Philosophy

Sue Bauman

October 21, 2013

Balancing Work and Life in the Medical Field

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By Bill Kline More than a passion play. It’s hard work. It’s grabbing opportunities. It’s discovering that there is more than one path to becoming a medical professional. And once you’re there, it’s realizing that your life does not have to be 100 percent work with no time for family, friends, and fun. Forty students [...]

Professor Michael Feola and Juannell Riley ‘15

June 3, 2013

Juannell Riley ’15 Explores Democratic Exclusion With Professor Michael Feola

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Juannell Riley ’15 (Bronx, N.Y.) spent the semester investigating who speaks—and whose voice matters—in democratic communities. Riley worked with Michael Feola, assistant professor of government & law, through Lafayette’s EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program on a project that challenges longstanding assumptions about democracy and citizenship. The team grappled with the widespread belief that challenges to [...]

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May 9, 2013

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 85 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation May 5 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 42 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Shannon DeHont '10

August 27, 2012

Shannon DeHont ’10 and Sam Derrick ’10 Named to Pitt Law Review

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Two alumni pursuing law degrees at University of Pittsburgh are beginning their second year on the editorial staff of University of Pittsburgh Law Review. Shannon DeHont ’10, a history graduate, is a topics editor, and Sam Derrick ’10, who graduated with a dual major in economics & business and philosophy, is an articles editor. DeHont [...]

John Hasnas '74

July 15, 2012

John Hasnas ’74 Is Founding Director of New Institute on Business Ethics

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 One of today’s leading thinkers in business ethics and legal philosophy, John Hasnas ’74 says, “Lafayette provided me with an excellent basis from which to pursue a career of ideas. I received a wonderful education and worked with caring and inspiring professors, including Professor Ralph Slaght, Hogg Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, [...]

Rick Lettieri '69

May 19, 2012

Rick Lettieri ’69 Predicted Emergence of E-Discovery in Legal Practice

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By Matt Sinclair ’90 Today, Rick Lettieri ’69 focuses his law practice on the discipline he foretold more than 25 years ago. As founder of Lettieri Law Firm, LLC, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he is an electronic discovery counsel and a pioneer in this evolving legal field. Lettieri first glimpsed the current sea change in legal [...]

Caitlin Flood '12 during her internship with the Midtown Community Court in New York City.

May 9, 2012

Philosophy Program Develops Well-Prepared Students for Law School and Careers

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Like many philosophy majors, Jamie Flaherty ’12 (Harvard, Mass.) didn’t know she wanted to be one until she took a class, Philosophy 102, Basic Social Questions. The curriculum challenged her, she says, and taught her how to deconstruct and evaluate the strength of an argument. “Some of the essays we read were so complex,” says [...]

Caitlin Flood ’12

May 4, 2012

Caitlin Flood ’12 Wins George Wharton Pepper Prize, Will Speak at 177th Commencement

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Caitlin Flood ’12 (Bellerose Terrace, N.Y.) is the recipient of the 2012 George Wharton Pepper Prize, awarded annually to the senior “who most nearly represents the Lafayette ideal.” The prize was established in 1923 by George Wharton Pepper H’22, a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, attorney, and founding member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In his [...]

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May 1, 2012

Lafayette Honors Students for Academic Excellence

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Lafayette honored more than 120 students for academic excellence at the annual All-College Honors Convocation April 29 in Colton Chapel. Awards and prizes recognized outstanding academic success in all four of Lafayette’s academic divisions—engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. This spring, 47 students will join Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most respected undergraduate [...]

Alessandro Giovannelli, assistant professor of philosophy

January 6, 2012

Professor Alessandro Giovannelli Encourages Students to Search for Clarity and Truth

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In many ways, teaching undergraduates is more inspiring than teaching at the graduate level, a colleague at one of the best philosophy graduate programs in the country once told Alessandro Giovannelli. As assistant professor of philosophy, Giovannelli now understands exactly what he was talking about. “Teaching energizes me,” he says. “It puts me in a room filled [...]