More than one hundred friends, students, alumni, and faculty gathered to honor Professor Patricia Hills at a symposium held at the George Sherman Union on April 26, 2014. Entitled “American Visual Culture in Context: A Symposium in Honor of Professor Patricia Hills,” this event featured academic papers by prominent scholars from across the country who were Hills’ former students. Sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, alumni and current students, the Boston University Center for the Humanities, the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, the American & New England Studies Program, and the African American Studies Program, the symposium celebrated the career of Professor Hills, a specialist in American art who has taught at Boston University since 1978. Dr. Hills is retiring at the end of this academic year.

The Alfred I. Tauber Forum: Evolutionary Explanations of Morality

Starts: 1:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
Ends: 6:00 pm on Friday, September 27, 2013
Location: School of Law, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

the Center for Philosophy and History of Science presents the Alfred I. Tauber Forum: Evolutionary Explanations of Morality. The first session of this year's Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science brings together evolutionary psychologists, philosophers of biology, and ethicists to discuss the status and implications of evolutionary explanations of morality. 1pm Ethics as a Human Project Philip Kitcher (Philosophy, Columbia University) 2pm Morality Did Not Evolve Edouard Machery (History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh) 3pm The Limits of Evolutionary Explanations of Morality Russell Powell (Philosophy, Boston University) 4pm Why Evolution Doesn't Debunk Ethical Realism William FitzPatrick (Philosophy, University of Rochester) 5pm Strategic Morality Robert Kurzban (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania) This event is co-sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities.