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Volume 31 Issue 19

Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for

preserving library materials, prof argues >

May 27th, 1999

No digitization without preservation Even in the information age, microfilm remains the best bet for preserving library materials, prof argues "Digital documents last forever — or five years, whichever comes first." –Jeff Rothenberg Senior research scientist RAND Corp. The Clinton White House cranks out 6 million e-mail messages annually, then sends them to the National […]

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Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff

assembly >

May 27th, 1999

Proposed staff job reclassification is subject of June 8 staff assembly The Staff Association Council (SAC) has rescheduled its spring assembly on the new job classification system for June 8, noon to 1 p.m., in the William Pitt Union Ballroom. Speaking will be Human Resources' Ron Frisch, associate vice chancellor; Jim Edgerton, assistant vice chancellor […]

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Building a room >

May 27th, 1999

Building a room The Japanese Nationality Classroom, to be housed in room 317 Cathedral of Learning, will be dedicated July 25. The room’s 87 components were built with traditional Japanese tools in Kyoto, Japan, dismantled and shipped in a 40-foot container to Pittsburgh. Japanese artisans and local carpenters are reconstructing architect Hirokazu Nagase’s design, which […]

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History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about

the people who built the world >

May 27th, 1999

History professor looks beyond kings, statesmen to teach about the people who built the world Who built the Seven Gate of Thebes? The books are filled with names of kings. But was it kings who hauled the craggy blocks of stone? From "A Worker Reads History" by Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) Marcus Rediker, Pitt associate professor […]

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CLAS receives $200,000 grant >

May 27th, 1999

CLAS receives $200,000 grant The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has awarded Pitt's Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) a two-year, $200,000 general support grant. According to CLAS director Billie R. DeWalt, the grant will enhance the long-term strength and stability of the 35-year-old center and its programs; help to attract the brightest students and […]

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Pitt, Port Authority optimistic that free-ride plan will continue >

May 27th, 1999

Pitt, Port Authority optimistic that free-ride plan will continue Both Port Authority Transit and University officials are optimistic that Pitt I.D. holders will continue to ride buses and light-rail vehicles free of charge throughout Allegheny County, despite published reports to the contrary. But Pitt's annual fee may rise from the current $1.5 million to as […]

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