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APA receives Mellon Foundation grant to support undergraduate diversity institutes

by khepler Jul 16, 2015
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.

by SKeira Jul 15, 2015
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.

The Rock on Flickr!

by SKeira Mar 06, 2015
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 Ethics Institute invites submissions of proposal for papers or posters on any topic relating to genetically modified organisms (GMO)

by SKeira Jul 15, 2015
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 Penn State Reads program will host a lecture by Associate Dean Christopher Long on Monday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

by SKeira Jul 16, 2015
Speaking truth event poster listing date/time information 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.

Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) opens the call for proposals for the Second Annual Meeting

by SKeira Jul 15, 2015
Submissions are invited for the Second Annual Meeting of SRPoiSE, to be held at Michigan State University Detroit Center, March 27- 28, 2015. This conference seeks to convene presentations, panels, and discussions that serve to promote better understanding of the opportunities and barriers for improving the capacity of philosophers of all specializations to collaborate and engage with scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and a wide range of publics to foster epistemically and ethically responsible scientific and technological research and policy-making. The meeting will be structured so as to encourage dialogue and catalyze future collaborations in this important area of research and practice. The meeting welcomes graduate students, postdocs, and faculty who are already doing this work or who wish to do this work in the future and are looking to explore ways to do so. Presentations and discussions will be on:

Seven local residents cycling to DC; raising awareness about climate change

by SKeira Jul 15, 2015
The trip is sponsored by Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (paipl.org), a state-wide non-profit that has its main offices in State College. The bikers will be staying overnight in church basements and giving talks to colleges and religious communities along the way. Cricket Hunter, executive director of PA IPL, said “Morality is for everyone, but religious people have a special responsibility to speak out about injustice in the world. We want to energize congregations to begin acting on their moral principles, and this trip is a great step in that direction.”

Rock Ethics Institute to host panel discussion on genetically modified organisms

by SKeira Jul 17, 2015
The panel discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, in the Foster Auditorium (102 Paterno Library) on the University Park campus.Registration to attend the event in-person is recommended. However, if you are unable to attend in person, a live stream of the event will be available. We will also take questions and send out real time updates through our Twitter page during the event. This event is free and open to the public.

Ethics Education plans include K-12 outreach and Waterbury lecture series in 2014-15

by SKeira Jul 15, 2015
The Rock Ethics Institute remains committed to introducing and supporting ethics education at Penn State and beyond. During the 2014-15 academic year the Institute is implementing a diverse range of ethics education initiatives designed for children, graduate students, researchers and professionals.