We are very pleased to announce that the 2018 Medieval Academy Publication Subvention has been awarded to Rena Lauer (Oregon State University) to support the publication of her forthcoming monograph,Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete (Philadelphia: University of … Continue reading →
Available sources almost universally agree that meat is delicious. Perhaps more importantly, meat is often considered necessary for human health. Compassion, placing the needs of others before ones own, lies at the very center of Tibetan religious rhetoric and self-conception. … Continue reading →
Community members call for increased recognition of different religions from university. Among adults in Oregon, 68 percent of people identify as participants of a major religion, according to Pewforums 2016 survey. Being a university that is home to both domestic … Continue reading →
After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare to democratic citizenship, upholding greater equality as the glue that … Continue reading →
SHPR empowers our students and community members with the knowledge and skills to engage in broad public debate and enrich public discourse. We inspire the pursuit of evidence-based analysis, critical empathy, and an appreciation of the multiple perspectives, complexities, and contingencies in the world around us.
The Philosophy Program is committed to excellence in the teaching and study of philosophy as a discipline actively engaged in our world. We foster intellectual rigor, and the critical interpretive, analytical, and communicative skills necessary to support lives guided by ethical reflection and civic responsibility.
Religious Studies addresses the academic study of comparative religion with a focus on diversity as well as ethics, sexuality, and violence. Our students graduate with an understanding of the impact different religious traditions have made in the world and continue to make in the realms of politics, aesthetics, social structure, and culture.