The director of the Parr Center for Ethics, Russ Shafer-Landau, was recently featured in one of UNC’s Spotlight Stories. Read how Shafer-Landau was introduced to philosophy, his potential career as a drummer, and what is cool about metaethics.
On Wednesday, October 7th from 6:00-7:00PM in Caldwell Hall 105, we will be commencing the Parr Center Presents series. Join us for an evening lecture on the intersection of ethics, athletics and academics with Amy Perko, Executive Director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. Perko will present “An Ethical Framework for College Sports”. This event is co-presented with UNC Public Policy Carolina Forum. UPDATE: watch the video here.
Congratulations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s 2015 Kenan Moral Purpose Award winner, Erik Augustine, with his essay “Ethics is Hard but Should be Happy”.
The first annual “CHillMeta” will be held at UNC on October 30 – November 1, 2015. Please see the conference website for complete workshop information.
Are you interested in applying moral theories and principles of argument in an interactive, collaborative format? Enroll in PHIL 261.001: Ethics in Practice!
On April 9-11, twenty one teams from across the U.S., and one team from Canada, traveled to Chapel Hill to compete in the third annual National High School Ethics Bowl, hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. Congratulations to The Waterford School (first place), Phillips Exeter Academy (second place), Areté Preparatory Academy (third place), and to the Georgiana Bruce Kirby Preparatory School, who won the Spirit of the Ethics Bowl award! All of the teams were terrific, as were the judges, moderators, and volunteers who made the weekend a success!
Submissions due Sunday April, 12! Email your essay to Katelin Kaiser.
The Kenan Moral Purpose Award is given for the best undergraduate student essay on the role a liberal arts education plays in students’ exploration of the personal and social purposes by which to orient their future and the intellectual, emotional, and moral commitments that make for a full life.
Established in honor of the Kenan Institute for Ethics’ 15th anniversary at Duke, the award is now in its third year and has been expanded to include students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, thanks to a partnership with the Parr Center for Ethics.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) is has opened applications for the 2015 Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI). PIKSI program is designed to encourage undergraduates from underrepresented groups to consider future study of philosophy.
PIKSI undergraduate fellow applications are due March 13. Applications can be submitted here.
Undergraduates and recent graduates from underrepresented groups such as women, African Americans, Chicano/as and Latino/as, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, LGBTs, economically disadvantaged communities, and people with disabilities are urged to apply.
For more information visit: http://www.apaonline.org/news/216204/PIKSI-2015-Call-for-applications.htm.