It is with great sadness that we share that our colleague, mentor, and friend, Bernie Rollin, passed away on Friday, November 19th. He will be dearly missed. Plans will be made for a celebration of his life and work this coming spring.
Read more about Bernie’s life, career, and lasting impact as the father of veterinary medical ethics in this CSU Source tribute.
Tough but compassionate. Someone who made you think.
Over the years, those are a couple of ways people have described Bernie Rollin, a University Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University widely known as the father of veterinary medical ethics.
Guest speaker Stephen Gardiner, professor of philosophy and human dimensions of the environment at the University of Washington, will present his take on the world’s state of climate crisis and what we can do about it.
The first faculty member to fill the endowed Willette position is Douglas Finn, Ph.D., a one-year visiting professor of Catholic studies.
Two students discuss tradition, philosophy, and Native American identity at CSU Two philosophy majors had an unlikely connection. Weston Jones, named CLA Outstanding Grad, is Oglala Lakota and a first-generation student from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Maeve Marley, an Irish American student from Denver and Philosophy Outstanding Grad, led an alternative break […]
The Ethics Bowl Team competed in the national championship this year, bolstered by their intellectual curiosity, diverse majors, and deep friendships. “Sometimes I come here just for the sake of listening because I know I’ll hear interesting things that I’ve never thought about. It’s like a TED talk, but you actually get to participate. It’s […]
After a delay brought on by the pandemic, this fall semester marks the official launch of the endowed faculty position established by Father Don Willette. Father Don’s pursuit of this position has deep roots as he has always seen a need to reach young people, especially college students. Father Don understands the university as “providing […]
Bernie and Linda Rollin retire after five decades at CSU Bernie Rollin served as a University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the university bioethicist, along with appointments in Animal Sciences and Biomedical Sciences. He came to CSU in 1969 where he has remained for the past five decades. Bernie is the author or editor of […]
Weston Jones, Outstanding CLA Grad of Spring 2021 Weston Jones, a 2021 CLA Outstanding Grad, is graduating with a philosophy major and legal studies minor. Hailing from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Weston sees himself following in a long line of Lakota philosophers. “My life is rooted in the traditional ways of the Lakota. I […]
Bernie and Linda Rollin reflect on their five decades at CSU Famed animal ethicist Bernie Rollin and Logic Director Linda Rollin retire after decades at CSU. Bernie, a University Distinguished Professor, earned an international reputation as the father of veterinary medical ethics, and some have said he has alleviated more animal pain than anyone else […]