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Nursing and Ethics Co-Hire Tenure Line Position

by Betsy VanNoy Oct 16, 2020
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Remembering María Lugones

by David Price Oct 13, 2020
Remembering María LugonesToward Decolonial Feminisms María Lugones, one of the world's leading philosophers, passed away earlier this year. A pioneer with her research on race, gender, and colonialism, a number of Rock Ethics Institute faculty had the great privilege to know and work with Professor Lugones. The Rock Ethics Institute and its Penn State partners had the honor of hosting a conference dedicated to Lugones in May 2018, and we have compiled interviews here with her and other participants from that conference.

Rock Ethics Institute welcomes Douglass, VanHaitsma as Sherwin Early Career Professors

by David Price Oct 12, 2020
DouglassAndVanHaitsma The Penn State College of the Liberal Arts has named two of its faculty members, Kristina Douglass and Pamela VanHaitsma, Douglas S. and Joyce L. Sherwin Early Career Professors in the college’s Rock Ethics Institute.

ICDS panel discussion—AI for Scientific Discovery—features REI research associate Sarah Rajtmajer

by David Price Oct 12, 2020
Sarah Rajtmajer Rock Ethics Institute research associate Sarah Rajtmajer will be presenting on a panel hosted by Penn State's Institute for Computational and Data Sciences tomorrow, 10/13, at noon.

Daniel Susser appearing at Knight First Amendment Institute's Data and Democracy Symposium

by David Price Oct 12, 2020
Daniel Susser How much should our economic system prioritize freedom, and to what extent should it rely on market capitalism?

Virginia Eubanks delivers 2020 Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics

by David Price Oct 12, 2020
Virginia Eubanks delivers 2020 Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics Noted author Virginia Eubanks presented the Rock Ethics Institute’s 2020 Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics the evening of October 1, 2020.

Gail and Dennis Jackman named 2020 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year

by David Price Oct 01, 2020
Gail and Dennis Jackman named 2020 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year Penn State has named Gail and Dennis Jackman, who serve as members of the Rock Ethics Institute Board of Visitors, as the University's 2020 Fundraising Volunteers of the Year.

Elizabeth Ransom, REI research associate co-authors piece on COVID-19 and food supply chains

by Betsy VanNoy Sep 29, 2020
Why farmers are dumping milk down the drains and letting produce rot in fields

REI now accepting Faculty Fellowship program applications

by Betsy VanNoy Sep 25, 2020
These fellowships provide up to $10,000 for a two-course release from teaching to support ethics-related projects by Penn State faculty. Faculty and established research scientists at all Penn State campuses are eligible to apply.

Award-winning author Virginia Eubanks to deliver 2020 Lippin Lecture in Ethics

by Betsy VanNoy Sep 15, 2020
Award-winning author Virginia Eubanks to deliver 2020 Lippin Lecture in EthicsEubanksLippinLectureAutomating Inequality Oct. 1 lecture to examine the disparate impact of technological tools on poor, working-class individuals

Democracy Works interviews Virginia Eubanks, author of Automating Inequality

by Betsy VanNoy Sep 15, 2020
Democracy Works interviews Virginia Eubanks, author of Automating Inequality Virginia Eubanks is the speaker for the Richard B. Lippin Lecture in Ethics, which will take place on October 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Rock Ethics Institute Names Stand Up Award Winners

by Jack Ouligian Sep 01, 2020
Priya HosangadiDivine LipscombErin BrownGenevievre Miller Penn State’s Rock Ethics Institute has presented its Stand Up Awards to four undergraduate students in recognition of their ethical leadership. After receiving a record number of nominations from eight of Penn State’s colleges this year, the selection committee presented the Stand Up Award to Erin Brown (Communication Arts and Sciences and Women’s Studies, ’21), Priya Hosangadi (Human Development and Family Studies, ’20), Divine Lipscomb (Rehabilitation and Human Services, ’21), and Genevievre Miller (Political Science and African Studies, ’20).

Digital Privacy News cites Susser expertise on Big Tech power, ethics

by David Price Aug 19, 2020
Daniel Susser The Digital Privacy News turns to Rock Ethics Institute research associate Daniel Susser for insight on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law's antitrust investigation of Big Tech.

Daily Collegian interviews REI's Daniel Susser about TikTok app, social media insights

by David Price Aug 10, 2020
Daniel Susser As the drama intertwining the Trump administration, the social media platform TikTok and its suitors for a potential sale evolves, Penn State's Daily Collegian turned to Rock Ethics Institute research associate Daniel Susser — an expert information technology ethics — for his insight on the app.

REI affiliate faculty Pearl Gluck's award-winning film screening for charity

by David Price Aug 07, 2020
Pearl Gluck Rock Ethics Institute affiliate faculty member Pearl Gluck's film The Turn Out is premiering virtually to benefit several organizations that support survivors of sex trafficking in the United States.

Lack of departmental diversity may challenge police trust and legitimacy, REI assistant director Ben Jones tells the Centre Daily Times

by David Price Aug 05, 2020
Ben Jones With no Black officers and otherwise limited diversity on police departments in Centre County, Pennsylvania, (home to Penn State's University Park campus) assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute Ben Jones says those departments can face significant challenges.

Joshua Inwood: Lack of grassroots could be problematic for commissions pursuing racial justice

by David Price Aug 03, 2020
Joshua Inwood In the Generocity of Philadelphia, Rock Ethics Institute senior research associate Joshua F.J. Inwood questions whether the top-down structure of two commissions pursuing racial justice will only serve the tension-breaking interests of elected officials, or whether they can reach their objectives without a grassroots mandate.

REI's Ben Jones and Eleanor Brown interviewed on WPSU radio's Take Note about barriers to police reform

by David Price Jul 28, 2020
Ben Jones and Eleanor Brown The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an OpEd by the Rock Ethics Institute's Eleanor Brown and Ben Jones about barriers to police reform and the Osaze Osagie case in State College, Pennsylvania. Osagie -- a Black man with schizophrenia -- was shot and killed by police as they attempted to serve a mental health warrant on him in March 2019. Ben Jones is the assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute. Eleanor Brown is a professor of law and international affairs and a senior scientist in the Rock Ethics Institute.