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Loyola University Maryland Wins Grant to Build HPC Cluster for Research

Loyola University Maryland has been awarded a $280,120 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build its first high-performance computing (HPC) cluster, which will be used for faculty and student research across disciplines.

Chillenium Pits College-Level Game Developers Against One Another

Students from 12 universities will gather on the Texas A&M University's College Station, TX, campus the weekend of Sept. 23 for the Chillenium, in which teams of college students compete to build the best gaming software.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services to Grow 17 Percent in 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.

CollegeFindMe Launches College Recruitment Network

CollegeFindMe has launched a new web-based platform designed to facilitate the college application and recruitment process for high school students, guidance counselors and college admissions officers.

National Research Center for College and University Admissions Acquires Eduventures

The National Research Center for College and University Admissions, a provider of data and analytics tools for higher ed, has acquired Eduventures, a company that provides research and advice for colleges and universities.

Edmission Launches Web App for Personalized College Search Help

Edmission has launched a new web app for its online personalized college admission planning service.

Recruitment Technology Startup Acquired by Wiley

John Wiley & Sons has acquired a Ranku, a Seattle-based startup that helps colleges and universities offering online programs increase enrollment.

East Central U Deploys Makerspace for Teacher Training

East Central University in Oklahoma has implemented a makerspace lab in its Department of Education to teach practicing and preservice educators how to set up and facilitate a makerspace in the classroom.

73 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Graduates Employed Full-Time, Earn Salary Lift

A recent survey of more than 1,000 qualified graduates from coding bootcamps around the country found that 73 percent are employed in full-time positions, with an average salary increase of 64 percent.

Carnegie Mellon Algorithm Uncovers Online Social Site Fraudsters

A research team at Carnegie Mellon University has developed open source software that will allow social media sites to identify fraudulent accounts, reviews and followers.

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