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Monday, 22 December 2014

"Animal Ethics and Philosophy" book received

A few days ago I received the book Animal Ethics and Philosophy: Questioning the Orthodoxy (eds. Elisa Aaltola and John Hadley), published by Rowman & Littlefield. In this book Jonathan Beever and I contribute with chapter 3, entitled "Beyond Sentience: Biosemiotics as Foundation for Animal and Environmental Ethics" (see previous posts).

Display material selected for EMP151 pilot study

Friday last week we finished selecting display material for the pilot study planned for January 9th 2015 at University of Agder in the research project "Animals in changing environments: Cultural mediation and semiotic analysis" (see a recent post). The display material includes audio, images and video clips.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

62 papers graded

Yesterday I finished grading 62 papers in Examen Philosophicum at University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies.

Department Christmas lunch attended

Yesterday I attended the Christmas lunch of University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies, which took place downtown.

Another personnel trip planning meeting attended

Yesterday I attended a planning meeting in relation to the upcoming Reykjavik personnel trip for University of Stavanger´s Department of social studies.

Two meetings in relation to ToppForsk-UiS (program for excellence in research)

Yesterday I met with Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences Einar Marburg and then with Head of Department of Social Studies Svanaug Fjær to discuss my intention to apply within University of Stavanger´s program for excellence in research (for "young" researchers, under 45), ToppForsk-UiS. Application deadline is February 1st.

Affiliated with SEROS

I am from today onwards affiliated with University of Stavanger´s Centre for Risk Management and Societal Safety (SEROS), a interdisciplinary research centre. The affiliation does not imply any direct employment.