Philosophy students at Albion get involved and gain experience through a number of opportunities outside of class. Scroll through some of the possibilities below and don't hesitate to contact the department for more information!
Movies, presentations, debate, and dialogue! For information about the Philosophy Club, contact
Phi Sigma Tau
Albion is affiliated with this national honorary organization in philosophy, as students' wishes dictate. Our local chapter has been active in arranging programs of intellectual significance to the campus and providing formal recognition to the academic achievements of our students.
Classes such as the Philosophy of Art or the Bertrand Russell Seminar often include field trips to libraries, museums, or galleries as part of the course. One of the Russell Seminar's trips to the Russell Archives at McMaster University resulted in the students publishing in Russell: The Journal of the Bertrand Russell Archives.
Albion's Institutes, Centers, and Honors Program
The field of philosophy characteristically emphasizes critical reasoning and writing skills on the methodological side, and inquiry into value issues on the substantive side. This combination makes the study of philosophy an important and meaningful addition to the curricular initiatives offered at Albion by the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, the Center for Sustainability and the Environment, the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, the Institute for Healthcare Professions, and the Carl A. Gerstacker Institute for Business and Management, as well as the Pre-Law and Neuroscience concentrations. The websites of each include a description of relevant Philosophy courses.
Subject: The University of Michigan Law Day is Tuesday, Sept. 23!
You are cordially invited to the University of Michigan Law Day on Tuesday, September 23, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, on the second floor of the Michigan Union on the UM Ann Arbor Central Campus. The Law Day is sponsored by the UM Career Center. This is a great opportunity to meet admissions representatives and learn about specific schools and programs. Whether your students are currently applying to law school or just "thinking" about it, they will be able to have productive conversations and gather helpful information. There is no fee to enter the UM Law Day although all attendees are required to stop by one of the check-in tables before entering the fair.
See more event's details and a list of participating schools at http://careercenter.umich.edu/article/law-day. There is limited metered parking available in front of the Union on State Street and behind, on Thompson St., in addition to a larger public parking structure on Maynard St. There is a lot of construction on campus and, consequently, detours. Please allow extra time to get here and park.
3rd Annual Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference (scheduled for February 2015) Call for Abstracts and open Call for Papers for the philosophy undergraduate journal compos mentis. Both the conference and the journal (which will publish the proceedings of the February MUPC conference) are student run and managed. Although the conference has "Michigan" in the title, we welcome undergraduates from anywhere. Explore their web site which has archived the previous MUPCs and has links to all compos mentis issues: http://www.cognethic.org/conference_ug.html and http://www.cognethic.org/cm.html.
Call for Papers. The George Washington University Philosophy Club invites undrgraduates to submit their work for its annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference to be held this year on April 3, 2015. An official announcement, including details regarding the Conference's venue and keynote speaker can be found at www.philevents.org.
The Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University is sponsoring the 8th Annual Undergraduate Ethics Symposium, April 9-11, 2015. The Call for Papers and Creative Projects deadline for submissions is February 1, 2015.
The 5th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at Michigan State University will be held April 10-11, 2015. Professor Ian Gold, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy and Psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal, will be giving the keynote address. His research interests are philosophy of mind, neuroscience, and psychiatry. Papers on any philosophical topic are welcome by the submission deadline of February 2. All papers will be blind-reviewed and comments provided; results will be announced by February 27th.
Research and Fellowship Opportunities
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is currently accepting applications for our graduate student programs for the 2015-2016 academic year. Successful fellows have gone on to obtain tenure-track positions in academia and public policy positions in federal and state governments and at prominent research institutions.
This year we have a fellowships targeted toward graduate students who are interested in the foundations of a progressive research program in political economy: The Adam Smith Fellowship.
The Adam Smith Fellowship is a one-year, competitive fellowship for graduate students attending PhD programs at any university, and in any discipline, including economics, philosophy, political science, and sociology. Smith Fellows receive a stipend and attend colloquia on the Austrian, Virginia, and Bloomington schools of political economy. It is a total award of up to $10,000 for the year. The application deadline is March 15, 2015.
Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2014
Deadline for submission online is December 2, 2013.
Philologoi: The Belmont University Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy
Episteme: Denison University's Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy. Deadline for submission has been extended to December 22, 2013.
Arete, The Undergraduate Philosophy Journal of Rutgers UniversityThe Humane Studies Fellowship
Summer Seminars and Institutes in Philosophy
None posted at this time; please check again soon.
Undergraduate Journals and Conferences Directory
See the list maintained by Mercyhurst College.