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Sat Sep 27, 2014

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Wed Oct 1, 2014

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: DeBartolo 330

Publication, Peer Review, and Plagiarism

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Scholars need to develop research and writing procedures that enable them to manage their data and attribute credit for others’ contributions. When grading papers an instructor may encounter instances of falsification, fabrication, or plagiarism (FFP). When reviewing a peer’s work, reviewers are expected to remain objective, not disclose someone else’s intellectual property, and be cognizant of possible conflicts of interest or commitment. Using active-learning exercises, ethical situations that may arise in pedagogical, publication and peer review processes are explored. …

Tue Oct 7, 2014

Thu Oct 9, 2014

HPS Colloquium. Andreas De Block, "Prejudice and psychological essentialism: a critical examination of some psychological literature on homophobia”

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Location: 319 DeBartolo Hall

Recent social-psychological research claims that homonegativity is positively correlated with essentialist beliefs about homosexuality. I will argue that this research is at least partially flawed because it is based on careless- or philosophically naive - operationalisation of both homonegativity and essentialism.…

Sun Oct 12, 2014

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference "The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

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The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference
"The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

October 12-15, 2014
University of Notre Dame

Keynote Address: “A Moral Analysis of the US Civil War,” Kit Wellman, Washington University.

Call for papers: The International Society for Military Ethics is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s annual conference: “The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War.’’

Mon Oct 13, 2014

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference "The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

Location: TBA

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference
"The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

October 12-15, 2014
University of Notre Dame

Keynote Address: “A Moral Analysis of the US Civil War,” Kit Wellman, Washington University.

Call for papers: The International Society for Military Ethics is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s annual conference: “The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War.’’

Tue Oct 14, 2014

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference "The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

Location: TBA

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference
"The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

October 12-15, 2014
University of Notre Dame

Keynote Address: “A Moral Analysis of the US Civil War,” Kit Wellman, Washington University.

Call for papers: The International Society for Military Ethics is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s annual conference: “The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War.’’

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: Flanner 625

Recognizing and Approaching Ethical Problems 

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An overview of research integrity will be provided followed by a framework for ethical decision making. Students will apply the framework using a 2-minute challenge. They will also be exposed to the professional codes of conduct and ethical guidelines of the University of Notre Dame and several professional societies in the humanities. …

Wed Oct 15, 2014

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference "The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

Location: TBA

The International Society for Military Ethics 2014 Conference
"The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War"

October 12-15, 2014
University of Notre Dame

Keynote Address: “A Moral Analysis of the US Civil War,” Kit Wellman, Washington University.

Call for papers: The International Society for Military Ethics is pleased to announce the theme for this year’s annual conference: “The Ethical Dimensions of Civil War.’’

Tue Oct 28, 2014

Ethics Cafe: Let's Give Up on Civility

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Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

John Duffy, an Associate Professor of English, will reflect on and discuss public discourse. Dr. Duffy has published on the ethics of writing, the rhetoric of disability, and the historical development of literacy and rhetoric in cross-cultural contexts.  

More information is available on the Ethics Cafe

Reilly Center Lecture - Tom McLeish

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Location: 310 DeBartolo

FaIth and Wisdom in Science

 

In search of a healthy public narrative for science, this lecture suggests that Old Testament Wisdom literature, taken alongside the human practice of science today, represents an untapped theological resource that the church needs to engage with science and technology based issues. Our principal text is the Book of Job. Motivating a move from 'Theology and Science' to 'Theology of Science', we draw out the consequences of a framework for science as participatory reconciliation between humans and the natural world.…

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Gender Studies Research Workshop

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Location: 119 O'Shaughnessy

“Her Good Desire”: Margaret Cavendish, Humoral Medicine, and Early Modern Infertility

Laura L. Knoppers, Professor of English

 

Abstract

This presentation considers a little-explored side of the prolific seventeenth-century writer Margaret Cavendish by examining medical material in the family correspondence in the Portland Collection, University of Nottingham.  Writing to William Cavendish, Marquis (and later Duke) of Newcastle, with prescriptions to treat melancholy, hypochondria, impotence, and infertility, chemical Galenist Sir Theodore de Mayerne adds salutations to Margaret for “the accomplishment of her good desire” in bearing children.  Margaret proved, in Mayerne’s view, a difficult patient, who insisted on following her own regimen in purging, fasting, and blood-letting. And, in the event, the couple remained childless. Nonetheless, as the final portion of the presentation will explore, Margaret productively reworks humoral concepts of balance, temperance, conception, and birth in her writings and in fashioning herself as author, issuing forth poems, plays, letters, and philosophical prose.  My focus on humoral medicine and gendered infertility provides a new lens on the debated issue of the conventionality versus the proto-feminism of Cavendish’s scientific thought.   …

Tue Nov 4, 2014

Reilly Center Lecture- Jennifer Wiseman

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Location: 310 DeBartolo

Cosmic Discoveries:Galaxies, Planets and Life Beyond Earth

 

Jennifer Wiseman is a senior astrophysicist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where she serves as the Senior Project Scientist for the Hubble Space Telescope.…

Wed Nov 5, 2014

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: DeBartolo 330

Business and Professional Ethics

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Any number of questionable practices can be witnessed in a workplace, including sexual harassment, racial discrimination, or the inappropriate use of physical resources. Hypothetical situations are explored and participants learn about several resources available at Notre Dame for dealing with such situations.  …

Tue Nov 11, 2014

Research Integrity Workshop Series

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Location: Flanner 625

Social Responsibility

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Many academics are experts on topics pertinent to societal and political issues of the day. Scholars who communicate with the public should be cognizant of the roles and responsibilities of public intellectuals so that they protect their integrity and that of their profession. Topics covered are advising and advocacy, responsible communication, and professional obligations to the public. …

Thu Nov 13, 2014

Evan Selinger - The Digital Age Challenge of Being a "Public Intellectual"

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Location: 210 DeBartolo Hall

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This talk will argue that humanities and social science scholars who do work resembling philosophy of technology should participate more regularly in public discussions by contributing to popular media, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs. It will identify some of the fundamental, ethical, and practical reasons why this should be the case, and also discuss the main institutional, ideological, and skill-based barriers that make this goal hard to accomplish.…

Fri Nov 14, 2014

HPS Professional Development Workshop

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Location: 105 Pasquerilla Center

"HPS professional development workshop: developing a competence in applied ethics"
 
A panel of four speakers, Cherie McGill (Boston College), Melinda Gormley, Mark Bourgeois, and Edward Jurkowitz disccused a range of ways to enhance one's teaching proflie by gaining an area of competence in applied ethics, and more generally how to teach courses exploring ethical issues arising in science, technology, and medicine.…

Tue Nov 18, 2014

HPS Colloquium - Joel Isaac. “The Twentieth Century’s Adam Smith Problem”

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Location: 310 DeBartolo

 “The Twentieth Century’s Adam Smith Problem”

Joel Isaac

This paper presents a counter-history of Adam Smith's reception in the twentieth century.  Instead of itemizing the many but superficial attempts to claim Smith's mantle by economists and political scientists, the paper explores the puzzling irrelevance of Smithian ideas in development economics and in growth and trade models emerging from the neoclassical tradition.  Smith's absence seems especially striking in connection with Allyn Young's pioneering but ultimately marginalized attempt to construct a Smithian growth theory in his seminal 1928 essay on increasing returns and economic development.  Displaced from mainstream economics, these ideas emerged instead in the history of political thought in the 1970s and 1980s.  The intellectual topography that emerges from this account yields some valuable insights into the recent history of the social sciences.…

Wed Nov 19, 2014

Fri Nov 21, 2014

HPS Brown Bag - Lane Des Autels. “Thinking About Stochastic Mechanisms”

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Location: 105 Pasquerilla Center

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“Thinking About Stochastic Mechanisms”
Lane Des Autels 
University of Notre Dame

Abstract:

The primary aim of my research has been to develop some important new resources for explaining probabilistic phenomena in the life sciences. In short, I have undertaken to articulate and defend a novel account of stochastic mechanism for grounding probabilistic generalizations in the life sciences.…