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News Update :: Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Ohio U Names New CIO Following Security Breaches
Ohio University last week named Brice Bible chief information officer following a computer security debacle last April in which hackers broke into four computer systems and compromised files containing Social Security numbers, names, medical records and addresses of about 173,000 people....
Student Googles Self, Discovers Social Security Number(s)
Los Rios Community College District, a Sacramento-area community college district, has sent letters to 2,000 students to let them know their Social Security numbers were mistakenly put online....
GT Prof: Students Learn Better Via iPod Versus Lecture
A Georgia Tech professor has been running an informal experiment to test whether students who listen before class to lectures via their laptops or personal digital assistants perform better on tests....
Cambridge, Nokia Forge Nano-Tech Research Pact
The University of Cambridge in the U.K. and Nokia Research announced a long-term agreement to work together on nanotechnology projects. As part of the deal, the telecom giant will build a research facility at the University's West Cambridge site to collaborate with its nanoscience and electrical engineering departments....
Stanford Student Develops Eyeball-Controlled Mouse
A Stanford doctoral student is testing a system that enables computer users control a mouse pointer via eye-movement, MIT’s Technology Review reported. Although the capability has been available for people with disabilities for several years, the inventor, Manu Kumar, wants to make the eyeball mouse as simple as possible for everyday use....
Yale Blog Study: Linking to Rivals Can Benefit Businesses
Researchers at the Yale School of Management say a business can potentially increase its market share by referring customers to competitors via blogs and other social media tools....
Stanford To Enter Robo-Volkswagen in DARPA Challenge
Stanford University will enter a robotic Volkswagen Passat in this fall’s DARPA Urban Challenge. The contest is designed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to encourage ideas that "that will keep warfighters off the battlefield and out of harm's way," according to DARPA....

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