Doctoral oral examinations for the week of June 28-July 2

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Asatar Bair, Ph.D., Economics. Monday, June 28, noon, 9th floor Conference room, Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “An Economic Analysis of Prison Labor in the U.S.” Stephen Resnick, chr.

Tracy Vaughn, Ph.D., English. Monday, June 28, 1 p.m., Bartlett 316. Dissertation: “(W)rites/Rights of Passing: Liminality and the Performance of Identity in the Passing Novel.” Joseph Skerrett, chr.

Shaoqiang Dong, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Wednesday, June 30, 10 a.m., MIE Conference Room, ELAB 215. Dissertation: “Continuous Optimal Infeed Control for Cylindrical Plunge Grinding.” Kourosh Danai, chr.

Mikhail Kozlov, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, July 1,10 a.m., A110-A111 Conte. Dissertation: “Ultra-thin Films of Polyvinyl Alcohol on Hydrophobic Surfaces: Preparation, Properties, Chemistry and Applications.” Thomas McCarthy, chr.

Victor P. Lavrenko, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, July 1, 10 a.m., 303 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “A Generative Model of Relevance.” W. Bruce Croft, chr.

Hugh J. Friel, Ed.D., School of Education. Thursday, July 1, 10:30 a.m., 21C Furcolo. Dissertation: “Interaction in a Two-way Video Environment: A Case Study at the University of Massachusetts.” G. Ernest Anderson, chr.

Dhiraj Anil Vattem, Ph.D., Food Science. Friday, July 2, 10 a.m., Nutrition Library Room 210A Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Strategies for the Enrichment of Phenolic Antioxidants from Cranberry by Bioprocessing to Improve Biological Functionality.” Kalidas Shetty, chr.