Chancellor Gallagher identified Commercial Translation as a strategic focus area in Pitt’s 5-year Plan, “Making a Difference Together”. As a result, the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences, Dr. Arthur Levine, has set Commercial Translation as a strategic priority and charged Assistant Vice Chancellor for Commercial Translation in the Health Sciences, Dr. Donald Taylor, with leading these efforts in the Health Sciences in collaboration with stakeholders across campus. The primary purpose of commercial translation is to elevate the core missions of both the university and the respective industry partners who support their commercial translation pathways via funding and research-oriented insights.

The new Printing Services website contains new information about products and services. Printing Services is also launching a new digital storefront that can be accessed from their site. If you would like to see their new offerings or take look at the new website, click here.

The new Student Payment Center website is live!

The Student Payment Center has been completely redesigned using modern web standards and WordPress. The SPC website maintains information relating to payments, tuition, loans, refunds, and the new PittPAY system for students and authorized users.

The University Surplus Property Association (USPA) held it’s 18th annual conference at the University of Pittsburgh and featured our very own Janie Ondo. Janie presented to association members from over 35 universities and colleges about our custom FIS-developed Surplus Property application and website which allows the Surplus Property department to inventory, track and sell surplus items from departments and schools. Janie reviewed the 18 month process that FIS undertook with Surplus Property to gather requirements, map processes, build requirements, develop and test the system.

Janie Ondo has been with FIS Technical Services since August 2005 and has helped to produce numerous custom applications and websites.

Julie Cursi is transferring to FIS Technical Services!

Julie has been with the CFO’s Financial Operations area as their Communication Project Manager since 2010.  She has worked with us on many projects over the years.  Most recently, she worked with us to redesign the Payroll department’s website which launched in December.

She has accepted the position of Engagement Analyst with our Application Development team. She will be responsible for supporting critical business strategies by managing projects, working on the Business Relationship Management team and providing UX and QA management.

Julie holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Pitt as well as a BA in Professional Writing from Carlow University and a BA in English Literature from Thiel College.   She also has obtained the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification and is a member of the Project Management Institute.

Julie’s communication/project management experience, CFO background and her genuine willingness to help others will enhance our skilled team of IT professionals.

Julie is originally from Homestead, FL, but now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Ray and her ferret, SissieCat. She also loves equestrian sports and owns a mare with several personalities named Emma. If you looked in her refrigerator, you would find carrots and apples for Emma and canned pheasant for SissieCat. Julie’s favorite restaurant is Girasole in Shadyside, she just finished reading Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, and she would love to meet Barry White Jr. 

Julie will join the staff in B-44 CL on April 1 and will report to Carol Zielinski.

Please join us in welcoming Julie to FIS!

 

We are pleased to announce that Maya Bayer accepted a position as a Web Developer in FIS Technical Services effective January 25, 2016.
Maya Bayer

Maya holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Algiers. She previously worked for MetaTechnical as the Chief Web Designer and Front-end Web Developer. Maya’s responsibilities include design and maintenance of all departmental web sites in the care of FIS as well as custom graphic designs for our custom applications. She is located in B-44 Cathedral of Learning and reports to Rich Welsh.

Please join us in welcoming Maya to FIS and the Technical Services team!

 

Our latest project has just been completed! PR Website 2

The Policy Review Committee for Patents, Copyright and Conflict of Interest is charged with reviewing and rewriting the University’s policies on patents, copyright, and conflict of interest to be aligned and supportive of improving the ability of our faculty to work productively with external partners and effectively translate research and scholarship in ways that will support the University’s shared goal of enhancing the beneficial impact of our work on society. The committee is committed to actively engaging the Pitt community in the policy review process and encourages continual feedback and suggestions.

This website functions as a portal for faculty, staff, and students to learn information about these policies, to stay up-to-date with the activities and progress of the committee, and to provide input into these policy changes.

URL: www.policyreview.pitt.edu

 

Our latest project has just been completed! The E-Business Resource Group works with the University of Pittsburgh’s Schools, Departments, Centers, and other internal groups to enable them to accept credit card payments for products and services.

These University of Pittsburgh Merchants are required to accept payment cards in a safe, secure manner that complies with the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) requirements for safeguarding cardholder account numbers and other sensitive data, and complies with applicable University policies, Federal and State law.

URL: ebusiness.pitt.edu

 

 

Janet Rager has accepted the position of Database Administrator in FIS Technical Services effective May 26, 2015.

Janet will be responsible for all maintenance and support of our Oracle databases as well as providing backup support for our SQL Server databases. Janet has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from Point Park College. She previously worked at US Steel as an Oracle Database Administrator and has experience as a developer, trainer and Records Manager. Janet will be located in B-44 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Carol Zielinski.

Please join us in welcoming Janet to FIS!

Shane Todd - CroppedShane Todd has accepted an Application Development position in FIS Technical Services. He will join us as an Application Developer effective May 18, 2015.

Shane’s responsibilities will include custom application development as well as third-party system support. Shane holds a Master’s Degree in Internet Information Systems from Robert Morris University as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from California University of PA. Shane previously worked for Robert Morris University as a Programmer Analyst. Shane will be located in B-44 Cathedral of Learning and will report to Rich Welsh.

Please join us in welcoming Shane to FIS!


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