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A quest to find ‘the best’ may bring out the worst in shoppers

Dec. 1, 2017—Marketers want to motivate consumers to act in their own self-interest, but they may be encouraging negative behavior such as theft or illegal returns, according to new Vanderbilt research.

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Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Nov. 6, 2017—Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.

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Vanderbilt study finds that as leaders gain power, dissent against unethical behavior declines

Jan. 31, 2017—New research suggests that holding high-ranking positions may blind people to the unethical practices they are responsible for stopping.

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New rules for science researchers would mark an overdue ethics update

Sep. 16, 2016—New ethical rules for scientists who do experiments involving human beings are about to kick in. It's the first update in more than 40 years.

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New Compliance Reporting Hotline available July 1

Jun. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s new Compliance Reporting Hotline and online form go live Friday, July 1.

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New compliance reporting tools go live July 1

Jun. 27, 2016—A new phone number and website for reporting compliance violations and concerns at Vanderbilt University will replace the current reporting system and go live on Friday, July 1.

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School of Medicine student to take part in ethics fellowship

May. 12, 2016—Maria de Lourdes Ladino, a third-year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been chosen as one of 14 medical students to take part in Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE).

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New Vanderbilt named scholarship to benefit theology students

Apr. 13, 2016—The Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson Scholarship has been endowed by an emeritus theology professor and his wife to benefit Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion students.

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VKC presents April lectures about autism, mentoring and LGBTI issues

Mar. 10, 2016—The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) will host three events the first week of April covering the topics of ethical considerations of mentoring through differences, translational research in autism spectrum disorder, and conversations at the intersection of disability and LGBTI issues.

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Free lecture series will examine how technology influences morality

Mar. 8, 2016—Three lectures this spring will explore emerging or overlooked moral issues. The Berry Lectures begin March 18.

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Expert: Stop complaining about the moral decline of Western society

Apr. 3, 2015—Morality is not declining in the modern world, says Edward Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, in a new book. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one.

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Vanderbilt Divinity Harrod Lecture tackles unions, politics and ethics

Oct. 31, 2012—Melissa Snarr, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor who studies the intersection of religion, social change and political ethics, will deliver the 2012 Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 8 in Benton Chapel.

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