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Lumina Foundation Awards $3.1 Million to Help Streamline Admissions Process for Underserved Students

Seven higher learning institutions or agencies have been named as grant winners in education equity organization Lumina Foundation's "Great Admissions Redesign" challenge out of over 70 who applied.

Cisco Acquires Splunk, Promotes AI Focus

Cisco has acquired data analytics firm Splunk for an estimated $28 billion. In their respective announcements, the two companies described the deal as a vehicle to "power and protect the AI revolution."

New Microsoft Education Updates Focus on AI and Security

At its annual "Reimagine Education" 2024 digital conference, Microsoft Education announced several new features of its artificial intelligence and security tools aimed to assist educators and help prepare students for future careers in which AI will play a prominent part.

University of Maryland Global Campus Expands Coaching Program for First-Time College Students

With the goal of increasing student retention and graduation, the online University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has engaged nonprofit student coaching organization Inside Track to expand the university's coaching program to give support for first-time college students.

EU Parliament Passes Major AI Regulation Law

The European Union (EU) Parliament has formally passed the Artificial Intelligence Act, a regulation tackling comprehensive rules for trustworthy AI systems.

Enterprise and Education Windows 10 Version 21H2 Support Ending June 11

Microsoft has announced that support for Enterprise and Education versions of Windows 10 version 21H2 will end on June 11, 2024.

San Diego State Establishing New High-Performance Computing Center

San Diego State University (SDSU), part of the California State University system, is establishing a new computing core facility called the Technology Infrastructure for Data Exploration (TIDE) project, set to be installed and set up by April 2024 and available to researchers in May.

Pearson Expanding Generative AI Study Tools to More Pearson+ E-Textbooks

Since learning company Pearson introduced generative AI (Gen AI) study tools in beta testing to its Pearson+ e-textbooks in fall 2023, the feature has become increasingly popular, and the company has announced plans to add at least 40 more titles in math, science, business, and nursing for fall 2024.

Partnership Adds Videos and Podcasts to OpenStax Resources

Educational video company Boclips has announced a partnership with social learning platform Perusall to provide access to Boclips' videos and podcasts from within OpenStax course materials.

AVIXA Foundation Accepting Applications for Brad Sousa Impact Fund Grant

The AVIXA Foundation, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association's charitable arm, has announced the launch of the Brad Sousa Impact Fund to honor the late Brad Sousa, AVIXA board member and AVI Systems chief technology officer.