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Two more local opportunities for scholarly participation

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• Is the world eternal? YES
• Do humans have contra-causal free will (i.e., can humans do otherwise)? NO
• Is beauty in the eye of the beholder? YES
• Do humans have souls? YES
• Are there natural rights? YES
• Is it morally permissible to eat meat? NO
• Is the unexamined life worth living? NO
• Is truth subjectivity? YES
• Is virtue necessary for happiness? YES
• Can a computer have a mind? YES
• Can humans know reality as it is in itself? YES
• Is hell other people? YES
• Can art be created accidentally? NO
• Can we change the past? NO
• Are numbers real? NO
• Is it always better to know the truth? YES

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Attention all students! In an effort to provide more academic opportunities to the students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the CHaSS Student Council will be hosting a research symposium during CHaSS Week on Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. All kinds of research from all the departments in our college will be accepted. Please share your research with us and with your peers! Awards will also be given. Please send your 150 – 250 word Abstracts to: by Friday, March 16.

(I think this one is for faculty participation; but students may wish to attend the conference)


The Annual Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters will be held April 13, 2012 at Utah State University. Proposals for papers in all disciplines are welcome. Conference papers will be considered for publication in the refereed Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters. Information for authors interested in submitting papers for publication in the Journal will be provided at the conference. Papers are also eligible for consideration for a cash award for the “Best Paper” awarded in each division. All presenters must be members of UASAL. Membership is $30 per year ($20 for students) which includes lunch at the annual conference and a copy of the journal. UASAL membership and conference registration forms are available here. Send title of paper or poster and a short abstract (150 words or less) by March 1, 2012 to the appropriate division chair. Be sure to include your mailing address, phone number, email address, and fax number. Pre-registration for the conference is recommended since the lunch reservation deadline is March 15, 2012. Same day registration will be available at an increased price; however, lunch may not be available for same day registrants. Please send the division chair for education your title, abstract, and other information to


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