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U Penn Takes Communications to the Cloud

The University of Pennsylvania is upgrading communications across all departments with a cloud communications solution from Vonage.

Google Expands IT Training Offerings

Google has introduced a new Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, a program designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation in under six months.

Blockchain Most In-Demand Hard Skill for 2020

Blockchain is the hard skill employers most want in potential hires this year, according to an analysis from LinkedIn, while creativity is the most-needed soft skill.

ProctorU and Yardstick Merge to Form New Testing Company

Online exam security and identity management company ProctorU is merging with Yardstick Assessment Strategies, a provider of psychometrics and computer-based exam administration for professional testing organizations.



NJ Institute of Tech STEM Competition Engages Young Scientists

The New Jersey Institute of Technology welcomed 700 middle and high school students to participate in its annual New Jersey Science Olympiad. Participants competed in teams on 19 activities designed to test their STEM skills.

3 Predictions for Higher Ed in 2020

Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, has released three predictions for 2020 and at least two of them expect innovative education to beat out traditional — at least by some counts.

Higher Ed Policy Portal Coming Next Fall

The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and CollegeSource will be co-launching a policy portal intended to help people in higher education research and compare policies from multiple institutions.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 13, 2020)

Upcoming events include the Association of American Colleges & Universities 2020 Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, and SANS Security East 2020.

New Indiana U AI Supercomputer Is Fastest in the State

Indiana University has acquired a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that claims the distinction of being the fastest in the state of Indiana and one of the fastest university-owned supercomputers in the United States.

APLU Efforts to Scale Student Success Win Gates Foundation Dollars

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has received $2.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide "capacity-building services" that will support "student-centered university transformation" at its member institutions.

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