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October 29, 2010

Foreclosures - Sabina Deitrick and Chris Briem Quoted in the University Times

Posted on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 03:06 pm ET

October 28, 2010
Research Notes: Foreclosure picture here not all good
By University Times, University of Pittsburgh


"Despite claims of Pittsburgh's relative immunity to the most recent financial and real estate crunch, certain city neighborhoods have racked up foreclosure rates far above the state average."

Coverage of our October 2010 PEQ article, "Real Estate Owned Property and Impacts on Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh."

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October 28, 2010

Urban and Regional Brown Bag Research Series #1

Posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 02:00 pm ET

October 29, 2010

The University Center for Social and Urban Research presents the first in a series of urban and regional seminars.

"Upper Silesia and the Ruhr: The Transitions of Old Industrial Regions in Europe"
Martin Pudlik and Cyryl Garas, RWTH University Aachen, Geography


The German region of Ruhr experienced severe economic decline followed by the implementation of a series of successful development measures. Pudlik and Garas will discuss those reforms, along with their applicability in other post-industrial parts of Europe, including the Polish region of Upper Silesia.

This research series is co-sponsored by the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS).

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October 26, 2010

Foreclosures - Sabina Deitrick Interviews by WDUQ News

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 08:05 pm ET

October 26, 2010
Foreclosure Rates High in Some Areas of Pittsburgh
By WDQU News, Pittsburgh's flagship NPR station


Sabina Deitrick, Director of our Urban and Regional Analysis Program, is interviewed regarding Pittsburgh forclosure rates.

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October 23, 2010

Foreclosures - Chris Briem Quoted in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Posted on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 10:12 am ET

October 23, 2010
Tide of foreclosures ravages pockets of city
By Andrew Conte, Pittsburgh Tribune Review


Regional economist, Chris Briem, comments on home foreclosures.

Note: Don't miss the Pittsburgh Foreclosures map in the right column which was created by our Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS).

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October 16, 2010

Scott Beach's Elder Abuse Research is Highlighted in The Final Call

Posted on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 10:47 am ET

October 15, 2010
Abuse of Black elderly a growing area of concern
By Saeed Shabazz, The Final Call


"The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Social and Urban Research has literally opened the proverbial "Pandora's Box" with their study released on Oct. 4 that elderly Allegheny County residents are at a much higher risk for financial exploitation and mental abuse if they are Black.

According to Dr. Scott R. Beach Ph.D. the associate director of UCSUR, this study is one of the first to find statistically significant racial differences in the prevalence of elder abuse."

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October 05, 2010

Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly (PEQ)

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 03:55 pm ET

October 5, 2010
Pittsburgh Economic Quarterly (PEQ) - October 2010

Articles

- Racial Disparities in Financial Exploitation of Older Adults in Allegheny County
- Real Estate Owned Property and Impacts on Neighborhoods in Pittsburgh
- Student Tackle Urban and Regional Projects

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October 05, 2010

Scott Beach's Elder Abuse Research is Covered in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Posted on Tuesday, October 05, 2010 at 08:10 am ET

October 4, 2010
Elderly black county residents are far more likely to be abused
By Vivian Nereim, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


"The Pitt study is one of the first to find statistically significant racial differences in the prevalence of elder abuse, said researcher Scott Beach, PhD, Associate Director of Pitt's University Center for Social and Urban Research"

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October 01, 2010

Richard Schulz Receives the Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence

Posted on Friday, October 01, 2010 at 05:38 pm ET

October 1, 2010
Richard Schulz, Director of UCSUR and Program Director for Gerontology, receives the Harold Yuker Award for Research Excellence.

This annual award is given to the first author of the most highly rated paper published in the journal Rehabilitation Psychology during the previous year.

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