Here is Michael Lynch’s widely-shared article from The Guardian about why surveillance diminishes autonomy:
Author: Baxter, Donald
“Night of Philosophy” in Manhattan
Three of us–Susan Schneider, Paul Bloomfield, and JC Beall–will be participating in the French Embassy’s “Night of Philosophy” in Manhattan on the night of April 24 to the morning of April 25.
See the story in the New York Times mentioning Susan Schneider, Paul Bloomfield, and Jc Beall.
Jc Beall: Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor
Jc Beall has just been chosen by the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees to be a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, which is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and service. This honor has been bestowed previously on two other members of the Philosophy Department: Joel Kupperman and Ruth Millikan.
Jc Beall: CLAS Excellence in Research Award
Jc Beall has just been awarded the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Research Award for the Humanities Division.
Ruth Millikan: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Here is a story from UConn Today about Ruth Millikan’s induction into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Michael Robillard: Research Fellow at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
One of our graduate students, Michael Robillard has been chosen from a large pool of candidates to be one of three research fellows at the Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership located at the United States Naval Academy. The Fellows program is a unique and multidisciplinary effort that brings together academics and military professionals to study a specific topic in the field of military ethics and leadership. Next year’s topic will be on civil/military relations. The Fellows meet together for a weekly seminar, host guest speakers, conduct independent and joint research, travel to meet with other experts in the field, publish their findings in journals and books, produce instructional materials for the Academy curriculum, and make presentations at the Academy and other national and international forums. Research accomplished by the Fellows makes a significant impact on education at the Naval Academy and policy making within our national government. Michael will begin his residency at the Center in September of 2015 and will complete the program in May of 2016.
Race and Anarchy Conference
See the link below for details on the Race and Anarchy Conference to be held at UConn March 26 and 27.
Mitch Green: Visiting Fellow at the Muenster Graduate School of Evolution
Mitch Green will be a Visiting Fellow at the Muenster Graduate School of Evolution, of the Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Muenster, from mid-May to mid-June, 2015. During that time he will be collaborating with graduate students and faculty on issues in the evolutionary biology of communication.
UConn Conference on Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism
The UConn Conference on Truth Pluralism and Logical Pluralism takes place April 17-19. More information here.