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Adelphi U Budget-Neutral Cogen Plant To Reduce Annual Energy Bill by $1.6 Million

Adelphi University in New York is continuing work on a major facilities project that will eventually save the private institution $1.6 million annually on energy.

Knewton Launches Free Learning Content Platform

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

Oral Roberts U Wireless Upgrade to Support Digital Learning

Over the next year, Oral Roberts University will undergo a massive wireless revamp aimed at "academic growth and expansion.”

Penn State Wins $2.9 Million To Develop Concentrating Solar Panels

Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Gets 1-Year Extension on 'Gordon'

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.

OpenStax Releases 3 New Free College Textbooks

Three new free textbooks have been added to the inventory within Rice University's OpenStax College collection.

Eastern Michigan U Runs Digital Engagement Clinic

The Center for Digital Engagement at Eastern Michigan University and Ann Arbor SPARK, a nonprofit organization that encourages and supports local businesses, collaborated to offer a digital engagement clinic over the summer.

Michigan State U Streamlines Payments with E-Invoicing

Michigan State University has selected a new electronic invoicing tool in an effort to streamline invoice and payment processes.

ACT Alarmed by U.S. Student Test Results

This year's ACT results show 31 percent of students still unready for college in English, math, reading or science — every subject tested by the assessment organization. That's a figure that has not changed since 2012, when it was slightly higher. Fewer than a fifth of those students can be expected to go on to earn a college degree within six years.