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Syllabus News Update for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003

Syllabus News Update: Tuesday, October 21, 2003
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News for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003
* Policies Address Copyright But Campuses Still Slammed
* All Online Mental Health Masters Program Accredited
* Certification Group Establishes CompSec Scholarships
* Daily Jolt, Announce Venture
* UC San Diego Incubator Recognizes Tech Innovators
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Policies Address Copyright But Campuses Still Slammed

Most colleges and universities roughly two-thirds have
adopted polices aimed at stopping the downloading of
commercial music and video content from the Internet,
according to new data from the Campus Computing Project
research organization. The policies are most common
among universities: 80.9 percent of public universities
have campus codes of conduct on downloaded commercial
content. In contrast, about two-thirds of both public
and private four-year colleges have similar policies.
Only half (49.6 percent) of community colleges
participating in Campus Computing’s 2003 survey have
policies that address the issue of downloaded content.

Yet, while colleges and universities are addressing
the issue, students have become an easy target for the
media, according to Kenneth C. Green, founding director
of The Campus Computing Project. “While growing numbers
of consumers now have access to high speed networks from
home, media industry groups that are understandably
unhappy about the proliferation of digital content on
the Internet continue to focus on college students because
they represent a large, easily identifiable and easily
targeted population.”

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Penn State President to Speak at Syllabus fall2003

Graham Spanier, Ph.D., president of Penn State University,
will deliver a keynote at Syllabus fall2003, to be held
December 8-10 in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Spanier will offer
his perspective of technology integration at a major research
and teaching university along with his views on using IT to
create a more student-centered environment. Join your
colleagues to explore five tracks aligned with key campus
technology issues. Register before Nov. 7 and save $100!
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All Online Mental Health Masters Program Gets Accreditation

Capella University's online mental health counseling
master's specialization received accreditation from
the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related
Educational Programs (CACREP). It is the only fully
online mental health counseling program to receive CACREP
accreditation in the U.S., according to the online school.
The accreditation review process required an extensive
examination of the curriculum, and two site visits by CACREP
trained program evaluators. Capella faced the challenge
of translating the standards, initially created for
traditional land-based programs, into an online learning

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Certification Group Establishes CompSec Scholarships

The International Information Systems Security Certification
Consortium (ISC)2, a non-profit focusing on certifying
information security professionals, announced a series
of scholarship to fund post-graduate research in information
security. Four one-year scholarships up to $12,500 will be
awarded to full-time post-graduate students pursuing an
advanced degree in information security at an officially
recognized and accredited university. Scholarship recipients
will be selected based on the relevance of their research,
(ISC)2 designation and financial need. Deadline for submissions
for 2004 is Nov. 30, 2003.

Meanwhile the organization announced a partnership with
St. Petersburg College of Florida to provide courseware
to higher education students based on (ISC)2's compendium
of information security best practices, the CBK(TM). The
new program, available fall 2003, is designed for (ISC)2's
premier security credentials.

To obtain the (ISC)2 Information Security Scholarship form,
prospective candidates should go to

Daily Jolt, Announce Joint Venture

The Daily Jolt, Inc. and formed a
joint venture to cooperate in content sharing, link trading,
and marketing. Both companies said the deal will give
students a greater voice in the higher education online
community, providing results that are “far more than the
sum of its parts.”

The Daily Jolt is a community of 98 campus-specific Web sites,
created and maintained by a team of students on each campus.
Across the network, the "Jolters" provide day-to-day
information and resources to their fellow students: everything
from events listings to campus announcements to local
restaurant reviews. calls itself America's
largest collection of college professor ratings, providing
an automated system for researching and rating over 200,000
professors across the U.S. and Canada.

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UC San Diego Incubator Recognizes Tech Innovators

UCSD Connect, the entrepreneurial arm of the University of
San Diego, announced finalists for its annual Most Innovative
Products awards, ranging from computer security advances to
WiFi network improvements. The 19 finalists were picked from
almost 100 entries from a range of companies. Among the
finalists were:

Palomar Technologies Precision Eutectic Die Bonder an automated
assembly machine that assembles complex devices such as telecom
source lasers and high performance electronic products.

Tarari Anti-Virus Content Processor (Tarari, Inc.) which scans
for viruses at wire speed and accelerates the algorithms used by
anti-virus applications to increase performance

Aspect HD (CineForm) a software high-definition digital video
"engine" that allows professionals in the event videography,
television, and film post-production businesses to edit
high-definition digital video in "real time" on a standard PC.
Founded in 1985, UCSD Connect has raised over 11 billion to assist
companies in the San Diego region and promotes the commercialization
of technology from university-based research.

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