OSHR 3142 - Fraud, Self-Deception, and Plagiarism (Perk Series Lecture)

  • Noncredit

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Thisis the story of man's failure to walk the straight and narrow is science, history, archeology, medicine and art. Breaches of ethics as encountered cover a spectrum of behaviors ranging from outright fraud and conscious falsification, through plagiarism, concealment of information, and erroneous research both deliberate and unintended.

This presentation deals with the various aspects of misconduct in science and engineering -- both intentional and misunderstandings associated with poor science, flawed analysis and bias. Some of the most flagrant examples of misbehavior have been associated with publicly prominent figures -- historically respected forefathers, Nobel Prize laureates, and prestigious heads of professional societies.

This talk is jointly sponsored by the CSU Society of Senior Scholars and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Instructors

Robert Meroney

Robert Meroney is an emeritus professor and senior research scientist/scholar in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. He was formerly director of the Colorado State Wind Engineering Program and Wind Tunnel Laboratory. In retirement, Dr. Meroney is a Master Naturalist with the Fort Collins Natural Areas Program.

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