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ORISE Donates PCs to Community Group

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 13, 2006
FY07-02

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) donated three excess computers to Community Mediation Services of Anderson County this week. Community Mediation Services (CMS) reduces court involvement and promotes the peaceful resolution of community conflicts using community facilities, resources and volunteers.

"As a small non-profit organization we very much appreciate the donation of the newer computers from ORISE," said Mary McCarthy, program coordinator for CMS.

The program’s office staff and 40 volunteer mediators will use the computers to coordinate its mediation programs, manage statistics for its guarantors and to communicate with other mediators and mediation centers across the state.

CMS and ORISE staff with donated computers

Pictured above (left to right) are John Selser of CMS; Bill Price of ORISE; Dianna Loveday, John Hicks and Mary McCarthy of CMS (ORISE volunteers not pictured: Rose Napier and Lise Neiler). High-resolution version of photo.

"We were glad for the opportunity to donate these computers to CMS because of the vital work that they do in providing mediation services for families in our community," said Bill Price.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is a U.S. Department of Energy institute focusing on scientific initiatives to research health risks from occupational hazards, assess environmental cleanup, respond to radiation medical emergencies, support national security and emergency preparedness, and educate the next generation of scientists. ORISE is managed by Oak Ridge Associated Universities.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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