The KIE and Ethics Lab hosted more than 100 students in a seminar on the ethics of climate change this week. The seminar was a component of Georgetown’s Core Pathways program, a program allowing undergraduate students to fulfill Georgetown’s core and elective requirements through an interdisciplinary collection of courses that address a complex global challenge. This year’s focus is climate change. Participating students come together for an integrated seminar twice a semester on the year’s selected topic.
We caught up with new KIE visiting researcher Taylor Stone to discuss his work on the ethics of lighting design and why he came to Georgetown to pursue it.
Student newspaper The Hoya profiles some members of the KIE team associated with the recent multi-million dollar NIH grant the Institute received for the ethical inclusion of pregnant women in HIV research.
The second iteration of this path-breaking course features ten weeks of refreshed and expanded content on a custom-built platform.
A collaboration of the KIE’s EthicsLab and an independent school in New Jersey, the program is a design- and ethics-intensive experience aimed at elite high school students.
In collaboration with the Red House curriculum incubator, and under the aegis of the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative, faculty of the KIE and its EthicsLab are working to reinvent undergraduate education at Georgetown.
An innovative introduction to bioethics involves design-based collaboration with two related courses: Biology & Rhetoric.
Georgetown’s The Hoya spotlights alumna Kathy Hugin’s $3.6 million gift to fund a faculty chair at the KIE and the KIE’s Ethics Lab to honor her late father.
MOOC team members Dr. Karen Stohr and Dr. Kelly Heuer speak about opportunities and challenges for bioethics as a field in the context of the revolution of higher education.
An experimental ethics course focused on medical error and team-taught by KIE Director Maggie Little and a visiting professor of architecture will be sponsored by EthicsLab this semester.
Graduate student Kelly Heuer has been awarded not one, but two competitive dissertation completion fellowships to fund a final year of research for her PhD dissertation.
KIE graduate fellow Kelly Heuer examines the so-called “wisdom of nature” argument in bioethics and finds it lacking in an editorial in The Hoya.
The KIE had a strong presence at this year’s meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) in Minneapolis, with contingents from the Library and Journal in the exhibition hall and several scholars and students giving talks.