Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 25-29

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

Stacey Alberts, Ph.D., Astronomy. Monday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m., 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Dusty Star Formation in Extreme Environments: Galaxies and Galaxy Clusters in the Distant Universe.” Alexandra Pope, chr.

Simon Nampindo, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation. Monday, Aug. 25, 9 a.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Integrated Modeling of Land Use and Climate Change Impacts on Multiscale Ecosystems of Central African Watersheds.” Timothy Randhir, chr.

Francisco Meizoso, Ph.D., Hispanic Literatures and Linguistics. Monday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Linguistic Cognition and Bimodalism: A Study of Motion and Location in the Confluence of Spanish and Sign Language in Spain.” Eduardo Negueruela, chr.

Hyeon-Kyeong Kim, Ph.D., Economics. Monday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m., 9th Floor Conference Room, Thompson. Dissertation: “Temporary Employment and Earnings Inequality in South Korea.” Peter Skott, chr.

Laura Kurdziel, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior. Monday, Aug. 25, 3:45 p.m., 423 Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “The Role of Napping on Memory Consolidation in Preschool Children.” Rebecca Spencer, chr.

Joshua Mason, Ph.D., Economics. Wednesday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., 302 Gordon Hall. Dissertation: “Three Essays in Macroeconomic History.” Robert Pollin, chr.

Irene Boeckmann, Ph.D., Sociology. Thursday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m., W-32 Machmer. Dissertation: “Navigating Paid Work and Parenthood: New Parents’ Long-Term Employment Pathways in the United States.” Joya Misra and Michelle Budig, co-chrs.

Deborah Frenkel, Ph.D., Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences. Thursday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m., 427L Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Mechanism of T. Brucei Infection Induced Depletion of B2 B Cells.” Samuel Black, chr.

Brian Connor, Ph.D., Sociology. Thursday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., W-32 Machmer. Dissertation: “The Centrality of Disagreement.” Gianpaolo Baiocchi, chr.

Anilyn Diaz-Hernandez, Ph.D., Communication. Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., N351 Integrative Learning Center. Dissertation: “The Colonial Legacies of “Fiesta Island”: A Critical Study of Live-Music Events Production in Puerto Rico.” Paula Chakravartty, chr.

Ameera Ibrahim, Ph.D., Management. Friday, Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m., 112 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Optimizing Consumer-Centric Assortment Planning under Cross-Selling Effects.” Ahmed Ghoniem, chr.

Hariharan Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Friday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m., ELAB 215, MIE Conference Room. Dissertation: “Operational Planning in Combined Heat and Power Systems.” Dragoljub Kosanovic, chr.

Qiaohong Guo, Ph.D., Nursing. Friday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., 101 Skinner. Dissertation: “A Preliminary Model of Dignity Management in Hospice.” Cynthia Jacelon, chr.

Xiaoling Gao, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., ELAB 215, MIE Conference Room. Dissertation: “Flexibility and Capacity Allocation under Uncertain Prescheduled (Non-urgent) Demand and Same-Day (Urgent) Demand in Primary Care Practices.” Ana Muriel & Hari Balasubramanian, co-chrs.

Rajasekhar Ramireddy, Ph.D., Chemistry. Friday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., 145 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Design, Synthesis and Bio-Relevant Applications of Zwitterionic Amphiphilic Macromolecules.” S. Thayumanavan, chr.

Masashi Hashimoto, Ph.D., Linguistics. Friday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m., E-33 Machmer. Dissertation: “Experiencing in Japanese: The Experience Restriction across Clausal Types.” Seth Cable, chr.