2020-21 

Upcoming Events


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Past Events

Apr

09

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Summer Faculty Seminar | The Future of Higher Education

Date: May 11-14

Location: Online & In-Person

Description:

Among the fiercest cultural debates of the past decade has been the role and value of higher education. Rising costs, technological innovation, and political polarization have led critics to question the social and economic contributions of American colleges and universities. This seminar is designed to address challenging  questions surrounding higher education and to provide a forum to explore how these questions may apply to Utah Valley University.

Guest Scholar:

 Dr. Randall Curren
Professor of Philosophy,
University of Rochester


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Apr

09

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Spring Keynote Interfaith Forum
White Too Long:
The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Date: April 21

Time: 12pm

Location: Online Livestream

Robert P. Jones
Public Religion Institute, CEO
Author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Description:

This event is co-sponsored by the Interfaith Student Council, Center for the Study of Ethics, Religious Studies Department, Center for Social Impact and the UVUSA Independent Branch. This event is part of the Center for the Study of Ethics' Symposium on Religion, Culture, and Diversity



VIDEO AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Apr

09

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Partisanship & the Public Good

Date: April 09

Time: 10am

Location: Online Livestream

Description:

This dialogue will explore American political culture and the need to build bridges across political divides. The Appomattox Project is pleased to host two political leaders known for their commitment to bipartisanship and civil dialogue. Moderated by UVU President Astrid Tuminez, the discussion will engage ideas for mutual cooperation and how to strengthen our fragile public square. This virtual event is free and open to the public via YouTube Live

Participants:

  - Gary Herbert, former Governor, State of Utah

  - Ben McAdams, former Congressman, 4th Congressional District, State of Utah

  - Astrid Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University (moderator)

Video Link and Additional Resources

Apr

09

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Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness |
"Innocent as Donny Osmond" Thinking through Mormon Conceptions of Sin and White Supremacy

Date: April 1

Time: 3:00 - 4:30pm

Location: Online Livestream

Joanna Brooks
Professor of English & Comparative Literature, San Diego State University
author ofMormonism and White Supremacy: American Religion and the Problem of Racial Innocence
(Oxford University Press, 2020)

Description:

The Center for the Study of Ethics and the Department of English & Literature are pleased to present a Virtual Speaker Series entitled “Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness." This year-long series features cutting-edge scholarship on Mormonism's engagement with race and its connection to the evolution of whiteness in the United States. Scholars and activists will engage these issues through a variety of academic disciplines including History, Religious Studies, Literary Criticism, and Sociology. 

VIDEO LINK

Mar

01

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Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness | "The Identity Development of an American Faith" Latter-day Saints, White Supremacy, and Black Lives Matter

Date: March 01

Time: 3pm - 4:30 pm

Location: YouTube Livestream

Description:
The Center for the Study of Ethics and the Department of English & Literature are pleased to present a Virtual Speaker Series entitled “Mormonism and the Challenges of Whiteness." This year-long series features cutting-edge scholarship on Mormonism's engagement with race and its connection to the evolution of whiteness in the United States. Scholars and activists will engage these issues through a variety of academic disciplines including History, Religious Studies, Literary Criticism, and Sociology. 

Schedule and Video Link

Mar

03

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Appomattox Project Spring Lecture | The Divided States of America? Reasons for Hope in a Fractured Nation

Date: March 03

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Location: YouTube Livestream

Description:
This lecture will explore dynamics in American history that have led to this era of Remarkable fragmentation. Based on her book, The Upswing (with Robert Putnam), Shaylyn Romney Garret will engage timely questions regarding how we can move towards a more cooperative, unified, and generous society. 

Video and Additional Resources

Sep

28

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Ethics Awareness Week | Pluralisms: Engaging Ethical, Racial & Religious Diversity

Date: September 28 - October 02

Time: 12:25 pm - 1pm

Location: Online Livestream

Description:

Ethics Awareness Week (EAW) is our flagship event held annually during the last week of September. EAW explores a variety of topics through panel discussions, lectures, workshops, film screenings, awards, and more.  

Given the COVID-19 situation, all events will be hosted online this year. 

Oct

21

David R. Keller Sustainability Prize | Recipient: Bike Utah

Date: October 21

Time: 3pm

Location: Online

Description:

The Center for the Study of Ethics is pleased to announce that Bike Utah is the recipient of the 2020 David R. Keller Sustainability Prize.

Bike Utah is a statewide bicycle advocacy leader working to create networks of cycling lanes, paths, and trails that contribute to livable, healthy communities. The grant will support the use of GIS to evaluate bicycle infrastructure throughout the state. Data gathered will help in the policy-making process for various municipalities to help make streets more equitable and safe

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Oct

21

2020 Environmental Ethics Symposium | Environmental Ethics for U/VU

Date: October 21

Time: 3pm

Location: Online Podcasts

Description:

This year's event will focus on the contributions of UVU faculty and staff working on projects, courses, and research related to environmental ethics. These conversations have been recorded as podcasts so our audience can listen at their leisure. Because these recordings represent only a fraction of the good work at UVU, we plan to record more interviews in the coming months.


Speakers, Recordings, and Transcripts

Feb

06

High School Ethics Bowl

Date: February 06

Time: 1pm

Location: Online

Description:

Participants: Park City, Timpanogas, Waterford, Grand County West High School, and Utah Academy of Arts & Sciences

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Dec

07

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Appomattox Brownbag Discussion | Lies, Incivility, and the 2020 Election: The Politics of Rage and Misinformation

Date: December 07

Time: 1pm

Location: YouTube Livestream

Description:
How did misinformation spread during the 2020 election? Who is responsible? What are the consequences? This online panel will engage issues related to political communication and the implications for American democratic culture. 

Video and Additional Resources