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Volume 31 Issue 15

WSP launches book-sharing project >

April 1st, 1999

WSP launches book-sharing project Pitt's Women's Studies Program has launched a book-sharing program with foreign universities trying to develop gender studies programs. Among the universities involved are the University of Witswatersrand, Johanne sburg; University of Budapest, and Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan. Several universities in South America are also under consideration as participants. These universities […]

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Senate committee wants more details on construction projects >

April 1st, 1999

Senate committee wants more details on construction projects With all the hubbub surrounding plans for the Pitt Stadium site and other expansion projects, are related issues being examined? This was one of the questions members of the University Senate plant utilization and planning (PUP) committee asked at a March 25 meeting. Committee members also expressed […]

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UPMCHS initiates virtual transcription service >

April 1st, 1999

UPMCHS initiates virtual transcription service UPMC Health System has begun a virtual transcription service using Internet-based technology to provide fast, accurate and secure electronic transmission of dictated and transcribed medical reports. Physicians dial in, provide ID numbers, then dictate their reports. Transcriptionists, using specialized software, retrieve the secure, encrypted voice files from the system's server […]

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UPJ faculty take case for more funds to Ridge >

April 1st, 1999

UPJ faculty take case for more funds to Ridge Faculty at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) this week are launching a letter-writing campaign to Gov. Ridge, asking him to help the campus obtain a larger share of Pitt funds. "We're asking faculty, staff, students, students' parents and community leaders to write to the […]

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New federal regulation will not affect University tuition benefits >

April 1st, 1999

New federal regulation will not affect University tuition benefits Unlike some other higher education institutions, the University of Pittsburgh will not reduce employees' tuition benefits in response to a change in federal regulations, Pitt's chief financial officer says. The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has announced that it will no longer allow universities to […]

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Interim Schulz named director of UCSUR >

April 1st, 1999

Interim Schulz named director of UCSUR Richard Schulz, interim director of the University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR) since 1995, has been named permanent director, effective April 1. Schulz, professor of psychiatry in Pitt's School of Medicine, will continue to serve as program director of gerontology, one of UCSUR's core research programs. In […]

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SIS gets state grant >

April 1st, 1999

SIS gets state grant The state has awarded a $253,000 grant to the Department of Library and Information Science in Pitt's School of Information Sciences (SIS) to profile innovative uses of technology in educational settings across Pennsylvania. Funded through the Link-to-Learn Educational Technology Impact Analysis, the project will develop case studies of at least 12 […]

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Hershey, Hughes to run for presidency of Senate >

April 1st, 1999

Hershey, Hughes to run for presidency of Senate This year's election for University Senate president pits incumbent Nathan Hershey against Sean Hughes. The two men have a fair amount in common. Both are longtime Pitt faculty members. Hughes, an associate professor in the School of Education, came here in 1969. Hershey, who joined the faculty […]

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Pitt testing Internet library system >

April 1st, 1999

Pitt testing Internet library system Through April, Pitt Internet users can search four other institutions' library catalogs online and request that books be sent to a University Library System (ULS) library. The system was developed by the Pennsy lvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., which includes Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College, Lehigh and Penn State, […]

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