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Survey: Librarians and Faculty a Mile Apart on Need for Better Communication

Faculty and librarians don't see eye to eye according to a new survey from Gale and Library Journal.

Texas A&M Prof Gets $3.5-Million To Improve Student Reading Comprehension

A professor at Texas A&M University has received a $3.5-million grant from the United States Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to continue work on her project to improve reading comprehension for fourth- and fifth-graders who go to school in high-poverty areas.

Carnegie Mellon and City of Pittsburgh Launch Network for City-University Joint Tech Projects

A new university-city partnership network will research, develop and deploy technologies to improve urban infrastructure, city services and civic engagement.

GPS Trackers Helping Researchers Follow Path of Objects in Ocean

A $50 GPS-enabled theft tracker is being used once again in a device that will monitor the transport of oil from its source to the beach when a sea spill occurs, such as the 2010 BP oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico.

U Central Florida Signs with 'Concierge' Service for Help in Peaks

The University of Central Florida is working with an external service provider to get help with student services during busy periods.

Researchers at Brown U Develop Terahertz Wireless Multiplexing

A Brown University-led team of researchers has developed a system for multiplexing and de-multiplexing terahertz waves, solving one of the technical challenges of terahertz wireless networking, which could potentially deliver data at rates that are up to 100 times faster than current wireless technology.

U South Alabama Adopts Engagement Software for Admissions

The school will start using Evolution Labs' S360 with algorithms designed to individualize the recruitment process for each possible student.

U Michigan Library Adds Video Streaming Service

The University of Michigan is one of the newest institutions to adopt a service that delivers streaming video to colleges and universities.

CAST Releases Academic Version of Lighting Software

A company that sells applications designed to help production teams plan lighting for stage productions, movies, television shows and events has introduced an academic edition of its flagship program.


White House Gives Up on Grading Colleges and Universities

The White House has relinquished its efforts to grade colleges and universities. The announcement came during President Obama's weekly address this weekend.