ethics

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

Elephant death at PGH zoo breeds ethical questions

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer The decision to euthanize the Pittsburgh Zoo’s premature orphaned elephant calf last Wednesday reignited the ongoing debate about the ethics of zoos. The calf was born 30 days early, and her mother would not produce milk. The Pittsburgh Zoo adopted the abandoned calf and “consulted with elephant experts from […]

Guest lecturer questions ethics of drone strikes

Guest lecturer questions ethics of drone strikes

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Does the use of armed aerial drones for targeted killings of suspected terrorists comply with law and ethics? That was the topic of discussion at “Law, Ethics and the New Technology of War,” which took place March 15 in the Power Center Ballroom. The featured speaker was Mary Ellen O’Connell, […]

Professor invited to Paris for UNESCO roundtable discussion

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Henk ten Have, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, spoke at the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) roundtable discussion in Paris last Friday. Ten Have, who was the director of UNESCO’s division of ethics of science and technology from 2003 to 2010, said he […]