Research Integrity Series


Location: McKenna 100-104

Research Integrity Series

for Humanities Ph.D. Students

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Graduate School – Professional Development – Ethics Spire – Fall 2014

Monday, January 12, 2015 – McKenna 100-104 

Satisfies the Graduate School’s ethics training requirement

Contact the Instructor: Melinda Gormley, Ph.D. • • (574) 631-5017

Represent your profession with integrity. Uphold ethical standards in the workplace.

The University of Notre Dame requires all graduate students in Ph.D. programs to attend Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training, preferably during their first year. The requirement for graduate students in the humanities is 3 hours, which can be accomplished by attending these sessions on Monday, January 12, 2015. Previously, humanities students have attended sessions concentrated on topics in science and engineering, the content of this Research Integrity Series will broach issues pertinent to students in the humanities.

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12:00 – 1:30: Lunch & Keynote Speaker (Optional, RSVP required)
Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues of Emerging Technologies: A Framework for Analysis
Major General Bob Latiff, Ph.D.
A retired Major General in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Latiff is an expert on systems engineering as well as defense and intelligence issues. His current work on the ethical use of technology in the military was featured in a “What Would You Fight For?” RCR television spot on NBC.
This talk will discuss the breathtakingly rapid advances and the increasing convergence of new and emerging technologies. It will describe how we are seduced by technology's promise and are often led to overlook or dismiss the important step of searching for potential downsides or unintended consequences. It will talk about the ethical responsibilities of the researcher and will offer a framework for analysis based on a study done for the Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by the National Academy of Sciences.
1:30 – 1:45: Registration
1:45 – 2:45: Overview, Introduction, and Recognizing and Approaching Ethical Problems
Melinda Gormley, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values
2:45 – 3:00: Break
3:00 – 4:00: Managing Relationships and Your Research
Edward Beatty, History
Gerald McKenry, Theology
Sarah Baechle, English
4:00 – 4:45: Publication, Peer Review, Plagiarism, and Data Management
Michael Westrate, Graduate School
Matthew Capdevielle, The Writing Center
Mandy Havert, Hesburgh Libraries 
4:45 – 5:00: Concluding Remarks
Melinda Gormley, Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values

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