CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-00011; fax (319) 384-0024
Ethics Seminar: Authorship and ownership of intellectual property
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Stephana Colbert, senior associate counsel for research
at the University of Iowa, will address the ethical questions that students
and faculty members face when balancing authorship and ownership of intellectual
Her lecture, "Authorship and Ownership: Necessary Ethical Dilemmas?"
is another in the series of Ethics Seminars sponsored by the Project on
Rhetoric of Inquiry (POROI), the UI College of Business Administration,
and UI International Programs. The lecture, which is Friday, Nov. 7, from
noon-1:15 p.m. in W401 Pappajohn Business Administration Building, is free
and open to the public.
Authorship and ownership disputes in the academy - between faculty and
between faculty and students - often involve prolonged and protracted conflicts
within and among departments and colleges, Colbert says. At best these
conflicts result in inter- and intra-departmental turmoil, a loss of collegiality,
the disintegration of life-long friendships and perhaps of greatest concern,
lost opportunities at scholarship.
At worst, a growing number of these disputes result in career-threatening
accusations and counter-accusations of fraud, plagiarism and scientific
misconduct. By discussing expectations and dissemination of relevant information,
this presentation will consider whether these disputes are an inevitable
part of academic life, or unnecessary and easily avoidable ethical dilemmas.
For further information, contact POROI at (319) 335 - 2753 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University
of Iowa events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an
accommodation in order to participate in the ethics seminar, contact Tom
Kueny at (319) 335-3811. Please contact him at least four days before