Thursday, December 15, 2011

University Holiday Closing Memo

University Holiday Closing Memo

As in previous years, building access will be restricted over the holiday
break (December 23, 2011 to January 3, 2012). Staff and students seeking
access to building will be required to sign in and sign out using
staff/student cards. Access hours during the holiday break will be from 9:00
am to 5:00 pm, and closed Sundays, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Please see the attached memo sent of behalf of Deborah McCallum,
Vice-President (Administration) in regards to University wide closures.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding
building access.

Sara Payette

Dean's Office Assistant

307A Fletcher Argue Building

phone: 474-9979

fax: 474-7590


Monday, December 12, 2011

2012 Harvard-MIT Philosophy Graduate Student Conference

The 2012 Harvard-MIT
Graduate Philosophy Conference

We invite submissions of extended abstracts from graduate students for a conference hosted by the Philosophy Departments at Harvard University and MIT to be held on March 17th, 2012. We encourage submissions in all areas of philosophy.

Keynote Speaker:
Agustín Rayo
Professor of Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 10th, 2012.

 Send only extended abstracts (1000 words) to by January 10th, 2012. All submissions must be sent as attachments in PDF or Word formats.
 In addition to explaining the paper’s topic and goals, extended abstracts should also include a brief outline of the paper’s major argument(s).
 Authors must be current graduate students in philosophy. Co-authored papers are permitted if all authors are current graduate students.
 Successful applicants must produce their full-length paper by March 1st, 2011. Full-length papers should be no more than 4000 words and must be suitable for a 40-45 minute presentation.
 Extended abstracts should be anonymized and accompanied by a separate cover sheet including:
 author’s name
 institutional affiliation
 mailing address
 email address
 phone number
 title of paper
 the topic area(s) of the paper
 Send all questions or concerns to

Hosted jointly by the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arts Travel Award

To Graduate Students:

The Faculty of Arts is holding an extra competition for the Graduate Student
Conference Travel Award this year. The deadline (in Arts) to submit an application
will be 20 Jan 2012 in support of conference travel completed before the end
of March 2012 (including travel already completed at the time of
application, that meets the criteria). NOTE: Students that have already
received funding from the April 2011 or Nov 2011 competition are not
eligible to apply)

*Note that the department deadline will be 4:30 p.m. on January 17th.

Policy/Procedures are consistent with the regular program as follows:


2. No student will be funded more than once in the year.

3. The maximum allocation will be $350.

4. To be eligible for a travel award, a student must be:

a. Enrolled full-time in a graduate program in the Faculty of Arts, and

b. Presenting a paper, or have another significant role, at an academic


Application is to be made in writing to the Associate Dean and must include:

1. An estimate of expenses, and

2. A statement from the Department Head (or designate) indicating that:

a. The opportunity to participate in the conference would further the
academic credentials of the student,

b. The student is academically deserving, and

c. The Department will match any funding provided by the Dean, at a
ratio of at least 1 to 4.

d. Rank ordering the application from the department

3. Written confirmation that paper/poster has been accepted for