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Volume 31 Issue 15

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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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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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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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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PANTHERS FOOTBALL >

April 1st, 1999

PANTHERS FOOTBALL "I'm tired of losing," Athletic Director Steve Pederson told the Board of Trustees March 18, shortly before it unanimously endorsed the University administration's plan to demolish Pitt Stadium after fall 1999 and play Panthers football games in the Steelers' new North Side stadium. Under the plan, Pitt would use the current 10-acre Pitt […]

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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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OUT with the old and IN with the new >

April 1st, 1999

OUT with the old and IN with the new Last month's decision by the Board of Trustees to move Panthers football off campus came nearly 75 years after ground was broken for Pitt Stadium — which, at the time, met the University's need for a bigger, modern alternative to 32,000-seat Forbes Field, where Pitt had […]

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