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SESP Convocation 2017

Today, we are back at Cahn Auditorium supporting Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy Convocation 2017 events. Every year, we film the SESP convocation as well as provide an overflow feed from our camera for extra attendees on campus and this year to SESP’s website! SESP has two convocations we support: one for the PhD and Master’s candidates and one for the Bachelor’s degrees.  Dean Penelope Peterson, SESP Dean since 1997, will be retiring in August which made today extremely emotional. Dean Peterson said during her opening remarks, “[convocation] is truly the highlight of my year…but this year it will be my last”.  Cahn had posters up throughout the theater reminding graduates and their families to share their photos using #SESPLOVE. Congrats SESP ’17 graduates!

Commencement 2017

We were delighted to support and live stream Commencement this morning.  The ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of the graduates, the support of family and friends, and highlighted the Northwestern community value of diversity and inclusion.

In an inspiring talk, keynote speaker Billie Jean King encouraged graduates to work for gender equity and LGBTQIA rights, and argued that life is not a marathon but a series of sprints.  Congratulations to all of the 2017 graduates!

 

Latinx Congratulatory 2017

This evening we are delighted to be celebrating with the Class of 2017, their family, and their friends at the Latinx Congratulatory Celebration!  “The Latinx Congratulatory is our way of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of Northwestern’s Latinx graduates” (Multicultural Student Affairs, 2017).

This celebration is taking place in a combination of Spanish and English, and to support this we developed a very cool online solution.   For  the in-room audience slides with translations in Spanish for English-language keynote speeches and translations in English for Spanish-language keynotes.  For the online audience, we combined the video feed with text from a teleprompter to create a flexible subtitle.

During each keynote, my colleague Nate listened in one language and ran the teleprompter in another.  The AMPS team also coordinated live English text captioning for the event.

We are thrilled to be a part of this event and look forward to future opportunities to develop multilingual streaming options!

16th Annual PhD and MFA Hooding Ceremony

Northwestern IT AMPS is in full swing production mode for Northwestern’s 2017 Commencement week! This evening we are at Cahn Auditorium supporting the 16th...
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Journey of Our Years (JOY) Celebration

We are overJOYed to be celebrating with Multicultural Student Affairs and the class of 2017 at the Journey of Our Years event today!  “The...
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Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts Dedication

  We were honored to be present with Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro, Marilyn Wirtz and Rocky Wirtz ’75, Trustee, Judy Block ’63, and School of...
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A Day With Northwestern 2017!

We’re delighted to be at A Day with Northwestern recording inspiring and thoughtful presentations on everything from economics to journalism and beyond! It was so...
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Congratulations Northwestern Dance Marathon !

Congratulations to the dancers, the NUDM steering committee and the co-chairs, and to all the donors that made this year’s event another wonderful example...
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Tips & Tricks Series

This video is the first in a series we will be producing called “Tips & Tricks”. We will be covering many areas, including makeup...
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An exciting night: NUPredicts the Oscars

  Like the rest of the world, the Northwestern IT NUPredicts team was watching the Oscars last night. The prediction game was working just...
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Media & Animation Tools Workshop

We are delighted to be working with Teri Odom and her freshman seminar class again this year!  Jane, one of our extraordinary student video specialists,...
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Martin Luther King Jr. & Martin Luther

Northwestern’s celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. continues, with today’s Keynote Address by Dr. Mae Jemison.  Martin Luther King...
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