Category Archives: Media Services

Live from the Leadership Studio

HSPH faculty member Gregory Connolly was interviewed from the HSPH Leadership Studio on January 10, 2012 by ABC News on recent research that reveals that nicotine replacement therapies may not be effective in helping people quit smoking.

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One day earlier, HSPH researcher Hillel Alpert was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC) on the same study.

See also: HSPH press release and Harvard Gazette article.


Upgrades to Kresge G1, G2, and G3 slated for December 19-21

UPDATE: All upgrades were successfully completed.

The Department of Information Technology will be making significant upgrades to the infrastructure that powers Kresge G1, G2, and G3 control systems from Monday, December 19, 2011 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011.   Similar upgrades were made to Kresge 213 and to the HSPH central control room earlier in 2011.  The only change noticeable for instructors and presenters will be new and improved touchscreens.

This works completes modest upgrades to keep our busiest rooms fully operational and without fail.

All of these rooms now have new projectors, new touch panels, and new processors.  In addition to the work in these rooms, projectors were replaced in our largest student computing laboratory, Kresge LL6.

Live chat demonstration

The recent Forum@HSPH event, held on Wednesday, October 20, 2011, demonstrated live chat technology during the event.

More than 150 people tuned into the live broadcast and a few dozen actively participated in the chat adding a new dimension to the event.  The chat allowed people to login as a guest or with their Facebook or Twitter credentials.  People that logged in via Twitter or Facebook could easily share their comments via a chat sharing feature.

The chat room was staffed with a moderator who answered questions, monitored the chat, and passed questions along to the event room.

On-demand video of the event entitled “Reforming the 2012 Farm Bill: Subsidies, Food Assistance, and America’s Health” may be viewed on the Forum site.

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,, 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.

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

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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,

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