- Professor Robert Lurz will be participating in a roundtable discussion on the topic of "Eagles, Pigeons, Swine and Puppies: What people think about animal thinking" taking place on Friday, March 15th at 7:00pm at Hunter College. This event is being hosted by the Thinking Animals Foundation. For more information, please check out the following site: http://thinkinganimals.org/lecture_series.html.
- Assistant Professor Michael Menser and Kwabena Edusei will be giving a talk on "Creating Public-Public Partnerships: Utilizing Universities for Participatory Budgeting" at the Public Philosophy Network Conference at Emory University (Atlanta) on March 16.
- Assistant Professor Michael Menser will be giving a talk on “Using Participatory Budgeting to Promote Political Equality and Ecological Sustainability in the NYC Region” at Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) on March 8.
- Assistant Professor Michael Menser will be giving a talk on "The Participatory Metropolis: a Solidarity Economy Framework for Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy" at Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vt.) on Feb. 28.
- Visiting Professor Sheldon Krimsky will participate in a debate on genetically engineered babies, as part of the Intelligence^2 debate series, taking place on Feb. 13.
- Reuben Fuller-Bennett, a Brooklyn College student, wrote the article "The Right-Wing Neglect of Happiness" in the 2012 volume of Ephemeris, the undergraduate philosophy journal of Union College.
- Lucy Stack, a Brooklyn College student, presented the paper "Nature as Text in the Work of Friedrich Nietzsche" at the 7th Annual Undergradute Philosopohy Conference, Southern Illinois University (Edwardsville, Ill.) in November.
- The Philosophy Department will be hosting an Open House for Advising for the spring 2013 semester on Nov. 29, from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. in the Philosophy Resource Center, 3308 Boylan Hall. Have you pondered what to take next semester or want to know more about philosophy majors and minors or want to become involved with the Philosophy Society? Get all these questions answered and more at the open house. You will also have the opportunity to meet with faculty and advisers, and, best of all, there will be free food!
- The Brooklyn College Philosophy Department presents The Sheila and Wilbur Liebson Ethics Colloquium: HeLa's Troubled Legacy: Medicine, Ethics, and Other Puzzles of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Nov. 15, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the Bedford Lounge in the Student Center.
- Assistant Professor Christine Vitrano will be presenting the paper "Is Unhappiness Irrational?" at the New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association conference on Saturday, Nov. 10.
- Assistant Professor Michael Menser will be presenting the paper "Using Participatory Budgeting to Promote Political Equality and Ecological Sustainability in the NYC Region" at the From the Outside In: Sustainable Futures for Global Cities and Suburbs Conference at Hofstra University (Hempstead, N.Y.) on Nov. 8.
- Assistant Professor Michael Menser will be presenting the paper "The Political Ecology of Participatory Budgeting" at the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 5.
- Lecturer Penny Repetti (Philosophy Department and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Initiative at Brooklyn College) will be giving a talk on "Effective Strategies for Enhancing Student Learning" on Oct. 30, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in 2420 Boylan Hall (Center for Teaching). Repetti will discuss several teaching strategies used to enhance student learning, interest, attendance and participation in the classroom. An open discussion will follow in order to share teaching strategies, the problems faced when trying to motive students, and how to encourage classroom attendance.
- A Conference on Kant's Critique of Judgment will be taking place at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y., on Oct. 25 and 26. The conference is free and open to the public. Please RSVP via e-mail or telephone, 212.790.0263.
- Free practice test event at Brooklyn College! Want to find out how you would score? You can sign up to take a free GRE, LSAT or MCAT practice test! On behalf of the Magner Center for Career Development and Internests, and Kaplan Test Prep, a free practice test will be offered on Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. in the library. Free food and beverage will be provided. Scores will be returned at the end of the event. Registration is free, and we will e-mail room information once you have signed up.
- Bringing Democracy into the Workplace: Worker Cooperatives in New York City — Oct. 16
- Pre-law Student Orientation — Oct. 2 and 3