April 21, 2010

(left to right) Morag Kersel, Emanuela Bocancea, Timothy Sandiford, Emily Button, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Nowlin, Krysta Ryzewski, and John F. Cherry


Brown University's Ethics Bowl Team -- jointly composed of graduate students from the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Department of Anthropology -- has triumphed in the Seventh Annual Ethics Bowl, organized by the Society for American Archaeology, in St. Louis, MO.

Brown is the only team in Ethics Bowl history to have won the Ethics Bowl more than once, and in each of the three years it has competed, it has reached the final round. In St. Louis, Brown won the preliminary round against the University of Washington), advancing to the semis against the University of California-Berkeley, and faced Indiana University in the final round.

The Ethics Bowl is described by the SAA as "a fun and festive debate-style competition, in which teams of students present ways of responding to hypothetical case studies that illustrate a range of ethical dilemmas." For more information on the Ethics Bowl, see the SAA's webpage on the Seventh Annual Ethics Bowl.

The students who participated on the Brown team were: Emanuela Bocancea, Emily Button, Elizabeth Murphy, Jessica Nowlin, and Tim Sandiford, with Sarah Craft as the team alternate. The team was coached by Professor John F. Cherry (Joukowsky Institute and Classics), and Postdoctoral Fellows Morag Kersel (Joukowsky Institute) and Krysta Ryzewski (Joukowsky Institute and Engineering).