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News Update :: Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Contracts, Deals, Awards

Carnegie Mellon, Portugal Launch R&E Collaboration

Carnegie Mellon University and the Portuguese government said they would create a joint Information and Communications Technologies Institute. ICTI would be a virtual institution with bases in Portugal and Pittsburgh. The collaboration will emphasize information processing and networking, including applications to critical infrastructures and risk assessment, applied mathematics, technology, innovation, and policy.

The Carnegie Mellon-Portugal program will involve professors, researchers, and students from six colleges, eight departments, and six research centers at Carnegie Mellon, as well as 12 institutions, four associate laboratories, one applied research institute, and two governmental agencies in Portugal.

Carnegie Mellon president Jared Cohon said the university is “well suited to collaborations with Portugal.” Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon’s College of Engineering, said the partnership “complements and strengthens our other existing international partnerships” and called it an “integral part of the international strategy for the College of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon CyLab.”...

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Dallas CC Cuts Deals for Wide-area Broadband Services

The Dallas County Community College District signed a 10-year contract with AT&T to provide fully managed, switched optical Ethernet network service. The deal with the district, which represents the largest undergraduate institution in Texas, will ensure consistent access to high performance applications such as VoIP and multi-megabit video, and critical data such as student records.

The solutions will also support a wide area network connecting all seven campus locations. “We were in search of a high speed solution that exceeded the bandwidth and performance of our existing network,” said Steve Glick, associate district director of information technology for the college district...

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