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Contact: Chriss Swaney
(412) 268-5776

For immediate release:
February 1, 2001

Carnegie Mellon Provides E-Commerce Tutorial For 15 National Press Foundation Journalists

PITTSBURGH—The National Press Foundation selected Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh to hold a four-day seminar about the mechanics of E-Commerce. A combination of industry leaders and Carnegie Mellon faculty will discuss topics ranging from the future of Internet publishing to E-Commerce market trends and online trading.

Alice Rivlin, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board and former director of the White House Office of Management and Budget will speak to the journalists. Other speakers include Bob Tedeschi, an E-Commerce columnist for The New York Times, Ramayya Krishnana, a professor of management science and information systems at the Heinz School, Michael Shamos, co-director of the Institute for E-Commerce and director of the Universal Library at the School of Computer Science and Jeffrey R. Williams, a strategy professor at Carnegie Mellon's graduate business school. Journalists from news organizations including The Los Angeles Times, Reuters, The Associated Press, The Detroit News and other radio and broadcast media were selected to attend the seminar. University Relations raised $50,000 to make the event reality.

Event sponsors include: Reed Smith LLP, Carnegie Mellon, Tpresence, OnlineChoice, the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Pittsburgh Technology Council.

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