GPN2011: Coming soon!, June 1, 2, 3, Kansas City, MO
- GPN2010: Explore, Discover, Innovate!, June 2, 3, 4, Kansas City, MO
- GPN2009: GPN Annual Meeting 2009, May 28 & 29, 2009
- GPN2008: GPN Annual Meeting 2008, May 29 & 30, 2008, Kansas City, MO
- GPN2007: Markers, Milestones and New Directions, May 31 & June 1, 2007, Kansas City, MO
Chinese Autumn Festival
On September 17, 2008, the GPN K20 Education Committee presented a multi-state interactive distance learning program, titled The Celebrate China Series. The program consisted of six sessions, in which students from multiple schools interacted with the program. Students learned the basic Chinese greetings and courtesies. Students greeted each other in Chinese and learned to write simple characters. Students also learned to identify the importance of celebrating the New Year and the Chinese traditions and rituals for celebrating the New Year, including paper cutting, special decorations, foods, activities, and the traditional meaning of lanterns in Chinese culture. Lastly, students got to learn about Mid Autumn Day, the second largest festival in China. Students learned different ways of celebrating such as carrying lighted lanterns and performing the dragon dance. Students also got the chance to learn Chinese poetry. You can watch recordings of each of the sessions from the link below.
Lessons from Greensburg, Kansas
During Emergency Preparedness Week in March, the GPN SEGP committee will be facilitating interactive video between classrooms in Greensburg, Kan., site of a recent tornado disaster, and K12 schools in the GPN region. Greensburg has received a great deal of regional and national attention because of the devastation of that city, including attention at this year’s State of the Union address. Read more about it here.
One-hour programs, titled “Lessons from Greensburg, Kansas” are tentatively scheduled for March 11 at 8:45 a.m. (elementary school focus), 10 a.m. (middle & high school focus), and 1 p.m. (second program for middle & high school). In the evening, a program for community members is tentatively planned for 7 p.m. If you know of a school that would like to be video-conferenced in to one of these sessions, or if you would like to add a program (e.g., disaster preparedness) to this ensemble of programs, please contact your GPN representative or Greg Monaco, GPN Executive Director.
Visit to an Ice-Age Cave on November 7, 2007
A virtual tour of Riverbluff Cave – at nearly 1 million years old, it is one of the oldest caves in North America. This preserved ice-age environment is so fragile that only a few highly trained scientists are allowed to enter. One of these scientists, Matt Forir, the cave’s lead paleontologist, will host this virtual tour to allow students a unique glimpse into prehistoric life. Students will observe stunning cave formations and artifacts such as a bear bed, animal tracks and fossils, plus they’ll be able to interact with Matt, learning real-world applications for the research and discoveries in the cave.
2008 Emergency Notification Panel at Internet2
Emergency Notification Panel: Planning, Testing and Implementation Experience at a Small Set of Internet2 Institutions was presented on October 14, 2008 at the Fall 2008 Internet2 Member Meeting. Panel members from different universities discussed how their campuses handled Emergency Notification and their experiences with their Emergency Notification system during a disaster. You can see a recording of the presentation, as well as the abstract and panel members, at the link below.
2008 Shibboleth 2.0 Install Fest
GPN hosted a Shibboleth 2.0 training workshop from September 25 to September 26, 2008 in Kansas City. The workshop was lead by Denis Hancock and Brian Dourty of the University of Missouri. Participants got the opportunity to install and configure a fully-functional Shibboleth 2.0 environment on their laptop consisting of an identity provider and a service provider. In addition to the Shibboleth software, participants got to install various support servers including an LDAP server, web server, and tomcat server. Most participants were satisfied with the workshop and valued having a fully working Shibboleth environment that they could take with them, as well as, having a good understanding of the complete Shibboleth process.
2008 Network Lecture: Epidemics, Erdős numbers, and the Internet
Epidemics, Erdos numbers, and the Internet: The structure and function of complex networks was presented on September 4, 2008 at Kansas State University. This lecture was hosted by Dr. Caterina Scoglio of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering Department of K-State. The lecture was given by Dr. Mark Newman, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems , University of Michigan. The presentation covered how networks, as mathematical models, can be used to look at the small-world effect, degree distributions, and spreading processes. The presentation also looked at many other applications of networks, such as applications to the Web, the Internet, social networks, and citation networks. You can see the abstract and slides from the presentation, as well as recordings of the presentation, at the link below.
- MCBIOS 2008 Regional Bioinformatics Conference - The 2-day conference began on Saturday the 23rd of February in the Cox Convention Center, located in the Bricktown area, the historic center of Oklahoma City. Click here for a video presentation of the Bricktown venue. The conference was held jointly with the Oklahoma Bioinformatics Society (OKBIOS), a chapter of MCBIOS. GPN sponsored graduate student attendance and presentations
2007 Disaster Recovery
- GPN Disaster Recovery Meeting September 25 & 26, 2007, Omaha, NE
2007 OU Supercomputing Symposium
- Oklahoma Supercomputing Symposium 2007
- Great Plains Grid School 2007 at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. August 8, 9, 10, 2007.
2007 Globus Tutorial
- GPN2007: Globus Tutorials, June 2, 2007, Kansas City, MO
2007 GPN Grid Workshop
- GPNgrid Workshop, February 2-3, 2007, University of Kansas
2006 GENI Workshop
- First Great Plains Network GENI Workshop - Nov. 30, 2006, Kansas State University