Academics

Doctoral Oral Exams for June 24-28, 2024

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

William Pfadenhauer, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Tuesday, June 25, 1 p.mHoldsworth 105. Dissertation: “Identifying Predictive Patterns in the Native and Introduced Ranges of Invasive Plant Species.” Bethany Bradley, chair.

Autumn Mineo, Ph.D., Polymer Science, Wednesday, June 26, 1:30 p.m., Conte Polymer Research Building A110/111. Dissertation: “Leveraging the Dynamic Nature of Allyl Sulfides for Stress Relaxation, Recycling, and Adhesion.” Reika Katsumata, chair.

Zhiqi Huang, Ph.D., Computer Science, Wednesday, June 26, 1 p.m., Computer Science 243 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Modeling Cross-lingual Knowledge in Multilingual Information Retrieval Systems.” James Allan, chair.

Yuda Feng, Ph.D., Computer Science, Thursday, June 27, 9:30 a.m., via Zoom. Dissertation: “LTE- Based Pervasive Sensing Across Indoor and Outdoor.” Jie Xiong and Deepak Ganesan, co-chairs.

Aitor Bouso Gavin, Ph.D., Hispanic Literature and Linguistics, Friday, June 28, 11 a.m., via Zoom. Dissertation: “Manifestations of the Wound: Decolonial Healing and Resistance in Latinx Literature and Visual Arts.” Stephanie Fetta, chair. 

Le Liu, Ph.D., Plant Biology, Friday, June 28, 1 p.m., Morrill 222. Dissertation: “The Importance of Specialized Subsidiary Cells During Stomatal Movement in Maize.” Michelle Facette, chair.