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Volume 34 Issue 3

Market will be fine over long term, professors predict >

September 27th, 2001

Expect the U.S. stock market to remain vola- tile for the next six months to a year, in the aftershock of Sept. 11's terrorist attacks — but don't go dumping stocks or overhauling your long-term investments, two Katz Graduate School of Business professors advise. "If you were to ask me, am I taking money out […]

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Lawyers call for moratorium on civil suits >

September 27th, 2001

In an unprecedented move, the American Trial Lawyers Association has called for a moratorium on civil lawsuits that might arise from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It's not a permanent ban, and the association can't enforce it. But the moratorium call should be "very effective," according to law professor Ron Brand, director of Pitt's Center […]

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Nostalgia for Cold War is shortsighted, prof says >

September 27th, 2001

Ah, the good old Cold War. Back when a handful of nations shared a monopoly on nuclear weapons, and showed no desire to use them. When the only civilian casualties of bombings resulted from faraway proxy wars (Vietnam, Afghanistan, etc.) or ancient blood feuds (as in Northern Ireland and the Middle East). When military antagonists […]

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U.S. actions will determine support of European allies >

September 27th, 2001

The day after terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the French newspaper Le Monde published an editorial that pointedly echoed John F. Kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech of 1963. "Now, we are all Americans," declared Le Monde, stating that free people everywhere stand with the United States in its war against […]

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Even with government aid, future of airlines' industry is uncertain >

September 27th, 2001

Among the industries still reeling from the fallout of the Sept. 11 attacks is the country's airlines industry. Since four planes were downed during the terrorist attack, several airlines have cut their flights by a quarter, at least 100,000 airline workers industry-wide are expected to be furloughed in the next six months and stocks have […]

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SIS dean search: There is no perfect candidate >

September 27th, 2001

If a consensus emerged from the open hearing held Sept. 21 by the search committee for a new dean of the School of Information Sciences, it was: No dean candidate is going to please everybody in a school as diverse as SIS. Committee member Douglas Metzler, a professor in SIS's telecommunications program, said "there's probably […]

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Survey uncovers why grads leave area >

September 27th, 2001

Asurvey of recent graduates from the city's three largest universities shows that the region has made significant strides in retaining its graduates, comparing 1994 grads to 1999 grads. Of the 1999 college graduates interviewed who are currently employed, 52 percent work in the Pittsburgh area, compared with 40 percent of the 1994 graduates. Among those […]

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Pitt requests $186 million state appropriation >

September 27th, 2001

Tuition increases for Pitt in-state under- graduates would not exceed 4 percent next fall — the lowest tuition hike here in three years — if Pennsylvania lawmakers grant the University the $186.1 million state appropriation it's requesting for fiscal year 2003. Pitt also proposes increasing the faculty and staff salary pool by at least 4 […]

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History dept. inaugurates book symposia series >

September 27th, 2001

Pitt's Department of History has announced a book symposia series, slated to kick-off Oct. 4. The first symposium focuses on Pitt history professor Marcus Rediker's recent book, "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic," with commentary from invited experts Tera Hunter of Carnegie Mellon, John Markoff of Pitt […]

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