News Update :: Tuesday, June 6, 2006


Microsoft Names Winners of Grants for Search Innovation

Microsoft Live Labs announced 12 academic winners of its Accelerating Search in Academic Research request for proposal. These higher-ed researchers will split $500,000 to push the boundaries of Internet search, data mining, discovery, and analysis tools...

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India Reverse Outsourcing U.S. College High Tech Graduates

In a case of reverse off-shoring, Indian tech companies are beefing up their staffs by hiring Americans and foreigners to work in India, according to a report in the Boston Globe...

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Pennsylvania Auditor Says Tech College Sloppy in Business

A special investigation by the state auditor of Pennsylvania found that Lancaster, Pa.-based Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology had “serious problems” in how it managed its business affairs, including its special disbursement account, credit card usage, computer inventory, and employee sick and vacation time...

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California Network Feeds U.S.-India Summit on Ed Tech

The California Research & Education Network (CalREN) was used to enable a HDTV videoconference between the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, and 250 attendees of a U.S.- India Summit on Education, Research, and Technology at the University of California, San Diego...

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UCI Med Unveils Computerized Alcohol Screening Kiosk

The University of California, Irvine’s Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine will unveil a new Computerized Alcohol Screening Intervention prototype, or "CASI," designed to identify and intervene with patients whose alcohol use places them at risk for injury and illness...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Rensselaer Boasts Most Powerful Campus Supercomputer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced a $100 million deal with IBM and the State of New York to build what it says will be the world’s most powerful university-based supercomputer center...

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Berkeley Internet Lab Gets Support from Five IT Giants

Five technology giants, IBM Corp., Hewlett-Packard Corp., NTT Multimedia Communications Laboratories, Inc., Nortel Networks, and Oracle Corp. have signed on as affiliate members of an Internet research lab at the University of California at Berkeley, each pledging annual contributions of up to $170,000 for the next five years...

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