26 novembre 2016

Facebook acquires emotion detection startup FacioMetrics

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Facebook could one day build facial gesture controls for its app thanks to the acquisition of a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company called FacioMetrics. The startup made an app called IntraFace that could detect seven different emotions in people’s faces, but it’s been removed from the app stores. More...

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LinkedIn’s CEO says the U.S. cares too much about degrees

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A traditional college education is expensive. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner also thinks it might be overvalued. More...

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Dual enrollment growing in popularity and frustration

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Dual enrollment is suffering growing pains. The popular program allows high schoolers to take college courses free, with the incentive that they will apply to a degree program. More...

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Protests at elite university show how Egyptian cash crisis tests all

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The student leader spoke in English to the chanting crowd at the elite American University of Cairo. The leader, Amr El-Alfy, 20, told his peers that he was frustrated over the university administration’s lack of clarity about whether tuition would rise as much as 40 percent in response to Egypt’s flailing economy and floating currency. More...

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Sexual assault assistance app launched at Bradley

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Bradley has launched a new app for students regarding sexual assault and abuse. Reach Out - College Edition is a free smartphone app available through the Apple App Store or Google Play. More...

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Trump defends decision to settle university lawsuits

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday defended his decision to settle lawsuits over his Trump University real estate seminars for $25 million, saying he does not have time to fight the fraud cases in court now that he is headed to the White House. More...

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'Sanctuary campus' protests target potential immigration policies

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. College campuses have become new battlegrounds over immigration as student protests pick up around the US in the wake of last week's presidential election. More...

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Udacity launches Blitz, helping its grads win jobs

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. What can you do with a few months of classes from Udacity? The Mountain View, Calif., online-education company is expanding into job placement by rolling out Udacity Blitz — a way of pairing its own recent graduates with corporate clients’ software projects. More...

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Boston mentors give students college boost

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Boston Public Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay are teaming up to connect Hub professionals with 9th-graders at Boston Green Academy in the hopes of giving future first-generation college students the skills they need to succeed. More...

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Universities turn used gloves into eco-responsible durable goods

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Purdue University have diverted almost six tons of waste from landfills through an innovative recycling program that turns used lab gloves and garments into shelving, flowerpots and lawn and garden furniture. More...

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