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News Update :: Tuesday, July 24, 2007


New Ohio U CIO Knocks Out Strategic Plan in 75 Days
Bruce Bible, Ohio University's recently appointed chief information officer, has completed an initial 75-day review of OU's information technology needs. The result is a new IT-management strategy to restructure the central office, designate advisory groups, and identify opportunities to collaborate with IT workers across the university's Athens and regional campuses....
U New Orleans Opens Virtual Classroom in Second Life
The University of New Orleans will begin offering classes this fall on a virtual campus in Second Life. There are currently about 6.5 million people who circulate in the electronic community....
Oxford Fines Rowdy Students Based on Facebook Images
Oxford University has begun fining students whose Facebook profiles contain pictures of "trashings," a flavor of rowdiness that Oxford undergraduates indulge in after final exams. Trashings involve getting covered in eggs and flour by fellow revelers. The fines range from $80 to $200, according to an Associated Press report....
Open Source Portal Project Honored as Catalyst
The uPortal project to develop a free, sharable Web portal for higher education won the 2007 Catalyst award, given by the Educause association for innovation and excellence in campus IT....
UMass Amherst Signs Deal for VoIP, Advanced Tech
The University of Massachusetts Amherst inked a five-year research and deployment agreement for advanced technology with switching vendor Cedar Point Communications, the result of a successful test of voice over IP technology at the UMass Amherst campus....
U Washington Offers Computer Academy for Hearing Impaired
The University of Washington is hosting its first Summer Academy for Advancing Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Computing, a nine-week program during which students will learn how to program software, write computer code, model 3D objects, and make cartoon figures move....
Bull Durham: Duke WiFi Outage Leads to iPhone Outrage
The media's search for iPhone flaws maintained its pace last week when Duke University's wireless local area network (WLAN) jammed for 10 to 15 minutes, apparently the result of newly commissioned iPhones inundating the university's Cisco wireless network servers....
Microsoft To Establish University in Bangalore, India
Microsoft Corp. will set up a university in Bangalore, India, to provide high-end computer education, according to the Times of India newspaper, which called the deal the first Indian university run by a multinational company....

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