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UGA Ethics Bowl National Team 2024
Ethics Club Makes Semifinals in National Bioethics Bowl

Pictured l-r: Sam Guimond, Zoe Schweitzer, Peter Bartlett, Mong Vo, Mark Westrick, Caty Huff, Steve Guimond Congratulations to UGA’s Ethics Club for an impressive performance in the National Bioethics Bowl, which took place at Baylor College in Waco, TX on Saturday, April 13. Finishing as the highest ranked public university in the tournament, UGA’s team ranked 3rd place out of 20 teams, behind runner up Georgetown University and winner…

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2024 Undergraduates Win Awards

Congratulations to Presidential Award of Excellence winner Sophia Gavalas, a double major in Philosophy and Microbiology. This prestigious honor is awarded to only a handful of graduating seniors each year and we are very proud to have a winner among our Class of 2024. Gavalas was a CURO Summer Research Fellow in 2022, and has won two CURO Research Awards. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Co-President of the American…

Logic Tutoring Available

Are you a student in a logic class who is having trouble with the material? Do syllogisms make you squeamish? Do proofs make you perplexed? Do you just want some extra study help? Well worry no more! UGA philosophy graduate student Douglas Geiger offers free logic tutoring on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, noon to 1pm in 10A Peabody Hall: email him at to schedule an appointment.

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Congratulations Fall 2023 Graduates!

The Department of Philosophy held a reception on Friday, December 15, 2023 to celebrate our students participating in Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies. We were excited to welcome their friends and families to Peabody Hall as we congratulated these accomplished young people and wish them well in all their future endeavors!  Graduate student Josué Piñeiro was awarded a PhD, he is pictured third from left with faculty Melissa Fahmy, Sarah…

2023 UGA Philosophy graduates
Congratulations 2023 Graduates & Award Winners

The Department of Philosophy hosted a reception and awards presentation on Friday, May 12 to recognize Spring 2023 graduates and award recipients. Students and their families gathered for refreshments in the atrium of Peabody Hall as department head Aaron Meskin and undergraduate coordinator Thanassis Samaras recognized this year's graduates and scholarship and award winners. All graduating seniors were presented with a gift bag containing a…

Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners Announced

The Department of Philosophy is excited to announce the 2023 undergraduate scholarship and award winners. Congratulations to Ralph Liu, Kayleigh McCrystal, Joshua Track, and Emmalyne Zant: The Blackstone Scholarship Kayleigh McCrystal Kayleigh McCrystal is a Philosophy major who will be pursuing her Philosophy MA as a UGA Double Dawg. She carries a double minor in  Law, Ethics, & Philosophy and Law,…

CURO Jonas Andrulonis
Philosophy Undergraduates Present at CURO Symposium

Three undergraduate philosophy students participated in this year’s annual CURO Symposium, held April 3-4 at the Classic Center in downtown Athens: Joshua Simon Track: "Resolving the Inconsistency in the Physical and Psychological Differences of the Natural Slave and Natural Master of Aristotle's Politics" (mentored by undergraduate coordinator Athanasios Samaras) Jonas David Andrulonis (pictured at right): "Airpods, Everyday Aesthetics,…

Teen Philosophy
Teen Philosophy at the Athens Library

Once again, Department of Philosophy students are participating in a philosophy for teens program at the Athens-Clarke County Library. Led by graduate student Marissa Willis, PHIL3900S is in conjunction with the UGA Office of Service Learning. In the "Let's Talk About That" after-school program, undergraduate students lead discussions with middle and high school teens on a broad variety of philosophical topics. "So far we've had some really fun…

Logic Clinic! Philosophy Grad Students Offer Tutoring

Are you a student in a logic class who is having trouble with the material? Do syllogisms make you squeamish? Do proofs make you perplexed? Do you just want some extra study help? Well worry no more! UGA's philosophy graduate students are offering free logic tutoring: On Wednesdays from 4-5pm, Quentin Murphy offers tutoring over zoom: email him at to schedule an appointment and he'll send you the link. John…

UGA Ethics Bowl Team at '22 regional competition at UNGA
UGA Participates in Regional Ethics Bowl

A team of undergraduate UGA philosophy students recently participated in the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl competition at the University of North Georgia alongside teams from UNG, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Clemson University, Virginia Tech, and Lynchburg University. The competition is affiliated with the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics National Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.   This was the…

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