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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. Rock Ethics Institute Featured in "We Are: A Magazine of Penn State Philanthropy" - Read More…

Learning Sciences/Science of Learning poster conference on Nov. 6


Faculty members of the College of Education are working on initiative to build and foster a broad collaborative environment for research and funded research on learning at Penn State. The purpose of this news release is to invite Penn State faculty to participate in the November 6 Learning Sciences/Science of Learning Poster Conference to be held in the College of Education Chambers Building. The event will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and a buffet lunch will be served. Those interested in meeting around LS/Sol conceptual and methodological topics can participate from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in roundtable discussion. Learning Sciences/Science of Learning poster conference on Nov. 6 - Read More…

Children and the Development of Ethical Decision-Making


Do you remember being in elementary school, and learning “right” from “wrong”? Maybe you had to stay inside during recess because you were acting up in class, or your teacher made you apologize to Susie for taking her crayons when she wasn’t looking? You may not have known it at the time, but it is through these types of interactions at an early age in which children start learning moral rules. Children and the Development of Ethical Decision-Making - Read More…

Rock Ethics Institute Announces Honors Thesis Research Awards


The Rock Ethics Institute's Honors Thesis Research Awards are presented to undergraduate students in the Paterno Fellows Program who are researching ethics-related topics in their theses. The award provides financial support for thesis research and related activities. Following the completion of their theses, awardees are asked to present their research at a Rock Ethics Institute event and contribute a blog post on their research for the Rock Ethics Institute Blog. Rock Ethics Institute Announces Honors Thesis Research Awards - Read More…

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


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

The Rock on Flickr!


We are pleased to announce that we now have a presence on Flickr. We'll be posting a variety of pictures from around campus, the community, and many of our events throughout the year. So, check us out and follow our posts! The Rock on Flickr! - Read More…

The Rock Ethics Institute invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to genetically modified organisms (GMO)


The Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to GMOs. For individual papers, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words. For poster presentations, please submit descriptions of 150-300 words. Individual papers are to be approximately 20 minutes reading time. The Rock Ethics Institute invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to genetically modified organisms (GMO) - Read More…

The Penn State Reads program will host a lecture by Associate Dean Christopher Long on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m.


The Penn State Reads program will host a lecture by Christopher Long, Associate Dean for Graduate and Undergraduate Education in The College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Philosophy and Classics, on Monday, March 24, at 7:00 pm, in the Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library, calledSpeaking Truth: The Death of Socrates, The Life of Philosophy. The Penn State Reads program will host a lecture by Associate Dean Christopher Long on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m. - Read More…