Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Arizona State Settles DNA Case with Indian Tribe

An interesting article in the New York Times, discussing issues of the ethical handling and use of human DNA, especially when working with indigenous communities.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Redesigning Haiti: Roles for IIT Students - Needs and Opportunities in A Challenged Community

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, along with IIT's College of Architecture, the Armour College of Engineering and the IPRO Office are sponsoring a talk that will provide a "snapshot" of the devastation from the Haiti earthquake, identifying needs and future projects that IIT students can initiate and sustain.

Speaker: Andre Brumfield, Award-winning City Planner, and Principal/Director of AECOM, A Firm of City Planners, Architects, and Engineers, will speak about his experiences designing for challenged communities, and insights gained from his recent trip to Haiti.

Respondents:Professor Laura Hosman -- Political Scientist, Social Science Department and Dhara Shah – President, Engineers Without Borders (Student Chapter)

Tuesday, April 20, 12:30-1:30 pm
Crown Hall, Lower Core
IIT Main Campus