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by staff Nov 05, 2019
Call for Stand Up 2020 Nominations
Deadline for nominations is January 27, 2020. Click here for more information.
Elizabeth Ransom publishes Global Meat
Elizabeth Ransom is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University. Her book, Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry was published in October 2019.
Lippin Lecture to Focus on Technology and Inequality
How new technology exacerbates inequality will be the focus of the Rock Ethics Institute’s coming Richard B. Lippin Lectureship in Ethics. Scholar and author Virginia Eubanks’ speak on Thursday, April 2, 2020.
New HEEP Initiative Makes First Faculty Hire
The Rock Ethics Institute has hired the first researcher for its new HEEP initiative. HEEP s an effort to look at the ethical issues surrounding human health comprehensively. Christine Costello, whose PhD is in civil and environmental engineering, will join Penn State in December.
"Author Meets Critic" Events Held
The Rock Ethics Institute recently conducted the first two events in its Author Meets Critics series. Featuring critical analyses of new books by REI Core Faculty Jonathan H. Marks and Hilary Malatino, Author Meets Critic allows authors to receive critical commentary about their work from experts in their fields in front of a live audience.
Neuroethics and Neural Engineering Faculty Position
The Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics (ESM) and the Rock Ethics Institute (REI) at Penn State seeks applicants for a tenure-track/tenured faculty position in Neuroethics and Neural Engineering. All academic ranks will be considered (Assistant, Associate, or Professor).
Ethics Alone Can’t Fix Big Tech
Daniel Susser, Assistant Professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and Research Associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, recently published an article on big tech, ethics, and compliance. Click here to read more.
Take Note: Lawyer And Author Bryan Stevenson On What Justice Requires
We talked with Stevenson about our criminal justice system, his book and the work of the Equal Justice Initiative. Click here to listen to the podcast.
The Clinic and Elsewhere: Critical Conversations on Trans and Intersex Wellness
The Clinic and Elsewhere speaker series is sponsored by the Gender and Sex Equity Initiative of the Rock Ethics Institute (REI) and is convened by Hilary Malatino, a core faculty member of the REI and Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Penn State. See press release here
Grady named inaugural Faculty Fellow of Security Center
Through the fellowship, Grady plans to examine how security threats to U.S. shipping ports affect the flow of commodity goods to U.S. consumers and how ports influence geopolitics throughout the world.