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PhilosophyGraduation Celebration
Graduates, friends, and family celebrated and honored all graduating Philosophy Majors and Minors and graduate students on Saturday, May 21st

Philosophy Friday Seminar Series
Every Friday 3-4:30pm
MU Hall 105, open to the public
Check out the spring '22 schedule

Philosophy Graduate Conference on the Philosophy of Care and Caring
Keynote Address: Dr. Agnieszka Jaworska
Univ. of California, Riverside
Frontotemporal Dementia & Capacity to Care

Minorities and Philosophy, Marquette University Chapter presents
A Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Mariana Ortega, Penn State
Sat. April 30, 9-1 pm, Sensenbrenner Hall.

The 2022 meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America was held in person at Marquette on March 24-27.  The conference theme was "Metaphysical Traditions in Dialogue" and featured the keynote address “Always Becoming: Mexica Metaphysics at the Time of the Conquest” by James Maffie (University of Maryland).   

Philosophy Open House
Philosophy majors were invited to discover the major in Philosophy, to hear about Fall 2022 PHIL courses, and to learn about the Philosophy Honor Society and Philosophy Club, and more! 

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Congratulations Dr. Ericka Tucker
Provost Kimo Ah Yun recently announced the membership of the 2022-2023 Committee on Academic Technology. Congratulations to Philosophy’s Dr. Ericka Tucker for her appointment beginning Aug. 15, 2022. Tucker has also been selected to receive a mini grant for research recovery, funded by the Office of Research and Innovation. As part of the grant, she will be expected to provide input to the COR’s Solutions-Based Research Community to assist in longer-term resource development and planning. 

New Article for Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez
Dr. Javiera Perez Gomez recently published Pushed to the Edge of Knowing: Microaggression and Self-doubt in the Journal of Applied Philosophy.

Congratulations Award Winners
The Philosophy Department announced the following awards to graduating seniors: Joe Hennessey has been awarded the Francis X. Boden Award for Excellence in the Study of Philosophy. Josephine Napolski has been awarded the James Robb Award for Excellence in the Study of the History of Philosophy. Claire Connelly has been awarded the Rev. John Naus, S.J. Award for Excellence in the Study of Ethics and Valuesgrad  grad 2grad  treats
Celebrating our majors and award winners

New Appointment for Sterling Knox 
PhD candidate Sterling Knox was appointed to the Governor's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee which provides leadership and support in setting a vision for juvenile justice in Minnesota that is informed by evidence-based practices, multi-disciplinary experience, and the diverse communities of Minnesota. The appointment was announced in the Bemidji Pioneer

Michael Olson Receives a Participating Faculty Research Award
This recognition and the $3000 award goes to full-time participating faculty member based on their record of scholarly activity. Congratulations, Michael! Faculty Research Award

Faculty Development Awards
Congratulations to Jessica Wolfendale and Pol Vandevelde, recipients of FY22 Faculty Development Awards.

Love, Sex and Justice in the South
PhD students Karolyn Burns and Melady Elifritz were invited to speak on a panel at this year’s Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) Conference on Love, Sex and Justice in the South. The panel Feasting and the Ecologies of Sex weaves together sexual excess under racial capitalism from 16th century Europe, plantations of the American South and our current time. Love, Sex, and Justice in the South 

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