Academy-Award winning musician Buffy Sainte-Marie to speak at Ortiz/Labriola lecture


September 26, 2013

Academy-Award winning musician and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie will headline the Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture and Community at 7 p.m., Oct. 10, at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

Sainte-Marie, a Canadian native, describes herself as a “natural musician,” whose love for music and pictures began at the age of three. Over the years she has crossed many genres, including rock, pop, powwow and folk. Heavy industry hitters such as Elvis Presley, Neil Diamond, Janis Joplin and Chet Atkins have covered her songs. Download Full Image

“I think songs are born themselves and sort of fall into appropriate genres after the fact, depending on the style of the singer. Some of my songs escape the genre bins completely and are absolutely original, like 'God Is Alive' and 'Disinformation.' 'Darling Don't Cry' and 'Starwalker' sure blew a lot of record business minds because those guys had never listened to powwow before,” she said.

Her latest CD, “Running for the Drum,” won a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) in 2009, and in September of the same year, she was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. Sainte-Marie is also the recipient of two Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Awards – including one for Lifetime Achievement – and six honorary doctorates in art, letters, music and law from various Canadian institutions.

Her band is currently on tour in Canada, but she will be making a special stop in Phoenix for the Ortiz/Labriola lecture. Audience members will be treated to a discussion she has titled “Detoxifying Aboriginal Self-perception and Outward Identity.” This includes musings on music, art, dance, Sesame Street and more.

Fans may also attend a special meet-and-greet with Sainte-Marie earlier in the day at 10:30 a.m., in Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, please visit the Department of English website.

Gubler presents paper at Notre Dame


September 26, 2013

Zachary Gubler, associate professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, recently presented a paper at the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Law and Economics Colloquium on Sept. 9.

The paper, “Experimental Rules,” explores why administrative agencies, such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, rarely adopt a trial and error approach to lawmaking. Download Full Image

Gubler said he believes adjusting the way courts review such rules on appeal can encourage greater experimentation in lawmaking.

The colloquium is part of a series that was modeled after similar workshops at the University of Chicago Law School and Harvard Law School. Other speakers in the series included University of Chicago law professor Lisa Bernstein, University of Miami law professor Fred McChesney and Frank McIntyre, assistant professor at Rutgers Business School.

Gubler joined the ASU law faculty in 2011 after having spent two years at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow. Prior to transitioning to the academy, he served as a law clerk for Judge Richard C. Wesley of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and worked as a corporate associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City. Gubler graduated in 2005 from Harvard Law School, where he served as an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.