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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.

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Rebecca L. Walker on The Value of a Life

Announcing the fourth video in the Parr Center Ethical Dilemma Series with TED-Ed!

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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All Call for UNC Undergrads: Become a Parr Heel!

UNC Undergraduates interested in ethics - this is for you!

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Undergraduate End of Year Celebration

Ethics Recruits, Fellows, and Scholars wrapped up another successful year!

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Vazquez on Stoicism & its Legacies

A Distinguished Scholar Seminar featuring Michael Vazquez

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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.

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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.

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Carolina Engagement Week Webinar

The Power of the Humanities in Prison and Juvenile Justice Education

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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).

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Philosophical Dialogue and Reflective Practice for Juvenile Education Services

Upcoming Outreach event! Contact Dr. Michael Vazquez (michael.vazquez@unc.edu) for details.

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New TED-Ed collaboration video!

Announcing the second video in the Ethical Dilemma Series with TED-Ed!

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Michael Vazquez's APA Blog piece

Learn about our service-learning course!

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Better Together: NHSEB 2022

Ethics Bowl is better together. Join us in Chapel Hill, April 8-10, 2022.

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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!

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NHSEB wins American Philosophical Association Prize for Excellence and Innovation

Join us to congratulate NHSEB!

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Luc Bovens' New Book!

Our former Interim Director has published a new philosophy text!

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Ethics Fellow, Justin Hadad, named Rhodes Scholar

Find out more about this accomplishment here!

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Philosphy Across the Lifespan

Get info about PHIL 294, a new service-learning course designed and taught by Prof. Michael Vazquez!

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New Administrator

Please help us welcome our new Administrator, Juliana!

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Ethics Fellow Induction

Watch our 2021 - 2022 Ethics Fellow Induction Ceremony!

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Coming Soon: NHSEB 2021-2022

Join us on September 10 for the launch of NHSEB’s 2021-2022 Season.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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Introducing NHSEBOne

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.

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Introducing NHSEBBridge

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.

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Welcome Fellows!

Our 2020-2021 Fellows are here!

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Ethics Bowl is back.

The Parr Center launches its 2020-2021 Ethics Bowl season, both regionally and nationally.

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Ethics Scholar Program

UNC undergraduates who complete significant work within ethics can now receive university recognition on their official transcript!

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Join our Fellowship!

Our Application Portal is now open for UNC undergraduate students!

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New Outreach Director

Help us welcome Michael Vazquez, our newest team member!

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Pandemic Ethics Dashboard

Check out UNC Public Health Professor Jim Thomas's updated Pandemic Ethics Dashboard.

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2020 Celebration & Poster Show

Watch our new video!

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Welcome Marina!

Meet the newest member of the Parr Center team, Marina Greenfeld, our new Administrator!

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Sally's New Position

Sally is the new Director of Undergraduate Programming

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Steve is Leaving

We will miss you Steve!

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New Branding

Check out our redesign!

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Staff Retreat

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Fellow Thanksgiving

Thankful for our Parr Center Fellows!

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Creepy Crawlin' Caldwell

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Fellow Retreat

A look back at the Fellow Retreat

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Eating Ethically

Carolina Forum for Ethics 2nd Event

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Halloween Shenanigans

Scooby-Doo where are you?

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Pumpkin Carving Contest

See this year's winners of the Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!

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2019-2020 Parr Center Graduate Fellows

The newest Parr Center Graduate Fellows!

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2019-2020 Parr Center Undergraduate Fellows

The Parr Center's Newest Additions to the Undergraduate Fellowship!

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Undergraduate Reading Groups!

Want to join in on the discussion while enjoying catered food? Apply today!

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Director, Sarah Stroud, on Chapelboro Radio Station!

Want to hear about how our Director is making a difference at UNC?

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Apply to be a Graduate Fellow!

Are you a UNC Graduate Student interested in Ethics?

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Apply to be an Undergrad Fellow!

Looking to apply to our Undergraduate Fellowship program?

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Undergrad Fellow Recruitment 2019

What has the Parr Center been up to in the first weeks of the semester?

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Welcome to the Team!

Over the summer the Parr Center hired two fantastic staff members!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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! ...

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