Philosophy Department

USM Philosophy Symposium hosting benefit show Friday night

The Waldos will play the symposium benefit at the Empire Dine & Dance Friday nig

The USM Philosophy Symposium, our department's official student group, is hosting a benefit event Friday night at the Empire Dine & Dance.

In the spirit of Dionysus, the Greek god of ritual madness and ectasy, the symposium asks that attendees wear their favorite toga for a night of eclectic music and dance. The lineup features all local bands, including The Waldos, Video Nastys, Movie Knight, and 13CRYSTALSKULLS. Two of the bands include current and former USM philosophy students.

The 21+ event costs $5 at the door, and it starts at 9pm. All proceeds will go toward future symposium events like the upcoming screening of Marx Reloaded at SPACE Gallery.

To RSVP, please visit the event's Facebook page.

In the meantime, here's a video of The Waldos playing at a crowded house show last year.

Philosophy of Law Guest Lecturer

Lady Justice

Professor of Philosophy Robert Loudon welcomes guest lecturer Robert Ruffner, Esq. to speak in his Philosophy of Law (PHI 260) class. All USM students of philosophy and law are welcome to attend this lecture.

Thursday, November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502, Portland Campus
Robert J. Ruffner, Esq. will be the Guest Lecturer in Professor Robert Louden’s Philosophy of Law class on November 19th at 2:45 in Luther Bonney #502. Ruffner, a trial attorney specializing in criminal defense, is a 1996 graduate of Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Mr. Ruffner began practicing in Maine in 1999 as a Domestic Violence prosecutor with the Cumberland County District Attorney's Office. He then joined the litigation firm of Friedman Babcock & Gaythwaite where he practiced insurance and criminal defense. Ruffner formed his own practice in 2001 to focus on Criminal Defense.

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