News Update :: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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Pace University, IBM Pursue IT Labor Market Project
IBM Corp. awarded Pace University's Susan Merritt, dean of its Seidenberg School of Computer Science, the IBM Faculty Award. The award was made in part to expand a project between Pace and SkillProof Inc., a job market research firm, to create an index of demand for information technology specialists in New York City and Westchester County, NY....
Chinese Arrest Three in Wi-Fi Exam Cheating Caper
The Chinese news agency Xinhua reported that three people have been arrested for using Wi-Fi microphones to cheat on national college entrance exams. The exams, which are "make or break" rites of academic passage, are considered state secrets before the tests, Xinhua reported....
UC Santa Barbara Appoints First Chief Information Officer
Following a national search, the University of California, Santa Barbara has appointed Thomas Putnam its associate vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer. Putnam, whose appointment followed a national search, will start Aug. 15....
Imperial College London Overhauls Digital Image Library
London's Imperial College has outsourced management of an image library containing 20,000 pictures, a move that has lowered its administrative overhead and made it possible to tag the images more easily. IC is using the Brandworkz 3.0 digital asset management system, developed by GlobusMedia to manage the online image library for 5,000 university staff....
Texas A&M Prof Loses Flash Drive With 8,000 Student Records
A flash drive with information on about 8,000 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students was lost by a mathematics professor while on vacation in Madagascar, the Corpus Christi Caller reported....
MIT Names Materials Science Prof Dean of Engineering
MIT appointed Subra Suresh, a professor of engineering in the its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as the next dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Suresh, who succeeds Professor Thomas Magnanti, will take over July 23....
Cambridge Shears Data Back-up Time by Two-Thirds
A Cambridge University research lab has cut the time it took to back up more than 23 terabytes of data from seven days to two, as part of an overhaul of its storage area network....
Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Joins WPI Game Faculty
Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that computer intelligence pioneer Charles Rich, associate director of the Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, MA, will join the university's "Interactive Media and Game Development" faculty July 1....
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