Driving Innovation and Student Success through Digital Transformation

first_imgWe all know technology is driving significant changes in the classroom and on campus. Colleges and universities are adapting to keep up with new methods, resources and tools to teach and instruct, while students are also transitioning to a digital-first learning approach, especially with the growth of online programs. We’re excited to further discuss these major transformations and advancements at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference in Denver, where leading industry professionals, IT administrators and campus leaders come together to discuss topics facing the higher education IT industry.This year, throughout our programming and demonstrations at the show, Dell EMC is focused on driving student success through digital transformation, specifically diving into immersive learning and student collaboration, while keeping data protected and simplifying campus operations. We’re hosting multiple sessions to explore these topics led by higher education institutions as they discuss their experiences and showcase how they are changing the face of the higher education sector.Our panels at EDUCAUSE include:Step Out of Your Head(set): Better Approaches for Collaborative Learning in Virtual Environments on October 31, 9:45am – 10:45am, Meeting Room 401/402 featuring:Carolina Cruz-Neira, interim chair of the Department of Computer Science, executive director, Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Massachusetts Lowell: Modern Learning Delights Students through Digital Transformation on November 1, 1:30pm – 2:15pm, Meeting Room 505/506 featuring:Michael Cipriano, CIO, University of Massachusetts LowellPreston Winn, director education solutions and product marketing, VMwareJeanne Weber, sr. higher education strategist, Dell EMC Legacy of Good and Digital Communities on November 1, 9:45am – 10:45am, Meeting Room 403 featuring:Jeffrey Miner, assistant vice president, Information Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteMike Nicks, director, IT Operations Office of Information Technology, University of Nevada, RenoJeanne Weber, sr. higher education strategist, Dell EMCcenter_img At EDUCAUSE, we will be showcasing our solutions developed to support the needs of our higher education customers.  Attendees will have the opportunity to:Get immersed in learning transformation with AR and VR experiences, including an AR CAVE experience.Explore the capabilities of new mobile devices, including our augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) ready workstations.Engage in our collaboration solutions featuring interactive displays, projectors and Intel Unite. Specifically, the new Dell 55 4K Conference Room Monitor – C5519Q, a 55-inch display is ideal for collaborative learning spaces. Available now, the monitor offers an outstanding viewing experience optimized for exceptionally sharp text with 4K resolutionExplore our data protection portfolio and how to protect data on and off campus, from core to edge to cloud.Learn how we help transform campus IT environments through powerful data center and cloud technologies, as well as how we help simplify campus operations that improve agility, reliability and security.Dell EMC is uniquely poised to help at every step of the transformation journey—delivering a tailored approach that leverages our extensive relationships with colleges and universities. Coupled with our comprehensive, end to end solutions that are rooted in the understanding of the missions, visions and strategies of higher education institutions we are ready to help advance your digital transformation journey.  If you’re attending the show, stop by the Dell EMC booth (#1003) on October 30 and November 1 to speak with our experts on how we can aid in your digital transformation journey.You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @DellEMCEdu and #TransformEdu and #EDU18.last_img read more

It’s the People’s Choice for the Circular Economy. What’s your vote?

first_imgVoting for the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award is open starting January 7!Each year in January we turn our eyes to the Swiss chalet of Davos, home to the World Economic Forum. They gather the foremost political, business and societal leaders to discuss and shape solutions for positive change. Their group of Young Global Leaders (YGL) focuses on overcoming barriers that stand in the way of progress, and one of their projects has been to support the annual Circulars Awards, recognizing excellence and achievement in the Circular Economy.We believe that it takes ingenuity and collaboration to drive the changes needed for a switch to the circular economy, and the Dell Circular Economy People’s Choice Award is intended to recognize just that. Along with the YGL, we are presenting six exciting companies with innovative approaches. All are deserving, so we want the public to help choose.And that’s where you come in.Voting at The Circulars will begin January 7. Here are the six choices:DyeCoo Textile SystemsThe dyeing process for textiles can be resource intensive, but DyeCoo has a solution that is water-free and uses no process chemicals. Instead, it actually uses carbon dioxide. Their process is a highly efficient, closed-loop system. By using CO2 under high pressure, they are able to transfer dyes easily and deeply into fibers without generating waste water. They estimate that one of their dyeing machines can save 32 million liters of water (that’s like 55 million Venti coffees).EcowareThe world is waking up to the challenges created by single-use plastics, especially in food packaging. Ecoware has an innovative solution to that, converting agricultural waste into disposable food packaging that uses no plastic, is 100% compostable in home facilities and biodegrades in 90 days in soil. Their containers are also oil- and water-proof for up to an hour. In addition to avoiding the use of fossil fuels for plastics, Ecoware’s ability to source from agricultural waste gives Indian farmers an opportunity to monetize something they were previously burning, which contributed to air pollution.Geetanjali WoollensEver wonder what to do with old clothes? Discarded clothing occupies 10 percent of landfills. While donation is a great first bet, like other things, these can (and should) be recycled if they are no longer used. Geetanjali begins by taking bales of recycled clothing and sorts by type and color. They are then able to reprocess them in a highly efficient system that uses no dyes, no chemicals and little water. They even have a rainwater harvesting system that serves 35% of their production needs.GroverWhile many electronics have become indispensable to daily life, there are others that fill a niche or provide a great service that you may want, but not use all the time. Enter Grover – helping break the link between ownership and use. By providing a subscription service for electronics, they allow you to get the equipment you want for specific uses without having to buy it. Vacation of a lifetime coming up? Maybe rent a high-end camera and even a drone. Since 2015 they have recirculated more than 50,000 devices.TriciclosTriciclos believes waste is a consequence of consumer habits and bad design. More than a recycling company, they are tackling waste at the system level, providing reverse logistics, materials tracking, collection of recyclables via multiple models, design consulting and even environmental education programs. They operate the largest network of recycling stations in South America and have diverted 33,145 tons of recyclable material from landfills.ZigZag GlobalFor retailers without strong reverse logistics and returns programs, ZigZag can provide that as a service. They help retailers reduce waste and cost by facilitating exchanges, returns, resale, remanufacturing and recycling – all seamlessly integrated with their customers’ e-commerce sites. Their global reach and multiple warehouse sites enable them to leverage technology and scale to ensure those returns are handled in the most sustainable way. For example, they are able to collect and consolidate returns for batch processing.Each of these companies is bringing innovation and excitement to the circular economy. Now it’s your turn to decide which one should be named the Dell People’s Choice Circular Economy Award winner!Vote here starting January 7.Read more on how Dell and our customers are supporting a circular economy.last_img read more

Super distancing: CBS keeps season protocols for big game

first_imgJim Nantz and Tony Romo were inseparable when CBS broadcast the Super Bowl two years ago. They won’t see each other next week until they are in the broadcast booth a couple hours before kickoff. Nantz and Romo arrived on Monday of Super Bowl week two years ago in Atlanta and had a busy schedule of watching practices, meeting with players and coaches, doing interviews, production meetings and various dinners. That won’t be the case this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping announcers separated until game day has been CBS’ protocol this season.last_img

Missouri graduate to share in invention profits under deal

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri graduate who said his professor stole his invention for a drug delivery system will share in its profits under a settlement that also gives the University of Missouri System a cut of the revenue. The Kansas City Star reports that Kishore Cholkar will get at least $1.4 million under the settlement for research done while he was working toward a doctorate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The deal announced in December ended the university’s nearly two-year court battle against former professor Ashim Mitra; the drug development company, Auven Therapeutics Management; and the manufacturer that brought Cequa to market, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries.last_img