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  • Uppsala U and Swedish Institute of Space Physics Team with IBM To Study Space Weather

    Sweden's Uppsala University, IBM, and the Swedish Institute of Space Physics have announced a stream computing project to analyze massive volumes of information in real time to better understand "space weather.More
  • Carroll U Predicts Attrition with Student Retention System

    After a year of use Carroll University in Waukesha, WI is seeing success with its implementation of Jenzabar's Retention Management Solution (RMS), a combination of software and professional services that allows institutions of higher education to target at-risk students and increase retention rates.More
  • Utah Valley U Installs Vucci Virtual Lab

    Utah Valley University has received a $100,000 donation of equipment and services from Vucci Technology Solutions to outfit the athletic department computer lab with virtual desktops and managed services. The new lab, named the Vucci Computer Lab, is open year-round to all student athletes and their tutors. The virtualization installation is expected to cut power usage by as much as 97 percent.More
  • U Michigan and USC Extend Organic Electronics Research with Universal Display

    The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles have extended a sponsored research agreement with Universal Display Corp. Under terms of the extension, Universal Display will provide up to $7.5 million for the next four years to support research in the growing field of organic electronics....More
  • Computer Science Continues To See Gender Gap

    If the attitudes of high school students are a good predictor of eventual career choices, the future will continue to see computer science fields dominated by males. According to new research released by ACM and the WGBH Educational Foundation, compared with girls, more than twice as many boys see computer science as a "good" or "very good" choice as a college major. What's more, four times as many boys cited computer science as a "very good" career choice.More
  • Liberty U Improves Storage Technology and Processes

    Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA is making improvements to its digital storage solution with the implementation of Symantec's Veritas NetBackup and the selection of an off-site location for data storage. More