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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL MAKES HISTORY WITH THREE MINUTE THESIS COMPETITION…

Mr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner of the Three Minute Thesis competition!

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The Graduate School and Marquette University made history on Friday, February 24, 2017, by having its first Three Minute Thesis competition. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland in Australia. It is an academic competition for doctoral and master’s degree students that require each participant to explain his or her research effectively in three minutes, using one slide, with no animation. The competition started with 21 participants who competed in two qualifying rounds.

Ten finalists were chosen to compete for the coveted prize of $1,000. Additionally, $500 was awarded to the Runner Up and the audience voted for the People’s Choice winner who was also awarded $500.

The final competition was judged by Dr. Daniel Myers, Provost, Marquette University; Ms. Kelly McShane, Trustee, Marquette University Board of Trustees; Ms. Griselda Aldrete, President and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee; and Ms. Karen Herzog, Higher Education Reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Mr. Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History emerged as the winner with only two seconds to spare with his presentation "The Colored Problem“--Milwaukee's White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great MigrationMr. Borg will represent Marquette University as he moves forward to compete in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Runner Up was awarded to Mr. Brice Cleland, a doctoral student in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Science with his presentation Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke; and the People’s Choice was awarded to Ms. Meghan Fealey, a doctoral student in Biological Sciences with her presentation Organizing Your Genes.

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The Three Minute Thesis competition can be watched here.

The ten finalists included:

Christopher Sundberg, Race Against the Clock: Improving Life in an Aging World
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter

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Ali Aleiou, Predicting Restenosis in Drug Eluting Coronary Stents
Biomedical Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Dr. John LaDisa

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Jennifer Alexander, Using Emotion Regulation to Understand Destructive Habits
Clinical Psychology
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Douglas Woods

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Yi Liu, Ocean Acidification: Alga Knows It in Its Bones
Biological Sciences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Pinfen Yang

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Amy Newman, Pediatric Oncology Nurses’ Experiences with Prognosis-Related Communication
Department of Nursing
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Marianne Weiss

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Peter Borg, “The Colored Problem”--Milwaukee’s White Urban Churches Respond to the Second Great Migration
Department of History
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. James Marten

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Brice Cleland, Compensation and Brain Activation Post-Stroke
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sheila Schindler-Ivens

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Robert Whitaker, The Epistemology of Disagreement: Hume, Kant and the Current Debate
Department of Philosophy
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Michael Wreen

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Meghan Fealey, Organizing Your Genes
Biological Sciences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Lisa Petrella

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Rita Deering, The “Core” Problem with Postpartum Care
Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Sandra Hunter

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For more information about the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®), contact the Marquette University Graduate School at mugs@marquette.edu.