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Professor Pamela Hood and alum Saja Parvizian (M.A. '10) will present papers at  the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Society for the Study of Islamic Philosophy and Science and other groups, at Fordham Lincoln Center in New York, October 24-26, 2014. Professor Hood's paper is on “Phronesis and Strict Virtue in EN, VI”. Saja's paper is on  “Rethinking Descartes' Lumine Naturali Through al-Ghazali's Nur”. He and his wife Kristen are completing their doctorates at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Thanks to a generous six-figure bequest from a former SFSU M.A. degree holder who went on to earn his doctorate, the SFSU Philosophy Department will begin a new scholarship program for students entering the M.A. program in Fall '15 and subsequent years. Scholarships may be matched with Graduate Teaching Associate Fellowships. Information about scholarship criteria and application forms will be available on the SFSU Philosophy  Department's webpage by January 15, 2015. 

SFSU also has a variety of other scholarships for graduate students, as well as financial aid.  Students seeking the maximum in financial aid for Fall '15 entry should submit a FAFSA by the end of February '15, even if they have not yet applied to the Philosophy M.A. program.


Congratulations to Jonathan Chen (M.A., FA’ 12), Patrick Smith (M.A., SP’ 12) and Genevieve Wallace (M.A., SP’ 09), all of whom now are full-time lecturers at CSU Sacramento.

Congratulations to Delicia Kamins and Sigmund Werndorf for winning Casanova Pre-doctoral Fellowships for 2014/15. Once again Philosophy M.A. students have made a wonderful showing, attaining 25% of all Casanovas awarded to SFSU students. And great thanks go to their faculty sponsors, Professor Azadpur and Professor Landy.

Congratulations to Michelle Covington (M.A. '14), who has completed a year of law school and now is transferring to the University of California Law School (formerly Boalt Hall).


SFSU scholarships are available! Apply here.