Tour the New Technologies of Freedom Hall

October 8, 2013
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Come see the new parallel processing computer in Freedom Hall. Pictured with Associate Professor of Computer Science Jeffrey Rufinus.

By Rosemarie Walker ’15

Looking to experience Widener University’s new Freedom Hall? Look no further, on Wednesday students will be giving tours of the 28,500 square-foot building.

Following a dedication ceremony, students will lead tours of the new three-story building that is home to the programs of communication studies, informatics, and computer science. Tours will visit the amphitheater with surround sound, editing suites, focus group rooms, audio production rooms, a Mac computer lab, conference facilities, student study suites, and a fully equipped TV studio that offers many professional features such as a green screen, control room, and various sets.

Visitors will also have the chance to tour computer science labs, faculty offices, forensics lab, and see the “parallel processing” computer with 408 cores (CPUs) plus 4992 graphics processors for teaching and research functions.

The dedication ceremony  is free and open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. Wednesday in front of Freedom Hall. Speakers for the ceremony include President James T. Harris III; Board of Trustees Chairman Nicholas Trainer ’64; Chester Mayor John Linder; architects and builders, and current broadcasting student Courtney Pio ’14, a communication studies major from Pittsgrove, N.J.  Tours of the building will follow the remarks and ribbon cutting.


One comment

  1. From an IBM 1620 in a dorm basement in 1962 and a couple of analog computers, to this, congratulations on this new facility

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