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Caleb Williamson '17
The 21st Century New Negro: An Exploration of Black Identity in the Modern Age

In a world riddled with social injustice, it’s important to discover the tools that can enlighten a population. Caleb Williamson ’17, a philosophy major and government minor, is working with Professor of Philosophy Todd Franklin to determine just that. His Emerson project, “The 21st Century New Negro,” was inspired by Franklin’s course, “The Black Self.”  More ...

In 2013 Levitt Research Fellow Eren Shultz '15 researched development in Tanzania to understand the current and future roles of cooperative organizations.
2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows Announced

The Arthur Levitt Public Affairs Center recently announced the 2014 Levitt Summer Research Fellows. To enhance student research around issues of public affairs, the Levitt Center funds student-faculty research through its Levitt Research Fellows Program. The program is open to rising juniors and seniors who wish to spend the summer working in collaboration with a faculty member on an issue related to public affairs. Following are this year’s recipients.  More ...

Mackenzie Leavenworth '15, right, on site in Gournia, Greece, during a 2013 Emerson research expedition with Professor John McEnroe.
26 Students Awarded Emerson Research Grants

Recipients of the 2014 Emerson Summer Grants were recently announced. Created in 1997, the  program was designed to provide students with significant opportunities to work collaboratively with faculty members, researching an area of interest. The recipients, covering a range of topics, are exploring fieldwork, laboratory and library research, and the development of teaching materials. The students will make public presentations of their research throughout the academic year.  More ...

Marianne Janack
Janack Invited Speaker at Richard Rorty Symposium

Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack  was an invited speaker at a symposium on Philosophy as a Transitional Genre hosted by the Stony Brook University Philosophy Department from May 1-3.  More ...

From left Robert Simon, Chaise LaDousa, Myriam Cotten. Rob Martin, Dan Chambliss, Nancy Rabinowitz. Missing from photo Heidi Ravven.
Seven Faculty Members Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Seven Hamilton faculty members were recognized for their research and creative successes with the Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards, presented by Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds on Class & Charter Day on May 12. The awards recognize individual accomplishment but reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the entire faculty.  More ...

Todd Franklin
Franklin Lectures in Hong Kong

Professor of Philosophy Todd Franklin delivered an invited lecture on April 10 at The Center of East Asian and Comparative Philosophy in Hong Kong.  More ...

Russell Marcus
Marcus Publishes in Philosophia Mathematica

An article by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus was published in the philosophy of mathematics journal Philosophia Mathematica. In “How Not to Enhance the Indispensability Argument,” he presented considerations against the new enhanced or explanatory version of the indispensability argument.  More ...

Todd Franklin
Franklin on APA Panel

Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin was a panelist at the Central Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association held February 26-29 in Chicago. The discussion focused on ethical assessments of Abraham Lincoln.  More ...

Richard W. Werner
Werner Publishes Chapter on Just War Theory

Rick Werner, the John Stewart Kennedy Professor of Philosophy, published “Just War Theory: Going To War And Collective Self Deception” in the Routledge Handbook of Ethics and War: Just War Theory in the 21st Century.  More ...

Marianne Janack
Janack Publishes "Behold I Tell You a Mystery" in Stone Canoe

"Behold, I Tell You a Mystery," a creative essay written by Professor of Philosophy Marianne Janack, was published in the literary journal Stone Canoe (issue 8). The essay explores death, the body and personality, and the mysterious process by which amalgams of cells become beloved people.  More ...

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