Federal judge allows Boston University disease research lab

A Boston University laboratory built to study some of the world's most dangerous diseases is one step closer to opening following a federal judge's decision issued this week that it poses little risk to the public.

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University of California to open its research vaults, for free

The University of California has open-sourced all future research articles authored by faculty at all of its 10 campuses. The articles will be made available to the public at no charge.

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University leaders call on Washington to close 'innovation deficit'

National education leaders say closing what they call the “innovation deficit” – the widening gap between needed and actual investments in research and education – must be a national imperative.

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Northwestern to pay $3 million in grant-fraud case

The university allegedly allowed Dr. Charles L. Bennett, then a researcher at its Chicago medical campus, to submit false claims under research grants from the National Institutes of Health, Acting U.S. Attorney Gary S. Shapiro said.

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Fat-shaming professor gets to keep his NYU job

Geoffrey Miller, a visiting professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business who ignited a firestorm of criticism with a fat-shaming tweet, did not violate New York University rules governing research, the school said.

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ASTRA and STEMconnector Release EdTech: Revolution in Education

EdTech: Revolution in Education is the latest, largest and most comprehensive report on EdTech, to be released June 18, 2013, in hard copy, PDF and interactive e-book, from ASTRA and STEMconnector®. EdTech: Revolution in Education tracks how technology is disrupting, revolutionizing, and innovating education.

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University of Chicago to link up with Woods Hole marine lab

Add one more laboratory to the list of world-class facilities to be overseen by the University of Chicago. The internationally renowned Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., will be brought under the university's financial and organizational umbrella.

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Amid budget cuts, Kansas University gets funding for adult stem cell center

As Kansas University officials bemoaned legislative budget cuts this week, Kansas Board of Regents member Ed McKechnie wondered if those cuts could be alleviated somewhat by diverting funds that KU received in another area — but didn't request.

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High-Performance Computing: How the Investment in Heavy-Duty Computer Processing Power Is Paying Off in Research Output

High-performance computing can quickly answer the big questions that jam up desktop PCs. With HPC resources, some problems can be solved that could never be worked out before, and scientists are able to ask questions they never would have imagined. High-performance computing does, however, come at a high cost.

HPC Planning Checklist

According to Henry J. Neeman, director of the OU Supercomputer Center for Education & Research (OSCER) at Oklahoma University, schools will want to investigate guidelines for their own future HPC platforms. His own institution is seeing ROI from HPC as high as 700 percent from its supercomputer named Boomer.

From where he sits, the keys to a successful HPC platform include: