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by admin Mar 30, 2015

Welcome Message from the Interim Director


It is my pleasure to welcome you back to another exciting year at the Rock Ethics Institute. This coming year promises to be a busy but also a creative and hope inspiring one for all of us at the Rock and the University Community in general. Welcome Message from the Interim Director - Read More…

US Signers Of US Climate Ethics Statement Statement Wanted


A group of representatives from conservative and liberal business, financial, youth, labor, racial justice, civil rights, faith, and conservation organizations from across the nation have written a statement about the moral obligations of the United States to reduce the threat of climate change and are now looking for signatures in support of the statement. US Signers Of US Climate Ethics Statement Statement Wanted - Read More…

Universities And The Need To Address Global Climate Change Across Disciplines and Programs


I have been living in Alaska the past few years, and in contrast to assumptions about faith in technology, some Inuit people tell me their foundations for government and education are based on traditional sets of relationships by which they have lived. Their fundamental belief is that the connections that individuals feel for each other and to their environment determine personal character and value to the community. Without using the word "sustainability," for Inuits this belief is the definition of "sustainability." Sustainability is a core value of Inuit life. Instead of having to be incorporated or infused into policies and programs, culturally embedded concepts of sustainability form a natural foundation from which all policies and practices are derived. This is an inversion of the usual approach to trying to incorporate sustainability in policies, laws, and practices of the Western world (IALEI 2009). Universities And The Need To Address Global Climate Change Across Disciplines and Programs - Read More…

Undergraduates honored with Rock Ethics Institute 2017 Stand Up Award


The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State recently celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the Stand Up Award by honoring Brian Anthony Davis, Hayly Hoch, and Alexis Scott. This award is presented to Penn State Undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. Undergraduates honored with Rock Ethics Institute 2017 Stand Up Award - Read More…

Undergraduates honored with Rock Ethics Institute 2016 Stand Up Award


Penn State students Alanna Kaiser, Nathan Larkin, and Jaden Rankin-Wahlers are being honored respectively for their work in social & environmental justice; organizing efforts to address climate change; and combatting stigmas associated with poverty and homelessness. Undergraduates honored with Rock Ethics Institute 2016 Stand Up Award - Read More…

Two Penn State Researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows


The faculty fellows, Gary John Adler, Jr. and Martin T. Pietrucha, will help integrate curricular and research projects to advance the Rock Ethics Institute’s goal of integrating ethics throughout the Penn State curriculum. Two Penn State Researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows - Read More…