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U Wyoming Moves Core Operational Systems to Oracle Cloud

The University of Wyoming is revamping its 20-year-old systems in finance, human resources, budgeting and planning, grant management, and supply chain management with a move to the Oracle Cloud.

U North Carolina Launches Creating Scientists Program

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched a five-year project for undergraduate students to give them more hands-on research and collaborative learning opportunities involving "real-world" problems.

Gates Foundation Podcast to Explore Student Success

A new podcast from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will highlight the changing profile of today's college student and the ways higher education must evolve to support student success.



Report: University E-Mail Accounts Listed on Dark Web

If you are currently using or previously used an .edu e-mail address, your account name, password and other personal information may be listed online for cyber criminals to buy, according to a report from the Digital Citizens Alliance. The coalition has spent the last several years investigating the dark corners of the internet and has surfaced evidence that cyber criminals are selling thousands of higher ed e-mail accounts online.

U Mass System Strikes Deal for Off-Campus Solar Credits

One of the largest operational rooftop installations of solar arrays is helping to save the University of Massachusetts, Boston money on its energy bill, even though it's more than 10 miles away from the campus.

Report: AI and Cognitive Systems Spending to Hit $12.5 Billion Worldwide This Year

The United States is expected to spend the most of any country on these two systems in 2017 — $9.7 billion, according to a report from the International Data Corporation.

Blackbaud Acquires AcademicWorks

AcademicWorks, a scholarship management company for K–12, higher education, foundations and grant-making institutions, has been acquired by Blackbaud, a cloud software company powering social causes.

Letter From Higher Ed and Library Groups Supports Net Neutrality

Various higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities nationwide Thursday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Reily, urging them to uphold the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.

Clemson U Scientists to Build Cyberinfrastructure System for Large-Scale Data Analysis

Scientists at Clemson University are working on system that will help improve and simplify large-scale data analysis around the world. The NSF-funded project, called Scientific Data Analysis at Scale (SciDAS), aims to "help current researchers and future innovators discover data, move it smoothly across advanced networks, and improve flexibility and accessibility to national and global resources," according to a news release.

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