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Everyday Ethics

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

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.

Jeremy Engels publishes article on gratitude for "The Conversation"

by Whitney Chirdon Jan 02, 2018
Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute, and Associate Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences, Jeremy David Engels, reflects on the idea of gratitude in the new year.

New course will cover the science, policy and ethics of climate change

by Whitney Chirdon Dec 11, 2017
Brockopp133 RL ST/PHIL/METEO 197 Ethics of Climate Change is an Interdomain GH/GN course and it is available to schedule Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. This new course will give students the tools to understand the basic science of climate change and its ethical dimensions. Throughout the semester, the class will have the opportunity to meet key individuals working on climate change at Penn State.

Rock Ethics research associate appointed to professorship in College of Engineering

Engineering faculty appointed to professorships, chair

by Whitney Chirdon Nov 27, 2017
Alan R. Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, was recently recognized for outstanding teaching and research.

Nominees sought for Rock Ethics Institute's 2018 Stand Up awards

by Whitney Chirdon Nov 15, 2017
Nominees sought for Rock Ethics Institute's 2018 Stand Up awards The Rock Ethics Institute is accepting nominations for its 2018 Stand Up Awards, which recognize undergraduate students who demonstrate ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief.

Is it ethical to transmit powerful radio signals?

by Whitney Chirdon Oct 30, 2017
Some researchers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) seek to invite a response from alien civilizations by transmitting powerful signals into space. Others have suggested this is a foolish, or even dangerous endeavor. What are the ethical implications of such messaging? Jason T. Wright, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics, provides an ethical response to this issue.

Rock Ethics Institute StandUp honoree Julian Haas appears on ABC 7 in Washington, D.C.

by Whitney Chirdon Oct 17, 2017
2012 Rock Ethics Institute StandUp honoree Julian Haas joined "Good Morning Washington" (ABC7) yesterday morning as a guest for their 'Motivational Monday' segment.

"Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America" public lecture success

by Whitney Chirdon Oct 17, 2017
A book talk with author James Forman was held last Thursday, October 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Lewis Katz Building. The event was co-sponsored by Penn State Law and the Rock Ethics Institute.

"Are Machines Taking Over? How to Build Moral Artificial Intelligence" public lecture success

by Whitney Chirdon Oct 10, 2017
Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong gave a keynote lecture as part of the Moral Agency Research Group Conference on Thursday, October 5 in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library.

Gender and Sex Equity Initiative project featured in Daily Collegian series

by Whitney Chirdon Oct 09, 2017
The body mapping project, which helps survivors tell the stories of their sexual assault and abuse, will be featured in an on-going series in Penn State's Daily Collegian.