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Staub publishes article on ethical consequences of "bigger & better" housing ideals

by wav103 May 15, 2018
Alexandra Staub, associate professor of architecture and affiliate faculty of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, discusses our focus on the association of housing as an indication of upward mobility and success. How does the housing market contribute to the promotion of these aspirations? What are the ethical consequences?

Rock Ethics Institute to present annual Stand Up Awards

STAND UP 2018 Highlights

by wav103 Apr 26, 2018
Rock Ethics Institute to present annual Stand Up AwardsBrendan Bernicker Posterfanta poster Undergraduate students Brendan Bernicker, Fanta Condé, and Alice Greider honored for their leadership and advocacy with the 2018 Stand Up Award.

2018 Paterno Fellows Forum Highlights

by rmb529 Apr 24, 2018
A recap of the Paterno Fellows Forum on March 27, 2018

Inwood article on MLK's vision runs in publications nationwide

by wav103 Apr 12, 2018
Senior Rock Research Associate Joshua Inwood examines the events around the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Rosemary Jolly on April 16

by wav103 Apr 12, 2018
Rock Ethics Institute Affiliate Faculty Member Rosemary Jolly, Weiss Chair of Humanities at Penn State, will present “Effluence, 'waste' and African Humanism: extra-anthropocentric being and human rightness,” at 12:15 p.m. April 16, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Gary John Adler, Jr. publishes in The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

by wav103 Apr 12, 2018
Penn State Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellow Gary John Adler, Jr., assistant professor of sociology, co-authored an article about the analysis of participants in short-term mission based relationships and how they manage inequality while pursuing an ideal of partnership across distance.

Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award recipient & student fellow honored for academic excellence

by wav103 Apr 12, 2018
Brian Davis, Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award winner, and Brenna Fisher, 2017/2018 Honors Thesis Fellow, will receive awards for their academic excellence on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

Ben Jones publishes "The Republican Party, Conservatives, and the Future of Capital Punishment"

by wav103 Apr 12, 2018
Ben Jones, assistant director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, publishes article in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.

Rock Research Associate Javi Lopez cited in article about allowing performance-enhancing drugs in sports

by rmb529 Mar 30, 2018
Should doping be allowed in sports? Rock research associate Francisco Javier Lopez Frias was interviewed by news site, OZY.com.

Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development

by rmb529 Mar 30, 2018
Caitlin Grady delivers presentation on ethical implications of university engagement in global development Caitlin Grady, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, gives a presentation about the ethical challenges in university-community international development and discusses how we can shift perceptions among university stakeholders from thinking of university international development as philanthropic to one of mutual respect and reciprocity.

Daryl Cameron and Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab awarded multiple grants

by rmb529 Mar 26, 2018
Daryl Cameron and Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab awarded multiple grants C. Daryl Cameron, assistant professor of psychology and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, was recently awarded a Level 2 grant ($14,250) from Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute for a project, “Empathy for Disparity: A Social-Cognitive Neuroscience Approach.” Penn State's Empathy & Moral Psychology Research Lab, directed by Cameron, also received a research grant from the UCLA Animal Law program.

Robert Chiles publishes in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics

by rmb529 Mar 26, 2018
Robert Chiles publishes in Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics Robert M. Chiles, assistant professor of rural sociology and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, recently published an article on the technical and policy issues surrounding greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture.

Center for the Study of Sports in Society awards faculty grants

by rmb529 Mar 26, 2018
Rock Research Associate Javi Lopez awarded grant from Penn State's Center for the Study of Sports in Society.

Public lecture, panel discussion to examine ethical implications of robotics use

by wav103 Mar 12, 2018
The Rock Ethics Institute will host the Developing Implicitly Ethical and Norm Competent Robots Workshop taking place March 15-17 at Penn State. The workshop will feature two public events with experts in robot ethics.

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 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).