Mendoza lecture series to examine ethics issues

Author: Carol Elliott

A panel discussion about the ethics of data mining is the first event in the Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics, hosted by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The annual fall lecture series features senior executives speaking about their experiences with the ethical dimensions of business. Lectures are held at 7 p.m. in Mendozas Jordan Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

The discussion of data mining, a science involving the extraction of data from large databases and sorting it into useful information, will be moderated by Patrick E. Murphy, professor of marketing and C.R. Smith II Co-Director of Notre Dames Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide.

Other panel participants include Sarv Devaraj, associate professor of management; Barry Keating, professor of finance; Constance Porter, assistant professor of marketing; and Joseph Holt, director of Executive Education.

The complete schedule for the 2007 Berges series is as follows:

  • Sept. 11: Panel discussion,Data Mining: Business, Ethical And Societal Considerations* Sept. 24: John Brennan, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the Vanguard Group,The Market Value of Integrity* Oct. 4: John Pepper, former chairman and chief operating officer of Procter&Gamble,What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values* Oct. 31: Klaus Leisinger, chairman of Novartis Foundation,Business and Human Rights* Nov. 6: James Owens, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar,Act With Integrity and Value Your People

The Berges Lecture Series, sponsored by the John A. Berges Endowment, is presented by Notre Dames Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. More information is available on the Web at

Contact: _Carol Elliott, director of newswriting, Mendoza College of Business

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