With the latest Justice League movie coming to theaters this Christmas, we ask: what does Aquaman represent? And could he really talk to sea creatures?

Tuesday, 20 November 2018 12:00

Ethics Bowl Debate team goes national

UAB students advance to next level of debates after four-round winning streak at the Southeast Regionals in Jacksonville, Florida.
Philosophy’s Brynn Welch turned a real-life experience into practical change — first through scholarly research, then a children’s book and now the classroom.

Meet the 2018-19 cohort of Honors Faculty Fellows — full-time UAB faculty members who want to enhance community and provide stimulating enrichment opportunities for honors students.

Dr. Kevin McCain, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will discuss “Forgetting Memory Skepticism.”

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Ethics Bowl debate team will compete in the national Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. The team took fourth place in the Southeast Regional Ethics Bowl in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, Nov. 4, beating 16 teams.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:00

Nine Departments Welcome New Faculty Members

This fall, new faculty members join the Department of Communication Studies, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Criminal Justice, the Department of English, the Department of Music, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Social Work, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Theatre.

Amanda Keller is the director of the Magic City Acceptance Center, an AIDS Outreach program designed to provide a safe and supportive space for LBGTQ youth.
Since he graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2012, Kevin McCain has been on a tear.
Friday, 30 June 2017 09:27

Allen Mao’s path to medical school

Mao set his sights on medicine during high school, starting with 500 hours of volunteer work at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama. At UAB, Mao focused on science. A chemistry major, he also works as a teaching assistant in chemistry labs and recitations.
Four UAB students are spending the summer studying abroad after being selected for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
Celeste Fong, a senior majoring in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, writes about her experiences in the program and at UAB.
Monday, 27 February 2017 15:23

Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop

You are invited to the Deep South Philosophy of Biology Workshop, March 31 - April 1 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Does your possible identical twin exist? If a clay statue is on the table and nothing else is on the table, are there three things on the table — the statue, the lump of clay of which it is made, and the clay in the statue? Are the past, present, and future real? Is space a big container? Are numbers real things that do not exist in space or time? Is there any moment at which all of you exists?

Consider these questions and others in PHL 408-2D: Capstone. The class is taught by Dr. Marjorie Price and is held T/TH 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. Prerequisites: two previous philosophy courses.
Bioethicist Gregory Pence discusses ethical issues in treating alcoholism. It’s the first in our series of discussions about hot topics in medical ethics.
Thursday, 27 October 2016 16:25

Philosophy's Spring 2017 Course Lineup

Signing up for classes? Interested in religion, ethics, law, or the meaning of life? Check out the Spring 2017 courses from the Department of Philosophy!
Isabella Mak of Dothan and Eli Ussery of Columbus, Georgia, have been named Mr. and Ms. UAB, and Lakshmi Subramani of Madison and Daniel Alejandro Mendoza of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were named first alternates.
UAB students are inventing new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs or drones—employing them to reveal nature’s secrets and even save lives.
Monday, 10 October 2016 15:33

The Big Idea Series Fall 2016 Schedule

The Big Idea series introduces a topic of general interest, shares a philosophical perspective on the matter, and then encourages discussion. Learn more about the Fall 2016 schedule and topics on the department's website.
Friday, 07 October 2016 15:02

2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Finalists

Nine of the 2016 Mr. & Ms. UAB Scholarship Competition finalists are students in College of Arts and Sciences departments and programs including Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Social Work.
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