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Vol 57 No. 14 : July 14, 2005
Vol 57 No. 14 | July 14, 2005

Laurels

Jean Casey, Teacher Education, has been invited to address the annual summer institute sponsored Aug. 9-10, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the United States Department of Education through the PBS series “Ready to Learn,” titled “Technology Use in Preschool Education.”  She will speak Aug. 9 on the “Importance of Technology in Early Literacy.”

Sharon R. Guthrie, Kinesiology and Physical Education, published an article titled "Following the Straight and Narrow: An Exploratory Study of Lesbophobia and Eating Disorder Pathology Among Female Athletes" in the Women's Sport and Physical Activity Journal, Vol. 14, No. 10.

Hamid Rahai, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and CEERS, co-authored a paper titled "Profiles of Two Side-By-Side Jets with Different Momentum Ratios in a Cross Flow," presented in June at the 35th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit in Toronto.

Book Review

Ethical Issues in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical EthicsEthical Issues
in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical Ethics

Published in 2005 by Thomson Wadsworth, the second edition of Ethical Issues in the Courts: A Companion to Philosophical Ethics. This "undergraduate casebook" includes excerpts from 73 landmark court decisions on important contemporary issues, including: abortion; euthanasia; assisted suicide; educating children; sex and marriage; gay rights; war, peace and pacifism; environmental rights; animal rights; freedom of expression; religious freedom; racial discrimination; affirmative action; sex discrimination; capital punishment; business ethics; and computer ethics. The volume also includes a glossary, discussion questions, and study guides. The first edition was published in 2000. This new edition includes important recent cases, such as Bush v. Schiavo on euthanasia, Rasul v. Bush on the rights of enemy combatants, Goodridge v. Dept. of Public Health on gay marriage, Elk Grove v. Newdow on the pledge of allegiance, and A&M Records v. Napster on downloading music from the Internet. It is designed for use in courses in ethics, critical thinking, and political science. Van Camp is also the co-author of Applying Ethics: A Text with Readings, 8th ed. Published in 2004 by Thomson Wadsworth, it is the publisher's best-selling text in applied ethics. Her Website, "Freedom of Expression at the National Endowment for the Arts," has been on-line since March 1996 thanks to funding from the American Bar Association, which cited it as an "Exemplary" project.

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