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Below you will find announcements for 2001.

Sunday, November 25, 2001

Dr. Randal Pinkett Spotlighted in Parade Magazine's "They Are Changing Our World" Issue

NEW YORK, NY (November 25, 2001) -- Today's issue of Parade Magazine, the Sunday Newspaper Magazine, spotlighted five Americans that are "combining innovation with a concern for others [that] are using technology in extraorindary ways to improve - and save - lives." Dr. Randal Pinkett, a recent Ph.D. graduate from MIT was spotlighted for his work with fellow student, Richard O'Bryant, in launching a computer-technology program at a low- and moderate-income housing development in Roxbury, MA. For more than 75 million readers, PARADE is more than a magazine. It is a weekly conversation about the ideals that bind us together as a nation: freedom, opportunity and the ability to fulfill our dreams and transform our lives. In the areas that matter to readers -- health, technology, food, lifestyle, politics and entertainment -- PARADE's world-renowned contributors provide expert advice and insight.
It is for this reason that readers across America turn to PARADE every Sunday in more than 340 of the nation's finest newspapers. PARADE reaches 36 million households from coast to coast with a unique mix of cover stories, articles and columns that make PARADE the most widely read magazine in the country and among the best-read sections of the Sunday newspaper.

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Friday, October 26, 2001

PolicyLink, the America Connects Consortia and the Waitt Family Foundation to Convene National Community Technology Leaders including Dr. Randal Pinkett

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 26, 2001) -- PolicyLink, the America Connects Consortia and the Waitt Family Foundation announced the "Building Community Connections" conference to be held in San Diego, CA, November 15-18, 2001. The event will convene approximately 40 national community technology leaders ranging from community technology centers, community building organizations, technology technical assistance providers, national intermediaries, and policy organizations and foundations. Randal Pinkett, Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory in the Epistemology and Learning Group, has been designated as one of the invited participants. The purpose of the convening will be to discuss strategies for linking the community technology and community building movements, and share common experiences of linking the expertise of the community technology and community building movements to create a new policy agenda for using technology as a tool for community building. PolicyLink is a national nonprofit research, communications, capacity building, and advocacy organization working to advance policies to achieve economic and social equity. The America Connects Consortium (ACC) supports the work of community technology centers (CTCs) across the country. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, ACC provides technical assistance to centers funded through the federal CTC program. The Waitt Family Foundation is a charitable organization that makes grants to programs that help us understand our past, improve the present, and prepare for the future.

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Thursday, October 25, 2001

New Jersey's Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission's Triumph Award to be Presented to Randal Pinkett

TRENTON, NJ (October 25, 2001) -- The New Jersey Department of State's, Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission will present their Triumph Award to Randal Pinkett for his accomplishments as a scholar, entrepreneur and his contributions to the community. The mission of the New Jersey Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission is to raise public awareness of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s ideals and philosophy.This includes: (1) a commitment to preserving constitutional freedoms for all Americans, (2) assisting all components of American society to embrace Dr. King's messages on achieving social justice through nonviolent activism, (3)
celebrating our diversity, promoting education as well as accepting and appreciating others, (4) helping youth make a difference in their lives and inspiring them to contribute to the well being of their families, schools, communities and government, and (5) encouraging the citizens of New Jersey to recognize their commonalities and to appreciate the potential strength of the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity that so richly enhances our great state and nation. This year the Commission will present the Triump Award on November 15, 2005 at a ceremony in Trenton, New Jersey.

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Thrusday, July 12, 2001

Doctoral Student Randal Pinkett Chosen to Participate in University of Michigan Doctoral Digital Divide (D3) Student Workshop

ANN ARBOR, MI (July 12, 2001) -- The University of Michigan, School of Information and the Alliance for Community Technology, a unit at the University of Michigan, have selected MIT doctoral student Randal Pinkett as one of approximately twenty doctoral candidates from more than a dozen countries to participate in the Digital Divide Doctoral Student Workshop (D3). The work will take place on the campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, from August 2-5, 2001. The goal for the workshop is establish a small working gathering that will help create a virtual community where all digital divide doctoral students can convene and exchange information and ideas. The conference aims at three outcomes: (1) an edited volume of the reports of the workshop (also available online), (2) a short consensus statement on digital divide research for all doctoral students to sign, and (3) a means for all digital divide doctoral students to continue the discussion. Each workshop participant will provide a working paper on a relevant aspect of digital divide research and the group will discuss each paper. Pinkett's paper will address the topic of economic development.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2001

Sarnoff Corporation Asks Minorities in Engineering Program Alum, Dr. Randal Pinkett to Return and Address 2001 Graduates

PRINCETON, NJ (May 16, 2001) -- The Sarnoff Corporation has asked Dr. Randal Pinkett, a 1986 participant in their Minoritries in Engineering (MEP) program, to return for the second year in a row and address the 2001 program graduates. The program dinner will be held on June 6, 2001, at 7:00 pm, at Sarnoff's headquarters in Princeton, NJ. The fundamental intent of the program is to provide minority students from local high schools, with an aptitude in mathematics and science, with an understanding and appreciation of an engineer's work and routine, so that he or she can make an informed choice about the engineering profession. Sarnoff Corporation has always affirmed and demonstrated a deep commitment to the education of youth at all stages of their social and intellectual growth. For 25 years, the flagshgip of Sarnoff's educational programs has been MEP–the Minorities in Engineering Program. Sarnoff Corporation, formerly the central research laboratory for RCA, has participated in the MEP program since its inception in 1975. MEP continued at Sarnoff after the merger between RCA and General Electric in 1986. When Sarnoff became an independent client-supported reseaerch facility and a subsidiary of SRI International in 1987, MEP became the first program to be sponsored by the new company.

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Monday, March 9, 2001

Alumnus Randal Pinkett Addresses Prospective Scholars at Rutgers University

PISCATAWAY, NJ (March 9, 2001) -- Randal Pinkett, a 1994 graduate from Rutgers University, will address prospective scholars at the Rutgers University Scholars Recruitment Weekend on March 31, 2001 at 3:00 pm at the Louis Brown Athletic Center on the Livingston Campus in Piscataway, NJ. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is one of the leading universities in the nation. The university is made up of 29 degree-granting divisions; 12 undergraduate colleges, 11 graduate schools, and three schools offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Five are located in Camden, seven in Newark, and 14 in New Brunswick/Piscataway.

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Friday, February 2, 2001

Harvard Business School and Randal Pinkett Spotlight the "Digital Dilemma" and Challenges to Excelling in the New Economy

CAMBRIDGE, MA (February 2, 2001) -- This year's Harvard Business School, African-American Student Union (AASU) 29th Annual Career/Alumni Conference is themed "The Digital Dilemma: Challenges to Excelling in the New Economy". Randal Pinkett, Ph.D. candidate at the MIT Media Laboratory, will participate in this year's event as the moderator for the "Digital Designs on the Inner City" panel discussion, along with Rahsaas Harris, executive director of Playing2Win; Anne Habiby, executive vice president of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, and J. Paul Brownridge, former Los Angeles city treasurer and candidate for Los Angeles city controller,. The conference will be held February 23-25, 2001 at the Cambridge Marriott in Cambridge, MA. The panel will take place on February 24, 2001.

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Thursday, January 18, 2001

MIT Ph.D. Candidate Randal Pinkett Chosen as Graduate Student Speaker for the MIT Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards Breakfast

CAMBRIDGE, MA (January 18, 2001) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Ph.D. candidate Randal Pinkett (M.B.A. and S.M. from the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program, both in 1998) has been chosen as the graduate student speaker for this year's MIT Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Awards Breakfast. Pinkett is purusing his doctorate in the Epistemology and Learning Group at the MIT Media Laboratory. This year's awards breakfast will be held on February 8, 2001, at 7:30 am, on the campus of MIT in Walker Memorial 's Morss Hall. The theme of this year's breakfast is "Teaching and Learning: the Key to Full Inclusion." Kwiese Mfume, President and CEO of the NAACP, will serve as the keynote speaker. The award recipients include: MIT Professor of Mechanical Engineering Alexander Slocum; Boston public school math teacher Richard Williamson (S.B. 1985), and mechanical engineering senior Adriana L. Holguin.

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