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Scholarship in Sound Bites—NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science to Host Three-Minute Thesis Competition, April 9

March 17, 2011

New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Science will host the Threesis Academic Challenge on Saturday, April 9, 3:30 p.m. at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University, 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). Subways: 1 (Christopher Street); A, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th Street); N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

In the competition, adopted from the Three Minute Thesis Challenge founded by the University of Queensland in Australia, master’s students present their thesis or final project to a panel of judges in layperson’s language in three minutes or less.

Competitors are judged on the following: how well they grasp the subject of their research, their ability to discuss the topic with non-experts, and presentation skills. Students compete for prizes totaling $2,500 while learning to organize ideas and speak about them persuasively in a fun, academic atmosphere.

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP or for more information, call 212.998.3710, email, or click here.

Editor’s Note:

NYU Skirball Center

The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan.  Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and senior director Michael Harrington, the programs of the Skirball Center reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment.  A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more, go to:

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Press Contact: James Devitt | (212) 998-6808

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