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CBC Radio One's IDEAS episode features Eduardo Mendieta on philosopher Richard Rorty

by Betsy VanNoy Mar 24, 2020
Rorty Society mtg Check out CBC Radio One’s episode of IDEAS on Richard Rorty, recorded at the second meeting of the Richard Rorty Society at Penn State. It features many of the Richard Rorty Society's members, including Eduardo Mendieta, Marianne Janack, Christopher Voparil, Susan Dieleman, Richard J. Bernstein, and Mary V. Rorty, among others.

Eduardo Mendieta quoted in On The Media "Sticks and Stones" episode

by Betsy VanNoy Mar 24, 2020
Eduardo Mendieta Check out On the Media’s recent story, where Andrew Marantz speaks about Rorty and quotes Dr. Eduardo Mendieta. You can listen here.

Lippin Lecture to Focus on Technology and Inequality

by David Price Mar 20, 2020
Virginia Eubanks 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

by David Price Mar 20, 2020
Chris Costello The Rock Ethics Institute has hired the first researcher for its new HEEP initiative. HEEP is 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

by David Price Mar 23, 2020
Book cover of Jonathan Marks’ book The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public HealthBook cover of Malatino’s book Queer Embodiment: Monstrosity, Medical Violence, and Intersex Experience 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.

Elizabeth Ransom Publishes Global Meat

by David Price Mar 20, 2020
Elizabeth RansomGlobal Meat cover Elizabeth Ransom is Associate Professor of International Affairs and Senior Research Associate at Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. Her book, Global Meat: Social and Environmental Consequences of the Expanding Meat Industry, was published in October 2019.

Ethics Alone Can’t Fix Big Tech

by David Price Mar 24, 2020
Daniel Susser 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 in Slate.

Take Note: Lawyer And Author Bryan Stevenson On What Justice Requires

by Betsy VanNoy Apr 19, 2019
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

by Betsy VanNoy Jan 29, 2019
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

by Betsy VanNoy Dec 14, 2018
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.

Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, REI Research Associate

by Betsy VanNoy Jan 04, 2019
This is a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position with a 65% research and 35% teaching appointment.

Alexandra Staub Publishes Article on the Social Cost of Gentrification

by Betsy VanNoy Mar 24, 2020
Alexandra Staub "To make ethical decisions, we must consider the people who suffer the consequences of rapidly rising costs in the area they call home as part of the ethical equation." -Alexandra Staub

Take Note: The Ethics of Policing in the United States

by Betsy VanNoy Nov 14, 2018
Take Note: The Ethics of Policing in the United States Take Note interviewed the keynote speakers from the Ethics of Policing Conference, hosted by the Rock Ethics Institute.

Daryl Cameron and colleagues interviewed on moral outrage and social action

by Betsy VanNoy Oct 31, 2018
Daryl Cameron and colleagues on empathy and moral agency for this article on moral outrage and social action

Series of public lectures, community discussions to examine ethics of policing

by rmb529 Sep 12, 2018
Policing Conference will take place Sept. 20-22

Engineering, Technology & Ethics Undergraduate Fellowship accepting applications

by rmb529 Sep 12, 2018
Engineering, Technology & Ethics Undergraduate Fellowship accepting applications The Fellowship is available to all Penn State undergraduates. The deadline for applications is Aug. 26th.

Engels publishes on International Yoga Day – June, 21, 2018

by Web Manager Jul 06, 2018
Jeremy Engels, associate professor of communications arts and sciences and Sherwin Early Career Professor of the Rock Ethics Institute, reflects on International Yoga Day 2018.

Staub talks housing ideals on Wisconsin Public Radio

by Web Manager Jul 06, 2018
Is bigger really better? How has the housing market influenced our buying behavior? Alexandra Staub, associate professor of architecture and affiliate faculty member of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, takes listener calls and talks about the American housing ideals.

López Frías examines fandom as we watch the 2018 World Cup

by Web Manager Jul 06, 2018
How do you choose what World Cup team to support when the US isn't contending? Francisco Javier López Frías, Rock Ethics Institute research associate and associate professor of kinesiology at Penn State, examines our love of sports and allegiances to our favorite teams.