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Y2K Tiger Teams Spring Into Action

December 01, 1999
Although most agree the Year 2000 (Y2K) Problem is not going to be the end of civilization as we know it, UC Davis is preparing for Y2K as it would for any other potential emergency, as defined in the Campus Emergency Policy (UCD Policy & Procedure Manual, Section 290-05) and the campus emergency management program (http://planit.ucdavis.edu/ howto/index.html). Starting on Wednesday, December 15, all individuals affiliated with UC Davis will be able to call (530) 752-1727, 24 hours a day, for assistance with campus-related Year 2000 issues. This number will remain active through January 14 (or as needed) and will provide a centralized Year 2000 communication hub for the UC Davis community.

Y2K: Get Ready for the Main Event

December 01, 1999
As UC Davis departments and offices are preparing to close for the holidays, computer users, network administrators, and managers should take the following steps to ready the computing and power requirements of their departments.

Friends, classmates, Aggies, lend me your computer!

November 12, 1999
So your parents didn't throw down and buy you a snazzy new computer for high school graduation. Or maybe you are riding the financial aid train through college town and affording a computer is just impossible right now. If you're lucky, one of your roommates will be generous enough to occasionally let you borrow her computer, but let's face it: when it's crunch time, he/she is probably going to need it for his/her own academic stuff. So what do you do when you need to use a computer?

New Vice Provost Looks to the Future

October 01, 1999
John Bruno, the long-awaited new Vice Provost for Information and Educational Technology, has arrived at UC Davis, beginning his new position on September 1.

An expert on information systems engineering and management, as well as a veteran professor of computer science at UC Santa Barbara, Bruno comes to UC Davis with a wealth of university and technology experience.

As Vice Provost, he manages the myriad forms of information and educational technology used throughout the campus, including academic and administrative computing services; data, voice and video communication services; and media and print services.

New UCD Email Policy

October 01, 1999
The University of California Electronic Mail Policy ("UC Email Policy") was issued on March 23, 1998. Section IX of that policy mandates that each campus develop, maintain, and publish its own specific procedures and practices to implement the policy. On September 24, the UC Davis implementation of the UC Email Policy was officially completed: the UC Davis Electronic Mail Policy was incorporated into the campus Policy and Procedure Manual (as P&P Section 310-16), and made available on the Web.

Computing Nightmares, Be Gone!

September 29, 1999
Ghouls, goblins and other assorted creatures of the night tend to throw a big party only once a year, usually taking the rest of the year to cure a nasty Halloween hangover induced by too much candy and the sight of small, strangely dressed children with trashbags. One nightmarish spectre, however, looms perpetually large over college campuses nationwide: computer malfunction. True, the name sounds relatively benign, but be afraid, be very afraid of this dreaded menace and its insidious sidekick, the error message. Both of these beasts can make any student's life a living hell, especially as midterms and deadlines approach.

IT's Alive!

September 15, 1999
You've been there before. Talking at a party, wandering the supermarket aisles, or even walking around campus, just doing your own thing, when suddenly you come across someone who looks incredibly familiar. Problem is, you can't put a name to the face, and you spend a few moments racking your brain, searching for the connection between you and that not-quite-nameless stranger. Usually, the missing name plays hide-and-seek with your brain until you shake your head, shrug your shoulders and continue on with your life. That is, until the same exact situation pops up again, and you are left wondering if you should take the next step and discover the link that somehow binds you to this other person.