Sunday, July 17, 2011

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University News Letter

July 2011 Newsletter

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University

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Upcoming Events

Top Ethical Issues for Incoming Students

The Center's Big Q project focuses on the big questions facing college freshmen in a 10-week series of case studies starting this month. From negotiating with helicopter parents to navigating the college drinking scene, this social media dialog brings students across the country into conversation about how to handle ethical dilemmas. Details >>

School Principals Hear From Law Expert on Social Media

Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN, spoke on "Navigating the Minefield of Social Media" to attendees at the Catholic School Principals Institute, co-sponsored by the Center and the SCU Department on Education. Shaughnessy, an expert on church school law, offered specific guidelines for teachers on the use of social media. 
Details >>

New Materials

What's Okay in a Campaign Blog? (Case Study)

Join the conversation on this case in which a campaign consultant punishes a candidate who has declined to use his services by vilifying her on his campaign blog. When the candidate's supporters retaliate, the ethical issues become even more complex.Details >>

Inattention Is an Ethical Problem (Video)

Multi-tasking corporate board members may create legal liability if they are not paying attention when important decisions are made. Daniel Saracino, director of the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University, talks about the ethical and legal ramifications of inattention.Details >>

Everything You Need to Know About Ethics and Your First Job in Business (video)

SCU graduating senior and Hackworth Fellow Meghan Skarzynski interviews Center Executive Director Kirk Hanson about the ethical challenges graduates will face in the workplace. Details >>

Why I Defended O.J. (podcast)

Simpson defense attorney and SCU Professor of Law Gerald Uelmen discusses the case and the ethical principles he called on when he represented the controversial ex-football player. Details >>

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics also has extensive resources on:

Business Ethics
Campus Ethics
Character Education
Government Ethics

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