Each year, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics hosts several Ethics Bowl competitions, including the Maryland High School Ethics Bowl and the Community College Ethics Bowl. These competitions are designed to give students the opportunity
to hone their analytical and critical-thinking skills in a team environment. Ethics Bowl participants take ethical cases covering a broad range of issues, consider their merits, and identify how these issues should be addressed, before qualified judges. The result is a robust dialogue that encourages students to think and communicate clearly and effectively, while practicing civility and consensus building.
There are no upcoming bowls at this time.
highlights from past Bowls
2021 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
On Nov. 13, The University of Baltimore's Ethics Bowl team competed in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. The event, sponsored by the Hoffberger Center, was a day-long competition where some of the best collegiate teams in the United States went head-to-head on topics such as police reform, climate change, cryptocurrencies and homelessness. The 2021-22 UBalt team, which comprises students from several academic programs, is led by Daniel Gellasch, B.A., ‘20, director of programming and outreach for the Hoffberger Center, and includes students Iyana Fulp, Jana Dubinovsky, Oluwanifemi Oduntan, Sarah Bateman, Jeremy Collins, and Anna Williams. The UBalt team ended up winning three out of four rounds in the competition.
2020 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
On Nov. 6 and 7, The University of Baltimore Ethics Bowl Team participated in the 2020 Virtual Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. The team went 3-1, besting the University of Mount Olive in the first round, The University of North Carolina in the second round, and the Virginia Military Institute in round three before finally losing an incredibly close bout against the University of Central Florida. This year’s team consists of all new members: Jana Dubinovsky, Gabrilla Moreland, Rory Rightmyer, Anna Williams, Tiara Williams and Estrada Yarsay. UBalt student Daniel Gellasch serves as the team coach.
2020 National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
The UBalt Ethics Bowl team made it to the quarter finals at the 2020 Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl National Competition, held Feb 22-23 in Atlanta, GA. Of the thirty-six teams who competed from all over the country, the UBalt team finished in the top eight. They won four straight matches before losing in a very close round. However, the team ranked number one overall in terms of most points, most wins (4) and fewest losses (0), outranking teams like Stanford University, Tufts University and the U.S. Naval Academy. The UBalt team comprises Daniel Gellasch (captain), Jayla-Rae Foster, Hugh Norko and J.C. Loyd, and Fred Guy, director of the University’s Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, serves as team coordinator.
2020 Maryland High School Ethics Bowl
On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics hosted the Maryland High School Ethics Bowl. The winning team was Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, who edged out last year's winning team, Gerstell Academy, by just one point. Seventy-six high school students participated in the bowl, and over fifty parents, family members and friends were in the audience. UBalt faculty and Hoffberger Center advisory board members served as judges and moderators for the bowl.
2019 Maryland High School Ethics Bowl
On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics hosted the fifth annual Maryland High School Ethics Bowl. Eight teams from six area schools competed, including: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, Gerstell Academy, Liberty High School, Mercy High School, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Sparrows Point High. This year’s winning team was Gerstell Academy (pictured), for the second year in a row.
Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics
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