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January 13, 2017
Since the election of Donald Trump in November, there has been a 35 percent increase in hate crimes across New York City, according to Straus News. Throughout the presidential campaign, reported NYPD statistics of the city’s hate crime count has doubled in a year with 43 incidents in the 27 days following the election. The … More Fordham University’s Dr. Celia B. Fisher on Bystander Apathy
January 4, 2017
STUDENT VOICES By: Yohan Garcia This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “Nisha Agarwal: IDNYC & the Undocumented Community.” According to a study conducted by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), an estimated 643,000 undocumented immigrants live within the five boroughs of New York City. Advocates of the New … More Ethics, Undocumented Immigrants and the Issue of Integration: Making a Better Life for Everyone in New York City
December 19, 2016
STUDENT VOICES By: Megan Gray This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “When to Begin Genocide Prevention.” In the Carnegie Council video, “When to Begin Genocide Prevention,” led by Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation, Galis discusses the process and end goals of … More Process or End Goal: When to Begin Genocide Prevention
December 14, 2016
STUDENT VOICES By: Chelsea Zantay This essay is in response to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs video clip “Global Ethics Forum: Ethics Matter: A Conversation with Bill McKibben.” Often when a problem is too big or too scary we throw up our hands and announce that “there is nothing we can do” … More The Ethics of Climate Change Activism: Fear vs. Reality
December 9, 2016
On Thursday, December 9th, the largest survey of transgender people ever conducted was published by The National Center for Transgender Equality. The anonymous online survey had nearly 28,000 participants and found transgender people are twice as likely to live in poverty and three times more likely to be unemployed, according to an article in TIME … More The National Transgender Study is a Start – But More is Needed to Protect the Sexual Health of Transgender Teens
December 7, 2016
As one of the most groundbreaking sitcoms of all time, The Golden Girls introduced a range of bioethical issues on the show regarding medicine, the human body and women’s health. In this TEDx Talk, Dr. Elizabeth Yuko, a Fordham University Center for Ethics Education fellow and adjunct professor, discusses how influential Golden Girls was, and still is, … More TEDxFordhamUniversity: Lesson in Bioethics Given by Golden Girls | Dr. Elizabeth Yuko
December 1, 2016
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
A September article in Bioethics by Julian Savulescu and Udo Schuklenk has lit a fire under the Christian media.…
November 28, 2016
Earlier this month, the United States Surgeon General issued a report declaring substance use disorders, like addiction, the “most pressing public health crises of our time.” The report called the country to action to both help those struggling with the chronic illness of addiction and change how addiction in the U.S. is perceived as a “criminal justice problem” rather than … More Fordham RETI Fellow Discusses Addiction with U.S. Surgeon General on NPR
November 11, 2016
President-Elect Trump and Ethics Trump and Pence on science, in their own words Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s career and campaign track record of false claims about science, rejection of research conclusions and dangerous rhetoric on misconceptions such as vaccines and autism … Continue reading →
October 31, 2016
STUDENT VOICES | CHYNN PRIZE THIRD-PLACE WINNER By Margaret Desmond It is almost two in the morning and I am standing on the side of street in Guatemala while the driver rings the bell for what must be the sixth … Continue reading →
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January 17, 2017 9:00 am
Since the days when my mother wouldn’t let my older brother go out to play stickball if I wasn’t with him, there’s been a lot of progress in attitudes toward those we now call developmentally or intellectually challenged.
January 12, 2017 9:00 am
Face2Gene takes advantage of the fact that so many genetic conditions have a tell-tale “face”—a unique constellation of features that can provide clues to a potential diagnosis. It is just one of several new technologies taking advantage of how quickly modern computers can analyze, sort, and find patterns across huge reams of data.
January 5, 2017 9:00 am
House Republicans have reversed themselves and restored the current rules of the Office of Congressional Ethics
December 12, 2016 9:00 am
So have Ohio lawmakers made the right bet on what will happen once Trump is in the White House — namely, that a new Supreme Court lineup could overturn Roe?
December 6, 2016 9:00 am
Poor diets are responsible for more of the global burden of ill health than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.
December 5, 2016 9:00 am
United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA.
November 30, 2016 9:00 am
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for more than two years but one business is still growing. Fast food.
November 23, 2016 9:00 am
91% of new infections in the 15- to 19-year-old group were in adolescent girls.
November 22, 2016 9:00 am
Any frozen pre-embryos, fertilized eggs that are not implanted in the uterus, are legally classified as marital property
November 18, 2016 9:00 am
Sorry guys—this time it’s women only. In order to reduce its perpetual gender imbalance the academy seeks to recruit 10 new members, all with two X chromosomes.
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