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News Update :: Tuesday, July 3, 2007


Campus Messaging System Upgrades Continue Apace
Colleges and universities around the country are continuing to rapidly adopt or upgrade their electronic and wireless messaging systems for campus emergency alerts in the wake of the Virginia Tech mass murder....
U Washington To Serve Students Recording Industry Lawsuits
The University of Washington last week said it would charge students it detects are illegally downloading music with copyright violations on behalf of the recording industry....
Johns Hopkins, U Maryland Open Language Tech Center
Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland have been tapped by the United States Department of Defense to create and operate a high-tech language analysis center that would focus on developing systems for automatically analyzing a range of speech, text, and document image data in multiple languages....
JP Morgan, Syracuse Partner on Financial IT Curriculum
Investment banking firm JP Morgan Chase announced a $30 million partnership with Syracuse University designed to supply the bank with graduates trained in financial and information technology....
Spelman Fields Robotic Soccer Team at RoboCup Games
Spelman College, the historically black college for women based in Atlanta, GA, is fielding a team of soccer-playing robots at RoboCup 2007, an international competition to promote research into artificial intelligence and robotics....
UMD Researchers Build Single-Chip Supercomputer
University of Maryland researchers have developed a new technology they describe as a "single-chip supercomputer prototype," which would be capable of speeds 100 times faster than current desktops. It is based on parallel processing on a single chip....
Stanford Team Enters Robot Car in DARPA Urban Race
A team of Stanford University robotic researchers will test a driverless Volkswagen Passat wagon named Junior in this fall's Urban Challenge, an unmanned car race sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency....
Open Source Connects Courseware at Rice University
As the Internet rapidly reshapes how scholarly information is disseminated at colleges and universities, an open-source, open-community initiative at Rice University in Houston may portend the future....

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