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[I2-NEWS] Marshall University to receive more than $525,000 from grant to enable Internet2® access

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  • Subject: [I2-NEWS] Marshall University to receive more than $525,000 from grant to enable Internet2® access
  • Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 08:31:38 -0400
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Friday, Aug. 20, 2010

Contact: Ginny Painter, Communications Director, Marshall University
Research Corporation, 304-746-1964,

Marshall University to receive more than $525,000 from grant to enable

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. - Students and researchers across the region will benefit
from a $1,176,470 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to West Virginia's
Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR).

The award, which was announced earlier today by U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller
and West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin, will enhance cyberinfrastructure
across the state's higher education system over the next two years.

Marshall University will receive $525,874 from the grant to enable
inter-campus Internet2® access for the state's predominantly undergraduate
institutions, community and technical colleges, and the K-12 community.

Internet2 is an advanced networking consortium led by the research and
education community. Marshall announced in January that it had joined the
network, which connects nearly 70,000 research and educational institutions
nationwide and interconnects with 80 international research networks. In
addition to providing access to a number of significant emerging technologies
not available within the limitations of previous networks, Internet2 links
Marshall with people, equipment and information at partner institutions
around the world.

This vital funding will allow Marshall University to establish the mechanisms
that will help our partners and collaborators strategically position
themselves to join us in cutting-edge opportunities not currently available
on the commercial Internet," said Dr. Jan Fox, Marshall's senior vice
president for information technology and chief information officer. "These
enhanced capabilities will have particular significance not only for
expanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, research
initiatives and clinical outreach, but also will bring significant economic
development opportunities to the region."

Fox also acknowledged Marshall staff members who are working on the project,
including Dr. Arnold R. Miller, assistant vice president for information
technology; Allen Taylor, chief technology officer; and Michael Adkins,
director of information technology infrastructure.

The grant was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of
2009. West Virginia EPSCoR is directed by the West Virginia Higher Education
Policy Commission (HEPC).

This award builds upon a three-year, $2.6 million grant HEPC received last
year from the NSF to upgrade networks and enhance immersive visualization
capabilities for researchers at Marshall, West Virginia University and West
Virginia State University in collaboration with the University of Arkansas
system. That grant is assisting the institutions with connection to
high-performance computing networks and resources around the world, allowing
researchers to collaborate in real time without geographic limitations.

Marshall received a little over $1 million from the 2009 award. Rockefeller
saw a mine safety demonstration earlier this year at Marshall's Virtual
Interactive Simulation Environment (VISE) Lab-which received funding from
this earlier grant.

For more information, contact Fox at 304-696-6706 or


Ginny Painter
Communications Director
Marshall University Research Corporation
100 Angus E. Peyton Drive
South Charleston, WV  25303
Phone 304.746.1964
Mobile 304.552.1287
Fax 304.746.8944

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