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  • Moodle Gets Mediasite Classroom Capture Integration

    Sonic Foundry has released a new module for Moodle called the Mediasite Content Module for Moodle. The new software provides integration between the open source learning management system and Sonic Foundry's Mediasite classroom capture and Webcasting suite.More
  • Concordia U Outsources Student Retention

    Concordia University in Irvine, CA has chosen Hobsons' EMT Retain to help improve the institution's early alert intervention and retention rates. Concordia said it hopes to use the application to identify and consistently communicate with students before they're lost to attrition.More
  • Georgia Tech To Collaborate with Semiconductor Research on Chip Development

    Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta is partnering with Semiconductor Research Corp. to create a $2.5 million research center focused on transistor interconnects and chip packaging. The Interconnect and Packaging Center (IPC) will bring academia, industry, and government together to develop faster performing chips that are more energy efficient.More
  • U South Florida Automates Processes for Human Subject Research

    The University of South Florida (USF) will use Click Commerce's eResearch Portal to automate Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes for human subject research. USF will streamline and strengthen IRB processes across the institution's multiple research communities in the first of a series of research automation initiatives to be rolled out over the next two and a half years.More
  • April Competition Tests Students on Application of Technology

    Students from Arizona's colleges and universities will compete in a tech competition this April that will challenge them to develop innovative solutions to address global concerns: building a green energy lamp and using technology to address humanitarian needs such as world hunger, homelessness, and global education.More
  • IT Planning Toolkit Now Supports Windows 7

    Microsoft has followed up on the release of its Windows 7 Beta by rolling out another build of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This build (2315), published last Monday, now supports the use of the MAP toolkit on PCs running the Windows 7 Beta, according to Microsoft's announcement.More
  • Microsoft Plans To Fix UAC Security in Windows 7 RC

    A debate erupted last week over the effectiveness of the user account control (UAC) feature in Microsoft's newly released Windows 7 Beta operating system. Critics claimed that changes to the UAC in the OS resulted in security vulnerabilities.More
  • NEXX Systems Joins 3D Chip Research Program at UAlbany

    The 3D Interconnect Program located at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany in New York has a new participant. Nexx Systems, which manufacturers process equipment for advanced wafer-level packaging, will be participating on research on innovative electrodeposition technology and the development of high yield, low cost copper electroplating solutions that will enable high density 3D through-silicon-vias (TSVs).More
  • UCSD Engineering Students Check Out Hardware Verification Tools with Eve

    Students at the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) will be learning about hardware-based verification technology with a donation of hardware and software from Eve. The vendor develops products designed to shorten the overall verification cycle of complex integrated circuits and electronic systems designs.More