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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.   …