Category: Kudos and recognitions
I would like to express my gratitude to the staff members and web contributors who participated in the 2010 Staff Technology Retreat. Your commitment to using technology efficiently and responsibly makes the Law Center a better place. I would like to thank Senior Web Developer Sabrina Mapp for demonstrating the new content management system and to Librarian Roger Skalbeck for providing tips on writing for the web.
Faculty members participated in the corresponding annual Faculty Technology Retreat sponsored by the Dean's Office. Professor Laura Donohue showcased her use of multimedia materials including archival records, maps, charts, audio recordings, interviews, film, photographs, academic texts, government reports and simulations in class. Professor Rebecca Tushnet is the earliest adopter of iPad technology on campus. She shared her experiences in using an iPad for teaching and research. Their remarks and candid answers to the audience questions are inspiring others in the faculty to use technology in teaching effectively.
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Posted by Pablo Molina at 2:24 PM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
Did the recent decision by Facebook to seek users input on policies originate in a Georgetown University Law Center classroom? Adjunct faculty member and Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Marc Rotenberg put the videoconferencing technologies in classroom Hotung 1000 to good use last Tuesday. On February 24, 2009, Marc set up a discussion between Facebook's privacy counsel and Anne Kathrine Yojana Petteroe, an organizer of a Facebook protest organizer. Ann Katherine was on a Skype call from Norway, and was able to interact with the students because of all the microphones in the room. Marc was quoted in USA Today: "We actually played out in my class with the head of Facebook and with the head of the organizer of the protest, how to make changes to the terms of service. I actually saw things today that we had talked about in class. One of the ideas that came up on Tuesday...(was) giving people a chance to vote. And that was in the new statement of principles." Below is the link to the full article.
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2009-02-26-facebook_N.htm If you would like to use videoconferencing technology at the Law Center, to invite remote speakers or to participate in away meetings without leaving a carbon footprint or a hole in your budget, please contact the audiovisual department at email@example.com or 202-6629284.
Posted by Pablo Molina at 3:10 PM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
The July 9, 2007 issue of ComputerWorld quotes some Georgetown University Law Center team members and covers some of our latest initiatives. Thanks to the hard work of my team members, I was recognized as one of the Top 40 Under 40 IT Innovators. There is even a nice picture of me, taken by my dear friend Holly Eaton.
Posted by Pablo Molina at 11:57 AM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
On June 15 and 16 of 2007, I joined several talented Hispanic technology executives from across the nation in New York City for the founding summit of an interesting non-profit organization devoted to promoting the role of Hispanics in technology leadership. http://www.hitecglobal.org/ If you are interested in this project or know of anybody who may be, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Posted by Pablo Molina at 10:03 AM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
I was recently honored with a couple of information security award nominations: 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year National Award Nominee and 2007 Information Security Executive of the Year Mid-Atlantic Award Nominee. The credit for these nominations belongs to all of my team members and the institutional commitment to educate community members, and the public at large, about information security issues. Lately, we have been encouraging everybody to use encrypted USB keys, so that the information contain in them is not exposed in case of theft or loss, and privacy screen filters for laptop computers, to reduce both distractions while in class and unwelcomed glances. I have recently learned that our Information Security Officer, Dimo Michailov, runs a fascinating web site at http://www.cybercrimelaw.org. Check it out!
Posted by Pablo Molina at 10:12 PM - Categories: Kudos and recognitions
The second Law Center faculty technology retreat led by Dean Carol O’Neil was a great success. Our gratitude goes to the Dean’s Office for sponsoring it, promoting it and actively participating in it. I want to publicly thank professors Diana Donahoe, Vicki Jackson, Rebecca Tushnet, and Kathryn Zeiler, and librarians Jennifer Locke Davitt and Janice Anderson for sharing creative technology ideas with faculty and senior administrators. Two IST team members, Christopher Ballantyne and Sabrina Mapp, spoke eloquently at the retreat. We covered classroom technology, web conferencing, videoconferencing, courseware systems, Internet access control in classrooms, library services, faculty web pages, and multimedia web repositories. Most importantly, we introduced the new strategic plan for technology to the faculty and received great feedback from them on many technology issues and projects.