University of Kentucky Accidentally Sends out 500,000 Acceptance Letters to a Program that Usually Only Accepts 35 Students
The University of Kentucky made a technological error on March 15th sending hundreds of thousands of acceptance emails to high school seniors, many of whom had never applied, for a program that typically only accepts 35 to 40 students per year.
It is said that an error in the school’s customer relationship management (CRM) tool resulted in accidental acceptances to the program of clinical leadership and management part of the College of Health and Sciences.
“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK. The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program,” Jay Blanton told the station. “Nevertheless, we regret the communication error and have sent correspondence to all those who were contacted, offering our apologies.”
Why the Supreme Court’s Ruling for Google over Oracle is a Win for Innovation
After a 10-year legal battle, the Supreme Court ruled that Google did not violate Oracle’s copyrights related to the Java programming language, leaving intact how software developers have largely worked for decades; that is copying parts of existing applications that trigger functions and features and adding them to new ones.
“It’s a good decision for interoperability of software,” says Harvard University law professor Rebecca Tushnet. Allowing the sharing of APIs without too much copyright protection should result in “increasing the creation and dissemination of new works.”
Some legal experts had hoped the court would rule definitively that APIs, which tell a program what to do, but not how to do it, wouldn’t be protected by copyrights at all, but the decision assumed that APIs may be subject to copyright protection, finding, however, that Google’s copying was an allowable “fair use” under the law.
Library Information Services – Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology becomes the first university in The Netherlands to adopt Talis Aspire
To drive efficiencies within the library as well as better support the student experience, Delft University of Technology selected Talis Aspire. The university will also implement Aspire’s Management Information (MI) Dashboards in order to get better usage analytics.
From ease of access to efficiency in provisioning course materials, and efficiencies around acquisitions and content purchasing, Talis Aspire will be providing Delft with an overall enhanced library experience.
“Talis Aspire is a very promising teaching and learning tool that can optimise and further professionalise work and study processes at the TU Delft. […],” says Michiel E. Munnik MSc., Sr. Project Manager, ICT & Knowledge Management, TU Delft Library.
Source: Library Technology Guide
Online Program Management – Family Institute at Northwestern University
The Family Institute at Northwestern University announces new online master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and extends partnership with 2U, Inc.
The Family Institute at Northwestern University and 2U, Inc. announced the creation of a new online master’s of science in marriage and family therapy (MFT), as well as an extension of this partnership to power Counseling@Northwestern.
“Building on our longstanding relationship with 2U, our new online MFT degree will deliver the same high-quality training to more new therapists and support our mission to develop a diverse, empathetic and driven generation of mental health professionals at a time when the world needs us most,” says Jana L. Jones, president and CEO of The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
Source: Cision Pr Newswire