Dance your dissertation

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On the AAAS Facebook page, this announcement from:

Alison Chandler McNew June 18 at 10:35am
Dear science enthusiasts,The 2010 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest is underway, and we'd LOVE to have even more entries this year than last. You can help us surpass 100 entries by telling anyone you know who has a Ph.D or is pursing a Ph.D. in a science-related field about the contest.

Who knows, maybe it will be one of YOUR friends who will entertain us all by being gutsy enough to tromp around on stage in only a loin cloth! Of course, if your friend wants points for originality, he or she will have to think up something else equally as riveting. Yup, all KINDS of crazy stuff has been done in years past. Check out these videos from 2009: (link)

Here is our official announcement:

We are proud to announce this year’s "Dance Your Ph.D." video competition. We invite anyone who has a Ph.D. or is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in a science-related field to transform their research into an interpretive dance and submit it for a chance to win up to $1,000 and receive recognition from Science magazine. Submitting your entry is easy! Please become a fan of our Facebook page, here, to get more information, receive updates, and help spread the word! This is your chance to prove to the world that scientists CAN dance! Best wishes,

Alison Chandler
Marketing Manager

I'm imagining a dance on Sanskrit sandhi, with words combining with words, or morphemes with morphemes, and one or both participants being altered in the process…

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