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This award honors alumni ages 40 or younger for significant accomplishments in industry and/or their career field or for service in the College.

Dr. Gregory Pence, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been named the 2019 winner of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
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.
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.
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.
October 07, 2016

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.
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.
Six years ago, UAB philosophy alumna Amanda Keller started volunteering daily with Birmingham AIDS Outreach (BAO). Today, she is the Director of LGBTQ Programs at BAO and is working to better educate and care for the community.
Philosophy professor Kevin McCain’s book, Evidentialism and Epistemic Justification, has been given a positive review in the journal Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
A growing number of researchers, from computer scientists to philosophers, are taking an interest in the "artificial artificial intelligence" offered by Amazon's microwork platform.
Elora Robbani, a senior philosophy major in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to study at American University in Dubai this fall.
The computer brains inside autonomous vehicles will be fast enough to make life-or-death decisions. But should they? A member of UAB’s national championship-winning Bioethics Bowl team — and the team’s coach, a renowned bioethicist — weigh in on a thorny problem of the dawning robot age.
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