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Congrats to Draper’s Threesis Semi-Finalists: Whitney Johnson & Kyle Munkittrick

Draper extends its congratulations to Whitney Johnson and Kyle Munkittrick, who were among the 12 semi-finalists in Saturday’s Threesis Challenge. Whitney presented on “Dialogs of Identity in Roman Antioch” and Kyle on “The Species Ethic and Human Enhancement.”

A big hand for all of Draper’s participants as well–each of the presentations were very well received by the judges and audience and represented the wide scope and high quality of the scholarly work being completed in Draper.


What to Do After Graduation: GSAS Master’s College Seminar Tomorrow!

There is still time to register for tomorrow’s GSAS Master’s Seminar
What to Do After Graduation

Whether you are graduating this semester, in a year, or more, the time has come to consider what happens after graduation.

We have compiled a panel of employment and graduate admissions professionals who will cover both the application process for PhD. programs and the job seeking process for recent graduates. Discover what makes a strong application for doctoral programs as well as what makes you a strong candidate in the job hunt.

We will be holding the seminar in the Grad Commons.

The Grad Commons
Room 120 in the Silver Center
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12th
6 pm – 7:30 pm

To register, send an email with your name and the name of the event to gsas.masterscollege.rsvp@nyu.edu

Eight Draper Students Participate in Upcoming GSAS Threesis Challenge! (April 9)

By now, you’ve seen announcements about GSAS’ upcoming Threesis Challenge on April 9th–a quick fire academic competition in which participants present the work of their thesis or other final project to a panel of judges in three minutes or less. GSAS has just made the list of participants available on their website, and we are delighted to congratulate and send our well wishes to the seven Draper students who are participating.

Draper’s challengers (and the theses they are presenting) are as follows:

  • Christopher Cappelluti: Time – In – Narrative – As – Identity
  • Tamara Day: New and Multiple Versions of Creolite
  • Shanna M. Farrell: The Hudson River Project: Ecological Violence and the Fishing Community
  • Eric Hodges: Messianism in Ding Ling’s The Sun Shines over the Sanggan River, and Zhou Libo’s The Hurricane

  • Whitney Johnson: Dialogs of Identity in Roman Antioch
  • Justine Vianne Lee: Delinquency or Prevention?
  • Kyle Munkittrick: The Species Ethic and Human Enhancement
  • Kaitlyn Widlak: Mountains Are Your Mind: The Poet as Mythographer in Gary Snyder’s Early Poetry

To see the full list of participants, see here. RSVPs can be made here. Remember that there will be an audience favorite award, so come out and support your fellow Draperites!

GSAS 1st Threesis Challenge for Master’s Students: April 9th

Dean Malcolm Semple

on behalf of

The Graduate School of Arts and Science

cordially invites you to be a part of our audience for the first annual

GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

hosted by
The Graduate School of Arts and Science Master’s College

Saturday, April 9th
Final Round begins at 4:00 PM. Doors open at 3:30 PM.

NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square
New York, NY

Please RSVP for this event through the link below


*A reception will follow in the NYU Skirball Center Lobby

This event will have an audience favorite award, so you being there will have a huge impact on the event’s outcome. Please come out to support the competitors from your department and from across the Graduate School.

The Threesis Academic Challenge is a tournament style competition through which master’s students can showcase their scholarly achievements. Competitors present the research of their thesis or final project in three minutes or less to an audience and a panel of judges hoping to win prizes totaling $2,500.

This competition originated at the University of Queensland in Australia. The Graduate School of Arts and Science is proud to be the host of the first Threesis competition in this hemisphere. In honor of the heritage of the Threesis, the reception following will have a distinctively Aussie flavor.

Reminder: GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge (cash prize!)

A reminder about the GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge — info below. This is a great contest and we hope you will get involved!

The deadline for this is technically past, but if you send a request to gsas.threesis@nyu.edu anytime before February 15th, you may still be eligible to participate.

Any questions should also go to gsas.threesis@nyu.edu.

The GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Threesis Challenge is an academic competition for GSAS master’s students. Students present the work of their thesis or final project (eg. creative project, science experiment or research paper) to a panel of three faculty judges in accessible language a non-expert can understand in three minutes or less. Competitors are judged on how well they grasp the subject of their thesis, their ability to discuss the topic to non-experts and presentation skills. Students compete for a grand prize of $1,000 and other prizes while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere. This competition is adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge currently taking place in Australia and New Zealand. The Master’s College is proud to bring this “American Idol” style academic competition to this hemisphere.

To request an application or get involved in this competition please email gsas.threesis@nyu.edu


You must:
Be a master’s student in the Graduate School of Arts and Science
Have a thesis advisor or final project advisor
Have a working title for your thesis or final project

Students graduating in the 2010-2011 academic year are eligible to apply.