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CSUB panel on stem-cell research
  December 19, 2006
Mike Stepanovich, 661/654-2456,,
or Jaclyn Loveless, 661/654-2138,

The Kegley Institute of Ethics at California State University, Bakersfield will host a panel discussion in early January on "The Morality of Stem Cell Research."

"This is an important issue that has enormous repercussions, both ethically and medically," said Christopher Meyers, CSUB philosophy professor and director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics. "Stem cell research, whether embryonic, adult or cloned, holds the promise of medical advances beyond our imagination, but at the same time has the potential for great moral abuse. This is not a simple issue, and I encourage everyone to attend for what promises to be a spirited and enlightening discussion."

The panel, which will be moderated by Meyers, will convene on Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the CSUB Student Union Multi-Purpose Room.

Panelists are:

  • Rabbi Paul Gordon, B'Nnai Jacob Congregation in Bakersfield.
  • Jacquelyn A. Kegley, CSUB philosophy professor.
  • April Pyle, professor at the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine at UCLA.
  • Monsignor Ronald Swett, pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Church in Bakersfield.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public. Parking, which is free for those attending the panel discussion, is available in Lot K, at Kroll Way and Don Hart Drive East on the east side of campus.

For more information, please call (661) 654-2555.