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Volume 31 Issue 15

Pitt Scouts for Food drive scheduled for April 7-27 >

April 1st, 1999

Pitt Scouts for Food drive scheduled for April 7-27 The annual Pitt Scouts for Food drive, which is part of the national Scouting for Food effort conducted by the Boy Scouts of America, will run April 7-27. Again this year Chancellor Mark Nordenberg is serving as the regional general chairperson of the Scouting for Food […]

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Many University Press titles to be available electronically this year >

April 1st, 1999

Many University Press titles to be available electronically this year The University of Pittsburgh Press will provide a portion of its scholarly and reference books to netLibrary, a leading provider of electronic books and information on the Inter net. netLibrary converts hard-copy books to a proprietary electronic format, stores them on the netLibrary server and […]

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Community group asks University to postpone razing of two buildings >

April 1st, 1999

Community group asks University to postpone razing of two buildings At a crowded City Planning Commission hearing March 23, about a dozen speakers urged the commission to postpone the razing of two buildings on the site of a University housing project. Most of the arguments came from officials and clients of People's Oakland, a social […]

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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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