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02/27/2020
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Universities, professors to take spotlight at SXSW EDU 2020

EdScoop is heading to SXSW EDU this year to <a href="https://schedule.sxswedu.com/2020/events/PP106874">host a conversation on student experience</a>, with technology leaders from higher education and K-12 districts. The conversation will focus on how emerging technology will impact students of the future through developments in blockchain, artificial intelligence and other emerging technology. In addition to the panelists on EdScoop's panel, universities like Texas A&M, Stanford University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will speak on a variety of sessions on the intersection between higher ed and technology. The four days of content will also mark SXSW's 10th education conference, which precedes the main conference and festival in the Texas capital city. Jake Williams has more on what to expect in Austin this year.


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Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time

Gadsden Independent School District is working to restore systems after being hit by the same ransomware virus for the second time in less than a year. Betsy Foresman has more.


Portland State U. to upgrade STEM facility with $4.5 million donation

The founders of Vernier Software & Technology have now donated more than $10 million to PSU in support of STEM learning and underrepresented student groups. Colin Wood has the details.


Henderson State's student portfolio tool shows that universities are evolving

The university's recent Portfolium integration underlines trends of data-use, workforce development and the heightened business role of today's IT leaders. Jake has more.


AI software maker donates $16M in licenses to George Mason U.

Thanks to a donation from UiPath, business students will get free access to its robotic process automation software. Betsy has the details on the announcement.


Amid coronavirus outbreak, tech keeps students connected — for good or ill

The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted education around the world, but collaboration and technology has been able to keep students in class. Betsy highlights what schools are doing to keep learning going.


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