Organ donation, ethics to be discussed in Humanities Symposia

Trine University’s Humanities and Communication department begins its fall Humanities Symposia at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, in Wells Theater, Taylor Hall.

Professor Mike Blaz, Ph.D., will present “The Ethics of Organ Donation.” Blaz will explore ethical questions about organ donations such as if an act of kindness like a transplant is diminished by a transfer of money. He will discuss philosophical questions raised by Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel Never Let Me Go, this year’s freshman read.

“I’m really excited about how the first three talks tie into the FREE (Freshman Reading Engagement Experience) read this year. It’s always enjoyable to see students make connections with academic content outside of the class room,” said Dr. Sarah Young, coordinator of the symposia.

The free talks, scheduled each Tuesday through Nov. 8, are open to everyone. Trine students get CHAT credit for attending.

For more information about the Humanities Symposia, contact Sarah Young at or 260.665.4849.