Vann Center for Ethics

Vann Center for Ethics

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Using Software to Reinforce Academic Integrity: An Assessment of Turnitin.com by Dr. David Perry, Director of the Vann Center and Professor of Applied Ethics

Using Software to Reinforce Academic Integrity: An Assessment of Turnitin.com by Dr. David Perry, Director of the Vann Center and Professor of Applied Ethics

Our Stories, Our Selves: Ethical Communication in Medicine by Ms. Margaret Edson, Educator and Pulitzer-Prize--winning author of Wit.  Co-sponsored by the departments of English and Theatre.

Our Stories, Our Selves: Ethical Communication in Medicine by Ms. Margaret Edson, Educator and Pulitzer-Prize--winning author of Wit. Co-sponsored by the departments of English and Theatre.

Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations - A panel discussion featuring Deputy Chief Kerr Putney, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Chief Jeanne Miller of the Davidson Police Department, Captain Carolyn McMackin of Davidson College Public Safety, Dr. Lance Stell, Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of Medical Humanities, and Dr. Andrew O’Geen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, moderated by Dr. David Perry, Director of the Vann Center and Professor of Applied…

Gun Rights, Responsibilities, and Regulations - A panel discussion featuring Deputy Chief Kerr Putney, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Chief Jeanne Miller of the Davidson Police Department, Captain Carolyn McMackin of Davidson College Public Safety, Dr. Lance Stell, Thatcher Professor of Philosophy and Director of Medical Humanities, and Dr. Andrew O’Geen, Assistant Professor of Political Science, moderated by Dr. David Perry, Director of the Vann Center and Professor of Applied…

Ending Impunity for Physicians Who Abet Torture by Dr. Steven Miles, Professor and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, University of Minnesota.  Cosponsored by the Medical Humanities Program, and funded by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation in support of a Vann Center lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life

Ending Impunity for Physicians Who Abet Torture by Dr. Steven Miles, Professor and Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics, University of Minnesota. Cosponsored by the Medical Humanities Program, and funded by the Richard Davoud Donchian Foundation in support of a Vann Center lecture series on Ethics in Professional Life

Promoting the Rights of Children in the Midst of Armed Conflict by Ms. Zama Coursen-Neff ‘93, Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch.  Co-sponsored by the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development and the Bonner Scholars Program

Promoting the Rights of Children in the Midst of Armed Conflict by Ms. Zama Coursen-Neff Executive Director, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch. Co-sponsored by the Chidsey Center for Leadership Development and the Bonner Scholars Program

Mayo Clinic: Vann Fellowships for Biomedical Ethics Research as a result of a generous gift from Jim Vann (Davidson Class of 1950) and Lee Stanton Vann at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Fellows are selected through the competitive application process. Summer 2012 was the first Davidson College Vann Fellows Program. Pictured left to right: Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Ashley Parker, Ms. Katlyn Cook, Dr. Michael Brennan, Ms. Linda Matti, Spencer Wilson, and Dr. Paul Mueller.

Mayo Clinic: Vann Fellowships for Biomedical Ethics Research as a result of a generous gift from Jim Vann (Davidson Class of 1950) and Lee Stanton Vann at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Fellows are selected through the competitive application process. Summer 2012 was the first Davidson College Vann Fellows Program. Pictured left to right: Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Ashley Parker, Ms. Katlyn Cook, Dr. Michael Brennan, Ms. Linda Matti, Spencer Wilson, and Dr. Paul Mueller.

Vann family and friends at the Center's dedication.

Vann family and friends at the Center's dedication.

Dave Perry, Director of the Vann Center for Ethics, interviews Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, prior to Q with a large audience in the Duke Family Performance Hall. This forum was one of the events held on the day of the Vann Center's dedication.

Dave Perry, Director of the Vann Center for Ethics, interviews Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, prior to Q with a large audience in the Duke Family Performance Hall. This forum was one of the events held on the day of the Vann Center's dedication.

Jim Vann ‘50, Lee Stanton Vann, President Emeritus Bobby Vagt ‘69, and then President Tom Ross ‘72, immediately following the formal dedication.

Jim Vann ‘50, Lee Stanton Vann, President Emeritus Bobby Vagt ‘69, and then President Tom Ross ‘72, immediately following the formal dedication.

Half The Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Mark your calendar for “Business Ethics in Today’s Global Economy” by Richard De George -   University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, of Russian and East European Studies, and of Business Administration, and Co-Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas  December 5, 2012 7:30-9:00 p.m.  C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union.  Event is FREE and open to the public.

Mark your calendar for “Business Ethics in Today’s Global Economy” by Richard De George - University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, of Russian and East European Studies, and of Business Administration, and Co-Director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas December 5, 2012 7:30-9:00 p.m. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union. Event is FREE and open to the public.

Presidential debate tradition courtesy of Davidson College

Presidential debate tradition courtesy of Davidson College

Eu Hall courtesy of the Historic Landmarks Commission

Eu Hall courtesy of the Historic Landmarks Commission

Second Floor Chambers of Eu Hall courtesy of Davidson College

Second Floor Chambers of Eu Hall courtesy of Davidson College