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URI web chat April 10

Media Contact: Todd McLeish, 401-874-7892

Computer trainer to address Internet privacy, safety
during URI web chat April 10

KINGSTON, R.I. – April 4, 2007 – Jessica Stratton, the owner of the Westerly-based computer training facility Solace, will answer questions about computer privacy, Internet safety and identity theft during a University of Rhode Island online chat on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

A 1999 graduate of URI, Stratton is a seasoned technology speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences from computer industry conventions to elementary school children. In addition, she has been a contributing author for several print and web magazines, textbooks, and syndicated online columns.

A service of the URI Division of University Advancement’s electronic communications program, online chats are free and open to the public and are accessible through the URI website.

To enter the chat, go http://advance.uri.edu/chats for instructions. Participants may submit questions in advance, but the chat will not begin until the scheduled date and time. Thirty minutes is the total time allotted for the chat. A full transcript will be posted to the University’s website once the chat has been completed. Questions about web chats should be directed to the URI Publications Office at 401-874-2075.

URI’s online chats, which began in September 2004, have featured question-and-answer sessions with such alumni as Tom Mulligan, Los Angeles Times senior correspondent discussing the Iraq war, and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ross Kaufman talking about the making of Born into Brothels, as well as with URI administrators, faculty and coaches.

The chats are made possible through the cooperation of the URI Athletics Department and College Sports Online, hosts of the GoRhody.com web site.