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Graduate students named Edmond J Safra Graduate Fellows for 2017-18

May 18, 2017

Two of the department's graduate students were recently named Edmond J Safra Graduate Fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Diana Acosta-Navas and Noel Dominguez will join six other Safra Graduate Fellows in the fall. In addition to working on their research projects, the fellows will particpate in a weekly seminar devoted to the reading of selected works in moral and political philosophy and discussion of "research problems and strategies common to the study of practical and professional ethics." The Department of Philosophy offers its warm congratulations to Diana and Noel.

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Patricia Marechal awarded Derek C Bok Award

Patricia Marechal awarded Derek C Bok Award

April 25, 2017

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that Patricia Marechal is one of five recipients in 2017 of the Derek C Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates.  The Graduate School announced the establishment of the Derek C. Bok Awards for Excellence in the Teaching of Undergraduates in 2008.  These awards are made possible by an endowment gift from Jean F. Nathan and David G. Nathan ('51, M.D. '55).  Five awards of $1,000 each are offered annually.

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Céline Leboeuf (PhD 2016) to join Penn State as Mellon Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar

April 24, 2017

During the 2017-2018 academic year, Céline Leboeuf—currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University—will join the Department of Philosophy at Pennsylvania State University as an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar. In February of 2017, the philosophy department at Penn State announced its receipt of an… Read more about Céline Leboeuf (PhD 2016) to join Penn State as Mellon Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar

Doctoral students receive Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Awards

Doctoral students receive Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Awards

March 13, 2017

Six doctoral students in the Department of Philosophy were recently honored by Harvard's Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning for their excellence in teaching during the fall of 2016. Each semester, the Bok Center presents Certificates of Distinction and Excellence to teaching fellows, teaching assistants, and course assistants who have received an overall rating of 4.50 or higher on the university's Q evaluations. The six students recognized this past fall are as follows:

Olivia Bailey (PHIL 97)
Javier Caride (PHIL 97)
Jen Nguyen (PHIL 120)
Wendy Salkin (… Read more about Doctoral students receive Bok Center Distinction in Teaching Awards

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Becca Rothfeld nominated for ASME award

January 30, 2017

The Department of Philosophy is proud to announce that doctoral candidate Becca Rothfeld has been nominated for an Ellie Award by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Founded in 1966, the awards "honor print and digital publications that consistently demonstrate superior execution of editorial objectives, innovative techniques, noteworthy journalistic enterprise and imaginative design." Rothfeld, who was nominated for her essay "Ladies in Waiting" published in the… Read more about Becca Rothfeld nominated for ASME award

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Prescott-Couch publishes "Explanation and Manipulation" in Noûs

November 15, 2016

Alexander Prescott-Couch (Harvard University, PhD) has had his article "Explanation and Manipulation" accepted for publication in the journal Noûs. Prescott-Couch, who is currently a postodoctoral associate at MIT, received his PhD from Harvard in 2015 for his dissertation Rational Reconstruction and the Construction of an Interlocutor, which combined work in democratic theory and philosophy of science to explore how journalists and social scientists enable our understanding of others through the construction of idealized--purposefully inaccurate--interpretations of their… Read more about Prescott-Couch publishes "Explanation and Manipulation" in Noûs

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Rabenberg and Gura Sadovsky named Safra Graduate Fellows in Ethics

May 9, 2016

Michael Rabenberg and Ronni Gura Sadovsky will join the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics as Graduate Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year. As part of their year-long fellowship, the two will take part in the Center's weekly seminar, which brings together graduate students working in areas of practical ethics from across the university. This coming year, in addition to doctoral candidates in Philosophy, the Center's list of Graduate Fellows includes students in Environmental Studies and Geography, Health Policy, Modern European History, Religion, Sociology, and Education. 

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Kate Vredenburgh receives Derek C Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates

April 14, 2016

Doctoral student Kate Vredenburgh has received one of the five Derek C Bok Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates awarded in 2016. This marks the second year in a row that a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy has won this prestigious award. The award includes a $1,000 prize from a gift given by David G. Nathan ’51, M.D. ’55 (Robert A. Stranahan Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School) and his wife Jean Louise Friedman Nathan.

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Paul Marcucilli receives Pforzheimer Summer Fellowship

April 12, 2016

Harvard Library recently announced that Paul Marcucilli will be one of five graduate students to receive a Pforzheimer Summer Fellowship for work on a library project this summer. Paul is the second graduate student from the Department of Philosophy to receive this fellowship, succeeding Olivia Bailey, who received it last year.

Now in its third year, the program aims "to provide an opportunity for graduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences to learn about possible careers in libraries and to discover new ways in which they could provide long-term benefits for the world of… Read more about Paul Marcucilli receives Pforzheimer Summer Fellowship