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by Rob Peeler Mar 30, 2015

Resources to Help You Better Understand and Avoid Plagiarism


Plagiarism may not be intentional, but it is still plagiarism. Here are some tips and resources to help clear things up. Resources to Help You Better Understand and Avoid Plagiarism - Read More…

Six Degrees of Separation: Questions for Consideration


This week's installment in the Ethical Dilemmas on Film series is the 1993 film adaptation of the John Guare play Six Degrees of Separation. Six Degrees of Separation: Questions for Consideration - Read More…

Stand Up Awards


Want to change the world? Stand up. In the classroom, stand up for intellectual rigor and honest achievement. In the workplace, stand up for the customer and the shareholder. In the community, stand up for all voices, and for those without a voice. In your world, stand up. Stand Up Awards - Read More…

Stand Up, Speak Up


The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute is launching a new campaign to raise awareness concerning the ethical challenges we face in our personal lives, our professional lives, and as citizens. Stand Up, Speak Up - Read More…

Sunset Blvd.: Questions for Reflection


This week's installment in the "Ethical Dilemmas on Film" Series at the State Theatre is the 1950 film noir classic Sunset Boulevard. Here are some things to consider as you reflect on the film: Sunset Blvd.: Questions for Reflection - Read More…

Taking out the Trash


The aim of this blog series is to reflect on sustainable living practices that will inspire change in us. Taking out the Trash - Read More…

The Best Man: Questions for Consideration


In the 1964 screen adaptation of Gore Vidal's play, The Best Man, William RUSSELL quotes the philosopher Bertrand RUSSELL early in the film. Here is the complete quotation from Bertrand Russell: The Best Man: Questions for Consideration - Read More…

The Crying Game: Questions for Reflection


This week's selection for Ethical Dilemmas on Film is the 1992 Neil Jordan film The Crying Game. Here are some questions to focus your reflection on the various ethically relevant themes this work addresses: The Crying Game: Questions for Reflection - Read More…

The Girl in the Café: Questions for Consideration


The first installment in the series of films for English 197A, Ethical Dilemmas on Film, encourages us to think about our personal and political involvements through the lens of our ethical commitments. While few of us are likely to find ourselves in the precise roles of the protagonists, Lawrence and Gina, their story raises a set of questions with which we all arguably ought to be concerned. The Girl in the Café: Questions for Consideration - Read More…

The Lives of Others: Questions for Reflection


Christa-Maria tells Wiesler that he is a good man. Jerska gives Dreymann Sonata for a Good Man. Dreymann dedicates Sonata for a Good Man to Wiesler. What is "a good man" in The Lives of Others? Was it possible to be a good man in East Berlin? Do we need a different language/vocabulary to describe these men? Does this film have a hero? Was it possible to be heroic in East Berlin? The Lives of Others: Questions for Reflection - Read More…