Congratulations to our grad student Patrick Norton, who recently won a GSA Excellence in Teaching Award! Only a handful of these are given out campus-wide each year, so this is a big honor. The award recognizes graduate students who have shown excellence and gone above and beyond as teachers at UC Santa Barbara.

The department is pleased to announce the third round of awards to Philosophy graduate students from the fund established in honor of former UCSB philosophy professor Herb Fingarette by a generous gift from his daughter Ms. Ann Hasse. PhD Students Jon Charry, Katherina Gontaryuk, and Tiffani Thomason all received awards to present their work at, respectively, meetings of the Canadian Philosophical Association, the International Social Ontology Society, and the Society for Philosophy & Psychology. We are very grateful to Anne Hasse for her support and guidance. The next round for applications will be in the Fall 2024 quarter and we anticipate to be able to offer a second round of funding during first half of 2025.

The Philosophy Department is proud to report that Maya Rupert, one of our former majors (BA 2003), was keynote speaker at this year’s UCSB Women in Business luncheon. Click for more details.