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Oct. 20, 2005 • Volume 14 Number 4

Nota Bene

Sanford N. Katz, the Darald and Juliet Libby Millennium Professor of Law, has been elected a visiting fellow at Pembroke College of Oxford University. This will be Katz' third appointment to an Oxford college - he was a visiting fellow at All Souls College - and second at Pembroke, where he was a visiting fellow in 2000.

At Oxford, Katz will continue his comparative family law research, including his ongoing study on marriage and marriage-like relationships in the United States, Canada, England, The Netherlands, Belgium and Spain, which examines the impact of history, politics, religious institutions and social change on marriage and civil unions.

Katz recently established the Boston College-Pembroke College program for Boston College undergraduates who would like to spend their junior year abroad and experience an Oxford legal education. Through the program, BC enroll in law courses, live in college and participate in all college activities.

The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College has received $2.4 million in new funding from the Social Security Administration (SSA) to support research and dissemination on retirement income issues. This fiscal year 2006 award represents more than a 25 percent increase over last year's funding level. Since winning renewed SSA funding in 2003 through a nationally competitive process, the center has brought in $5.4 million. Created in 1998, the center has received $14.0 million from SSA and approximately $2.5 million from corporate and foundation sources.

Drucker Professor Alicia Munnell, the center's director, said that the new award "underscores the center's national leadership in retirement policy research and dissemination. The new funding will support a host of valuable projects that will shed light on issues affecting the retirement security of every American."

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