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Special Events

Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl

The Bioethics Minor Program sponsors Loyola's Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams.  Each team competes in an intercollegiate bowl each year at universities across the United States.  If you are interested in finding out more about Ethics Bowl or Bioethics Bowl, please contact Dr. Jennifer Parks at jparks1@luc.edu


Guest Speakers

Every semester speakers come to Loyola to discuss topics in bioethics. The capstone course, BIET 395, hosts a speaker on a topic treated by the course. Recent speakers have included: 

  • Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.  “The Legacy of the United States Public Health Service Untreated Syphilis Study.”
  • Dr. Barbara Katz Rothman, Ph.D., professor of sociology at City University of New York. “Now You Can Choose: Sex Selection and Eugenics Reconsidered.”
  • Professor Lori B. Andrews, J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, on "Genetic Policy and the Arts."

In addition, other groups bring speakers to campus to talk on bioethical issues. Bioethics minors are encouraged to attend these lectures. Some of these speakers have included: 

  • Dr. Patch Adams, "The Joy of Caring."
  • Dr. Hilde Lindemann, "Holding on to Edmund: The Relational Work of Identities - A Case Study in End-of-Life Decision-Making." 
  • Dr. David Walton, "Toward Global Health Equity."
  • Rev. Taduesz Pacholczyk, Ph.D., “Stem cells and Cloning: Understanding the Scientific Issues and the Moral Implications.”
  • Dr. Carl Elliott, M.D., Ph.D., “What’s Wrong with Enhancement Technologies?”



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