ITSRG and Fellows in the News
ITSRG to participate in Urban Apps and Maps Studio, a new grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).
EDA Press Release Announcing Funding for University Centers:
Jonathan's Return Project Website - named 5th for best movie blogs in 100 Best Blogs for Film and Theater Students by www.bestuniversity.com. See whole list here.
Film maker Eran Preis discusses documentary on Whyy Voices in the Family.
Read more and listen here.
BITS 2009 Summer Intensive Program in the News and On the Blogrolls
Earth to Philly - August 26, 2009 - Philadelphia Inquirer green blog post on Summer 2009 BITS Program activities
Philadelphia Inquirer - July 10, 2009 - Stimulus Funds create jobs for youths
GameCritics.com Post - November 5, 2008 - High school students design a virtual disability simulation with a game engine (Kirk)
Daily News Story - May 08
Michael Dorn, Michele Masucci and Eran Preis received a seed grant from Temple University's Office of the Provost to pursue an interdisciplinary collaborative project to raise awareness about mental illness through film and online media. Read more about the award program here:
Temple University Seed Grants - April 08
David Organ, Scholar in Residence with the BITS Program, has been cited in recent news about the efforts of historic preservationists to create a buffer around the home site of Colonel Allen Allensworth in the Central Valley of California. Follow recent notices:
Wallbe Blog post - March 07
New York Times feed - March 07
ITSRG in the News
ITSRG and Temple University students enrolled in Environmental Policy Studies participated in National Park(ing) Day. See news stories posted by WHYY and our space shown as background in a CBS 3 News report. Students in the course have blogged the event here, and ITSRG has posted stories on our ITSpace blog here.
September 20, 2008: See Now Public story here.
September 19, 2008: See CBS 3 News story here.
September 19, 2008: See WHYY The Sixth Square Blog story here.
September 18, 2008: See WHYY Its Our City Blog story here.
ITEST Activities On the Web
During the past three years, ITSRG has sponsored an NSF sponsored ITEST Program called Building Information Technology Skills - bITS. This program involved high school students enrolled in the School District of Philadelphia to develop a community geographic information system through participating in after school and summer intensive experiences at Temple University. Here are some links to on-line coverage of the program's activities.
September 24, 2008: The BITS Program is featured on an ITEST Learning Resource Center webinar event related to strategies for project outcomes dissemination. The event was hosted by Sarita Nair of the ITEST LRC. Click here for highlights.
April 2008: "Access to Admissions" is featured on News and Events of the ITEST Learning Resource Center. See post under Pennsylvania projects here. The film has been viewed over 1000 times.
November 17, 2007: The Disabilities Studies Blog of Temple University introduced "Access to Admissions," a film developed by students in the bITS Program during the Summer of 2007. Click here to read the blog. The film can be viewed at the ITSRG Youtube Channel.
October 31, 2007: E-Pumpkin Carve Competition and Outreach for bITS 2.0. Click here for information the event outcomes.
August 3, 2007: bITS Final Showcase Event. Click here to see the winning Project Beta website.
April 17-21, 2007: Research activities of ITSRG were showcased in a two day symposium on Geographies of Disabilities sponsored by the Disabilities Studies Specialty Group at the Annual Meetings of the Association of American Geographers. The symposium schedule can be seen here.
February 7, 2007: Fourth Annual ITEST Summit Agenda and links to presentations can be found here; our Video Postcard can be accessed via Learning Times.
June 23, 2007: Workshop Presentation with Paul Schroeder at the Organizer's Collaborative called: Public Technologies and Local Issue Involvement.
September 28, 2006: ITEST LRC Webcast on Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Participants through Partnerships and Other Strategies - Click here for full record of the event.
March 2006: The bITS Program was featured in the Education Development Corporation's ITEST Idea Brief on Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Participants through Community Partnerships and Other Strategies. The brief can be downloaded as a pdf file or accessed here.
E-Health Research Highlights
ITSRG Director Michele Masucci and Program Manager Caroline Guigar have been involved in the study of the use of an Internet Telemedicine System for managing cardiovascular risk factors. Here are some notices of the work that have appeared on the web.
May 15, 2007: Michele Masucci's presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Telemedicine Association can be found at the ATA website. Click here to see the presentation power point. The paper is titled: Internet Telemedicine System: System Compliance among Inner City Patients with CVD Risk Factors. The co-authors are Caroline Guigar, William Santamore, Carol Homko and Alfed Bove from Temple University. Click here for the session information and abstract.
March 25, 2006: The College of Liberal Arts and Graduate School of Temple University hosted a conference called "Social Science Perspectives on Health Care: Disparities in the United States." The webcast of my presentation can be found by clicking here. The paper I presented was titled: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention for Underserved Patients Using the Internet: Bridging the Digital Divide.
January 2006: Telemedicine and E-Health published our pilot study of the digital divide implications for using an Internet Telemedicine System to manage CVD risk factors. The journal's on-line abstract and selected citations can be found by clicking here.
March 6, 2003: Reach Out and Heal Someone - Temple News feature on the CVD Risk Factor Study.