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Expanding Empathy Speaker Series: Kurt Gray, "Explaining Moral Judgment"
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 13, 2018 last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:33 PM
Kurt Gray, Associate Professor of psychology at UNC Chapel Hill, is the third speaker in the Expanding Empathy Speaker Series. He will discuss why the past 20 years of moral psychology research may be misguided and outlines a new theory of moral judgment grounded in mind perception.
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Expanding Empathy Speaker Series: Michael Poulin, "Must We Feel Bad to Do Good?"
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 13, 2018 last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:34 PM
Michael Poulin, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at SUNY Buffalo, is the second speaker in the Expanding Empathy Speaker Series. His lecture will discuss research that suggests that empathy and personal discomfort need not go hand in hand, and that less discomfort may translate to more prosocial action.
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The Clinic and Elsewhere Speaker Series: Eric Plemons, "Surgery Without Surgeons: How Clinical Gaps Shape Trans-Embodiment"
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 13, 2018 last modified Feb 19, 2019 03:15 PM
CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER. Eric Plemons, Assistant Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, explores the impact that the decades-long insurance exclusion of trans-surgery, including restricted patient access, limited development and circulation of technical skills to perform the procedures, and a lack of effective administrative processes needed to integrate these services into existing clinical workflows.
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Expanding Empathy Speaker Series: Mina Cikara, "Their Pain, Our Pleasure"
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 13, 2018 last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:36 PM
Mina Cikara, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University is the first speaker in the Expanding Empathy Speaker Series. In her lecture, she discusses factors contributing to Schadenfreude, a phenomenon that occurs when people strongly identified with their social group experiencing pleasure when they observe threatening out-group members' misfortunes.
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Bryan Stevenson, March 20, 2019, Eisenhower Auditorium
by Betsy VanNoy published Dec 07, 2018 last modified Mar 04, 2019 06:08 PM
Equal Justice Initiative, Just Mercy, civil rights, National Memorial for Peace and Justice, racial violence and oppression
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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, REI Research Associate
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 29, 2018 last modified Jan 04, 2019 03:34 PM
This is a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor position with a 65% research and 35% teaching appointment.
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Fellowship Program for Paterno Fellows
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 29, 2018 last modified Nov 29, 2018 11:13 AM
Students in the Paterno Fellows Program are invited to apply for a fellowship with the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State for the spring 2019 semester. These fellowships involve working closely with and assisting Rock faculty on interdisciplinary ethics projects.
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Alexandra Staub Publishes Article on the Social Cost of Gentrification
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 26, 2018 last modified Mar 24, 2020 02:44 PM
"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
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Take Note: The Ethics of Policing in the United States
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 14, 2018
Take Note interviewed the keynote speakers from the Ethics of Policing Conference, hosted by the Rock Ethics Institute.
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The Clinic and Elsewhere Speaker Series: Aren Aizura, "Hell Holes or Saviors: Transnational Visions of Southeast Asian Trans Surgery"
by Betsy VanNoy published Nov 02, 2018 last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:36 PM
Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies at the University of Minnesota, investigates the spectrum of perspectives on the quality of care in Southeast Asian clinics providing transgender surgeries, paying particular attention to the marginalization of low-income trans people.
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