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Ethics, Technology, and Society

About Ethics Awareness Week

Ethics Awareness Week 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. Most sessions are free and open to the public and we encourage participation on the part of students, faculty, and members of our community.

Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2019

For more information, contact Courtney Burns at courtney.burns@uvu.edu

Preliminary Schedule

Tuesday, October 1st


10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

College of Engineering & Technology

"Digital Transformations"

Clarke Building, Room 511 


1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

College of Health & Public Service

Technology, Criminal Justice & Ethics

Clarke Building, Room 511


2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

Woodbury School of Business 

“Surveillance in the Workplace: Ethical Dimensions of Employee Privacy”

Clarke Building, Room 511

 

Wednesday, October 2nd


8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics

Excellence in Ethics Award

Kena Jo Mathews, Community Services Manager, Orem City

Clarke Building, Room 510 (by invitation)


10:00 - 10:50 a.m.

College of Health & Public Service

“The Ethics of Drug Development & Pricing”

Clarke Building, Room 511


11:00 - 11:50 a.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics

“Technology and Biomedical Ethics”

Clarke Building, Room 511


12:00 - 12:50 p.m.

Keynote Address

“The Seductions of Clarity: Conspiracy Theories, Echo Chambers, and the Gamification of Social Media”

Thi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Utah Valley University

Clarke Building, Room 511


1:00 - 1:50 p.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics

“STEM and the Future of Technology”

Clarke Building, Room 511


2:00 - 2:50 p.m.

University College

“The Digital Revolution and its Ethical Implications for Academic Success”

Clarke Building, Room 511


3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Center for the Study of Ethics

“Ethical Dimensions of Artificial Intelligence”

Clarke Building, Room 511


4:00 - 4:50 p.m.

Integrated Studies 

“Singularity”

Clarke Building, Room 511

 

Thursday, October 3rd


10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

College of Science

“Biomedical Technology and the Meanings of Life & Death”

Craig Thulin, Professor of Chemistry, UVU
Clarke Building, Room 511


11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

College of Engineering & Technology

“The Role of Technology in Compromised Student Academic Circles in Higher Education”

Clarke Building, Room 511


1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Center for National Security Studies

“Advanced Technologies and Ethics on the Battlefield”

Ryan Vogel, Director, Center for National Security Studies, UVU
Clarke Building, Room 511


2:30 - 3:45 p.m.

College of Humanities & Social Sciences

“TBA”

Clarke Building, Room 511

 

Friday, October 4th


2:00 - 4:0 p.m.

Peace & Justice Studies Program

Film Screening & Panel Discussion 

“TBA”

Clarke Building, Room 511