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News 07-10-2001

Syllabus Keynote to Participate in Panel Discussion

Syllabus2001 is pleased to present an interactive panel discussion featuring respected keynote speaker Janet Murray. In addition to the traditional keynote address, Murray, author of Hamlet on the Holodeck: The Future of Narrative in Cyberspace, will participate in a panel discussion and facilitated Q&A moderated by Syllabus Scholar Robert Cavalier. Murray will discuss new uses of interactive technology for creating human-computer environments that address age-old issues in the humanities and explore the technical and pedagogical issues involved in constructing and using software-based video and animations in interactive settings.

For more information about Syllabus2001, to be held in Santa Clara, Calif. July 20-24, visit

Vsyndicate, Enables College Newspapers to Share Stories

Digital Partners Inc., a provider of technology and marketing services for online college newspapers, recently announced the launch of Vsyndicate, a program that allows newspapers that are members of the Digital Partners Network to electronically syndicate news stories to other network members. Member newspapers can search a common database of stories from dozens of other Digital Partners Network newspapers and select stories for use on their online newspapers.

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XanEdu and The Economist to Launch CoursePacks

XanEdu and The Economist recently announced a joint education initiative that will make available by Fall 2001 digital CoursePacks guided by editorial content from The Economist. The CoursePacks will allow university professors to draw from content at The Economist and integrate it with XanEdu's archive of commercial and scholarly journals, periodicals, newspapers, books, dissertations, primary literature works, and academic collections. Student use of the CoursePacks will also include a 10-week print subscription to the international newsweekly.

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Electronic Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer

Rensselaer's new electronic media and performing arts center will serve the campus, the region, and the international arts community, providing five venues for performance-ranging from a 1,200 seat auditorium to a suite of sophisticated experimental spaces--as well as audiovisual production studios, multimedia exhibition galleries, and facilities for artists in residence. The $50 million project, encompassing approximately 160,000 square feet, is scheduled to break ground in spring 2002 and open in autumn 2003.

For more information on Rensselaer and its electronic media and performing arts center, the public may visit the
university's web site at

Verizon Laboratories Designates 'Center of Excellence' for 2001

Verizon Communications today designated a telecommunications program at Polytechnic University in Brooklyn as a "Center of Excellence" for 2001 in signaling and network management technologies. The designation, which was given to the Center for Advanced Technology inTelecommunications (CATT), is the first awarded by Verizon Laboratories to an outside organization. The center, which is supported by the New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR), has a long-standing partnership with Verizon and its predecessor companies--Bell Atlantic and GTE.

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IT Lecture

A free lecture by Saskia Sassen, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, will be offered Monday, July 16 from 6:00pm-8:00pmm at UC Berkeley Alumni House Toll Room. Professor Sassen willspeak along with John Seeley Brown, Chief Scientist of the Xerox Corporation and Whitfield Diffie, Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., on the topic of "IT, Cooperation and Conflict Across Boundaries."

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Enterasys Donates $1 Million to Morgan State

Enterasys Networks recently announced the donation of $1 million in networking equipment to Morgan State University. A significant portion of the donation will be utilized by the University's Earl G. Graves School of Business in the creation of the Enterasys Learning Lab, a simulated network lab designed for practical student learning in the School's Information Science and Systems Department (INNS).?The Enterasys Learning Lab, scheduled to open in the Fall 2001 school year, will enable business students to learn about different networking technologies in a hands-on setting.?In addition to the technology donation, Enterasys will also provide consulting services to the professors utilizing the Learning Lab at Morgan State University.? Enterasys engineers will train instructors on Enterasys networking equipment to aid the professors in developing their own course curriculum.

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Hands-On Training in Web Accessibility

The World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) recently announced the availability of two half-day Web Accessibility seminars for Web professionals in the Washington D.C. area. The two events will take place July 10th 2001 from 8:00AM to 12:00 PM and 1:30 to 5:30 PM at the Washington Convention Center Authority 900 Ninth Street, NW Washington, D.C. The four hour, hands-on seminars will provide Web professionals, including those from Federal Agencies, with the training, tools, and resources to build accessible Websites which need to meet Section 508 standards.

The seminar is the result of collaboration between the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW), Macromedia and Compaq Computer Corporation. Each party brings their expertise to the project - attendees will learn vendor neutral Web accessibility skills using curriculum developed by WOW, how to create and retrofit web sites with the new 508 Accessibility Suite for Macromedia Dreamweaver 4 and UltraDev 4, developed by UsableNet in partnership with Macromedia, using Compaq's award-winning iPAQ Desktop PCs and TFT flat-panel displays.

For more information about WOW's Web Accessibility and other related Web courses visit:

Don't Miss These Upcoming Events from 101communications:

TDWI World Conference, Summer 2001, Anaheim, CA, August 12-17.
No-Nonsense Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Education.
For more information, please visit:

MCP TechMentor Fall in San Francisco, September 4-8. Bridge
the distance between Windows NT and Windows 2000. Onsite
Testing Available! Visit

XML One & Web Services One - September 30-October 4, San
Jose, CA.
Online registration now open!

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