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Santa Clara University

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

November 2013 Newsletter   

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Biologist and Philosopher Francisco Ayala
on Evolution

Can we retain a notion of moral conscience in the face of the claims of evolutionary biology? U.C. Irvine Professor Ayala explores the issue through the lens of Catholic thought, Nov. 7.


Online Professional Development
in Business Ethics

Register now for a four-week, self-paced MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) taught by Center Executive Director Kirk Hanson, one of the pioneers in the field of business ethics. The course can be taken any time before Feb. 28.


Cultivating Character With New Technologies

The 2014 Fagothey Philosophy Conference, "21st Century Virtue," explores the impact of technology on character with a day-long series of talks Jan. 11, 2014. Co-sponsored by the Ethics Center and the SCU Department of Philosophy.


The Ethics of Building a Solar House

Last month, SCU participated in the Solar Decathlon, a national competition to build the most attractive, most energy-efficient solar house. The team included Center Environmental Ethics Fellows Alie Sibole and Missy Giorgi.


Ethics in the News for High School Students

Newsworthy, a digest of news stories, offers English, Social Studies, and Advisory classes a daily lesson plan for exploring the ethical issues behind the headlines. The project focuses on literacy and character.


The Ethical Startup

Join entrepreneurs, funders, and others interested in entrepreneurship for a LinkedIn discussion on the ethical issues faced by startups throughout their lifecycle. Help identify the unavoidable ethical dilemmas for startups.


Stem Cells, Cloning, and Conscience [podcast]

Former member of the President's Council on Bioethics William Hurlbut talks about the ethical impact of biotechnology.