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Pedersen Publishes Book on Human Agency and Heidegger

Hans Pedersen, Department of Philosophy, published a book titled Agency, Freedom, and Responsibility in the Early Heidegger.

Yan Presents “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk” at Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

Leo Yan, Department of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk” at the thirteenth annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress.

2020 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Philosophy Essay Contest Winners

The Philosophy Department congratulates the winners of the 2020 Howard Z. Fitzgerald Essay Contest.

Downie Contributes Critical Incidents in Teaching Article to Wabash Center Journal of Teaching

Religious Studies Department associate professor Alison Downie published “Who Speaks When?” in the Wabash Center Journal of Teaching. Downie’s article was one of three selected from the journal’s call for papers on Critical Incidents in Teaching.

2020 Maureen McHugh Rising Leader Award

Congratulations to Nicole Goulet, recipient of this years’ Maureen McHugh Rising Leaders Award!

2020 Religious Studies Scholarship Recipients

The Department of Religious Studies congratulates Amiranda Adams and Chaelon Swaney on being awarded the 2020 scholarships.

Yan Presents on “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk”

Leo Yan, Department of Philosophy, presented a paper titled “Incomparability, Consequentialism, and Risk” at the Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, held in Chicago, Illinois, February 26–29.

Philosophy Colloquium on Imaginative Resistance February 7

Washington & Jefferson College professor Hanna Kim  will give a talk titled “The Content-Dependence of Imaginative Resistance” at 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, in Humanities and Social Sciences Building, room 117. 

Smith and Whited Co-Present on Rapa Nui Research Trip February 5

All are welcome to attend as professors Theresa Smith and Tamara Whited present a collaborative lecture about their recent research trip to Rapa Nui titled, “Rapa Nui: Decolonizing Easter Island.”