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Cornell U Adds Solar Farm for Energy Production, Academic Use

Cornell University has added an 11-acre solar photovoltaic installation capable of producing approximately 2 megawatts of power.

Microsoft Beefs Up Azure; Offers Cloud Platform to Ebola Researchers

Determined to set his company's cloud platform apart from the competition, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella called a press event in San Francisco to unveil several enhancements for Azure, including beefed up virtual machines and storage and a marketplace where cloud-based providers can promote their services. The company said it would also make its cloud resources available to Ebola researchers.

U Wisconsin-La Crosse Digitizes Video Archive

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has launched a multi-year project to convert its video archive from videotape to searchable digital files.

Southern Adventist U Adopts Discovery Service To Improve Access to Resources

Southern Adventist University has adopted a new discovery service in an effort to improve access to library resources.



Stanford Offers Online Program in Design Thinking

The Stanford Center for Professional Development will now offer its program on design thinking and team-building via a series of interactive online videos.

U Leeds Adds Lecture Capture to 250 Teaching Spaces

The University of Leeds has rolled out a new lecture capture platform to allow students to review lectures and access recordings of other classroom activities.

Universities Partner on iPad-Based Degree Program

Watson University will use Lynn University's iPad-based Dialogues of Learning curriculum for its new degree program in social entrepreneurship.

Simpson College Adds Online PD for Teachers

Simpson College has partnered with a provider of online professional development for educators to offer 17 continuing education courses for preK-12 teachers across Iowa.

Social Mobility Index Rates Colleges by a New Measure

What do universities in Montana, New Jersey and Florida have in common? They hold rankings one, two and three, respectively, in a new "social mobility" index that measures the impact an institution has on helping lower-income students enter careers that promise livable earnings.

Carnegie Mellon To Host Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.