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“Lenfest”: honoring Len Rosenband, Professor of History

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PHILOSOPHY BOWLING RESULTS

• 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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A number of you may be interested in attending some of the events this week celebrating the career of Len Rosenband, who is retiring this year from USU. I will copy the schedule below; for further information, click here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 p.m. Welcome
Dean John Allen, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Keynote:  Blogging, Now and Then (250 Years Ago)
Dr. Robert Darnton, Harvard University
8:00 p.m. Reception
Thursday, March 19, 2015
8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:15 a.m. Roundtable I: Work and Economy
Moderator: Andre Wakefield, Pitzer College
Chris Hodson, Brigham Young University
Jeff Horn, Manhattan College
Tom Safley, University of Pennsylvania
Charlie Huenemann, Utah State University
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. A Tribute to Len by Brad Gregory
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Roundtable II: Family and Community
Moderator:  Daniel Vickers, Univ. of British Columbia
Emily Fisher Gray, Norwich University
Susan Cogan, Utah State University
Britt Petersen Boehm, Art Institute of Chicago
1:30 p.m. The Industrious Revolution (Exact Title TBD)
Dr. Léonard Rosenband, Utah State University
3:00 p.m. Reception & Phi Alpha Theta Induction Ceremony
Special Collections Exhibit (Brad Cole)
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