Category Archives: Media Services

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.

Recordings During Spring Break

The Department of Information Techonology will be making critical repairs to the central audio-visual control room from March 14 – 18, 2011. Video captures and webstreaming from Kresge G1, G2, G3, 213, 502, and FXB G11, G12, and G13 will be unavailable as we upgrade our main processor.

If you have an event that requires taping, we can provide a limited number of camerapeople on a first-come, first-serve basis for recording and on-demand viewing. Please call the Helpdesk at 432-HELP as soon as possible to make arrangements.

We scheduled this during spring break to minimize the impact on course captures.

The Forum at HSPH: Friday, November 5 at 1:30 pm

The first Forum at HSPH event, The Impact of the 2010 Elections on US Health Reform, will be held on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm.

Tune in at http://www.forumhsph.org and watch the event live on your PC or MAC.

Using a mobile device?

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The new 10th floor Forum room features seating for 40 people as well as state-of-the-art audio and video, production lighting and sound, video conferencing, and web streaming.

Sarah Bearse, HSPH’s audio-visual engineer, played a key role in designing the audio-visual room system with Ian Tosh from Rule Engineering and Jon Barkan from Communications for Learning. 

Many other IT staff members participated throughout this project making important contributions including

  • Christopher Ternan (graphic design and web development), Blain Smith (web development and streaming), 
  • Kevin Wnek (web development and streaming),
  • Nate Varney (audio-visual engineering),
  • Chris Riley (video) and Steve Riccardi (network and telepresence).

Finally, thank you to Larry Bouthillier, Eric Parker, and others on the Icommons staff for their assistance and support with mobile streaming.
We look forward to many great events in the room!

Tedxhsph held September 20, 2010

The Department of Information Technology was pleased to provide technical and video production support for Tedxhsph, held on Monday, September 20, 2010.  This was HSPH’s first Tedx event.  Tedxhsph was organized by Guy Harling, HSPH student government president; Amy Cohen, manager of the instructional computing facility; Cecil Haverkamp, coordinator of strategic partnerships and global health practice, and Michelle Bell, assistant dean for educational programs.

A classroom of students and faculty watched a live webstream entitled “The Future We Make” from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

After this program from New York City, HSPH students and faculty from HSPH and Harvard Kennedy School engaged in a lively discussion which was videotaped in high definition for on-demand viewing.  The HSPH portion of the event was moderated by Stephen Marks, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights.

HSPH technical support was provided by Sarah Bearse, audio visual systems engineer and group leader; Christopher Riley, video production specialist; and David Shelton, user support specialist.