The Department of Philosophy will present “Voicing Ideas,” an annual conference highlighting the work of undergraduate philosophy students, from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the University Business Center, Peters Building 192.

Dr. Sergio La Porta, chair of the Philosophy Department, will deliver opening remarks.

Several philosophy students will present their research findings:

  • 1:10 p.m. — Reshma Meister, “Art Needs Snobs”
  • 1:40 p.m. — Matthew Parson, “Embracing the Absurd”
  • 2:10 p.m. — Break
  • 2:20 p.m. — Jenna Van Fossen, “Schopenhauerian Pessimism in Light of the 21st Century Emotion Research: The Value in Feeling Bad”
  • 2:50 p.m. — Michael Nelson, “The Problems of Free Will and Quantum Weirdness”
  • 3:20 p.m. — Break
  • 3:30 p.m. — Anthony Piseno, “Christian Anarchism”
  • 4 p.m. — Michael Harter, “An Analysis of Alienation in the 21st Century Office Labor”
  • 4:30 p.m. — Reception

This event is free and open to the public. Info: Professor James Rocha,