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Volume 30 Issue 6

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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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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Assembly wants legal opinion on early retirement plan contract >

November 6th, 1997

Concerned about the wording of the contract that professors would sign to participate in Pitt's new early retirement plan for tenured faculty, Faculty Assembly has told University Senate President Gordon MacLeod to: * Ask the administration for money to hire a lawyer to review the document on the Senate's behalf. * Tell Chancellor Mark Nordenberg […]

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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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FY1997 giving to Pitt increases 31.4 percent >

November 6th, 1997

Total giving to Pitt during the fiscal year that ended June 30 was up by 31.4 percent over the previous year — from $41.6 million in FY 1995-96 to $54.7 million last year. Alumni giving increased by 49.2 percent, from $5.4 million to $8 million, while contributions from trustees soared by 98 percent, from $239,654 […]

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