CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
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
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
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.