Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Hackworth Research Grant Winners, Fall 2005

Faculty

James Cottrill, SCU Lecturer in Political Science, $5,000 as a summer stipend to support work on a project called "Scared Straight: Electoral Competition and Ethics in Congressional Representation." The project will test assumptions about the likelihood of members of Congress to engage in unethical conduct as a function of whether they face a serious challenge or not in their re-election.

Teresia Hinga, SCU Associate Professor of Religious Studies, $5,000 as a summer stipend to support work on a project called "Indigenous African Religions' Contribution to the Global Ethic: The Gikuyu Case." The project will examine how the ethical traditions of the Gikuyu peoples of Kenya could add to a more complete understanding of a global ethic as formulated by such leading theologians as Hans Kung.

Hoje Jo, SCU Associate Professor of Finance, $5,000 as a summer stipend to support work on a project called "Ethics and Disclosure: A Study of the Financial Performance of Firms in the Seasoned Equity Offerings Market." The project will study the relationship between patterns of disclosure and the long-term financial performance of firms in the seasoned equity offerings market.

Student

Carlos Jimenez, SCU '06, $1,250 to support travel and research for a project called "Immigration Through the Eyes of the Beholder." The project will examine the ethical dimensions of the issue of the immigration of indigenous peoples from the Mexican state of Chiapas to the United States.