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The digital age is here to stay, so some colleges are updating mandatory general education courses. Each of the nearly 2,000 freshmen entering Georgia Institute of Technology each year must take a computer science course regardless of their major, says Charles Isbell (Comp Sci). Source: Chicago Tribune

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As we continue on a track where technology powers everything from our toothbrushes to our textbooks, should computer science be added to the list of general education requirements? Charles Isbell (Computer Science) says definitely. Source: U.S. News & World Report

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The Center for Experimental Research in Computer Systems’ (CERCS) Karsten Schwan, Matt Wolf and Greg Eisenhauer (Computer Science) will lead Georgia Tech's involvement in the Department of Energy's $5M Scalable Data Management, Analysis and Visualization (SDAV) Institute, part of the Obama Administration's "Big Data Research and Development Initiative" launched on March 29, 2012.Source: U.S. Department of Energy

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Expensive, bureaucratic, and slow-moving, higher education is an industry ripe for technological disruption. Led by Richard DeMillo (Computer Science), Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities is among the universities leading the way with education technology. Source: Forbes

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The Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U), led by Richard DeMillo (Computer Science), is a self-described living laboratory for fundamental change in higher education. Source: The Guardian

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ATLANTA – March 20, 2012 – Following a year-long national search, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has hired renowned computing leaders Lance Fortnow and Annie Antón to chair its schools of Computer Science and Interactive Computing, respectively, effective July 1. Source: Office of Communications

Following a year-long national search, Georgia Tech’s College of Computing has hired renowned computing leaders Lance Fortnow and Annie Antón to chair its schools of Computer Science and Interactive Computing, respectively, effective July 1.

Richard A. DeMillo (Computer Science) and Paul M.A. Baker talk about challenges and opportunities facing colleges at a time of economic pain and technological change—among them the chance that many universities might follow Borders Bookstores into oblivion. Source: Chronicle of Higher Education

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Georgia Tech is running an experimental MOOC, a free-floating forum that exists more in the online postings the students than in the formal materials assigned by professors. Next year, Richard DeMillo (Computer Science) hopes to put together a MOOSe, or massive open online seminar, through a network of universities that will offer credit. Source: New York Times

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Just as people's voices betray hints of the region they originate from, so, it turns out, do phone calls. Mustaque Ahamad (Computer Science), cofounder of Pindrop, discusses how the security company can extract specific information from the line noise on a call. Source: Technology Review

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