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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign approved the following resolution on August 28, 2014: Whereas the recent words and actions of Chancellor Phyllis Wise, President Robert Easter, and the Board of Trustees in connection with the revocation of an offer of employment to Dr. Steven Salaita betray a culpable disregard not only for academic freedom and free speech generally but also for the principles of shared governance and established protocols for hiring, tenure, and promotion, the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign declares its lack of confidence in the leadership of the current Chancellor, President, and Board of Trustees.
Thu, 28 Aug 2014
Jordan Bohall and Jim Keller are each recipients of a Beckman Institute Cognitive Science/Artificial Intelligence Award. Jordan will travel to this year's Intersem conference in Paris to study the notion of definition in mathematical practice. Jim will begin constructing a database of mathematical proofs in order to facilitate the study of the features of proofs that mathematicians regard as valuable.
Thu, 06 Feb 2014