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Everyday Ethics

Learn how ethics is part of our everyday lives by reading articles and stories that show ethical dilemmas are everywhere.

TEDxPSU Talk with Yael Warshel: Do media have the power to impact peace?

by wav103 Mar 15, 2018
Are peace media interventions a waste of money; or alternatively, effective? If so, when, how, and for whom, can their outcomes be ethically improved? Rock Research Associate Yael Warshel presents highlights from her upcoming book as part of the TEDxPSU series.

Rock Ethics Institute launches “Rock the News” podcast

by rmb529 Feb 21, 2018
Examining current issues and breaking news from an ethical perspective will be the focus of “Rock the News,” a new monthly podcast by the Rock Ethics Institute. “Rock the News,” will feature faculty and special guests from various backgrounds as they discuss pressing ethical concerns addressed in current media headlines. Undergraduate students, graduate students, staff, and community members, also will be invited to share their questions and thoughts via social media.

Rock Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady awarded seed grants from IEE

by wav103 Feb 20, 2018
Rock Ethics Research Associates Robert Chiles and Caitlin Grady were among 16 groups of interdisciplinary researchers awarded seed grant funding from Penn State's Institutes of Energy and the Environment (IEE).

Locking Up Our Own: A Discussion on Criminal Justice at PSU

by rmb529 Feb 13, 2018
James Forman, professor of law at Yale Law School, discusses his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, with Penn State students and faculty.

Former Stand Up Award Winner Joshua Branch continues advocacy with juvenile law fellowship

by rmb529 Feb 13, 2018
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Five years after graduating from Penn State, Joshua Branch is continuing the advocacy that made him stand out — and stand up — as a student. Branch, a 2013 political science graduate, recently received the Sol and Helen Zubrow Fellowship at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. He will begin the two-year fellowship this fall after graduating from Georgetown University Law Center.

Award-winning journalist Jessica Luther to discuss intersection between sexual violence, sports

by rmb529 Feb 13, 2018
Award-winning freelance journalist Jessica Luther will deliver a lecture titled “Unsportsmanlike Conduct: The Intersections of Sports and Sexual Violence,” in 101 Chambers Building at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The lecture is free and open to the public.