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Students join Scott Burkholder as he gives a walking tour and lecture on public art in Baltimore during Ethics Week.

Spring 2016 Ethics Week

April 4-7, 2016

Monday | April 4, 2016

  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
    Public Art Walking Tour & Lecture with Scott
    Scott promotes art full time in Baltimore and is working to create a social venture capital firm that invests in creative communities. He recently served as the administrative manager of the director's office at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He holds two engineering degrees from the Johns Hopkins University.

Tuesday | April 5

  • 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
    Milgram Experiment Today: Could Americans Become Nazis? with the Psychology Club

    One of the most famous studies of obedience in psychology was carried out by Stanley Milgram (1963). He was a psychologist at Yale University, and he conducted an experiment focusing on the conflict between obedience to authority and personal conscience. He examined justifications for acts of genocide offered by those accused at the World War II Nuremberg War Criminal trials.
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Ethics, Aesthetics, and Violence with Inés Saenz

    Dean of the National School of Education, Humanities and Social Science at teh Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Thursday | April 7

  • 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
    The Recreative Process of the Working Classical Musician  with Andrew Balio
    Principal Trumpet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. An informal lecture with musical demonstrations of what it means to be a working classical musician who recreates the music of the past 500 years.12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
  • The Reggie F. Lewis Museum: Ethical Implications of African American History and Culture in Baltimore with Charles E. Bethea
    Director of Collections & Exhibitions, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture. Charles will introduce the museum, its purpose, the nature of the exhibits, and what the objects, the text, and visual art say. Museum collections raise ethical questions for society and the individual.
  • 5:30PM - 7:00 PM
    Not with a Bang, but with a Whimper - The History of BaltimoreAMP  with Carla Crisp (Student Center Bogomolny Room)
    Carla Crisp is the Founder/Executive Director of Baltimore Art & Music Project. The Baltimore Art and Music Project was founded in 1994 by Carla Crisp.


Think responsibly and act ethically in your personal and professional life.

Through a wide range of programs and activities—seminars, essay contests, the Ethics Bowl, internships and scholarships—we encourage you to think responsibly about the kinds of moral dilemmas and choices you face as a professional and as a global citizen.

Since 1987, we have provided faculty with teaching models, and we sponsor faculty research, student internships and public programs in business and professional ethics. We welcome speakers from all over the world to discuss moral, ethical, and philosophical issues in various facets of life. We have hosted discussions in fields ranging from business to art. We also encourage students to continue thinking about the ideas introduced in the classroom to other aspects of life by sponsoring the student organization Society for Ethics and Philosophy.

This year, University of Baltimore is honored to host the 2015 Two-Year College National Ethics Bowl. Read more about it here.

Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl Team

Our Ethics Bowl Team Advances to Nationals!

Coach Fred Guy and students Thermon Morris, Jr., Anna Alrub, Raquel Bowings, Abby Salazar, Keanuu Smith-Brown, and Moses Wamalwa represented University of Baltimore at the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl Competition in St. Petersburg, Florida. They placed 5th place with a 3-1 record and will move on to Nationals. The 20th Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl will be held in Reston, VA on February 21, 2016.


Last Published 4/13/16