Industry News: Terra Dotta, Monarch, SunVest Solar Inc., RetiSpec, Ex Libria Alma and Sheetz Inc.

By: | Issue: March, 2019
February 21, 2019
Higher ed institutions have selected new systems to help manage study abroad programs, stream live events, save energy, handle electronic resources and more.Higher ed institutions have selected new systems to help manage study abroad programs, stream live events, save energy, handle electronic resources and more.

 

Western Michigan University has deployed Terra Dotta’s Study Abroad solution to automate manual processes involved in managing more than 40 faculty-led study abroad programs. The web-based software will unify departments involved in delivering each program and will mitigate travel risk.

John Brown University (Ark.) has purchased three Monarch HDX encoders to stream over 650 live events to multiple destinations, including campuswide digital signage displays. A recent Monarch-enabled  Facebook Live event generated over 70,000 views. 

Madison College (Wis.) has completed the largest rooftop solar energy installation in the state. SunVest Solar Inc.’s 125,000-square-foot array contains 5,700 panels. It can produce 100 percent of the building’s energy for up to three hours on sunny days, and is expected to save the campus more than $200,000 per year.

RetiSpec will conduct data analysis by combining its machine learning program with the University of Minnesota’s uncompleted Alzheimer’s detection imaging system. This procedure, which will be implemented in an upcoming three-site clinical study, could advance the development of its first-of-a-kind imaging platform.

The University of Hawaii system will use Ex Libris Alma’s library services platform to handle the complete life cycle of print and electronic resources. The university system will create a portal where members of all 10 institutions can lend and borrow materials.

Lackawanna College (Pa.) will create a scholarship program to offer tuition assistance to Sheetz Inc. employees who enroll in in-person or online courses. A student pursuing a full-time associate degree could receive an annual scholarship.