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Dr. Lisa Rasmussen publishes op-ed on new standards of scientific conduct

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Dr. Lisa Rasmussen has just published an op-ed at STAT news discussing the resignation of Stanford University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and what it means for standards of research integrity in science. https://www.statnews.com/2023/07/21/marc-tessier-lavigne-stanford-president-scie…

Dr. Damien Williams publishes article in American Scientist magazine

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Dr. Damien Williams’s popular essay on AI tools like chatGPT as “bias optimizers” appeared in the July-August 2023 issue of American Scientist magazine.

Dr. Andrea Pitts promotes student award for serving Latinx community

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Dr. Andrea Pitts, Associate Professor of Philosophy, was recently interviewed by Inside UNC Charlotte, in part to promote the new Yvette M. Huet Sí Se Puede Scholarship, to be awarded to junior and senior undergraduate students who demonstrate a continued commitment to the growth, support, and empowerment of Latinx communities. You can donate to support […]

Dr. Damien Williams awarded Mellon Foundation grant

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Dr. Damien Williams, co-appointed at UNC Charlotte in Philosophy and Data Science, was just awarded a $500,000 grant from the Mellon Foundation to support the creation of a Disability Community Technology Center that provides guidance for developing disabled-led technology and disability-forward technological futures through humanities-based scholarship and arts outreach. He is collaborating on this grant […]

Philosophy major interviewed

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Annabeth Jones, a double major in Philosophy and Political Science, was recently interviewed by Inside UNC Charlotte. https://inside.charlotte.edu/news-features/2022-11-17/meet-annabeth-jones

Dr. Damien Williams takes up joint appointment in Philosophy and Data Science at UNC Charlotte

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Dr. Damien Williams has taken up a joint appointment at UNC Charlotte as Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Data Science, having recently completed his PhD in Science & Technology Studies at Virginia Tech. His research focuses on how technologies such as algorithms, machine intelligence, and biotechnological interventions are impacted by the values, knowledge systems, philosophical […]

Dr. Martin Shuster joins Philosophy department as the new Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies

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Dr. Martin Shuster has joined the Philosophy department at UNC Charlotte as the new Isaac Swift Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies. He is the author of several books, including the recent How to Measure a World? A Philosophy of Judaism. You can read more about Dr. Shuster’s research here.

Dr. Pitts publishes in world’s top medical journal

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Dr. Andrea Pitts co-authored an article that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the world’s top medical research journal. You can read more about their article in Exchange Online.

Dr. Andrea Pitts interviewed

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Dr. Andrea Pitts was recently interviewed by Shelley Tremain in the long-running series “Dialogues on Disability.” Check it out here.

Dr. Robin James interviewed by WUNC’s Anita Rao for an Instagram Live coffee chat

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You can watch the conversation here.