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MA student Ben Brandley has been named a finalist in the LoboBites competition in the upcoming UNM Shared Knowledge Conference

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posted: Thu Nov 01 2018 12:47:50

Our 1st-year MA student Ben Brandley has been named a finalist in the LoboBites competition in the upcoming UNM Shared Knowledge Conference! (See blurb below for a translation of what I'm talking about.) The event takes place next Wednesday, November 7th.

Ben's presentation topic is "The sponge theory: Introducing a new interpersonal communication theory."

Unfortunately, Ben won't be able to actually give his presentation as he will be at NCA. But I wanted you all to know that C&J has yet another star among its graduate cohort.

Congratulations, Ben!

The LoboBites Competition

LoboBITES are three minute presentations on a thesis, dissertation, or other substantial research project. Think of them as short-format TED talks. Students must explain their research in a compelling and easily digestible way, foregoing jargon and instead using language and terms accessible to a general, non-academic audience likely unfamiliar with the student’s specific discipline. Presentations will be judged by a panel consisting of UNM and Albuquerque community members. Top contestants can win up to $1000 in scholarships, and the first place contestant will also receive a paid trip to represent UNM at a regional Three-Minute Thesis competition.