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Rock Ethics Institute Featured in "We Are: A Magazine of Penn State Philanthropy"

This issue offers a look at the impact of private giving within Penn State. One of the featured gifts from the "Grand Destiny" (1997-2003) campaign led to the creation the Rock Ethics Institute.

Upcoming Penn State Philosophy Department Events

Information regarding the Fall 2015 Penn State Philosophy Department events. There are a variety of events happening this Fall in Penn State's Department of Philosophy.

APA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support undergraduate diversity institutes

Students from currently underrepresented groups in philosophy to benefit from grant.

The Rock Ethics Institute features toolkit of online resources and activities addressing issues of sexual violence.

1 in 5 Women Sexual Assault Graphic Sexual violence has been a recent focus of the Rock Ethics Institute and their website currently features an Anti-Sexual Misconduct Toolkit for educators. As members of the Penn State community, we all have a stake in addressing issues of sexual violence. In continuing the spirit of Penn State’s Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention Month this April, this toolkit of online resources and activities will benefit our community by helping educators address issues of sexual violence, enhance class discussion, and improve learning outcomes throughout the school year.

Nominees sought for the Rock Ethics Institute's 2015 Stand Up Awards

Nominees sought for the Rock Ethics Institute's 2015 Stand Up Awards The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State announces a call for nominations for its Eighth Annual Stand Up Awards in recognition of undergraduate students at Penn State’s campuses who have demonstrated ethical leadership in taking a stand for a person, cause or belief. The goal of the award is to recognize courageous individuals and to inform the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

Know a Penn State Undergraduate Student who is an Ethical Leader? Nominate them for the 2014 Stand Up Award.

used in a news item Nominate a Penn State Student and help these undergraduate ethical leaders receive recognition for their accomplishments. The Rock Ethics Institute inaugurated the Stand Up Award to honor Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude, and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, a cause, or a belief. This award and the individuals it honors should remind the entire Penn State community of how often the extraordinary act is possible in ordinary circumstances.

Faculty appointments to position Penn State as leader in ethics literacy

Penn State is embarking on a transformative effort to establish itself as a leader in interdisciplinary ethics research and ethical literacy, with plans to make 12 tenure-track appointments across an array of academic disciplines over three years. The positions will be co-funded by the University and the academic colleges.

Announcing New Journal: Critical Philosophy of Race

Critical Philosophy of Race publishes peer-reviewed journal articles that explore the philosophical dimensions of race, racism, and other race-related phenomena.

8th Annual PIKSI starts August 3rd

8th Annual PIKSI starts August 3rd What is the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute? This seven-day institute is designed to encourage undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider future study in the field of philosophy. PIKSI will emphasize the on-going project of greater inclusiveness that is transforming the discipline, inviting students to be participants in the conversation. PIKSI will be permanently housed at the Rock Ethics Institute on the campus of the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania. The director and the theme will change on a regular basis.

We're on Google+!

We are pleased to announce that we now on Google+. We'll be posting a variety of content ranging from our event videos, lectures, video blogs, and more! So, check us out and follow our posts!