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***CANCELLED*** Miranda R. Waggoner: "Programming Futures?"
***CANCELLED*** Miranda R. Waggoner: "Programming Futures?"
   February 27, 2020

 

This event has been cancelled.

Join us for the fourth event in our Epigenetics series! 

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***Postponed*** Ethics and Social Work Conference 2020
***Postponed*** Ethics and Social Work Conference 2020
   February 17, 2020

*** POSTPONED!*** 

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to postpone this event. This was not an easy decision, but a necessary one in protecting the health and well-being of our campus community.

We will let you know when the University is able to reschedule...

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***POSTPONED*** Elizabeth Jones: Ancient DNA
***POSTPONED*** Elizabeth Jones: Ancient DNA
   February 6, 2020

*** POSTPONED!***

The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community friends remains UNC Charlotte’s top priority. The University has been monitoring the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been working in close collaboration with local and state resources.

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to postpone this this event. This was not an easy decision, but a necessary one in protecting the health and well-being of our campus community.

We will let you...

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Kelly Happe: "Epigenetics, Race, and Justice"
Kelly Happe: "Epigenetics, Race, and Justice"
   February 3, 2020

Join us for the third 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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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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