Marchant addresses D.C., 7th judicial circuits

June 29, 2011

Gary Marchant, ASU Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies, Law and Ethics, and Executive Director of the College of Law’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation, recently spoke at a judicial workshop in Cambridge, Maryland.

Marchant delivered the lecture, “Emerging Technologies that will Radically Change your Life, Society, and the Law in the Next Five Years,” on Monday, June 27, at a meeting of judges in the U.S. District Court for the D.C. Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Seventh Circuit. Gary Marchant Download Full Image

Marchant’s research interests include the use of genetic information in environmental regulation, risk and the precautionary principle, legal aspects of personalized medicine, and regulation of emerging technologies such as nanotechnology, neuroscience and biotechnology. He teaches courses in Environmental Law, Law, Science & Technology, Genetics and the Law, Biotechnology: Science, Law and Policy, and Nanotechnology Law & Policy. Marchant is a Senior Sustainability Scientist in the ASU Global Institute of Sustainability, Associate Director of the ASU Origins Initiative and a professor in ASU’s School of Life Sciences.

Janie Magruder,
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

ESPY Awards to showcase ASU athletes

June 29, 2011

Anthony Robles to accept Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, make speech

ASU wrestler Anthony Robles and softball pitcher Dallas Escobedo – both NCAA champions – are nominated for 2011 ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly) Awards. Robles is nominated in the category of Best Male Athlete with a Disability, and Escobedo is nominated in the category of Best Female College Athlete. Download Full Image

Robles also has been awarded the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, named for Jim Valvano, an American college basketball coach who died from cancer in 1993. Robles will accept the award and make a speech at the televised July 13 event in Los Angeles.

Fans can vote for Robles and Escobedo online and by mobile device at or on the ESPN Facebook page: The deadline to vote is July 9.

Robles, born without a right leg, won the NCAA title in his weight class and capped off a perfect 36-0 season before graduating in Spring 2011 with a bachelor's degree in business communications. He plans to go to work on several media collaborations and a host of motivational speaking engagements.

Escobedo, who led the Sun Devils to their second NCAA Women's College World Series title after defeating Florida 7-2, became the first freshman pitcher to win the title-clinching game since UCLA's Heather Compton in 1990.

Britt Lewis

Communications Specialist, ASU Library