Philosophy

Senior Earns Chancellor’s Research Award for Linguistic Profiling Study Kathleen Holder June 14, 2016
Zion Mengesha, a graduating senior in linguistics and philosophy, has been selected to receive this year’s Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research for her study on language bias in the classroom.
Risk and Rescue: Tina Rulli (not verified) May 31, 2016
If a hiker were lost in the backcountry and you were able to rescue them, would you feel morally obligated to do so? Would the hiker be similarly obliged to take adequate precautions against getting lost? In recently published research, Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tina Rulli grapples with the ethics of risk and rescue, and their implications for public policy.
Cognitive Science: Q&A With Bernard Molyneux Kathleen Holder May 04, 2016
Launched this year, the Cognitive Science Program is taking off fast—with about 200 first-year students identifying it as their intended major.

2014 - Megan Kennedy

November 05, 2015

Megan Kennedy (BA, philosophy and political science, ’14) was featured in a Davis Enterprise article, "Female veteran offers support, inspiration to others at UC Davis." She is a UC Davis undergraduate admissions adviser and a student veteran advocate.

1972 - James Barrall

October 15, 2015
James Barrall (B.A., philosophy, ’72) has been selected to receive the Cal Aggie Alumni Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He was honored at the 43rd CAAA Awards Gala on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at the Presidio Golden Gate Club, along with seven other award winners. Barrall is one of the country's leading tax attorneys, with more than 30 years of experience specializing in employee benefits and executive compensation. In 2012 he created the Barrall Family Philosophy Scholarship, which was the UC Davis philosophy department’s first endowed fund. He is active on UCLA Law School’s board of advisers and works with the Inner City Law Center, a nonprofit that provides legal services to the underserved.