Saturday, January 31, 2009

UM Info-Days, Upcoming Churchland Meet and Greet

Hey folks:

Please remember to RSVP Laurie if you plan on attending coffee with the Churchlands Wednesday morning (10:30). As of Friday, space remains for at least a dozen students.

Also, if anyone is able to take a shift at UM Info days over reading week, could you please let Laurie know. She has the details, but the days are the 18th and 19th. Last year, Native Studies had a Playmobil diorama that seemed to suck in the kids. If anyone wants to donate their Chisholm nugget for the week, we could probably put together something even more impressive.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Philosophy Club Schedule: Update

Hey all:

It looks like we have two remaining Fridays this term for student presentations: February 6, and the last Friday of the term. I think I'll give a talk on the 6th, and John Dyck is interested in taking the last Friday.

Most Thursday afternoons are also free, and it would be easy to arrange a venue and refreshments for a talk or two on any of these days. Several students have shown interest in presenting papers, so please get in touch with either Dan, Wes or myself and we can get things organized.

Of course, undergraduate presentations are encouraged as well!!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Feb. 4: Coffee with Paul and Patricia Churchland

All upper level undergraduate and graduate students
are invited to attend a casual gathering with Paul
& Patricia Churchland, Professors from the Philosophy
Department at the University of California at San Diego
on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 around 10:30 a.m.
Room TBA. Details confirmed closer to the date.

Please note that coffee/tea and a light snack
will be available.

R.S.V.P. to Laurie if possible.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

David Chalmers sings the Zombie Blues

2 minutes of your life you'll never get back:

Philosophy Club Talk

Hi all.

This Friday Wes McPherson will be giving the philosophy club talk. His paper is called

"Hobbes on Ratio and Oratio,"

and the talk will be held in 384 U.C. at 2:30.

Karaoke and slow-dancing to follow.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


To graduate students and prospective grad students:
> It is time to consider applying for the UMGF and MGS awards. If you
> are entering the MA program or are currently in your first year of the
> MA program, and have a GPA of 3.75 or better in your last two years of
> full time study, then you should consider applying. The application
> form can be found at
> 09.pdf[1]
> This is an old form but you can use it anyways. Just cross out the
> date and write '2009.' Hand in the completed applications to Laurie in
> the Philosophy Department by Feb. 2, 2009.
> By the way, it is a good idea to contact your letter writers as soon as possible (today
> or tomorrow). You need to give them enough time to do a good job. Don't leave this
> to the last minute.
> Good luck!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lunch with Jessica Wilson

Dimitrios will be taking Prof. Wilson to lunch at Degrees on Friday. If you would like to join them, please meet at Dimitrios's office at 12:20.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Princeton-Rutgers Grad Conference

Princeton-Rutgers Graduate Conference: Final CFP - 1 new
Please submit excellent papers of 4000 words or less to
by 15 January (for blind review). Conference takes place 28-29 March. Keynote
speakers: Michael Smith and Jeff King. - Thurs, Jan 8 2009 10:27 am
1 message, 1 author

Monday, January 5, 2009