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Security Seals on Web Sites Improve Donations, Say Rutgers Researchers

Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.

UCLA Researchers Develop Device To Turn Smartphones into Fluorescence Microscopes

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have developed a small, lightweight device that allows users to turn a smartphone into a fluorescence microscope capable of imaging objects 1,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair.

New Stanford AI Study To Last 100 Years

Stanford University is undertaking a study of artificial intelligence that will last a century

Tablet Growth To Continue To Slow in 2015

Sales of tablets will continue to slow in the new year, though the devices will still see an 8 percent growth over 2014 numbers to reach 233 million shipments, according to a new forecast from market research company Gartner.



Call for Entries: 2015 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2015 CT Innovators Awards.

Research: Standard Response in Data Breach May Not Be Best

People whose personal information has been exposed may distrust the response of the organization where the data breach occurred if it looks like the response is too generous. In fact, two researchers from the University of Arkansas suggested, throwing money at a data breach may make the fallout worse.

Penn State Students Launch Online Marketplace

Students at Penn State have developed a new online marketplace for members of the University's Behrend community to buy, sell and trade textbooks, appliances, furniture and supplies that also allows property owners to post rental properties open to students.

PAR Framework, Starfish Retention Partner To Identify At-Risk Students

PAR Framework has partnered with Starfish Retention Solutions to integrate its Predictions of Academic Risk services with the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform.

Innovative Learning Spaces Affect Student Attitudes at Ball State

An experiment in redesigning learning spaces at Ball State shows that students are more engaged in a different environment, even if the findings about academic performance are ambivalent.

Carnegie Mellon Wins Grant for Technology-Enhanced Learning in the Humanities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to train graduate students and faculty to use technology-enhanced learning for education in the humanities.