Questions tagged [academic-latin]

For questions related to use of Latin in academia, for example Latin phrases or diplomas. Notice that this does not mean Latin at an academic level of study, but rather Latin questions related to universities and other academic institutions.

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Why might “Philosophiae Doctor” (the source of “Ph.D.”) have been preferred over “Doctor Philosophiae”?

The English abbreviation Ph.D. comes from the Latin for Doctor of Philosophy, which I understand would be either Philosophiae Doctor or Doctor Philosophiae. I know word order is flexible in Latin, ...
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Parsing “quod Deus optime vertat”

I want to understand a diploma text: DIPLOMA QVOD DEVS OPTIME VERTAT EX LEGIBVS VNIVERSITATIS JYVÄSKYLÄENSIS ATQVE EX DECRETO FACVLTATIS (…) If I consider Diploma as a ...
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Are Latin feminine academic titles used in formal occasions?

Many universities use Latin in some ceremonial occasions. Many academic titles in Latin are masculine but have natural feminine counterparts: doctor–doctrix, lector–lectrix, professor&...
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A Latin word for the Finnish doctoral sword

The academic dress of a Finnish PhD looks like this: There are variants for different occasions. For example, the sword is sometimes omitted, sometimes a gown is worn instead of a white tie and ...
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How to distinguish “lecturer” and “reader” in Latin?

Universities in the UK have two distinct titles (among others): "lecturer" and "reader". A reader is more senior than a lecturer but both are below a professor. The US (rough?) equivalents are "...
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Invitation to a thesis defence

I'm preparing invitations to my thesis defence and I thought writing the invitations in Latin (as a joke). However my Latin is very poor. A friend of mine helped me, but I doubt it is very good. ...
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How to distinguish assistant and associate professors?

Latin has an obvious word for a professor: professor. But what would be good Latin translations for assistant and associate professors? I am looking for two adjectives to go with professor (or ...
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What is an undergraduate student?

What would be a good way to say "undergraduate student" in Latin? The exact meaning depends on context: in Finland I would use that to refer to a student without a master's degree even if they have a ...