Web sightings

��������������������������� For those who are interested in all things French, La page francaise du MIT features links to various French and francophone Web pages, listings of French-related activities in Boston (lectures, conferences, music, art, special events, film, etc.), and subjects and professors of French at MIT. It was created by Shoggy Waryn, lecturer in French and coordinator of the French section, along with some of his students.

��������������������������� In the same vein, Spanish speakers can go to the MIT Spanish home page to find maps of Spanish-speaking countries; the user can then click on a region of a given map to access servers for scientific and education material within that region. Users can also toggle between two identical versions of each page, one written in English and the other in Spanish. There is also information about Spanish subjects at MIT and a set of images of Puerto Rico. The site was created by Tomas Revesz, a junior in electrical engineering and computer science, and is now maintained by Margarita Ribas Groeger, a lecturer in Spanish in the foreign languages and literatures section.

���������������������������The Bursar's Office page is a source of answers to questions concerning student billing; how to obtain loans, scholarships, grants and other financing; where and how to make payments; entrance and exit interiews, and whom to contact about specific financial topics.

��������������������������� The WMBR page features basic information about the radio station, its program schedule and description of shows, as well as items such as Rock & Roll Top 40 (a month-by-month playlist), The Big 'n' Ugly Band List (a large database of links to artists' home pages), and a similar link-list of radio stations on the Web. Multimedia elements include WMBR logos and T-shirt designs, and an assortment of sound clips.

��������������������������� The Sloan School of Management's web site has been named "B-School Page of the Month" by the Marr and Kirkwood Official Guide to Business School Webs, an independent ranking group. Many of the site's pages feature graphic elements overlapping photos of the School, and they have links to other pages displaying the School's history; academic programs and research; news and publications; information about students, faculty and staff; and affiliated offices, centers and services. Other graphics-rich pages show artwork from the Dean's Gallery, the new Tang Center and a campus map highlighting the Sloan buildings.

��������������������������� The Undergraduate Research Opportunties Program (UROP) has put the UROP Directory on its home page. Students can obtain UROP deadline information, proposal and evaluation outlines. They can also see updated UROP project openings that are downloaded to the Web site on a regular basis, and browse through lists of research possibilities, organized by department and by the names of faculty members. Information about Undergraduate Corporate Research Fellows for potential sponsoring companies is also available.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 13, 1996.

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