Robert Holmes, professor of philosophy at the University of Rochester, has been named Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Holmes writes, teaches, and lectures on issues of morality, non-violence, and war. His interest in international affairs has taken him on numerous trips to the Middle East, former Soviet Union, and Eastern and Western Europe. As Brugler Professor, he plans to develop interdisciplinary courses exploring these topics for undergraduates and the Rochester community.
The Mercer Brugler chair recognizes excellence in teaching and encourages development of cross-disciplinary instructional programs. Awarded for a three-year period, the professorship was established in 1979 to honor Mercer Brugler, chair emeritus of the board of trustees, with support from Sybron Corp., Mr. Brugler, and others.