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Dr. Gregory Pence, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, has been named the 2019 winner of the Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
Since he graduated with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Rochester in 2012, Kevin McCain has been on a tear.
UAB students are inventing new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles—UAVs or drones—employing them to reveal nature’s secrets and even save lives.
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.
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.
April 13, 2015

One for the Books

The College celebrates the 19 faculty members who published a book in 2014.
In Southeast Regional competition in Tampa, FL, UAB's Ethics Bowl Team won one of four coveted spots to advance to the National Championship Round of 32 teams from 10 national regions in the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl, Feb.22nd in Costa Mesa, CA.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Philosophy will present four public discussions that bring to light philosophical questions people face in everyday life. Each installment of the 2014-15 “What’s the Big Idea?” series will be kicked off by a faculty member’s presentation and followed by an open discussion.
Five college faculty members have been chosen as Edge of Chaos Scholars along with 21 other UAB faculty and staff members. In their new role, they will be making presentations throughout the coming academic year on the problems our society has struggled to solve.