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.
Celeste Fong, a senior majoring in the Undergraduate Neuroscience Program, writes about her experiences in the program and at UAB.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Jeremy Fischer of the University of Alabama at Huntsville asks the questions "How do we know what emotions we are experiencing? That is, how do we acquire emotional self-knowledge?" Learn about some of the possible answers at today's Philosophy Colloquium.
Welcome back to the Philosophy Department for Fall 2016! Meet our new faculty member and learn about some of our student groups and events in the new department newsletter.
July 05, 2016

Clone Debates

UAB Department of Philosophy chair and professor Gregory Pence, author of "What We Talk About When We Talk About Clone Club," appears on WNYC's "On the Media" to talk about how the hit BBC series "Orphan Black" reflects and challenges dominant ideas in the debate on human cloning.
Joshua May, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, writes about the rhetoric of disgust in politics in an op-ed on AL.com.
Sophomores Kevin Lee and Daniel Mendoza will study abroad at the American University in Dubai this summer.
Human cloning is a hotly debated topic in ethics, covered even in movies and television shows like Orphan Black. Little attention has been paid to emotional reactions to this issue, which could shed light on why human cloning is so contested.
Gregory Pence, Ph.D., international expert on the ethics of human cloning, discusses the science behind the hit TV show, when it gets the science right and when it doesn’t.
Ten of the 21 UAB students representing the university at the Clinton Global Initiative University are in College of Arts and Sciences fields of study including biology, chemistry, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, and psychology.
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