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May 9, 1996

Pitt hosts technology summit

Pitt hosted the first of four national Ernest L. Boyer Technology Summits for Educators April 29 in the Hilton Hotel, Downtown.

Co-sponsored by Pitt, Carnegie Mellon University, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, WQED and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the two-day summit was expected to draw some 200 educators.

Among the featured speakers were Toni Carbo, dean of Pitt's School of Library and Information Science and a member of President Bill Clinton's National Information Infrastructure Advisory Council. Other speakers included Uri Treisman, director of the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas-Austin, who currently heads Texas Gov. George Bush's Technology in Schools Initiative, and Ted Fiske, former education editor of The New York Times and author of "Smart Schools, Smart Kids." The conference was beamed to participants in 13 other eastern states. Future summits are planned for Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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