The following press releases are via the readMedia Newswire, sent in the last week.
Brookline Resident Maggie Labinski Named Fellow at Stonehill College
Brookline resident Maggie Labinski has been named a fellow in philosophy at Stonehill College this academic year. While working on her doctorate at Loyola University, where she was awarded the Dean's Fellowship from 2007 to 2012, she taught the History of Ethics and the Philosophy of Religion.
Labinski has presented several papers and written articles and book reviews. She specializes in Augustine, feminist philosophies and Medieval Philosophy. Her dissertation explores Augustine's philosophy of education in light of contemporary feminist pedagogy, where she argues that 'traditional' readings have not fully explored the 'maternal' aspects of Augustine's theory.
Her teaching interests include history of philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of religion.
Brookline's Shane Ewegen Joins Faculty at Stonehill College
Brookline's Shane Ewegen has joined the faculty at Stonehill College this academic year as an assistant professor of philosophy. Ewegen taught at Stonehill last spring and this summer, he served as a graduate assistant to the director and conference organizer for the Collegium Phaenomenologicum in Italy.
From 2008 to 2011, he was a teaching fellow at Boston College. From 2010 to 2011, he was director of the Boston College Philosophy Forum. In 2011, Ewegen also served as director of the Workshop in Contemporary Philosophy. From 2008 until spring 2012, he was the assistant to the editor for the Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy.
Ewegen's research focuses on ancient philosophy, with concentrations on 20th century continental philosophy and the history of philosophy. He has a forthcoming book with Indiana University Press, on Plato's Cratylus in which he shows how Socrates criticizes a 'tragic view' of language and develops his own 'comic view' that Ewegen says frees human beings from their attachment to mere opinion by providing them with a glimpse of true Being.
Georgia Tech Welcomes Thomas Harrington to the Fall Freshman Class
The fall semester is underway at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Thomas Harrington, Aerospace Engineering major, of Newton, MA, is part of the largest, best-qualified and most diverse freshman class in the Institute's history, according to Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson.
One of the world's premier research universities, Georgia Tech is ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities. The Institute is also the nation's leading producer of engineers as well as a leading producer of female and minority engineering Ph.D. graduates. Visit www.gatech.edu for more information.