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Release: Feb. 22, 2000

UI Media Day to showcase Internet2, other technologies March 9-10

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa's Media Day will have people seeing double this year. The event has been expanded from one to two days packed with displays and presentations on the latest in education-related technologies, including Internet2, digital libraries, desktop video and
e-commerce.

Media Day, which is being sponsored by the UI New Media Coalition, will be held Thursday and Friday, March 9-10 at the Iowa Memorial Union and several other locations around campus. Media Day is free and open to the UI campus community.

The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. March 9 with a keynote address "Predicting the Future: The Past as Prologue or Peril," by Carl F. Berger, academic liaison and director of Information Technology for Instruction, Office of the CIO, and professor of science and technology in the University of Michigan School of Education. The address will take place in the second-floor ballroom of the IMU.

The UI will be hosting colleagues from New Media Centers around the Midwest, including presenters and participants from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan. Among the topics scheduled for discussion are "collaboration, communication, and distributed development," "experimental learning facilities" and "digital dissemination/electronic theses and dissertations."

Of particular interest to students will be discussions on career opportunities in new media and ways to use the World Wide Web for job searches.

Vendors will also be on hand, including Apple Inc., IBM, Compaq, Macromedia, Adobe, WebCT and Minerva Networks.

More information about New Media Day can be found on the Web at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~nmc/nmd00/index.html.