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Inwood article on MLK's vision runs in publications nationwide
by Whitney Chirdon published Apr 12, 2018
Senior Rock Research Associate Joshua Inwood examines the events around the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Rosemary Jolly on April 16
by Whitney Chirdon published Apr 12, 2018
Rock Ethics Institute Affiliate Faculty Member Rosemary Jolly, Weiss Chair of Humanities at Penn State, will present “Effluence, 'waste' and African Humanism: extra-anthropocentric being and human rightness,” at 12:15 p.m. April 16, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Gary John Adler, Jr. publishes in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
by Whitney Chirdon published Apr 12, 2018 last modified Apr 12, 2018 01:39 PM
Penn State Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow Gary John Adler, Jr., assistant professor of sociology, co-authored an article about the analysis of participants in short-term mission based relationships and how they manage inequality while pursuing an ideal of partnership across distance.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award recipient & student fellow honored for academic excellence
by Whitney Chirdon published Apr 12, 2018 last modified Apr 12, 2018 01:06 PM
Brian Davis, Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award winner, and Brenna Fisher, 2017/2018 Honors Thesis Fellow, will receive awards for their academic excellence on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Ben Jones publishes "The Republican Party, Conservatives, and the Future of Capital Punishment"
by Whitney Chirdon published Apr 12, 2018 last modified Apr 12, 2018 12:34 PM
Ben Jones, assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, publishes article in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Public lecture, panel discussion to examine ethical implications of robotics use
by Whitney Chirdon published Mar 12, 2018
The Rock Ethics Institute will host the Developing Implicitly Ethical and Norm Competent Robots Workshop taking place March 15-17 at Penn State. The workshop will feature two public events with experts in robot ethics.
Located in Everyday Ethics
TEDxPSU Talk with Yael Warshel: Do media have the power to impact peace?
by Whitney Chirdon published Mar 12, 2018 last modified Mar 15, 2018 01:31 PM
Are peace media interventions a waste of money; or alternatively, effective? If so, when, how, and for whom, can their outcomes be ethically improved? Rock Research Associate Yael Warshel presents highlights from her upcoming book as part of the TEDxPSU series.
Located in Everyday Ethics
Rock Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady awarded seed grants from IEE
by Whitney Chirdon published Feb 20, 2018
Rock Ethics Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady were among 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers awarded seed grant funding from Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE).
Located in Everyday Ethics
Jeremy Engels interviewed in The Daily Item
by Whitney Chirdon published 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.
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Jeremy Engels publishes article on gratitude for "The Conversation"
by Whitney Chirdon published 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.
Located in Everyday Ethics