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​Philosophy Speaker Series

Featuring Murray Clarke
Friday, December 9
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Anspach 257

Murray Clarke, professor of philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, presents "Concepts and Concept Facilitators." This talk will be of special interest to psychologists and linguists, as well as philosophers. 

Abstract: Philosophers have always been interested in general concepts, such as those of causation, mind, and identity. And, being philosophers, they have been and are interested in questions about the very idea of a concept: What is it for something to be a concept? What is it for someone to possess a concept? Do concepts really exist? Psychologists are also interested in concepts. Starting around the 1970s, they came up with theories such as the prototype theory, the exemplar theory, and the theory-theory of concepts. But are philosophers and psychologists asking the same questions about concepts? I shall argue that some psychologists have been providing epistemic (or internalist) accounts of the bodies of knowledge necessary to acquire concepts, while some philosophers have been providing non-epistemic (or externalist) analyses of the concept of “concept.”  The questions, then, are somewhat different.  Both questions are important and our answer to each must inform our answer to the other.

For more information, contact Gary Fuller (PHL) at 989-774-3570 or fulle1g@cmich.edu​​. 


​CHSBS Holiday Open House

Thursday, December 15
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Anspach Hall 113



2017 TLC Conference

The TLC Responds to Maryellen Weimer
Friday, January 27
8:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Bovee University Center

In October, the TLC welcomed Maryellen Weimer to campus to give several presentations based on her 2013 publication, Learner-Centered Teaching. Following her practical and insightful workshops, faculty discussed strategies to improve students’ engagement, skill, and independence as learners. On Friday, January 27th the TLC invites you to an all-day faculty conference to build on the momentum from Maryellen Weimer’s visit. Presenters will discuss a wide range of classroom strategies that focus teaching on a larger question - not just what students know, but what they can do with what they know. 

Conference Themes

  • CMU’s climate for teaching and learning 
  • Designing assessment tools to develop learning skills 
  • Tech tools and active learning 
  • Learner-centered resources from the Quality Initiative 
  • Game-based active learning across the curriculum 
  • Pedagogical innovations from WI Institute participants 
  • Teachers talk about learning
For more information or to register online, visit the TLC website.


Fiction Writer Chris Bachelder

Thursday, April 13
8:00 p.m.
Park Library Baber Room

More details to follow.


Museum Exhibits ​


Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes 

​Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes
On display daily ​in the main gallery
Rowe Hall 124 (view map)​

The Museum of Cultural and Natural History exhibit "Changing Waters: Environmental Research in the Great Lakes" is on display 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays in Rowe Hall. The exhibit includes the "Great Lakes Adventure" gallery offering fun, hands-on activities for children. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the museum at 989-774-3829 or cmuseum@cmich.edu. The museum is closed on university holidays and breaks.


​Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience
Open second Saturday of each month​
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Bohannon Schoolhouse
(Southwest corner of Preston St. & West Campus Dr.)​

Sacrifice and Service: The WWI Experience, an exhibit designed and installed by graduate students in MST 750: Seminar in Advanced Exhibit Design and Construction. The exhibit will be open on ​the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Bohannon Schoolhouse, located on the southwest corner of Preston & West Campus.​​


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