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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 14, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Spaces4Learning Summit, A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference, and E-Learn 2019.

U Minnesota Collaborates with Target for Cybersecurity Education

A three-year partnership between the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering and Target will fund programs to educate the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

MouseBelt Builds Education Alliance to Drive Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt is putting together a network of industry leaders tasked with supporting blockchain innovation in higher education. The Blockchain Education Alliance will work to "provide university students with the connections and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce with practicable blockchain skills to contribute to the growing industry," according to a news announcement.

NSF Creates AI-Powered Innovation Program

The National Science Foundation has announced a new joint federal program to fund research focused on artificial intelligence at colleges, universities and nonprofit or nonacademic organizations focused on educational or research activities. The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program expects to award approximately $120 million in 2020 to fund planning grants and up to six research institutes.



Bow Valley College Launches Blockchain-Powered Digital Credentials

Graduates of Bow Valley College in Alberta, Canada can now carry validated digital credentials with them anywhere, any time. The institution partnered with TerraHub Technologies, a software company focused on blockchain and artificial intelligence, to launch a mobile digital credential wallet based on the company's Sync platform.

Grants Fund Higher Ed Projects Using Technology for Public Good

The Public Interest Technology University Network has announced its inaugural list of grantees for its Network Challenge.

U Nevada Reno Workshops Help Students Create VR Content

A university library in Nevada is hosting a set of immersion events that combine theory with practice. The University of Nevada, Reno has hosted virtual reality sessions for the last couple of years, ever since it opened @Reality, a 640-square-foot VR and augmented reality studio in the campus' Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in 2017.

Colleges Get Lessons in Helping People Finish Their Degrees

A second cohort of colleges is undergoing an online program to learn how to help their students complete long-unfinished degrees. "Degrees When Due," an initiative run by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, includes a nine-month online learning experience with guided lessons in "implementing degree-reclamation strategies" and live coaching from expert practitioners.

Texas A&M System Using Analytics and Coaching to Help Students Return to School

A new systemwide initiative at Texas A&M University is working to help "stopouts" — students who have left school without completing a degree — return to college. The institution has partnered with ReUp Education, a startup that combines advanced analytics and hands-on coaching to identify, recruit and support reentry for stopout students

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 7, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Educause Annual Conference 2019, Spaces4Learning Summit, and A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference.

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