News Update :: Tuesday, October 3, 2006

News

U.C. Berkeley to Put Lectures on Google Video

The University of California at Berkeley said last week that it will use Google Video to deliver college courses, including lectures and symposia, free of charge...

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Georgia Tech Debuts Outsource-Resistant CS Curriculum

The College of Computing at Georgia Tech debuted this academic year a curriculum it describes as a “transformational approach to undergraduate computer science education.” Called “Threads” and developed by college faculty, the program is designed to produce “graduates whose skill sets will be difficult to outsource in a globally-competitive marketplace,” according to the College...

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New MIT Media Lab Design Supports Visibility, Collaboration

MIT will break ground next spring on a new architecturally advanced Media Lab designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki. The developers said the expansion marks a new era of innovation for the Lab, which became famous during the rise of the commercial Internet for its “highly interdisciplinary, often unconventional research.”...

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NSF and U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science Give $30 Million to Power Up Open Science Grid

The National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science awarded a five-year $30 million grant to operate and expand the Open Science Grid (OSG), a common distributed computing environment that works across a partnership of universities, national labs, and software developers...

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'Battle of the Brains' for Best College Programmer Begins

The Association for Computing Machinery and IBM last week announced the start of international regional competitions that will lead up to the 2007 winner of the 31st annual International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the “Battle of the Brains.”...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Georgia Tech, Bell South, ISS Partner on VoIP Security

Georgia Tech said last week it would form a partnership of its Information Security Center (GTISC), BellSouth, and Internet Security Systems to explore security of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology...

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Online U. Buys Naming Rights to NFL’s Cardinal Stadium

The University of Ph'enix, a for-profit institution which has promoted the use of online courses to pursue its target base of professional and adult learners, has bought the naming rights to the NFL’s Arizona Cardinal’s home stadium...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

2006 Conference on Educational Technology
in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 22-25, 2006

Events Calendar

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