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Jean-Luc Solere

Associate Professor Jean-Luc Solere has been awarded the Academic Technology Grant for his project, “Mapping Spinoza’s Ethics – Stage 2”. The project will attempt to improve and expand a first mapping of Spinoza's "Ethics". The end product will be a web site that enables an easy visualization of the interconnection between the demonstrative elements of the work. 

Richard Balagtas

Richard Balagtas '16 has received a Fulbright grant for research in the Philippines. The research will be a continuation of his senior thesis examining organ trafficking and how the Philippines government has handled transplant tourism. BC News

Elina Callas

Eleni Callas '16, has been awarded the John Bapst, SJ, Philosophy Medal for outstanding overall performance in philosophy courses. Eleni's senior honor's thesis and scholar of the college project was, "How Free Am I? Where Neuroscientific Experiments Can Lead Philosophy Best" directed by Prof. Dan McKaughan. In the short term she is pursuing opportunities in the wine and distilling industry (connected to her strong background in chemistry) with possible plans in the future for graduate school in neuroscience or chemistry.

Maura McSweeney

Maura Lester McSweeney, Philosophy '17, (and beloved Philosophy work study student) has been awarded the prestigious Archibishop Oscar A. Romero Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes a BC junior who best represents the values and ideals inherent in the life of Oscar Romero. Devotion to learning as evidenced by the student's academic record, and dedication to community service, both on and off campus, are the primary factors in determining the scholarship award. Above: Maura and her parents.  

Mitchell Clough

Mitchell Clough ’16 was awarded second prize at the 5th Annual William and Mary Undergraduate Philosophy Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia. The prize was based on the philosophical merit and rigor of the papers submitted to the conference. Mitchell presented a segment of his senior honors thesis entitled “Rawls and Human Rights: Overlapping Consensus or Overpowering Demand?” to a group of undergraduate students in attendance.

Honors students

This year’s senior Honor’s students in Philosophy (L to R) Brianna Mae Naumchik, Walter Yu, Richard Balagtas, Mitchell J. Clough, and Eleni Callas celebrating at a dinner at the home of Prof. Eileen Sweeney. Theses topics

Boston College Magazine

The voyage
Jeffrey Bloechl
's philosophy class was a test of mind, heart, and body.

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