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Our next Research Ethics Series Lecturer, Dr. Benjamin Levi, is speaking on November 15th.

by khepler Jul 15, 2015
used in news itemused in news itemused in a news item This presentation will describe the problem of child abuse, particularly as it relates to reporting suspected abuse; share research findings from the Center for the Protection of Children; and discuss some of the ethical and practical challenges that arise in our efforts to protect children from abuse.

Final Fall Research Ethics Series Lecturer: Jonathan Marks - November 18th

by khepler Jul 15, 2015
used in news itemused in news itemEvent photo We rely on universities to conduct research that seeks to explore and address society’s most complex and pressing problems—from obesity and cancer to energy and climate change. However, universities rely increasingly on money from industry to fund scientific research. Sometimes industry support comes in the form of research grants; at other times, in the form of corporate philanthropy. Critics often express concern about individual financial conflicts of interest, pointing to several studies that find a correlation between industry funding of research and results that are more favorable to industry sponsors.

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

by khepler Jul 17, 2015
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.

Mellon Grants $236,000 for the Development of the Public Philosophy Journal

by khepler Jul 16, 2015
We are pleased to announce that we have received a one-year, $236,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will support the development of the journal which, in addition to accepting traditional submissions, will also search the web each day for content at the intersection between philosophy and issues of public interest in order to identify digital conversations that might be developed further for scholarly publication.

Lost For Life Screening

by khepler Jan 29, 2015
used in news article Award winning documentary on the U.S. juvenile justice system to premiere at Carnegie Cinema.

Lippin Lecture Series Event: Morality, Understanding of Intentionality, and Intergroup Attitudes

by khepler Jul 16, 2015
used in news articleused in a news article Moral judgments involve the understanding of fairness, justice, and equality. How do these judgments emerge in development? While new research has revealed the origins of morality, few studies have examined the role of intergroup relationships for formulating notions about fairness. Increasingly, there has been new evidence that the ability to apply morality to the outgroup exists in early development, but it appears to be complex. The challenges associated with applying moral judgments to members of outgroups include understanding group dynamics, the intentions of others who are different from the self, and having the capacity to challenge stereotypic expectations of others who are different from the ingroup.

Lippin Family Fund supports ethical learning for young children

by khepler Jan 29, 2015
A partnership between Rock Ethics Institute and Child Study Center

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

by khepler Jul 16, 2015
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.