The Dundon-Berchtold Institute has created a platform for sharing time capsules of personal moments and experiences that continue to linger from 2020. “These Glimpses of 2020 [including one shared by Bill Reed] are not intended to be grand arcs of storytelling from the whole year, nor framed as thorough reflections in which contributors now have a full understanding and meaning of the moments,” says Dan McGinty, director of the Dundon-Berchtold Institute. “Rather, we have heard from some members of our community that they are still holding some raw experiences and thoughts in mind.” Contact McGinty at email@example.com for more information.
To kick-off Ethics Week 2021, please join the Dundon-Berchtold Institute on Monday, February 1 at 6 p.m. for a free Zoom webinar featuring a panel of professionals whose work involves the crucial, nuanced practice of listening. This conversation will feature Marjorie Attis-Josias, nursing; Fr. Pat Hannon, C.S.C. ’82, English & Pastoral Resident, Christie Hall; The Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Circuit Judge – Ninth Circuit; and UP regent Kay Toran ’64, President/CEO, Volunteers of America, Oregon. Details and registration information can be found at the Dundon-Berchtold Institute’s website for Ethics Week 2021 using this link.
The Ethics and the Professions Internship program offers six UP students a dedicated 8-week summer internship experience, working and learning alongside professionals in public and private sectors across the greater Portland and Vancouver areas and beyond, according to Dundon-Berchtold Institute director Dan McGinty. As interns learn about the elements that make up the work of these organizations, this program grants access for interns to explore how ethics guide, frame, and challenge professionals in the work they do. Under the guidance of their internship supervisor, each intern meets regularly throughout the eight weeks with different members of their placement organization for 1:1 conversations about organizational mission, personal vocations, and the roles that ethics play in the pursuit of a coherent morality. Contact McGinty (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
As a continuation of Ethics Week 2021, please join the Dundon-Berchtold Institute on Wednesday, February 3 at 6 p.m. for a free Zoom webinar featuring a panel of professionals whose work involves the dynamic, complex responsibility of storytelling. Jennette Lovejoy, communication studies, will serve as facilitator for this conversation featuring Oscar Leong (President, De La Salle North Catholic High School), Rhett Luedtke (Professor of Theatre, George Fox University), Yvonne Simons (News Director, KATU-TV) and Dave Miller (Host, Think Out Loud, Oregon Public Broadcasting). Details and registration information can be found at the Dundon-Berchtold Institute’s website for Ethics Week 2021. by using this link.
The Dundon-Berchtold Institute funds teams of faculty and students to conduct projects and curriculum fellowships focused on the application of ethics within and across academic and professional fields. In addition to fostering the vibrant learning experience of faculty-student partnerships, the Research in the Application of Ethics program encourages Faculty Fellows and Student Scholars to participate thoughtfully in these important conversations as they lean in to the lived ethical tensions of the modern world. Contact director Dan McGinty (email@example.com) with questions.
Applications are now being accepted by the Dundon-Berchtold Institute for the 2020-2021 Research in the Application of Ethics Program. A catalog of past projects and the details for submitting proposals can be found at the website for the Dundon-Berchtold Institute by clicking here.
The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, February 28.
Research Projects in the Application of Ethics: Individual faculty work with an undergraduate student of her/his choice on a research project related to ethical issues in their respective academic subject areas or in the professions supported by those academic areas. Faculty Fellows participate in two brief colloquia on classical methods in ethics facilitated by UP philosophy faculty during the fall semester of their awarded project.
The Faculty Fellow receives a stipend of $2,500, and the Student Scholar receives a financial aid scholarship of $2,500.
Ethics Curriculum Fellowship: A four-person team (two faculty members and two students) works to research/develop/replicate and implement applied ethics scenarios into course or major curriculum related to and complementing the PHL 220: Ethics course. Faculty Fellows participate in two brief colloquia on classical methods in ethics facilitated by UP philosophy faculty during the fall semester of their awarded fellowship.
The Ethics Curriculum Fellowship is a $10,000 grant. Funds are paid as $2,500 stipends to each of the two Faculty Fellows and $2,500 financial aid scholarships to each of the two Student Scholars.
For more information contact Dan McGinty, Dundon-Berchtold Institute, at x7596 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Dundon-Berchtold Institute will welcome Susan Sygall for an Ethics Week Conversation on Monday, February 3, at 7:15 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. Sygall is a world-renowned disability rights and leadership advocate, a MacArthur Fellow, and an honorary doctorate recipient at the University’s May 2019 commencement.
While the event is free and open to all, the Dundon-Berchtold Institute asks that attendees please RSVP using this link.
Sygall is CEO and co-founder of Mobility International USA, a non-profit organization advancing disability rights and leadership globally. She has co-authored numerous publications and lectured throughout the world on a variety of topics related to inclusive international development, women’s leadership, and disability rights. She is a member of the International Women’s Forum, and also received the President’s Award from President Bill Clinton at the White House for her active role throughout our country and the world in empowering people with disabilities.
For more information, contact Hannah Pick, Dundon-Berchtold Institute, at x7825 or email@example.com.