News Update :: Tuesday, May 15, 2007

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Congress Warns University Presidents on P2P File Sharing
Congressional leaders have sent letters to 19 major university presidents warning them to step up efforts to curb illegal Internet file sharing or Congress "will be forced to act."...
U Missouri Server Hack Exposes 22,396 SSNs
The University of Missouri has reported that one of its databases was hacked and that the intruder responsible for the breach was able to obtain the names and social security numbers of staff members. This is the second data security breach at the University of Missouri this year....
Campus IT Departments Grapple with Vista
At colleges, universities, and K-12 institutions, IT decision makers are increasingly showing concern over performance, patching, and hardware requirements of Microsoft Windows Vista. At the same time, the number of organizations using or evaluating Vista has increased to 29 percent, up 8 percent since October 2006. This according to a new survey conducted by Walker Information and released this week by CDW Corp....
Survey: Professors Tepid on Social Media Tools
Most higher ed faculty do not use the current wave of social networking and Web 2.0 tools in their own research and are split on whether the technologies have the potential to change the way students learn, according to a recent survey by academic publisher Thomson Learning....
NC State-IBM Virtual Computing Project Bearing Fruit
North Carolina State University said a partnership it formed seven months ago with IBM Corp. to offer unused computer cycles via the Internet to higher ed and K-12 institutions for learning and research projects is starting to bear fruit....
Spy Camera Pioneer To Join Georgia Tech Faculty
Wayne Wolf, a leading expert in embedded computing systems and smart cameras, will join the Georgia Institute of Technology in July to take the Rhesa "Ray" S. Farmer Jr. Distinguished Chair in Embedded Computer Systems....
MIT Students Wind Up PlayStation 3 Coursework
MIT has finished what it claims is the first course devoted to the capabilities of the Cell Broadband Engine, the chip that powers the Sony Playstation 3 entertainment platform....
Schools Eye Analytics for Enrollment Planning
Some higher ed administrators are experimenting with new database analytics software to try to predict both how many students will return and how many new students will enroll in the fall....
Carnegie Mellon Picks Open Network Monitoring Software
Carnegie Mellon University purchased the NeXpose security software suite to help it enhance scanning and monitoring of its campus networks....
Reminder: Submit Your 2007 Innovators Nominations! Deadline Today!
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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