: from dissertat-, from dissertare 'to continue to discuss'.

I also spend time applying for grants and planning research trips to archaeological laboratories around the Southeastern United States to collect my dissertation data. I recently received a Dissertation Enhancement Award from the to support my work and I will be heading down to Carrollton, Georgia in just a couple of weeks to analyze pottery collections at the University of West Georgia.

“Whom,” not what—a person, not a system; we “proclaim,” not we argue or dissertate about.

The matter is appropriate for a dissertation, which would be as instructive as many other dissertations on matters of antiquity.


It seems to me that every book reminds me of writing a dissertation.

The Greek sought after wisdom; he wanted a man who would perorate and argue and dissertate.

Starting in autumn 2008, the initiative will expand to cover matriculating doctoral students in the Divinity School. In addition, the Div School, along with social-sciences and humanities departments, have the option to reduce the number of new graduate students admitted in 2008–09 and to use the reallocated funding to increase current students’ stipends. Current humanities and social-sciences students will also get more support through the immediate addition of 15 dissertation-year fellowships; bringing the 2008–09 total to 95 (with a goal of adding 20 more by 2013–14). More current students will also be eligible for summer research support, with the number of Provost Summer Fellowships rising from 25 to 100 in 2008–09, and from 15 to 50 in 2009–10 (the number goes down as students not covered by the Graduate Aid Initiative decrease). Last summer the provost inaugurated these competitively awarded fellowships to give pre-initiative students additional support to concentrate on program requirements.