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Contact:
Teresa S. Thomas
412-268-3580

For immediate release:
August 8, 2002

Carnegie Mellon and Kids Classical Academy Host Global Village of Hope Event August 16

WHAT: On August 16, Carnegie Mellon University and the Kids Classical Academy will "go global," by hosting an event that will include the presentation of the Global Village of Hope, a small-scale city with buildings and houses from different cultures. Grateful for the university's housing of the academy, the children will donate the Global Village to Carnegie Mellon and its administrators. Indira Nair, Carnegie Mellon's vice provost for education, will accept the village on behalf of the university. The Global Village of Hope is a small-scale city that includes the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal and Pittsburgh's USX Building, as well as different houses, cars and people. The donation ceremony will feature the children singing songs and reading stories they have written about what the Global Village means to them. The children represent a variety of Pittsburgh schools, including Linden, Liberty, Colfax, Minadeo, Hillel and Falk; the teachers and students hail from 20 different countries.

Since June, the Kids Classical Academy has been operating a full-time summer camp on Carnegie Mellon's campus, offering an academic arts and humanities curriculum for children. Nearly 150 students and 14 teachers are participating in the programming. Students in the program range from kindergarten to seventh grade.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Kirr Commons in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

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