A recent UT graduate has been recognized as a highly commended entrant by the Undergraduate Awards program—dubbed the “junior Nobel Prize”—for his paper in the philosophy category. Duncan Cordry, who graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the University of New Mexico, has been honored for his paper on whether people have free will and, in particular, what conditions they must meet in order to act freely.
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WVLT-TV Local 8 Now visited UT’s Ethics Bowl to watch as fifteen high school teams tackled a series of controversial issues, ranging from racism to the use of natural resources.
Fifteen teams comprising more than 100 students will compete in the seventh annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, January 23.
The College of Arts and Sciences celebrated outstanding faculty with awards in diversity leadership, advising, teaching, research, academic outreach, and service on December 1 at the annual Faculty Awards Ceremony held at the Holiday Inn-Downtown.
The public is invited to enjoy free events throughout October related to the current exhibition, Embodying Enlightenment: Buddhist Art of the Himalayas, which runs through January 3, 2016, at McClung Museum.
With the start of the academic year, nine new department heads have now taken their posts.
Fifteen teams from thirteen East Tennessee high schools will compete at the sixth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl. The daylong competition is sponsored by UT’s Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center.
John Hardwig, a retired professor of philosophy, wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post about Brittany Maynard, who became the face of a movement to allow dying patients to choose when to end their lives. “The evaluation of Maynard’s death and of physician-assisted suicide more generally, must not be exclusively focused on the dying person.
Fifteen teams from twelve East Tennessee high schools will compete at the fifth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday, February 8. The day-long competition is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Knoxville Hotel in Downtown Knoxville. The opening remarks begin at 10:30 a.m., and the closing ceremony is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
He knows that the only two graves on UT’s campus belong to dogs and that the most popular class on campus is the History of Rock n’ Roll. Robert “Taylor” Thomas knows dozens of fun facts about UT. Thomas, who graduates from the College of Arts and Sciences today, has learned many things at UT. But as a UT Ambassador, he has taught many things as well. Thomas has given more than 300 campus tours, setting what is believed to be a nationwide record for campus tours.