Climate change is a global issue and affects all of us. You most likely have read about or discussed climate concerns, but an often overlooked topic is gender and climate change. In today’s Ask an Ethicist column, our ethicist brings to light this often overlooked topic and explains why gender should be part of the climate change conversation.
Graduate students from Syracuse University and Penn State will convene Nov. 6-7 to address the nature of geographic justice at the “Circuits of Justice” workshop, hosted by the Department of Geography. The public is invited to a panel discussion and the keynote by Amy Ross, University of Georgia associate professor of geography.
Mari B. Pierce, assistant professor of criminal justice at Penn State Beaver, is the co-author of "Assessing the Influence of Familial Paternalism on Child Neglect Sentencing Decisions," an article that appeared online in June in the American Journal of Criminal Justice.
Pierce began teaching in the fall semester for the new bachelor's degree in administration of justice at Beaver campus. She can be contacted at email@example.com or 724-773-3549.
The popular CSI: Fayette series -- a series of public forums that examine topics related to crime and law enforcement issues -- is gearing up to continue in 2011. The first forum is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Corporate Training Center at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This first CSI: Fayette (Crime Subjects Investigated) forum for 2011 will examine the role of juries in the criminal justice system.
Penn State has launched a new effort to serve local, state, federal and international communities with vital criminal justice research and policy. The Justice Center for Research is a new, collaborative effort among the College of the Liberal Arts, Outreach, and the Justice and Safety Institute.
It has been nine years since Congress created the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, in honor of physicist and astronaut Ronald E. McNair who died in the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986.
The thriving program, which prepares underprivileged, academically gifted undergraduates for doctoral studies, seems a fitting tribute to McNair, an African-American scientist who beat the odds of "crushing poverty" to earn a Ph.D. in physics at M.I.T. and become the second African-American to fly in space.
Five years ago I was moseying around outside a 7-Eleven in East Liverpool, Ohio, waiting for a friend who was buying a pack of Skittles. Without warning, a woman from a group of protestors accosted me asking, "Do you know they wanna burn hazardous waste in your backyard?"
"Sorry, I don't live here."
"Here," she said, shoving some papers into my hands. "Just sign this. We need to get WTI the hell outta here."
I grabbed her pen and scribbled on the paper. Mine was the last name on a list with about 200 signatures.