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Volume 30 Issue 6

GSPH chosen to join national Faith and Health Consortium >

November 6th, 1997

To better understand the role of spiritual- ity and faith in health care, the Carter Center of Atlanta, Ga. has chosen Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH) to join with four other institutions in a national Faith and Health Consortium. With funding from the John Templeton Foundation, the Carter Center established the consortium this […]

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Number of faculty eligible for early retirement >

November 6th, 1997

AREA NUMBER ELIGIBLE Faculty of Arts & Sciences – 161 School of Education – 38 School of Engineering – 29 University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – 26 Graduate School of Public Health – 11 Katz Graduate School of Business – 10 School of Dental Medicine – 10 Provost's Office/Chancellor's Office – 10 Graduate School of […]

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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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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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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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Who are the low-income, working-age people in Allegheny County? >

November 6th, 1997

"About half of the low-income people in the county live in families with children: 31 percent live in [families made up of] married couples with children, and another 20 percent live in single parent families. Half of all low-income people are already working (22 percent work full-time, full-year) and another 9 percent are prevented from […]

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Head of National Security Archive says librarians are civilization's 1st defense against totalitarianism >

November 6th, 1997

It would be hard to imagine a more incongruent image. On one side stand SS storm troopers, concentration camps and Stalin's gulag. On the other side, holding back the dark tide, stand librarians and archivists, civilization's first line of defense against totalitarianism. Librarians and archivists are important defenders of liberty because the first thing that […]

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SIS develops information ethics web site >

November 6th, 1997

Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) has developed a World Wide Web site dealing with the study and application of ethics to the information field. Barbara Rockenbach, a graduate student in information sciences and the first recipient of the school's information ethics fellowship, recently completed the site under the direction of faculty member Stephen Almagno. […]

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