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Everyday Ethics

Learn how ethics is part of our everyday lives by reading articles and stories that show ethical dilemmas are everywhere.

Staub publishes article on ethical consequences of "bigger & better" housing ideals

by Whitney Chirdon May 15, 2018
Alexandra Staub, associate professor of architecture and affiliate faculty of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, discusses our focus on the association of housing as an indication of upward mobility and success. How does the housing market contribute to the promotion of these aspirations? What are the ethical consequences?

Rock Ethics Institute to present annual Stand Up Awards

STAND UP 2018 Highlights

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 26, 2018
Rock Ethics Institute to present annual Stand Up AwardsBrendan Bernicker Posterfanta poster Undergraduate students Brendan Bernicker, Fanta Condé, and Alice Greider honored for their leadership and advocacy with the 2018 Stand Up Award.

2018 Paterno Fellows Forum Highlights

by Rebecca Bennitt Apr 24, 2018
A recap of the Paterno Fellows Forum on March 27, 2018

Inwood article on MLK's vision runs in publications nationwide

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Senior Rock Research Associate Joshua Inwood examines the events around the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Rosemary Jolly on April 16

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Rock Ethics Institute Affiliate Faculty Member Rosemary Jolly, Weiss Chair of Humanities at Penn State, will present “Effluence, 'waste' and African Humanism: extra-anthropocentric being and human rightness,” at 12:15 p.m. April 16, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Gary John Adler, Jr. publishes in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Penn State Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow Gary John Adler, Jr., assistant professor of sociology, co-authored an article about the analysis of participants in short-term mission based relationships and how they manage inequality while pursuing an ideal of partnership across distance.

Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award recipient & student fellow honored for academic excellence

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Brian Davis, Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award winner, and Brenna Fisher, 2017/2018 Honors Thesis Fellow, will receive awards for their academic excellence on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Ben Jones publishes "The Republican Party, Conservatives, and the Future of Capital Punishment"

by Whitney Chirdon Apr 12, 2018
Ben Jones, assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, publishes article in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Rock Research Associate Javi Lopez cited in article about allowing performance-enhancing drugs in sports

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 30, 2018
Should doping be allowed in sports? Rock research associate Francisco Javier Lopez Frias was interviewed by news site, OZY.com.

Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development

by Rebecca Bennitt Mar 30, 2018
Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development Caitlin Grady, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, gives a presentation about the ethical challenges in university-community international development and discusses how we can shift perceptions among university stakeholders from thinking of university international development as philanthropic to one of mutual respect and reciprocity.