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Dr. Eduardo Mendieta Pens Essay for WPSU "This I Believe: I Believe In Libraries"

Dr. Mendieta has written a short essay to be featured in WPSU's "This I Believe" series. His essay, "This I Believe: I Believe in Libraries" describes his time as a child in Columbia, and the impact of libraries on his development as a scholar.

Read the full essay here:

Rawb Leon-Carlyle Receives Lecture Award

The Department of Philosophy is exceptionally proud to announce that our very own Rawb Leon-Carlyle has been selected by the International Merleau-Ponty Circle to receive the 2018 M. C. Dillon Memorial Lecture Award. This is awarded to the author of the best graduate student submission to the Circle's annual conference.

In addition to presenting the Memorial Lecture at the Circle conference, the winner also receives a $500 monetary prize and the essay is published in Chiasmi International.

Eduardo Mendieta Interview

Eduardo Mendieta, Prof. of Phil and Associate Director of the Rock Ethics Institute, was interviewed recently by the prominent Spanish newspaper, La Vanguardia, about his work on ethics in the anthropocene. A link to the article (in Spanish) is here:

Two Philosophy Students Recieve Stand Up Award

The Department of Philosophy would like to congratulate Brendan Bernicker, a junior majoring in Philosophy and Politcal Science, and Fanta Condé, a senior majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, for being honored for leadership and advocacy as recipients of the Rock Ethics Institute's 2018 Stand Up Award.

The Penn State Rock Ethics Institute created the Stand Up Award in 2008 to honor undergraduate students who demonstrate the courage to stand behind a cause, idea or belief as they exhibit ethical leadership on campus and in the community.

To read more about the Stand Up Awards please click here.


Harold F. Martin Awardee

The Department of Philosophy would like to congratulate Kristopher Klotz, philosophy graduate student, on being awarded the Harold F. Martin Award for Outstanding Teaching!

The Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award recognizes graduate assistants for outstanding teaching performance.  This award is jointly sponsored by the Graduate School, through the Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award endowment, and the Office of the Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate Education.

To read more about the Harold F. Martin Award, please click here.