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Ethics Awareness Week
September 26 - 29, 2017
Ethics Awareness Week, held each September at UVU, explores the ethical dimensions of variety of issues through panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, lectures, and other events. The week also includes the Excellence in Ethics Award and a keynote address. All events are free and open to the public and we encourage participation on the part of students, faculty, and members of our community.

 

Tentative Schedule of Events
For more information, contact Courtney Burns at Courtney.Burns@uvu.edu
click here for a printable PDF version of the program

 

Tuesday, September 26th

Special Opening Session
Center for the Study of Ethics
Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox
Responding to White Supremacy: The Role of Public Officials in Facing Extremism
8:45 - 9:45 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session One
Center for the Study of Ethics
Keynote Address
"Cultivating Positive Dialogue in Public Discourse"
Mayor John Curtis
City of Provo
10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Two
School of Education
Panel Discussion: "Maker Education: A Bridge to STEM (and its Ethical Implications)"
11:30 -12:45 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Three
School of the Arts
Panel Discussion: "Business, Branding & Blockbusters: The Ethics of Arts Marketing"
1:00 - 2:15 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Four
Woodbury School of Business and the Melissa Nellesen Center for Autism
Panel Discussion: "Ethical Considerations of Autism in the Workplace"
2:30 - 3:45 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Wednesday, September 27th 

Session Five
College of Health & Public Service
Presentation: "Natural Disasters Ethics: Aceh, Katrina, Harvey and Beyond"
10:00 - 10:50 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Six
Center for the Study of Ethics
Excellence in Ethics Award Luncheon (by invitation)
Karen Hale
Deputy Mayor of Community & External Affairs
Salt Lake County
11:30 - 12:50 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain North (CB 510)

 

Session Seven
Interfaith Student Council
Student Discussion: "Catholics, Mormons & Muslims in America
A Story of Religious Marginalization"
Moderated by Brian D. Birch
Director, UVU Religious Studies Program
1:00 - 1:50 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Eight
University College
Panel Discussion: "Charlottesville: Racism Reawakened"
Hosted by the Black Student Union
2:00 - 2:50 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Nine
Honors Program
Panel Discussion: "Bridging Difference: Honors Student Perspectives"
3:00 - 3:50 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Thursday, September 28th 

Session Ten
College of Health & Public Service
Panel Discussion: “The Ethical Dilemmas of Countering Radicalization and Extremism”
10:00 - 11:15 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Eleven
College of Technology and Computing
Panel Discussion: “From Hacking and Sexting to International Cybercrime: Ethics and Cyber-Corruption”
11:30 - 12:45 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Twelve
Center for the Study of Ethics & Center for Constitutional Studies
Panel Discussion: "The Moral & Legal Foundations of the Refugee Crisis"
Evan J. Criddle, Professor of Law, College of William & Mary
Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy, Utah Valley University 
1:00 - 2:15 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Thirteen
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Panel Discussion: “Teaching Ethics: Buying What We're Selling”
2:30 - 4:00 p.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Friday, September 29th 

Session Fourteen
Peace and Justice Studies and UVU Fulton Library
Film Screening: Merchants of Doubt
9:00 - 10:45 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)
Sponsored by the UVU Fulton Library

 

Session Fifteen
Peace and Justice Studies
Film Panel Discussion
10:45 - 11:30 a.m., Oquirrh Mountain South (CB 511)

 

Session Sixteen
Center for the Study of Ethics
Luncheon: Teaching Professional Ethics (by invitation)
12:00 - 1:30 p.m., CHSS Conference Room (CB 409a)


Session Seventeen
Center for the Study of Ethics
Ethics & Values Adjunct Faculty Workshop (by invitation)
3:00 - 6:00 p.m., CHSS Conference Room (CB 409a)

 

John Curtis

Karen Hale Ethics Award