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Renders for Google’s San Jose Campus Actually Look Kinda Neat

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Google isn’t exactly a name you associate with urban planning, but newly released renders for its San Jose campus are… pleasantly surprising. Unlike the typical closed-off tech campuses, the Downtown West project looks like an open plan neighborhood that’s actually part of the city itself.

In a roughly 40-minute video presentation, Google explained that it wasn’t interested in building a cookie-cutter campus that centered around a single building. Instead, it says it wants the roughly 80-acre campus to include residential spaces, amenities for the public, lots of open green space, and utilize existing historic buildings in the area. This is counter to some major campuses—like the Apple campus which is a feat of architecture hidden from public view by tall walls, or the campuses of HP or Microsoft, which are relatively remote despite being close to major population areas.

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In its announcement blog, Google highlighted

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Here’s a first look at Google’s plans for its massive San Jose campus

  • Google released renderings for its massive downtown San Jose campus, which will face final approval in spring 2021.
  • The company’s mixed-use campus, which is in coordination with the city of San Jose, is a departure from prior campuses as more than half of it will be open to the public in some form.
  • The campus includes childcare centers, performative arts centers and ecological viewing stations.



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Google releases San Jose campus rendering

Google has released a first look at its next massive campus — and it looks nothing like those before it.

The company released renderings and sketches of guidelines for its mixed-use, 80-acre campus in downtown San Jose, which will house 25,000 employees. More than half of the “Downtown West” 80-acre project — which is being built in coordination with the city of San Jose — will be allocated for residential and public space and

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CU Anschutz campus to get new technology that can cut screening time for new drug therapies in half

AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora announced Tuesday the addition of new technology that researchers say could cut the screening time for new drug therapies in half.

Researchers say the new robotic screening and imaging technology could speed up the development of treatments for COVID, cancer or other diseases, while putting Colorado on the map in this field.

“Similar technologies exist on the coasts in academic institutions, but nothing in this region,” said Dr. David Ross, an associate dean at the CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

He and his colleagues say the machine can take a library with thousands of compounds and quickly screen them against targets in a disease.

“If the disease model took two weeks to screen, we can now screen it in a couple of days,” said Dr. Dan LaBarbera, a researcher who will be using the

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13 Schools Join New IBM HBCU Quantum Center Program — Campus Technology

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13 Schools Join New IBM HBCU Quantum Center Program

Thirteen Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have signed on with IBM to participate in a new IBM-HBCU Quantum Center, which will give the institutions access to quantum computers and provide academic opportunities for students. The commitment also includes what IBM values as a $100 million investment in technology, assets, resources and skills development for five of those HBCU schools and eight others through the IBM Skills Academy Academic Initiative. The quantum center program is being led by Howard University.

The new center was announced during the recent IBM Quantum Summit. The program will provide participating schools access to IBM quantum computers via the cloud, educational support for students learning to use the Qiskit open source software development kit, and funding for undergraduate and graduate research. The goal is to create a more diverse

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Remote Spring Data and Future Implications — Campus Technology

Teaching Technology Trends: Remote Spring Data and Future Implications

What impact has the pandemic-induced remote spring had on teaching and learning technology usage trends in U.S. higher education, and what do 2020 tech patterns suggest about the student experience of the future? Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, will share insights from the fifth Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report, based on a unique survey of online learning leaders undertaken by Eduventures and Quality Matters. The presentation will consider which solutions are most used, the level of standardization within institutions, the extent of cloud adoption and more. We’ll also examine long-term technology adoption trends based on data from Eduventures partner ListEDTech.

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Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00 AM PT
How the Pandemic Gave IT a Seat at the Table

Session Break 10:00 – 10:15AM PT

Session 2: 10:15 – 11:15 AM PT
Lessons

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San Diego start-up helps college students avoid crowds on campus amid pandemic

As college students return to school amid the coronavirus, a San Diego start-up is helping them stay safe through technology that monitors crowds in real time in libraries, gyms and other high-traffic locations around campus.

Occuspace, founded by UC San Diego graduate Nic Halverson, uses a sensor that plugs into an electrical wall socket to pinpoint Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones within a range of about 4,000 square feet.

An algorithm then predicts occupancy at up to 95 percent accuracy. Privacy protections have been built in to make the data anonymous. Occuspace claims it does not gather or store any information that would reveal a person’s identity.

Through a mobile app, students see how many people are at popular gathering places, thus avoiding crowds and the hassle of being turned away when buildings reach density limits under physical distancing guidelines.

The start-up’s technology

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Distance Learning Summit — Campus Technology

Campus Technology Distance Learning Summit

As colleges and universities navigate the ever-shifting challenges of higher education’s “new normal,” they are also looking ahead: How can the lessons learned from the pandemic redefine teaching and learning moving forward? And how can the technology decisions made today impact the future? In thoughtful hour-long editorial sessions, education and IT leaders will share their ideas, experiences and outlook, and engage attendees with a live Q&A.

9:00 – 10:00AM PT

Session 1: How the Pandemic Gave IT as Seat at the Table

For information technology leaders in higher education, one silver lining of the pandemic has been the opportunity it has given IT to shine at a strategic level. In this panel discussion, CIOs will share how they have been able to get involved in pandemic response planning, fast-track IT projects, provide critical solutions to campus challenges, elevate the position of IT within institutional leadership,
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What do local farmers think about SC Agriculture Tech Campus

A recently announced 1,000-plus acre agriculture development in Hampton County has thrilled local and state officials because of the infusion of many new jobs and the boost to the local economy.

But how, and whether, the project affects smaller agricultural businesses in the area, like family-owned farms, may be unclear for some time.

On Sept. 2, top state and local officials and the U.S. secretary of agriculture announced a history-making project planned to create 1,500 jobs in Hampton County. The Agricultural Technology Campus is a $314 million investment in an opportunity zone — touted as the largest in the country.

Opportunity Zones are low-income geographic areas recognized by their states as key locations for economic development. Hampton County fits the bill as a predominately rural area with a population of about 19,200 people, according to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The data also indicate roughly one in four residents in

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Toyota partners with Allen’s new Collin College Technical Campus for technician training

Toyota, which has its North American headquarters in Plano, has added eight new partnerships to its Technician Training & Education Network, including the new Collin College Technical Campus in Allen.

The T-TEN program partners with 44 schools and organizations to offer students the opportunity to earn degrees and certificates that comply with the highest standards in the automotive industry.

Students can choose from three different programs to best fit their needs: an associate’s degree, National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications or Toyota and Lexus technician training certifications. All certifications typically take about two years to complete.

A Toyota Tacoma truck waits to come off the final inspection line at the Toyota Manufacturing Plant in San Antonio on Thursday, July 1, 2010.

Upon completion, students can apply for open service technician positions at more than 1,500 Toyota or Lexus dealerships across the nation — or any other automotive service operation.

“Trained auto technicians are in great demand and are the key to any successful dealership,” technician development manager Joseph Myers said in a news

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Facebook Announces New Campus Pages To Connect College Students Amid Coronavirus

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Facebook launched a new ‘Facebook Campus’ feature Thursday that aims to connect college students with their campus communities, returning the social network to its initial college-only roots as students across the country contend with virtual learning and decreased opportunities for face-to-face socializing amid the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.

Key Facts

Facebook Campus will be a dedicated section within the regular Facebook app, in which students can have separate Campus profiles from their regular Facebook profile and join school-specific groups and events, as well as access a campus directory and special chat rooms.

Students will need to use their college email as verification in order to join their school’s page.

The feature is rolling out to only 30 schools to begin with, including

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