The department mourns the passing of our colleague John Arras, Professor of Philosophy and Porterfield Professor of Bioethics, who died unexpectedly on March 9th. John was a widely respected scholar of bioethics and a valued member of our department, which he joined in 1995. At the time of his passing, he was serving on the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, a Fellow of the Hastings Center, and Director of the UVa program in Bioethics. John was a passionate and inspired teacher: he won several prestigious teaching awards, including the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Virginia State Council of Higher Education (2006).
A memorial service will be held March 18 at 3 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Below are links to memorial notices: