May 22, 1998

Contact: Jamie Reeves, (615) 322-NEWS



Vanderbilt hosts seminar concerning Year 2000 computer difficulties


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Vanderbilt University will hold a seminar May 29 for information technology managers, business executives, and other people interested in the computer difficulties that are expected to arise in the year 2000. The seminar will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. in 202 Light Hall at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

The program will include a showing of a PBS satellite broadcast that originally aired May 1, followed by a discussion of Y2K issues with a panel of Year 2000 project leaders from Vanderbilt University, the state of Tennessee and other Middle Tennessee organizations. The seminar is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.

The Year 2000 (Y2K) Office at Vanderbilt was established in March 1997 to deal with problems that are expected as a result of programming in most computers that will cause them to recognize the year 00 as 1900 instead of 2000. Possible complications include billing and delivery glitches and loss of medical records.

The seminar is designed to help organizations in the community deal with the Y2K problem in advance. In addition to the seminar, The Year 2000 Office at Vanderbilt has a home page which includes instructions and checklists for personal preparation as well as links to other sites relating to the Y2K problem. The site is at

For more information about the seminar, please contact Bob Blencoe at (615) 936-3807, e-mail




Vanderbilt University is a private research university of approximately 5,900 undergraduates and 4,300 graduate and professional students. Founded in 1873, the University comprises 10 schools, a public policy institute, a distinguished medical center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education and human development, engineering and music, and a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

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