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Tech is facing a talent gap, partially due to the dearth of formal data science degrees at major universities — and according to one CEO, philosophy majors are stepping up to fill in.

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SPEAKER: Kenneth Henley (FIU): “Moral and Legal Luck and the Equal Worth of Victims” SPEAKER: Marilynn Johnson (FIU): “On Prum’s Theory of Biotic Aesthetics” Program Coordinator: Laurie Shrage (VP and incoming President of FPAe

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On October 9 FIU Professor Laurie Shrage visited the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina as a Distinguished Speaker. Professor Shrage gave a lecture titled "Contract Sex: Decriminalization vs. Legalization." A recording of an interview she also gave can be found by following the link provided.

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Women are underrepresented in philosophy careers, but it has nothing to do with finding jobs at colleges or universities, according to a new study. Hiring mirrors the number of women in the field.

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Miguel Fonseca (Graduated 2015) recently achieved the title of National Chess Master. Once a players rating reaches 2200 the player is awarded national master for life.

Brandon Ramirez recites his latest work during Open Mic Night at Vicki's.

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Dr. Laurie Shrage comments.

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The Department is proud to announce that several philosophy students have been selected for prestigious summer workshops. Jean Amaya will be attending SIPP (Summer Immersion Program in Philosophy) at Brown. Alfredo Dominguez and Alfredo Fernandez will be attending PIKSI at Boston (Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute). Mr. Fernandez will also be at the Summer Program for Diversity: Logic at UMass Dartmouth. Please share our congratulations and best wishes to them!

The Search and Screen Committee for the Department of Philosophy’s permanent instructor position will meet on Friday, May 27 at 11:00am in DM 323. Direct any questions to the search chair, Eugene Marshall, at eugene.marshall@fiu.edu

Céline Leboeuf (Harvard) has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor starting Fall 2016.

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