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News Update :: Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Virginia Tech Expands Emergency Notification
Virginia Tech has reported that it's expanding its emergency notification system "significantly," launching the new VT Alerts system July 2. The campus has also announced the appointment of John Beach as interim director of emergency management effective immediately....
Utah Names New CIO, Streamlines IT Across Campus
The University of Utah named Stephen Hess its top information technology executive. Hess, who was the school's associate academic vice president for information technology, will become chief information officer and preside over a new, unified IT department....
Purdue University Recreates 9/11 in Science-Driven Animation
A Purdue University research team has developed a computer simulation of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center with an aim to helping build stronger buildings in the future....
Israeli University Team Produces Detailed Map of the Internet
A team of Israeli university researchers has finished a project to map the structure of the Internet, which involved some 5,000 volunteers, who downloaded software to help identify Internet nodes and connections between them....
Indiana/Purdue Prof Dedicated to Making Helper Droids
A professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is working on creating life-like androids to study human behavior and social interaction, with an eye toward using them as social workers and companions for the elderly....
New Ranking System Puts Terrapins Second in Comp-Sci
The University of Maryland has the second-best computer science department in the United States. Surprised? Based on a new department ranking system that considers how many articles a faculty has published, as well its level of participation in professional conferences, the Terrapin CS department outranks most of the usual vaunted suspects, including Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, and the University of Illinois....
U Buffalo Seeks Student Input on Info Tech Investments
The University of Buffalo is seeking direct input from a sometimes undertapped cohort in deciding where to put its future information technology investments: students, faculty, and staff....
UT-SA Assistant Prof Wins NSF 'Up and Comer' Grant
The National Science Foundation awarded Carola Wenk, an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Texas-San Antonio, a five-year, $400,000 "Faculty Early Career Development" award to study "geometric shape handling."...

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