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March 2019

CRÉ/Parr Joint Conference 2019

CRÉ/Parr Joint Conference 2019 The Centre de recherche en éthique (Center for Research on Ethics), Montreal, and the Parr Center for Ethics, Chapel Hill, are pleased to join forces for this day-long conference. Conference Program 8:45-9 am         Arrival and light breakfast 9-9:05               Welcome Sarah Stroud, Director of the Parr Center for Ethics 9:05-10:05        Charles Côté-Bouchard (CRÉ), “Doxastic Partiality as a Manifestation (and not a Requirement) of Friendship” 10:15-11:15      Izzy Brassfield (UNC), “Understanding Conscience and its Role in Moral Deliberation” 11:25-12:25     …

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Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019

2nd Annual Chapel Hill Normativity Workshop A workshop on normativity, broadly construed. There will be seven talks - six filled via an open call for papers, plus a keynote delivered by Prof. Julia Markovits (Cornell), plus drinks, a workshop dinner, and friendly conversation. This is the second installment of the workshop, after a successful inaugural workshop last year.

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Summer Teaching Orientation

March 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Summer Teaching Orientation This workshop aims to prepare participants for teaching a summer course. It is especially aimed at those who have not taught a summer course previously, but should also be useful for those who have. We'll cover topics such as how summer teaching differs from TAing and from regular-semester TFing. The workshop will be led by Matt Kotzen and Chris Blake-Turner.

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Department Talk: Susan Wolf

March 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ethics Around the Table: Harry Brighouse (UW-Madison)

March 27, 2019 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Join us for an Ethics Around the Table presentation with Harry Brighouse: “Why Instructional Quality is the Most Important Equity Issue on Campus”. This event is free and open to all; lunch will be provided! Registration is required; please click here to register. 

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Speaker Series: Valerie Tiberius (University of Minnesota)

March 29, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Well-being and Cybernetics: integrating philosophy and personality psychology to build a better theory”

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April 2019

Teaching Workshop

April 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Assessment. This final teaching workshop of the academic year focuses on assessment. Izzy Brassfield, Minji Jang, and Macy Salzberger will lead us in a discussion on best assessment practices, including: thinking about how to use formative and summative assessment; grading fairly; and grading hard-to-measure learning outcomes.

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May 2019

Philosophy Department End of the Year Party

May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
321 Azalea Drive, 321 Azalea Drive
Chapel Hill, 27516

Join us to celebrate the end of another wonderful academic year! All are welcome (partners/children/friends), there will be food and drink for all.  

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Philosophy Department Graduation Ceremony

May 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate our Class of 2019 graduates! The Philosophy Department ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 11th at 1:00 p.m. in Murphey Hall room 116. All are welcome - you do not need a ticket to attend. Following our ceremony, we will enjoy a reception with light fare and refreshments (and cake!) in the courtyard outside of Murphey Hall (rain or shine). Information on all department ceremonies Information on UNC commencement

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Workshop in honor of Jerry Postema

May 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The workshop, which will be filled with talks and comments by, and discussions with, some of Jerry’s students over the years, will include lunch and then a dinner party at Jerry and Leslie’s home, where philosophers will be joined by other friends for an evening of good food and good company. Program With papers by: John Lawless Claire Morrissey Lorraine Besser Piers Turner Dan Layman Matt Smith Yolonda Wilson Session chairs: Kristen Bell Markus Kohl Sean McKeever Carla Merino-Rajme Geoff…

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