The Millennium Cafe

Susan Russell and Mark Stephens

December 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am

3rd Floor Commons at the Millennium Science Complex
University Park

Morals, Ethics, and Faith in our Scientific Communities – Part III


“To Communicate, or Not to Communicate?  That, is the Question”

Susan Russell  |  School of Theatre

What if the barriers between human beings and science could be dissolved with individual and collective acts of communication?  What if science communication begins with what each scientist believes about communicating?  What if everything everywhere begins with what a human being believes? ... What was the question?


Who Am I?  Identity as Morality”

Mark Stephens  |  Penn State College of Medicine

Using the ancient art of mask-making, we will explore “self” in the specific context of professional identity formation.  I will discuss how this unique art form has helped me to explore multiple, liminal and evolving elements of identity. The conversation will focus on developing an authentic sense of self when competing demands create potential moral dilemmas as we seek to determine, refine and (potentially) reconcile our personal and professional identities.


 The Millennium Café is held every Tuesday @ 10:00 in the 3rd floor Café Commons of the Millennium Science Complex.  Stop by for freshly brewed science & coffee.