Navigation Links
Environmental activist David Suzuki is fifth recipient of CWRU’s Inamori Ethics Prize
Date:9/7/2012

CLEVELAND, September 7, 2012 Case Western Reserve University President Barbara R. Snyder yesterday announced that the Inamori Foundation has committed an additional $1 million to advance the work of the university's Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The news came as the university honored academic and environmental activist David Suzuki as the fifth recipient of the annual Inamori Ethics Prize.

"David Suzuki, throughout your career you have consistently emphasized the importance of ethical leadership in the areas of environmentalism, sustainability, science education, and climate justice," Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III said during ceremonies at Severance Hall. "You hold fast to your principles, yet strive to continue conversations that lead to greater understanding and provoke global progress."

A native of Canada who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the United States, Suzuki spent more than 40 years as a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia. He also turned his abiding love for science and the environment into a decades' long career hosting the television series, The Nature of Things. In 1990 he founded the David Suzuki Foundation to help suggest ways that individuals and organizations could take steps to help the Earth. In addition to accepting his medal and presenting his lecture, "The Challenge of the 21st Century: Setting the Real Bottom Line," Suzuki also participated in an academic symposium earlier in the day with Oberlin College environmental studies professor David Orr and Case Western Reserve ethics professors Jeremy Bendik-Keymer and Shannon French. French also directs the Inamori Center, established in 2007 after the Inamori Foundation awarded $10 million to Case Western Reserve.

"At its core, ethics is about the pursuit of a good and meaningful life," French told those gathered for the prize ceremony. "We cannot be successful in that pursuit, either individually or collectively, unless we take the time to think deeply about what our core values are and ensure that they are faithfully reflected in our words, our actions, and our policies."

As part of the ceremonies, Snyder also recognized foundation President Kazuo Inamori for his passion for promoting ethical and humane leadership around the world. The founder of Kyocera and, later the telecommunications giant DDI,

Inamori also is an ordained Buddhist priest and volunteers as president of a private management school known as Seiwajyuku. In 1984 he founded the Inamori Foundation with his own personal financial commitment.

"This award honors individuals whose history of philanthropic service has made a profound, positive and lasting impact locally, nationally, and internationally," Snyder said. "Dr. Inamori's influence not only pervades our campus, but the world.

The additional $1 million commitment will allow the center to expand its programs, among other activities. As part of this year's celebration, the center announced publication of a new annual academic publication, The International Journal of Ethical Leadership. The inaugural volume includes transcripts of speeches of previous prize recipients as well as such articles as Professor Bendik Keymer's, "Do You Have a Conscience" and alumnus Hiroyuki Fujita's "Ethical Leadership." The journal is available at the Barnes & Noble campus bookstore, 11451 Euclid Avenue.


'/>"/>

Contact: Chris Sheridan
christianne.sheridan@case.edu
216-368-2774
Case Western Reserve University
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Effects of environmental toxicants reach down through generations
2. Reproductive health providers should discuss environmental exposure risks with patients
3. Environmental factors in Tiny Tims near fatal illness
4. Increasing water scarcity in Californias Bay-Delta will necessitate trade-offs; hard decisions needed to balance various environmental risks
5. Stomata development in plants unraveled -- a valuable discovery for environmental research
6. Long-term research reveals causes and consequences of environmental change
7. New museum-university partnership ushers in new era of environmental science education
8. Tiny plants could cut costs, shrink environmental footprint
9. Wells Fargo fosters environmental conservation through University of Miamis RJD program
10. Environmental benefit of biofuels is overestimated, new study reveals
11. Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlists 2012 projects
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/4/2017)... NEW YORK , April 4, 2017   ... solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and ... The patent broadly covers the linking of an iris ... the same transaction) and represents the company,s 45 th ... our latest patent is very timely given the multi-modal ...
(Date:3/29/2017)... , March 29, 2017  higi, the health IT ... North America , today announced a ... the acquisition of EveryMove. The new investment and acquisition ... of tools to transform population health activities through the ... data. higi collects and secures data today ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... -- The report "Gesture Recognition and Touchless Sensing Market by Technology ... Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to be worth ... and 2022. Continue Reading ... ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... Dr. Greg ... Las Vegas, NV on September 27th. His presentation is at 12:10pm in the Probiotics ... able to present at SupplySide West and discuss how probiotics have shown impressive data ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... portal. Each relaunch of the portal includes new features that facilitate streamlined and ... companies seek to remain at the forefront of medical advancements, they rely on ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... , ... September 21, 2017 , ... ... clinical research sector professionals, has announced the addition of 5 new courses to ... - Compliance with Regulation 21 CFR Part 11 on Electronic Records and ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... CALIF. (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 , ... Lajollacooks4u ... this month. The organization, a worldwide society of professional women with high achievement ... to hold its annual dinner. , Twelve members began with an olive ...
Breaking Biology Technology: