The Rock Ethics Institute

Home > Everyday Ethics > Ethics Education

Everyday Ethics

Ethics Education

by admin Mar 30, 2015

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…

Should we care about how nature is thought of in other cultures?


Yes, and for several reasons. To begin with it is important to recognize that while we share the earth, ocean waters, and atmosphere with the rest of humanity, and while societies around the globe must cooperate in order to effectively respond to the dangers and even existential threat of climate change, our different cultures have conditioned us to experience natural phenomena and to understand the relation between humans and (the rest of) nature in different ways. Our artistic, scientific, philosophical, and religious traditions shape the ways in which we conceive of and perceive nature. Should we care about how nature is thought of in other cultures? - Read More…

Running for a Cause: Teen Hope Aevidum Color Run


This is a guest post by Maggie Cardin, a 2014 Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award Honoree. Running for a Cause: Teen Hope Aevidum Color Run - Read More…

Rock research associate speaks at a United Nations co-sponsored conference


Yael Warshel, assistant professor of telecommunications and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, recently traveled to Baku, Azerbaijan to participate in a UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs co-sponsored roundtable about refugees and internally displaced persons. Dr. Warshel spoke about "mobile literacy" or the non-formal education which these populations are acquiring  and the irony that those skills better benefit global sensibility.   Rock research associate speaks at a United Nations co-sponsored conference - Read More…

Rock Ethics Institute, Leonhard Center discusses ethics-across-the-curriculum program at national conference


The workshop, “Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers,” was held from January 10 – 12, 2017 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, DC. Eduardo Mendieta, associate director of the Rock Ethics Institute, Jeffrey M. Catchmark, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and a Rock Ethics Institute faculty fellow, and Tom Litzinger, director of the Leonhard Center and professor of mechanical engineering, shared their ongoing development of an ethics-across-the-curriculum program for the undergraduate biological engineering major at Penn State. This project also seeks to create a model for implementing ethics-related curriculum changes that can be emulated in other engineering departments. Rock Ethics Institute, Leonhard Center discusses ethics-across-the-curriculum program at national conference - Read More…

Rock Ethics Institute names new director


Ted Toadvine, professor of philosophy and environmental studies at the University of Oregon, has been named director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Toadvine’s tenure as director will begin in January 2017. Rock Ethics Institute names new director - Read More…

Rock Associate Director receives Authentic Leadership Award


Michael D. Burroughs, associate director of the Rock Ethics Institute, received the Authentic Leadership Award at the 21st Annual Values & Leadership conference held at Western University.   Rock Associate Director receives Authentic Leadership Award - Read More…

Rock affiliate faculty member Gabeba Baderoon name "Artist of the Month"


“I like writing in my journals with a pen. The act of writing and the physical contact with pen and paper gives me inspiration,” says Gabeba Baderoon, a South African poet from the city of Cape Town who joined the departments of Women’s Studies and African and African American studies at Penn State as an assistant professor in July 2008. “I never thought I would be a poet until I came to Penn State in 1999.” Rock affiliate faculty member Gabeba Baderoon name "Artist of the Month" - Read More…

Rock affiliate faculty member to serve as a visiting scholar for NEH Summer Institute


Sarah Clark Miller, associate professor of philosophy and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, and Rock affiliate faculty member, will serve as a visiting scholar for “Diverse Philosophical Approaches to Sexual Violence,” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute to be held at Elon University June 18-30, 2017. Rock affiliate faculty member to serve as a visiting scholar for NEH Summer Institute - Read More…