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An edited collection of advanced computing news from Communications of the ACM, ACM TechNews, other ACM resources, and news sites around the Web.


Carnegie Mellon Expands Mobile Learning Project in India
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Carnegie Mellon Expands Mobile Learning Project in India

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) recently announced the expansion of its Mobile and Immersive Learning for Literacy in Emerging Economies (MILLEE) project, which...

Parallel Course
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Parallel Course

In 1995, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about 100 megahertz. Seven years later, in 2002, a good computer chip had a clock speed of about three gigahertz...

Friend This: Scientists Will Find Research Partners on National Network
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Friend This: Scientists Will Find Research Partners on National Network


From ACM News

Congress Endorses Computer Science Education as Driver of Innovation, Economic Growth

ACM joins with several partners from the computing community to commend the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of a resolution to raise the profile of computer...

Exploring New Frontiers
From Communications of the ACM

Exploring New Frontiers

The Expeditions in Computing program provides scientists with the funding to work on ambitious, often multidisciplinary research.

Implementing Electronic Medical Records
From Communications of the ACM

Implementing Electronic Medical Records

Despite a number of challenges, patients' medical records are slowly making the transition to the digital age.

From ACM News

Georgia Tech Wins Nsf Award For Next-Gen Supercomputing

The Georgia Institute of Technology announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million award from the U.S. National Science Foundation's Office of Cyberinfrastructure...

Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?
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Is Your Microrobot ­p For the (nist) Challenge?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with IEEE, is inviting university and collegiate student teams currently engaged in...

Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe
From ACM TechNews

Nsf's Cyber-Network Now Connects Half the Globe

The Taj network, funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), has expanded to the Global Ring Network for Advanced Application Development (GLORIAD), and...

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing
From ACM TechNews

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) says the 2010 NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing will include affiliate award programs in Texas...

From ACM TechNews

Recommender Systems Make Learning More Fun

As part of the European Union TENCompetence project, the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies' Hendrik Drachsler searched for the most suitable way to...

From ACM News

Northeastern Launches Online Master's Degree Program in Information Security

Northeastern University is launching an online graduate degree program in information assurance (IA). The program, which will train students to tackle identity...

From ACM TechNews

$1.25 Million Grant to Develop Teacher Training Institute

The U.S. National Science Foundation has given Arizona State University a five-year, $1.25 million grant to create the Modeling Institute, which will pool university...

Designing a Ride and Learning Math at Epcot
From ACM News

Designing a Ride and Learning Math at Epcot

Can children who do not know how many sides a triangle has get excited about learning math and engineering? Maybe a field trip to an amusement park will do the...

From ACM TechNews

A View From the 2009 European Computer Science Summit

A recurring theme at Informatics Europe's recent European Computer Science Summit 2009, which took place Oct. 8-9 in Paris, was the concern that the European scientific...

From ACM News

Industry Body Forming to Address IT Graduate Skills

A pilot group within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is months away from creating a global IT education-focused body to address the needs of the industry. ...

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data
From ACM News

Training to Climb an Everest of Digital Data

It is a rare criticism of elite American university students that they do not think big enough. But that is exactly the complaint from some of the largest technology...

From ACM TechNews

Trinity's Humanitarian Open Source Software Project Snags Major Grant

The U.S. National Science Foundation has awarded a two-year, $800,000 grant to the Humanitarian FOSS Project (HFOSS), a collaborative three-college program that...

Educational Alliance Gets Grant to Help Students With Disabilities Earn STEM Degrees
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Educational Alliance Gets Grant to Help Students With Disabilities Earn STEM Degrees

A $3 million grant from the U.S. National Science Foundation will help the Alabama Alliance for Students with Disabilities in science, technology, engineering,...

IBM and ACM-Icpc Announce 'battle of the Brains' Software Competition
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IBM and ACM-Icpc Announce 'battle of the Brains' Software Competition

Student computer programmers from universities around the world will battle for a spot to attend the World Finals of the 34th annual ACM-International Collegiate...
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