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Hoffberger Center's 6th Annual High School Ethics Bowl, Feb. 9

January 29, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Phone: 410.837.5739

The sixth annual Baltimore-Area High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the University of Baltimore's Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics, will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, on the UB campus. Teams from seven high schools will compete this year, in an event designed to sharpen critical thinking skills and assess today's issues. The Ethics Bowl will take place in the atrium of the William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center, 11 W. Mt. Royal Ave., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

This year's competitors represent:

  • Franklin High School;
  • Gerstell Academy (two teams);
  • Langley High School;
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School;
  • Owings Mills High School;
  • Renaissance Academy;
  • Sparrows Point High School.

In this competitive exercise in critical analyses of case studies in ethics, high school teams from metropolitan Baltimore will examine some of today's most pressing issues. The Ethics Bowl is not a debate, but rather a chance to closely consider various aspects of a problem in search of the most appropriate and effective response. Teams are awarded points for weighing all sides of an ethical issue and providing sound moral reasoning in support of what they consider to be the right ethical decision in each case as presented.

The University of Baltimore is one of only a handful of institutions in the nation to create, organize and sponsor this kind of activity for high school students. The winner of this year's competition will go directly to the national competition at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics is celebrating its 25th year in 2013. Check back for announcements about special events throughout the spring semester to mark this silver celebration.

Learn more about the Hoffberger Center.

The University of Baltimore is a member of the University System of Maryland and comprises the School of Law, the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Public Affairs and the Merrick School of Business.