Here’s what’s going on in and around cornell.edu:
- The Panos you all had a sneak peek at a couple of weeks ago went live this morning!
- Speaking of panos…did you catch the one for our basketball victory? Another “Just In Time” pano is planned for Dragon Day next week.
- CornellCast has launched the In The Classroom feature and is currently showing lectures from Comm 285 (Communication in Life Sciences) and CS 211 (Intermediate Java Programming). Carrie tells me that “Execution-wise, it needs some work”, but I am a big fan of the random things that happen in each video. Sometimes, classes ARE interrupted by frat boys bearing gifts. Though, alas, never for yours truly.
- You can also now email your favorite CornellCast videos to your friends and family. Just in time for the Provost’s address this afternoon!
- This isn’t strictly related to cornell.edu, but the Press Office has just implemented an RSS Feed for their CU In the News feature. Eventually, you can expect to see this feed pulled into places like the Trustees’ site, the Diversity bridge page, the Social Sciences bridge, and others on cornell.edu. We’re waiting for some tweaks on the tagging first.
- Oh, and while we’re on the topic of bridge pages…the Alumni, Outreach, and New York City pages are all in various states of revision. Stay tuned for announcements when they launch.
Other Hot Topics Include:
Emergency Communications We are neck deep in the process of figuring out a plan (and work-flow) for how information about emergencies (everything from weather to pandemic illness to–god forbid–life threatening situations on campus) will be communicated through cornell.edu and other channels. I hope to have more on this to share with you all soon–once things are finalized.
Student Blogging Project I am thrilled to report that my own personal piece of cornell.edu (the Life On the Hill student blogs) is about to expand yet again. We were given permission to open up our applicant pool to include the entire undergraduate student body for the 2008-2009 school year. Look for advertising and information on how to apply to start showing up next week. Please do pass the word along to any students you think might be interested.