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Casie Dunleavy - Philosophy

Casie Dunleavy

Casie Dunleavy, a graduate student in Environmental Philosophy, represented UM at the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Conference in November 2012. At the conference in Denver, Colorado, Casie met many veterinarians interested in philosophical concepts like animal dignity and whose work focuses on moral duties towards animals near the end of their lives. One of these scholars, bioethicist Jessica Pierce (author of The Last Walk, a book about her aging dog Ody), agreed to serve on Casie's senior thesis committee, confirming the benefits that participation in professional research conferences can afford our students!