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NYU Wireless Releases Millimeter Wave Simulator for Free

New York University is releasing its channel model simulator and measurement data free and open to the public in an effort to speed development of millimeter wave technology.

Scottsdale CC Adds Screening Room for Film Degree Program

A two-year Arizona institution with a film school recently went public with details about its screening room.

Cornell Expands Online Learning through New Portal

Cornell University has created Cornell Online, a new Web portal that brings together the university's various online course offerings.

U.S. Education Department Makes Push for $1.1 Billion in CTE Funding

The United States Department of Education is looking to re-up a $1.1 billion investment in career and technical education.



More Admissions Officers Going Online To Research Applicants

Admissions officers were more likely to go online and research applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year than they were in the previous year. Nearly half (45 percent) reported that they performed applicant searches during the more recent admissions season compared to 36 percent during 2013-2014. Almost 7 in 10 (67 percent) hunted on Facebook and 4 in 10 searched on Twitter. Those are some of the results from an annual survey performed by an education technology company that sells a service to help students assess and manage their online presence.

Ohio State U, Oak Hills Local SD Partner on Digital Content Evaluation

SpotOn, an initiative of Ohio State University, has partnered with Oak Hills Local School District to offer professional development in the evaluation of digital content.

Florida State U Adopts Adaptive, MySQL-compliant Database

Florida State University's Research Computer Center has adopted an adaptive, MySQL-compliant database to help researchers accelerate queries on complex data sets.

Binghamton U Implements Application Delivery Controllers

Binghamton University, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has implemented new application delivery controllers to provide high availability and improved performance of its student information systems and other infrastructure.

Survey: Most Students Prefer New SAT Format

This Saturday students had a chance to take the new SAT exam, and a post-test survey revealed that most students preferred the new format, found the reading test easier than they expected and considered the test items reflective of what they were learning in school.

MIT and Cambridge Co-Host Cybersecurity Hackathon

A cybersecurity challenge pitted students from two universities, one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom, against cyber criminals in a hackathon.

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