News Update :: Tuesday, August 15, 2006


eCollege CEO Thorne Charges Blackboard Patent 'Invalid'

eCollege chairman Oakleigh Thorne charged last week that a recent patent on electronic learning technology awarded to Blackboard Inc. is invalid...

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Computer Scientists Profs Envision New 'Science of the Web'

A group of renowned computer science professors have authored a paper calling for the creation of an interdisciplinary “science of the Web” to focus the academic community on the Web itself as a dominant medium that will link knowledge and transform social values...

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Internet2 Tools Help Manage User Access to Group Research

Internet2, a higher education consortium focused on researching the next generation Internet, has introduced a set of tools to help manage the access and authentication of users involved in network-based research collaboration...

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Intel Project Prepares Higher Ed for Processor Paradigm Shift

Intel Corp., the dominant global computer chip maker, announced a project to prepare university students and faculty computer scientists and software developers for the change from chips with single-processor engines to ones with multiple cores and threads...

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Terrorism Expert: Campuses Have False Sense of Security

Some college campuses – especially small ones – might believe they are immune from terrorist activity. But that sense of security is false, says Paul M. Cell, chief of the Montclair State University Police Department...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

UGS Grants $1B in Software to Rebuild Southern Colleges

UGS Corp., a provider of product lifecycle management software, said it would offer in-kind software grants worth $1 billion to 50 colleges and universities in the five states directly affected by Hurricanes...

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Elmhurst College Revamps Net Storage, Recovery Solutions

Illinois’s Elmhurst College will purchase a back-up appliance from Revinetix Sentio Inc. to protect its Windows- and Linux-based computer servers used for ERP, course management software, e-mail, and Web applications...

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