Collier Scholarships

The deadline for applying to the Collier Scholarships is March 31, 2016.  Philosophy students are often eligible to apply for either Collier scholarship.  The Collier Interdisciplinary Scholarship requires work in a science or social science subject and a humanities subject (for example those doing work in psychology and philosophy could be eligible.) The Collier Pleneurethic Scholarship requires that the student pursue studies of the relationship between the mind, body, and environment.  For more information and application instructions, check here.

Collier Poster 2016

Career Services Philosophy Open House

CES Philosophy Open House

Wednesday, February 25 @ 4pm

Howarth 101

 The office of Career and Employment Services is having a special session for philosophy majors, minors, or students considering a philosophy major or minor.

 Come learn about what philosophy students have done after graduation, how to present the skills you acquire in your classes to employers, how to prepare a resume, where to search for internships and summer jobs, how to prepare for the career fair, and much more.

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Jennifer Allen-Ayres,
Career Advisor, Office of Career and Employment Services

Prof. Ariela Tubert,
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy

Student Travel Awards

We often post here on the blog calls for papers for undergraduate philosophy conferences…  If you are a University of Puget Sound student that got a paper accepted at one of these conferences and would like some help with your travel expenses, the university has some funds available.  Here are the details:

2009-2010 UEC Student Travel Awards for Conference Presentation

The University Enrichment Committee is pleased to announce the Student Travel Awards for 2009-2010. Proposals are invited for travel by full-time students whose independent work has been accepted for presentation at regional or national conferences. Funding is for the student(s) who actually present the paper or work. The maximum limit on each award is $500. Student co-presenters will share a single grant.


Conference travel scheduled for the 2009-2010 academic year (July 1, 2009- June 30, 2010) is eligible for consideration. Applications will be processed as received through April 9, 2010.

Application instructions and further information:–travel-award/student-travel-awards/

Philosophy Talk

This past weekend Justin and I had a chance to attend a live taping of “Philosophy Talk,” a radio show hosted by Stanford philosophers Ken Taylor and John Perry.  It was fun to be there as they taped it, it was a show on Mindreading which was partially an interview with Shaun Nichols (a philosopher of mind at the University of Arizona).  This particular episode will not air till January but most of their episodes air live and people can call in with questions.  You can listen to many of the past programs online at their website, they feature interviews with philosophers as well as discussions between Ken Taylor and John Perry about various topics.  Check them out:

They have lots of interesting things in their website but don’t miss Perry’s essays on procrastination: