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In this article, Sytske Besemer, a UC Berkeley postdoc in criminology, tells a gripping story about GRIP - Guiding Rage Into Power, a program for helping inmates at San Quentin Prison develop emotional intelligence. The article also touches on higher educational opportunities for the inmates. In a future article Sytske, who is an instructor at the Prison University Project at San Quentin, will address opportunities for members of the HSSA community to learn about and get involved in the initiative teaching college level courses at San Quentin.

Advances in technology have long been changing the way scholars work in terms of teaching, research, and administrative duties. A famous example is the appearance and then widespread distribution of printing. Another one, seemingly more mundane but a fixture nonetheless, is the blackboard, which was introduced into the US from Europe at the beginning of the 19th century.