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 SRU Walwik Lecture to Examine 'Ethics, Law and Technology in Open Society' 

 

SPOTLIGHT

4/20/2006

Contact: K.E. Schwab  -- 724-738-2199;  e-mail: karl.schwab@sru.edu

SRU WALWIK LECTURE TO EXAMINE ‘ETHICS, LAW AND TECHNOLOGY IN OPEN SOCIETY’

     SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –  Slippery Rock University’s Second Annual Walwik Lecture, named for SRU Professor Emeritus Dr. Theodore Walwik, will present Brian O’Connell, associate professor of computing and philosophy at Central Connecticut State University addressing “Ethics, Law and Technology in an Open Society” on Tuesday [April 25].

      The free event will be held at 7 p.m. in Spotts World Culture Building Auditorium. O’Connell will also speak in communication classes throughout the day.

      O’Connell teaches courses in computer ethics, jurisprudence and professional responsibility, as well as programming and robotics. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Trinity College and his juris doctorate from the University of Connecticut Law School. A former practicing attorney in appellate criminal law, O’Connell is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court. His research interests include jurisprudence of new technologies, professional ethics, and the ethical, legal and social implications of technology.

      He is former president of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, and the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the Franklyn Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression in 1999.

      The Walwik Lectures are made possible through a gift from Dr. Walwik, former communication department chair at SRU.

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