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Teresa S. Thomas
412-268-3580

For immediate release:
October 29, 2002

Google, Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt to Present Verizon Foundation Distinguished Lecture

Pittsburgh—Eric Schmidt, chief executive officer of the Internet search and navigation technology company Google, Inc., will give the Verizon Foundation Distinguished Lecture Monday, November 4, at 12:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon University campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

An internationally recognized technologist and business leader, Schmidt was appointed CEO of Google Inc. in March 2001. He was previously CEO of Novell, Inc., where he led the company's strategic planning, management and technology development (and remains chairman of the board). Schmidt is also the former chief technology officer and corporate executive officer at Sun Microsystems, Inc., where he led the development of Java, Sun's platform-independent programming technology, and defined Sun's Internet software strategy.

With the largest index of Web sites available on the World Wide Web and the industry's leading search technology, Google.com is known as one of the fastest and easiest ways to find relevant information on the Internet. Google's technological innovations have earned the company numerous industry awards and citations, including Best Internet Innovation and Technical Excellence Award from PC Magazine; Best Search Engine on the Internet from Yahoo! Internet Life; and Top Ten Best Cybertech from TIME magazine.

The Verizon Foundation Distinguished Lecture series was established at Carnegie Mellon in 1998 to bring experts in the telecommunications and information technology industry to the university. The Verizon series facilitates sharing ideas, discussing trends, exploring applications of technology and investigating the effects of technology on the broader society.

Schmidt's lecture is coordinated by Carnegie Mellon's Institute for the Study of Information Technology and Society (InSITeS). The institute draws on the expertise of about 60 Carnegie Mellon faculty from a variety of disciplines, plus a national network of more than three dozen leading legal thinkers, and fosters collaboration in research, curricular development, policy analysis and public outreach projects aimed at addressing the social, economic, political, ethical, psychological, cultural and legal aspects of information technology.

For more information on the series, please contact Dorothy Bassett, executive director of InSITeS at 8-4839.

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