Awards luncheon honors long-term dedication

March 7, 2012

The Sun Devil Service Awards Luncheon on March 8 honors 159 ASU faculty and staff celebrating 25-, 30-, 35-, 40- and 45-year anniversaries and 13 retirees with 25 or more years of continuous service to ASU.

Four faculty members celebrated 45 years of service this fiscal year: Download Full Image

• Mary Anderson-Rowland, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering
• Richard Burg, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
• David William Foster, School of International Letters and Cultures
• Ted Humphrey, Barrett, The Honors College

Four faculty and staff members celebrated 40 years of service:

• Thomas Eckert, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art
• Hendrik Kuiper, School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Cheryl Miller, W.P. Carey School of Business, Department of Marketing
• Leanne Nash, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

The Sun Devil Award for Service recognizes the ongoing commitment of employees to ASU in five-year increments of employment and is one component of the university’s Employee Recognition Program. The Office of the President hosts this annual university-wide celebration, which is managed by the Office of Human Resources.

View the complete list of 2012 honorees.

Calleros presents at International Conference on Contracts

March 7, 2012

Professor Charles Calleros presented at the 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts in San Diego on March 2.

He summarized his research on the way promissory estoppel has evolved differently in England and the United States. Although promissory estoppel in both countries evolved from a common origin of fact-based estoppel in pais, only the U.S. version is available as an affirmative cause of action for damages, while the English version is limited to defensive use – as shield against the claims of others – with limited exception. Download Full Image

Calleros explored possible explanations for this divergence within the common law world and concluded by engaging in broader comparison of legal theories for enforcement of promises in England, France and the United States.

Calleros’ research interests include the intersection of race and gender discrimination and free speech; various issues regarding legal education, and international and comparative contract law. He teaches courses in contracts, international contracts, and civil rights legislation at the College of Law. At the Université Paris Descartes, he annually teaches short courses in common law legal method, comparative and international contracts and international conflict of Laws.