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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Ethics Week 2014

Last updated on 4/1/14

Ethics Week 2014
March 17 - 23

Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.


During Ethics Week, members of the Baruch faculty are encouraged to initiate discussions in their classrooms of ethical issues related to their subjects/disciplines. The schedule that follows lists special events featuring members of the Baruch community and invited guests.


Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics

The winners of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics for 2013 will be announced during Ethics Week.


Schedule of Events

Monday, March 17, 12:30-2:00pm, NVC 8-190

Student Workshop:  Ethical Writing and Source Use

After this workshop, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits to readers of a writer’s comprehensive, ethical attribution.
  • Accurately and fairly summarize a short, provided text
  • Describe the rhetorical benefits of comprehensive, ethical citation practice, such as establishing authority, earning readerly trust, supporting claims, and enabling writers to participate in scholarly conversations. 

Students should sign up via the Writing Center's online scheduler:

Tuesday, March 18, 12:45pm, Library, Room 750

Presentation:  People, Not Profit: Merck’s Battle Against River Blindness

Roy Vagelos, Retired Chairman and CEO of Merck

Dr. Vagelos will speak about his research at Merck and the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP), known as a model for corporate social responsibility since 1978.

Inaugural seminar in the HSBC Student Series on Ethics and Accountability

Sponsored by the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

Complimentary pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit the website or contact Matthew Lepere at (646) 312-3231 or
Lunch will be served 11:45-12:45pm

This presentation may be viewed by clicking here.

Tuesday, March 18, 1:00pm, NVC 9-215

Presentaion:  Bounties for Bad Behavior--Rewarding Culpable Whistleblowers under the Dodd-Frank Act and Internal Revenue Code

Jennifer Pacella, Department of Law, Baruch College

Department of Law Faculty Scholarship Series
Lunch will be served at 12:30pm
For more information on this event or to RSVP, please contact Marie Wright


Tuesday, March 18, 6:00-7:30pm, NVC 8-210

PresentationOf Trolleys and Transplants, Morals and Markets: the Bases of Ethical Decision Making

Steven Field, MD, is on the Board of Advisors for Baruch’s MA in Corporate Communication and serves here as Adjunct Professor.  He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, and Attending Physician, Tisch Hospital/NYU Langone Medical Center.

Sponsored by the Baruch Corporate Communication Graduate Student Association

For more information, contact Christina Genest at 646-312-3749 or




Ethics Week is generously supported by the Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.

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Some background information about
Ethics Week at Baruch College

Ethics Week was the idea of Prof. Roslyn Bernstein (English), who suggested at the concluding session of the Spring 2003 Seminar, "Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum," that the college set aside one week during which members of the faculty would be encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite outside speakers for public presentations.

Ethics Week 2011 is organized by Associate Provost Dennis Slavin (646-660-6504).

See webpages from Ethics Week 2004, Ethics Week 2005, Ethics Week 2006, Ethics Week 2007, Ethics Week 2008, Ethics Week 2009, Ethics Week 2010 Ethics Week 2011 Ethics Week 2012 and Ethics Week 2013.

See videos of some of the events of Ethics Week 2006.