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News Update :: Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Microsoft Casts Legal Net on Education Software Smugglers
Microsoft filed law suits last week to stop what it charged were smuggling operations that were reselling software intended for students and schools to unsuspecting retail consumers. Microsoft filed nine lawsuits and issued more than 50 cease and desist letters in efforts to shut down the alleged smuggling operations....
U Arkansas, Wal-Mart, Blue Cross, Team on RFID
Wal-Mart has partnered with the University of Arkansas and Blue Cross Blue Shield to study how Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) might best be used to improve the health-care industry's supply-chain challenges....
Teach Your Children Well: RPI Offers Games Degree
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute launched an undergraduate degree program in Games and Simulation Arts & Sciences (GSAS), which it said would play on the success of an existing games studies minor offered in the university's School of Humanities an Social Sciences....
Top Digitally Dedicated Community Colleges Recognized
The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Center for Digital Education honored the top 30 most technology-aware community colleges in the country, according to a survey of administrators at 200 community colleges. They were asked a set of 24 multiple-choice questions and five written questions regarding technology services for students, faculty, and their host communities....
Cuba Opens Second University for Information Technology
Cuba opened a University of Information Technology April 4 in the eastern part of the country, the press agency Prensa Latina reported....
Google Names 20 Female Collegians Tech Scholars
Google Inc. announced the 20 winners of a scholarship it is funding to honor the memory of Anita Borg, a computer scientist who promoted science and engineering education for women. Ten of the winners, who were picked from more than 250 applications from students at 115 different universities across the country, will receive $10,000. Another 13 finalists will receive $1,000 each....
Portland State: U.S. News Giveth, Then Taketh Away
When U.S. News and World Report announced its annual college rankings recently, Portland State University was on the list as one of the top-10 electrical engineering schools in the United States. Students and faculty were ecstatic, for a couple of days anyway. That's the length of time it took for the magazine to realize that a computer glitch had incorrectly ranked the Portland State program in the top 10 instead of 126th, its actual rank....
Indiana University Picks Schnabel as Informatics Dean
Indiana University named Robert B. ("Bobby") Schnabel, considered a national leader in the uses of computers in education, as dean of the IU School of Informatics....

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