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Bergren Forum to focus on scientific misconduct, ethical violations

John D’Angelo, assistant professor of chemistry at Alfred University, will present “Scientific Misconduct: Ethical Violations in Science and a Discussion of Some Real Cases” on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at the Bergren Forum, 12:10 p.m. at Powell Campus Center’s Nevins Theatre. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

D’Angelo will discuss how scientific misconduct has been an increasingly important issue for several years. For example, the American Chemical Society mandates that all accredited programs incorporate ethics instruction into their curricula. During this forum, many of the various incarnations of scientific misconduct will be discussed.

After the discussion, with time permitting, real cases will be explored, in particular the Watson and Crick DNA case.

The Bergren Forum, sponsored by the Alfred University Division of Human Studies, meets Thursdays during each academic semester at the University. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch; coffee and tea will be available.