Inside the Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase

Inside The Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase

Inside The Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase
May 19, 2020 — 6:30 p.m., Elebash Recital Hall
Information for Potential Student Participants
Application Deadline — March 18, 2020


Graduate Center students are conducting important research that impacts public policy, science and technology, social justice, and new ways of thinking about the arts and humanities. Now in its third year, this annual event gives GC doctoral students the opportunity to share the substance of their dissertations with the public. Those who are defending this spring or who have already defended their dissertations in the 2019–2020 academic year are eligible to apply.
The event “Inside The Graduate Center: A Dissertation Showcase” will be open to the public, and colleagues from academia, publishing, and public policy will be invited. The showcase allows those beyond The Graduate Center to learn about the incredible research of GC students. It is also a valuable chance for students to hone their public presentation skills and frame their research for a general audience.
The event will take place in the Elebash Recital Hall from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature around 15 student presentations. Each student will have three minutes and one slide, and presentations will run back-to-back.
Interim President James Muyskens will introduce the evening. Following the student presentations, there will be a celebratory reception with an opportunity for networking.
Applications are due on March 18, 2020, by 5:00 p.m. and must be submitted via the application portal. The applications will be reviewed by a committee of GC faculty, staff, and students. Those students selected to participate will be notified via email by April 6.
Student participants in the May 19 showcase will receive coaching from GC faculty on how to present research in public forums and an honorarium of $250. After the event, students will receive professional videos of their presentations to use for their own career advancement.