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Penn State Gives All Students Free Access to Adobe Tools

Beginning today, Penn State University is offering Adobe Creative Cloud to all students and faculty, who will have full access to the suite of multimedia design tools at no cost.

Nursing Ed Using More Virtual Simulation, Other New Tech

A recent survey of thought leaders in the nursing field revealed that nursing education programs are accelerating adoption of virtual simulation and other cutting-edge technologies.

Cornell, Carnegie Researchers Aim to Hold Computers Accountable for Their Decisions

One issue the team will look into is whether machine learning systems leak information about the datasets they're trained on through the conclusions that they come to.

Babson to Build Interdisciplinary Collaborative Space

The 9,800-square-foot facility will include flexible classrooms, maker spaces and resources for programming and prototyping.



U Maryland Opens Netted Outdoor Lab for Drone Research

The University of Maryland has opened an outdoor flight laboratory designed to help researchers studying unmanned aircraft systems.

Online Hub Offers Complete Picture of Higher Ed Finance

Individuals can access a few resources on the project website, including an overview of the total investment in higher ed that draws from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Survey, U.S. Treasury reports for federal taxes, and other data.

Cal State LA Grant to Improve STEM Diversity

The three-year, $464,977 grant will go toward expanding the university's first-year program for undergraduate students in its College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology.

NSA Opens Annual Codebreaker Challenge for Students

Last year, the competition drew more than 3,300 students across 481 educational institutions worldwide, with the most participation coming out of Georgia Tech, Dakota State and Carnegie Mellon.

Link between Low Broadband Access and Lower Degree Achievement Noted in Florida

A lack of widely available broadband is correlated to a smaller percentage of residents with college degrees or certificates. That's the suggestion of a presentation made recently in Florida to the Higher Education Coordinating Council.

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