Category Archives: Media Services

Tech Day will be held on September 25

Tech Day 2014Do 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 HSPH Information Technology department is hosting a Tech Day on:

September 25th from 12:30 to 2 in the Kresge Cafeteria Atrium

We’ll be showing off the latest tech from tablets to video conferencing, hosting mini-talks, and raffling away prizes.

Come join us, meet the team, and have a great time.

Tables:

  • Dell — representatives from Dell will have the latest laptop, tablets and other machines available through the Harvard contract.
  • Harvard TPC — representatives from Harvard’s Technology Product Center will have the latest Apple products available through the Harvard contract.
  • Office 365 — User Services Team will demonstrate Office 365, a cloud-based email that HSPH will be migrating to in 2015.
  • WordPress — the HSPH web team will demonstrate and explain the School’s site-wide responsive design on a variety of devices.
  • Canvas — Media and Educational Technology Services (METS) will demonstrate Canvas, the learning management system that HSPH and Harvard are rolling out over the next year.
  • MediaSite — METS will demonstrate MediaSite, HSPH’s new course capture system that was launched in September 2014.
  • BlueJeans – BlueJeans video conferencing will host a remote session to demonstrate their video conferencing bridging service.
  • Virtual Desktops – The server team will be demonstrating our new virtual desktop, which will allow you to work on the same desktop from anywhere…

Tours:

  • We will offer quick 10 minute tours of the two new distance learning studios in Kresge LL and the HSPH server room.
Tech Day 2012

Hundreds of people stopped by a previous tech day to view new products and services.

Mini-talks (15 minute Q&A talks in Kresge 110):

  • Apple support: What do we offer?
  • Personal security (HRCI, Encryption, Privacy, and Virus Protection)
  • Digital signage
  • Google analytics
  • General Q & A

A Future NPR Host in the HSPH Family

Ian Tosh, HSPH’s new manager for Media and Educational Technology Services (METS),  had an eventful Halloween.  Ian’s year-and-a-half old son Nolan shares his father’s enthusiasm for audio-visual devices and loves to play with an old microphone around the house.  An idea for a unique Halloween costume was hatched as his son also bears some resemblance to NPR’s OnPoint host Tom Ashbrook, a family favorite.

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Halloween costume!

When the costume was a big hit in his neighborhood, Ian decided to send Tom a photo of the young broadcaster.   This led to two NPR blog posts, hundreds of Facebook “likes,” and a gracious invitation to tour the NPR studio and meet Tom.

Enjoy the articles below!

Read more about it on NPR

Host Tom Ashbrook shows Nolan where to stand in order to reach the studio’s mic. (Jese Costa / WBUR)

Host Tom Ashbrook shows Nolan where to stand in order to reach the studio’s mic. (Jesse Costa / WBUR)

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Leadership Studio Productions Today and Monday

We begin the fall season today in the HSPH Leadership Studio with a live Forum at HSPH event at 12:30 pm presented in collaboration with the Huffington Post.

Obesity Forum

Forum at HSPH

Then on Monday, September 16, Decision-Making: Voices from the Field features Felipe Calderón, former president of Mexico, at 12:30-1:30pm.

Both events will be produced by HSPH’s in-house production team of Ian Tosh (IT), Sarah Bearse (IT), Chris Riley (IT), and Patrick Carey (Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development).

Another Student Portrait Day Scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2013

Due to the success of our first student portrait day in March and with Commencement quickly approaching, the Office for Student Affairs and Department of Information Technology are partnering to provide a portrait service for students.  A staff photographer will be on hand to take digital photographs with professional lighting on:

Thursday, April 25, 9 am to 5 pm
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These digital photos will be ideal for LinkedIn profiles and other purposes.  After the shoot, students will receive electronic copies of the photographs for their use.

If you would like your picture taken, please contact the Office for Students to reserve a time.

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

Student Portraits

With Commencement quickly approaching, the Office for Student Affairs and Department of Information Technology are partnering to provide a portrait service for students.  A staff photographer will be on hand to take digital photographs with professional lighting on:

Thursday, March 28, 9 am to 5 pm
Kresge G7

These digital photos will be ideal for LinkedIn profiles and other purposes.  After the shoot, students will receive electronic copies of the photographs for their use.

If you would like your picture taken, please contact the Office for Students to reserve a time.

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

Doubleheader in HSPH Leadership Studio This Morning

IT and Division of Policy Translation and Leadership Development staff are busy preparing back-to-back events this morning in the HSPH Leadership Studio.

Decision-Making: Voices from the Field

March 6, 2013, 10:30 to 11:30

Speakers:

Rafael Bengoa
Former Minister of Health and Consumer Affairs
Basque Country, Spain

Thomas Zeltner
Special Envoy of the Director-General in Finance, World Health Organization
Former Secretary of State for Health, Switzerland

On-demand video will be available later this week.

Forum at HSPH

Live webcast in collaboration with the Huffington Post begins at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm.

Our Harvard Hero

Congratulations to Sarah Bearse, HSPH Leadership Studio Technical Manager, for being recognized by the University in the Harvard Heroes Program.  With many outstanding candidates from all over the University, only 49 individuals from more than 12,000 Harvard staff were selected as Harvard Heroes in 2012.

 

On June 5th, Sarah and her invited guests (family, friends, and colleagues) will attend a celebration for 2012 Harvard Heroes in Sanders Theater hosted by President Faust with a reception in the Harvard Faculty Club.

Sarah received the news from our HR Partner Elissa Chambers and Robin Herman, Director of the Forum at HSPH