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Texas A&M Upgrades to New, Faster Supercomputer

Texas A&M University has installed a new $2.1 million supercomputer, nicknamed "Terra," which will support research projects such as developing new drugs, forecasting storm surges and managing energy sources.

Rice U, SXSWedu Open Rather Prize to Improve Texas Education

Rice University in Texas has once again teamed up with SXSWedu to host a competition to improve the state’s K–12 education system.

Internet2, D2L Expand Partnership

Internet2, an advanced technology community of research and educational organizations, has expanded its partnership with D2L to offer a customized version of D2L's Brightspace learning management system to more than 300 Internet2 member institutions as part of Internet2's NET+ portfolio.



U Wisconsin College of Engineering Embraces Flipped Classrooms

The University of Wisconsin's first cohort of students to complete a significant number of their undergraduate courses primarily through the flipped classroom model is preparing to graduate in the spring.

$1 Billion U of Oregon Complex Aims to Accelerate Scientific Impact

The University unveiled its plans to build a $1 billion science complex in Eugene, OR that will help increase research by 30 percent and generate an estimated $80 million in annual economic activity when its fully operational.

Moodle Mobile App Expands Offline Functionality

The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

Yik Yak Users Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

MIT Students Use Algorithms to Arrange Lunch Meetings

MIT Connect has arranged 500 lunch meetings in the last year for 1,000 graduate students interested in meeting new people.

Utah Valley University Adopts New Procurement Software

Utah Valley University, the largest public university in the state, has begun using a cloud-based procurement software.

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