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Murder of George Floyd and Subsequent Racist Violence

We, the faculty and staff of the UNC Charlotte Department of Philosophy, condemn the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and all other ongoing assaults against Black life and futurity.

In the wake of the March 2021 spa shootings in Atlanta, GA, we join our college (CLAS) in asserting:

We cannot move in the name of social justice and eliminating anti-Black racism without acknowledging and denouncing the hateful, violent, and deadly acts against Asian and Asian Americans which has increased dramatically over the last two years, and has accumulated into the killing of 8 people, including 6 Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16. CLAS’ Race and Social Justice initiative is in its early stages of identifying and rooting out systemic racism within our College and building policy to protect all members from injustice based on any social  category. We stand with our students, faculty, administrators, and staff of Asian descent and stand against hate, xenophobia, and any acts of injustice which targets this community.

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Rasmussen PI of New NSF Grant to Promote Ethical Authorship Practices

   August 21, 2020

A $580,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant recently has been awarded to Dr. Lisa Rasmussen to research whether institutional policies and infrastructure can promote ethical practices regarding authorship and improve perceptions of research culture and climate across different STEM disciplines. Positive perceptions of culture and climate are correlated with a lower...

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Rasmussen Awarded Third NSF Grant on DIY Science

   June 26, 2020

Dr. Lisa Rasmussen recently was awarded her third National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, to fund a project on "Assessing Ethical Challenges in Conducting Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Science During the COVID-19 Pandemic." For this project, the research team will investigate ethical issues in unregulated research performed outside of traditional laboratory settings, with the aim of identifying...

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Gordon Hull Receives NSF Grant

   September 13, 2019

Dr. Gordon Hull is co-PI on a recently awarded NSF grant related to public policy and technology. Much of the public policy U.S. citizens encounter every day regarding their health, welfare, education, jobs, and security are state and local level policies, with little coordination of or sharing of information on their societal impacts. Dr. Hull is providing the ethics component of a $1,...

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