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.
Friday, 09 September 2016 09:35

Philosophy Colloquium: Knowing our Emotions

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.
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 12:53

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.
Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences harness the undeniable reach and power of popular culture—comics, music, film, and more—to introduce undergraduate students to serious academic topics.
Joshua May, an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy, writes about the rhetoric of disgust in politics in an op-ed on
Sophomores Kevin Lee and Daniel Mendoza will study abroad at the American University in Dubai this summer.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 10:46

Cloning Article Selected as Editor's Choice

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.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 11:33

UAB Clinton Scholars 2016

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.
Twenty-one students who have established themselves as leaders and innovators will travel to California in April for additional mentoring and support for their projects.
The Department of Philosophy will host the latest of their Big Idea series and The Great Debate in November.
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 13:37

Philosophy Alumna Serves the LGBTQ Community

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.
Department of Philosophy Assistant Professor Joshua May: "We need laws that guarantee a living minimum wage, some paid parental leave, and significant vacation time that employees are allowed to take."
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.
When machines and brains mix, who's in charge? This is the type of problem pondered by neuroethicists such as UAB's Josh May, Ph.D., who examine questions at the crossroads of neuroscience and ethics.
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.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl team defeated six teams to win the 2015 Bioethics Bowl on Saturday, April 11, in Tallahassee, Florida.
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