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Ethics Bowl 2014
With the financial assistance of the Honors College and a commitment of funds from the philosophy foundation account, Dr. Joel Potter accompanied three students to Seattle to represent UAA at the Northwest Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. UAA took second place in the tournament (and beat the winning team during one of the round robin matches). By placing second, the team qualifies to participate in the National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Costa Mesa, CA in February, which will take place at the annual meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. You can read more about the team and their upcoming challenge in this Green and Gold piece by Kathleen McCoy: http://greenandgold.uaa.alaska.edu/blog/31382/uaa-team-battle-knotty-ethical-issues-national-competition/. Congratulations, team, and good luck in Costa Mesa!
From left to right, the winning team are Dan Knudsen, Parker Dahl, and Jacob Shercliffe.
Philosophy research: Professor Terry Kelly and "When is a promise broken?"
Think of the classic "elevator pitch": You've got two minutes between floors to sell your idea and hook a client.
More than 20 college professors took that challenge at an event called "Rapid Fire: Research and Creative and Scholarly Work at UAA.". Their aim was two-fold: Connect with some curious undergraduates who'd like to get involved in research, or entice other faculty to collaborate.
Terry Kelly is an ethicist in the philosophy department with the demeanor of a stand-up comic. "And you might ask," he said as he took the stage, "what kind of research does a philosopher do? It's not that different from the stereotype."
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Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research
Stephanie Bauer, Ph.D. (Philosophy Department) will be presenting on ethical duties in medicine and medical research and the ethical issues raised by conflicts of interest. Stephen Tower, M.D. (Providence Hospital) will talk about his research on defects in hip replacement procedures and materials and how industry funding of research helped conceal those defects.
To watch the presentation on "Money, Morality and Medicine: Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research", please click on the following: part I, part II and part III.
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