Doctoral Oral Exams for August 10–14

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.

Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as follows:

Mihnea Tudoreanu, Ph.D., Economics, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Past and the Future of Socialism.” David M. Kotz, chr.

Alehegne Yirsaw, Ph.D., Animal and Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Caprine Gamma Delta T Cell Biology.” Cynthia Baldwin, chr.

Shastri Akella, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Exiled Brushstrokes, Fringe Characters: Resistance through
Representation in Migrant Art and Literature.” Moira Inghilleri, chr.

Leila Farhadi, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Composite Network of Actin and Microtubule Filaments, Self-Organization and Steady-State Dynamics.” Jennifer Ross, chr.

Zalmai Moheb, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Wednesday, Aug. 12, noon, Dissertation: “Livestock Predation and Snow Leopard – Human Conflict in the Wakhan Valley, Wakhan National Park, Northeastern Afghanistan.” Todd K. Fuller, chr.

Stefan Dernbach, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Machine Learning Methods for Graph-Structured Data.” Donald Towsley, chr.

Amadeus Driando Ahnan, Ph.D., Food Science, Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Effects of Tempeh Fermentation on the Bioavailability of Soy Phenolic Compounds.” Hang Xiao, chr.

Daniel Armenti, Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Moralizing the Rape of Philomela in Late Medieval Commentary.” Jessica Barr and Michael Papio, co-chrs.

Anastasia Wilson, Ph.D., Economics, Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Political Economy and Economics of the “School-to-Prison Pipeline.” Dania Francis, chr.

Sarah Zuraw-Weston, Ph.D., Physics, Friday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Controlled Membrane Remodeling by Nanospheres and Nanorods: Experiments Targeting the Design Principles for Membrane-based Materials.” Anthony Dinsmore, chr.

Carlos Duque, Ph.D., Physics, Friday, Aug. 14, 1:30 p.m. Dissertation: “Distortion-Controlled Isotropic Swelling and Self-Assembly of Triply-Periodic Minimal Surfaces.” Christian Santangelo, chr.