Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 27-31

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

Hannah J. Broadley, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Monday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Impact of Native Natural Enemies on Populations of the Invasive Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata L) in the Northeast U.S.” Joseph Elkinton, chr.

Han Guo, Ph.D., Chemistry, Monday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m., 869 Lederle Graduate Research Tower (LGRT). Dissertation: “The Dissociative Chemisorption of Methane and Its Isotopologues on Metal Surfaces.” Bret Jackson, chr.

Safia Omer, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Monday, Aug. 27, 10:30 a.m., N210 Life Sciences Laboratory. Dissertation: “Studies of Dynein Anchoring Protein in Budding Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” Patricia Wadsworth, chr.

Erica Fagen, Ph.D., History, Monday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Hashtag Holocaust: Negotiating Memory in the Age of Social Media.” Jon Olsen,chr.

Rachael Salyer, Ph.D., German and Scandinavian Studies, Monday, Aug. 27, 11 a.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Epic and Identity: Exploring Genre and Understanding the Self in the Middle High German Spielmannsepen.” Robert Sullivan, chr.

Jordan Kroll, Ph.D., Philosophy, Monday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m., E301 South College. Dissertation: “Exploring the Easy Road to Nominalism.” Phillip Bricker, chr.

Alyssa D. Schwartz, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Monday, Aug. 27, 1 p.m., N410 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “Biophysical Features of the Extracellular Matrix Direct Breast Cancer Metastasis.” Shelly Peyton, chr.

Richard G. Freedman, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Monday, Aug. 27, 1:30 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Integrating Recognition and Decision Making for Autonomous Systems to Close the Interaction Loop.” Shlomo Zilberstein, chr.

Samuel Stoddard, Ph.D., Political Science, Monday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m., 420 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Why Education Matters: Political Participation and Interpretive Experiences at High School.” Tatishe Nteta, chr.

Boqin Sun, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m., 1528 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Quantile Regression on Survival Data with Delayed Entry.” Anna Liu, chr.

Emily Roy, Ph.D., Microbiology, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1 p.m., 222 Morrill II. Dissertation: “Dissecting Regulatory Mechanisms of ComA-dependent and ComA-independent Quorum Sensing Pathways in Bacillus subtilis.” Kevin Griffith, chr

Lee MacKinnon. Ph.D., College of Education, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2 p.m., W209 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Young Adult Early Childhood Home Visitors’ Perceptions of FAN (Facilitating Attuned Interactions) and Its Potential Protection to Burnout.” Claire E. Hamilton, chr.

Wenming Ju, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Characterization and Manipulation of the Magnetization of Nano-Scale Magnetic Structures.” Mark Tuominen, chr.

Nina Zehfroosh, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1 p.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Characterization of the Motion of Cellulose Synthase Protein Complexes (CESA) in the Cell Membrane of Flowering Plants.” Lori Goldner, chr.

Michael Boratko, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2 p.m., 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Growth of Sobolev Norms for the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation on Tori and Boundary Unique Continuation for Degenerate Elliptic PDE.” Andrea Nahmod, chr

Alissa Monte, Ph.D., Physics, Thursday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m., 1033 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Alpha Radiation Studies and Related Backgrounds in the DarkSide-50 Detector.” Andrea Pocar, chr.