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Preventing ex-convicts from working is silly

The Economist | October 26, 2017

A recent study by Stephen Slivinski of Arizona State University found that between 1997 and 2007, states with the heaviest burdens of occupational licensing saw an average increase in reoffending within three years of release of over 9%.

Thinking on your feet

The New York Times | October 26, 2017

For an innovative new study published recently in The Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, researchers at Arizona State University in Phoenix recruited nine sedentary, overweight men and women and asked them to show up at a simulated office space at the university.

Technology aims to change how we age

KJZZ | October 25, 2017

“As we move from the Baby Boomer generation into the next following generations, they are going to be so ingrained in technology. The way the last third of life looks in about 10 or 20 years is going to be transformed,” said Sidnee Peck, who teaches entrepreneurship at Arizona State University and founded the Phoenix chapter of Aging2.0, an international organization that promotes technology driven solutions to aging.

ASU students are using robots to solve problems from health to public safety

12 News | October 24, 2017

Arizona State’s Polytechnic Campus in Mesa is where students and professors are exploring the potential of robotics to help meet an array of challenges in the realms of health care, education, transportation, manufacturing, national defense, public safety, environmental health, communications, sustainable energy systems and earth and space exploration.

Designing an online science course with video-game appeal

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 22, 2017

Can you teach a student to think like a scientist in a class that works like a video game? Ariel D. Anbar believes so. A professor in the School of Earth and Space and Exploration at Arizona State University, he has earned a reputation as an innovative designer of online, interactive science courses for students who aren’t majoring in science.

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