Category Archives: Departmental News

Ben Mutschler is featured in a narrative episode on inoculation and vaccination in early America on the podcast, “Ben Franklin’s World”.

In support of his book, The Province of Affliction: Illness and the Making of Early New England (Chicago, 2020), Ben has given virtual public talks locally at Grass Roots Books and the Academy for Lifelong Learning and at archives that … Continue reading

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Nicole von Germeten, professor of history and director of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, participated in a book panel sponsored by Iberian connections at Yale University and the Yale University Spanish department.

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Youjin Kong was quoted in a Wall Street Journal piece about benchmarks in AI, commenting on biased data sets and changes in the understanding of human intelligence.

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Joel Zapata, history assistant professor, had an online publication titled “Remembering Cesar Chavez’s Tactics is Key to Empowering Workers and Consumers,” in The Washington Post, March 31, 2021.

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Courtney Campbell was featured in Who goes first? Vaccine rollout forces stark moral choices (Associated Press) as well as

‘It’s just a matter of time’: Inmates detail horrid conditions amid COVID spike in Oregon prisons (Oregonian) Courtney Campbell, a professor who has taught medical ethics at Oregon State University for the past 30 years, said risk of infection is … Continue reading

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Allen Thompson delivered the keynote address at the Uehiro Graduate Student Conference at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (via zoom) on Philosophy: The Environment.

The talk was titled “A World They Don’t Deserve: Moral Failure and Deep Adaptation,” which will be published in The Oxford Handbook of Intergenerational Ethics. Thompson also led a workshop on environmental ethics and the climate crisis for the Bay … Continue reading

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Stuart Ray Sarbacker presented a lecture at the Oxford University Center for Hindu Studies entitled “Tracing the Path of Yoga: Four Elements of Mind-Body Discipline.”

The lecture was based on his new book, Tracing the Path of Yoga: The History and Philosophy of Indian Mind-Body Discipline (State University of New York Press), which will be released on January 1st.

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Oregon State University to host Phish academic conference

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will host an academic conference devoted to the improvisational rock band Phish from May 17 to 19. Stephanie Jenkins, an assistant professor of philosophy at Oregon State, is organizing the conference. She has been … Continue reading

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Listen to an interview with Dr. Nicole von Germeten about her new book “Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico”

Nicole Von Germeten, “Profit and Passion: Transactional Sex in Colonial Mexico” (U California Press, 2018)  

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Kudos to Dr. Rena Lauer on her recent Medieval Academy Publication Subvention award!

We are very pleased to announce  that the 2018 Medieval Academy Publication Subvention has been awarded to Rena Lauer (Oregon State University) to support the publication of her forthcoming monograph, Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete (Philadelphia: University of … Continue reading

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