News Update :: Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Dark Horse Wins ‘Codie’ Award for CMS Software

The Codie awards, given by the Software & Information Industry Association to honor the best software products of the year, went to several firms targeting higher education. These included Angel Learning Inc. for the best solution in the category of postsecondary course or content management...

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Humanities Computing 'Wizard' Honored for Scholarship

The National Humanities Center, a private institute for advanced study in the humanities, awarded Willard McCarty its 2006 Richard W. Lyman Award in recognition of McCarty’s contribution to the field of “digital humanities.” The $25,000 award honors Richard Lyman, who was president of Stanford University from 1970-1980...

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Harvard to Create School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

Harvard University plans to create a School of Engineering and Applied Sciences by the end of the fall, elevating the status of what is now a division of the university. Harvard will add 30 faculty members to the 70 already in its Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences...

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Hackers Besiege Ohio U. Computers; Alumni Files Stolen

A hacker broke into computer systems of Ohio University's alumni relations office and stole biographical information of more than 300,000 people, including 137,000 Social Security numbers. In e-mails extending "deep regrets" to its alumni, a school administrator said the breach "dates to March 1, 2005, or prior.”...

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MIT Deshpande Tech Incubator Names New Boss

The Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT named Leon Sandler, a technology consultant, as executive director of the technology business incubator. The Center, launched three years ago with $20 million in start-up capital from Jaishree and Desh Deshpande, tries to be a catalyst for leading MIT research from the lab to the marketplace...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Blackboard to Resell e-Suds Internet Laundry to Higher Ed

Blackboard Inc. said it has become a reseller of the e-Suds online laundry service. e-Suds’ parent, USA Technologies, said Blackboard will start to offer e-Suds to customers that use the Blackboard Transaction System...

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U. Kansas Picks AT&T for Visually Impaired Support Tech

The University of Kansas picked AT&T Natural Voices Server for its iTelephone Reader Dial-up Information Service...

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