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Events celebrating 2023 Ethics Awareness Week begin Oct. 19

Peabody Hall (Photo by Andrew Davis Tucker/UGA)

The University of Georgia will participate in the University System of Georgia’s Ethics Awareness Week, scheduled for Nov. 6-12.

This year’s theme is “Promoting a Culture of Excellence,” and several upcoming events for faculty, staff and students aim to build that culture.

The Department of Philosophy will host the Ethics Kleiner Lecture on Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. in 115 Peabody Hall. The talk by Mary Beth Willard, professor of philosophy at Weber State University, will be on “Why Artists Won’t Stay #Canceled” and explore why some artists who were canceled are now returning and embracing their counterculture status.

Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, will give the Ethics Week Lecture on Oct. 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. The event, which is part of the university’s Signature Lecture series, is free and open to the public.

On Nov. 7, the philosophy department will host a film screening and panel discussion focused on “I Am Greta” on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building Balcony Theater (Room 400). Panelists include Anna Stenport, dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

In addition to an Ethics Awareness Week kickoff video on Nov. 1, the USG is hosting two events. The Chancellor’s Event, “Ethical Considerations for a Data Driven Landscape,” will be livestreamed Nov. 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. The USG Ethics & Compliance Best Practices in Higher Education panel discussion, “Promoting an Ethical Culture in Challenging Times,” will be livestreamed on Nov. 9 from 10-11 a.m.

The UGA Ethics Team will compete in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Nov. 11 at the University of North Georgia – Gainesville. On Nov. 18, the philosophy department is hosting the 2nd annual Ethics Cup. Teams of up to four will debate ethical dilemmas for a chance at prizes. This tournament-style competition will take place over several rounds in Peabody Hall, with a final showdown between the top teams.