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2021 ShapingEDU Winter Games Rundown

It’s been a week since the first ever ShapingEDU Winter Games, and it was one to remember! Over the course of three days, participants joined panels, keynote speakers and breakout sessions centered around winter sports. The games are designed to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities and education — during and after the pandemic. Day 1: Kicking off the first day of the Winter Games, was the “Learning Futures: Designing the Horizon” Keynote was focused on the future of education post-pandemic. The speakers, all from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, discussed the need to rethink teaching and learning environments during the pandemic. Dr. Sean Leahy, director of Technology Initiatives, discussed the challenges of a global disruption when it comes to teaching. Associate Dean and Professor, Dr. Punya Mishra explained that currently, we live in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex

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Day 1 of ShapingEDU Winter Games

Yesterday was the first day of the ShapingEDU Winter Games, and it was a full day of panels and breakout sessions! Day 1 was focused on education post COVID-19 with the keynote focused on the future of education post-pandemic.

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There Is Still Time to Register for the Shaping EDU 2021 Winter Games!

There is still time to register for the ShapingEDU 2021 Winter Games! Starting Tuesday, January 5, join an international community of changemakers (educator leaders, smart city experts, students, faculty and technologists) engaged in a breadth of activities designed to surface the best in emerging approaches for shaping the future of smart campuses, cities and education — during and after the pandemi

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Join us for the USPTO Intellectual Property (IP) Webinar!

You’re invited to join us December 10, 2020 for the USPTO Intellectual Property Webinar, organized by Dr. Diana Bowman and is attached to the USPTO. The USPTO IP Attache Program promotes high-quality intellectual property protection and enforcement internationally through IP attache located in U.S. embassies and consulates around the world. Learn more about the program by viewing the informational flyer here. If you have any questions, please contact Diana Bowman.  Register here Share on facebook Share on email Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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LSI Announcement: 2020/2021 Journal Clubs Launch!

The Center for Law, Science & Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of two Journal Clubs for the 2020-2021 academic year.  A Journal Club is a regular gathering where members take turns presenting important new papers on a common theme at successive meetings.   The paper or papers to be discussed at each meeting are distributed in advance so that participants have an opportunity to read them before the discussion and come prepared to discuss and ask questions.  Each of these Journal Clubs will meet once in November for an initial session and to select participants/topics for regular Journal Club meetings in the Spring Semester. This year, our clubs will focus on:  1.       CRISPR/Gene Editing – CRISPR or gene editing is probably the most important biotechnology of the 21st century, and will have enormous implications for human health, human modification, plant and animal breeding, and disease eradication.  The CRISPR/Gene Editing Journal Club

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Join us for our Fall 2020 Community Board Meeting!

We may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun!  Join us for our Fall 2020 Community Board Meeting via zoom this Thursday, October 29th at 3:00 pm.  The format will be similar to our in person Community Board Meetings- four brief presentations on current topics in law, science and technology, followed by a breakout group discussion.  Topics Include: Jerry Lewis – Google v. Oracle Copyright Case Before the Supreme Court K Royal – Covid, Contact Tracing, and Privacy Walter Johnson – New Developments in Mitochondrial Replacement Therapies Guy Cardineau – COVID Vaccines Join us on Zoom via this link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/85635642661#success Easy to RSVP here:  RSVP HERE

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Bowman and Johnson Discuss Possible Roadblock on Cutting Edge Reproductive Technologies

TUMEGGY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty Images Diana Bowman and Walter Johnson recently released an article on The Conversation discussing how the dispute over when life begins may block reproductive technologies. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court has brought the argument back into the spotlight as she has ties to an ad describing life as beginning at fertilization. Regulation of emerging reproductive technologies because of this belief is currently being watched by legal scholars as some pro-life groups disagree with the use of the technology. Medical journal Fertility & Sterility ran an editorial discussing the confirmation of Judge Barrett and the implications her appointment could have on restrictions for not only abortion and other reproductive rights but also IVF. One concern is the future legal decisions that could forbid clinics from discarding embryos, even the ones not viable for pregnancy, or a limit to the number of embryos

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REGISTER NOW: Artificial Intelligence Workshop October 9, 2020

The Center for Law Science and Innovation is hosting a workshop on Artificial Intelligence Soft Law funded by the Charles Koch Foundation to discuss the present state of existing soft law for AI.  Considered the most important technology of the twenty-first century, AI provides benefits for every industry sector. AI’s benefits include safer transportation, productive industrial processes, better medical diagnostics and faster scientific breakthroughs. The October 9th workshop covers the present state of AI and will collect, compare and analyze the existing soft law proposals for AI. This workshop analysis will work to identify the key themes and recommendations that are common in the proposals as well as evaluate how the wording of the provisions affects the interpretation of implementation and compliance of the program. Also included is a creation of a database and typology of the structural or procedural dimensions of each proposal, which includes the format of the

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eDiscovery 2020: Rewind on Day 1

The 9th Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery Law and Technology Conference kicked off its first day today, and was packed full of exciting and informative sessions. The eDiscovery conference focuses on the practical and emerging issues affecting the practice of law in the digital age. Today, attendees sat through multiple concurrent and plenary sessions discussing these issues and were involved in the informative discussions afterward. Starting the conference off, Keynote Joel Wallenstrom presented the first speech of the two day session, with his presentation “Do your Employees Trust You? Should They? Do you Care?”  Wallenstrom is the CEO and President of Wickr and is a world-renowned security expert. He has led top white hat hacker teams responding to some of the most high profile incidents in the past decade. Wallenstrom discussed the impact end-to-end encryption can have on companies that have employees utilizing these apps.  Other speakers throughout today include Michael Burg

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LSI Center Community Board Meeting Rewind

The annual LSI Community Board Meeting was last Thursday, March 5, where students, faculty and friends of the Center gathered to listen to various presentations discussing the research and projects that are pertinent to the science community.  Yvonne Stevens discussed facial recognition technology, its uses, and the data security that comes with this updated identification system. In her presentation Stevens discussed that facial recognition can be used to identify suspects for law enforcement, retailers, social media, churches, casinos, etc. The possibilities for this technology is endless, with retailers discussing using this recognition to identify shoplifters and reactions to displays. But there are rising issues as well, Stevens mentioned that it could be unreliable and biased, bring in negative matches, and be used for decit. There is also little to none federal regulations for this technology as well.  Brad Allenby presented on AI cognitive infrastructure, discussing the technology’s ability to process

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Register for eDiscovery Before Early Bird Discount Ends

Don’t miss the Early Bird Discount for eDiscovery that will end February 25, 2020! The Ninth Annual ASU-Arkfeld eDiscovery, Law and Technology Conference will be held March 11-12, 2020 and will cover important practical and emerging issues affecting the practice of law in the digital age.  This year we are featuring wonderful speakers like Hon. Joy Conti, a federal district judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and Joel Wallenstrom  CEO & President, Wickr and many more leaders in emerging technology. Come be a part of this thriving, nationwide community of professionals learning and sharing how technology is dramatically changing the practice of law.  Sign Up Here Share on facebook Share on email Share on twitter Share on linkedin

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THE WALKING DEAD: Death, Taxes & Zombies – REGISTER NOW FOR THIS “HAnHGHAMZHGaARnARng” (that’s “entertaining” in zombie speak) Event!!!

The NY Times heralds the author of Death and Taxes and Zombies, Adam Chodorow, Professor of Law at ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, as having performed a valuable scholarly service by embarking on a playful examination of serious tax-code issues from a refreshing perspective. Read the NYT article here. Join Adam Chodorow and Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, for a screening of The Walking Dead and a conversation about death, taxes and zombies.  Click below for more info.

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ANNALS OF HEALTH LAW – SPECIAL PUBLIC HEALTH LAW EDITION

Professor James Hodge, who heads the Public Health Law and Policy Program at ASU, recently announced that the Special Symposium Edition, Innovations in Public Health Law: Exploring New Strategies, of the Annals of Health Law, is now available online here.  In collaboration with the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law, this Special Symposium Edition features outstanding scholarship from diverse authors across the field of public health law with a focus on innovative and concrete solutions to significant public health problems.  Here are the authors and links to their articles: Daniel S. Goldberg, Intervening at the Right Point in the Causal Pathways: Law, Policy, and the Devastating Impact of Pain Across the Globe; Lance Gable & Benjamin Mason Meier, Complementarity in Public Health Systems: Using Redundancy as a Tool of Public Health Governance; Clark J. Lee, Patrick P. Rose & Earl Stoddard III, Enhancing Communication Between Scientists, Government Officials, and

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March 2013 Conference on Technology and Healthcare Costs – View the Videos!

Monday, August 12, 2013 By Yvonne Stevens Earlier this year, the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, along with the University of Chicago and Arnie Calica, sponsored a one-day conference entitled, Technology and the Rising Cost of Health Care: A Paradigm Shift.  Leading researchers explored the inter-relationship of healthcare quality, costs, and technology.  You can now view the videos and presentations from the conference by clicking on the above link. Enjoy!

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