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Alumni Management Application Adds Point-to-Point Encryption

iModules Software has integrated point-to-point encryption technology into its products to ensure data security for all transactions. The integration will have the biggest impact on educational institutions, which will be able to bolster security for their various financial transactions.

New USC Research Center to Study Educational Value of the Internet of Things

A new center at the University of Southern California aims to apply the real-time data generated by the Internet of Things to teaching and learning.

Stanford Student-Led Program Teaches High School Girls to Code

One student-led program at Stanford University that aims to close that gap is teaching Bay Area high school girls computer science skills in order to engage them in CS early on.

CMU Researchers Fine-Tune Flu Season Forecasting

A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers has put its own flu forecasting operations to work. Once again this year, they'll be monitoring the results of various approaches to figure out which one is more accurate: using artificial intelligence and machine learning, or crowdsourcing the predictions. What they learn from the process can be applied to predict other kinds of outbreaks.



Washington U in St. Louis Revamps Portal for Robust Search

Washington University in St. Louis is rolling out a new portal that will serve as a single point of access for campus resources.

NYC Data Science Bootcamp Launches Remote Program

A New York-based data science bootcamp has launched an online education program for long-distance learners.

SUNY Selects SciQuest Suite to Modernize Procurement Processes

Using the full SaaS source-to-settle suite from SciQuest, a provider of spend management and e-procurement solutions, all 64 SUNY colleges and universities will be able to manage systemwide spending under a more unified, established set of business processes.

Annual FIRE Survey Finds Improvement in College Free Speech Policies

A new report out from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has issued red lights to 40 percent of institutions of higher education for their "severely restrictive" written policies on free speech. This year's survey of speech policies encompassed 449 schools.

New Task Force to Develop Quality Assurance Standards for Non-Traditional Education Programs

Entangled Solutions is forming a Quality Assurance Task Force to drive accountability and transparency for emerging models of education.

Harvard Library Rolls Out Technology to Enhance Collaboration and Streamline Operations

Harvard Library has selected a new library management platform from Ex Libris, in an effort to foster collaboration and streamline operations across more than 70 Harvard Library units.

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