The University of Pennsylvania's Online Computing Magazine

May 1996  Volume 12:6

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Touring ENIAC

Computing 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 Funding for the tours was provided by a grant from Bell Atlantic.

Windows 95 support update

Over 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:
  • Basic operating system support through telephone and e-mail (First Call) and walk-in (Computing Resource Center) services. Support will include installation and configuration of Windows 95, as well as support for networking applications and Word 7.

  • Increased depth of technical understanding from second-tier specialists in ISC to solve more complex problems. Specialist's services will be available through referral.

  • Training opportunities such as self-paced tutorials for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Consulting services to assist schools, departments, or administrative units with migration or deployment planning.

For the latest information, consult ISC's Windows 95 Announcements and Informationpage.

CAUSE/CNI Conference

The 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 (