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by Rob Peeler Mar 30, 2015

Ethical Leadership in Everyday Encounters


2012 Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award Recipient Joshua Brady Branch Class of 2013, Political Science, Schreyer Honors Scholar, Paterno Liberal Arts Undergraduate Fellow, Penn State University Park Ethical Leadership in Everyday Encounters - Read More…

Europa, Europa: Fragen zum Nachdenken


This week's installment in the Ethical Dilemmas on Film series is Europa, Europa, a 1990 film directed by Agnieszka Holland. The film was adapted from the autobiography of Solomon Perel, a Jewish man from Germany who survived World War II as a boy by hiding his identity from the Nazis. Europa, Europa: Fragen zum Nachdenken - Read More…

Every Two Minutes: Counteracting Rape Myths With Facts


In today's post we challenge myths about sexual violence and counteract them with facts. Every Two Minutes: Counteracting Rape Myths With Facts - Read More…

Get To Know The Rock: Sabrina Aggleton


Sabrina Aggleton intertwines her philosophical research with practical applications at the Rock Ethics Institute. A doctoral student in Penn State’s Department of Philosophy and Research Assistant in the Initiative in Ethics and Sexual Violence at the Rock Ethics Institute, Aggleton studies twentieth century continental philosophy and feminist philosophy with a particular focus on the intersection of embodiment, intersubjectivity, and ethics in the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Simone de Beauvoir. Get To Know The Rock: Sabrina Aggleton - Read More…

Grandma Rhode's ethics of climate change


So, I wonder what my grandma would have to say about climate change? It seems like such a huge, overwhelming problem. The scientists’ predictions are dire: we have only ten years to turn our emissions around. I guess she’d say “when you’ve got too much to do, just pick something up and start doing it!” Grandma Rhode's ethics of climate change - Read More…

Honor, Integrity, and Pride


(The following contribution to the Being Penn State series on Speak Up is offered by Melissa Doberstein, Director of Penn State's Presidential Leadership Academy.) Honor, Integrity, and Pride - Read More…

House of Games


Movies, television, film, rely on the fact that we will lend them our (mostly) full faith and trust. Cinematic narratives, like people, want to be liked. Well-liked, as Biff says in Death of a Salesman. How much a film, a television show, a novel, a play is well-liked speaks volumes, in my view, about collective dreams, desires, and anxieties regarding our political, social, and cultural transactions with one another. House of Games - Read More…

Insisting on Equal Rights


2012 Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award Recipient Staci Neal Class of 2012, Letters, Arts, and Sciences, Penn State DuBois Insisting on Equal Rights - Read More…

Knowledge, Agency, and Film - A Closer Look


In my last post, I talked about how the psychic investment we make in films and television is made in exchange for two things: knowledge, including the way we know, and a sense, or fantasy, of agency. In this post, another film offers us a lesson in these departments. Knowledge, Agency, and Film - A Closer Look - Read More…

Penn State aiming for Zero Carbon Emissions


Penn State already boasts world-class researchers on climate change, but can we also become a leader in reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions? How can Penn State best prepare our students to face the challenges ahead of them? These were the questions posed to seventy-five participants at the Penn State Getting to Zero conference held at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on April 11, 2014. Penn State aiming for Zero Carbon Emissions - Read More…