“It has been very smooth from a medical perspective, deeply moving and gratifying from an emotional perspective, a wellspring of reflection in my philosophical thinking, and a dramatic source of excitement in my teaching this semester.” (more…)
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has received a $3.4 million gift to support the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program it runs jointly with Duke University.
The Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has received a $15 million donation to “to support the education and training of future leaders in the field of bioethics” and create the Ruth R. Faden Endowment for Education in Bioethics.
The Department of Philosophy at Saint Louis University (SLU) recently received a $2 million gift which it will use to fund endowments for a faculty chair and a student scholarship. (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) received a gift of $25 million in honor of philosophy professor David Kaplan and Renée Kaplan, who was a clinical professor of psychology at UCLA. (more…)
A group of philosophers and economists have published an open letter to Expert Panel on Immune Globulin Product Supply and Related Impacts in Canada opposing legislation that would make it illegal to pay people for blood plasma donations. (more…)
Orange Coast College (OCC), a community college in Costa Mesa, California with over 25,000 students, has received a $1.8 million gift to its foundation to “provide scholarships for financially deserving philosophy students.” An equal amount, from the same donor and for the same purposes, has been given to the University of California, Berkeley. (more…)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota has received a $1.23 million donation from Stephen Setterberg. Dr. Setterberg is the president of PrairieCare, a mental health provider. He also majored in philosophy as an undergraduate at Minnesota before going to medical school there. (more…)