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Teresa Thomas

For immediate release:
April 22, 2005

Carnegie Mellon and CANA Program Host Appalachian International Fine Arts Show

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University will host the Appalachian International Fine Arts Show, featuring art from international and local artists of the mountains, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 24-28, 2005, in the University Center Art Gallery.

The event is presented by the Center for Appalachian Network Access (CANA), a philanthropic initiative based at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. CANA's mission is to assist communities in the Appalachian Region to develop and use modern telecommunication networks.

The show features an eclectic group of artifacts representing both the cultural heritage and modern philosophy of Appalachia.

Through the CANA project, Carnegie Mellon has partnered with Glenville State College in West Virginia on a pilot project to deliver wireless broadband connectivity to Glenville. This summer, Glenville State College and Carnegie Mellon's H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management plan to engage a team of students on a project to show how the network can be used to benefit economic and social development of rural communities.

For more information on CANA and the Appalachian International Fine Arts Show, visit and


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