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Iowa State To Host Forensic Science Center of Excellence

Iowa State University and several other partner institutions will become home to a new national forensic science center of excellence, funded by a five-year, potentially $20 million grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Illinois State Taps Partner for Major Data Transformation Work

As part of a multi-year initiative to replace "aging technology systems and allow for easier reporting and data analysis, Illinois State University has gone public with its use of data movement software.

New Digital Signage Platform Aims To Offer More Communication Options

A consortium of companies is offering a new digital signage platform designed to improve communication and safety in both K-12 and higher education.

MIT Signs $25 Million Research Alliance with Private Partner

MIT has signed a five-year, $25 million deal with Dutch-company Royal Philips N.V. to support research initiatives in two of the company's primary areas, healthcare technology and digital lighting.



Report: Chromebook Shipments To Grow 27 percent in 2015

Chromebook sales in 2015 will increase 27 percent over 2014 shipments to hit 7.3 million, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Hitachi Intros New HDBaseT Projectors

The CP-WU8461 and CP-WU8451 LCD projectors both offer HDBaseT Ultra HD video networking capability along with 60 percent improved contrast, WUXGA resolution and other enhancements.

LoudCloud Updates Competency Ed Platform with Simplified Course Authoring, Expanded LTI Compliance

LoudCloud Systems has updated its competency-based education platform, Fastrak, with an improved user experience, simplified course authoring and "paths" for students and teachers, among other enhancements.

Brandeis U Goes 'Conflict-Free' with Computer Buying

Brandeis University is the 19th institution worldwide to sign on to ensure that the computers and electronic equipment the university buys have no connection to the mining sector of conflict-ridden areas, such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mount Holyoke College Kicks Off Hybrid Teacher-Leader Development Program

Massachusetts' Mount Holyoke College is introducing online and face-to-face educator programs intended to train teachers how to be more effective in their own schools.

UCLA Opens New Center for Global Digital Cultures

The University of California, Los Angeles has opened the UC Center for Global Digital Cultures, an academic hub for University of California scholars interested in examining the implications of digital technologies on education, politics, labor, identity and economics around the world.