News Update :: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Correction: In last week’s News Update, we incorrectly stated that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was located in Pittsburgh. RPI is, in fact, located in Troy, NY. We regret this error.


Project Views Impact of Globalization on Engineering Education

Universities that are serious about their engineering programs must intensify their internationalization efforts if they want to keep pace with globalization and the growing complexity of worldwide distribution chains. This assertion comes from the initial findings of a study by a group of eight universities and an automotive parts manufacturer...

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Microsoft Names Five Profs “Essential” to Academic Computing

Microsoft Inc. named five more professors to its new-faculty fellowship program. These are people it considers “essential to the future of academic computing.” The five – two women and three men – were chosen from a group of 100 professors from universities throughout North America...

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College Dangles iTunes Downloads as Recruiting Incentive

Saint Joseph College, Connecticut’s only four-year women’s college, is offering targeted high school juniors in the Northeastern U.S. three free iTunes downloads in exchange for registering on the school’s admissions Web site...

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MP3 Players, Cell Phones, I.M. Join Campus Cheating Arsenal

College and university administrators have had to intensify their battle against cheating on campus, which has gotten extremely sophisticated as students enlist the latest electronic gadgets to beat the system, according to a report in the New York Times...

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Blog to Launch for Updates on New College Library Database

The developers of a resource for listing core academic titles deemed essential by college librarians are launching a blog to keep the higher-ed library community up-to-date on the project, as well as to educate users on the talent pool that contributes to developing the database in various subject matter disciplines...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

UC Irvine, Unisys, Collaborate on Business Process Research

The University of California, Irvine’s computer science school announced an agreement to collaborate on research with Unisys Corp...

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Singapore U., Oracle , Offer Asia Grid Computing Certification

Singapore Management University (SMU) and Oracle Corp. launched a program to certify IT professionals involved in designing, building, and managing enterprise grid infrastructures...

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