Addressing the Practical Ethics of Today’s Innovation

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Atkinson Pavilion

Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club

UC San Diego

La Jolla, CA 92093

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You're invited to join us for an exclusive lecture and reception to celebrate the launch of the Institute for Practical Ethics at the University of California, San Diego!

This event will feature special guest Dr. Beth Shapiro, Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, who will deliver a talk entitled "Can We, Should We, and Will We Bring Back Mammoths?" Dr. Shapiro's work focuses on using ancient DNA to infer evolutionary history and processes. Dr. Shapiro is the MacArthur Award-winning author of How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction, which considers the feasibility and desirability of bringing back passenger pigeons, steppe bison, mammoth and other currently extinct species.

Opening Remarks by Chancellor Pradeep Khosla and Dean Cristina Della Coletta, Division of Arts and Humanities.

The University of California, San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities is growing to better address important issues surrounding emerging progress in medical discoveries, scientific research, and technological innovations. As one of the signature initiatives of the Division of Arts and Humanities, the Institute for Practical Ethics (IPE) is formed as an interdisciplinary research unit within the University of California, San Diego dedicated to the goal of creating socially responsible science and policy.

Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited -- please RSVP!


Heading South on I-5

  • Take I-5 south to the Genesee Avenue exit.

  • Turn right on Genesee.

  • At the third light, turn left on North Torrey Pines Rd.

  • At the fifth light, turn left onto the UCSD campus. (The street sign reads: Almahurst Row / Muir Lane / UCSD.)

  • Proceed on Muir College Drive.

  • At the third stop sign, turn right onto Muir Lane.

  • At the next stop sign, turn left. (This is still Muir Lane.)

  • Turn right into parking lot #206.

  • The Faculty Club will be on your left.

Heading North on I-5

  • Take I-5 north to the La Jolla Village Drive exit and turn left at the end of the exit ramp.

  • Follow La Jolla Village Drive through several lights.

  • Continue as La Jolla Village Drive turns into North Torrey Pines Road.

  • Turn right at light onto La Jolla Shores Drive.

  • Make an immediate left onto Scholars Drive.

  • Follow Scholars Drive through 2 stop signs (it will turn into Muir Lane). You will see parking lot #206 on your right.

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Atkinson Pavilion

Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club

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