Charles Dupras, "Protecting Privacy in the Multi-omic Era"
Charles Dupras, "Protecting Privacy in the Multi-omic Era"
   January 10, 2020

Join us for the second event in our Epigenetics series! 

For a pdf of the flyer, click here.  For a series flyer, click here.

Free, but please RSVP so we can order food

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Hannah Landecker, "Eating History: Reading Epigenetic Science for a Metabolic Ethics
Hannah Landecker, "Eating History: Reading Epigenetic Science for a Metabolic Ethics
   October 10, 2019
Join us for the first event in our Epigenetics series! For a pdf of the flyer, click here. For a series flyer, click here. Info below the cut... hope to see you then!

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5th Annual SEPOT Conference
5th Annual SEPOT Conference
   September 23, 2019
Fifth Annual Workshop September 28, 2019 The Schedule, In Brief (For a full program including abstracts, click here): 9:00-9:30 Breakfast and Coffee 9:30-10:30am Session A: “In Praise (and Blame) of Roleplaying” by Andrew Kissel “Don’t Tap the Glass: Examining the Ethical Dimensions of Notice During Social Media Data Collection” by Nicholas Proferes 10:30-10:45am Break 10:45-11:45am Session B: “A Critique of the Notion of Rationality Integral to Agent Based AI” by George Khushf “Hostile Information Architecture” by Gordon Hull 11:45-12:45am Lunch Break 12:45-1:45pm Session C: "You Just...

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Federal Data and Advanced Statistics Hub Grant!
   September 13, 2019

The Ethics Center is enormously pleased to be a part of a recently awarded $1 million NSF grant to build a "Federal Advanced Data and Statistics Hub" (F-DASH)!

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Center Stakeholder Survey
Center Stakeholder Survey
   September 12, 2019
It's time to think about the next five years! To help us, please follow the link here (or through the QR code below) to answer a brief set of questions about Center progamming and how it can be useful to you!

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Epigenetics
Epigenetics
   September 12, 2019

Scientific research increasingly points to the importance of “epigenetics” – factors that alter gene activity without changing the underlying sequence – to health.  Epigenetic modifications can change when and how a gene expresses itself, for example, and can lead to increased risks of conditions ranging from metabolic syndrome to lupus to various cancers. Some of these effects appear to be reversible, but a body of research strongly suggests that early-life or even in utero exposure to some environmental factors can affect someone’s health for the rest of their lives, by changing...

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Annual Center Breakfast, Sept. 11
Annual Center Breakfast, Sept. 11
   August 18, 2019

Please join us for the annual Ethics Center Breakfast on Wed. Sept. 11, 7:30-9:00, Cone 112!

We'll have our annual opportunity to reconnect with one another, as well as announcements and discussion about Center programming for the upcoming year.  We're very excited about some of what we've been able to line up, including an in-depth series on the emerging discipline of epigenetics, which studies how gene expression can be influenced by environmental and other factors, as well as programming in data science and other initiatives. As a Center supporter, your participation...

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First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
First International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies
   March 19, 2019
The UNC Charlotte Center for Professional and Applied Ethics is honored to be among the sponsors of the first International Conference of the Center for Holocaust, Genocide & Human Rights Studies.

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Martha Escobar, "The Social Death of “Doing Life”: Experiences of Latinx (Im)migrant Lifers in California Prisons"
Martha Escobar, "The Social Death of “Doing Life”: Experiences of Latinx (Im)migrant Lifers in California Prisons"
   February 25, 2019

People that are socially dead are people that are denied the right to have rights; they are denied personhood and can be violated with little repercussions. Social death is produced through processes of social valuing, of considering some life more valuable than other, and the criminal legal system is essential to these valuing processes. In her presentation, Dr. Martha Escobar draws from the framework of social death and highlights some of the ways that Latinx (im)migrant lifers’ status of living dead shapes their experiences trying to obtain parole. This is part of a larger research...

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Ethics and Social Work Conference
Ethics and Social Work Conference
   February 8, 2019

Registration for the Annual Ethics and Social Work Conference is now open! The Conference theme is "Ethics of Trauma and Resilience in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare." Social work professionals participating in the conference will receive 4.5 continuing ethics-education credits sufficient to meet annual NASW requirements. 

All conference events will be held at UNC Charlotte Center City Campus (320 E. 9th St.). Registration ($50; see below) includes parking, along with breakfast (networking session with professionals and...

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