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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Two members of the Smeal College of Business Ethics Case Team collaborated to finish third overall and first in the Manatee Bracket among four competing teams in the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition in February at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

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Department of Psychology faculty member C. Daryl Cameron discusses the Consortium on Moral Decision-Making’s upcoming “AI, Empathy, and Morality” conference, and a recent journal article he co-wrote that examines the dynamic of artificial intelligence and empathy.

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Policy advocate and New York Times bestselling author Heather McGhee will deliver the Rock Ethics Institute’s 2024 Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics at 6 p.m. March 28 in Freeman Auditorium at University Park. Penn State staff who attend the event in-person or virtually and register through the Penn State Learning Resource Network will receive diversity, equity and inclusion professional development credit on their LRN transcripts once the attendance is confirmed.  

Published 3 weeks ago

The Rock Ethics Institute's Expanding Empathy Speaker Series returns for its sixth consecutive year on March 19. Organized under the leadership of Daryl Cameron, Expanding Empathy is an international, interdisciplinary examination of empathy and moral decision-making processes.

Published 4 weeks ago

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 2 months 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.” 

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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.

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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.

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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 3 months 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 3 months ago
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