Arsht Special Projects
As part of the Arsht Ethics Initiatives, the University of Miami Ethics Programs have set aside a limited amount of funds to support small, special projects or opportunities that have a high probability of leading to concrete and high-visibility deliverables. These might include
• Ethics publications, films, etc.
• Presentations on ethics at important national or international conferences
• Ethics curricula or syllabi
Awards may be applied to travel expenses, publication costs, conference registration fees, software and other expenses if, in the view of an Ethics Programs review committee, the project is overwhelmingly likely to produce a product of the sorts itemized above. Awards will be listed on this page. Acceptance of an award constitutes a commitment to acknowledge the Arsht Ethics Initiatives and the University of Miami Ethics Programs in any publication.
Note that while many projects are worthy, virtuous and/or involve good deeds, the goal of the Arsht Ethics Initiatives is not to serve as a source of social service project support but, rather, to foster research and education related to ethics itself.
Thomas A. Goodmann, Associate Professor of English, is working on “Deliberate Lives: Agrarian and Wilderness Writing from Depression to Recession” is a study of implicit and explicit critiques of the “Good Life” in the U.S. as it is formulated in pre- and post-WW II culture, economy, and agronomy.
Ethics in Education: A to Z, May 1-2, 2015
A two-day conference for teachers, students, parents, educational administrators and concerned citizens covering major ethical issues at all levels of American education, presented jointly by the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, The Arsht Ethics Initiatives of The University of Miami Ethics Programs and Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Conference Program
The film Ethics, Aging and Public Policy: New Challenges for the 21st Century Surrounding the Health Span of Aging Populations intends to “leverage the power and impact of educational media in the classroom to generate thought provoking dialogue and optimal learning.”