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Acer Intros Slim Touchscreen Notebook

Acer America is rolling out a lightweight touchscreen notebook that can last up to 10 hours in the classroom without a recharge.

Rafter Launches Books in Tuition Service

Rafter, a company that specializes in course materials management, has launched Rafter360, a new service that promises to deliver all class materials to a student upon registration for a course.

Finalists in Fluke Connect Student Contest Announced

The winner of the competition will be the college team that does its best to demonstrate the use of Fluke’s wireless testing tools.

Southern U Beefs up Tech for Career Services

Baton Rouge's Southern University is building a new multi-purpose technology center to beef up the abilities of its Career Services Center.



California Research and Education Network Gets 100-Gigabit Backbone

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California has upgraded the core backbone of the California Research and Education Network to 100 gigabits per second.

Campus Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual expenditures on surveillance and access control systems in education will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

Hewlett Grants $45 Million to Berkeley, MIT, Stanford for Cyber Security Policy Work

A private foundation is getting into the field of cyber security with $45 million in grants for three institutions that will use the funding for new initiatives to spark analysis of cyber security policies.

U.S. Students Rule in Annual Student Cyber Security Challenge

For the sixth year in a row Carnegie Mellon's students dominated the scoreboard for Capture the Flag at last week's 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week.

Youngstown State U Deploys New LMS with Custom Rostering Tool

Youngstown State University will deploy a new learning environment along with an auto-rostering tool built specifically for its needs.

Earth Science Project To Consume 83 Million Processor Hours

Scientists from seven institutions will be consuming 83 million processor hours from a supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory to better understand why astronomical bodies, including the Earth, generate self-sustaining, large-scale magnetic fields.