News and Photo Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon To Celebrate Heritage With
Visit and Talk by Scottish Government Official
Event: Michael Russell, the Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, will visit Carnegie Mellon University and give a talk titled "Scotland: A New Future Building on a Great Past." The talk is free and open to the public.
Russell's talk is part of Scotland Week 2010, which runs from April 3-10. As part of the celebration, three Scottish government ministers will be traveling to the United States and Canada to promote the themes of Scotland Week, including Great Scots and Innovation, which draw strong connections to Carnegie Mellon.
While Russell is on Carnegie Mellon's campus, he will bring attention to common Scottish ties, such as the university founder Andrew Carnegie, and he will learn more about the university's programs and innovations that have made it a world-renowned institution.
When: 2 p.m., Monday, April 5
Where: McKenna/Peter/Wright Rooms, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Note to Photo Editors: There will be a Carnegie Mellon Scottish traditions photo opportunity before Russell's talk at noon, April 5 near the Carnegie Mellon Fence in the area of campus called the Cut. Joining Russell will be "Scotty," Carnegie Mellon's Scottish terrier mascot, and a university bagpiper. In the event of rain, the photo opportunity will be in the University Center. A photo and caption can be provided later that day if you cannot attend. Please contact Ken Walters at 412-268-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.