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To students, she is forever a role model and mentor. To fellow faculty members, she is a devoted colleague known for her steadfast commitment to Jesuit education. To Loyola University New Orleans, philosophy professor Constance Mui, Ph.D., is the recipient of the university’s top faculty honor—the 2013 Dux Academicus Award. She received the accolade Friday, Jan. 10 at the Spring 2014 Faculty and Staff Convocation.

The Loyola Philosophy Department is pleased to announce the creation of “Big Ideas for Little Kids,” a philosophy education program aimed at elementary aged school children.  Once a week for a period of six weeks, six Loyola undergraduate students, along with Dr. Jon Altschul of the Philosophy Department, attended the Good Shepherd School to work with their third grade class of 15 children.  The class was divided into two groups, and each group began by reading a story centered on some philosophical theme. 

Dr. Jonathan Peterson has been busy educating audiences about political theory on multiple continents.

Reverend Youree Watson, S.J. Distinguished Professor of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Constance Mui, served as a Visiting Scholar in Residence at Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Mark Gossiaux has recently presented two papers in Medieval Philosophy at separate conferences, one paper on James of Viterbo and the other on Thomas Aquinas and Duns Scotus.

Andrew Albert, a Philosophy major at Loyola, has won a prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute scholarship to study at Newcastle University.

Maria Rossi, English Literature and Philosophy Pre-Law student was presented at graduation with the Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Woman. Maria received a Bachelor of Arts degree with University Honors. Congratulations, Maria!

Calvin Monley, English Writing and Philosophy student was presented at graduation with the Ignatian Award for Outstanding Senior Man. Calvin received a Bachelor of Arts degree with University Honors. Congratulations, Calvin!

Philosophy major, Rebekah Locke, recently presented a paper,"What is the Good: An Examination and Comparison of Plato's and G.E. Moore's Theories of the Good" at the Undergraduate Philosophy Conference sponsored by Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The Philosophy Department offers its eligible majors an opportunity to complete their degree programs with departmental honors by writing an Honors Thesis in their senior year.

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