Doctoral Oral Exams for June 4-8

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

Gregory DeIulio, Ph.D., Plant Biology, Monday, June 4, 10 a.m., N410 Life Science Laboratory. Dissertation: “Genomics and Plant Disease: A Study of Fusarium Oxysporum Kinases and Downy Mildew Resistance in Basil.” Li-Jun Ma, chr.

Laura C. Davis, Ph.D., Education, Monday, June 4, 10:30 a.m., N125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Organized Anarchies in the Marketplace: Competition and Change in a Rural School District.” Sharon Rallis, chr.

Caroline Adele Curtis, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Monday, June 4, 11 a.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Modeling the Abundance and Distribution of Terrestrial Plants through Space and Time.” Bethany A. Bradley, chr.

Peter Blackmer, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies, Monday, June 4, 1 p.m., 311 New Africa House. Dissertation: “The Whole Nation Will Move’: Grassroots Organizing in Harlem and the Advent of the Long, Hot Summers.” Amilcar Shabazz, chr.

Michelle Boyer, Ph.D., Education, Tuesday, June 5, 10 a.m., N125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Examining the Effects of Changes in Automated Rater Bias and Variability on Test Equating Solutions.” Lisa Keller, chr.

Carlisle Bascom, Ph.D., Plant Biology, Tuesday, June 5, 11 a.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “The Interplay Between Polarity Regulators, Calcium, and the Actin Cytoskeleton During Tip Growth.” Dong Wang, chr.

Zara R. Dowling, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Tuesday, June 5, 1 p.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Not Gone With the Wind: Addressing Effects of Offshore Wind Development on Bat Species in the Northeastern United States.” Paul Sievert and Elizabeth Dumont, co-chrs.

JooHee Han, Ph.D., Sociology, Tuesday, June 5, 1 p.m., W32 Machmer. Dissertation: “The Military and Incarceration: Hidden Mechanisms of Racial Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market, 1980-2010.” Sanjiv Gupta and Jennifer Lundquist, co-chrs.

Priscilla Page, Ph.D., English, Tuesday, June 5, 1 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Charting the Terrain of Latina/o Theater in Chicago.” Jenny Spencer, chr.

Greg Farrell, Ph.D., Physics, Tuesday, June 5, 2 p.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Preparation, Mechanics and Structure of Sphere Packings near the Random Loose Packing Limit.” Narayanan Menon, chr.

Wei He, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, June 6, 9 a.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Measured Capillary Forces on Spheres at Liquid Interfaces and the Mechanics of Interfacial Particulate Assemblies.” Anthony Dinsmore, chr.

Shruti Rattan, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Wednesday, June 6, 1:30 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Extreme Indentation and Fracture of Soft Polymer Gels.” Alfred J. Crosby, chr

Ying Zhou, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Friday, June 8, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Swelling Induced Deformation of Thermally Responsive Hydrogels.” Ryan Hayward, chr.