tmack asked what was in development…
In the Hopper
- I bumped into one of the IWS folks working on the Law School redesign yesterday and he informs me that they hope to launch their new site in late August.
- The OWC is assisting in the process of an overhaul of all of the sites that are under the purview of the Executive VP for Finance and Administration (Stephen Golding). It’s not really clear to me, at the moment, just how deep this redesign will go, but VP Golding has indicated that he wants the sites under him to reflect the new Cornell identity. No word on a launch date.
- This summer, we will be embarking on a plan to rebuild (or perhaps purchase a new) university Events Calendar. More on that as the details become solid.
Updates to cornell.edu
- The Provost’s website has been updated to include information about the new Bailey Hall plaza.
- In conjunction with the Chronicle’s yearly student profiles, we will be running a series of 15 pano images (formerly known as “campaign images”) of graduating seniors. These will be live in small groups during the week before Commencement and all 15 will be in rotation on Saturday the 27th. There is talk of adding a “next image” link somewhere in the vicinity of the caption so that users will not have to reload the page 15 times to see every student.
- Next week, we will be working in conjunction with Lauren Gold, Science Writer for the Chronicle, to record performances in Barnes Hall and create podcasts that will be distributed through cornell.edu and the Chronicle site. The topic is “Physics in Music” and the podcasts will include interviews with and commentary by members of the Physics faculty. These are the first in a series of podcasts.
- Last–but certainly not least– we just launched the redesign of the home page and, along with it, new bridge pages for Collaborative Culture and the Humanities. And when I say “just launched” I mean that it went live, like, 45 seconds ago. You heard it here first, people.
At this point, I would like to reassure JC that I would never blaspheme the sacred altar of Roddenberry. I say this as a devoted reader of Wil Wheaton’s Blog and someone who has been known to talk to Klingons in elevators.
I even liked Voyager.
Live long and prosper,