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Ethics Week

UT Tyler Center for Ethics

Ethics Week 2015

Feb. 10 - 12
Virtue Ethics in a Virtual World 

Hello Everyone!

We have an exciting third annual Ethics Week approaching! Please mark your calendars, and strongly encourage your students to attend the Tuesday morning event. Our keynote speaker has a great reputation as a presenter and is known for engaging her audiences.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions, and don't forget to RSVP for the Tuesday event (noon and 4 p.m.), and for the Wednesday event (noon). We need to know for how much food to plan.

We are very excited about our keynote speaker for the Tuesday presentations: Dr. Mary Gentile, director of Giving Voice to Values and a senior research scholar at Babson College, a senior advisor at the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and an independent consultant. Previously, Gentile was a faculty member and manager of case research at Harvard Business School. Please see below the Ethics Week schedule of activities for additional information about Dr. Gentile. She comes highly recommended!

Tuesday, Feb. 10: For all Students
9 - 10 a.m.
Learning How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right; UC Theater. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 3, to Gloria Duke (

Tuesday, Feb. 10: For Community Leaders and Faculty
Noon - 1 p.m.  
Giving Voice to Values: A New Approach to Values-Driven Leadership; OAC Ballroom; box lunch and beverages: $5; RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 3, to Gloria Duke (

Tuesday, Feb 10: For all Faculty
4 - 5 p.m.
Giving Voice to Values in the Classroom and Beyond; UC Ballroom. RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 3, to Gloria Duke (

Wednesday, Feb 11
Noon-1 p.m.
Michael Donley, University Counsel: A Discussion About Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Media in Higher Education; UC Ballroom (light lunch or appetizers)

Thursday, Feb 12
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
High School Ethics Bowl, UC Ballroom.


More Details on Dr. Mary Gentile:

Giving Voice to Values is a business curriculum launched by the Aspen Institute and Yale SOM, now based and supported at Babson College. GVV is a pioneering approach to values-driven leadership that has been featured in Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, McKinsey Quarterly, BizEd, etc., and piloted in more than 485 business schools and organizations globally. The book, Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right, – is out from Yale University Press.

While at Harvard Business School (1985–1995), Gentile was one of the principal architects of the innovative educational program, Leadership, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. Gentile co-authored Can Ethics Be Taught? Perspectives, Challenges, and Approaches at Harvard Business School (with Thomas R. Piper and Sharon Parks, Harvard Business School Press, 1993, translated into Japanese and Hungarian).

Other publications include Differences That Work: Organizational Excellence through Diversity; Managing Diversity: Making Differences Work; Managerial Excellence Through Diversity: Text and Cases; as well as numerous articles, cases and book reviews in publications such as Academy of Management Learning and Education, Harvard Business Review, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Risk Management, CFO, The Journal of Human Values, BizEd, Strategy+Business, etc. Gentile served as Content Expert for the award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Managing Across Differences (Harvard Business School Publishing 1996).