Performance Value or Educational Value?

Todd Gitlin, who argues that nonstop media stimuli undermine democracy and foster a society of disposable emotions. | 0 Comments

Microsoft Launches Free Collaboration Tools for Researchers

This week, during a summit of researchers in Redmond, Microsoft announced a set of free software tools for helping researchers publish, preserve, and share data. The utilities include an authoring add-in for Word 2007 for capturing document metadata; a Creative Commons add-in for Office 2007; an e-journal service for self-publishing of online-only journals; a research output repository platform; and a collaborative workspace for researchers. | 0 Comments


U Illinois Urbana-Champaign To Establish Experimental Computing Cluster

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is collaborating with the National Science Foundation, HP, Intel, and Yahoo! to establish an experimental computing cluster. The resulting "HP, Intel, Yahoo! Cloud Computing Test Bed" will be managed by UIUC and made available to academic users from other institutions for research in data-intensive computing. | 0 Comments


The Best Academic Library Program in North America Is....

Bragging rights for having the best library-science program in the United States and Canada—if a market-research-firm survey limited to 75 universities confers bragging rights—belongs to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. | 0 Comments

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