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Scholarship For Cis Program Seeks to Close the Gap
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Scholarship For Cis Program Seeks to Close the Gap

Florida A&M University's Computer Information Sciences (CIS) Program has been awarded a $552,000 National Science Foundation grant to recruit minority women to...

They're Hiring in Hong Kong
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They're Hiring in Hong Kong

A sudden wave of hiring in East Asia, especially in Hong Kong, could lead to a brain drain of computer science talent away from America. Talented IT professionals...

From ACM TechNews

Demand for H-1B Visas Tumbles

Applications for H-1B visas are down about a third from a year ago, according to the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. The agency began accepting...

From ACM TechNews

White House Says ­U.S. Needs H-1b Visas to Avoid 'competitive Disadvantage'

President Barack Obama has already reversed several actions and policies established by President George W. Bush, but has shown little interest in revising a rule...

Pitt, CM­ Try to Buck Sliding Trend of Women Studying Computer Science
From ACM TechNews

Pitt, CM­ Try to Buck Sliding Trend of Women Studying Computer Science

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) computer science education graduate student Leigh Ann Sudol says computer science suffers from the lack of female participation...

Purdue, Rutgers Will Lead $30 Million ­U.S. Homeland Security Research Center
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Purdue, Rutgers Will Lead $30 Million ­U.S. Homeland Security Research Center

Purdue University and Rutgers University will lead an international research and education group in a six-year, $30 million U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

From ACM TechNews

Georgia Tech Program Pairs Computing With Public Service

The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) has spun off a course on using technology to solve real-world problems into a new program called Computing for...

From ACM TechNews

The Future of Computer-Human Interaction: Conference to Explore the New World of Digital Life

ACM's annual conference on Computer-Human Interaction, CHI 2009, gets underway at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on April 4. Sponsored by ACM's Special...

Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women
From ACM News

Computer Science Field Needs a Few (more) Good Women

When ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery) awarded Barbara Liskov the prestigious A.M. Turing Award earlier this month, its decision and timing were perfect...

From ACM News

ACM Recognizes Computing and Information Technology Leaders

ACM (The Association for Computing Machinery) has announced the winners of three awards honoring significant contributions to the computing and information technology...

Class of 2009: Computer Science Majors Still in Demand
From ACM Careers

Class of 2009: Computer Science Majors Still in Demand

The nation's leading computer science programs say graduating seniors are still sought after by technology vendors and corporate shops, despite the global economic...

Computer Science Classes Gets Their Groove Back
From ACM TechNews

Computer Science Classes Gets Their Groove Back

A new report from the Computing Research Association (CRA) found that student enrollment in computer science (CS) has risen for the first time in six years. The...

Interactive Programs Teach Students to Play Musical Instruments
From ACM News

Interactive Programs Teach Students to Play Musical Instruments

Students of popular musical instruments may soon be learning to play with the help of a new generation of intelligent, interactive computer programs thanks to European...

Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills
From ACM TechNews

Scholarship Program Targets Need For Cyber Security Skills

The Scholarship for Service (SFS) program, jointly run by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is becoming a widely...

From ACM TechNews

Scholarships Available to Attendees of the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (ABI) expects to draw more scholarship applications for the 2009 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing...

Uc San Diego and IBM Launch Center For Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds
From ACM TechNews

Uc San Diego and IBM Launch Center For Next-Generation Digital Media to Power Tomorrow's Virtual Worlds

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has announced the launch of the Center for Next-Generation Digital Media, a new campus center dedicated to inventing...

From ACM News

­U.S. Economy Spurs Foreign Students to Return Home, Study Says

Most foreign nationals studying at universities in the United States say American higher education is the best in the world, but few plan to remain permanently...

From ACM TechNews

Improved NITRD to Address Computer Science Education Issues

ACM, the Computing Research Association (CRA), and National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) are working to improve the profile of computer science...

From ACM News

Ancient Cultures Are Just a Click Away

Thanks to European research, today's portals can take you to fascinating virtual destinations — both ancient and new — and all just a click away. The work allows...

Computer Science Majors Increase at Most Significant Rate Since Dot Com Boom
From ACM TechNews

Computer Science Majors Increase at Most Significant Rate Since Dot Com Boom

The number of computer science majors enrolled in U.S. universities rose 8.1 percent in 2008, the first increase in six years, reports the Computing Research Association...
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