computer security - College of Arts & Sciences news (January 2009)

    2008 Headlines

    Video from the dedication of the Brooks Computer Science Building

    Another honor for UNC computer science pioneer Fred Brooks: His name on a building - Local Tech Wire (10/24/08)

    Brooks Building dedication on Friday (Oct. 24) to honor computer science pioneer - UNC News Release (10/23/08)

    UNC Spin-Off Company Receives $2 Million Grant To Market Cancer Treatment Technology - Medical News Today (9/8/08)

    UNC spinoff lands $2 million grant - Triangle Business Journal (9/5/08)

    Groups question UNC's defense department ties - Daily Tar Heel (3/25/08)

    2007 Headlines

    Graduate Student Receives Marr Prize - News Release (11/16/07)

    Hettleman Prize winners span the arts and sciences at UNC - UNC News Release (9/14/07)

    Ming C. Lin named Beverly W. Long Distinguished Professor (July 2007)

    Real-Time Sound Synthesis and Propagation for Games - article and cover - From Communications of the ACM (July 2007) (permission required)

    Computer Security Expert Michael Reiter Joins UNC’s Department of Computer Science - News Release (6/29/07)

    Brooks honored with Harvard Centennial Medal - News Brief (6/27/07)

    2007 Computer Science Commencement Photos

    Virtual Microscopy - Turning Bystanders Into Players - eAdvances - NIBIB (5/7/07)

    Computer science professor Weiss receives UNC’s Thomas Jefferson Award - UNC News Release (4/30/07)

    Computer science, business grads snag highest average salaries - From the Daily Tar Heel (4/26/07)

    APPLES make an effort to make a difference - From the Daily Tar Heel (4/11/07)

    Post-9/11 national security, civil liberties, technology explored at April 14 forum - UNC News Release (4/10/07)

    Carolina team to compete in world finals of computer programming contest - UNC News Release (2/6/07)

    Depth Perception - feature on Ramesh Raskar (Ph.D. 2002) - From the Carolina Alumni Review (Jan/Feb 2007)

    Department ranked 10th on CHE's Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (1/16/07)

    2006 Headlines

    Senator doles out $1 million grant to UNC - From the Daily Tar Heel (10/4/06)

    UNC gets $1M grant to improve Army simulators - From the Herald-Sun (10/2/06)

    Computer science scholar Manocha named Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason professor - UNC News Release (6/12/06)

    High performance FFT on GPUs - From Slashdot (5/29/06)

    Reed to Co-Chair PCAST Networking and IT Subcommittee - RENCI News Release (4/17/06)

    2006 U.S. News & World Report rankings (3/31/06)

    RENCI’s Dan Reed Named to Presidential Council of Advisors - RENCI News Release (2/28/06)

    2005 Headlines

    UNC computer science prof gets $625,000 fellowship (requires registration) - From the Triangle Business Journal (10/19/05)

    Computer science faculty member receives $625,000 fellowship for algorithm work - UNC News Release (10/18/05)

    Graphics processors supercharge everyday apps - From tom's hardware guide (6/30/05)

    Impressive Benchmarks: Sorting with a GPU - From Slashdot (6/29/05)

    Commerce gives Commerce scoop on Bill Lee Act - mention of Wei Wang (requires registration, link goes to correct page) - From the Triangle Business Journal (6/10/05)

    Computer scientist receives first Microsoft faculty fellowship - UNC News Release (5/27/05)

    Navigating visual impairment maze (not available online) - From the Herald-Sun (4/27/05)

    Story about Maze Day on NBC17 (4/26/05)

    2004 Headlines

    Big Blue's New Chapter - opinion column mentioning Dr. Fred Brooks (not available online) - From the News & Observer (12/9/04)

    Jason McC. Smith interviewed about Facetop on "Computers 2K4" (not available online) - 850 the Buzz (7/11/04)

    Transparent Desktop Opens Doors - From Wired News (7/9/04)
    - Also linked from (7/12/04)

    Facetop: Ghostly Videoconferencing - From Gizmodo (7/2/04)

    Interface blends screen and video - From Technology Research News (6/30/04)

    UNC to test 3-D video - From the Herald-Sun (6/23/04)

    Organizer pulls giant blood collection together - From the News & Observer (6/20/04)

    Six professors win 2004 Ueltschi Service-Learning Course Development Grants - from the University Gazette (6/16/04)

    UNC’s Bryan Fellows begin summer service projects in North Carolina - UNC News Release (6/15/04)

    Giving back: It's in her blood - from the University Gazette (5/19/04)

    Daniel Reed to head Information Technology - from the University Gazette (5/19/04)

    Seeing Eye to Eye - Facetop puts partners on the same page - From Endeavors (Spring 2004)
    - Reprinted in the University Gazette (6/16/04)

    Toy Power - From Endeavors (Spring 2004)

    2004 Department Commencement Ceremony - with pictures! (5/10/04)

    Department Commencement Information (4/30/04)
    - Link to University Commencement Information

    Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series presents John Laird (4/26/04)

    Dr. Gary Bishop receives Ueltschi Grant (4/14/04)

    Sneak Peeks at Tomorrow's Office - Greg Welch - From BusinessWeek Online (4/13/04)

    Q&A With Frederick Brooks, Director Of IBM 360 Project - From InformationWeek (4/12/04)

    Mainframe Milestone - Fred Brooks - From the News & Observer (4/7/04)

    System/360 paid off for IBM - Fred Brooks - From the Durham Herald-Sun (4/7/04)

    Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Jonathan Turner (4/5/04)

    More than a game - Science Carolina Web site (4/2/04)

    National grant funds ‘3-D telepresence technology’ research to aid medical professionals at remote sites - UNC News Services Release - (3/31/04)
    - Link to story on the College of Arts & Sciences Web site (4/2/04)
    - Link to story in the University Gazette (4/7/04)

    New Summer Courses (COMP 190): Web Engineering, Perl Programming (3/29/04)

    Triangle Computer Science Distinguished Lecturer Series presents Stuart Russell (3/29/04)

    Staff member Sandra Neely creates a work of art honoring the department (2/4/04)

    Dr. Daniel A. Reed named UNC's first Kenan Eminent Professor (12/17/03)

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