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News and Announcements, Summer 2003

Supplement Academic Programs with Penn Video Network (August 29, 2003)
The Penn Video Services wing of ISC Networking & Telecommunications provides University departments and centers, instructors, and all student groups the opportunity to supplement academic courses and programs by broadcasting movies and special-events programming free of charge. [more...]

Dell/Microsoft Security Seminar on August 19th (August 14, 2003)
Dell Computer HiEd mid-Atlantic region and Microsoft Education will be hosting a day-long technology security seminar on Tuesday, August 19th in Logan Hall. Product and subject-matter experts [more...]

W32.Blaster.Worm reported on campus (August 12, 2003)
Information Systems & Computing (ISC) has recently received numerous reports on campus of a new worm known as “W32.Blaster.Worm”, which has also been dubbed "LovSan" in the press. W32.Blaster.Worm affects [more...]

Power Mac G5 Line Unveiled (June 25, 2003)
Apple has announced its new line of high-performance desktop systems, the Power Mac G5. The Power Mac G5 uses a new PowerPC chip developed by IBM in [more...]

Desktop Computing Recommendations for 2003-2004 released (June 19, 2003)
IT Roundtable has approved the Desktop Computing Recommendations for 2003-2004, which are posted at: These recommendations are [more...]

Computer Connection Direct offers online shopping (June 19, 2003)
The Penn Computer Connection is pleased to announce the availability of online shopping for personal and ProCard purchases. The new Computer Connection Direct service, by GovConnection, makes available [more...]

Back-To-School Sale underway at the Computer Connection (June 12, 2003)
The Penn Computer Connection's annual Back-To-School Sale has begun! Laptop and Desktop computers from Apple, Dell, and IBM are now available for order at special prices. Highlights include [more...]

Fiscal year-end purchasing notes (June 12, 2003)
Since Computer Connection invoicing occurs internally through BEN Financials, the date that your department needs to place orders and be invoiced by varies slightly from the ones required for vendors external to the University. Details regarding the end-of-year billing [more...]

New Computing Web debuts  (June 1, 2003)
The new Computing Web debuted on Sunday, June 1. In addition to acquiring an attractive new look modeled after recent changes in the Penn Web style, several new features and resources have been added. These enhancements [more...]

Linux security seminar on June 19th  (June 1, 2003)
ISC Information Security will sponsor a one-day Linux security seminar on Thursday, June 19, 2003 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. [more...]

Data Warehouse website unveils new look  (June 1, 2003)
The Data Warehouse website ( is sporting a new look, in concert with the Computing Web upgrade. The site has a new navigation structure, visible in the blue left-hand navigation bar, to help both new or occasional and frequent visitors [more...]

Back-To-School Computer Sale begins June 9th  (June 1, 2003)
The Penn Computer Connection's annual Back-To-School Computer Sale begins on Monday, June 9th. Staff, Faculty, and departmental customers are invited to view and order [more...]

Penn Information Security site revamped  (June 1, 2003)
The Penn Information Security web site at has been completely re-worked. Earlier this year we spoke with Schools and Centers to find out how our site [more...]



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