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March 1994 - Volume 10:5

March 1994

ON THE COVER: Recreating a vanished world. The palace of the Assyrian King Assurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.) at Nimrud (ancient Calah). The 3-D computer image was modeled from a plan of the site. The throne room view (inset) projects line drawings like the one above onto the virtual walls, giving the viewer a powerful sense of thhe effect of the actual stone frieze (now in museums) as they were originally installed. The view comes from an animated walk-through of the palace that puts adventure-game techniques at the service of art-historical scholarship.

F E A T U R E S

Can these stones live?
Computing and the classroom.
By Teresa Leo

In-touch
Touch-screen access to student financial data.
By C.A. Murphy, M. Merritt, and J.M. Choate

The idea of a University
New opportunities for Penn in the information age.
By Gregory C. Farrington and Michael Eleey

ISC fiscal 1995 pricing
A summary of services and charges.
By Bonnie Gibson

Jump into hyperspace
Using Mosaic and World-Wide Web.
By Judy Smith and Dan Updegrove

Upcoming on PennData
Nursing and allied health literature.
By Sherry Morgan


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