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Contact:
Anne Watzman
412-268-3830

For immediate release:
September 29, 2004

Post-Pop Artist Burton Morris To Sign Poster To Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Robotics Institute

PITTSBURGH—Post-pop artist and Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Burton Morris, who has gained worldwide attention for his playful, brightly colored works of art, including posters for the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 76th Academy Awards ceremony, has created a poster to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the university's Robotics Institute: www.ri25.org.

Morris, who graduated from the university in 1986 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in design, will be at Carnegie Mellon's University Center from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, to sign copies of the poster for the university community. A limited number of posters will be available free on a first-come, first-served basis to students who present their IDs. Faculty, staff, students and the public may purchase a poster for signing for $15 at the University Bookstore.

Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the world with a budget of $50 million and more than 300 faculty, students and staff working on more than 100 projects.

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