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Below you will find announcements for 2004.

Monday, November 8, 2004

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Invites Dr. Randal Pinkett and Other Experts to Discuss e-Health

ROCKVILLE, MD (November 8, 2004) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has invited Dr. Randal Pinkett to participate in a convening as one of several experts to discuss e-Health. This one-day meeting with the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) will be held on November 22, 2004, in Rockville, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. The purpose of this small group meeting will be to review and discuss consumer, patient, and caregiver Personal e-Health Tools (PeHT) project. HHS anticipates gathering a group of 15 participants from the field with diverse expertise representing major perspectives including researchers, developers, funders, policymakers, specialists working with diverse communities, and experts in technology access, especially at the community level.

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For additional insights, the National Council for Aging Care provides a wide array of information regarding Health and Well Being for elders. Please click the link for further information.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Dr. Randal Pinkett Speaks on Behalf of Small Businesses at the New Jersey Office of Information Technology's "Contacts for Contracts "

TRENTON, NJ (October 7, 2004) -- On October 28, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology (OIT) will host its second annual "Contacts for Contracts" conference and Dr. Randal Pinkett will address the audience on the topic of "Diversity Procurement Initiatives with Small Business" at 12:30 pm.Contacts for Contracts gives large business representatives an opportunity to find cost-effective, high quality services in areas where their company may be less proficient, according the Charles S. Dawson, Chief Technology Officer for the State of New Jersey. The event will be held at the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village in Princeton, NJ, on October 28. Approximately 100 small companies and 50 large companies are expected to be in attendance.

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Friday, September 17, 2004

Dr. Randal Pinkett Moderates Panel Discussion on "Black Entrepreneurship/Black Wealth" at the Black Alumni at MIT's 25th Anniversary Conference

CAMBRIDGE, MA (September 17, 2004) -- The Black Alumni at MIT (BAMIT) will celebrate their 25th anniversary, October 8-10, 2004, on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA. The theme, "Great Accomplishments, Great Expectations" will celebrate the impact of MIT's Black alumni of the past century. Dr. Randal Pinkett (S.M./M.B.A. 1988; Ph.D. 2001) wwill moderate a panel discussion on "Black Entrepreneurship/Black Wealth" on Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 10 am. Dr. Ronald McNair (Ph.D. 1977) who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986 will be honored including a tribute from his brother, Carl McNair. A keynote adddress will be given by Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson (S.B. 1968; Ph.D. 1973), president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), during the gala event at the MIT Museum.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2004

National Congress for Community Economic Development's 34th Annual National Conference Features Dr. Randal Pinkett and Technology Innovations

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2004) -- The National Congress for Community Economic Development (NCCED) will host its 34th Annual National Conference in Los Angeles, CA, under the theme "Economic Opportunity for All: Through Technology, Performance and Community Empowerment." Dr. Randal Pinkett will serve as the luncheon speaker at 12:30 pm on Thursday, October 7, 2004, which will be followed by a panel of technology experts. The luncheon program is co-organized by BCT Partners, PolicyLink and is sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company. NCCED's conference is intended to provide learning and information exchange opportunities for nonprofit housing developers, economic development specialists, and other practitioners of community-based development.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Dr. Randal Pinkett Keynotes Opening Session at the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network's New York Regional Conference

NEW YORK, NY (September 8, 2004) -- Dr. Randal Pinkett will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening session at the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network's (N-TEN) New York Regional Conference on September 29, 2004 at 9:00 am. N-TEN connects diverse constituents who share a common goal of helping nonprofits use technology more effectively. N-TENB's membership is made up of both individuals and organizations, including nonprofits, technology support organizations, consultants, and vendors, who want to identify peers, connect with clients, develop professional support networks, and share information and resources. N-TEN programs include the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference; a series of regional conferences; TechFinder (an online directory of technology service providers for nonprofits); 501 Tech Clubs (local nonprofit technology networking groups); and a range of online resources to help nonprofits make more effective use of technology.

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

The New York Times Article Highlights BCT Partners' Efforts to Wire a Bronx Neighborhood

BRONX, NY (June 10, 2004) -- Today's issue of The New York Times highlights BCT Partners' efforts, through its affiliate organization, Access One Corporation, to wire residents in a neighborhood of the Bronx, New York. BCT Partners installed a local area network that combines wired and wireless technology for Mount Hope Housing Company, a community development corporation that manages affordable housing developments in the South Bronx. As the article states, "Founded in the mid-1980's to refurbish blocks of condembed apartment buildings, Mount Hope Housing now manages 1,230 units in 32 buildings with a half-mile radius. Whne the project began last yeaer, the only broadband connection was a T1 line into a single basement housing a community computer lab and the group's administrative offices." Using point-to-point wireless connections across the roofs of adjacent buildings, the BCT solution will allow residents to share the Internet for as little as $7/month – a cost that will be folded into the buildings rent and overall operating budget, like water and heat. In the article, Dr. Randal Pinkett, President and CEO of BCT Partners, comments on the importance of Internet access in the home, "We're used to paying bills in our pajamas or doing searchers after dinner. to be a meaningful part of our lives, it really has to be in the home."

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Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Johnson & Johnson Celebrates Black History Month with Dr. Randal Pinkett

SKILLMAN, NJ (January 27, 2004) -- As part of Johnson & Johnson's Black History Month activities, Dr. Randal Pinkett will speak at their Consumer Products Division in Skillman, NJ, at 12 noon on the topic of leadership. The event is sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson African-American Leadership Council (AALC). Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 113,800 men and women in 57 countries and sell products throughout the world. The mission of the African American Leadership Council is to take a leadership role in making our companies the employers of choice for African American talent at every level. The organization works to help create an environment for African Americans to be included, challenged and supported in maximizing their potential and value to self and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

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