Robotics Filming in Tech

Last week, we filmed in the new Robotics and Biosystems Center space in the new AB Fill in Tech, interviewing faculty and filming robots for a video that will announce the center led by Professor Kevin Lynch that will open this fall. One of the areas of robotics we found fascinating were the robot swarms, little car-like robots that are programmed to function as one unit to form the letters “N” and “U.”

We also filmed our own aerial footage of drones that Assistant Professor Michael Rubenstein has built with students. He will be teaching a new drone class this fall. Check back for a final video in October!


Media & Technology Innovation at Commencement 2019

Northwestern hosted its 161st annual Commencement this past weekend. Working with the Commencement Office and TC Furlong, Northwestern IT provided a live stream of this year’s ceremony as well as the WCAS, Kellogg, and McCormick Convocations for our global community to view.

This year’s commencement address was delivered by Lonnie Bunch, the Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Click here for more information and video highlights!


Promotional Videos for Two Northwestern Centers

The video production team has had a very busy spring. It began with our own version of March Madness – creating promotional videos for two Northwester centers, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and the new Center for Physical Genomics and Engineering. The Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP), which is located in Silverman Hall, is a group of researchers who investigate the chemistry of biology. They have developed new treatments for cancer, Parkinson’s, cardiovascular disease and addiction. They hosted an event in March and asked us to create a video to launch the festivities:

Another big piece we finished up this spring was an introductory video to the Center for Physical Genomics. Vadim Backman, the Center’s director, has spent the past few years looking to revolutionize cancer treatment, including creating a swab test that would detect cancer in earlier stages. At the Center for Physical Genomics, researchers will look at the structure of the genome (chromatin) and how it can be manipulated to treat diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and even promote plant health to combat climate change. We have been very privileged to work with these amazing scientists and engineers to create videos that convey the impact of their work to the public.


TEACHx’19 – Ruha Benjamin, SingerSavvyApp, and Arabic Manuscripts

The Academic Software Development team presented two digital poster sessions at the TEACHx’19 conference this week. TEACHx is presented by Northwestern...
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Midwest Drupal Camp Chicago 2019

Two weeks ago, the Northwestern IT S&S Academic Software Development team – Paul Eisen, Jorge Lopez, and Gerard Panganiban – attended...
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Launching of Issue #155 of TriQuarterly

Our first launch of 2019! The Academic Software Development team launched the latest issue of the TriQuarterly Magazine, issue #115. Our new...
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Filming with Vadim Backman

Last week, we had a great kickoff to the new year as we began production for one of our first projects...
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Why Are Some Genes Researched Less Than Others?

In a new paper published this fall by PLOS Biology, Northwestern researchers looked into why only 25% of human genes have...
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Global Poverty Research Lab at the Buffett Institute

The Global Poverty Research Lab was launched last year to support graduate student and faculty research in development economics. Our team worked...
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Margaret Atwood at Northwestern

Tonight, Northwestern hosted author Margaret Atwood for this year’s One Book One Northwestern keynote event. She sat down with Helen Thompson...
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Polarization in Politics

As part of a series we produced to highlight faculty and research in the Department of Economics, we created this short...
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Google Summit Chicago 2018

Hosted at Navy Pier, the Google Cloud Summit offered a great opportunity to catch up, connect, and learn about the new...
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