Recognizing IT's increasing stature as a key element to any business strategy, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) has partnered with technology consulting and market research firm Gartner (Stamford, CT) to launch a Chief Information Officer (CIO) as Full Business Partner program from Oct. 28 to Nov. 2.
Michele Kimpton will lead the new DSpace Foundation, formed by MIT and HP, as its executive director.
Bruce Bible, Ohio University's recently appointed chief information officer, has completed an initial 75-day review of OU's information technology needs. The result is a new IT-management strategy to restructure the central office, designate advisory groups, and identify opportunities to collaborate with IT workers across the university's Athens and regional campuses.
Computer scientist and researcher Robert B. Schnabel has been named dean of Indiana University's School of Informatics. He has succeeded J. Michael Dunn, who retired at the end of June and remains as dean emeritus.
Michael Korcuska will become the Sakai Foundation’s new executive director later this month, leading the Sakai community in the continued development of its open source collaboration and learning environment.
The National Science Foundation awarded Carola Wenk, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Texas-San Antonio, a five-year, $400,000 "Faculty Early Career Development" award to study "geometric shape handling."
Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that computer intelligence pioneer Charles Rich, associate director of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, MA, will join the university's "Interactive Media and Game Development" faculty July 1.
MIT appointed Subra Suresh, a professor of engineering in the its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as the next dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Suresh, who succeeds Professor Thomas Magnanti, will take over July 23.
Following a national search, the University of California, Santa Barbara has appointed Thomas Putnam its associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. Putnam, whose appointment followed a national search, will start Aug. 15.
Ohio University Chief Information Officer Brice Bible presented the Ohio U board of trustees a proposal for strengthening the university's central information technology systems at a cost of $8 million over five years.