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The Center for Philosophy for Children hosted another successful Washington State High School Ethics Bowl at the University of Washington, on January 31, 2015, involving over 100 high school students and teachers, as well as lawyers, philosophers, other educators, and UW students who volunteered their time as judges, moderators, and coaches. Congratulations to Newport High School for their first place win in this year's competition. They will compete in the National High School Ethics Bowl on... Read more
Join us for Peter Singer's book reading and conversation on April 10th at 7 pm at the Varsity Theater 4329 University Way NE, Seattle, WA The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically Peter Singer's books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which his own ideas have played a crucial role: effective altruism. Effective... Read more
Department of Philosophy Faculty Meeting Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:30 p.m. Savery Hall, room 408 Agenda: 1. Chair's Updates A&S Chairs Meeting News A&S website redesign Appointments for full-time lecturers UAW negotiations Merit Pay Central Office Charges Search Requests Simpson Center Mellon Grant New Staff Hire Events Colloquia Peter Singer Book Talk - April 10, 7:00 p.m., Varsity Theater Fictions Conference - April 17-18 Rainer Forst - Katz Lecturer - April 28-May... Read more
Congratulations to Professors Carole Lee and Elena Erosheva, Statistics and Social Work for first prize in the NIH peer review challenge: most creative idea for detection of bias in peer review. They proposed that there is scientific data to suggest that converting heterogeneous qualities into a single metric can be influenced by bias. The prize winning researchers suggested that such a commensuration bias might occur in peer reviews when reviewers factor their overall impact scores. To test... Read more
Professor Michael Blake talks with Marcie Sillman and Hannah Burn on the KUOW - NPR show The Record about partyism and when it is and isn't ok to discriminate based on political beliefs. The segment aired Wednesday, November 12, 2014.
Professor Lynn Hankinson Nelson is featured in the Provost series Leading Change in Public Higher Education: Innovators Among Us: Using Technology to Engage Students. Lynn was a Teaching with Technology Fellow in Summer 2013 and created a hybrid online course and used the Active Learning Classrooms in the Odegaard Library, pictured below. Read More at:... Read more
WHEN Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. CAMPUS LOCATION Savery Hall (SAV) CAMPUS ROOM SAV 260 EVENT SPONSORS Program on Values in Society Department of Philosophy University of Washington This lecture is generously sponsored by the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics. DESCRIPTION "Sufficiency, equality and two-tiered health care systems" Carina Fourie Postdoctoral Fellow Ethics Research Institute Department of Philosophy University of Zurich
WHEN Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. CAMPUS LOCATION Savery Hall (SAV) CAMPUS ROOM SAV 260 EVENT SPONSORS Program on Values in Society Department of Philosophy University of Washington This lecture is generously sponsored by the Benjamin Rabinowitz Endowment in Medical Ethics. DESCRIPTION "Rights in Bodies, Rights in Things" Sean Aas Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Clinical Bioethics National Institutes of Health
Radio broadcast KUOW: Michael Blake on "partyism" and how we can overcome discrimination based on political views. http://kuow.org/post/it-ever-ok-discriminate-based-political-beliefs
WHEN Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. CAMPUS LOCATION Savery Hall (SAV) CAMPUS ROOM SAV 260 EVENT SPONSORS Department of Philosophy Program on Values in Society University of Washington DESCRIPTION "Is there anything to be said for expressive theories of equality?" Adam Hosein Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy University of Colorado, Boulder

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