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Faculty Adopt Diversity Statement

May 9, 2016

At their annual meeting today, the Department’s tenured and tenure-track faculty adopted the following diversity statement: “The non-discrimination policy of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( states that we are “committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming … Read more

Jeff Sebo interviewed on WUNC’s “The State of Things”

April 11, 2016

Jeff Sebo was interviewed on WUNC’s “The State of Things” on the Ethics of Humor, in connection with the “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Humor” conference co-organized by Matt Kotzen. Check it out here.    

Reis-Dennis wins Mellon/ACLS and Newcombe Fellowships

March 21, 2016

Graduate student Sam Reis-Dennis has won both a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (which he will accept) and a Charlotte Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (which he will decline) for the 2016-17 academic year. Congratulations, Sam!

Staley Wins Staff Scholarship

February 4, 2016

Sandy Staley, the Philosophy Department Manager, has won the Janet B. Royster Memorial Staff Scholarship from the UNC Systems Staff Assembly. Congratulations, Sandy!

Swartzer Paper Wins Award

January 15, 2016

Steve Swartzer’s paper, “Punishment and Democratic Rights”, has won the award for best paper by an early career scholar from the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics. Congratulations, Steve!