Doctoral Oral Exams for August 9–13

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

Rebecca Lisi, Ph.D., Political Science, Monday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Latinos Race Cards: Negative Racial Appeals in Contemporary Campaigns and the Bounds of Racial Priming Theory.” Scott Blinder, chr.

Gerardo E. Narez, Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Monday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “A Novel Intervention to Prevent Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Following Knee Joint Injury.” Tammy L. Haut Donahue, chr.

Maritza Casas, Ph.D., College of Education, Monday, Aug. 9, noon, Dissertation: “Measurement Invariance Across Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Populations on PISA Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Scales.” Stephen G. Sireci, chr.

Chin Soon Eugene See, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Monday, Aug. 9, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “The Impact of Activist Appointed Directors on Firm Strategic Change.” Bruce Skaggs, chr.

Boyang Zhao, Ph.D., Geosciences, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Organic Biomarker Based Climate Reconstruction in Southern Greenland and its Relationship to the Demise of Norse Settlements.” Isla Castañeda and Raymond Bradley, co-chrs.

Shane Taylor, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Functionalization and Application of Nanoparticle Systems in Coatings and Targeted Cancer Therapy.” John Klier, chr.

Arman Mohseni Kabir, Ph.D., Physics, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Pattern Formation and Phase Transition of Connectivity in Two Dimensions.” Donald Towsley, chr.

Heping Shang, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1:30 p.m. Dissertation: “Fate and Application of Copper-Based Nanoparticles in Agriculture.” Baoshan Xing, chr.

Bridget Amulike, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 9:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Ecology and Conservation of the Grey Crowned Crane (Balearica regulorum) in Tanzania.” Curtice R. Griffin, chr.

Darren Lonefight, Ph.D., English, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Indigenous Impositions in Contemporary Culture: Knotting Ontologies, Beading Aesthetics, and Braiding Temporalities.” Laura Furlan, chr.

Ana Maria Ospina Pedraza, Ph.D., Political Science, Thursday, Aug. 12, 3:30 p.m. Dissertation: “Grammars of Identity: Political Languages of Activism in Argentina and the United States.” Nicholas Xenos, chr.

Fangfang Zhu, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies, Friday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. Dissertation: “Wild Women do Have the Blues: The Imagery of Vaudeville Blueswomen and Their Influences on August Wilson and Shirley Anne Williams.” Steven C. Tracy, chr.

Catherine Y. Tremblay, Ph.D., Chemistry, Friday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Structural Analysis of Protein Therapeutics by Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange and Covalent Labeling Mass Spectrometry.” Richard Vachet, chr.

Kien Nguyen, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Friday, Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m. Dissertation: “Hyperbolicity and Certain Statistical Properties of Some Billiard System.” HongKun Zhang, chr.

Michael Wilson, Ph.D., Linguistics, Friday, Aug. 13, 2:30 p.m. Dissertation: “The Syntactic and Semantic Atoms of the Spray/Load Alternation.” Kyle Johnson, chr.