Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 18-22

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

Adriana Kita, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Monday, August 18, 1 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Mass Spectrometry Based Experimental Strategies to Characterize Native and Non-Native Disulfide Bonds in Protein Therapeutics.” Igor Kaltashov, chr.

Susan Boyer Brown, Ph.D., Public Health. Tuesday, August 19, 10 a.m., 321 Arnold House. Dissertation: “Nutritional, Hormonal, and Psychological Risk Factors for Breast Cancer.” Susan Hankinson, chr.

Jae-Hyun Park, Ph.D., Computer Science. Wednesday, August 20, 10 a.m., 203 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Retrieval Models based on Linguistic Features of Verbose Queries.” W. Bruce Croft, chr.

Gordon Anderson, Ph.D., Computer Science. Wednesday, August 20, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Analysis of Student Learning in High Enrollment Computer-based College Courses.” Robert Moll, chr.

Helen Majewski, Ph.D., Linguistics. Wednesday, August 20, 1 p.m., N400 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Interpreting Reciprocals: A Processing Approach.” Lyn Frazier, chr.

Boduo Li, Ph.D., Computer Science. Thursday, August 21, 10 a.m., 303 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “A Platform for Scalable Low-Latency Analytics using MapReduce.” Yanlei Diao, chr.

Kelly Gray, Ed.D., Education. Thursday, August 21, 1 p.m., 151 Hills South. Dissertation: “Liberal Smarts: Using Constructivist Career Development to Restore Power to the Liberal Arts.” Benita Barnes, chr.

Alex Paulsen, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. Thursday, August 21, 2 p.m., 201 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Primary and Secondary Reactions of Cellulose Melt Pyrolysis.” Paul Dauenhauer, chr.

Sheng Chu, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. Friday, August 22, 10 a.m., 201 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Production of Renewable Chemicals and Energy from Waste Biomass.” Paul Dauenhauer, chr.

David Hof, Ph.D., Organismic & Evolutionary Biology. Friday, August 22, 10 a.m., 319 Morrill 2. Dissertation: “Aggressive Signaling in New World Warblers.” Jeffrey Podos, chr.

Cristina Tondeur, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies. Friday, August 22, 10 a.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “We are tired of your Games: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Evansville, Indiana.” John Bracey, chr.

John Altidor, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, August 22, 11 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Improving Software Reusability and Variance in Programming Languages.” Yannis Smaragdakis, chr.

Matthew Ferrari, Ph.D., Communication. Friday, August 22, 2 p.m., S416 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “Signs of Wildness: Masculine Primitivism in Commodity Culture.” Shawn Shimpach, chr.

Krishnendu Saha, Ph.D., Chemistry. Friday, August 22, 2 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Understanding Structure-Property Relationships at the Nano-Bio Interface for Delivery Applications.” Vincent Rotello, chr.

Andrew Teixeira, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. Friday, August 22, 2 p.m., 201 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Transport Limitations in Zeolites and Biomass Pyrolysis.” Paul Dauenhauer, chr.