Lev Gonick Brings Message of Community Collaboration to UA Institute in Tuscaloosa

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Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology service at Case Western Reserve University, addresses the second day of the UA System Scholars Institute

The second day of the University of Alabama System Scholars Institute is beginning with a message of collaboration and one of the nation’s well-known chief information officers is starting the conversation

Lev Gonick, vice president for information technology, is the opening keynote speaker for the second of two days of discussions about what’s new and what’s for technology in the classrooms in the UA System.

“Many of our universities are situated in the heart of cities of ecosystems that are being challenged in significant ways,” Gonick said.

The question he posed was “How can we work with our communities to leverage technology to address to address our research interests and the community’s priorities?”

One answer about which Gonick spoke was his own One Cleveland (now called One Community), a nonprofit open network provider that serves 22 counties in Northeast Ohio.

“Everywhere that we go we have free wireless,” said Gonick in speaking about the network.

Faculty, staff and administrators from the Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Huntsville campus are in town for a series of presentations and discussions here at the Bryant Conference Center.

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