dissertation dissertation  /ˌdɪs ər ˈteɪ ʃən/


  • (n) a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research; usually a requirement for an advanced academic degree


  1. Growing up in an oil-rich nation and understanding how oil is drilled, Emeagwali decided to use this problem as the subject of his doctoral dissertation.
  2. Li's rambling dissertation, Zhuan Falun, has only added to accusations that Falun Gong is a cult.


  1. Grad student’s debut novel a PEN/Faulkner finalist

    Besides teaching and working on his dissertation in Berkeley's School of Education, T. Geronimo Johnson has been busy promoting his first novel — a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award — and selling his second.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: UC Berkeley NewsCenter

  2. Retiring La Grange principal looks forward to possibilities

    LA GRANGE — The next chapter of a 38-year career as an educator begins July 1 for Sherry Krzyzanski, retiring as principal of Seventh Avenue School. Initially, time for gardening and finishing a doctoral dissertation are on the docket, and then the possibilities are almost endless, she said. Q. How long were you at Seventh Avenue? A. Ten years, which doesn’t seem possible. Coming here was a big ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: The Doings La Grange

  3. Dissertation Help to Provide Funds and Assistance for Environmental Research

    Scholars studying environmental crises and depletion of natural resources will be eligible for the support (PRWeb June 06, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/dissertation/help/prweb10807777.htm
    on June 6, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "In our first conversation, he asked me if I wanted to come play football for the Toronto Argonauts," Clemons said. "After my usual five-minute dissertation which explained that I had a job opportunity at Honeywell, he said very simply, 'I...
    on Sep 26, 2008 By: Mike Pinball Clemons Source: CTV.ca

  2. "This is not an excuse, and I would never offer it up as an excuse but at that point in my life, I had a family," Poshard said. "I worked two jobs. I was running for the Illinois State Senate. I was trying to get my dissertation finished."
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Glenn Poshard Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  3. "We have been fairly consistent for 10 years now," Ferentz said. "Some years we are better at it than others. I don't want to get into a long dissertation."
    on Oct 7, 2008 By: Kirk Ferentz Source: HawkTalkOnline.com (subscription)

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