News Update :: Tuesday, December 5, 2006


Pick-a-Prof G'es Social; Adds API Link to Faceboook

Pick-a-Prof, a Web site that permits students to check a professor’s grading history, last week announced it had added a social layer by integrating Facebook’s application programming interface into its site...

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U.S. Intel Agencies Double Funding for Tech Scholars

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the umbrella agency for the U.S. intelligence community, more than doubled the number of schools in its scholarship program for students in intelligence-related fields such as computer science and engineering, USA Today reported last week...

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UC Irvine Joins OpenCourseWare Consortium

University of California at Irvine has joined the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW), a movement backed by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to share teaching and learning content and resources freely via the Web...

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Siebel Foundation Names CompSci, B-School Scholars

The Siebel philanthropic organization last week awarded 40 graduate students in computer science and business $25,000 grants to honor their academic performance...

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Yale CS Enrollments Return After Dot-Com Decline

A steady decline in the number of computer science majors at Yale since the burst of the dot-com bubble may be stabilizing...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Google Pledges $2M to Stanford Law’s Internet Society

Google Inc. pledged $2 million to fund the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) at Stanford University’s law school...

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Georgia Tech Lands Deal to Develop Cell Chip Tech

Sony Corp., IBM Corp., and Toshiba Corp. agreed to fund a research center at the Georgia Institute of Technology...

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