News Update :: Tuesday, June 27, 2006


MIT Lowers Age Criterion for $500,000 Inventors Prize

MIT said it would refocus the eligibility of its Lemelson-MIT Prize, one of the most prestigious and richest cash awards for invention in the world, to recognize the work of younger inventors...

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Stanford, Sun, Unveil Computational Earth Science Facility

Stanford president John Hennessy and Sun Microsystems chief Scott McNealy last week formally opened the Stanford Computational Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) research facility, which will be focused on interdisciplinary Earth science research that could lead to advances in earthquake detection, oil exploration, and understanding oceanic and climate changes...

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Harvard Sees No Trace of $115 Million Oracle Pledge

Oracle Corp. chairman Larry Ellison has failed to make good on a $115 million pledge to fund health and environmental research at Harvard University...

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Penn State IT Exec Urges Senate to Back Net Neutrality

A Penn State information technology administrator urged the federal government to back Internet non-discrimination rules – known as “net neutrality” – in order to maintain academic freedom. Jeff Kuhns, senior director of Information Technology Services at Penn State, told the Senate Judiciary Committee that they should support legislation that would prevent Internet service providers from blocking or altering certain Web content...

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Web-Based Undergrad Bibliographic Resource Set to Debut

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will offer a new database of core titles for academic libraries that will succeed the standard reference work, Books for College Libraries (BCL), 3rd Edition, last published in 1988...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Wiley, Microsoft to Publish Texts for Higher Education Market

Scientific and academic publisher John Wiley and Microsoft Learning announced a “strategic partnership” to publish “Microsoft Official Academic Curriculum (MOAC)” textbooks and e-learning tools to the higher education market...

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U. Alberta Makes Deal for eLearning Conferencing Tech

The University of Alberta said it is acquiring a platform to add synchronous content to its electronic learning offerings...

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