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The Critical Language Scholarship could fund your study of one of these languages during the summer of 2017:
Arabic - Azerbaijani - Bangla - Chinese - Hindi – Indonesian - JapaneseKorean - Persian - Punjabi - Russian – Swahili – Turkish - Urdu
To learn more, attend an information session on Monday, Sept. 26, from 5-6 p.m., OR Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 6-7 p.m., in room 200 of the Ball Honors House.
Visit www.clscholarship.org for details about the scholarship.
MILLER COLLEGE RESEARCH COLLOQUIUM
Intellectual Freedom, the Right to Free Inquiry, and Digital Privacy
12:00 - 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, October 5, 2016Whitinger Building room 145, Hall of Fame Conference Room
RSVP before September 26 to email@example.com
Presented by Shaheen BornaProfessor of Marketing
Consider the following hypothetical scenarios: A faculty member wants to collect data related to the “deceptive nature of pornographic advertisements.” The other faculty member is interested in collecting data related to “the effectiveness of ISIS propaganda”. The third faculty member needs data for his/her study related to “Promotion in the Heroin Markets”. These faculty members have at least one common area of concern, i.e., by using the university computer services and thereby search engines, their identity may be revealed to the public. Since there is a substantial gap between data collection and publication of the research findings, the revelation of faculty identity would create the perception that university computer services are used for “undesirable” if not illegal activities. The “child pornography” case and ensuing publicity created by the publication of the name of a retired faculty member at BSU heightened the concern that BSU has assumed the role of “Big Brother” and hence is monitoring the computer activities of its constituents. If indeed, the university were filtering faculty, students, and employees’ computer activities, it would raise fundamental questions related to the intellectual freedom, the right to free inquiry, and digital privacy. In this presentation, we explore the degree of BSU involvement in monitoring its constituents’ computer activities and the feasibility of using software such as Tor at BSU libraries in order to hide the identity (i.e., IP addresses) of computer users.
About Shaheen Borna
Shaheen Borna, professor of marketing, completed his MBA and DBA at Florida State University (1979). He joined the Ball State faculty in 1983. His research interests include business ethics, retail location, promotion, and new product management. His teaching interests include marketing management, consumer behavior, business ethics, international marketing, and retailing. He has published numerous articles in The Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Services Marketing, Mid-American Journal of Business, Journal of Global Business, International Journal of Advertising, Higher Education Management, Journal of Business and Economic Perspectives, Akron Business and Economic Review, The Journal of Health Care Marketing, British Journal of Criminology, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Health and Social Policy, Journal of Teaching Business Ethics, and Higher Education Management. He has also published and presented numerous conference papers. Professor Borna is a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, and Mid-American Journal of Business.