Mendoza School of Business

Mendoza series examines ethics issues in business

Published: September 4, 2007 / Author: Carol Business

A panel discussion about the ethics of data mining is the first event in the Berges Lecture Series in Business Ethics, hosted by the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

The annual fall lecture series features senior executives speaking about their experiences with the ethical dimensions of business. Lectures are held at 7 p.m. in Mendoza’s Jordan Auditorium and are free and open to the public.

The discussion of data mining, a science involving the extraction of data from large databases and sorting it into useful information, will be moderated by Marketing Professor Patrick E. Murphy, co-director of the Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. Other panel participants include Management Professor Sarv Devaraj, Finance Professor Barry Keating, Marketing Professor Constance Porter and Professor Joe Holt, director of Executive Ethics.

The complete schedule for the 2007 Berges series is:

  • Sept. 11: Panel discussion, “Data Mining: Business, Ethical And Societal Considerations”
  • Sept. 24: John Brennan, chairman and CEO of the Vanguard Group, “The Market Value of Integrity”
  • Oct. 4: John Pepper, former chairman and chief operating officer of Procter & Gamble, “What Really Matters: Service, Leadership, People and Values”
  • Oct. 31: Klaus Leisinger, chairman of Norvatis Foundation, “Business and Human Rights”
  • Nov. 6: James Owens, chairman and CEO of Caterpillar, “Act With Integrity and Value Your People”

The Berges Lecture Series, sponsored by the John A. Berges Endowment, is presented by the Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business and Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide. For more information, visit or contact Carol Elliott, director of newswriting, at (574) 631-2627 or



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