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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 have been 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 (3/24-3/26, virtual). 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.

Summer Faculty Fellowships
Jeanne Hossenlopp, Vice President for Research and Innovation announced 2022 Summer Faculty Fellowships for three in the Philosophy Dept: Kimberly Harris, Javiera Perez Gomez, and Pol Vandevelde. 

Philosophy Graduate Programs
Are you interested in Marquette's two graduate programs in Philosophy and how they work? Take a look:
MA Program (Overview)
PhD in Philosophy (Overview)

Way Klingler Sabbatical Award
Congratulations to Philosophy's Corinne Bloch-Mullins, recipient of the 2022-2023 Way Klingler Sabbatical Fellowship Award. Way Klingler Sabbatical Award.

Current graduate student Heidi Hildemann is the recipient of the Irene Frances Gyzinski Scholarship fund award. The award is highly competitive and is given to long-term residents of Southeastern Wisconsin who are students of Polish Extraction.

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Department Events

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

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

Philosophy Open House
3/25/22 1-3 pm
Marquette Hall Commons, MH 111
Students learned about majoring in Philosophy; heard about Fall 2022 PHIL courses from instructors; and learned about the Philosophy Honor Society and Philosophy Club, and more! 

2022 Graduate Philosophy Conference
The Philosophy of Care and Caring
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Agnieszka Jaworska
Univ. of California, Riverside
April 8, 2022, Virtual Conference
Abstracts due by 2/27/2022

Philosophy and Organized Labor
in Academia
PhD candidate Sarah Kizuk will be a webinar panelist for “Philosophy and Organized Labor in Academia.”  The event is Wed. 3/2 at 12 pm CST highlighting the importance of academic labor organization, the challenges and successes in the panelists’ experience, and ways in which philosophers have useful skills on academic labor.

Showcasing the Humanities
Philosophy and State Violence
Jessica Wolfendale, Chair of Philosophy

Thurs. 2/3, 5 pm
Haggerty Museum of Art
More details on the full spring 22 series

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