Academic Dissertations in the News

Sworn to The Sword: Defending My Dissertation & Heading to Princeton

9 June 2019

Twenty years ago, my mother called a computer science professor to settle an argument about chemistry.... I knew I would be defending my thesis. I didn’t realize that Ethan literally planned to attack me.

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Putin's Purported Daughter Defends Dissertation

17 May 2019

Katerina Tikhonova, who is said to be the daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, defended her dissertation at Moscow State University on May 24. Cameras were not present when she spoke, but a Current Time journalist filmed her speaking on his mobile phone.

 

Read more at https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-putin-daughter/29961480.html


UNH beer inspired by 1600s Smuttynose tavern

8 May 2019

Hampshire's Brewing Science Laboratory are using the Smuttynose Island tavern, discovered through archaeological excavations beginning in 2009, and further detailed in a more recent dissertation from a PhD student, as inspiration for a "history beer" project. They're now in the process of brewing a beer that "would have" been drank at the 1600s tavern, based on extensive research from that time, and using both George Washington and Ben Franklin's handwritten beer recipes.

Read more at https://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article230738459.html


When It Comes to Dissertations, Done Is Best

19 March 2019

Why the old adage is still useful. By Katie Shives

Read more at InsideHigherEd.com