Doctoral Oral Exams for Oct. 26–30

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:

Jake Schnabl, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “It Takes a Village to Build a Brain: Defining the Heterogeneous Glial and Neural Crest Contributions to Zebrafish Forebrain Development and Neurogenesis.” Michael Barresi, chr.

Dongfang Wang, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Synthesis and Properties of a Novel Class of Superhydrophobic Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Polymers.” Guoping Zhang, chr.

Jennifer W. Cannon, Ph.D., College Education, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Decolonizing Mindfulness Education: Toward an Embodied Liberatory Pedagogy.” Kysa Nygreen, chr.

Kevin Spiteri, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Thursday, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “Video Adaptation for High-Quality Content Delivery.” Ramesh Sitaraman, chr.

Jonathan Dixon, Ph.D., Philosophy, Friday, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Defending Philosophical Knowledge.” Hilary Komblith, chr.