Ghanaian/British philosopher to discuss cosmopolitanism
Postmodern theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah, Ph.D. will deliver the next lecture in the Frontier Forum series at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at the Patel Center (CGS) Auditorium.
USF professor earns membership with the Institute
University of South Florida Associate Professor Colin Heydt of the Department of Philosophy has earned a membership with the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., for the 2013-14 academic year. His tenure there will be funded by the Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Darwin Day speaker to address evolutionary roots of altruism
Ground squirrels stand upright and squeal to warn others of predators, even though it puts them at risk. Humans risk their own lives and safety to save others. Such altruistic behaviors have long fascinated scientists like Lee Dugatkin, who ponders the evolutionary roots of caring -- perhaps fittingly on St. Valentine’s Day!
At 6 p.m. on Feb. 14, in the TECO Room in the Education building, Dugatkin will address “The Evolution of Altruism: From Darwin to Today.”
USF to participate in Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
The University of South Florida’s Ethics Team is competing in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl for the southeast region on Nov. 10, a "super" bowl event where the sport revolves around words rather than footballs.
Renowned philosopher to discuss immigration issues
The University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences Frontier Forum will host award-winning author Seyla Benhabib, Ph.D., for a discussion entitled “The Great Immigration Debate: At Home and Abroad.” The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2012, in the Patel Center for Global Solutions building (CGS Auditorium).
USF to host colloquium about legal, ethical issues of abortion
The University of South Florida’s Department of Philosophy will be hosting a colloquium entitled “The Fetus and Fundamental Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 2012, in FAO 248.
Professors place first in Great Floridian Triathlon
The University of South Florida may need to consider adding one more accolade to the growing list of accomplishments by faculty, students and staff. On Saturday, Oct. 22, USF philosophy professors Doug Jesseph, 52, Joshua Rayman, 42, and Michael Morris, 34, competed in the 21st annual Great Floridian Triathlon in Clermont, Fla.