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Larry MacIntyre
IU Office of Communications
lmacinty@indiana.edu
812-856-1172

Julie Wernert
IU Information and Technology Services
jwernert@indiana.edu
812-327-1478

Last modified: Monday, August 2, 2010

Media Advisory: IU to announce new funding for networking hub in Indianapolis to expand global research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 2, 2010

Editors: Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie, IU Vice President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler and IU Director of International Networking James Williams will be in Indianapolis today (Monday, Aug. 2) to announce two major new funding awards to create and enhance international network services designed to facilitate scientific collaborations around the globe. Media tours of IU's new Global Research Network Operations Center will begin at 1 p.m. with a news conference to follow at 2 p.m.

WHO:

  • Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie
  • IU Vice President for Information Technology Brad Wheeler
  • IU Director of International Networking James Williams

WHAT: Announcement of major new funding to enhance international networking services provided by IU's Global Research Network Operations Center (Global NOC) in Indianapolis.

WHEN:

  • 1 p.m. - Global NOC media tours begin. Tours include a visit to the Tavel Arts Center Telematics Lab, ICTC 384, of professor Scott Deal.
  • 2 p.m. - News conference begins.

WHERE: Informatics and Communications Technology Complex atrium, 535 W. Michigan St. (corner of West and Michigan streets), Indianapolis. Media may park on the left side of the loading zone/circle drive adjacent to the Michigan Street entrance of the ICTC, located at 535 West Michigan (at the corner of Michigan and West Streets). Alternatively, media may park in the ICTC loading dock area just off California Street.

CONTACTS:

  • Larry MacIntyre, IU Office of Communications, 812-856-1172.
  • Julie Wernert, IU Information and Technology Services, 812-856-5517, cell: 812-327-1478.

The news conference will be video streamed live at http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/liveflash.html?filename=ace_transpac_news_conf and then archived at http://www.indiana.edu/~video/stream/launchflash.html?format=MP4&folder=vic&filename=ace_transpac_news_conf_20100802.mp4. Network affiliates are encouraged to contact local stations for assistance in obtaining a satellite feed.