Doctoral oral exams for Nov. 26-30
Jean Blaise, Ed.D., Education. Monday, Nov. 26, noon, 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “The Politics of Educational Inequity toward Students with Limited English Proficiency in the Age of High Stakes Testing Accountability: A Phenomenological Study of Haitian Youth in Boston Public Schools.” Joseph Berger, chr.
Sunil Tewari, Ph.D., Entomology. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 9 a.m., 145 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Interactions between a Gall Making Fly, Dasineura oxycoccana (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), and its Host Plant, Cultivated Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon).” Anne Averill, chr.
Tawanna Childs, Ph.D., Microbiology. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 11:15 a.m., N201 Morrill Science Center IV. Dissertation: “Validation of a Novel Multi-Subunit Vaccine Delivery System for Chlamydia trachomatis using Recombinant Gas Vesicles Derived from Halobacterium salinarium.” Wilmore Webley, chr.
Nicole Gorden, Ph.D., Plant Biology. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m., 201 Fernald Hall. Dissertation: “Interactions between Floral Mutualists and Antagonists, and Consequences for Plant Reproduction.” Lynn Adler, chr.
Annahita Farudi, Ph.D., Linguistics. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 4 p.m., 205 Bartlett Hall. Dissertation: “Gapping in Farsi: A Cross-Linguistic Investigation.” Kyle Johnson, chr.
Hugo Gasca-Aragon, Ph.D., Mathematics. Thursday, Nov. 29, 8:30 a.m., 1530 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Data Combination of Multiple Sources under Measurement Flow.” John Buonaccorsi, chr.
Samuel Pendergraph, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, Nov. 29, 11 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Patterning and Mechanical Analysis of Fiber-Based Materials.” Kenneth Carter & Alfred Crosby, co-chrs.
Cheng Qian, Ph.D., Food Science. Thursday, Nov. 29, 12:30 p.m., 210A Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Food-Grade Nanodispersions for Encapsulation, Protection and Delivery of Bioactive Food Component.” Julian McClements, chr.
Kathryn Maher, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Thursday, Nov. 29, 3 p.m., 319 Morrill II South (OEB Conference Room). Dissertation: “A Novel Approach for Stable, Cell-Type Restricted Knockdown of Gene Expression in C. elegans.” Daniel Chase, chr.
Valerie Gramling, Ph.D., English. Friday, Nov. 30, 11:30 a.m., 316 Bartlett Hall. Dissertation: “Shaping Shifts and Mutating Identities: Metamorphosis through Skin in the Medieval Imagination.” Jenny Adams, chr.