Kenan Scholars Take On the Capitol

Friday, February 9, 2018

It’s not every day that students can walk through the halls of state government and shake hands with policymakers, but on January 26, a group of Kenan Scholars did just that. More

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Hosts 2018 Investment Outlook Forum

Thursday, December 21, 2017

On Thursday, December 14, leaders in public finance, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and investment management convened at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill to discuss 2018 investment challenges and opportunities. The 2018 Investment Outlook forum was sponsored by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise More

MBA Kenan Scholars Present Culmination of Their Research

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The scholars presented summaries of their research to a full room at the Kenan Center on Wednesday, December 6.  In all, audience members learned about nine projects, from measuring the cost of renewable energy options to determining whether a farm machinery company's products are suited to the agricultural environment of Zambia. More

Kenan Institute Explores the Financial Impact of the Opioid Crisis

Friday, December 8, 2017

Each day, 91 Americans die from an opioid overdose.  For Americans under the age of 50, drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death. As grim as these statistics are, they only hint at the devastating effect of the nation's opioid crisis.  In addition to a record number of lives lost, opioids are destroying families, workplaces, and communities around the country, and taking a steep economic toll on existing systems. More

Digital apps. Neural networks. Omnichannel analytics. Pepperoni. Which of these things is not like the others?

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Kenan Institute hosted four dozen students from UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business to hear the Domino’s story from Doyle and Ritch Allison, president of Domino’s International (and Kenan-Flagler alumnus), on Wednesday, November 29, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow Wins Distinguished Young Alum Award

Monday, November 27, 2017

For someone so young, Nick Black (Kenan-Flagler MBA ’13) has racked up more accolades than many people twice his age:  Kenan Institute Leadership Fellow (precursor to the current Kenan Scholars program), Rollie Tillman Leadership Award, and Presidential Leadership Scholar, not to mention the numerous medals he won as a member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. More

Kenan Institute Convenes National Leaders for Inaugural “Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy” Conference

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise hosted the first-ever “Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy” conference at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill October 27. Featuring distinguished scholars, healthcare professionals and business leaders from around the country, the event centered on the effects of America’s aging population on the economy and the resultant need for changes in areas such as real estate, adaptive technologies, pharmaceutical packaging and labeling, healthcare options and workforce policies. Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, delivered the keynote address. More

Governor Roy Cooper Joins Top State Officials, Policymakers and Private Capital Leaders for Inaugural North Carolina Investment Forum

Friday, November 10, 2017

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged private capital investors to work with government policymakers to bolster investment in the state's economy.  His remarks were part of a keynote address to attendees of the first-ever North Carolina Investment Forum, held Wednesday, November 1, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

President’s Announcement Coincides with Kenan Institute Roundtable on Opioid Epidemic

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This afternoon, President Trump is expected to formally declare the nation's opioid abuse epidemic a public health emergency – just as proceedings get underway at the Kenan Center at an expert roundtable discussion on the same topic. More

To Cybersecurity…and Beyond!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

As adults, most of us understand the pitfalls and hazards of being online. But how do we teach our children to take the same caution? One way is to make it fun for them. And researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are doing just that. More