News Update :: Tuesday, October 24, 2006


MacArthur Foundation Quests for Secrets to Digital Learning

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation said it would donate $50 million for projects that will help understand “the impact of the widespread use of digital media on our youth and how they learn."...

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Scientists, Developers Tout Video Games in Education

The venerable Federation of American Scientists (FAS), formed by alumni of the Manhattan Project atomic bomb team, issued a report calling on government, educators, and businesses to use video game technology to strengthen U.S. education and workforce training...

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Higher Ed-Industry Consortium to Explore Military Tech

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence have picked an IBM-led consortium of American and European universities and high tech firms to explore advanced technologies for secure wireless and sensor networks...

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Stanford to Study Role of Internet in Diabetes Self-Care

Stanford’s School of Medicine will launch a two-year study of type-2 diabetes sufferers to determine how effective the Internet can be in helping people learn skills to manage their illness...

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MIT Awards High Schools $10K Inventor’s Grants

MIT awarded student teams at 20 U.S. high schools grants of up to $10,000 each to invent “practical solutions to real world problems of their choosing.” The grants are part of MIT’s Lemelson-MIT “InvenTeams” grants program...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Grant Joins Engineers, Doctors to Examine Life Science

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an interdisciplinary team of scientists from UCLA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and UC Berkeley’s College of Engineering a $7 million grant to apply advanced engineering techniques to study life sciences...

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Princeton Deploys Wireless Network Alert System

Princeton University signed a deal to acquire technology that will enable its information technology staff to receive wireless alerts of critical events on the campus network. The university purchased HipLinkXS, a wireless messaging solution for network alerts...

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Council of Independent Colleges: CAO/CSAO Institute
in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 4-7, 2006

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