Events this week

Wed May 15, 2019
1229 Dwinelle Hall, 3–4:30 PM
Meaning Sciences Club
Polly Jacobson (Brown University, Linguistics)
Direct Compositionality and Variable Free Semantics: The Case of ‘MaxElide’
Sat May 18, 2019
4–6 PM
Philosophy Department Graduation


Ravit Dotan wins 2019 Fink Prize

Congratulations to Ravit Dotan, who has been awarded the 2019 Fink Prize for an essay written by a graduate student. Ravit received the prize for her essay “Machine learning, theory choice, and non-epistemic values.”

Angela Lee awarded the Griffin Sean Madden Prize

I’m happy to announce that the first recipient of the Griffin Sean Madden Prize will be Angela Lee, who will be graduating this year with a double major in Philosophy and Chemistry. The Prize was established in memory of Griffin Madden, who graduated from Berkeley in 2015 with a double major in Philosophy and Slavic Languages and Literature, and who was tragically killed in the 2016 Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland.

Ravit Dotan wins Teaching Effectiveness Award

Congratulations to Ravit Dotan, one of just 14 GSIs from across the whole campus to receive a Teaching Effectiveness Award for 2019. She joins three previous award winners from Philosophy: Jeff Kaplan (2017), Lindsay Crawford (2013) and Bojana Mladenovic (1994). Ravit won the award based on an essay entitled “How to Increase Participation in Section.” Details of the award can be found here; her essay will be posted, along with the the other prize-winning essays, here.

Outstanding GSI award winners for 2018

Congratulations to the winners of Graduate Division’s Outstanding GSI Award for 2018: Ravit Dotan, Nick Gooding, and Emily Perry. As always, a big thank you to all our GSIs for their hard work and dedication to undergraduate teaching.