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Winners of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics for 2014
Each year, students and members of the faculty are asked to submit their work for the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics. Writings on current ethical issues in a wide range of formats—such as books, articles, essays, op-ed pieces, and websites—are eligible for the prizes, as are those written or published for traditional scholarly settings, and students’ essays written for classes. The prizes are funded by a gift from alumnus Charles R. Dreifus (’66, MBA ’73) in honor of Abraham J. Briloff, Emmanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accountancy Emeritus.
The prize committee, which includes a faculty member from each school, has named the winners of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics for 2014. They are:
Faculty Prize of $1,500
Professor Raquel Benbunan-Fich, S/CIS Department, Zicklin School of Business, for “The Ethics of Online Experimentation with Unsuspecting Users.” The committee wrote that “the author identifies an important emergent issue in the internet environment - non-disclosed research to subjects - and further evaluates the complexities of the doctrine of informed consent and the protection of human subjects.”
Graduate Student Prize of $500
Celia Kerr, MBA, Information Systems, for “Expanding Textile Recycling: An Easy and Attractive Response to Fast Fashion,” about which the committee wrote: “In pointing out the embarrassing waste of a resource—fast fashion—the author argues that increased recycling of discarded textiles and used clothing will encourage sustainability.”
Undergraduate Student Prize of $500
Hanna Utkin, Sophomore Marketing Major, for “Soup Kitchens are Unethical.” The committee described this essay as: “a creative approach to a growing social problem, in which the author proposes a method that permits the homeless to experience greater control over their daily lives.”
This year’s prizes will be awarded at a brief ceremony on Friday, March 27, at 1:30pm in the Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Reading Room on the second floor of The William and Anita Newman Library (to the right of the security entrance). Charles Dreifus and members of the Briloff family are expected to attend. A small exhibit showing the Accounting Hall of Fame honor presented posthumously to Prof. Briloff in 2014, and examples of his writings, speeches, and Congressional testimonies relating to ethical issues, as well as his involvement in past Ethics Weeks at Baruch, will be on display in the library’s reading room.
We are grateful to the members of this year’s Briloff Prize Committee for their hard work on a very tight schedule. They are:
- Professor Christopher Hallowell, Department of Journalism and the Writing Professions
- Professor Paula Walter, Department of Law
- Professor Daniel Williams, School of Public Affairs
Additional information about the Briloff Prizes and the winning essays from this year and several previous years are available at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/facultyhandbook/BriloffPrizes.htm.
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