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U California Davis Goes Solar

The University of California, Davis has completed construction of a 16.3-megawatt solar power plant that will produce approximately 14 percent of the university's electricity needs.

Associates Degree or Cert in CTE Leads to Higher Earnings

People in California who earn a career technical education (CTE) degree or certificate from a community college earn more money — an average increase in income of 33 percent or 13 to 22 percent overall, respectively. Those are two findings from a research project undertaken by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.

Carnegie Mellon, Disney Partner on Robot Design Program for Novices

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have come up with an interactive design system that lets "casual users" create 3D-printable robotic creatures.

Dropout Detective Improves Support for Academic Advisors

AspirEDU has updated its student retention tool, Dropout Detective, in an effort to better support academic advisors and instructors of in-person classes.



Cornell University Holds Random Hacks of Kindness Event

More than 125 students at Cornell University in New York participated in a multi-disciplinary event that partnered non-profit organizations with diverse teams of students to develop solutions to problems.

U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings

The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources since 2013.

Colorado State U Launches Online Teacher Licensure in Math, Science

Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online teacher licensure programs in science and math this spring.

New Collaboration System Gives Multiple Students Access to Shared Display

The Nureva Span system lets students create content on their devices and then move it to a larger digital display board.

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hours a Day on Mobile Phones

The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS.

Partnership of CollegeNET, Switchboard Aims To Strengthen Alumni Engagement

The partnership between the technology provider and online engagement platform will help the former’s customer institutions create stronger ties with their alumni.

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