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News Update :: Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Adobe Creative Suite 3 Details Revealed
Visit the Campus Technology website all week for details on the new Adobe Creative Suite 3, including news, licensing, package details, and "first look" articles covering the new features in the applications, like Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, and more....
IBM, Universities Expand Accessibility Project
IBM is working with several universities to expand a repository of reusable learning materials that will make it easier for student developers to make software more accessible to people with disabilities. The repository will help change a culture in which the majority of faculty respondents do not teach accessibility in the classroom, IBM said....
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....
Baylor Names CIO, Libraries Dean from Wellesley
Baylor University named Pattie Orr vice president for information technology and dean of its libraries. Orr, who is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Massachusetts, is currently director of user services at Wellesley College....
B-School Grads Recruited in Virtual Open House
Management consultancy Bain & Co. has opened a recruiting center in the Second Life virtual environment. Earlier this month the firm held an open house in Second Life, at which students attended from Harvard Business School, MIT's Sloan School of Business, the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern University....
John Backus, 'Father of Fortran,' Dead at 82
John W. Backus, the IBM computer scientist who developed the FORTRAN programming language in the 1950s, died at age 82 March 17 in Ashland, OR. FORTRAN was the first successful high-level programming language....
N.Z. College Applicants Seek Computing Drivers Licenses
Secondary schools in New Zealand are beginning to certify their students' computing ability, in part to help their graduates compete better in the college environment, the New Zealand Herald reported....
Service Links Student Data to Web College Planning Platform
ConnectEdu Inc., a Web-based college planning service, and Rediker Software Inc., a school student management system, have teamed to export student data directly into the college planning, admissions, and financial aid platform. The partners claim the result will integrate high school systems with community colleges, colleges, and universities, as well as provide entirely electronic college transcripts and application materials....
Sun Curries Favor with International Student Developers
Sun Microsystems has expanded its "Campus Ambassador Program," an initiative whereby the software giant offers free training in Sun-based technologies to 170 universities in 30 countries....

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