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Volume 30 Issue 6

Housing sought for new students, visiting scholars >

November 6th, 1997

The Housing Resource Center is looking for members of the Pitt community who are willing to house new or visiting students and scholars on a short- or long-term basis. Under the program, the Housing Resource Center will share the names of participating faculty and staff with students and scholars relocating to Pittsburgh. The Housing Resource […]

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Drive collecting shoes for Nicaraguan children >

November 6th, 1997

The Pitt Volunteer Pool and Student Volunteer Outreach have joined a city-wide effort to aid the child of Nicaragua by providing them with shoes. According to Volunteer Pool coordinator Steve Zupcic, the drive is in response to an appeal by the Nicaraguan Minister of Education to improve education in his country. More than 100,000 Nicaraguan […]

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Pitt gets grant to renovate Falk health sciences library >

November 6th, 1997

Pitt has received a $125,000 grant from the Maurice Falk Medical Fund to expand and renovate the Maurice and Laura Falk Library of the Health Sciences in Scaife Hall. The library was established in 1957 with funds contributed by the Falk Foundation. The Maurice Falk Medical Fund also provided a grant for construction of the […]

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Film studies offers grad certificates >

November 6th, 1997

Pitt's film studies program is offering two new graduate certificates in film studies. One of the programs is at the master's level and the other at the doctoral level, according to Lucy Fisher, director of film studies. Both certificate programs are open to all Faculty of Arts and Sciences students in graduate programs. The master's […]

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Nobel laureate to lecture here Nov. 13 >

November 6th, 1997

Oscar Arias, former president of Costa Rica and a Nobel laureate, will deliver the inaugural Global Integration Lecture on Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at the Twentieth Century Club. Arias's appearance is sponsored by the University Center for International Studies and the World Federalist Association of Pittsburgh. Lecture tickets are available on a first-come basis […]

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Living wage should be higher than federal poverty thresholds show, according to UCSUR study >

November 6th, 1997

The number of people in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County who ought to be considered poor is much greater than federal poverty lines would indicate, according to a new Pitt study. Researchers at the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) are proposing new, basic cost-of-living standards to replace current federal poverty thresholds, which are […]

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