Vint Cerf Tours New Facilities

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PHOTO: Vint Cerf (center) talks outside the entrance to the Imagining the Internet Center in Steers Pavilion.

It’s not every day that one of “the fathers of the internet” visits your campus. It seemed only fitting then to have Vint Cerf, an internet and technology pioneer, tour the School of Communications’ expansion project, including the new home of the Imagining the Internet Center in Steers Pavilion.

The chief internet evangelist at Google, Cerf visited campus on Sept. 30 to receive the inaugural Imagining the Internet Areté Medallion. He also participated in a question-and-answer session with students, faculty and staff about the impact of technology on modern life.

During his visit, Cerf toured Dwight C. Schar Hall, Steers Pavilion and the renovated studios of McEwen Communications Building. He was accompanied by Janna Anderson, professor and director of the Imagining the Internet Center; Lee Rainie, director of internet, science and technology research at Pew Research Center; Gene Gabbard, former MCI vice president, and Vic Costello, associate professor.

Here’s a photo gallery of the group touring the facilities.

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PHOTO: Joseph Rich (right), integration project lead at Elon, discusses the new video screen in Snow Family Grand Atrium.

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