In a special Facebook Live address on Nov. 29, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg called for stronger ethics rules and stricter oversigh of nonprofit organizations that contract with the city. "Recent revelations innvolving the Tricentennial Commission and Centro San Antonio" are "threatening to shake one of the strengths of our local government - public trust," Nirenberg said as he opened the five-minute address.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 29 2017 - 8:55pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 19 2017 - 10:00am
Replay the video from the June 19 webcast “The Thief of the Future: The Ethical Puzzle of Maternal Mortality,” a presentation by bioethicist Laurie Zoloth, Ph.D., live from the University of Texas Health, San Antonio.
Written by JamiAlise on Apr 5 2017 - 3:52pm
"Communication professionals sometimes find themselves in situations where they are asked to bend the truth, add spin to a story or create alternative focus in order to deflect bad news. They are also expected to gain public trust for the organizations they represent while not running afoul of the PRSA Code of Ethics. In this workshop, we will explore the inherent conflicts and ethical boundaries that communication professions face daily and how to resolve them."
Written by Brooke Cowey on Mar 31 2017 - 12:42pm
Replay the video from our webcast of a panel discussion on Ethics in the Trump Era on April 8 at the Patriots’ Casa at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. This event was sponsored by the San Antonio Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalism.
Written by Amanda Evrard on Dec 29 2016 - 6:03pm
Updated: Larry Noll, Presiding Judge of the 408th District Court in Bexar County, dismissed a meritless lawsuit against NOWCastSA and its managing director on Dec. 1, 2016. Noll dismissed the suit with prejudice at the request of the plaintiff, William Schlecht, former chair of the nonprofit news organization. A case that is dismissed with prejudice is permanently removed and the claims can never be brought back to court. (view the original court document here)
Written by CMHE on Jun 1 2015 - 3:04pm
REPLAY Video from the June 9 webcast of Is My Mind Mine? Neuroscience, Privacy and the Self, presented by Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D. The Conversations About Ethics lecture is presented by The Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics at The UT Health Science Center San Antonio.
Written by stmarysu on Apr 1 2015 - 9:57am
St. Mary’s University, the first institution of higher education in Texas to achieve Fair Trade University status, will celebrate with Fair Trade Day April 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The campus community is invited for free fair trade coffee, mugs and chocolate on the patio outside the Blume Library.
Written by CMHE on Jul 11 2014 - 2:37pm
REPLAY VIDEO: The 11th installment of “Conversations About Ethics” is an especially relevant one: Powerful new knowledge about the human genome is ushering in an era of personalized medicine. Researchers are answering questions we hardly dared ask a decade ago, and their findings will soon become an accepted part of patient care. There’s a pressing need to understand not only the science of these breakthroughs but also the ethical implications.
Written by Carlton Soules on Jan 31 2013 - 11:27am
I believe the City’s recent ethics controversies, while painful and embarrassing, may afford us the opportunity to build more transparency into our city government and to create meaningful changes in our ethics policies. But to be successful, I believe we must embrace a comprehensive strategy that includes a thorough review of our current policy. We must make use of expert opinions, best practices, and ensure the process take place in an open, inclusive environment with plenty of public input.
Written by CMHE on Oct 2 2012 - 1:08pm
For a decade, the Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics has taught ethics and professionalism while nurturing empathy and humanitarian values in students at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio. These vital lessons come from the classroom and the community, at home and abroad, through arts and literature and through practical, hands-on experience.