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Panel to discuss Sherwin Early Career Professor Pamela VanHaitsma’s new book “Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age”

by David Price Jan 13, 2021
Panel to discuss Sherwin Early Career Professor Pamela VanHaitsma’s new book “Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age” A panel of leading scholars on rhetoric and queer studies will discuss the recently published book “Queering Romantic Engagement in the Postal Age: A Rhetorical Education” by Pamela VanHaitsma. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Monday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m.

State College Magazine features REI faculty member's COVID-19 art initiative

by David Price Jan 04, 2021
MicheleMekelCaptioned "Viral Imaginations: COVID-19" is a gallery and archive about Pennsylvanians’ experiences during coronavirus. Featuring visual art and creative writing, the community is invited to view and enjoy, or submit their own creations to the project!

Past president of Ireland interviews Douglass on Paris Agreement

by David Price Dec 10, 2020
Past president of Ireland interviews Douglass on Paris Agreement Marking the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Mary Robinson — former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and president of Ireland — recently interviewed REI Sherwin Early Career Professor Kristina Douglass.

Susser cited in comprehensive EU report on social media's influence on democracy and political behavior

by David Price Dec 10, 2020
Susser cited in comprehensive EU report on social media's influence on democracy and political behavior Citing Rock Ethics Institute research associate Daniel Susser's "significant analysis," the report investigates the impact of online platforms on political behavior and identifies challenges that emerge when we interact on platforms not subject to much public oversight or governance.

Daily Collegian: Rock Ethics Institute panel discusses new book 'Trans Care' by Penn State professor

by David Price Dec 04, 2020
Daily Collegian: Rock Ethics Institute panel discusses new book 'Trans Care' by Penn State professor The Daily Collegian recaps December 1 panel discussion of REI research associate Hil Malatino's new book 'Trans Care.'

Research assistant for REI's Children, Media, and Conflict Zones Lab named student marshal

by David Price Nov 22, 2020
Research assistant for REI's Children, Media, and Conflict Zones Lab named student marshalKelseyBellNittanyLionShrine Kelsey Bell—a research assistant in Yael Warshel's Children, Media and Conflict Zones Lab—will serve as the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications student marshal for the University’s fall 2020 virtual commencement ceremony.

Panel to discuss new book “Trans Care” by Penn State professor Hil Malatino

by David Price Nov 15, 2020
Trans Cafe A panel of leading scholars on trans and queer studies will discuss the recently published book “Trans Care” by Hil Malatino, assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public, will take place Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 4:00 p.m.

Rock Ethics Institute seeks nominations for annual Stand Up Awards

by David Price Nov 12, 2020
StandUp2021SplashGFXVertical240x311at92.jpg All campuses, all colleges encouraged to nominate undergraduate ethics leaders! The Rock Ethics Institute will be accepting nominations for its 2021 Stand Up Awards until February 5, 2021. The annual Stand Up Awards recognize Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated ethical leadership by "standing up" for a cause, idea or belief. By honoring and celebrating their courageous examples, the awards aim to inspire others at Penn State to become ethical leaders.

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