News Update :: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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Report Outlines Higher Ed Concerns on VoIP
A survey by the Association for Communications Professionals in Higher Education concluded that fewer than half of colleges and universities in North America have migrated to voice over IP networks, but many are readying conversions in the next six months to two years....
Penn State Flunks Napster, Signs Video-Minded Ruckus
Penn State announced it would not renew its contract with the Napster music service and instead would offer students access to Ruckus, a multimedia service it said offered students greater media flexibility. Under the new contract, Ruckus will provide students downloadable access to 2.75 million songs, full-length feature films, short-form video, sports clips, and music videos, as well as access to a social network site focused on the network....
University of Texas Profs, Students Unveil High-Speed Chip
University of Texas computer science professors and graduate students have produced a prototype high-performance processor capable of scaling to trillions of calculations per second....
Stanford CS Taking Steps to Reverse Female Brain Drain
Stanford is taking steps to retain "the extremely low number of female computer scientists on campus," the Stanford Daily reported. Thirteen percent of Stanford CS undergrads are female, the paper noted, down from 24 percent in the 1999/2000 school year....
Survey: Google Most Preferred Place to Work for MBAs
Google is now the most popular place to work for MBA students, according to a survey by Universum, a branding consultancy....
Internet Health Channel Signs University Hospital Expertise
realhealth.TV, an Internet TV channel dedicated to consumer health education, is signing up university hospitals as sources of health care expertise....
U New Hampshire Lab Demos at iWarp Interoperability
The University of New Hampshire successfully demonstrated multi-vendor interoperability between iWARP devices, which it claimed was an industry first....
Carnegie Mellon Engineering Policy Chief Elected to NAS
Granger Morgan, head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy, was named to the National Academy of Sciences in honor of his research work over the years....
IBM Grants Mainframe to U Alabama as Teaching Platform
IBM is providing the University of Alabama's Walton College of Business access to its IBM System z900 mainframe and software in an effort to promote curriculum development on mainframe hardware systems....
Reminder: Submit Your 2007 Innovators Nominations! Deadline May 15!
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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