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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.

Rock Research Associate Francisco Javier Lopez cited in the Charlotte Business Journal

by rmb529 Feb 09, 2018
Francisco Javier Lopez of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State University contributed to a recent article in the Charlotte Business Journal that discusses the legacy of former Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson who stepped down following allegations of misconduct.

Josh Inwood interviewed by CBS on MLK Day

by rmb529 Jan 16, 2018
Josh was interviewed for MLK Day on local CBS affiliate, WTAJ-TV on how Martin Luther King Jr.'s message is still reflected upon

Two Penn State researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows

by rmb529 Jan 11, 2018
Two Penn State researchers named Rock Ethics Institute Faculty Fellows Kathryn Sophia Belle, Penn State associate professor of philosophy, and Forrest Briscoe, Penn State professor of management and organization, have been named Faculty Fellows of the Rock Ethics Institute for the 2018-19 academic year.

Inwood publishes OpEd in Diverse Education magazine

by rmb529 Jan 25, 2018
Senior Rock Research Associate Josh Inwood examines the recent controversies over the legacy and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prompting us to ask: how his holiday might look and feel if it were held on April 4 (the date of his assassination) rather than January 15? -- Diverse Magazine

Jeremy Engels interviewed in The Daily Item

by wav103 Jan 09, 2018
Jeremy Engels, associate professor of communications arts and sciences and Sherwin Early Career Professor of the Rock Ethics Institute, was interviewed about the idea of connecting our self-worth to our ideals instead of achievements.

Jeremy Engels publishes article on gratitude for "The Conversation"

by wav103 Jan 02, 2018
Sherwin Early Career Professor in the Rock Ethics Institute, and Associate Professor of Communications Arts and Sciences, Jeremy David Engels, reflects on the idea of gratitude in the new year.

New course will cover the science, policy and ethics of climate change

by wav103 Dec 11, 2017
Brockopp133 RL ST/PHIL/METEO 197 Ethics of Climate Change is an Interdomain GH/GN course and it is available to schedule Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. This new course will give students the tools to understand the basic science of climate change and its ethical dimensions. Throughout the semester, the class will have the opportunity to meet key individuals working on climate change at Penn State.

Rock Ethics research associate appointed to professorship in College of Engineering

Engineering faculty appointed to professorships, chair

by wav103 Nov 27, 2017
Alan R. Wagner, assistant professor of aerospace engineering and research associate in the Rock Ethics Institute, was recently recognized for outstanding teaching and research.

Is it ethical to transmit powerful radio signals?

by wav103 Nov 26, 2018
Some researchers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) seek to invite a response from alien civilizations by transmitting powerful signals into space. Others have suggested this is a foolish, or even dangerous endeavor. What are the ethical implications of such messaging? Jason T. Wright, associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics, provides an ethical response to this issue.

Rock Ethics Institute StandUp honoree Julian Haas appears on ABC 7 in Washington, D.C.

by wav103 Oct 17, 2017
2012 Rock Ethics Institute StandUp honoree Julian Haas joined "Good Morning Washington" (ABC7) yesterday morning as a guest for their 'Motivational Monday' segment.

"Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America" public lecture success

by wav103 Oct 17, 2017
A book talk with author James Forman was held last Thursday, October 12 at 12:45 p.m. in the Lewis Katz Building. The event was co-sponsored by Penn State Law and the Rock Ethics Institute.

"Are Machines Taking Over? How to Build Moral Artificial Intelligence" public lecture success

by wav103 Oct 10, 2017
Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics at Duke University, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong gave a keynote lecture as part of the Moral Agency Research Group Conference on Thursday, October 5 in Foster Auditorium in Paterno Library.

Gender and Sex Equity Initiative project featured in Daily Collegian series

by wav103 Oct 09, 2017
The body mapping project, which helps survivors tell the stories of their sexual assault and abuse, will be featured in an on-going series in Penn State's Daily Collegian.

Rock Ethics Institute Professor Jeff Catchmark develops new compostable materials that could replace plastic laminates and reduce pollution

by wav103 Oct 05, 2017
An affiliate faculty member and professor of agricultural and biological engineering, Jeff Catchmark has been researching biomaterials that might replace plastic laminates.

Rock Ethics Institute welcomed faculty to annual retreat

by wav103 Oct 02, 2017
Rock Ethics Institute welcomed faculty to annual retreatRock Ethics Institute Core Faculty The Rock Ethics Institute held its annual retreat for its core and affiliate faculty members to discuss current research, collaborations, events, strategic planning, and procedures.

Eduardo Mendieta publishes "Race Beyond the Black/White Binary" in On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis

by wav103 Sep 26, 2017
Eduardo Mendieta publishes "Race Beyond the Black/White Binary" in On Race: 34 Conversations in a Time of Crisis Eduardo Mendieta, professor of philosophy and associate director of the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State, publishes a chapter on post-race and Latinos with philosopher George Yancy.

Ethicist Walter Sinnott-Armstrong to discuss morality of artificial intelligence

by wav103 Oct 05, 2017
Ethicist Walter Sinnott-Armstrong to discuss morality of artificial intelligence Will computers make morally better decisions than humans? Can artificial intelligence improve on human moral judgments? The Rock Ethics Institute presents "Are Machines Taking Over? How to Build Moral Artificial Intelligence," Thursday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. in Foster Auditorium of Paterno Library.