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U of M's top doctoral students to showcase their work

April 16, 2012

The University of Minnesota Graduate School will hold its fifth annual Doctoral Research Showcase from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Great Hall at Coffman Union, 300 Washington Ave., Minneapolis.

The showcase, open to the public and designed to engage Minnesota’s business end entrepreneur community, spans the U’s disciplines – from science, medicine and engineering to the social sciences and the humanities. Participants come from a pool of students who have won competitive university fellowships. Exclusively dedicated to doctoral research, this showcase gives a glimpse of the future of many fields and of the world’s future faculty and intellectual leaders.

This is the fifth year for the doctoral showcase. The showcase is designed to give recipients of the university’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellows (DDFs) and Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellows (IDFs) exposure to a broader audience. DDF recipients are outstanding, final-year candidates nominated for the fellowship by their departments because of their work’s quality, importance and, often, urgency. IDF recipients are outstanding Graduate School students whose current or proposed dissertation topic is interdisciplinary.

For more information about the students and their research projects, visit

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