Monthly Archives: February 2012

Congratulations to our "Stars!"

The Department of Information Technology would like to recognize our long-service employees who were celebrated at the annual HSPH Celebration with the Stars on February 16, 2012.

Celebrating 10 years of Service

Celebrating 20 years of Service

Celebrating 30 years of Service

  • Taso Markatos, Chief Information Officer

A special thank you to Christopher Riley for his video production work for the Celebration with the Stars event as well as Nathan Varney, Michael Demarco, and David Shelton for their supporting roles in the production.

 

Comcast Issue

UPDATE: The issue with email connectivity for users outside of the School was resolved. There was a problem with a piece of Comcast’s networking equipment. It was fixed and regular connectivity was restored.

Good afternoon,

Harvard University’s Network Services Group has reported that off-site (ie: non-campus and home) locations that use Comcast as their Internet Service Provider are experiencing intermittent network connectivity issues.  These issues in result have created significant slowness/disconnections when communicating with all Harvard systems including email.  The issues are not Harvard or HSPH email/server problems.

Harvard’s Networking team is working with Comcast to resolve this issue.

Thank You,

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HSPH IT Helpdesk
Kresge Building LL-15
677 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-432-4357
Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Computer Maintenance on Thursday Evening

Update: All maintenance was successfully completed.

On Thursday, February 16, 2012, we will be performing our normal system maintenance to all servers and network equipment.

The maintenance window will last from 7:00 PM til 1:00 AM.

The following services will have one or two small outages:
(You can continue to work, but may have brief pauses while services restart)

The following services will be unavailable from 7PM to 10:30PM:

The following services will be unaffected during the maintenance window:

  • HPCC system
  • HSPH Unix server
  • Microsoft Outlook/Exchange (for migrated users)

Future maintenance windows are scheduled for Thursday nights from 7PM to 1AM on the following dates:

  • 03/15/2012
  • 04/12/2012
  • 05/13/2012 – Sunday, due to Academic Calendar

TODAY: Watch Live Forum Webcast

THE TOXIC STRESS OF EARLY CHILDHOOD ADVERSITY:
Rethinking Health and Education Policy

  • Date: TODAY, Tuesday, February 7, 2012
  • Time: 3-4 PM ET
  • Watch at www.ForumHSPH.org  and share the link with your colleagues.
  • Join the live chat, which will begin at 2:30 PM ET.

MODERATOR

  • Abigail Trafford, Author and Former Health Editor, The Washington Post

EXPERT PARTICIPANTS

  • Jack Shonkoff, Director, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University, and Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Robert Block, President, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Roberto Rodríguez, Special Assistant to the President for Education Policy, The White House

Evidence suggests that for the youngest children, prolonged or severe exposure to abuse, neglect and economic hardship — exacerbated by a dearth of stable, supportive relationships with adults — can provoke a “toxic stress response” with lifelong consequences. Such stress may influence brain development and increase the risk for illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. While efforts have been made for decades to intervene early in children’s lives, the results have not always been resounding. This Forum event will examine how health and education policies can be both harnessed and revamped to counteract early childhood adversity and will include a discussion of a new policy statement, “Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health,” issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ASK THE EXPERT PARTICIPANTS

  • Tweet your questions using the hash tag #kidsforum
  • E-mail theforum@hsph.harvard.edu
  • Submit your questions to the Community Discussion page

PARTICIPATE DURING THE LIVE WEBCAST

  • In addition to our 2:30 p.m. live chat, you can participate in our Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #kidsforum. We’ll also be live-tweeting from @ForumHSPH.