The Reilly Center for Science Technology, and Values Releases 2015 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology

Author: Jessica Baron


The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and technology for 2015. This marks the third year the Center has released a list. Readers are encouraged to vote on the issue they find most compelling at Read More

Kristin Shrader-Frechette and grad students bring socially engaged HPS to HSS/PSA 2014

Author: Jessica Baron


ND HPS faculty member Kristin Shrader-Frechette (pictured) and 4 grad students will present their work on "Socially Engaged HPS" on Thursday, November 6th, from 7-8:30 pm, at the biennial HSS-PSA meeting in Chicago. They will be part of the line-up at the Joint Caucus for Socially Engaged Philosophers and Historians of Science (JCSEPHS) Read More

Announcing the Reilly Center’s training programs for graduate students

Author: Ginna Anderson

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values has expanded its menu of training options for University of Notre Dame graduate students. Since August of 2013, three supplementary training and degree programs have been added and are open for graduate student enrollment. The new offerings advance understanding of the connections between science, technology, and society while broadening a traditional PhD or Master’s degree program of study. Read More

Meet Mark Bourgeois, the new Reilly Center postdoc

Author: Jessica Baron

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Mark Bourgeois completed his PhD in Philosophy this year at Loyola University Chicago, with a dissertation analyzing the concept of natural function in biology, and comparing it to function in artifacts.  He also has a Master’s in philosophy from Miami of Ohio, and a BA in philosophy and a BS in physics from the University of Illinois. He spent several years as an engineer in the telecom industry, mostly with Lucent Technologies, working on big optical backbone networks before starting his PhD.   Read More

HSS Awarded NSF Grant for Conference Travel

Author: Jessica Baron

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The History of Science Society (HSS), which resides at the University of Notre Dame, has won a grant of over $200K from the National Science Foundation for a project titled “Eight Societies Travel Grants for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Recent PhDs” (SES-1354351). Read More

Reilly Center Welcomes New Director

Author: Jessica Baron

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce its new director, Dr. Anjan Chakravartty.

Anjan Chakravartty

Dr. Chakravartty, a distinguished philosopher of science, joined the Notre Dame faculty in 2011 from the University of Toronto, where he was director of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. He is currently a professor of philosophy and the editor-in-chief of the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Read More

Stephen Case and Uma Avinash Win 2014 Sloan Prizes

Author: Jessica Baron

The winners of this year’s Phillip R. Sloan Prize are Stephen Case and Uma Avinash!

The prizes are awarded every year to one graduate student who exemplifies a commitment to scholarship and to one undergraduate student who in some special way embodies the mission and core values of the Reilly Center. Both prizes come with a $500 award. Read More

Dual-Degree Student Spotlight

Author: Jessica Baron

Jon Schommer

Jon Schommer is a 2014 graduate of the Reilly Arts & Letters/Engineering Dual-Degree Program, with majors in Civil Engineering and the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS). He was named a 2014 Reilly Scholar in recognition of his exemplification of the highest ideals of the dual degree program. Jon is also the recipient of the Newman Civic Fellow Award Recipient (2012) and the Richard J. Wood Student Community Commitment Award (2013). Read More

Reilly Fellow Darcia Narvaez to Co-Direct $2.6 Million Virtue Project

Author: Kate Garry

Darcia Narvaez, a professor of psychology in Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, and Nancy Snow, a professor of philosophy at Marquette University, are co-directing a new, interdisciplinary research initiative on virtue, character, and the development of the moral self. The three-year project is supported by a $2.6 million grant from the Templeton Religion Trust, which funds “discoveries relating to the big questions of human purpose and ultimate reality.” Read More

Reilly Center will host conference on the ethics of emerging weapons technologies

Author: Jessica Baron

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This month, the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame will host a conference entitled "Ahead Of The Curve: Anticipating Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues Posed by Emerging Weapons Technologies" in order to discuss the "action-oriented" chapters of the National Academy of Sciences report titled "Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues". The conference will be held April 22-23, 2014 in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in Notre Dame's Eck Hall of Law. Read More

Reilly Center "weapons ethics" course featured in NYT

Author: Jessica Baron

Maj. Gen. Robert Latiff (Ret.), an adjunct professor for Notre Dame's John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, was featured in the New York Times on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 for his course "The Ethics of Emerging Weapons Technologies." In the article, author Samuel G. Freedman, the religion editor for the Times, follows Dr. Latiff's path from decorated major general and Distinguished Service Medal recipient in the U.S. Air Force to adjunct professor in the Reilly Center.

Click here for the original NYT article. Read More