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Buttrill Endowed Fund for Ethics Events

With the goal of fostering discussion in a field of inquiry he valued, Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 established a fund through which the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research promotes on-going investigations into ethical questions of significance to the Texas A&M community. The Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics supports annual lectures, roundtables, special events, and course activities.

The Buttrill Ethics Grant, introduced in 2007-2008, has now become an annual award to faculty for ethics-related development in research and teaching.

2021-22 Events

September 8 & 9, 2021
Can’t Beat the Heat: Extreme Temperatures and the Lack of Air-Conditioning in Texas Prisons
Organized by Dr. Carlee Purdum, Department of Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning

Sept 8-9 | Mock Cell & Poster Exhibit
Rudder Plaza

Sept 9 | Panel Discussion
Rudder Tower 301
Streaming via zoom also available | ID: 92676054970 | Passcode: 900590
Featured speakers:
Dr. Carlee Purdum | Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center
Dr. Amite Dominic | Texas Prisons Community Advocates
Zulema Alvarez | Breaking Chains & Staying Connected; formerly incarcerated

Additional event sponsors: Race and Ethnic Studies Institute; Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center; Department of Sociology; College of Architecture

Previous Events

February 8, 2017
Buttrill Ethics Roundtable
“Freedom from Fear? Hatred, Tolerance, and Civility”

February 9, 2017
Buttrill Ethics Lecture
“Solidarity Matters: Palestine, BDS, and Academic Freedom under the Trump Era”
Jasbir K. Puar | Associate Professor, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University