Men's golf places fifth at the Battle at the Beach

February 16, 2011

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The Arizona State men's golf team shot a 9-over par 359 in the third round and took fifth place at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Beach, Calif., with a 23-over par 1073 (351-363-359). Junior Philip">">Ph... Francis recorded a 2-over par 72 in the final round to register the top score for the Sun Devils with a 1-over par 211 (70-69-72) and finished in seventh.

Senior Scott">">Scott Pinckney tied for 10th with a 3-over par 213 (70-74-69) after carding a 1-under par 69 in the third round, his seventh round under par this season. This is the second consecutive tournament Pinckney has placed in the top-10. Seniors Thomas">">Thomas Buran (70-76-72) and James">">James Byrne (71-75-72) each shot a 2-over par 72 and finished in a tie for 29th at 8-over par 218. Senior Oscar">">... Zetterwall ended the tournament with a 21-over par 221 (70-77-74) and in a tie for 45th after shooting a 4-over par 74 in the final round. Senior Jesper">">... Kennegard tied for 66th with a 27-over par 227 (77-69-81).

UCLA rose to the top of the leaderboard in the final round with a 1-over par 351 and finished with a 7-over par 1057 (353-353-351). San Diego took second at 10-over par 1060 (348-353-359), followed by Augusta State at 15-over par 1065 (350-365-351) and Washington at 16-over par 1066 (351-352-363). Oregon State finished in ninth with a 43-over par 1093 (365-362-366).

The Sun Devils are competing in the two-day USC Invitational Feb. 28 - March 1 in Westlake Village, Calif.

Conference details dual-use research in 21st century

February 16, 2011

Extraordinary leaps in multidisciplinary research are leading to unprecedented discoveries but, in the wrong hands, unintended uses of those discoveries can threaten our world. "Dangerous Liaisons: Dual Use Research in the 21st Century" – to take place at 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 25, in the Biodesign Institute auditorium – is an ASU-sponsored conference addressing the issues of dual-use research from the perspectives of researchers, policymakers and the FBI.

Speakers will include: Paul Keim, director of pathogen genomics for TGen and professor at Northern Arizona University; Edward You, of the Biological Countermeasures Unit at FBI; Kavita Berger, Center for Science, Technology & Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science; and Bertram Jacobs, professor in ASU’s Center for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology. Download Full Image

Jacobs, who organized the conference, believes a dialogue should be ongoing in this type of research. “We’re all aware that select agents are always under scrutiny but, with the technology available today, even apparently innocent research can have the potential for evil or for good.”

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity was established to provide advice, guidance and leadership regarding biosecurity oversight of dual use research. Keim, who also chairs the NSABB will discuss why it was formed and will focus on the development of creating a culture of responsibility and how to integrate that culture into responsible conduct of research.

“Much of the discussion on dual use research focuses on microbiology but our perspective is that biosecurity is part of a spectrum of risks that range from ethics to environmental release,” Berger said. “Our thought is that if taught as a broader concept, it might be seem more relevant to non-life scientists and be more flexible and adaptable as new technologies develop."

The conference is open to ASU faculty, staff, students and the general public. Please RSVP by Feb. 21.  research.integrity">">

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