Parr Center News Archive
Parr Center News Archive
New Co-Authored EDNC Piece!
Check out this Education NC perspective on the future of (public) humanities in higher education!READ MORE
Thull Wins APPLES Teaching Excellence Award
Parr Center Graduate Assistant Delaney Thull is a 2022-2023 recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award from Carolina Center for Public Service's APPLES Service-Learning Initiative.READ MORE
Stoic Tragedy & the Sources of Human Ethics
This semester, ethical reflection meets ancient myth and tragedy.READ MORE
Richardson Appointed to APA Committee on Pre-College Instruction
Alex Richardson has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Pre-College Instruction in Philosophy.READ MORE
Coming This Spring—NHSEB 10: The 2023 National Championship
To culminate the National High School Ethics Bowl’s largest and most competitive season yet, the Parr Center for Ethics is thrilled to announce NHSEB 10: The 2023 NHSEB National Championship.READ MORE
PHIL 292 Students Win APPLES Grants
Undergraduates taking Parr Center Graduate Assistant Delaney Thull's Fall 2022 course have been awarded Transportation Grants from the Carolina Center for Public Service's APPLES Service-Learning program.READ MORE
Rebecca L. Walker on The Value of a Life
Announcing the fourth video in the Parr Center Ethical Dilemma Series with TED-Ed!READ MORE
Ethics Bowl Featured in EducationNC Op-Ed
Check out this recent op-ed by NHSEB Director Alex Richardson and Parr Center Outreach Director Michael Vazquez.READ MORE
Miss a Parr Center Event? Catch the Recap.
Video recaps of Parr Center events with Keshav Singh and Michael Schur are now available on the Parr Center's YouTube channel.READ MORE
Join the Center for an Evening with Michael Schur
Join the Parr Center in the Carolina Union for An Evening with Michael Schur, creator of the hit series "The Good Place."READ MORE
NHSEB Launches 2022-2023 Season
The Parr Center's award-winning National High School Ethics Bowl program has launched its 2022-2023 season, and will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.READ MORE
All Call for UNC Undergrads: Become a Parr Heel!
UNC Undergraduates interested in ethics - this is for you!READ MORE
Undergraduate End of Year Celebration
Ethics Recruits, Fellows, and Scholars wrapped up another successful year!READ MORE
Vazquez on Stoicism & its Legacies
A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Michael VazquezREAD MORE
NHSEB 10: A New Look for the Program
This year, for its 10th Anniversary, the National High School Ethics Bowl will get an exciting new look and feel.READ MORE
New Book on Deliberative Pedagogy and Ethics Bowl
NHSEB Director Alex Richardson and Outreach Director Michael Vazquez are both featured in a new volume from Rowman and Littlefield.READ MORE
Carolina Engagement Week Webinar
The Power of the Humanities in Prison and Juvenile Justice EducationREAD MORE
Richardson Elected to APPE Board of Directors
Our own Director of the National High School Ethics Bowl, Dr. Alex Richardson, has been elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE).READ MORE
Philosophical Dialogue and Reflective Practice for Juvenile Education Services
Upcoming Outreach event! Contact Dr. Michael Vazquez (email@example.com) for details.READ MORE
New TED-Ed collaboration video!
Announcing the second video in the Ethical Dilemma Series with TED-Ed!READ MORE
Better Together: NHSEB 2022
Ethics Bowl is better together. Join us in Chapel Hill, April 8-10, 2022.READ MORE
Announcing the launch of the Parr Center’s new video series with TED-Ed!
TED-Ed and the Parr Center are collaborating on a series of videos analyzing ethical dilemmas. The first one, scripted by UNC’s Doug MacKay, is now live and already has over a million views!READ MORE
NHSEB wins American Philosophical Association Prize for Excellence and Innovation
Join us to congratulate NHSEB!READ MORE
Ethics Fellow, Justin Hadad, named Rhodes Scholar
Find out more about this accomplishment here!READ MORE
Philosphy Across the Lifespan
Get info about PHIL 294, a new service-learning course designed and taught by Prof. Michael Vazquez!READ MORE
Coming Soon: NHSEB 2021-2022
Join us on September 10 for the launch of NHSEB’s 2021-2022 Season.READ MORE
Become a Parr Heel!
Are you a UNC undergraduate who would like to study ethics? Learn about our suite of programming and become a Parr Heel today!READ MORE
Work Study Positions
UNC Undergraduates: We have posted a Federal Work-Study (FWS) position! Students awarded FWS can apply on JobX using Job ID 5013. Apply today!READ MORE
From our Outgoing Philosophy Department Chair
Our outgoing Department Chair, Marc Lange, has written a letter to the UNC Board of Trustees setting out the issues of university governance at stake in their decision not to appoint Nikole Hannah-Jones with tenure.READ MORE
Fellowship Wrap Up!
The Undergraduate Fellowship wraps up for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn about our seniors, award-winners, team projects, and newest ethics scholars!READ MORE
WCHL Highlights NHSEB
NHSEB Director Alex Richardson sits down with Aaron Keck of WCHL/Chapelboro's "This Morning" to chat about the National High School Ethics Bowl, its educational impact, the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic during this season, and NHSEB's response plan for 2020-2021 and beyond.READ MORE
The National High School Ethics Bowl launches its new competition platform for 2020-2021 and beyond, NHSEBOne. The platform was developed in partnership with EnableEducation with the support of the Marc Sanders Foundation, the Squire Family Foundation, and other NHSEB partners and sponsors.READ MORE
NHSEBBridge, a new initiative from the Parr Center for Ethics, will bring the Center’s celebrated National High School Ethics Bowl program to new areas of the country, with a focus on under-resourced schools and underserved communities.READ MORE
Ethics Bowl is back.
The Parr Center launches its 2020-2021 Ethics Bowl season, both regionally and nationally.READ MORE
Ethics Scholar Program
UNC undergraduates who complete significant work within ethics can now receive university recognition on their official transcript!READ MORE
Pandemic Ethics Dashboard
Check out UNC Public Health Professor Jim Thomas's updated Pandemic Ethics Dashboard.READ MORE
Meet the newest member of the Parr Center team, Marina Greenfeld, our new Administrator!READ MORE
2019-2020 Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows
The Parr Center's Newest Additions to the Undergraduate Fellowship!READ MORE
Undergraduate Reading Groups!
Want to join in on the discussion while enjoying catered food? Apply today!READ MORE
Director, Sarah Stroud, on Chapelboro Radio Station!
Want to hear about how our Director is making a difference at UNC?READ MORE
Apply to be an Undergrad Fellow!
Looking to apply to our Undergraduate Fellowship program?READ MORE
Undergrad Fellow Recruitment 2019
What has the Parr Center been up to in the first weeks of the semester?READ MORE
2019 Fellow Celebration and Posters
Want a tiny snippet of our first annual Parr Center Undergraduate Fellow End of the Year Celebration? We thoroughly enjoyed sending off our graduating seniors and exchange students with a touching evening of laughter, smiles...READ MORE
Kenan Moral Purpose Award Essay Contest Winners!
What role does a liberal arts education play in creating a full life? Duke senior Kimberly Perez and UNC-Chapel Hill senior Adesh Ranganna provide answers in their Kenan Moral Purpose Award-winning essays...READ MORE
E.A.T. with Karolyn Tyson
On March 7th, we held our first Ethics Around the Table (EAT) of the year featuring Karolyn Tyson, UNC Professor of Sociology. She discussed her work “Trust in Time of Crisis and Change: Black Parents...READ MORE
Moral Obligations to Returning Veterans
The Carolina Forum for Ethics is UNC’s first and only undergraduate club dedicated to discussing and exploring ethical matters. Their first event of the 2018-2019 academic year...READ MORE
Our New Director, Sarah Stroud
Sarah Stroud joined the Parr Center in 2018. She was previously Professor of Philosophy at McGill University, where she taught from 1993 to 2018. She holds degrees from Harvard (A.B.) and Princeton (Ph.D.). She works across...READ MORE
Our NEW Undergraduate Blog: Parr Heels
Beginning in the 2018-2019 year, this will be a space for blog posts by the Undergraduate Fellows at the Parr Center for Ethics, UNC’s home for ethical inquiry. The Undergraduate Fellows are involved in every...READ MORE
Ethics Across the Disciplines: Paula McAvoy
On February 25th, we hosted our first ever Ethics Across the Disciplines event. This is a new initiative by Director, Sarah Stroud to connect ethics to different departments across UNC’s campus. Our guest speaker was ...READ MORE
NC High School Ethics Bowl
On Saturday, January 26th students from all across North Carolina came to UNC’s campus to compete in this year’s North Carolina Regional High School Ethics Bowl. The UNC’s University Communications ...READ MORE
National High School Ethics Bowl Winners!
Students from across the United States came to UNC-CH to discuss complex and timely ethical dilemmas in the 7th annual event! ...READ MORE