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INTERNET2 TO HOLD FIRST-EVER,
VIRTUAL NATIONAL INTERNET2 DAY


ANN ARBOR, MI  December 2, 2003  Your chief research
scientist wants access to a petabyte of new data from
the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, but the data is
geographically dispersed across multiple datasets. You
want Pinchas Zuckerman to hear the violin prodigy you
are coaching, but the student lives in Oklahoma. Learn
how Internet2(R) members are using advanced networking
technologies to address these and other challenges at
the virtual National Internet2 Day announced today by
Internet2. National Internet2 Day takes place on Thurs.,
March 18, 2004 and will demonstrate the value of member
institutions investment in Internet2; to share the
potential and reality of advanced network applications;
and to generate additional awareness of Internet2
capabilities. Internet2 member institutions will hold on
campus activities in conjunction with National Internet2
Day.


We are pleased to announce the first virtual National
Internet2 Day in hopes that we can generate greater
awareness of Internet2 capabilities at institutions
around the country, said Ted Hanss, Internet2 Director
of Applications. Internet2 applications can make a
tremendous difference in how we live and work each day.
Through this event, we 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.


National speakers from disciplines including science and
research, teaching, performing arts and collaboration
technologies will be webcast throughout the day.
Confirmed speakers include:


+ Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO, Internet2

+ Daniel Atkins, professor of the School of Information
in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer
Science, University of Michigan and chair of the
National Science Foundation Advisory Panel on
CyberInfrastructure

+ Steve Corbat, director of Backbone Network
Infrastructure, Internet2

+ Thomas A. Finholt, director of the Collaboratory for
Research on Electronic Work and senior associate
research scientist, School of Information, University of
Michigan

+ David Lapsley, research engineer at the Haystack
Observatory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

+ Shawn McKee, assistant research scientist in the
Physics Department, University of Michigan

+ Wendy Shapiro, director of Instructional Technology,
Case Western Reserve University

+ Jonathan Tyman, manager of Digital Video and The
Commons, Internet2

+ Franz Kurfess, associate professor in the Computer
Science Department, California Polytechnic State
University

Internet2 member institutions are complementing virtual
National Internet2 Day activities by hosting local
activities to demonstrate:

+ How Internet2 applications are currently being used on
member campuses

+ Projects currently underway within the Internet2
community

+ How to begin collaboration with other Internet2
members

+ How students and faculty benefit from Internet2

Participation is easy because Internet2 can provide
participating member institutions with the resources
needed to host successful local Internet2 Day activities
such as banners, brochures and information sheets. Like
typical Internet2 Days, Internet2 can provide loaner
equipment. Member institutions are responsible only for
shipping costs. For more information visit:
http://apps.internet2.edu/roadshows.html.

Participating member institutions planning to host local
Internet2 day activities on their campuses include:

+ California Polytechnic University, Pomona
+ Florida International University
+ Rochester Institute of Technology
+ New York University
+ Bradley University


If you are an Internet2 member institution interested in
hosting local National Internet2 Day activities, please
contact Marianne Smith at (734) 352-4976 or
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http://events.internet2.edu/2004/Internet2Day/ for more
information.


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About Internet2(R)
Led by more than 200 U.S. universities working with
industry and government, Internet2 develops and deploys
advanced network applications and technologies for
research and higher education, accelerating the creation
of tomorrows Internet. Internet2 recreates the
partnerships among academia, industry, and government
that helped foster todays Internet in its infancy. For
more information, visit: www.internet2.edu.


Contact:
Michelle Pollak
Internet2
(202) 331-5345
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