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Carnegie Mellon Points Flu Forecasting at COVID-19; Outcomes Unknown

Each year researchers at Carnegie Mellon University run a flu forecasting process to provide the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with data that can help scientists understand timing, peak and intensity of that year's flu season, which typically runs from October through May. This year, however, at the request of the CDC, the researchers will stay on the job into summer since scientists don't yet know whether COVID-19 will follow the same cycle of subsiding as the weather warms up.

Coronavirus Response: Count of Campus Closures Continues to Rise

In the face of coronavirus, institutions large and small, public and private, two-year and four-year are canceling classes for the foreseeable future to reduce the likelihood of face-to-face interactions as much as possible.

Adults with No College Experience Far Less Likely to Want More Education

Among adult learners, people with no college experience at all are far less likely to want to return to school — even if time or money were no object, according to a survey from higher ed research firm Eduventures.

Oregon State U Amps Up AI Computing Power

Oregon State University's College of Engineering has deployed six new supercomputers to support research and education on campus.



Survey: Cybersecurity 'Most Daunting' Challenge

Worldwide health concerns aside, cybersecurity is the "most daunting challenge," according to a survey of engineers around the globe.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Business

Blackboard has announced it will sell its Open LMS business to workplace digital learning and talent management company Learning Technologies Group.

Boot Camp Opens Scholarship Programs to Widen Student Diversity

Boot camp provider Flatiron School has introduced a scholarship program intended to draw in more students from under-represented groups.

Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks, Highlight Mobile

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on education in their findings.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 9, 2020)

Upcoming events include SANS 2020, the NACCU Annual Conference 2020, and Textbook Affordability Conference.

SXSW EDU Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

The SXSW EDU conference has been called off, owing to fears over the coronavirus. SXSW EDU is an annual education-focused event held in Austin, TX, the week before the main SXSW festival, which has also been canceled.

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