Doctoral oral exams for the week of Sept. 6-10

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

Zuhre Aksoy, Ph.D., Political Science. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., 406 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “The Conservation of Crop Genetic Diversity in Turkey: An Analysis of the Linkages Between Local, National, and International Levels.” Peter M. Haas, chr.

Christine Barreto, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., 319 Morrill Science Center. Dissertation: “Bacterial Diversity and Heavy Metal Resistance in Aerobic Sediments from Davis Mine, Massachusetts.” Klaus Nusslein, chr.

Adrian Leighton, Ph.D., Forest Resources. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 1:30 p.m., 312A Holdsworth. Dissertation: “Soil Moisture, Forest Productivity and Ecological Land Classification in Central Massachusetts.” Matthew Kelty, chr.

Monika Hogan, Ph.D., English. Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m., 316 Bartlett. Dissertation: “Touching Whiteness: Race, Grief and Ethical Contact in Contemporary U.S. Ethnic Novel.” Margo Culley, chr.

Laura Mullen, Ph.D., Political Science. Thursday, Sept. 9, 11 a.m., 314 Thompson. Dissertation: “The Role of Christian NGOs in Supporting the Democratization and Civil Society Building Process in the Middle Belt Region of Nigeria.” M.J. Peterson, chr.

Erin Mitchell, Ph.D., Hispanic Language and Literature. Thursday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m., 301 Herter. Dissertation: “Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding Language Teaching and their Relationship to the Implementation of Proficiency-Based Instruction.” Eduardo Negueruela, chr.

Matthew K. Wright, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Passive Logging Attacks Against Anonymous Communications Systems.” Brian Levine, chr.

RESCHEDULED: Saira Latif, Ph.D., Finance. Friday, Sept. 10, 1 p.m., 306 SOM. Dissertation: “Essays on International Financial Integration.” Hossein Kazemi, chr.