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News Update :: Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Stanford To Host Extreme Makeover: Internet Edition
A team of Stanford researchers is mulling what the Internet should look like if it could be rebuilt from scratch....
UIC, Central Florida Win Grant To Make Historic Avatars
Research teams at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Central Florida in Orlando are working to build three-dimensional life-sized animated representations of historical figures and other knowledge avatars capable of conversing with students or interviewing service clients....
Warsaw U Wins World Collegiate Programming Contest
Three students from Poland's Warsaw University won the 31st-annual International Collegiate Programming Contest, dubbed the Olympics of computer programming. The Polish team vanquished 6,099 teams from 1,756 universities in 82 countries on six continents that began with regional contests last fall....
Stevens To Open School To Study Meta IT Enterprises
The Stevens Institute of Technology will open the School of Systems and Enterprises to study and educate students in the advanced information technology systems it said are increasingly driving the global economy....
Collegians Reach 'Extreme' CAD Makeover Finals
Three college and three high school teams remain as finalists in a national contest to pick the best three-dimensional printing design. The competition, sponsored by computer-aided design firm Dimension 3D Printing Group, required the contestants to identify an existing product or piece of art or architecture and redesign it, while improving the original with new functionality or qualities....
U Manitoba Opens Learning Technologies Wiki
The Learning Technologies Centre at the University of Manitoba has created a wiki of "Net Technologies for Teaching and Learning."...
Redmond's Lament: Where have all the programmers gone?
Top researchers at Microsoft Corp. are lamenting that the number of students pursuing computer science is on the decline just as the demand for solutions to big computing challenges is rising, according to a report in Electronic Engineering Times....
Web Surfing is Elephant in Harvard Faculty Room
At a meeting to discuss the findings of a university task force on teaching and career development, Harvard professors called student apathy for learning--expressed by classroom Web surfing and lack of energy--an "elephant in the room" contributing to a decline in the quality of classroom and general education at the university....

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