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Contraception, Corporations and the Constitution: Religious Liberty and Contemporary Politics
September 17, 2014

Clemson University will observe Constitution Day, Wednesday September 17th, with a program meant to prompt thoughtful consideration and conversation. Please plan to join us for the program.

5:00 -6:30 p.m. Academic Success Center Room 118 Professor Laura Olson, Political Science Professor Daniel Frost, Political Science Professor Benjamin White, Philosophy and Religion and Student commentators

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Engineering Ethics Slam,
April 10th

The Engineering Ethics Slam was a great opportunity for Clemson University, Rutland Institute for Ethics, and industry professionals to collaborate. The event was a debate between teams about ethical issues that can arise in the workplace or academics. Clemson University professors judged teams of students as they debated ethical issues.

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J.T. Barton Ethics
Essay Competition

14th annual J.T. Barton Jr. ethics essay scholarship competition.

Topics include:

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Featured Videos

A Message from
Dr. Wueste

James F. Barker Ethics in Action
Award Ceremony

Tenth Aniversary
Gala Video

President Barker
Introduces the Institute

A Message from
Coach Dabo Swinney

Featured Projects

Professional Ethics
in Design

2015 Professional Ethics in Design

A Continuing Education Seminar.

The aim of the Professional Ethics in Design and Building seminar is to enhance practical understanding of relevant state law and, in particular, ethical principles relevant to architectural practice. The SC Board of Architectural Examiners and Clemson’s Rutland Institute for Ethics will co-sponsor “Ethics in Design” that gives participants 6 CE hours of HSW credit on March 28, 2014, in Greenville, SC.

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J.T. Barton Jr.
Ethics Essay Contest

2015 J.T. Barton, Jr. Ethics Essay Contest.

Topics include:

"Rape and Parental Rights"
"Shot in the Dark"

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Responsible Research
Conduct and Ethics

2012 Research Ethics / Responsible Conduct of Research.

This seminar was a collaborative effort with General Counsel and the Office of Research Compliance, offered for the first time in June. Throughout the day, 20 participants from 15 disciplines interacted with facilitators from the Rutland Institute for Ethics, Biological Sciences and General Counsel.

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The Economics of

2011 - A Brown Bag Leadership Seminar.

Anna Bernasek
Financial Journalist, Columnist
New York Times;
Author of The Economics of Integrity;
Co founder of The Integrity Partnership

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2010 - Influences Project:

A 2009-2010 collaborative project: an ethics DVD created with the Project Challenge Drama class of students from Westside and T. L. Hanna High Schools and Ashley Cowden’s Business and Technical Writing class at Clemson.

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