With the Torch Google Gadget you can now see project activity while on iGoogle or anywhere else Google Gadgets are supported.
Use the tabs in the gadget to select what you want to look at:
Also use the pin control (in the upper left) to select whether you are viewing all items or just pinned items:
When you first install the Torch Gadget you will be required to enter a special URL. This URL is available in your Torch's help section under integration:
The Torch Gadget is one of the new style "gadgets.*" which means it works in any OpenSocial container.