IPS Colloquia

Foster your intellectual life beyond the classroom. 

The Institute of Philosophic Studies, which is the Ph.D. granting division of the University, holds a colloquium at the beginning of each semester that represents the culmination of the IPS Core Course given in the preceding semester. The IPS Colloquia are modeled after the academic conferences held elsewhere that graduate students will be attending as part of their careers as teachers. Three panels of three papers each are presented over the course of one afternoon by nine of the students who took the core course in the preceding semester. The papers are followed by a reception and dinner, and conversation continues into the evening, as the faculty and students discuss the content of the afternoon's sessions and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and talk outside of the ordinary environs of classrooms and faculty offices.

 

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Associate Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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