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Assistant Professor of Philosophy Leonard Kahn participated in a panel discussion on research in the humanities, designed to help honors students who are writing senior theses in philosophy, English, and religious studies. The panel discussion was on 10/6/16.

The John P. Clark Papers is a fascinating collection consisting primarily of correspondence and publications. These materials include correspondence with political thinkers and book publishers, independently published political pamphlets and zines, and serial periodicals such as “Our Generation”. The collection also contains a small number of flyers, microfilm reels, and reel-to-reel audio recordings.

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Philosophy major Thanh Mai completed an internship this summer (2016) with the New Orleans Citizens Diplomacy Council (NOCDC). The NOCDC collaborates with organizations such as the  Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to help promote mutual understanding between the United States and other countries.

Emeritus philosophy professor John Clark's new book The Tragedy of Common Sense has just been published by Changing Suns Press.

Philosophy majors and Ethics Bowl alumnae won awards at the 2016 Honors Convocation:

  • Allison Davis won the Most Outstanding Environment Research Award

  • Patrick Klena won the St. Thomas Award for Catholic Studies, The Loyola University Honors Program Honors thesis award for Humanities, and was the co-recipient of the Rev. Guy Lemieux, S.J. Award for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy.

  • Tara Malay won the Venerable Bede Award for Outstanding Medieval Studies Minor

Philosophy and Feminism (PHIL U222) provides students with the opportunity to do service learning with one of Loyola's many community partners. Recent alumna Robin Miller did her service learning at Project Lazarus, which provides transitional housing for people in the New Orleans community who have HIV/AIDS. Robin's experience at Project Lazarus was so successful that she was offered an internship there, which she will begin this summer.

Dr. Mary Townsend of the Department of Philosophy, published an article "Housework" in The Hedgehog Review 18 (1). 

Philosophy senior Tara Malay will begin graduate work in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland in the fall of 2016.

The Philosophy Department's Dr. Jonathan Peterson will spend the month of June, 2016 as a visiting fellow at the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace where he will be working on a project on the destruction of cultural artifacts.

Dr. Jonathan Peterson of the Department of Philosophy hosted the New Voices in Legal Theory Roundtable in February 2016. This international workshop brings together philosophers and legal theorists to discuss current research in the philosophy of law.

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