NEW Grad A&S Program
CALL FOR PAPERS for the 15th Graduate Conference (March 2014), "On violence".
Boston College hosted an “International Symposium on Global Justice and Responsibility” Sept. 20-21 that featured speakers from around the globe addressing issues of justice, cultural traditions and globalization. In addition to the international speakers, contributors included Professor of Sociology Charles Derber and Philosophy faculty members Professor Oliva Blanchette, Assistant Professor Micah Lott, and Assistant Professor Aspen Brinton.
The department welcomes two new Full-Time Professors, Aspen Brinton and David W. Johnson. Aspen comes to us from Georgetown by way of The University of Pennsylvania. David joins from The State University of Pennsylvania, by way of a Research Fellowship at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture in Nagoya, Japan.
Prof. Dan McKaughan has been awarded a one-year grant by the Use and Abuses of Biology Program at Cambridge University. The grant will begin on January 1, 2013.
Prof. Sarah Byers' book, Perception, Sensibility and Moral Motivation in Augustine: A Stoic-Platonic Synthesis, has been released by Cambridge University Press.
Prof. Jeff Bloechl will be distinguished visiting researcher at the Australian Catholic University in June 2013. He will lead an advanced graduate seminar on Christian philosophy, and offer the annual Simone Weil lecture on values. He will also be invited visiting professor at the Catholic University of Nijmegen in November 2013. He will lead an advanced graduate seminar on philosophy and theology in St. Paul and some modern interpreters.
Prof. John Sallis, has been elected the recipient of a Humboldt Research Award.
Six teaching fellows from our department received the 2013 Professional Excellence Award for their teaching: Vincent DeVendra, Teresa Fenichel, Gregory Floyd, Michael Frost, Frances Maughan-Brown, and Paul Van Rooy.
Prof. Sallis speaks about the painter Paul Klee, whose work has been commented by many contemporary philosophers.
Saturday, December 7
2:00-5:30 p.m., Higgins 300
Between Past and Future: Centenary Celebration of Paul Ricoeur. Fitzgibbons centennial conference in commemoration of the centennial of Paul Ricoeur.
“The towers of the Heights framed by an October sunset, captured by Philosophy's Rev. Paul McNellis, S.J.”