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On the use of Latin terms in academic titles, honors, and writing

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Does working for a university as a postdoc with a PhD (under supervision of a PI) concur alma mater status?

If you worked as a postdoc, on a grant for example as many do. A situation where it's basically felt to be a glorified continuation of your PhD, with the same routine of checking in and giving ...
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Latin abbreviation for "see there"

I am writing a paper and want to reference another source. In academic Hebrew, this would be said using the abbreviations for, "See (source)" or "as explained in (source), see there&...
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What does ‘content’ as part of a degree mean?

I have just received a letter of recommendation from my supervisor from two years ago, and in it, they* present me as ‘M.Art.Content’ (magister artium [?]). Searching online for various key words + ...
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Do any universities, other than Pontifical (Vatican) universities allows for presenting a thesis in Latin? [closed]

What, if any, universities, permit candidates to put forth their thesis in Latin (classical or ecclesiastical)? For this question, I would like to exclude any Pontifical Universities. In other words,...
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The use of phrase "per se" in academic writing

Using expressions from Latin is a common theme in academia. Expressions like in/ex vivo, in vitro or in situ are very common in biomedical articles, since they are very concise way of expressing some ...
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see/cf. followed by e.g. / for example

Consider the following sentences: foo is bar (see, for example, baz). foo is bar (see, e.g., baz). foo is bar (cf. for example baz). foo is bar (cf. e.g., baz). Which of these are valid to use, and ...