Grad Student Dawn Jacob Starts POPCO Philosophy Discussion Group

Feb. 9, 2021

PhD student Dawn Jacob is starting a virtual public philosophy discussion group through POPCO , in conjunction with the Longmont Public Library, beginning on March 22 on Zoom. Each month the group will tackle a different short reading from various time periods and geographic/cultural areas. Details are on the Longmont...

Carol Cleland Co-Authored Paper Featured in PNAS

Jan. 3, 2021

Professor Carol Cleland has had a co-authored article on a proposed new classification structure for minerals published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read the CU press release here:

Ethics Bowl Team Places Second in Regional Competition, Headed for Nationals

Nov. 18, 2020

CU Boulder's Ethics Bowl Team placed second out of sixteen teams in the Rocky Mountain-Wasatch Regional Competition on Saturday, Nov 14th and earned a spot at the National Competition in February 2021. Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is a competitive event run by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics that encourages...

Philosophy Department Mourns the Death of Senior Instructor Dan Sturgis

Oct. 2, 2020

With great sadness, the Philosophy Department reports that our friend and colleague, Dan Sturgis, passed away earlier this week. Dr. Sturgis earned his BA in Philosophy and Political Science in 1992 from Northwestern University and his PhD from our department in 2002, writing a dissertation ‘Prairies and Paintings: The Aesthetic...

CVSP Lunchtime Talks Begin August 28

Aug. 25, 2020

The first Center for Values and Social Policy lunchtime talk will be held online Friday, August 28 at 12:30 PM. Contact Graham Oddie at for the Zoom information. Featured speaker: Dr Tim Burkhardt Snider Scholar in Residence Bruce D. Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization University of...

13th Annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME), August 13-16

Aug. 5, 2020

The 13th annual Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (RoME) will be held remotely August 13-16, 2020. Click here for a full schedule! For abstracts, click here . For passwords to the different Zoom rooms, please email Alastair Norcross ( ), Ben Hale ( ), Alex Beard ( ),...

Online Workshops for Hybrid and Online Teaching featured in Daily Nous

July 22, 2020

Julia Staffel , Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and Zak Kopeikin , lecturer and a recent graduate of our PhD program, have recently conducted four online workshops on hybrid and online teaching, sharing what they have learned about using technology for online teaching. The sessions are recorded and are available for...

Philosophy Students Win Prestigious Fellowships

May 13, 2020

Kelsey Grant wins Udall Scholarship Kelsey Grant, a junior who is double majoring in political science and philosophy, has won a Udall Scholarship. She advocates for climate change policies and environmental stewardship. The Udall Scholarship rewards leadership, public service and a commitment to the environment and Native American issues.

Graduation Spring 2020 Website Now Available

May 8, 2020

The Department is pleased to announce its virtual Spring 2020 Graduation website, available at , featuring a list of graduates, graduate awards, and speeches from faculty members. Congratulations to all our graduates!

Professor Alison Jaggar to Retire

April 27, 2020

The Philosophy Department announces the retirement of Professor Alison Jaggar as of August 31 st , 2020. Professor Alison Jaggar is one of the foremost political philosophers in the US, and is widely credited with having been a pioneer in the field of feminist philosophy and the philosophy of gender,...