Category Archives: Media Services

Watch the next Forum at HSPH on your iPhone or iPad

The next Forum at HSPH event is tomorrow, October 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm and entitled:

Reforming the 2012 Farm Bill: Subsidies, Food Assistance, and America’s Health

Try watching the event on your iPhone or iPad!

Tech Talk:  The Forum’s video page auto detects your mobile device and delivers an optimized stream for your device.  Video is hosted by an external vendor, MobileCDN, and fed from an encoder in the HSPH control room in Kresge G29.   The Leadership Studio, like many locations at HSPH, feed audio and video to the Kresge G29 control room over a fiber connection.

Smith Street Conference Rooms Completed

All Smith Street conference rooms have been completed.   The remaining rooms on the 1st and 4th floors were completed in early-September.  Training was held for the community on September 20, 2011.

“How-to” guides for each room may be found in the rooms or may be requested via email from the HSPH Helpdesk, helpdesk@hsph.harvard.edu, 432-HELP.

The 3rd floor location only has a Cisco Telepresence unit that allows for either telepresence calls or traditional video conferencing calls utilizing a Harvard bridge.  If you need further information on scheduling a video conference, please contact the Helpdesk.

If you need assistance on room operation in any of the six conference rooms of Smith Street, please contact the Helpdesk at 432-HELP.

Smith Street 3rd Floor Conference Room

Smith Street 3rd Floor Conference Room

 

Television Hits from HSPH Leadership Studio

Professor Eric Rimm was interviewed by ABC News from the HSPH Leadership Studio on September 15, 2011.  This new broadcast feature allows faculty and researchers to reach broadcast networks for live or recorded high definition interviews without leaving HSPH.

View Video

This is the third successful television interview held in the Leadership Studio since we launched the broadcast service late this summer.

View other interviews:

Technical management of the HSPH Leadership Studio is provided by Sarah Bearse.

The Studio connects to Level 3’s Vyvx Network via fiber from HSPH to downtown Boston.  HSPH has contracted with Videolink of Newton to provide additional assistance with technical aspects of working the networks.

If you have media requests that could utilize this new HSPH offering, please contact Todd Datz, Director of News and Online Communications, Office of External Relations, 617-432-8413, tdatz@hsph.harvard.edu.

New Projectors in Kresge LL6

The Department of Information Technology is pleased to report the installation of two new projectors in Kresge LL6.

Kresge LL6 is the largest computer classroom of HSPH seating 49 students.  This work was led by User Services Senior Technician, Nathan Varney.

On September 7, 2011, we replaced the projector in the largest classroom of HSPH, Kresge G1.

Thank you,
Department of Information Technology

Smith Street Conference Rooms

We are pleased to announce that the 3rd floor conference room at Smith Street has been completed.

This large room is equipped with:

  • Projector and large screen
  • Resident PC
  • Wireless keyboard and mouse
  • Laptop/tablet connection
  • Speakers for computer and laptop audio
  • Cisco telepresence for high-quality video conferencing
  • Polycom conference phone for conference calls

Similar rooms on the 1st and 4th floors are also nearing completion.  Three smaller conference rooms were completed in June.

End user training sessions will be arranged later in August.

First Leadership Studio Network Broadcast

On August 10, 2011, we successfully completed our first broadcast interview from the HSPH Leadership Studio.

External Relation’s Todd Datz arranged for researcher (Mike) An Pan to be interviewed by the CBC on findings of elevated stroke risk in patients taking SSRIs.

View video on the CBC Health website.

Sarah Bearse, Leadership Studio technical manager, and information technology’s Chris Riley provided technical support working with VideoLink of Newton on the transmission over Level3’s Vyvx network.

We are very excited about this new state-of-the-art and convenient broadcast capacity at HSPH.

Webex accounts available

We have several Webex licenses available for purchase as part of HSPH’s Enterprise Webex License.   Webex has successfully been in use at HSPH for more than 5 years as a

  • remote collaborative technology,
  • webinar platform, and
  • remote teaching tool.

Quick Tour and Overview
http://www.webex.com/go/us_quick_tour
http://www.webex.com/overview/

If you would like a demonstration and/or further information on pricing,  please contact Michael DeMarco at 617-432-0828,  mdemarco@hsph.harvard.edu.