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President's Speaker Series

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the President’s Speaker Series is a forum that brings eminent leaders to Santa Clara, providing our students, faculty, and the community an opportunity for intellectual rigor, critical thinking, reflection, and dialogue.

Santa Clara Lecture Series

The Santa Clara Lecture Series is sponsored by the Bannan Institute, which is committed to examining Catholic identity and Jesuit character.

Ethics at Noon

The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics sponsors the Ethics at Noon lecture series. These lunch-hour programs provide a forum for SCU faculty members and other experts to explore ethical issues in many fields.

de Saisset Museum

The museum offers several lectures and programs based on current exhibitions.

Ethics at Noon

May 6, 2014
noon - 1:00 p.m.
Vari Hall, The Wiegand Center

Cancer, Genes, and the Angelina Jolie Case: Ethics and the Aftermath of Genetic Diagnosis


12 noon
Wiegand Room, Arts and Sciences Building

Last year, actress Angelina Jolie decided to have a double mastectomy after learning that she had a gene disposing her to breast cancer. Her story is one instance of what is happening to many men and women who, with the benefit of new gene-identifying tools, are having to confront hard personal and ethical questions about medical treatment in the aftermath of genetic diagnoses. This panel of SCU scholars will explore the ethical, medical, communication, gender, and biological aspects of such scenarios.

Laura Ellingson, SCU Communications, Angel Islas, SCU Biology, and Karen Peterson-Iyer, SCU Religious Studies, present. 

This Health & Science Horizons Program is sponsored by The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics in partnership with the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship.

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David DeCosse
Ethics at Noon
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