On April 9-11, twenty one teams from across the U.S., and one team from Canada, traveled to Chapel Hill to compete in the third annual National High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. Congratulations to The Waterford School (first place), Phillips Exeter Academy (second place), Areté Preparatory Academy (third place), and to the Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, who won the Spirit of the Ethics Bowl award! All of the teams were terrific, as were the judges, moderators, and volunteers who made the weekend a success!
Congratulations to Susan Wolf for having her book, “Meaning in Life and Why It Matters”, selected by Princeton University for all of its incoming first-year students to read and discuss during Orientation Week. For more details, see http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S39/68/81A23/, https://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2014/10/08/pages/9510/, and https://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2014/10/08/pages/7929/.
William G. Lycan has been named the 2014-15 Sanders Lecturer! Bill will present his lecture at the 2014 Eastern APA meeting. (For more about the prize, see http://www.apaonline.org/?sanders_lecture)
Ryan Preston-Roedder’s paper, “Faith in Humanity”, which appeared inPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research (2013), received one of the two Honorable Mentions for the 2014 APA Article Prize. Congratulations, Ryan!
Our Department Manager, Sandy Staley, has been named the 2014 University Managers Association (UMA) Manager of the Year. She was recently honored at the UMA’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Congratulations, Sandy!
In recognition of his teaching achievements, Matt Kotzen has been named Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Associate Professor beginning Fall 2014. Congratulations, Matt!
Professor L.A. Paul has won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2014 for “Transformative Experience and Decision Making” and is co-PI for The Experience Project funded ($4.8M) by the Templeton Foundation.
Undergraduate philosophy major, Margaret (Maggie) Owens, presented her paper entitled Recollection and Cognitive Science at the Second Mid-Atlantic Undergraduate Philosophy Confernece on April 12, 2014 at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). It was named best paper presented at the conference and is being considered for publication in Prometheus, the International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal at JHU. Congratulations, Maggie!
Professor L.A. Paul has won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2014 for “Transformative Experience and Decision Making”.
On April 1, 2014, Jan Boxill was interviewed by WCHL on the second annual National High School Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. This event will take place on April 4-5, 2014, at the Kenan Flagler Business School. Eighteen teams from seventeen states and the District of Columbia will participate in this two-day event. More than 2000 students across the country took part in eighteen regional and sub-regional ethics bowls leading up to the Nationals. The National High School Ethics Bowl is being generously supported by the Squire Family Foundation, GlaxoSmithKline, the Kenan Flagler Business School, and BB&T.
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