2015 Annual Conference Highlights

The fourth conference of the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) was a great success! Last week, nearly 250 attended the event at the Hilton Harrisburg, which featured 39 informative sessions and a new round of interactive roundtables and demonstrations.  With 29 exhibitors, including 17 sponsors, attendees had enriching educational and networking opportunities as well as an enjoyable evening reception at the Whitaker Center of Science and the … [Read more...]

KINBER Awarded National Science Foundation Grant to Develop Higher Education’s Expertise of Network Infrastructure in Pa.; Effort Provides Platform to Advance Scientific Applications and Research in PA

HARRISBURG, PA (March 4) -- The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, received a $150,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop workshops and other activities that will improve the ability of colleges and universities throughout Pennsylvania to better understand and utilize their network infrastructure to support scientific applications and research on their … [Read more...]

Geisinger Connects to Statewide Research and Education Network

DANVILLE, Pa. -- Geisinger Health System has become the first health care organization to be connected to PennREN, the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network, a public network exchange built and managed by the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) to provide broadband connectivity, foster collaboration and promote innovative use of digital technologies for the benefit of Pennsylvanians. KINBER is a non-profit coalition of Pennsylvania's education, … [Read more...]

Merit Network & KINBER Announce Professional Development Partnership

KINBER Members Now Can Access Merit Training Courses at a Discount Merit Network, Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based non-profit corporation that operates America's longest-running regional research and education network, and the Pa.-based Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research, also known as KINBER, today announced a strategic partnership that provides KINBER members discounted pricing on Merit’s Professional Learning and cyber security certification courses. “Our … [Read more...]

KINBER and Xand Form Partnership to Provide Technology Infrastructure Resources

Pilot program to offer enterprise-class services via non-profit agency is first of its kind in Pennsylvania STATE COLLEGE, PA (Aug. 5) -- The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, and Xand, the Northeast’s premier provider of cloud, colocation, and managed services, announced today the formation of a partnership program aimed at delivering enterprise-class technology … [Read more...]

KINBER ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS

STATE COLLEGE, PA (July 14) -- At its annual meeting held recently, the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) elected and announced its new officers for the next two years. Jinx Walton, chief information officer at the University of Pittsburgh, was named as the chair after serving as KINBER’s vice chair for the past two years.  She succeeds Dr. Bruce Taggart, vice provost for library and technology services at Lehigh University. “KINBER has met the … [Read more...]

KINBER Names Gwendolyn L. Huntoon as Executive Director

STATE COLLEGE, PA (Jan. 16) -- The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) board of directors announced the appointment of Gwendolyn L. (Wendy) Huntoon as its new executive director. Huntoon will lead the non-profit organization, which fosters collaboration through technology by delivering next generation broadband services to non-profit organizations throughout Pennsylvania via PennREN, a 1,600-mile fiber optic network across the state. “I am honored and excited … [Read more...]

PennREN helps tackle PBS funding challenges

Pennsylvania's next generation broadband network brings "After Abbey" to PBS viewers across the commonwealth Heather Herzog, IT Communications, Penn State January 14, 2014Greg Petersen is getting creative. As director of broadcasting for Penn State's public broadcasting stations WPSU TV and radio, Petersen has seen millions in funding cuts to public media stations across the nation — with states like Pennsylvania, Florida, New Hampshire and New Jersey totally eliminating their … [Read more...]

KINBER Welcomes Three Experienced Directors to the Board

STATE COLLEGE, PA (Dec. 19) -- Stacey Aldrich, Tim O’Rourke and Jerome P. DeSanto, Ed.D., were recently appointed to the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) by his and her respective organizations. Aldrich, who serves as Pennsylvania’s deputy secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education, comes to KINBER with more than 20 years of professional library experience. She served as the state librarian in California, where … [Read more...]

KINBER and Velocity Network Complete State-of-the-Art Fiber Optic Connection

New Opportunities Created for Collaborative Research and Education PITTSBURGH, PA (June 26) -- Education and research in Northwest Pennsylvania just got a whole lot faster. Earlier this morning at the 2013 KINBER Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, State College-based Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) announced that Velocity Network connected the Pennsylvania Research and Education Network to the WQLN Public Media studios in Erie, Penn., and successfully … [Read more...]