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Doctoral Candidate Paria Akbar Akhgari will defend her dissertation “Feminism, Secularism, and the (Im)possibilities of an Islamic Feminism” on Monday July 29 at 11:00am in the Philosophy Department Conference Room (250C Susan Campbell Hall) on the University of Oregon campus.
This Defense is free of charge and open to the public.
The UO Graduate School writes the following about this award:
This award recognizes that graduate program directors are charged with managing the essentials of a graduate program, a complex and multi-dimensional enterprise that also requires sensitive diplomacy. The UO Graduate School seeks to recognize faculty members who exceed expectations by making innovative or unique contributions that improve the quality of the graduate program and graduate student experience. The Graduate School also seeks to highlight best practices that can be shared to enhance the overall quality of graduate education at the University of Oregon.
Rocío will be recognized at the UO Faculty Excellence Award ceremony on Tuesday, May 28th at 5:00 pm in Global Scholars Hall.
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Colin Koopman (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Pre-Law Advisor, Ethics Minor Director, and Director of New Media & Culture Certificate) and Nicolae Morar (Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies) spoke with AroundtheO for a recent article “UO researchers look to future of neuroscience and data collection”
UO Philosophy Doctoral Candidate Joshua Kerr has been awarded an Oregon Humanities Center Dissertation Fellowship for 2019-2020, which will provide a term of support free from teaching and for working on his dissertation The Hybris of Plants: Reinterpreting Philosophy Through Vegetal Life.
Rosa O’Connor Acevedo, Philosophy doctoral student, and Amie Zimmer, Philosophy doctoral candidate, were selected to receive Gary E. Smith Summer Professional Development Awards for 2019. The awards provide support to outstanding master’s or doctoral students pursuing academic, professional development, or training enrichment opportunities during the summer.
Congratulations, Rosa & Amie!
Lauren Eichler, UO Philosophy Department candidate, and David Craig Baumeister (PhD Alum, Fall 2016), received the Ila and John Mellow Prize at the recent Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy annual meeting for their co-authored paper “Rethinking Conservation For Inclusivity: An Indigenous Critique of The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation.” This prize recognizes excellence in advancing the American philosophical tradition toward the resolution of current personal, social, and political problems.
Maggie Newton, UO Philosophy Department doctoral student, won an award at this year’s Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy conference. Maggie’s essay “Is Prescribing white Shame Possible? A Pragmatist Phenomenological Examination” won the Douglas Greenlee Prize, which is awarded to the best paper presented at the annual meeting by either a graduate student or a person holding a Ph.D. for no more than five years.