The first and second rounds of the upcoming American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena will be shown only on ESPN 3.
On Saturday March 8th, the University Of Connecticut Women’s Basketball team will play the winner of Friday’s first round game. ESPN 3 is available on Apple TV, iOS devices, Roku players and Xboxes.
John Altavilla has a post here with great links.
Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering is asking for nominations for it’s Connecticut Medal of Technology.
The award, patterned after the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, recognizes achievements in technology, innovation, and advanced manufacturing. It is awarded in alternate years in conjunction with the Connecticut Medal of Science. Winners will be featured in the hall of fame at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.
Nominations are due by March 14th and can be submitted online.
The state’s Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) announced Monday the formation of a new area code that will overlay the current 860 area code.
According to a press release, the current code is running out of numbers. Starting in August, new phone activations in the geographic area will be assigned 959. By the state and the telecoms opting for an overlay, customers will not have to change their current numbers like they did in the late 1990′s when the state was split into 860 and 203 area codes.
According to PURA:
For most customers, the new area code should have minimal impact:
- existing telephone numbers, including current area code, will not change;
- customers will continue to dial area code + telephone number for local calls, and 1 + area code + telephone number for long distance calls;
- local calling areas will remain the same;
- prices for calls and coverage areas will not change due to the overlay;
- customers will still dial services such as 911 (211, 411, 811, etc.) with just three digits.
The automated equipment will have to be updated to insure that it recognizes 959 as a local call. The new code will take effect August 30, 2014.
More info here: http://www.ct.gov/pura/site/default.asp
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Congrats to the election coverage team at Western Connecticut State University on winning two awards for their Election Night Coverage this past November.
The Litchfield County Times reports:
“Election Connection 2012,” a four-hour election night broadcast collaboration with Charter Communications [was] a bronze winner in the 34th annual Telly Awards competition honoring outstanding TV, film and video productions worldwide.
The program, produced by Dr. J.C. Barone, WCSU associate professor of communication and media arts, also recently received the Communicator Award of Distinction from the International Academy of the Visual Arts.
If you live in South Windsor and have old electronics you want to get rid of, Saturday is the day.
The town will sponsor a dropoff for old electronic equipment at the Town Hall, 1540 Sullivan Avenue on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the rear parking lot.
In a press release the town stated, “Residents may bring to the collection site telephones, phone equipment, cell phones, computers, copiers, fax machines, iPods / PDAs, modems, computer monitors, keyboards, mousse, printers, stereos, radio equipment, televisions, speakers, microwaves, digital cameras, VCRs, DVD players.”
New Google Streetview images of the University of Connecticut have been posted and they feature extensive high resolution views of the Storrs Campus taken last summer.
A note to faculty and staff announcing the street level imagery and invited web site developers to embed the Street view into their own sites.
Google’s Street View teams sends GPS equipped cars and bicycles to document a geosynchronous 360 degree view from street level that can be accessed through their Google Maps pages.
Now recent graduates can have a lasting record of what the campus looked like, and older alumni can see all the changes that have taken place since they graduated.
You can see the maps here
View a photo gallery of UConn Dorm life through the years here.
Recently, Rob Fishman of Buzzfeed said the Social Media Editor for media outlets was either dead or dying. Many chimed into the discussion.
The Columbia Journalism Review weighed in with three social media editors. One of the featured editors is our own Kelly Sullivan here at the Courant/Fox CT.
Read more here.
Companies in Connecticut and Israel are getting together on Wednesday in Wallingford to discuss technology and collaboration in an all day conference.
The event is sponsored by Metro Hartford Alliance will include discussions on “Technology Challenges Facing Today’s Industries,” “Doing Business with Israel” and “Emerging Technologies to Meet Tomorrow’s Demands.”
Speakers are scheduled from University of Connecticut, The Hartford, United Technologies, Gartner, Briefcam, and Hartford Hospital. The conference will be at the Oakdale in Wallingford.
The upcoming convention for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut will focus on social media.
The convention will be held on Saturday, June 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the New Haven Graduate Club at 155 Elm Street in New Haven. The keynote speech by Anne Yurasek will focus on “Demystifying Social Media.” Yurasek, an organizational development consultant and principal of Fio Partners, will describe
“How social media differs from traditional media, teach participants how to create a strategy for their social media efforts, and how to measure success.”
Lunch will be from noon to 1:30 p.m., is open to the public. The cost is $35, and reservations can be made through the LWVCT office (203)288-7996.
Ruckus Media Group based in Wilton, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to build a means to help people to read together over an internet connection.
Deborah Sloan of Ruckus said,
We’re excited about the possibilities it brings – for instance, a grandparent or a parent away on business or stationed away from home can read a book on a mobile device and have their child hear it read aloud and follow-along in real time (and get reading assessments as well) — as research shows (and we all now know) the importance of reading aloud to and reading together with children.
The app will allow mobile-to-mobile and mobile-to-desktop reading for parents or grandparents for example, to read with children at a distance.
The company is also working on a mobile app with Connecticut Public Broadcasting which will be out soon. The app will allow content to be used after downloading which will allow it to be used with or without an internet connection. The app will also allow CPB to monetize in app purchases to increase revenue for programming.