News Update :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007

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IT Funding, Student Safety Top Concerns for CIOs
University information technology officials rated funding for technology as the most pressing issue they face, according to an annual "current issues" survey by the Educause higher education association. The survey asked campus IT managers to rank a series of information technology challenges on their campus, including security, funding, identity management, and strategic planning. Funding was No. 1....
Arizona's Jackson New CIO at U of Illinois-Urbana
University of Arizona Chief Information Officer Sally Jackson was named CIO at the University of Illinois, where she is an alumna. Jackson, who will start this week (May 21), will hold a joint appointment as a professor of speech communications....
UW Madison Narrows Field to 3 in CIO Search
The University of Wisconsin-Madison last week narrowed its search for a new chief information officer and vice provost for information technology to three finalists....
Illegal File Sharing Rooted Out at Ohio U, Say Admins
Ohio University boasted that, following crackdown, illegal file sharing via its campus networks has been eradicated. University CIO Brice Bible said that illegal file-sharing on the university's network had "virtually stopped," according to a report in the Athens (OH) Times....
U Mass Senior Answers Family's Plea for Assistive Tech
An electrical engineering student at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell designed a voice-activated computer cursor in response to a cry for help posted on the Internet from the parents of a 5-year-old Italian girl who's been paralyzed since the age of 2....
SMU Offers 5-Year Masters in Comp Sci Plus Gaming
Southern Methodist University is the latest campus to embrace computer gaming as a degree program....
Carnegie Mellon Adds 4 Bots to Robot Hall of Fame
Carnegie Mellon University inducted four robots into its Robot Hall of Fame, including a hopping robot; the first car to drive itself across the country; a kit that enables anyone to build a robot; and the android Data from Star Trek....
CUNY Picks Systemwide Help Desk Software Suite
The City University of New York (CUNY) has purchased a software suite to help automate its help desk services. The school, the country's largest urban public university, with 23 institutions, picked the RightAnswers site to drive self-service initiatives across all its service desks....
Serious Games Competition Opens to Education
The annual Serious Games Showcase & Challenge, which has traditionally focuses on military applications for gaming technologies, this year is expanding its scope to include education technology....
AlarmPoint Launches Notification Grants
AlarmPoint Systems has launched a new grant program offering emergency notification systems through its new Crisis Notification Systems Grants Program....

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