Polytechnic campus to host wildlife symposium

September 4, 2013

The Sonoran Desert sustains a myriad of exotic wildlife. Bobcats, Gila monsters, coyotes, javelinas, cactus wrens and more all call this vast stretch of arid, Southwestern land home. But, as is often the case in nature, great care must sometimes be taken to ensure the longevity of those animals.

This fall, the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society will present the Wildlife First Symposium, sponsored by Arizona State University’s College of Technology and Innovation. The symposium is designed to gather like-minded conservation groups and the general public for the purpose of affecting change for the benefit of wildlife and public lands. cactus wren Download Full Image

The event will feature numerous speakers from ASU, including Bill Miller, Eddie Alford and Dave Brown, as well as from various organizations such as the Arizona Elk Society, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Bureau of Land Management, The Center of Biological Diversity, Center for Native and Urban Wildlife – Scottsdale Community College, Maricopa Audubon Society, Maricopa County Parks, Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service and Western Watersheds Project.

The event is set to take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Aravaipa Auditorium at ASU’s Polytechnic campus. A networking mixer will follow, hosted by the College of Technology and Innovation, at 5 p.m., in the Startup Labs, Tech 199.

Seating is limited, so register now at http://www.aztws.org. Lunch is included for all early registrants.

The cost is free for students, $20 for the general public and $15 for Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society members.

For questions regarding this event, contact Jon Hanna at (480) 403-1913.

Emma Greguska

Reporter, ASU Now

(480) 965-9657

Calleros publishes article in Chicago-Kent Law Review

September 4, 2013

Charles Calleros, professor in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, recently published an article on comparative contract law in the Chicago–Kent Journal of International and Comparative Law.

The article, “Cause, Consideration, Promissory Estoppel, and Promises Under Deed: What our Students Should Know about Enforcement of Promises in A Historical and International Context,” contrasts the American theory of consideration with the European civil law theory of cause. Download Full Image

Calleros also traces the evolution under U.S. law, from the earlier doctrine of equitable estoppel, of a civil cause of action under promissory estoppel for damages for breach of even gratuitous promises.

To read a PDF of the article, click here.

Calleros’ research interests include international and comparative contract law; international conflict of laws; the intersection of free speech with race and gender discrimination; and various issues regarding legal education. At ASU, he teaches Contracts, International Contracts, Civil Rights Legislation, and Legal Method and Writing, using his own published textbooks for Contracts and Legal Method and Writing.