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Jim Bostick

ORG Virginia Commonwealth University Title BIO Jim Bostick is Director, Web and Research Computing Services, in Academic Technology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Mr. Bostick holds an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has spent the last 15 years in academic computing, but his broad background includes work as a manufacturing engineer building steam turbines, a high school teacher and coach, and a research assistant providing programming support for a basic research lab. His accomplishments at VCU include an early implementation of IMAP email and consolidation of VCU's separate campuses' web servers, email servers, and research computing servers. Under Jim's direction, VCU's Research Computing Services have greatly expanded to include Linux Beowulf clusters and a partnership with the Bioinformatics Computational Core Labs. Jim is active with the ACM Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services, SIGUCCS, including serving as Treasurer for the SIGUCCS 2000 Conference and .Program Chair for this years Computing Services Management Symposium.