The third annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Saturday, January 10, 2015 hosted by the Parr Center for Ethics. Ten schools across North Carolina and Virginia will field 14 teams—our largest Ethics Bowl to date!
The Parr Center for Ethics’ interim director, Geoff Sayre-McCord, spoke with WCHL reporter, Aaron Keck, on December 16 about the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl (NC HSEB) and current Parr Center initiatives.
The American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC) jointly sponsor the prize for excellence and innovation in philosophy programs. This prize recognizes philosophy departments, research centers, institutes, societies, publishers, or other organizations that risk undertaking new initiatives in philosophy, and do so with excellence and success. It honors the success of these programs so they may inspire and influence others to follow their lead.
As of October 24, Dr. Geoffrey Sayre-McCord has been appointed the interim director for the Parr Center for Ethics by Dean Gil, College of Arts and Sciences.
Below is a message from Dean Gil, College of Arts and Sciences, regarding this change:
First Amendment Day was on September 23, 2014 and students from the course Ethics in Practice hosted a mock ethics bowl round. The students were presented the question: is a company ever justified in demoting publicly prominent employees on the basis of expressed personal beliefs?
The UNC Ethics Bowl Team is coached by Sam Reis-Dennis, a Ph.D. Philosophy candidate and Parr Center research assistant. The team will be traveling to Clemson on November 15 to compete in the Mid-Atlantic Bowl.
The Parr Center for Ethics has been selected to participate in Young Turkey/Young America: A New Relationship for a New Age (YTYA) exchange program. YTYA is sponsored by the U.S. State Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Embassy Ankara, and World Learning.
Congratulations to our Faculty Fellow, Dr. Susan Wolf for having her book, Meaning in Life and Why It Matters, selected by Princeton University for all incoming First-Year students to read and discuss during Orientation. For more information regarding this acclaim, please read