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  • U Minnesota Morris Pursues Carbon Neutrality by 2010

    The University of Minnesota Morris (UMM) has partnered with McKinstry, a construction, engineering, energy services, and facilities management firm, to help it become the first carbon neutral university in the Midwest, a goal it hopes to achieve by 2010.More
  • Carnegie Mellon Takes IT Project Management Online

    Carnegie Mellon University has rolled out a custom implementation of TeamDynamixHE to help manage IT projects and end user support.More
  • U Utah Forms Carbon Dioxide Emissions Joint Venture with Headwaters

    The University of Utah in Salt Lake City has entered a joint venture with Headwaters to launch a company that captures and stores carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions. Headwaters Clean Carbon Services will provide services for CO₂ geologic storage and CO₂ used for enhanced oil recovery and enhanced coal-bed methane recovery.More
  • Simmons College Builds Gold LEED Certified Building

    Boston's Simmons College has received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its School of Management and Academic Building. The building, which opened in January, is Simmons's first structure built in accordance with the standards set by the USGBC's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.More
  • Bucknell Biomed Engineering Students Pop Catheter Bubble Problem

    Four biomedical engineering students at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA have developed a device to help medical professionals inject fluids into a patient's blood vessels without also injecting air bubbles.More
  • Penn State Hershey Med Center Chooses Krames for On-demand Patient Info

    Penn State Hershey Milton S. Hershey Medical Center has adopted the Krames On-Demand Web-based service to provide patient education. The Center said its multi-language offerings drove the decision.More
  • Reflex Addresses Dynamic Policy Enforcement in Virtualized Environments

    Reflex Systems has launched vTrust, a new function in its Virtualization Management Center (VMC), to bolster policy management in virtual environments. vTrust taps VMware's vNetwork and VMsafe application programming interfaces (APIs) to bolster security in the newly launched vSphere 4, VMware's new cloud operating environment.More
  • SpringSource Acquires Hyperic

    In a move that promises to extend the appeal of the Spring Framework to enterprise developers, SpringSource this week said it has acquired Hyperic, a supplier of open source Web application and infrastructure management.More
  • UMass Boston Opens Center To Expand R&D Activity and Corporate Partnering

    The University of Massachusetts Boston has opened a new Venture Development Center to expand the university's research and development activity and to provide entrepreneurial opportunities for faculty and students. The center will be the university's focal point for industry outreach and partnering and will offer state-of-the-art labs and research and collaborative facilities for UMass Boston's faculty and students.More