doctoral doctoral  /ˈdɑk tə rəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to a doctor or doctorate

Usage(s):

  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. His doctoral thesis dealt with mobile communicationsin 1974.
  3. It used to be rare for anyone to get a doctoral degree in religion unless he was a clergyman.

News

  1. Bisexuality conference highlights research disparities

    By: Branden Largent When writing a grant to fund last year’s bisexuality conference, University of Minnesota doctoral candidate Lauren Beach didn’t think it would be the only one focused on bisexuality among the thousands of LGBT-related grants in 2011. “I was really shocked by that because it’s pathetic,” she said. Beach was one of the organizers for the Bisexual Organizing Project’s 21st ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Minnesota Daily

  2. Pa. superintendent retiring as degree questioned

    Pa. superintendent retiring as degree questioned (AP) — The superintendent of an affluent Pittsburgh-area school district has announced she'll retire Dec. 31 as questions about her doctoral degree have been raised. Fox Chapel Area Superintendent Anne Stephens announced her plans Monday and school board President Joel Weinstein says she's been considering the move for about six months.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Fox Chapel superintendent retiring as degree questioned

    The superintendent of an affluent Pittsburgh-area school district has announced she'll retire, as questions about her doctoral degree have been raised.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

Quotes

  1. "We must invest in the people and ideas that will produce tomorrow's breakthroughs," Harper said. "The Banting post-doctoral fellowships will give scholars in research institutions across the country the support they need to explore and...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Toronto Star

  2. "Spelman College has the distinction of being the leading producer of black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering," said Beverly Daniel Tatum, president, Spelman College. "This generous investment will help...
    on Apr 16, 2010 By: Beverly Daniel Tatum Source: MarketWatch (press release)

  3. "We have graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and scientists participating" said Mancini, whose research interests and accomplishments include atomic and radiation physics of high-energy-density plasmas, radiation transport, x-ray...
    on Feb 18, 2010 By: Roberto Mancini Source: UNR NevadaNews

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