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News is about Sergio Madrid
They are: Undergraduate Student

Sergio Madrid, a philosophy major and McNair scholar, was one of four students selected by the CWU Foundation for the Washington DC Leadership Intern Program. Working with Dr. Michael Goerger, Madrid's McNair research project focuses on political philosophy and immigration.

May 12, 2014
News is about Cynthia Coe
They are: Faculty Member

I presented a paper at the philoSOPHIA conference (a conference on Continental feminist theory) last week on how Levinas's understanding of ethics helps us to reconceive cultural associations between maternity and mortality. From that presentation, feedback on it, and attending other presentations, my head is buzzing with ideas for the manuscript I'll be working on next year, during my sabbatical.

May 6, 2014
News is about Megan Gustafson, Ashlee Godwin, Zoey Zemanek
They are: Undergraduate Student

Megan Gustafson, Ashlee Godwin, and Zoey Zemanek presented papers at the University of Alaska-Anchorage's 9th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference and Ethics Center Inaugural Convocation (March 27-29). Each paper offered a searching critique of Professor Roger Ames' recent book, entitled "Confucian Role Ethics: A Vocabulary." Professor Ames (University of Hawaii Department of Philosophy) also participated in the panel, responding to each of their papers and commending them for their insights and suggestions. Megan, Ashlee and Zoey are Philosophy majors with a Religious Studies specialization and members of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national Honor Society for Religious Studies.

May 6, 2014
News is about Jeff Dippmann
They are: Faculty Member

Dippmann presented a convocation paper at the University of Alaska-Anchorage's Ethics Center Inaugural Convocation on March 29. The paper, entitled "Human Rights and Daoism: An Alternative Chinese Perspective," argued for a broader applicability for the concept of human rights within China, one that incorporates the insights of Daoism as a complement to the social structure of Confucianism.

May 6, 2014
News is about Jeff Dippmann
They are: Faculty Member

Dippmann organized, chaired and presented on a panel at the Asian Studies Development Program's (ASDP) 20th National Conference in Houston, TX. (March 15) The panel, which included Liahna Armstrong (CWU) and Joseph Overton (University of Hawaii-Kapioloni), critiqued the recent publication "The Dynamics of Cultural Counterpoint in Asian Studies." The edited volume reflects the insights and dialogue that has emerged over the past twenty years of ASDP's mission to infuse Asian studies into the undergraduate curriculum. Dippmann also presided over the bi-annual board meeting of directors for the Association of Regional Centers for Asian Studies and chaired a second session at the conference.

May 6, 2014
News is about Matthew Altman
They are: Faculty Member

In March 2014, Dr. Altman presented a paper titled "Justifying Punishment -- Epistemic Considerations, Ethical Implications" at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics annual meeting, which was held this year in Jacksonville, Florida. The paper is about how legislators are more bound by utilitarian considerations because of their ability to consider broader public policies, and how juries and judges are more bound by retributivist considerations because they can consider the degree of guilt of the accused.

May 6, 2014

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