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Westphal College at Drexel Deploys Appliance To Secure and Maintain Computers

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University has implemented a systems management appliance to help the school's five-person IT team install and update software to  ensure all of its computers are up-to-date with the latest patches.

Report: Wearable Interfaces To Become Increasingly Sensor-Based Over Next 5 Years

Over the next five years, mobile and wearable devices will rely less on touchscreen user interfaces and increasingly on sensors, and the next generation of devices and the Internet of Things will drive development of voice, gesture, eye-tracking and other interfaces, according to a new study from ABI Research.

Federal Grants Aim To Improve Efficiencies in Solar Energy

The United States Department of Energy recently awarded $14 million to 10 research institutions as part of its "SunShot" program, which aims to make solar energy as cost-competitive as traditional energy sources before the end of this decade.

Ithaca College Updates Wi-Fi

Ithaca College in New York is upgrading to an 802.11ac wireless network to provide improved bandwidth, density and coverage campus-wide, including 29 academic and administrative buildings.



$2 Million Grant To Fund Davidson College AP Instruction Pilot

Entering its second year, the Davidson Next Initiative in North Carolina is creating a suite of online instructional units to improve student outcomes in difficult AP courses.

EBSCO Partners with OpenAthens for Single Sign-On

EBSCO Information Services has expanded an existing partnership with Eduserv's OpenAthens to provide users with a single sign-on tool to log into an organization's content accounts.

U California Hosts Tech Summit

The University of California will host a summit about technology in higher education on Friday, October 24 in San Francisco.

U Baltimore Card and Access System Boosts Lockdown Ability

The University of Baltimore has adopted an access control system that uses new card readers and smart cards for its 6,500 students.

Educate Online Launches Competency-Based Ed Management Program

Educate Online is offering a new comprehensive product designed to provide technology and services for every aspect of competency-based education.

Radboud U Adopts New Identity Management Software for 25,000 Students

Radboud University has turned to identity management software to gain control over user access to network resources, including secure data.