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Scholarship established in memory of late professor of philosophy

September 16, 2021

The Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Symposium Series Fund was established at UW-River falls in honor of a professor of philosophy who recently died.

Imtiaz Moosa, who taught philosophy at UWRF for over three decades, died in December of 2020. According to Dean Yohnk, the dean of the college of arts and sciences, this fund was introduced in June as a way to remember and honor the professor. It was done in consultation with the family of Moosa, the History and Philosophy Department, and the UWRF Foundation. 

The fund is meant to provide resources for an annual symposium that will feature experts that will present about philosophical, social justice or contemporary ethical issues. The fund needed to reach $25,000 in donations to meet the Endowed Fund level required by the UWRF Foundation, and reached its goal in August. 

“We have received over $28,000 in donations to date,” said Yohnk. “We are thrilled that gifts continue to be contributed.” 

The fund is now endowed and the interest earned on the account annually will be spent to fund at least one guest speaker for the Dr. Imtiaz Moosa Philosophy and Ethics Speakers’ Series. Yohnk said the fund will last into perpetuity. 

To support the fund, please make a secure online contribution:

https://www.uwrf.edu/give/MoosaMemorial.cfm

Checks can be made payable to the UWRF Foundation with Moosa Symposium Series Fund indicated in the memo line and mailed to:

 UWRF Foundation

410 S. 3rd Street

River Falls, WI 54022