News Update :: Tuesday, May 1, 2007

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Reminder: Submit Your 2007 Innovator Awards 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....

Universities Seek 'Clean Slate' for Internet Security Woes
A group of university and government researchers has proposed a "clean slate" approach to solving the Internet's myriad security problems. The group, which includes researchers Rutgers, Stanford, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, and various Department of Defense research offices, said it thinks it might be time to scrap key components of the Internet that can no longer support today's complex computing and security requirements, according to a report by the Associated Press....
Colo. School of Mines Picks Finalists in Space 2.0 Contest
The Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines picked 10 student teams as finalists in a competition to choose the best business plans involving the use of outer-space-based materials and resources....
Universities To Upgrade Army Readiness Technology
The Army awarded a $215 million contract to a consortium of four universities to help manage the Army High Performance Computing Research Center (AHPCRC)....
Indiana U Prof Wins ACM 2007 Contributor Award
The Association for Computing Machinery named David Wise, a professor of computer science at the Indiana University's School of Informatics, the winner of its 2007 Outstanding Contribution Award....
UNC Survey Shows Comp-Sci Grads Highest Earners
A survey by the University of North Carolina's career services office found that 2006 UNC computer science graduates had the highest annual mean salary at $60,000. Graduates with a degree in business administration were second with an average salary of $47,534....
University of California Picks LMS for System-Wide Staff Training
The University of California signed a contract to purchase a learning management system to host the delivery of compliance training materials and services throughout the UC systems. The university purchased the LMS from SumTotal Systems Inc., along with software for creating training content called TotalLCMS. The system will track and deliver compliance training for the system's 170,000 faculty and staff across 10 campuses....
University of Pennsylvania Launches Communications Suite
The University of Pennsylvania is launching a service for its students called "Penn Live." The aim of the program is to provide communications tools for students, such as e-mail, blogging, and photo sharing....

Upcoming Events

TDWI World Conference-Spring 2007
Boston, MA, May 13-18, 2007
Interop Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV, May 20-25, 2007
Academic Impressions: Faculty Development in Blended and Online Learning
Providence, RI, May 21-23, 2007
University of Illinois at Chicago: Sloan-C Blended Learning and Higher Education Workshop
Bloomingdale, IL, June 3-5, 2007
Campus Technology 2007
Washington, DC, July 30-August 2, 2007
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