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by Rob Peeler Mar 13, 2015

Institutionalized Children - The Medical Community's Guinea Pigs of Choice during the 20th Century

When: Oct 21, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: 201 Thomas Building, University Park, PA 16802

Though often cited as our most precious resource and dearest commodity, children – particularly those institutionalized in orphanages, mental asylums, and warehouses for the “feebleminded” – were often sought out by physicians and medical researchers as test subjects for experimentation. Institutionalized Children - The Medical Community's Guinea Pigs of Choice during the 20th Century - Read More…

The Ethical Foundation of Addressing Scientific Conflict of Interest

When: Oct 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library,

Food Ethics Lecture Series

When: Apr 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library

What do we mean when we talk about “food ethics”? What role have industry, government, the academy, and other actors played in shaping what we know about food, and our understanding of the various issues identified as questions of “food ethics”? Jonathan H. Marks, Associate Professor of Bioethics, Humanities, and Law; explores. Food Ethics Lecture Series - Read More…

Institutional Corruption

When: Mar 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Where: HUB Auditorium

Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School, and Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University Institutional Corruption - Read More…

Pain in Fish: Should This Influence How We Handle and Harvest Them?

When: Jan 23, 2012 at 3:00 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Victoria Braithwaite is Professor of Fisheries and Biology at Penn State University and Visiting Professor in Marine Biology at the University of Bergen, Norway. Victoria’s research focuses on developing behavioral and neurobiological measures for the assessment of animal cognition. Much of her recent work has been addressing whether fish are capable of suffering from pain. Pain in Fish: Should This Influence How We Handle and Harvest Them? - Read More…

What Makes Food Good? The Terrain of Food Ethics and the Agrarian Tradition

When: Aug 05, 2011 at 1:15 PM
Where: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

The potential scope for food ethics extends from questions about diet, health and the safety of foods to broader issues that connect cultural identity to farming methods and native soils. What Makes Food Good? The Terrain of Food Ethics and the Agrarian Tradition - Read More…

How Are We To Live Our Lives? An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith

When: Apr 11, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Where: Schwab Auditorium

Alexander McCall Smith, Emeritus Professor of Medical Law, University of Edinburgh, and Best-Selling Author How Are We To Live Our Lives? An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith - Read More…

A Tale of Four Hungers

When: Mar 25, 2011 at 3:00 PM

An Afternoon with Peter Matthiessen (a reading)

When: Oct 15, 2009 at 4:00 PM
Where: Nittany Lion Inn

Peter Matthiessen has written eight novels, including At Play in the Fields of the Lord (nominated for the National Book Award) and Far Tortuga, and also a book of short stories, On the River Styx. An Afternoon with Peter Matthiessen (a reading) - Read More…

The Ethics of Food Choice: Personal Responsibility vs. Social Responsibility

When: Apr 02, 2009 at 7:00 PM
Where: Nittany Lion Inn, Ballroom C