News Update :: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

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Santa Clara U Debuts Future Library in Second Life
Santa Clara University is debuting its new library--even though it won't be finished until next fall--in Second Life, the online virtual community....
Ohio U CIO Presents $8 MM Plan to Bolster Campus Tech
Ohio University Chief Information Officer Brice Bible presented the Ohio U board of trustees a proposal for strengthening the university's central information technology systems at a cost of $8 million over five years....
UVA Security Breach: Data on 6,000 Faculty Exposed
A computer security breach at the University of Virginia has exposed the names, birthdates, and social security numbers for almost 6,000 faculty members. The exposed faculty worked at UVA between 1990 and 2003. Their information has been compromised, and their identities could be stolen....
Big Ten Partners with Google on Library Scanning Project
Google Inc. announced a deal last week to digitize portions of the libraries of 12 major universities--nearly 10 million books and periodicals--as part of its book scanning project....
Internet2, Student Media Group, Produce Digital Film Fest
Internet2, the higher education research consortium, is working with a student-managed television network to produce a film festival that will showcase films solely on the Internet....
MIT Team Demos 'WiTricity': Wireless Power Transfer
An inter-department team from MIT demonstrated wireless power transfer, considered the Holy Grail of the consumer electronics industry. The team, representing the Departments of Physics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science, was able to light a 60-watt light bulb wirelessly from a power source seven feet away....
USC Computer Science Grad Thesis Helps Train Firefighters
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is using artificial intelligence tools developed by a University of Southern California computer science graduate student to help train new recruits in how to respond to fire emergencies....
Power Surge at NDSU Left Student Records Vulnerable
North Dakota State University officials confirmed there was a two-week security breach that left payroll and student loan vulnerable to unauthorized access via the Internet....

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