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IDEAS student earns accolades in first ever Ethics Symposium

Fourteen students gave presentations at the first annual Lehigh University Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, which was held Saturday, April 18, in the STEPS building.

Jasmine Ameerally ‘15, an economics major in the College of Arts and Sciences, won the prize for best overall presentation for “Achieving a Just Society under Shari’ah Law.”

Engineering student Deanna Kocher ‘17, an IDEAS (Integrated Degree in Engineering, Arts and Sciences) major, won the prize for best presentation by a student in the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science for “Playing God in the Nursery.”

The aim of the symposium, said Robin Dillon, symposium co-founder and William Wilson Selfridge Professor and Chair of Philosophy, was to raise awareness about the ethical issues that arise in academic disciplines, in everyday life, on campus and in the larger world, and to inspire students to discuss these issues outside of class.

The symposium was made possible by the Endowed Fund for the Teaching of Ethical Decision-Making and was sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), the College of Business and Economics (CBE), the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science (RCEAS), and by numerous academic departments and programs.

Read the full story at the Lehigh University News Center.

-Kurt Pfitzer is a writer with Lehigh University Media Relations.

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