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Department Of Computer Science Records


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The collection includes memoranda, 1973; reports, 1983; internal evaluations of the M.S. degree in computer science; and publications.


Department Of Computer Science, 1973-1986
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1.0 cubic ft. (about 1.0 boxes)  Web Archives Digital Files

The first course in computer science, "Introductory to Computer Science," was offered in the fall of 1966 by Edwin Reilly, the head of the Computing Center.[1] Until the fall of 1980 computer science courses were taken as electives or second field of study.[2] During 1979-80 the University Senate approved a major in Computer Science,[3] and a second major in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics.[5] Both majors were first offered in the Undergraduate Bulletin 1980-81.[5]

A graduate degree in Computer Science, the Masters of Computer Science, was first announced July 1968.[6] The Ph.D. in Computer Science was approved by the University Senate during 1979-80, and first appeared in the Graduate Bulletin, 1982-84.[7]

Initially part of the Division of Science and Mathematics of the College of Arts and Sciences, Computer Science became part of the College of Science and Mathematics in 1977 and remained part of that College until 1993. Computer Science became part of the revived College of Arts and Sciences in 1993. In 2005 Computer Science was merged into the newly created College of Computing and Information.

1966-1973Edwin D. Reilly, Jr., Chair
1973-1975Samuel Lomonaco, Chair
1975-1978Dean Arden, Chair
1978-1983Dean Arden, Chair
1983-1989Richard Stearns, Chair
1989-1991Dean Arden, Chair
1991-1994Peter Bloniar, Chair
1994-1999Daniel Rosenkrantz, Chair
1999-Neil Murray, Chair

1. Undergraduate Bulletin, 1966-67, 126. 2. Undergraduate Bulletin, 1979-80, 85. 3. University Senate Legislation 1979-80, 23. 4. University Senate Legislation 1979-80, 07. 5. Undergraduate Bulletin, 1980-81, 86. 6. Graduate Bulletin, 1969-70, 81. 7. University Senate Legislation 197980-18; Graduate Bulletin, 1982-84, 50. 8. Dates for chairman/chairs taken from Bulletins and University Directories.

The collection includes memoranda, 1973; reports, 1983; internal evaluations of the M.S. degree in computer science; and publications from the University at Albany, Department of Computer Science.

The collection has no series, arranged chronologically.

These records were deposited in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections & Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany.

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Published: 2018-03-06 08:52:49 -0500

Converted to EAD, 2015 December

Encoded in EAD by Mark Wolfe, 2015

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Identification of specific item, series, box, folder, Deparment of Computer Science, 1973-1986. M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University at Albany, State University of New York (hereafter referred to as the Department of Computer Science).

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