News Update :: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Middlebury Bans Wikipedia as Academic Source
Vermont's Middlebury College has banned the use of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia as an acceptable source of academic information for students at Vermont's Middlebury College, United Press International reported....
Cornell Forms Committee to Examine Use of Facebook
Cornell University has formed a Facebook Task Force to help make decisions on how and whether the college should educate students on safely using social networking sites, the Ithacan Online campus news service reported....
Indiana Researchers Identify "Drive-by Pharming" Threat
Researchers at Indiana University School of Informatics and computer security firm Symantec have discovered a new computer security vulnerability they say could put millions of computers at risk....
University of Rome Researchers Study Tagging Patterns
Researchers at the University of Rome are trying to determine the underlying statistical properties of new forms of social media by studying how people use tags--words used to describe the content of a Web-linked article or photo....
Indiana Colleges Urge Secondary Schools to Adopt e-Transcripts
In a unanimous request, Indiana's public universities urged the state's high school guidance counselors to adopt electronic filing of transcripts....
Carnegie Mellon to Offer Degree in Software Management
Carnegie Mellon West will start offering a master of science degree in software management, in part to meet demand for people educated in how to cost, develop, and fit software to the strategic aims of their businesses....
Pittsburgh Art Institute Opens Campus in Second Life
One week after announcing an online social network to facilitate collaboration, the Pittsburgh Art Institute said it was opening a student campus in Second Life, the virtual business community....
MIT Student Wins Lemelson Prize for Spiderman Device
Nathan Ball, an MIT mechanical engineering graduate student, has won the school's prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize....

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