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University of Warsaw Selects New HPC Cluster

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw in Poland has selected a high-performance computing cluster for its new data center facility.

Teacher Prep Gets $34.7 Million in Gates Funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

MIT, Northeastern U Receive NASA Robots for Mars Mission Research

NASA has awarded prototypes of its R5 humanoid robot to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, and Northeastern University in Boston, MA, for advanced research and development work.

WebAssign Adds 7 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has released seven new mathematics titles to the library of textbooks it supports.

Promethean Launches Latest Iteration of ClassFlow

New ClassFlow Connect device allows nearly complete integration of all devices and digital displays in a single classroom.

UC Berkeley Researchers Win Augmented Reality Grant

Researchers at the University of California Berkeley have won a $100,000 grant to continue their work using augmented reality to make it easier for people to control autonomous aerial vehicles commonly known as "drones."

Rochester Institute of Tech To Blend Tech and Liberal Arts in New Major

A new bachelor's degree at Rochester Institute of Technology expects to combine technical courses and liberal arts subjects.

Wikipedia Edits Now Get Student Paper-Style Plagiarism Check

The most cited source in secondary and higher education student papers is now getting the same kind of plagiarism check those student papers also often get.

Pathways Project Helps CCs Build Guided Academic, Career Pathways

A mix of community colleges in 17 states are participating in a new national project to help them create academic and career pathways at a scale to meet the needs of all of their students.

ProQuest SIPX Adds Features for Easier Creation and Sharing of Digital Course Materials

ProQuest has launched new capabilities in its SIPX digital course materials products designed to make it easier for faculty to create and share digital content.