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Volume 30 Issue 6

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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TALKING BACK >

November 6th, 1997

Every parent has encoun- tered it in one form or another: The 3-year-old who calls his mother a "butthead"; the 5-year-old who shouts, "I hate you!" or the 7-year-old who is told to do his homework and answers, "You can't make me." Children have been talking back to parents since the invention of language and […]

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Cathedral Publishing produces companion book to NPR series >

November 6th, 1997

Pitt's Cathedral Publishing has joined with the Parent & Child Guidance Center of Pittsburgh to create the new parenting book, "Parenting for a Peaceful Home: Challenges and Solutions For Almost Perfect Parenting." The book is a companion publication to National Public Radio's "Parenting for a Peaceful Home" series. Like the radio series, the book provides […]

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