University of Pittsburgh
April 14, 1998


Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH, April 15 -- The University of Pittsburgh will host its second Technology and Education Symposium, Thursday, May 7. The symposium is free (lunch will be provided) and will be held the William Pitt Union on the Oakland Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

This symposium is an important one-day information exchange involving today's innovative local and regional high school and university educators and administrators. The symposium is directed at K-16 school district superintendents, provosts, administrators, board members, technology directors, curriculum directors and business managers.

Participants will:

•Learn how technology is revolutionizing the way we teach, learn, communicate, and conduct day-to-day business in the educational marketplace.

•Discuss innovative ideas and trends for facilitating educational change.

•See real-world applications of technology by Pitt, school districts, and other educational institutions.

Topics and discussion areas:

• Future of Education and Technology.

• Fundamentals for New Systems of Learning and Knowledge.

• The Impact of Technology, Today.

• The Telecommunications Act: Education Implications.

• Distance Learning.

• Technology and Curriculum.

• Changing College and High School Relationships.

Speakers and Participants:

•Thomas Carey, Deputy Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

•Jim Williams, Chair and Professor, Department of Information Science, University of Pittsburgh.

•Priscilla Douglas, Education and Government Sectors, Xerox Corporation.

•George Cooke, Superintendent, Plum Borough School District.

•Frank Lehner, Cathedral Publishing, University of Pittsburgh.

•Canon McMillan, Charleroi, North Allegheny Riverview, Allegheny Valley, Hempfield, and Bethel Park school districts.

To register or for more information call Virginia Buckwalter or Frank Lehner at

(412) 624-6135 or (412) 624-2787; E-mail:; online: