Alcalá View 1996 12.7

A newsletter for the employees of the University of San Diego

April 1996, Vol. 12, Issue 7 View Hinman Ushers USD into a New Universe By Jill Wagner Art covers the walls Netscape:

Kids Carnival

Gather your kids, friends and neighbors and join the Manchester Family Child Development Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m ., April 13, for the annual Kids and Com- munity Carnival. An Astra Jump, a pony ride, food and games booths will be set up in front of the Hahn University Center for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Prizes from local restaurants and retail stores will be raf- fled throughout the day. All funds raised at the carnival will go to the child develop- ment center. Catholic Perspectives The 1995-96 Catholic Perspectives Forum contin- ues at 7 p.m., April 18 in Manchester Executive Conference Center. Ray- mond F. Collins, dean in the School of Religious Studies at Catholic University of America, will speak on "The Bible: Cast in Stone or Living Word?" Admission is free. Family Fair The streets of Linda Vista will be alive with the sounds of music and live entertain- ment from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 27. The annual Linda Vista Fair, sponsored in part by USO, will feature a parade, two performances by the Fern Street Circus, and food and craft booths on Linda Vista Road between Ulric and Comstock streets. Volunteers are needed to staff the USO booth. If you are interested in showcasing your program or volunteering at the booth, call Susan Manard at ext. 4659.

not occupied by book- shelves. A fresh pot of coffee is always brewing. Hundreds of classic vol- umes of moral philosophy are piled on floor-to-ceil- ing bookshelves. Ethics journals and cop ies of current articles on moral issues abound. A comer is set as ide for student and professional philosophers This is the perfect sem- inar room env isioned by Larry Hinman, professor in the philosophy depart- ment. It would be a costly to gather and discuss what they just read.

lfinma.n, Editor

--Raphael, ·The School of.Athen3• .Etflit::s Updah:Si:J de:iigned primarily to be used by ethics instructor:, and their :studenb. It i:J intended to provide update:, on current literature, both popular and professional, that relate to ethics.

"departments" on USD's homepage and is among the first of what should be many well-designed, graphically pleas ing sites showing off the univers ity to students, researchers and everyday cybersurfers from around the world. Pres ident Alice B. Hayes has expressed on several occasions, including her inaug- ural speech, that she envisions a fully wired campus with students and employees study- ing, researching and communicating elec- tronically. The Information Superhighway is poised to one day become as commonly tra- versed as Anytown, USA's Main Street, and fo lks like Hayes and Hinman are doing their part to make the roads ide stops familiar and comfo rtab le. Hinman's site opens with a beautiful reproduction of Raphae l's "The School of Athens" and invites visitors to explore ethi- cal theory, applied ethics, the period icals room or the reference room. Bibliographic (Continued on page four)

endeavor, though, to gather all those books and periodicals, acqu ire the art, and make the room comfortable and conducive to study. Hinman found a way around that cost, however, and is in the midst of build- ing this ideal room on the World Wide Web, where access to all sorts of books, magazines and art is available and essentially free. The only thing missing in his virtual seminar room is the coffee, Hinman quips. What originally started as a means to keep information included in his recently published textbook up to date - and ava il- able electronically through the Internet - quickly turned into a project of its own , Hinman says. Last summer, he sat down to build the Web site and discovered a vast amount of ethics-related material was already ava ilable in cyberspace. He set out to organize it into one "room" that is easy to nav igate and fun to hang around. The Ethics Updates site is found under

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