Do you have technology questions and don’t know who to ask? Have you ever wondered who all these “IT” folks are and how they can help you? Do you like free stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck!
The Information Technology department is hosting our third annual Tech Day on:
Thursday, October 22 from 12:00 – 2:00 pm in the Kresge Cafeteria Atrium
We’ll be showing off the latest tech from tablets to video conferencing and raffling away an Apple Watch and other cool prizes!
Come join us, meet the team, and have a great time.
Dell — representatives from Dell will have the latest laptop, tablets and other machines available through the Harvard contract.
HarvardKey — the Identity & Access Management program at Harvard University Information Technology is proud to introduce HarvardKey.
Office 365 — Overview of new features, and live Q&A with our Office 365 gurus.
WordPress — the web team will showcase the recently launched Admissions web site and offer training sessions.
Canvas — Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) will demo new features and answer any Canvas related questions.
BlueJeans – Sign up for a free BlueJeans video conferencing account with one of our reps.
Virtual Desktops – The server team will be demonstrating our new virtual desktop, which will allow you to work on the same desktop from anywhere…
Student Information Systems (SIS) — Overview of the new my.harvard.edu platform.
We will offer tours of the new Countway Digital Technology Learning Studio.
UPDATE: Nick has moved on to Florida State University and is studying for his bachelors degree in information technology!
He recently accepted a summer internship at JP Morgan as a tech analyst.
We wish him continued success.
Nick Kashner began working as a co-op on February, 2014 as part of his program at Roxbury Community College (RCC). He is a candidate for an associate degree in web technologies with an anticipated graduation date of June 2015.
Nick is a Pawlet Scholarship Award winner and a member of the Alpha Delta Phi Literacy Society at Northeastern University. He has an impressive 3.75 GPA.
We are pleased to welcome two new additions to the Department of Information Technology, Chi Mo and TJ Porter. Both Chi Mo and TJ are Northeastern University students and will be working for 6 months full-time as co-ops at HSPH as part of their degree program. This is TJ’s second co-op assignment at Harvard Chan.
They replace Chris Doherty and Deion Barawid, who completed their assignments with great success.
Chi Mo, Northeastern co-op
Chi Mo is a candidate for a bachelor of science in information science and will graduate from Northeastern in May 2017. This is Chi’s first internship as part of the co-op program. Before starting at Northeastern, Chi taught English in her native China at various schools and institutions.
Chi enjoys traveling and plays the piano.
She will be working the 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM shift.
TJ Porter is a candidate for a bachelor of science in business administration and will graduate from Northeastern in May 2016. In addition to his Harvard Chan co-op assignments, TJ was previously a co-op at New England Baptist Hospital.
TJ Porter, Northeastern co-op
For you gamers, he is a published contributor to Alienware as an arena writer! He is also a referee and scorekeeper for the Hudson Youth DekHockey League.
He will be working the 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM shift.
Please join us in welcoming Chi and welcoming TJ back to the Harvard School of Public Health!
We are pleased to announce that Kevin Wnek has returned to the department of information technology as our manager of web and application development. Kevin will oversee the web team and student information systems (SIS) team which has been merged into one larger group.
Kevin Wnek returns to HSPH as manager of web and application development. His team can be found at Landmark Center.
Kevin previously worked at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for seven years as a web and application developer, earning several promotions along the way. In 2012, he left for a position at Thomson Reuters/NASDAQ as a web and streaming developer.
Shawn DeAntonio joined the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team in late 2014 as our senior audio-visual systems engineer. Shawn replaces Sarah Bearse, who left the METS team in late January for a position at Google.
Shawn DeAntonio, our new senior audio-visual engineer
Shawn will be working on designing, building and supporting audio/video technology for the School. He comes to us after more then a decade with Rule Broadcast Systems, a local AV design/build company, where he was director of integration services.
While Shawn is new to this role at Harvard Chan School of Public Health, he has worked on projects at the school for years, including the Leadership Studio and the Distance Teaching and Learning Room in the lower level of the Kresge Building.
Shawn’s first project was updating the audio-visual in our largest computer laboratory, Kresge LL6. Kresge LL6 reopened on January 26th.
Please join us in welcoming Shawn to the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Lucy Killewo has joined the Department of Information Technology as a contract instructional technologist for the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team.
Lucy comes to us from the Judge Group and has hit the ground running supporting our students and professors in their use of iSites and Canvas.
Lucy has been using various learning management systems over the past few years both as a student and a technician at KCMC College in Tanzania, and recently at Rochester Institute of Technology, where she earned a master’s degree in information sciences and technology with a focus on human computer interaction (HCI) and eLearning. Lucy has also presented and been published describing her experience introducing an LMS at medical schools.
Lucy is expected to be with METS through early 2015.
Please join us in welcoming Lucy to the Harvard School of Public Health!
Dr. Ritam Chowdhury has joined the Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) team as a statistical consultant for SAS and STATA. This is a role that has been evolving as we try our best to respond to the needs of our students. Ritam is a SM1 student in the Department of Biostatistics, and he already holds multiple degrees including a M.B.B.S. (MD), MPH and PhD.
Ritam is also working on the HSPH Student Government as the representative from the Department of Biostatistics.
Dr. Ritam Chowdhury, statistical consultant and student in the Department of Biostatistics
Ritam holds office hours on most Friday’s outside the METS dugout in Kresge LL15, and also works with students by appointment.
Due to construction that will begin in mid-July on Landmark Center 3rd Floor East, staff members currently at Landmark Center will be relocated to 33 Wigglesworth Street from July 10 through December.
Staff members relocating to Wigglesworth include:
Anne Marie Stathis
There is no change to Helpdesk or Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) teams. The Helpdesk and these staff members remain in Kresge LL. The Helpdesk may also be reached via phone at 617-432-HELP or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shinaider Zizi began his internship on October, 21, 2014. He will be working 10 hours each week. Shinaider Zizi is part of a program at Roxbury Community College (RCC). Zizi is a candidate for an associate degree in Information System Tech (IST) with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015.
Shinaider Zizi outside of Harvard University School of Public Health
Zizi will be working
Tuesday, Thursday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Friday From 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Please join us in welcoming Zizi to the Harvard School of Public Health!
Joseph Monterio began working as an intern on October 2 and will be working 12 hours each week as part of his program at Roxbury Community College (RCC). He is a candidate for an associate of science degree in information system technology with an anticipated graduation date of May 2015.
Joseph Montiero, Roxbury Community College Intern
Joseph will be working Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.