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Robert Simon
A Philosopher's Championship: Simon's Festschrift

The entire spring issue of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sports, the publication of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport, has been dedicated to Professor of Philosophy Emeritus Robert Simon’s scholarship on philosophy and sports.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Library Journal Gives Continental Divide Starred Review

The Library Journal, a major publication for libraries across the country, recently gave Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman, the Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, a starred review. “This broad sweep of American mountaineering history will satisfy general history readers and outdoor adventurers alike,” wrote the reviewer.  More ...

Theresa Lopez
Lopez Selected as NEH Summer Scholar

Theresa Lopez, the Chauncey Truax Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).  More ...

Janack's Literary Nonfiction Published in Grub Street Literary

Grub Street, a literary and arts magazine published by Towson University, includes a story by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack. The piece, titled "Finding the Happy Ending," a short meditation on marriage  (volume 65), can be read here.  More ...

"Continental Divide - A History of American Mountaineering" by Maurice Isserman
Continental Divide Praised by Critics

“Like a hike into rough terrain, the book is full of surprises … And it is packed with fascinating details,”  proclaimed a Wall Street Journal reviewer in describing Professor of History Maurice Isserman’s newest book. According to publisher W.W. Norton & Company, Continental Divide – A History of American Mountaineering “tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents.”   More ...

Patricia O'Neill
O'Neill Presents at Society for Textual Studies Conference

Patricia O'Neill,  theLeonard C. Ferguson Professor of Literature & Creative Writing, presented a paper titled "Poetry and Computers: Making and Meaning" at the Society for Textual Studies conference in Ottawa, Canada, on April 15. Her talk included presentation of an interactive poetry generator that encourages writers and students to write ghazals.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Gives Keynote for Comparative Literature Symposium

Steven Yao, the Edmund A. LeFevre Professor of Literature, delivered a keynote address at the 2016 Texas Tech Comparative Literature Symposium in Lubbock, Texas. His talk was titled "The Work of Translation in the Age of Digital Computability; or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Google Translate."  More ...

Rebecca Copenhaver
Rebecca Copenhaver: Philosophy and Modern Memory

Rebecca Copenhaver, professor of philosophy at Lewis and Clark University, spoke on April 18 about how philosophy, particularly the philosophy of John Locke and Thomas Reid, can help us reform our current ideas of memory. Copenhaver began by distinguishing between how we ordinarily view memory, and how Locke and Reid viewed memory.  More ...

Hill Stops: Alumni Share Career Experiences

Throughout the academic year, there is a continuous flow of alumni coming back to the Hill, sharing their work and life experiences with current students. This week, we begin maintaining an ongoing list of alumni visitors (and will occasionally highlight their on-campus presentations).  More ...

Continental Divide by Maurice Isserman
Isserman Discusses New Mountaineering Book Tonight

“An account both educational and perhaps surprisingly, thrilling,” is how Booklist described Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering in a recent review. Maurice Isserman, Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History, will be discussing his new book, published by W.W. Norton this month, in the Glen House Great Room tonight, April 7, at 8 p.m.  More ...

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