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We’re Hiring: Parr Center Administrator

September 11, 2023

  The Parr Center for Ethics is searching for qualified candidates to join our team this Fall as the Center’s new Administrator.        This position is located in the Philosophy Department within the College of Arts and Sciences. … Read more

A Message on Recent Events at Carolina

August 29, 2023

Dear Parr Heels and Graduate Fellows,    We hope this finds you safe and doing as well as possible in the midst of an extremely difficult situation. We’re all still reeling from yesterday’s violent events on campus, and struggling to … Read more

Become a Parr Heel: Applications Now Open

August 14, 2023

The Parr Center invites bright, ambitious, and intellectually curious undergraduates interested in ethics to become Parr Heels! Parr Heels develop moral reasoning skills throughout the year, and challenge themselves intellectually in a welcoming environment. Getting involved as a Parr Heel … Read more

New Paper on the Virtues of Ethics Bowl

August 11, 2023

Michael Vazquez and Michael Prinzing have published an open-access article on the educational value and impact of our National High School Ethics Bowl Program. It is available from the Journal of Philosophy in Schools here→ “Citizens who are seriously committed … Read more

Announcing Our Fall 2023 Speaker Series

August 1, 2023

  The Parr Center for Ethics is proud to announce its Fall 2023 Speaker Series. We have a great lineup for the semester, and we invite our community to join us for three great conversations!      Parr Center Presents: … Read more

Maria Hester Wins NHSEB Foushee Alumni Scholarship

July 7, 2023

The Director and Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl are very proud to announce that Maria Hester is the inaugural winner of the program’s Austin Foushee Alumni Scholarship.   Hester is a recent graduate of the School … Read more

New to the Center: Introducing Vanessa Moore

June 20, 2023

  After a nationwide search this Summer, the Parr Center for Ethics is excited to announce the appointment of its new Director of Undergraduate Programming, Vanessa Moore.   Vanessa’s professional background is in education, and she has experience creating meaningful … Read more

Austin Foushee Profiled By UNC Arts & Sciences

May 9, 2023

NHSEB’s 2022-2023 Undergraduate Assistant, and namesake of the National High School Ethics Bowl’s recently-announced Alumni Scholarship, Austin Foushee, is profiled here by the University of North Carolina’s College of Arts and Sciences:   Senior Austin Foushee’s commitment to the National … Read more

Parr Heel Wrap Up (2022 – 2023)

May 8, 2023

This year, 130+ intellectually curious, highly motivated students served as Parr Heels, conducting original research and creating opportunities for others to join their exploration in ethics. Students finished the year with a celebration in Caldwell Hall, home of UNC’s Philosophy … Read more

Vazquez Wins Engaged Scholarship Award

April 12, 2023

Parr Center Director of Outreach Michael Vazquez has been honored with a university-wide Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award. A Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Michael was recognized for his commitment to forging lasting, democratic and … Read more