Watch today’s live webcast on the inaugural Forum at the Harvard School of Public Health featuring Ted Turner and Dean Julio Frenk. The stream will beging at approximately 3:45. We will be live streaming for mobile devices.
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.
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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!
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.
HSPH Information Technology is pleased to announce that HSPH is participating with other Harvard faculties and Harvard-affiliated hospitals in a new telepresence pilot that utilizes bandwith of the Internet 2 for high-end video conferencing.
HSPH has installed a Cisco telepresence 500 machine in the Instructional Computing Facility conference room (Kresge LL19) that can communicate with other similarly equipped locations around the world. Initial meetings with offices in Cambridge on the main campus have been impressive.
Cisco TelePresence systems “combine life-like, ultra-high-definition video (1080p), quality audio, a specially designed environment, and interactive elements to create the feeling of being in person with meeting participants in remote locations. This simple, easy-to-use solution allows you and other participants to communicate naturally and effectively.”
If you have potential uses for this new device, please contact Taso Markatos, Chief for Information Technology with potential uses (i.e., research projects with other universities that may have telepresence units).
For further information, please visit:
On-demand video of commencement is now available.
The videos allow visitors to jump forward to featured speakers including:
- Dr. Stephen Edward John Moylan, student speaker
- Dr. Royce Moser, Jr., alumni speaker
- Dr. David Hunter, HSPH dean for academic affairs
- Dr. Howard Koh, keynote speaker, and
- Dr. Julio Frenk, HSPH dean
We are pleased to show select World Cup matches in the Kresge cafe on the large television for the viewing convenience of the HSPH Community.
Take a break, cheer for your favorite team, and meet fellow HSPH community members.
The United States takes on Slovenia at 10:00 am this morning.
- ESPN’s television schedule
In addition to broadcasting commencement in HD, the HSPH Department of Information Technology is piloting a mobile live stream of commencement to iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices.
Mobile streams locations will be available at
beginning at approximatley 1:30 pm on Commencement Day, Thursday, May
Below is a screenshot of a live broadcast from Kresge G1 on an Apple iPad.
The Department of Information Technology has provided a live commencement stream to friends and family for the past 5 years. In 2010, we are pleased to announce that we will be broadcasting for the first time in high definition.
For those interested in the technology, the HD cameras under the tent will send audio and video to a Digital Rapids encoder. The encoder will then send the stream to Limelight Networks over the HSPH network. Limelight Networks is a video host that the University uses for a number of initiatives. Friends and family will be able to access the stream from the HSPH website at Commencement 2010 video.
On commencement day, we will begin the stream at approximately 1:30 pm.
A lower bandwidth stream will also be available for those with slower internet connections.
The HSPH Department of Information Technology welcomes new hire, Patrick Creedon. Patrick will work as a user support specialist in our User Services Group and will provide helpdesk, desktop, classroom, and media services support to the community.
Patrick is a graduate of Emerson College where he earned a bachelors of arts degree in television video. Patrick is transferring from Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study where he has worked since 2008. His work included coordinating Radcliffe’s meeting spaces, managing events, and working with AV vendors on room repairs. He has significant AV troubleshooting expertise in a classroom and auditorium setting.
Photo by David Shelton
Patrick worked previously at Boston University overseeing their “Experience Room.” The Boston University Experience is “a unique and compelling multimedia presentation that showcases the University’s long—standing tradition of academic excellence and leadership for social change. This state-of-the-art facility is one of a kind-no other university or
college has such a facility.” The Experience Room was used for both admissions and for special events.
Patrick also completed several internships in the television industry at WBZ TV/CBS 4 Boston.
Please join us in welcoming Patrick to our technical staff and to the HSPH community!
Interesting fact: Patrick works part-time at the Apple Store in Hingham MA as a Mac Specialist. We are very excited to have a Mac expert on staff.
On March 17, 2010, the HSPH Information Technology Department hosted our first technology day in the Kresge Cafeteria Atrium. Thank you for stopping by and visting with Dell, Polycom, and our staff.
User Services Mike Demarco (lower left) and Dell’s Peter Ton (upper left) show the new Dell laptop and desktop models available to the community through the University’s Dell contract.
Fred Sheahan of HSPH’s Instructional Computing Facility led a demonstration on the use of TurningPoint audience response systems.