The Rock Ethics Institute promotes engaged ethics research and ethical leadership from its home in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts.

The Rock Ethics Institute promotes engaged ethics research and ethical leadership from its home in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts.

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The Rock Ethics Institute will host the inaugural Policing, Policy and Philosophy Initiative (3PI) Virtual Symposium, on Friday, March 1. The symposium will showcase an international lineup of speakers, presenting cutting-edge research at the intersection of policing and philosophy.

Published 1 week ago

Penn State Rock Ethics Institute research associate Yael Warshel has been honored as the runner-up for the 2024 International Studies Association International Communication Book Award for her seminal work, “Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization.” 

Published 1 week ago

Penn State Bioethics Program Director Jonathan H. Marks has been named a fellow by the Hastings Center. He is among 13 new fellows recognized this year for their work advancing scholarship and public knowledge of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research and the environment.

Published 2 weeks ago

Penn State’s Consortium on Moral Decision-Making is progressing with its mission to create an interdisciplinary, collaborative network of social scientists and scholars studying how people make moral and ethical decisions with upcoming events and a new seed funding program.

Published 3 weeks ago

Auditions for Political Song-a-Palooza, a musical showcase of political and protest music performed by Penn State students, faculty, staff and alumni, is extending video and audio auditions through Sunday, Feb. 4.   

Published 1 month ago

Thanks to a $225,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a group of Penn State scholars led by Scott Burnett will hold a two-year Sawyer Seminar examining the roles gender, sex and reproduction have played in global fascist and ethnonationalist movements from the early 20th century through today.

Published 2 months ago

The National Communication Association has awarded Penn State Rock Ethics Institute research associate and Bellisario College of Communications faculty member Yael Warshel its 2023 Book of the Year Award in Ethics for her single-authored monograph, “Experiencing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Children, Peace Communication and Socialization.”

Published 2 months ago

Two Penn State Smeal College of Business students and a student from Penn State Berks collaborated to win the 2023 Business with Integrity Case Competition.

Published 2 months ago

Political Song-a-Palooza, a musical event sponsored by Penn State University Libraries to showcase new, old and original political or protest music performed by Penn State students, faculty, staff and alumni, is accepting video and audio auditions through Jan. 28, 2024.

Published 3 months ago

The Rock Ethics Institute has announced its call for nominations for the 2024 Stand Up Awards, which celebrate Penn State undergraduate students who have displayed ethical leadership by taking a stand for a cause, idea or belief.

Published 4 months ago
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