The college's new map, complete with 3D renderings, can be accessed via a Web portal or a mobile app.
The National Institutes of Health has just made a major investment in the use of "big data" in healthcare. Eleven institutions from California to Pennsylvania have received grants to pursue centers of excellence in multiple areas as part of BD2K, the Big Data to Knowledge initiative.
Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.
Multiple institutions that are part of the State University of New York System are choosing to outsource the build out of wireless connectivity in their residence dorms. SUNY Buffalo State, with nearly 11,000 students, will be working with Apogee, a company that specifically manages campus residential networks.
Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, AZ has implemented a software-defined storage system that has freed it from vendor lock-in and resulted in significant cost savings.
The inaugural Maker Faire in Cambridge, MA, featured everything from demonstrations of DIY DNA to 3D Printing.
Game development students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology will get hands-on experience with eye tracking tech thanks to the institution's partnership with Tobii Technology.
The University of Western Ontario has implemented a hybrid storage appliance to ensure continuous availability of its online video lectures.
Stanford Graduate School of Business is implementing the LMS Canvas for its management education programs, including its MBA.
Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, NY, has completed a 2,085-kilowatt solar installation designed to provide 11 percent of the institution's energy needs.