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Philosophy Friday Seminar Series
Every Friday 3-4:30pm
MU Hall 105, open to the public
Virtual participation available
Check out the fall 2022 schedule

The Marquette Midwest Seminar in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy presents:
Virtue Without the Mean: The Stoics on Virtue and Vice
Wed. Oct 19, 3:30-5pm
Marquette Hall 105

Assuming the Podium: a Symposium on Luisa Capetillo - Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
Friday, Oct. 28th, 2022
10am-2pm (via zoom)
Dr. Stephanie Rivera Berruz, Associate Professor of Philosophy will give the keynote address. 2022 marks the centenary of Luisa Capetillo’s passing. Capetillo is a pivotal figure in the trajectory of Latin American and Caribbean feminisms and the fight for workers’ rights. In this light, this symposium aims to continue the conversations on her legacy. Register here.

Opening the Canon: Interdisciplinary Soundings
Workshop Organized by Michael Cover & Sebastian Luft
October 28, 2022
Eisenberg Reading Room, 9am-4:15pm
Keynote & Reception: Haggerty Museum of Art 4:30-7pm 
More information

Phenomonology and Critique
Nov. 4-5, 2022, 9a - 6pm
Organized by Marquette University and Loyola of Chicago. More information.

Philosophy Open House for Majors
Philosophy majors are invited to discover the major in Philosophy, to hear about Spring 2023 PHIL courses, and to learn about the Philosophy Honor Society and Philosophy Club, and more!  Light refreshments will be served! The event will be in MH 111 in October. Pease check back for a date.

The 2022 Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy Conference was held at Marquette University September 22-24
Dr. Mariana Ortega was keynote speaker and gave a talk entitled “Perceiving in Red:  Aesthetic Trespassing, The Visible, and the Invisible in Lugones and Anzaldúa.” See HERE for the schedule of events.

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Spring 2023 Course with Ortega
Take a course with Dr. Mariana Ortega, AMUW Chair in Humanistic Studies. In spring 2023, she will teach PHIL 4931/5931: The Aesthetic, Photography, and Practices of Othering. More information.

Dr. Ericka Tucker Elected to Community Radio Board
Dr. Ericka Tucker, associate professor of philosophy in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was elected to the Board of Riverwest Radio, a LPFM community radio station in Milwaukee, on Monday, Sept. 12. More information

Philosophy Welcomes AMUW Chair Dr. Mariana Ortega
The Association of Marquette University Women (AMUW) and Marquette’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities are pleased to announce the selection of the 2022-2023 AMUW Women’s Chair in Humanistic Studies. Dr. Mariana Ortega, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University, will join the Marquette Department of Philosophy in August. More information 

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