Mind-bending research, made simple

UC graduate students spend years on their thesis. Can they explain it in just three minutes?

UC Grad Slam is an annual contest in which master’s and Ph.D. students across UC campuses – in disciplines ranging from hard sciences to humanities – compete to sum up their research for a general audience.

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Grad Slam is not just for scientists — as UCLA Egyptolosgist Marissa Stephens proved with her winning talk on social identity from ancient times to today.

Tune in for UCSF’s Grad Slam March 22.

Marissa Stevens


Near Eastern languages & cultures: social identity from ancient Egypt to modern times

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