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News Update :: Tuesday, April 24, 2007


Resubmit Your 2007 Innovators Nominations!

The editors of Campus Technology apologize for technical problems with the entry form for the 2007 Innovators competition. It appears that many entry forms were not received even though it appeared to the senders that the forms had indeed gone through.

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE to May 15, to accommodate resubmission, and WE STRONGLY ADVISE ALL ENTRANTS TO RESUBMIT AT ONCE; all technical problems have been resolved....

Messaging Firms Atwitter Following Virginia Tech Massacre
Messaging system companies set their marketing programs on "vibrate" last week in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, sending out reminders to the higher ed community that effective electronic messaging systems are essential tools of public safety on campus....
Midwest Universities To Launch Broadband Optical Net
The University of Minnesota, Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have banded together to create the Broadband Optical Research, Education, and Sciences Network (BOREAS-Net), a high-speed optical network to share data and collaborate with other institutions....
MIT Completes First Course Devoted to PlayStation Tech
MIT last week completed what claims is the first course in the United States devoted to the capabilities of the Cell Broadband Engine or Cell/B.E., the chip that powers the Sony PlayStation3 entertainment platform....
Rensselaer To Offer Fall Ph.D. Program in 'Electronic Arts'
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will offer a new Ph.D. degree in "electronic arts" this fall, a program designed to explore the use of the latest high tech art tools to explore academic disciplines....
UC Berkeley, Texas A&M Multi-User Game Is for the Birds
A collaborative online multimedia system developed by researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and Texas A&M University puts an unusual assortments of technologies--including the Web, video, photography, and game technology--together in pursuit of an even more unusual quarry: exotic birds....
Blackboard Honors University Customers for Innovations
Blackboard Inc. last week held its annual conference for users of its electronic commerce platform, the Blackboard Commerce Suite. During the program, two of its academic customers were recognized with Greenhouse "exemplary service" awards: Duke University and the University of Alabama....
IT Key to Saudi Arabia 25-Year Strategy for Higher Ed
Saudi Arabia is preparing a 25-year strategy to map out its higher education system so that it can be "in tune with the country's development and job market requirements," the kingdom announced. Information technology will a central element of the plan....

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