The first-year cohort from the PhD program recently capped off the semester by presenting their research at the department’s annual Hi-Five event. The Hi-Five helps students develop their academic, presentation, and research communication skills and is based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition that originated at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. The format is also used by the Laney Graduate School for those students completing their Ph.D. dissertations. In presentations to the department, each student must adhere to the following rules:
- Presentations must be five minutes or less. Presentations will be cut off after five minutes.
- A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ in the slide, and the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
- No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
- No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
- Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
- Presentations are to commence from the front of the room and must be done while standing.
- Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
Participating students and the titles of their papers are as follows:
Oskar Czendze – “Old Homes Made New: The Reinvention of Landsmanshaftn in the United States”
Mary Grace Dupree – “The Golden Chalice: Vision and Prophecy in the Narrative of Perpetua of Carthage”
Cheng-Heng Lu – “Double-edged Sword: The History of the Shi Clan in the Qing Empire”
Luke Hagemann – “Imperial Clementia in Late Roman Law”
Anthony Tipping – “A Coercive Public Health Campaign in Rio de Janeiro: The benevolent elite, the ignorant masses, and the revolta da vacina of 1904″
Alexandra Lemos Zagonel – “Secret Agent Men: Spying at Brazilian Universities in the Twilight of Military Rule”
Tim Romans – “Under the Vermillion Seal: Japan’s Forgotten Tokugawa Pirates”
Anthony Sciubba – “Ancient Arbitration: Conflict Mediation in Late Antiquity”