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IT Trends :: Thursday, April 5, 2007


Risk and Responsibility
Cognitive development and the implications for higher ed
By Terry Calhoun

Young people taking risks. Who'd have thought? But the science is there, telling us that a 20-year-old's brain has not yet fully matured, even though the rest of his or her body has. And universities are beginning to take notice and to take more responsibility for the risk-taking behaviors of their students....

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Campus Technology Kicks Off 2007 Innovators Nominations
You’re doing great things with technology on campus—we want to know about them. We seek exemplary colleges and universities, their visionary technology project leadership, and their innovative vendor partners who have deployed extraordinary campus technology solutions to campus challenges.

Could you be one of this year’s recognized technology leaders? CT’s 2007 Innovators will be featured in the August issue and recognized at the Campus Technology 2007 conference in Washington, DC, July 30-Aug. 2, 2007....

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Tulane U Launches LiveWorld Community Center
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