Posted on Oct 26, 2006

The Michael S. Rapaport Ethics Across the Curriculum Initiative is seeking proposals for a new round of grants that provide a $2,000 course-development honorarium, plus funds for research, travel, speakers and field trips. The deadline is Friday, Nov. 17. Application forms are available at

Faculty from Anthropology, Chemistry, Economics, English, Engineering/Computer Science, History, Mathematics and Physics have already received grants to fund ethics segments in such courses as American Indian Women Writers, Introduction to Statistics and Organic Chemistry.

A luncheon workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 1, noon – 1:30 p.m. in Everest Lounge will feature Dr. John Kaplan, ethics consultant and professor of Research Ethics at Albany Medical Center. Kaplan is an expert on using case studies to teach researchers and science and social science students about ethical problems in research (such as intellectual property and sharing credit for research). All faculty members are invited.

Contact Bob Baker, chair (, or Anastasia Pease, program director ( for help in developing proposals and locating syllabi, teaching materials and appropriate case studies.

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