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  • U Rhode Island Moves Toward Paperless Student Refunds

    The University of Rhode Island (URI) has partnered with Higher One, a financial services and payment company, to provide a new student service that will eliminate tuition refund and similar checks and replace them with electronic deposits made to a student-directed bank account.More
  • MiraCosta College Wraps PeopleSoft Upgrade

    California's MiraCosta College has finished the upgrade of several Oracle PeopleSoft applications with the help of service provider Ciber. The vendor said it divided the upgrades into two projects and completed both on time and on budget.More
  • Gates Foundation Funds Community College Postsecondary Research Project

    The Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College in New York City's Columbia University has received a three-year $5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help identify the most productive investments in community colleges for the foundation's Postsecondary Success (PS) initiative.More
  • Scholar360 LMS Moves into Healthcare Education

    Education technology developer Scholar360 reported this week that it has expanded its Scholar360 LMS to address the needs of nursing schools and other healthcare-related schools.More
  • U Toronto IBM Supercomputer Churns through 300 Trillion Calculations a Second

    The University of Toronto's SciNet High Performance Computing Consortium, Compute Canada, and IBM have completed a new supercomputer facility at SciNet that has a peak processing power of more than 300 trillion calculations per second, making it Canada's most powerful supercomputer and one of the most powerful and energy-efficient supercomputers in the world.More