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Conference on Bioethics (fwd)

For the SAED list;

>Dear colleague,
>Would you please alert your colleagues to, and/or print in your newsletter,
>the following call for applications?
>Many thanks.
>Gary Comstock
>                       The Iowa State University Model Bioethics Institute
>                                  at Michigan State University
>                                        13 - 17 May 1997
>The Institute is designed to help faculty members in the life
>sciences to learn basic methods, principles, and pedagogical
>strategies in bioethics.  The Institute focuses on issues
>surrounding the environment, hunger, animals, development,
>population, global survival, and agriculture.  The workshop
>assists faculty members who wish to give students additional
>opportunities to discuss these issues in existing science
>courses, by providing practical, hands-on, sessions introducing
>case studies, classroom exercises, bibliographies, and other
>strategies used successfully by life scientists to introduce
>ethics into classes.  Participants are asked to read a book on
>ethical theory as advance preparation.
>Participant Support
>Participants receive books and materials on ethics, and four
>lunches.  Participants not from MSU receive $250 as partial
>reimbursement toward their expenses.
>Tenured and tenure track life science faculty members are
>eligible to apply.  The deadline for applications is 1 April 1997,
>with preference given to those received by 1 March.
>Topics and speakers
>Environmental ethics                                Dr. Lilly-Marlene Russow
>Animal rights and welfare                         Dr. Gary Varner
>Food and duties to developing countries   Dr. William Aiken
>Biotechnology, patenting of life forms       Dr. Fred Gifford
>Rights to water and land                          Dr. Paul Thompson
>Family farms & the unsettling of America  Dr. Charles Taliaferro
>Using case studies to teach bioethics        Dr. Tom Tomlinson
>Time and place
>This, the third, national ISU Model Bioethics Institute will be
>held on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing,
>MI.  It will convene at 7:30 p.m on Tuesday 13 May, and will end
>at 5 p.m. on Saturday 17 May 1997.
>The project director is Dr. Gary Comstock, Coordinator of the
>Bioethics Program at Iowa State University.  Comstock has
>directed or consulted with previous Institutes at these
>universities:  Iowa State, Illinois, Michigan
>State, and Purdue.  He will be joined by Dr. Fred Gifford,
>Philosophy Department, Michigan State, and by internationally
>recognized experts in bioethics, who will lecture on moral theory
>and applied ethics.
>The Bioethics Institute is a national faculty development
>workshop supported by:
>       *       National Science Foundation
>       *       Michigan State University
>                      College of Natural Science
>                      College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
>                      College of Veterinary Medicine
>       *       Iowa State University Bioethics Program
>For more information, contact:
>Dr. Gary Comstock
>402 Catt Hall
>Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 50011-1306
>Phone:  515 294 0054             comstock@iastate.edu
> http://www.cep.unt.edu/news/bio.html