Prof. Nicholas Teh Receives a 2017 Global Gateway Faculty Award

Congratulations to Nicholas Teh for winning one of four research groups with grants from the Global Gateway Faculty Research Awards (GGFRA) for his work at the London Global Gateway titled “New Directions in Space, Time, and Matter: A Research Initiative by the University of Notre Dame-University of London Philosophy of Science Consortium.”

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Congratulations to Alex Stern!

Grad Student, Alex Stern, has received a very prestigious and competitive yearlong Post-doctoral Research Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to work at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, beginning fall 2017.

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Michael Rea named John A. O'Brien Chair of Philosophy

Prof. Michael Rea has just been named John A. O’Brien Chair of Philosophy. This is the oldest endowed chair at Notre Dame, and is especially fitting in this case, since it was previously held by Mike’s dissertation director, Al Plantinga. 

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Alvin Plantinga wins the Templeton Prize

The Templeton Prize, valued at  approximately $1.4 million, is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual. It is meant to honor “a living person who has made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works.”…

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Professor Michael Rea gives Gifford Lectures

Professor Michael Rea gave this years Gifford Lectures held at University of St. Andrews from March 27th – April 5th. Past and present Notre Dame faculty to give the lectures include Alasdair MacIntyre, Alvin Plantinga, and Peter van Inwagen.…

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Grad Students win Bookstore Basketball

Grad Students Liz Jackson and Becca Chan have won the coveted Hammes Bookstore Basketball 5-on-5 tournament. Their teammates include undergraduate students Amanda Geiger (Finance and Political Science), Allie Griffith (English and American Studies), and Jackie Collins (Management Consulting). The…


Paul Blaschko wins Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award

This award recognizes graduate students who demonstrate excellent teaching at Notre Dame. Each recipient will receive an award certificate presented by Dr. Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School. Congratulations, Paul!     

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Welcome, Hannah Rubin, to the Philosophy Department!

Hannah specializes in the philosophy of biology and evolutionary game theory, and adds to the department’s strengths in the philosophy of science. She will be starting 2018-19.  Visit her web page at …


Therese Cory receives fellowship at the National Humanities Center

What conceptual models shape our thinking about the mind and its activities or experiences?  The project is to recover a neglected model of the mind in Thomas Aquinas, according to which knowing is construed in terms of the realization, in the human knower, of a certain kind of being with certain…

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Professor Sean Kelsey Awarded NEH Fellowship

Professor Sean Kelsey has been awarded a (very prestigious and competitive) NEH Fellowship for the 2017-18 academic year for his research into Aristotle’s De Anima. Congratulations, Sean! More here.…

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Grace Watkins named Rhodes Scholar

University of Notre Dame seniors Christa Grace Watkins and Alexis Doyle have been selected to the United States Rhodes Scholar Class of 2017. Watkins, a native of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Doyle, of Los Altos, California, are two of 32 Rhodes Scholars selected…


Prof. Robert Audi awarded the APA's 2016 Quinn Prize

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame) has been awarded the 2016 Quinn Prize, the APA’s highest honor for service to the profession. Full story here.  …

The Experience Project awards $650,000 in second round of research funding

More than $650,000 has been awarded to 15 projects in the second year of a research collaboration aimed at building new understanding about how religious and transformative experiences occur and shape lives.  It is co-directed by Michael Rea, a professor of philosophy, and Samuel Newlands, the William…

How studying philosophy guides alumna’s work as a Hollywood film director

Anne Hamilton ’04 didn’t always know she wanted to be a filmmaker. She majored in philosophy in the College of Arts and Letters, but plans change, and now Hamilton is one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming directors. She recently signed with William Morris Endeavor after the successful world premiere of American Fable, a feature film she wrote, directed, and co-produced. The film made its debut at the South by Southwest festival in...