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January 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm

Philosophy Alum Gets Mississippi Humanities Scholar Award

Ohio University alum Eric Weber ’05M has been selected to receive the 2015 Humanities Scholar Award for his outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities, reports the University of Mississippi News.

Eric Weber

Eric Weber

Weber  is associate professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi. He earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

The Humanities Scholar Award, presented by the Mississippi Humanities Council, will be conferred at the 2015 Public Humanities Awards ceremony, set for Feb. 13 at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson….

Weber joined the UM faculty in 2007. He teaches courses in ethics and public policy, critical thinking and communication for public policy, and the philosophy of leadership, as well as courses in the Honors College. He served as the chair of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Public Philosophy from 2011 to 2014 and is executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America.

Weber’s recent work led him to organize events addressing specific challenges faced by Mississippians, he said. With support from the council, he and other scholars have brought in specialists to talk about topics of public importance, such as ethics at the end of life or disability and accessibility.

Read more at the University of Mississippi.

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