Industry News

Comcast launched Xfinity On Campus, a service that lets college students watch live TV and On Demand content on their IP-enabled devices, including, laptops, tablets and smartphones while on campus.

9/9/2014

The University of California, Berkeley upgraded to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and implemented Oracle’s PeopleSoft Grants to achieve greater visibility into collections and spending. The new platform will help the university accurately prepare for continued growth in research programs.

9/9/2014

Daktronics has recently finished the installation of two roadside displays at two Florida International University campus locations. One display has been installed at the Biscayne Bay Campus, while the other has been installed at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

9/8/2014

Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced that he has awarded a $500,000 prize to the College of Technology, newly redesigned as Purdue Polytechnic Institute, for a proposal to create a transdisciplinary bachelor’s degree program based on learned and demonstrated competencies.

9/8/2014

University Business and UBTech are pleased to announce that Sonic Foundry is the Titanium Sponsor of UBTech 2015, and is once again the exclusive provider of UBTech’s technology solutions for the video capture and broadcast of UBTech program sessions.

9/8/2014

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, one of the nation’s largest mutual life insurers and a provider of individual disability income insurance, is expanding its Student Loan Protection Rider to be available to anyone with student loan debt.

9/8/2014

InFocus Corporation released a new family of large-venue, professional installation projectors, the IN5310a series, to deliver very bright image and flexible projection options to large classrooms at a value.

9/5/2014

DataCore, a provider of software-defined storage, announced that Thunderbird School of Global Management has overcome its most pressing IT challenge–a dependence on expensive hardware–with a flexible software-defined storage architecture.

9/5/2014

As the nation’s law students get ready for the new school year, they will have a major advantage in mastering their law school classes, thanks to a new cloud-based digital casebook and study platform.

9/5/2014

Goucher College announced it will be the first college in the nation to create an application option requesting student-submitted videos as the decisive factor for admission. Beginning with applicants for the 2015-2016 academic year, students can choose not to submit transcripts, test scores and other traditional application materials.

9/5/2014

Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group’s e-textbook solution, announced the results of its annual survey revealing that today’s college students increasingly value online, social and mobile technology as essential educational tools.

9/4/2014

Southern California students who excel in astronomy and physics but are traditionally underrepresented in those fields will get a boost toward earning doctorates at University of California research campuses, thanks to a mentoring and scholarship program.

9/4/2014

Internet2’s InCommon has enhanced its support for international research organizations through a pilot project with the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

9/4/2014

The nation’s oldest executive search firm, Academic Search, Inc., and an interim executive placement firm, The Registry for College and University Presidents, announced a partnership that will better serve the needs of higher education institutions seeking permanent or interim leaders.

9/3/2014

A new suite of writing tools from Questia supports students in organizing and writing research papers. From Cengage Learning’s Questia.com, the new Questia Writing Center features support tools such as a topic and source generator, a thesis statement builder and an outline creator and project organizer, among others.

9/3/2014

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