May 1996 Volume 12:6
Touring ENIACComputing and Educational Technology Services at the SEAS offers tours of ENIAC to school groups, visitors, and members of the Penn community on a regular basis. The tours will continue through June of this year.
Tour guides show visitors a portion of the original ENIAC computer, including a function table and decade counter. The tour includes a 45-minute multimedia presentation, starting from the ideas that allowed the development of ENIAC and led to computing at Penn today. Student visitors especially enjoy the Nerf (R) artillery demonstration. After the presentation, visitors are invited to encode messages (or their names) on commemorative punch-cards.
Advance reservations are required for all tours. For information or reservations, call 898-4706, or send e-mail to email@example.com. Funding for the tours was provided by a grant from Bell Atlantic.
Windows 95 support updateOver the next few months, Information Systems and Computing (ISC) will be increasing staff training as we prepare to support Windows 95. By September 1, 1996, ISC expects to offer:
CAUSE/CNI ConferenceThe CAUSE/CNI Northeast Regional Conference will be held May 30-31 at the Penn Tower Hotel on the University of Pennsylvania campus. The theme of the conference this year is "Networked Information: Challenges and Solutions."
Featured speakers include David Rosell, President of the University of Delaware and Ira Fuchs, Vice President of Computing and Information Technology at Princeton University.
For more information, see the 1996 CAUSE/CNI conference page on the World
Wide Web (http://