Join us Sept. 13 for a Panel Discussion on Child Separations at the Border

On Thursday, September 13, the Department of Philosophy and Religion and the Exploring Interdisciplinary Global Studies Project will host a panel discussion regarding legal, international, psychological, and historical issues raised by the recent news of refugee and migrant children being separated from their families at the southern border. The faculty panelists include: Dr. John Wall, … Continue reading Join us Sept. 13 for a Panel Discussion on Child Separations at the Border

Join us for the Ethics of Enhancement Workshop on Apr. 27

On Friday, April 27th, all are invited to attend the Ethics of Enhancement Workshop.  Sponsored by the Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Ethics, Health, and Society, this event will feature S. Matthew Liao, Arthur Zitrin Chair of Bioethics, Director of the Center for Bioethics, and Affiliated Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York … Continue reading Join us for the Ethics of Enhancement Workshop on Apr. 27

Announcement of Faculty Promotions and Tenure Appointments

Congratulations to the following faculty members who received promotions and tenure appointments approved by the Board of Governors at a meeting on Tuesday, April 10th: Department of Chemistry Dr. Catherine Grgicak – Associate Professor (reappointment with tenure) Department of Economics Dr. Noha Emara – Associate Professor Department of Philosophy Dr. Eric Chwang – Associate Professor Department of … Continue reading Announcement of Faculty Promotions and Tenure Appointments

Watch Students Debate in the First Ethics Bowl, Concluding Apr. 13

Over the course of the Spring 2018 semester Kimberlee Moran, Associate Teaching Professor of Forensics, and Dr. John Wall, Professor of Religion, have been co-teaching a course on ethics, called “Debating Ethical Issues Across Disciplines.” The course trains students in ethical reasoning and argumentation through the study of ethics as a discipline, and through the … Continue reading Watch Students Debate in the First Ethics Bowl, Concluding Apr. 13

“Designer Babies” Lecture Slated for 9/15

The Henry Rutgers Term Chair for Ethics, Health, and Society and the Department of Philosophy and Religion will host “Designer Babies: Choosing Our Children’s Genes,” with guest lecturer Dr. Bonnie Steinbock, Professor Emerita of SUNY–Albany, on Friday, September 15th.  Dr. Steinbock will discuss how new technology gives us hope to one day cure or prevent … Continue reading “Designer Babies” Lecture Slated for 9/15

Register Now for the Consent to Sex Workshop on 4/28

The Department of Philosophy and Religion and Dr. Eric Chwang, Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Ethics, Health, and Society, will present a “Consent to Sex Workshop” on Friday, April 28.  All are welcome, but registration is required.  The schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.: “Reasons for Yes: What Makes Consent Affirmative?”, Margo … Continue reading Register Now for the Consent to Sex Workshop on 4/28

Philosophy and Religion Student Achievement and Research Celebration on 4/25

On Tuesday, April 25, join the Department of Philosophy and Religion as they honor the research and achievements of their undergraduate students.  The luncheon will feature mini-presentations by students, the announcement of department awards, and the celebration of graduating students. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge.  Contact Dr. Melissa … Continue reading Philosophy and Religion Student Achievement and Research Celebration on 4/25

Moral Philosopher Peter Singer to Give Lecture 11/22

The moral philosopher Peter Singer, author of the books The Life You can Save and The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas about Living Ethically, will be on campus Tuesday, November 22nd, to discuss the effective altruism movement and how it can make a difference to the world.  His talk will begin at 3 … Continue reading Moral Philosopher Peter Singer to Give Lecture 11/22