Monday, February 28, 2011

Limited Access to Center Library

The faculty and staff of CSEP will be away at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics from March 3-6th. For access to the library, please ask for assistance from CSEP student assistants in rooms 204 or 206. For help with reference questions, please email the Center Librarian at, and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Long Island High School Ethics Bowl Competition

The New York Times recently reported on the second Long Island High School Ethics Bowl Competition held on February 12th in which teams from eight area high schools discussed cases looking at wide range of ethical issues ranging bioethics to business ethics.

The Ethics Bowl combines the excitement and fun of a competitive tournament with a valuable educational experience for students. Developed by CSEP Fellow Robert Ladenson in 1993 as a small intercollegiate event at IIT, the Ethics Bowl has grown exponentially over the past 18 years. Along with the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in which over 100 colleges and universities compete, many other smaller competitions have begun, including a number of High School Ethics Bowls supported by the Squire Foundation, the Society for American Anthropology Ethics Bowl, and Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Ethics Bowl.

CSEP is looking to put together a team to compete in the APPE Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for Fall 2011. Please let us know if you might be interested by emailing us at

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

In the Lab : A New Interactive Resource for RCR

The Office for Research Integrity has just announced the availability of the new, interactive online video, The Lab, that allows users to assume the role of a graduate student, post-doc, research administrator, or PI and make decisions that affect the integrity of research. The video shows different viewpoints of people in the case in a way that allows a user to make choices on what the characters should do. After watching the video, a user can also explore a series of tutorials that look at issues of ethical decision making and introduces how the characters in the film could had made different decisions and possibly alter the outcome of the situation.