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Dr. Les Muray presented a paper entitled "The Transformative Vision of John Ford's Fort Apache" at the annual meeting of Institute for American Religious Thought in Manitou Springs, CO in June 2016.
Dr. Muray also had an article published in English in Russia (which had been previously published in Russian), entitled "Evolution and Human Uniqueness" (Unikalnost' cheloveks ili ego svoeobrazie); it was published in Communicative Universe of Spiritual Culture (Коммуникационный универсум духовной культуры), eds. B.L. Gubman and I. E. Klyukanov (Moscow: RosNou, 2015), 123-131.
Also in 2016, Dr. Muray was also appointed to the Fulbright Grant Peer Review Committee in Religious Studies.
Professor Rob Smid successfully presented his paper, "Logic is Rooted in the Social Principle: A Communitarian Theory of Knowledge Drawn from the Work C.S. Peirce" at the annual meeting of the Institute for American Religious and Philosophic Thought in Manitou Springs, CO in June, 2016.
In 2015, Professor Smid participated in a conference on "Continental and Comparative Philosophy" in Reykjavik, Finland.
Professor Bette Manter delivered her paper, "Royce's Problem with Sin: Morbid Obsession or Moral Insight?" at this year's Josiah Royce Society Conference, August 16-18, in Grass Valley, California (Royce's birthplace). Her paper consisted of a fascinating philosophical study of the notion of sin as defined by the individual and an assessment of the American philosopher Josiah Royce's contributions to this issue.
Dr. Manter's essay "The Incompleteness of Loyalty" has been included in the book Josiah Royce for the Twenty-first Century: Historical, Ethical, and Religious Interpretations (edited by Kelly A. Parker and Krzysztof Piotr Skowronski) by Lexington Books. (https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739173374).