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What Is an Ethical Scientist?

Jeffrey Kovac, professor emeritus in the UT Department of Chemistry and director of the College Scholars Program, will present “What Is an Ethical Scientist?” Friday, October 25.

In their professional lives, scientists need the ethical standards and moral courage to make difficult choices – or the foundation of trust essential to science will erode. In his presentation, Professor Kovac will examine scientific ethics and show how they apply to the practice of science and to the relationship between science and society. He will consider day-to-day ethical problems such as authorship and the treatment of data and also larger questions such as the choice of research problems and the social responsibility of scientists.

The UT Science Forum takes place Fridays from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe (located at 1600 Phillip Fulmer Way), Room A. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch or purchase it from the arena. Each presentation is followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

We have temporary parking passes available for our guests who do not have UT parking passes. An RSVP is required for the pass. To request a pass, visit our website at

Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thompson-Boling Arena Cafe, A
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way

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Lectures & Presentations




Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public


Science Forum
Chemistry, College Scholars Program
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Amanda Womac

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