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Volume 29 Issue 8

Year 2000: Date poses a serious computer quandary >

December 5th, 1996

Many computer applications will fail in the year 2000 because since the early stages of automation the date format used by software and computer manufacturers has been MM/DD/YY, which ascribes two digits for month/day/year. Under the system currently in use, for example, 1996 is stored as the two digits "96." As a result, the year […]

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Johnstown Faculty Senate condemns performance-based bonus for chancellor >

December 5th, 1996

The Johnstown campus Faculty Senate has condemned Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's possible performance-based salary bonus. At its Nov. 20 meeting, the UPJ Senate voted 21-8 to approve the following motion: "It is the sense of the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown that the Board of Trustees showed poor judgment and a lack of […]

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Faculty Assembly becomes forum on part-time University faculty >

December 5th, 1996

A Dec. 3 Faculty Assembly discussion of summer unemployment compensation for Pitt part-time faculty turned into a forum on the status of part-timers here and the University's commitment to undergraduate education. The main antagonists in the discussion were Pitt General Counsel Lewis M. Popper and Pat Harrington Wysor, a part-time instructor in the English department. […]

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Pitt plans to replace 3 financial systems with on-line Oracle system >

December 5th, 1996

By July 1, Pitt plans to replace three of its 1960s-vintage financial systems — general ledger, accounts payable, and purchasing — with a modern, on-line system called Oracle. Arthur G. Ramicone, associate vice chancellor for Budget and Administration, said, "Basically, if you get down to the nuts and bolts of what Oracle is going to […]

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Grant money available for computer demo projects >

December 5th, 1996

The Instructional Technology Work- ing Group of the Executive Committee on Academic Computing (ECAC) has grant money available for five demonstration projects to increase the use of computers for instructional purposes at Pitt. Funds for the projects have been allocated by the Office of the Provost. Details on all of the projects and how to […]

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Committee to submit names of six in Institutional Advancement VC search >

December 5th, 1996

By the end of next week, the search committee for a new vice chancellor for Institutional Advancement — Pitt's chief fundraiser — plans to recommend six candidates for Chancellor Mark Nordenberg's consideration. Among the six will be Bruce A. Loessin, who held the job (then called the vice president for University Relations and Development) from […]

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Coach Majors steps down >

December 5th, 1996

Pitt Athletics Director Steve Pederson is expected to name a successor to head football coach John Majors as early as next week. Majors, who had one of the longest tenures among active college football coaches in the nation, announced his resignation on Nov. 25. As a coach, Majors amassed 184 wins, tying him with former […]

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