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Class of 2017 option 2Chemistry and philosophy classes, a neuro-oncology lab, hospital volunteer work, and the TKE fraternity were all UAB steppingstones for the first-generation American and Florence High School graduate.
To help students understand the nature of good and evil, philosophy professor Matt King calls in an expert: Spider-Man. Discover how he and other UAB College of Arts and Sciences faculty use pop culture, from comics to hip hop to Johnny Cash, to spark lively discussions about tough topics.
Gregory Pence, Ph.D., international expert on the ethics of human cloning, discusses the science behind the hit TV show, when it gets the science right and when it doesn’t.
Aileen Jong, senior in philosophy, Michelle Nguyen, senior in neuroscience, and Clara Wan, senior in biology, are bringing attention to a little-discussed issue: menstrual hygiene management.
Best of 2015The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.
When machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.
UAB beat out teams from universities including Dartmouth, UCLA, Georgetown and Rutgers to win national championship in bioethics.
UAB’s Ethics Bowl team, which won the Southeast regionals, advanced to the national College Ethics Bowl for the first time since 2012.
The book, which was first published in 1990, includes an in-depth look at famous past medical ethics cases.

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty will host the first in a series of interdisciplinary forums aimed at solutions to global issues.

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