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8/14/12

On October 3, Crisis Informatics, a new SRA course that examines technology related to emergency and disaster response, kicked off its speaker series by videoconference with Gisli Olafsson. Olafsson is the emergency response director of NetHope, a consortium of non-governmental organizations whose mission, according to its website, is to improve “collaboration among international humanitarian organizations.”  The event, hosted by Crisis Informatics class, was open to everyone in the Penn State community.

8/13/12

The Research Office would like to announce that Frank Ritter has received an award of $10,000 from the Naval Submarine Medical Research Lab to support the following project “IPA Agreement.”

8/13/12

When Pam Albert’s sons were diagnosed with a devastating and little-known disease, she took action. Seeing how little information was available on MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, a severe neurodevelopmental disorder discovered in 2005, she created a website to provide awareness, support and hope to other families. Penn State Harrisburg helped her get the word out.

8/13/12

Marking the second of four talks about informatics and technological applications in crisis environments, Andrew Alspach presented at the IST building on October 10. Alspach, who has previously worked with the Peace Corps and UNHCR, is the Information Management officer for the United Nation’s Office for the Coordination in Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). He works in Geneva, where he looks at policy developments and staffs information management officers in OCHA’s world-wide offices, which has a heavy presence in Africa and Asia.

8/13/12

Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has launched the first enterprise architecture (EA) program in North America and the first online EA master’s program in the world.

The program is in response to the rapidly increasing demand for professionals with a unique combination of skills and perspectives to align enterprise information systems and technology with business strategy and goals.

8/13/12

Dr. Brian Cameron, executive director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), and Sandeep Purao, associate professor of IST, recently helped facilitate a conference sponsored by Wipro, a global information technology services company based in Bangalore, India.

8/10/12

Steve Huffman, co-founder of Reddit, a hugely popular social news website, will share his strategies for success during Start-up Week from April 9 to 13 at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). Reddit, which was acquired by Condé Nast, has grown to more than 2 billion page-views per month.

8/08/12

Dr. Pete Forster, a senior lecturer in Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, recently shared his expertise on the changing face of terrorism in the digital age at two conferences.

8/08/12

The bachelor of science in security and risk analysis degree offered through World Campus will equip graduates for careers safeguarding critical national computer systems and technology infrastructure

Cyber attacks are on the rise, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Industrial Control Systems Emergency Response Team, which tracks and investigates incidents. In 2011, the nuclear, energy, government and chemical sectors experienced multiple sophisticated spear-phishing campaigns aimed at accessing sensitive information. To help safeguard critical national computer systems and technology infrastructure, Penn State is launching a bachelor of science in security and risk analysis degree online.

8/08/12

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Center for Enterprise Architecture (EA) at Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) has received a donation valued at $300,000 from NetApp, a company that creates storage systems and software that help customers around the world store, manage, protect and retain their data. The donation includes a suite of storage systems and software that will support a new EA research laboratory that is being built at the College of IST.

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