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News Update :: Tuesday, April 3, 2007


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....

USC Innovation Institute To Incubate Sciences...and Arts Too
University of Southern California president Steven Sample outlined a strategic plan for USC's new Stevens Institute for Innovation designed to consolidate all is innovation transfer and development operations under a single hub, as well as to extend those operations across as many disciplines as possible--arts as well as sciences....
Higher Ed Combats U.S. Info Tech Decline, Says WEF
The United States is falling behind European countries and Singapore in exploiting information technology, according to a report last week by the World Economic Forum. The U.S. dropped from first to seventh place in the WEF's annual "Networked Readiness Index," the Reuters news agency reported....
U Michigan Unveils Master's Degree in 'Social Computing'
The University of Michigan's School of Information (SI) announced a graduate-degree specialization in "social computing" through a Master of Science in Information. The university said the program is the first in the country to focus on social computing, the term describing the wave of open technologies that enable masses of people to interact and exchange and sort information....
CMU Engineering Dean Honored for Global Teaching Vision
Pradeep Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, was given the "Cyber Education Champion Award" from the Business Software Alliance, an association of software companies....
Tulane to Connects New Students With Social Media Tools
In an effort to reach out to newly admitted high school seniors, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, has expanded its online community presence with the launch of its new Tulane Community Center. The new service is built on the Community Center platform from LiveWorld....
Distant Replay: Auburn Stadium Display Goes High Def
Auburn University will install a true high definition (HD) video screen in its Jordan-Hare Stadium prior to the start of the fall football season. Auburn claims the $2.9 million Daktronics Inc. HD display will be the first true HD stadium display in the Southeastern Conference. It measures 30 feet high by 74 feet wide and takes advantage of the latest HD-12 light emitting diode (LED) technology....
Swarthmore Running Trial of Google Education Apps
Swarthmore College is testing the Education Edition of Google Apps, in part to determine whether a switch to Google's Gmail would benefit the campus community, according to Swarthmore's Phoenix online newspaper....
UMassOnline Credits Record Enrollment with Program Offerings
UMassOnline yesterday announced record enrollment and revenues for fiscal 2007. UMassOnline is the online learning division of the University of Massachusetts. The organization said it credits the record enrollment with "the depth and breadth of our program offerings," according to David Gray, CEO....
CSU Inks Deal with Qwest
The California State University system has entered into an agreement with Qwest Communications International for communications services....

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Cleveland, OH, April 12-14, 2007
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