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April 16, 2007

Christian Coons Accepts Tenure-track Job at BG

Christian Coons recently accepted a tenure-track position in philosophy at BG. Christian comes to BG from The University of California at Davis, where he recently earned his Ph.D. Christian has already published in Ethics, perhaps the top journal for work in ethics and related areas. He was awarded the prestigious Charlotte Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for the 2003-4 year and he was also awarded the Michael V Wedin Teaching Award in 2003 by the UC, Davis philosophy department. The department is most pleased that he has decided to join us.

Shoemaker and Wall Awarded Rockefeller Fellowships

The department is pleased to announce that both David Shoemaker and Steven Wall independently have been awarded year long fellowships at the The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs for 2007-8. The Center is part of The Murphy Institute which is associated with Tulane University. These fellowships are prestigious and competitive and the department is quite proud of this well-earned success by David and Steve. Previously Steven Wall and Daniel Jacobson have been awarded year-long Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellowships at The Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Dowell and Sobel Leaving to Go to Nebraska

Janice Dowell and David Sobel will be leaving BG and moving to The University of Nebraska at Lincoln. The department will miss them and wishes them all the best.

The Moriarty Dynasty Continues

Kelly and Jeff Moriarty recently became the proud parents of Henry Robert Moriarty, who was born Sunday, March 25th at 12:16 a.m., weighing 8 lbs, 7 oz.  The department looks forward to oohing and aahing over Henry in person in the near future and wishes the parents well.  See the pictures below.