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Baruch’s Ethics Week 2007 Begins Mar. 5, Closes With Academic Integrity Conference on Mar. 9

Ethics Week 2007, Baruch’s annual community-wide conversation about principles and integrity in business and academia, begins on Monday, March 5 with the Ethics Bowl student debate competition. Teams of Baruch students will compete in the last three rounds of the competition on the same day, with cash prizes going to each member of the top four teams.

A fixture at Baruch since 2003, the Ethics Bowl is sponsored by the New York Times; Ivy Asset Management Corporation; Baruch alumnus Lawrence Simon (’65), co-founder and vice chairman of Ivy Asset Management Corporation; and the Charles Dreifus ('66) Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.

Mr. Simon will also participate in Ethics Week 2007 as the keynote speaker at the Academic Integrity Conference that concludes Ethics Week on Friday, March 9. The CUNY-wide conference will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM in the Newman Conference Center, Room 750 of the Library and Information Building, 151 East 25th Street. Mr. Simon's speech, entitled "Integrity: A Paradigm for Today's World", begins at 9:45 AM. Other activities include open forums and break-out sessions. Students are especially encouraged to attend.

The following schedule provides time and location information for all Ethics Week 2007 events:

Monday, March 5

Ethics Bowl/Keynote/Briloff Prizes

Location: 151 East 25th St. (Newman Library Building), Room 750 and breakout rooms

3:45 Final Round of the Ethics Bowl (student debate competition)
4:45 Keynote Address: David Manning,KeySpan Energy Corporation
5:05 Judges’ Comments and Crowning of the Champions
5:20 Presentation of the Annual Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics
5:40 Buffet dinner

The Ethics of Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations

6:00-8:30, 135 East 22nd St., Room 301

Lecture by Terry Cooper, Maria B. Crutcher Professor in Citizenship and Democratic Values and Professor of Policy, Planning and Development and Political Science at the University of Southern California.

Tuesday, March 6

Taxes and Justice

Newman Vertical Campus, Room 14-270

The Philosophy Department is sponsoring this panel discussion, which will include two presentations:
2:00 Liam Murphy (NYU Law School): "The Myth of Pre-Tax Income"
3:30 Linda Sugin (Fordham Law School): "Should There Be a Standard Deduction for Health Care?"

Healthy TV: Media, Ethics and Consumer-directed Drug Advertising

4:10-5:25, 151 East 25th St. (Newman Library Building), Room 750

A presentation by Joyce Fuqua of Tulane University.

Wednesday, March 7

Zicklin Graduate Leadership Speakers Series

12:15-1:30, Newman Vertical Campus 14-220

Anthony Chan, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist for Banc One Investments Advisors. Lunch will be served.

Is it ethical for the Supreme Court to place more emphasis on constitutional provisions that indirectly affect US citizens over constitutional issues outlined in the Bill of Rights?

2:00-4:30, Newman Vertical Campus 14-245
This panel discussion is sponsored by the Baruch College Debate Team.

Thursday, March 8

Corporate Integrity in the Global Economy

12:45-3:00, 151 East 25th St. (Newman Library Building), Room 750

In this unrehearsed program, Dean John Elliott, Prof. Donald Schepers, and Mr. Thomas Opladen constitute the board of directors of a company doing significant business outside the US. They will respond to potential business situations posited by Ronald Goldstock, and attempt to make a profit while avoiding ethical and business pitfalls. Judge Martin Marcus of the NYS Supreme Court will represent the US Department of Justice should their services be necessary! Sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.

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Friday, March 9

Academic Integrity Conference

9:00-3:15, 151 East 25th St. (Newman Library Building), Room 750

This CUNY-wide conference is meant to promote vibrant discussion among students, faculty, and administrators about issues of integrity across the university. Participants will be invited to discuss their ideas and strategies for engendering ethical campus communities.


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