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Philosophy Undergrad Award Recipients

The 2017 Dotterer Award Recipients

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize academically superior fifth or sixth semester undergraduate students enrolled in the College of the Liberal Arts majoring in Philosophy. The Ray H. Dotterer Memorial fund was established in memory of Ray H. Dotterer, a distinguished professor in the Department of Philosophy at Penn State. Dr. Dotterer served on the faculty from 1918 until his retirement in 1947.

Alec Bollard
Christopher Bremner
Simrandeep Chahal
William Cheesman
Georgette Covasa
Karen Heyn
Namwoong Kim
Hope Wilson

The 2017 Shibley Award Recipients

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize academically superior undergraduate students enrolled in the College of the Liberal Arts majoring in Philosophy. This scholarship was established by Raymond N. Shibley, Class of 1947, in memory of his family and to honor his father, Jabir Shibley, Professor of Mathematics from 1921 until his retirment in 1948.

Brendan Bernicker
Elizabeth Catchmark

 

The 2017 Department of Philosophy Student Marshal

Stephen Messimer

Philosophy Graduate Prize for Excellence Awardees

The Department of Philosophy would like to congratulate the winners of the Philosophy Graduate Prize for Excellence Awards!  The winners are as follows:

Penn State Philosophy Graduate Prize for Excellence in Research: Romy Opperman, Doctoral Candidate

Penn State Philosophy Graduate Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Kris Klotz, Doctoral Candidate

Penn State Philosophy Graduate Prize for Excellence in Service: Tiffany Tsantsoulas, Doctoral Candidate

John Christman named inaugural director of the Penn State Humanities Institute

John Christman, Penn State professor of philosophy, political science, and women’s studies, has been named the inaugural director of the Penn State Humanities Institute. Christman’s appointment is effective July 1, which also will be the institute’s first day of operations.

Read more about the appointment here

Talk by Vincent Colapieto voted "Top Ten" at Night of Philosophy event in NYC

The Village Voice voted Vincent Colapietro's talk, titled "The Uses of Forgetting and the Imperative of Remembering", into the Top Ten talks of the 12-hour, 36 speaker event "Night of Philosophy" in New York City.

Read more about the event here, and about Vincent's talk here. Congratulations, Vincent!

William Paris and Edward O'Byrn receive outstanding teaching award

William Paris and Edward O'Byrn have both been selected as recipients of the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award for 2016-17. Please join us in congratulating them on this honor!