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Avoiding the Pitfalls of AV Planning

"AV in education is a long-term investment for everyone," according to audiovisual expert Scott Walker. In this interview with Campus technology, he explains how to give that investment the best chance of success and reveals the kinds of problems that can sometimes get in the way that success, especially in the planning stages.

100 Gigabit Network Proposal Gets Federal Funding

The national broadband plan promoted in March by the Federal Communications Commission just received a federal boost. A group of national research and education networking organizations will be the recipients of $62.5 million from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Balancing Sustainability and Economic Reality

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is adopting an aggressive, all-encompassing stance to become as green as possible, recouping expenses with long-term energy savings.

10 Ways To Cut Campus Costs with Technology

IT organizations at American colleges and universities are getting clever with cost cutting. Two IT leaders share some of the small, creative tactics they've used to save hundreds of thousands of dollars for their schools while actually managing to improve services for their constituents.

U Chicago Tries Energy Management in Medical Data Center

The University of Chicago has implemented a new energy management system in one of its data facilities and adjoining offices.

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How To Create Great AV Learning Spaces

Designing and implementing successful AV facilities requires the collaborative effort of a number of participants with varied interests, backgrounds, skills, and agendas. AV specialist Michael David Leiboff lays out the roles and responsibilities of those who plan and design successful technology-enabled classrooms.

Harvard Tries Air Efficiency System in New Green Building

Harvard Law School is implementing a new air efficiency system in a building that's expected to receive LEED Gold Certification.

Campus Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Effort

As part of Dartmouth College's renewed commitment to sustainability and the environment, the institution is focusing on coordinating the efforts of its undergraduate community and its graduate schools.

A High-Tech Barn Raising

At Purdue University, the Community Cluster Program is changing the way high-performance computers are built and maintained. By pooling their resources and contributing nodes to a centralized facility, faculty and researchers have access to much greater computing power that’s maintained for them by central computing staff. And they are invited to join about 300 people who roll up their sleeves and help construct a supercomputer in a single day’s “barn raising” event. Campus Technology asked VP of IT/CIO Gerry McCartney how it all works…

U Nebraska Upgrades to High-Def Production Gear for Giant Screens

A Nebraska university has moved to fiber optic audio and video equipment as part of a high-definition upgrade in its athletics production facilities.