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UT Tyler Center for Ethics Ethics Week 2015

Feb. 10 - 12 Virtue Ethics in a Virtual World

We had an exciting third annual Ethics Week in February! We had great turnouts of faculty, staff and students at three major events that featured 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. We were told that Dr. Gentile has a great reputation as a presenter and is known for engaging her audiences....she did not let us down!! She was very positively received and those who attended her presentations remarked about how her comments helped them to have different perspectives in their day to day lives, both personally and professionally.

Her presentations included the following:

  1. Learning How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right
  2. Giving Voice to Values: A New Approach to Values-Driven Leadership
  3. Giving Voice to Values in the Classroom and Beyond

Another popular presentation that was very successful and enlightening included A Discussion About Legal and Ethical Aspects of Social Media in Higher Education, conducted by Mr. Michael Donley, UT Tyler's university counsel. We enjoyed a very lively discussion about this topic that will likely be influential in future related guidelines and practices for faculty and students, both personally and professionally.

Last, but definitely not least, the High School Ethics Bowl that was headed up by Dr. Howard Patterson and Dr. Keith McCoy was a tremendous success! We had a great turnout of students and much involvement by the Tyler community in judging the debates.

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