News & Events

Dr. Tina Botts was named the Featured Philosopher on!

You can read more about Dr. Botts and her work here.

International Day of Conflict Resolution

The Ethics Center is proud to co-sponsor this event, which will include an award ceremony for the winners of the Mediator Mentors' 2016 Art Contest, followed by a panel discussion on Restorative Justice Practices in Education. Guest speakers include Sabrina D. Ashjian (Deputy District Attorney, Consumer Fraud & Protection Unit, Fresno County District Attorney's Office) and Kevin Assemi (Attorney at Law, Waterford Foundation and Granville Homes).

Thursday, October 20, 4:30-6:30, at the North Gym

Free Speech Forum

On 11/1 at 12:30 in North Gym 118, The Free Speech Forum will feature our very own Dr. Tina Fernandes Botts as the keynote speaker, with speeches and panel discussions by President Joseph Castro, Provost Lynette Zelezny, our own Chair of Philosophy Dr. Andrew Fiala, Comm Dept.'s Dr. Doug Fraleigh, University General Counsel Darryl hamm, Comm Dept.'s Dr. Kevin Ayotte, and ASI President Tim Ryan. It is sure to be a lively and engaging discussion!

Colloquium Series:

The first speaker of the Fresno State Philosophy Colloquium was Dr. James Rocha. Dr. Rocha's talk is entitled, "Tortured Plea Bargains: The Legal Fiction of Feigning Guilt." The talk was Thursday, 9/22, at 3:30 pm in Peters Building 192.

Awards & Grants:

The department would like to congratulate our own Dr. Andrew Fenton for being a member of the team that won an Insight Development Grant! See here for the award winners.

New Faculty:

The department has hired two new faculty: Dr. Tina Botts and Dr. James Rocha.  They will contribute to the prelaw track in our major.  Welcome!

Read more about Drs. Botts and Rocha here.

Dr. Andrew Fiala on Ethics

Andrew Fiala is a professor of philosophy, the chair of the Philosophy Department and director of The Ethics Center at Fresno State. He writes a weekly column on ethics for The Fresno Bee. Here is a link to his columns.