Monthly Archives: May 2011

Live Streaming of HMC Commencement 2011

On May 15th of 2011, Harvey Mudd College streamed its commencement ceremonies for the first time. With the successful collaboration of multiple teams, it went very well from the start of the preparations to the end of the event. We thank all those who worked tirelessly to make this first step as smoothly as possible. Judy Augsburger, […]

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Welcome Mitch Shacklett

Please welcome Mitch Shacklett to the CIS team. If you have the opportunity to get to know Mitch a little, you will quickly learn that he does not shy away from a challenge.  In fact, he once built a house high in the Colorado Rockies during the dead of winter.   The falling snow did not […]

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Welcome Cindy Abercrombie to CIS

This month we welcome Cindy Abercrombie as the newest member of the CIS staff. Cindy has worked on many interesting projects over the years but participating in the conversion of an old navy building into a state-of-the-art Internet data center stands out the most. The old navy building had tunnels to the sea wall and […]

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Parsons Lab closure

In Spring 2009, when we first got groups of students, faculty and staff together to discuss the renovation of the Parsons computer labs, we did not imagine that one day the result would be the Learning Studio in Sprague.  We’ve received tremendously good feedback about the Learning Studio and we are looking forward to implementing […]

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Our series, A Bite of Learning,  is intended to foster innovation.  In October 2010, Ryan Muller ’11 and Neal Pisenti ’11, approached us about doing a presentation on a project they’d been working on.  It was Learnstream, an application for creating lecture notes around YouTube video content.  Their pilot version was built around Francis Su’s Real […]

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April 2011 update from the CIO

April, with its build up to the end of the Spring semester, is always a cruel and hectic month.  Now that May is here, and those wonderful Projects and Presentation days are behind us, you may have time to read this brief update. New Directors Two new Directors, Cindy Abercrombie and Mitch Shacklett, joined CIS […]

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Art in the Learning Studio

In January we sent out a call to students to see if anyone had art work they wanted to display in the learning studio. We got a good response, including works in oil, watercolor as well as digital format. Unfortunately, it took me a long time to find someone who could curate the art works, […]

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Two new Directors join CIS

I am delighted to announce that on May 2nd, two new Directors came to work at CIS for the first time. Cindy Abercrombie joins us as our new Director of Information Technology Projects and Planning.  Cindy was most recently Manager of Network Operations at CENIC (Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California), which operates high […]

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CIS presents at faculty meeting

On April 21, 2011 the CIS management team presented a report on the state of Information Technology to the faculty. Joseph began the presentation with a review of our four strategic directions and our customer service initiative. The four strategic directions are IT Decision Making (Governance), IT Infrastructure, Central IT (CIS), and Innovation. Before presenting […]

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MATLAB Seminars for Mudders

In April, CIS offered a series of MATLAB seminars to HMC community.  There were five seminar meetings covering three different topics: basic MATLAB programming, advanced MATLAB programming and parallel processing with Parallel Processing Toolbox. Basic MATLAB programming seminars taught by Jeho Park at CIS covered fundamental, yet essential, MATLAB programming skills for MATLAB beginners. The […]

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