Chancellor appoints permanent leader of OARnet August 20, 2018

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug 20, 2018) —  Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey recently appointed Paul Schopis as the sixth permanent executive director of the Ohio Academic Resources Network (OARnet). Schopis previously served as interim executive director of OARnet, a charter member of ODHE’s Ohio Technology Consortium, located on the west campus of The Ohio State University. [Read the full article at OARnet News|Events]

MCNC – High-Speed Fiber Network to Benefit Triangle Communities, Schools, Health Care July 31, 2018

DURHAM, N.C. (July 31, 2018) — A project that installs 110 miles of fiber optic cable throughout the Triangle will bolster internet speed and reliability for local governments, schools and health care, project officials announced Tuesday.

MCNC, the nonprofit owner and operator of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN), is partnering with Duke University and Health System to build a regional fiber optic network across the Triangle. [Read the full article at MCNC Media]

Keynote Speakers for The Quilt Fall Member Meeting Announced July 26, 2018

The Quilt welcomes two Internet pioneers:
Dr. Steve Crocker and Larry Strickling will share the stage to discuss ‘Governing the Internet’ during 2018 Fall Member Meeting.

The Quilt will be holding its Fall 2018 Member Meeting at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Sept. 25-27. We are very excited to have our community gather at one of the nation’s preeminent public research universities to learn, share, and collectively advance networking for research and education. We also are excited to welcome two keynote speakers for an exclusive “fireside chat” on Governing the Internet that you won’t want to miss.

Dr. Steve Crocker
Dr. Crocker is an Internet pioneer. He participated in the creation of the initial set of protocols for the Arpanet, initiated the RFC series, served as area director for security in the IETF, co-founded CyberCash, an early Internet payments company, and, for the last fifteen years, was heavily involved with ICANN as both the first chair of its Security and Stability Advisory Committee and later as chair of the ICANN Board of Directors. [Read More]

Lawrence E. Strickling
Larry Strickling served as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the U.S. Department of Commerce from June 2009 until January 2017. In this role, he also was Administrator of the NTIA. He currently is the Executive Director, Collaborative Governance Project at the Internet Society. [Read More]

The Quilt will once again collocate our Fall Member Meeting with the NSF’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure PI Workshop, and ESnet. It has been very successful the last few years, and we look forward to bringing everyone together this fall with dynamic programming and plenty of networking events. We hope to see you soon in College Park!