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March 12, 2004

National Internet2 Day on television locally

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Thousands of people in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area won't need a computer to get an online view of the Internet's future during National Internet2 Day on March 18. Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Comcast cable television viewers can see the action through the cooperation of the University of Michigan and the City of Ann Arbor's Community Television Network (CTN).

U-M engineers say the online presentations on performing arts, teaching, collaboration technologies, integrated technologies and science and research will be "repurposed"—a video transceiver will relay the computer network-based presentations as a TV signal to CTN Educational Channel 18.

"We plan on telecasting the entire day," said CTN Program Manager Lucy Ann Visovatti , "and will replay it on channel 18 beginning noon, March 30. We'll replay individual sessions from the day at various times over coming weeks." Check CTN's website at a2ctn.org or call (734) 769-7422 for a schedule.

Dan Hague, senior engineer in U-M Information Technology Communication Services, says the day's presentations also will be presented in streaming video on the Web. Links to the streaming video will be available at http://www.itcom.itd.umich.edu/i2/2004i2day/

National Internet2 Day will feature live talks and demonstrations from nine universities across the nation and from Internet2 leaders.

U-M presenters and their subjects are:

Shawn McKee, Information Technology Campus Initiatives and Department of Physics, "High Energy Nuclear Physics."

Tom Finholt, School of Information, "National Virtual Collaboratory for Earthquake Engineering."

Daniel Atkins, professor, electrical engineering and computer science and School of Information, "Networks and Middleware for Cyberinfrastructure-enabled Knowledge Communities."

John Mansfield, Electron Microbeam Analysis Laboratory, "Team Teaching."

Ted Hanss, Internet2 director of applications, says the day's events aim "to further demonstrate the potential of advanced network applications on member campuses and institutions—making a difference in how students learn, professors teach and researchers collaborate."

Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys advanced network applications and technologies that can be applied to the existing Internet.

 

Contact: Roger Sutton
Phone: (734) 647-4412
E-mail: rogsut@umich.edu