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January 18, 2010

Lights, camera…experts

Nora Bredes in median room
Nora Bredes, director of the Susan B. Anthony
Center for Women’s Leadership and an expert
on women in politics, tries out the new media
room during a preparation session this winter.

Television producers and reporters have a new way to reach the University’s experts to discuss trends, developments in education, and weigh in on the historical context of today discoveries and events.

The University’s new broadcast studio allows the media quick, easy access to some of the nation’s leaders in science, business, medicine, music, and the arts, as well as many other fields.

The broadcast studio is equipped with a broadcast lighting grid and VideoLink’s ReadyCam technology, made available through a satellite uplink service provided by WXXI-TV. A robotic camera inside the University studio is operated remotely from VideoLink’s broadcast center in Newton, Mass.

The studio was made possible by a grant from James Gleason and the Gleason Foundation. Gleason ’68S (MBA) is chairman of Gleason Corporation and of the Gleason Foundation, a life trustee of the University, and a member of the Simon School Executive Advisory Committee. The creation of the broadcast studio was led by the Simon School; Arts, Sciences and Engineering; and the Medical Center.

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