Philosophy Department announces 2018 awards to three graduate students

Dr. Alexandra King named 2018 Outstanding Faculty by UB Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA)

Published December 14, 2018

Dr. Alexandra King was presented the Outstanding Faculty by Angela Menditto, President, UB Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA). King's research examines the relationship between different kinds of normativity, especially when it comes to sorting out the parallels and differences between practical, moral, and aesthetic normativity. Other annual awards for 2018, presented by Dr. David Braun, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, were given in recognition of outstanding work by three graduate students: Clint Dowland was given the Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense; Ariane Nomikos received the Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper for her essay, “Place Matters.”; and, David Limbaugh was presented the Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism for his essay, "The Flexibility of Reality: An Essay on Modality, Representation, and Powers."

The awards were held in conjunction with our end-of-semester Holiday Party, December 7, at Cole's, a classic Buffalo gathering place in Elmwood Village. A large number of faculty, staff, and students attended the event.

(Frim left) Dr. Alexandra King named 2018 Outstanding Faculty by UB Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA)

(From left) Angela Menditto, President, UB Graduate Philosophy Association (GPA) present the 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award to Dr. Alexandra King.

Pictured, from left: Clint Dowland, Ariane Nomikos, and, David Limbaugh.

Pictured, from left: Clint Dowland; Ariane Nomikos, and, David Limbaugh.

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense to Clint Dowland.

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Thomas D. Perry Award for Best Dissertation Defense to Clint Dowland.

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper to Ariane Nomikos for her essay, “Place Matters.”

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Peter Hare Award for Best Overall Paper to Ariane Nomikos  for her essay, “Place Matters.”

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism to David Limbaugh for his essay, "The Flexibility of Reality: An Essay on Modality, Representation, and Powers."

Dr. David Braun (left) presents the 2018 Patrick and Edna Romanell Award for Philosophical Work in Naturalism to David Limbaugh for his essay, "The Flexibility of Reality: An Essay on Modality, Representation, and Powers."