Indiana University teams up to offer IT workshops to alumni and other organizations

Computer Keyboard [thumb]The Indiana University School of Continuing Studies (SCS), University Information Technology Services (UITS) IT Training & Education group and the IU Alumni Association (IUAA) have adopted a formal agreement to provide affordable, high-quality information technology workshops to IU alumni and other external organizations. The UITS IT Training & Education group has provided instructional workshops on cutting-edge software and technologies to students and staff at IU Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) for many years. Through the agreement, UITS will open its workshops to IU alumni and organizations brought in by the School of Continuing Studies and the Alumni Association. Full Story

IU partners to create advanced national anchor network funded by $62.5 million Recovery Act grant

GlobalNOC [thumb]Indiana University is collaborating with a group of national research and education networking organizations to construct the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN), an advanced 100 gigabit-per-second national network backbone that will link regional and state research and education networks across the nation -- including Indiana's I-Light. Indiana University, Internet2, National LambdaRail (NLR), and the Northern Tier Network Consortium (NTNC) will collaborate with technology companies Ciena, Cisco, Infinera, and Juniper Networks to link the networks, as well as other projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Full Story

IU and Cook Medical unveil new service to help medical breakthroughs reach the marketplace

Barnett, William [thumb]In an effort to streamline getting innovative technologies to market, Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and Cook Medical have worked together to create, a unique online service that matches inventors and technology transfer professionals with companies looking to develop their inventions into commercially viable products. In an effort to streamline this process, Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute (PTI), the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and Cook Medical have worked together to create, a unique online service that matches inventors and technology transfer professionals with companies looking to develop their inventions into commercially viable products. Full Story

IURTC launches new website to streamline, expedite path to successful innovation

IURTC website [thumb]The official launch today of the new Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) website brings with it a user-friendly, one-stop shop designed to empower and connect inventors, entrepreneurs and investors. Developed specifically to network faculty, industry and the community with IU's resources for successful discovery, licensing and commercialization -- that means from the starting blocks of tracking down initial research funding to the finish line where patents and profit-sharing await -- the new IURTC website takes a giant leap beyond the news of the day, upcoming events and supportive testimonials that are the foundation of many information sites. Full Story

IU, Vai create venture to advance, implement eye recognition technologies

Vai technology [thumb]Indiana University Research & Technology Corp. (IURTC) and Vai technology Inc. have created Passive Identification Technologies (PIT) LLC, a joint venture formed to commercialize and create a home for a portfolio of iris recognition technologies. The technology will enhance the ease of security systems, allowing iris recognition to be implemented into existing video technology. PIT has licensed from IURTC a portfolio of seven technologies invented by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Assistant Professor Eliza Du of the Purdue School of Engineering. The portfolio will provide the technical foundation for commercial products focused on passive iris recognition. Full Story

Previous issue

Bestplaces 2010 [thumb]In the July 5, 2010, edition of IT Matters @ IU, you can learn about why Indiana University was named by Computerworld magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work in the field of information technology. Also included in the July issue are a profile of IU Bloomington informaticist and natural computing guru Jonathan Mills that looks at his inclusion in a newly-released book; announcement that the IU School of Informatics and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis will partner to qualify more health IT workers with a special graduate degree program; and finally, a look at how IUPUI engineering students helped one of the nation's leading drag racing teams set a new world record. Full Story

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This video recounts the many-years-long path toward a new building for IT staff at IU Bloomington. The journey that culminates in the recent groundbreaking for the Cyberinfrastructure Building (CIB) parallels the growth of IT as fundamental to the university and the state of Indiana.


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