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  • Northwest and McGraw-Hill Conduct Major eBook Trial

    A large public university e-text research trial is currently being conducted by Northwest Missouri State University and McGraw-Hill Education. The purpose of the test is to examine the potential for replacing students' printed textbooks with electronic versions.More
  • Anaheim U Signs ACUP Climate Commitment

    Southern California's Anaheim University recently joined 614 other universities in signing the American College & University Presidents Climate Commitment. The commitment is a highly visible effort organizing college and university presidents and chancellors throughout the United States to address global warming by minimizing global warming emissions and providing education in an effort to achieve climate neutrality.More
  • GreatPoint Energy To Further Green Energy Research at U Mass Dartmouth Campus

    The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth has signed a deal with GreatPoint Energy to allow the company to use the campus' 60,000-square foot Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center in Fall River to continue development of its technology.More
  • U Texas Health Science Center To Manage Space Use with Web based Service

    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio has selected an application from FM:Systems to improve space tracking and to reassign and reorganize underused space.More
  • Blackboard Teams with Acxiom To Deliver Student Identity Verification

    Blackboard and Acxiom have teamed up to authenticate the identities of distance learning students. Acxiom will make its Risk Identification Suite, prevalent in authenticating online banking transactions, available to Blackboard clients to verify the identity of distance learning students.More
  • Mac-Gray To Take LaundryView Service to UK Campuses

    Two companies will be working together to provide online laundry alert services to students in the UK. Mac-Gray Corp., which sells a Web-based laundry monitoring service for use in college and university residence halls, will be partnering with UK-based Circuit Managed Laundry Systems, which runs laundries within the higher ed environment.More
  • Spanish University Rolls Out Multi-Function Identity Cards

    Spain's University Politecnica Catalunya (UPC) in Barcelona will be rolling out a university identity card from Banco Santander that uses technology from Gemalto, which develops digital security software.More
  • Unicon Launches Support Program for Jasig's Central Authentication Service

    Open source software consulting firm Unicon has recently announced a new Open Source Cooperative Support Program for Jasig's Central Authentication Service (CAS)--a secure authentication system and single sign-on service originally developed by Yale University.More