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      Faculty Hackworth Grants Awarded

      Ethics Center announces faculty Hackworth grantees

      The Ethics Center is please to announce its Hackworth Grant Faculty recipients, awarded to selected Santa Clara University staff who will focus on ethics-related projects.

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      Global Jesuit Ethics Outreach Initiative Launches

      Young Park New Global Jesuit Network Scholar

      Professor Young Park from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea has been named Global Jesuit Network Visiting Scholar at the Ethics Center, thanks to a generous gift from Chuck and Nan Geschke.