The following table of contents lists articles in the October 1996 print edition of OR/MS Today. You may follow any of the linked titles to read those items in their entirety. For quick navigation you may jump directly to any of the following sections: Departments, Features, INFORMS News, Computing, Special Sections or other OR/MS Today web pages.
Issues in Education -- Up-to-date coverage of INFORMED (INFORMS Forum on Education) and other issues facing OR/MS educators.
Profile -- A close-up look at some of the more intriguing personalities in the OR/MS community.
Cyberspace -- A detailed look at Internet resources for OR/MS practitioners and educators.
Practice Lesson -- Geared toward practitioners, this section presents the lessons learned and pitfalls encountered by Franz Edelman Award finalists during the course of their work..
Real World -- A compendium of news items of interest to the academic, engineering, industrial and technology fields.
Calendar -- Information about upcoming events involving operations research and/or management science.
Call for Papers -- Details regarding operations research/management science events for which papers are sought in order to be presented and/or published.
New Books -- A round-up of new publications of interest to the operations research/management science field.
Industry Update -- Business news, products, and software upgrades and updates are presented here with an angle toward practitioners and academics in operations research and management science.
Classified -- click here to find out how to advertise in our next issue's classified section.
Washington Report -- An inside-the-beltway view of issues affecting the OR/MS community.
Keys to the White House
By Doug Samuelson
"Quantitative historian" Allan Lichtman employs classic OR to predict presidential elections
By Robert E. Machol
How much spending on air safety and security makes sense?
New Approaches to Management
By Stephen G. Powell
From modeling to multimedia: How to teach difficult technical skills to skeptical students
Integration: The Web and a
By Michael Bartolacci
NJIT's School of Industrial Management identifies opportunities, problems during ambitious project
Managing to Teach Consulting
By Yasemin Aksoy
MBA class presents new opportunities to introduce applied operations research
2014: An Education Odyssey
By Paul Penfield and Richard C. Larson
MIT's future lies in a world of long-distance learning, multimedia and no chalk
Software Review: MATLAB
By John J. Hutchinson
Interactive mathematical package offers high-performance numeric computing and visualization
Last Call for Atlanta
People in the News
Applied Probability Award
A listing of exhibitors and software tutorials scheduled for INFORMS' Atlanta meeting
A "Yellow Pages" for the OR/MS community filled with software vendors and company profiles