For ten years now UVU has hosted an event focused on the issues surrounding the death penalty. Here is the schedule for this year's event:
Tyler McDonald, UVU Student, Death Penalty Researcher
Presentation: "Researching Utahans' Attitudes Toward the Death Penalty."
Mark Umbreit, Professor of Social Work, University of Minnesota. Director, Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking.
Presentation: “Peacebuilding Through Restorative Dialogue: A Social Movement in the Global Community.”
Participants break for lunch.
David Dow, Distinguished Professor of Law at Houston Law Center.
Presentation: “Who Benefits When the State Executes Murderers?”
Professor of Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University. Specialist in Quality of Life for Death-Sentenced Inmates.
Presentation: “Autonomy in Extremis: An Intelligent Waiver of Appeals on Death Row.”
Panel Discussion, with speakers and faculty: “Restoring Justice."
For more information go to uvu.edu/is/symposium
Dr. Thi Nguyen of the Philosophy & Humanities department is hosting a series of panel discussions on video games at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City. Level Up "will question the artistic quality of environment aesthetics, investigate player experience as a greater narrative and explore the social and ethical implications of in-game economics and open world creativity on global society."
Here is the schedule:
September 3 Video Games are Virtually Art
September 17 The Narritave Experience
October 1 Simulating Economics
October 8 The Minecraft Sensation: Creativity in Games
October 29 Enter the Uncanny Valley
For more information check out the series website.
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