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Volume 41 Issue 13

Electronic information explosion poses retrieval-effort challenge >

March 5th, 2009

The explosion of new information technologies has brought with it an explosion of information — in print or audio forms to be stored and retrieved in novel ways. Jason R. Baron, director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration, discussed his role in improving the retrieval of relevant electronically stored information (ESI) in […]

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Mass media not all black & white, P-G staffer says >

March 5th, 2009

“I’ll cut to the chase and address why an aging white guy is talking to you about race and the media,” said Mark Roth, senior staff writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, at a Center on Race and Social Problems Feb. 17 lecture. Roth, who has more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper writer […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Conference looks at strategies for eliminating pay disparities >

March 5th, 2009

Wages for average working women in the region and the nation continue to lag behind their male counterparts. To explore the causes of the pay gap — and efforts to eliminate the disparity — Pitt hosted a daylong conference Feb. 20 titled “The Gender Wage Gap: Strategies for the Future.” Featured were two keynote speakers; […]

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GENDER WAGE GAP: Not just a women's issue, keynote speaker explains >

March 5th, 2009

Equal pay for equal work is more than simply a women’s issue, said keynote speaker Jocelyn Frye. “Even though we often talk about it in gender terms it’s clearly not just a women’s issue,” she said. “These days it’s much more than a gender issue; it’s really an economic security issue.” In spite of the […]

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Pitt-CMU suit over investment losses on hold >

March 5th, 2009

The disgraced investment fund operators who are accused of spending institutional money — including a chunk of Pitt’s endowment — to fund extravagant lifestyles have asked a U.S. District Court judge in New York to release more than $1 million in frozen assets to cover living and other expenses. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), […]

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Breastfeeding resolution amended >

March 5th, 2009

Faculty Assembly last week amended its resolution urging Pitt units to provide private space for new mothers to pump breast milk. A similar resolution was passed by Assembly in January, but the wording was altered to accommodate an objection from the senior administration, according to Paul Munro, chair of the University Senate’s plant utilization and […]

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