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Wonder is the feeling of the philosopher,
& philosophy begins in wonder.

– Plato

Department News

Professor Winborne receives the 2017-18 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant

AAUW’s American Fellowships program has been in existence since 1888, making it the oldest noninstitutional source of graduate funding for women in the United States. The program provides fellowships for women pursuing full-time study to complete dissertations, conducting postdoctoral research full time, or preparing research for publication for eight consecutive weeks. Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support…
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Making America Healthy Again: Analyzing Trump’s Take On The Social Determinants Of Health

Article by Professor Patricia Illingworth clearly presents the correlation between social influences and health care in the US under the Trump administration.   http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2017/08/11/making-america-healthy-again-analyzing-trumps-take-on-the-social-determinants-of-health/

Artistic Expressions of Academic Talks

Alum Kaća Bradonjić ’04 shares her artwork after attending various conferences and workshops.

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Prof. Parekh’s Book Event

Come to Snell Library to hear about Prof. Parekh’s new book Refugees and the Ethics of Forced Displacement. This book is a philosophical analysis of the ethical treatment of refugees and stateless people, a group of people who, though extremely important politically, have been greatly under theorized philosophically. This book reframes this debate and shows…
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Chanting the Word of God: Cantillation in the World’s Religious Traditions

On May 8, 2017 Northeastern University will host a day-long symposium on cantillation, the ancient practice of chanting sacred scripture, as practiced in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Scholars, practitioners and students from the three faith traditions will come together for sessions that will address theoretical and performance issues that all (or many) have in common….
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Department Spotlights

Aarambh Pradhan

Poultry Workers Justice Campaign Project

This student video highlights the brutal conditions that American poultry workers face each day. The video also concentrates on the particularly harsh position that minorities and immigrants face within the industry. The project aims to deliver concrete arguments through first-hand accounts of worker's rights in the industry with interviews from Mary Babic, Oxfam US Senior Communications Officer, Leah Varsano, Oxfam Research Fellow, and former and current workers in the poultry industry.

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