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

Locking Up Our Own: A Discussion on Criminal Justice at PSU

by Rebecca Bennitt Feb 13, 2018
James Forman, professor of law at Yale Law School, discusses his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with Penn State students and faculty.

Former Stand Up Award Winner Joshua Branch continues advocacy with juvenile law fellowship

by Rebecca Bennitt Feb 13, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Five years after graduating from Penn State, Joshua Branch is continuing the advocacy that made him stand out — and stand up — as a student. Branch, a 2013 political science graduate, recently received the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. He will begin the two-year fellowship this fall after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center.

Award-winning journalist Jessica Luther to discuss intersection between sexual violence, sports

by Rebecca Bennitt Feb 13, 2018
Award-winning freelance journalist Jessica Luther will deliver a lecture titled “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Intersections of Sports and Sexual Violence,” in 101 Chambers Building at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Rock Research Associate Francisco Javier Lopez cited in the Charlotte Business Journal

by Rebecca Bennitt Feb 09, 2018
Francisco Javier Lopez of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University contributed to a recent article in the Charlotte Business Journal that discusses the legacy of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson who stepped down following allegations of misconduct.

January 2018 Faculty Newsletter

by Rebecca Bennitt Jan 25, 2018
January 2018 Faculty NewsletterJanuary Rock Ethics Newsletter In our monthly newsletter, the Rock Ethics Institute highlights the latest faculty activities, publications, and events.

Josh Inwood interviewed by CBS on MLK Day

by Rebecca Bennitt Jan 16, 2018
Josh was interviewed for MLK Day on local CBS affiliate, WTAJ-TV on how Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is still reflected upon

Two Penn State researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows

by Rebecca Bennitt Jan 11, 2018
Two Penn State researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows Kathryn Sophia Belle, Penn State associate professor of philosophy, and Forrest Briscoe, Penn State professor of management and organization, have been named Faculty Fellows of the Rock Ethics Institute for the 2018-19 academic year.

Inwood publishes OpEd in Diverse Education magazine

by Rebecca Bennitt Jan 25, 2018
Senior Rock Research Associate Josh Inwood examines the recent controversies over the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prompting us to ask: how his holiday might look and feel if it were held on April 4 (the date of his assassination) rather than January 15? -- Diverse Magazine

Jeremy Engels interviewed in The Daily Item

by Whitney Chirdon Jan 09, 2018
Jeremy Engels, associate professor of communications arts and sciences and Sherwin Early Career Professor of the Rock Ethics Institute, was interviewed about the idea of connecting our self-worth to our ideals instead of achievements.