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EDUCAUSE Now - #20 - 1) National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2) Mark Askren on Green IT Strategies and Benefits 3) George Strawn: Streamlining the Grant Proposal Process

Join hosts Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for the October edition of EDUCAUSE Now! This month we celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month as we talk with the National Cyber Security Alliance. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education.  

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
(01:50–7:22)
The National Cyber Security Alliance kicked off October with a new student outreach initiative. We talk with Aimee Larson Kirkpatrick from the NCSA, about their strategy for this year’s theme, “Our Shared Responsibility.”

Green IT: Strategies and Beneftis
(8:32–13:45)
While  IT is not the major consumer of energy and greenhouse gases on campus, it certainly is one of the fastest growing areas. This is why it's so important, even in a climate of revenue shortfalls, to reduce the growth in energy consumption in the IT sector. Mark Askren, CIO at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, talks with EDUCAUSE Now about some of the strategies that institutions and industry are taking, and some of the benefits they are reaping.

Commentary: Educational Attainment
(13:46–15:53)
EDUCAUSE President, Diana Oblinger talks about educational attainment and what IT can contribute.

Streamlining the Grant Proposal Process: An Interview with George Strawn
(16:03–21:08)
National Science Foundation CIO, George Strawn reveals some new NSF initiatives for improving the grant process for researchers seeking funding.

 

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Running time: 22m 8s
File size: 15.2 MB