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Francine DelMonte

April 22, 2009

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Central New York Biotechnology Research Center to provide education, research programs in Dubai  The Central New York Biotechnology Research Center in Syracuse will provide biotechnology education and joint research programs in Dubai. The biotech center, which has an office in the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry and is part of the SUNY Research Foundation, has signed an agreement with the National Academy for Research and Development in Dubai, which seeks to expand educational opportunities in the United Arab Emirates.

Source:  syracuse.com

Demand for U.S. Science PhDs Impacted by Strength of Foreign Undergraduate Programs  The expansion of undergraduate science programs within foreign countries positively affects the number of students from these same countries seeking advanced degrees at U.S. academic institutions. However, as foreign countries experience the maturation and growth of their doctoral-level programs, combined with growing employment opportunities in their economies, the flow of students to the U.S. changes.

Source:  ssti.org

GlobalFoundries land deal closing near  GlobalFoundries Inc. could close on its purchase of 222 acres at Luther Forest Technology Campus in Malta this week. Completion of the deal will pave the way for GlobalFoundries to start initial site clearing for a $4.2 billion computer factory, considered to be the largest corporate investment in state history.

Source:  timesunion.com

Cornell computing research boosted by Yahoo! Expansion  Yahoo! Inc. is adding Cornell and two other universities to schools using the company's computer cluster, enabling expansion of research and applications using multiple computers at once, the company announced.

Source:  ithacajournal.com

Telephonics gets $99.3M deal for Navy radar system  Telephonics Corp., a Farmingdale company that supplies electronic components to military and commercial customers, has received a $99.3-million follow-up order with Lockheed Martin for a radar system that Navy helicopters use primarily to protect the fleet at sea.

Source:  newsday.com