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Jon-Paul McCool, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, "Paleoenvironmental Approaches in Arid Geoarchaeology: Assessment of Former Habitation Zones and Landscapes," on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM in room 402 Braunstein Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Geography Nicholas Dunning. The presentation is open to the public.


Abdulrahman Alazemi, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, "Investigation of Factors in Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion," on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 11:00 AM in room 518 Rieveschl Hall. The committee will be co-chaired by Professors of Chemistry Laura Sagle and Peng Zhang. The presentation is open to the public.


Andrew Mulderig, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Structure, Interactions and Aggregation Thermodynamics of Dispersed Mass-Fractal Nanoparticles," on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 435 Engineering Research Center. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Materials Engineering Gregory Beaucage. The presentation is open to the public.


Abdulaziz Al-Saqobi, doctoral student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, will present his dissertation, "Architecture of Resistance: Everyday Spatial Tactics of Bedoons in Taima’a Settlement, Kuwait, 1986-2016 ," on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM in room 5480B DAAP Library. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Architecture Edson Roy Cabalfin. The presentation is open to the public.


James Ellenberger, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his , " The Melancholia of Subject B," on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room McM52 McMicken Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of English James Cummins. The presentation is open to the public.


Amanda Powers, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, " The evolution of craniofacial features in the blind Mexican cavefish, Astyanax mexicanus," on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 12:30 PM in room 427 Engineering Research Center (ERC). The committee will be chaired by Professor of Biological Sciences Joshua Gross. The presentation is open to the public.


Song Shu, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Application of Satellite Radar and Laser Altimetry in the Monitoring of Lake Water Level and Snow Accumulation in the Arctic Regions," on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM in room 402 Braunstein Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Geography Hongxing Liu. The presentation is open to the public.


Kelly Blewett, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, " The Role of Feedback in Teacher/Student Relationships," on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM in room 52 McMicken. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Rhetoric and Composition Laura Micciche. The presentation is open to the public.


David Byrne, doctoral student in the College-Conservatory of Music, will present his dissertation, " The Harmonic Theories of Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Acoustics, Function, Transformation, Perception," on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00 PM in room E 4255A College-Conservatory of Music. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Music Theory Steven Cahn. The presentation is open to the public.


Benjamin Fishback, doctoral student in the College of Nursing, will present his dissertation, "The Experiences, Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices of Hospice Nurses who care for African American Patients: A Mixed Methods Study," on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM in room 288 Proctor. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Nursing Donna Shambley-Ebron. The presentation is open to the public.


Mehri (Mehrsa) Mohebbi, doctoral student in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, will present her dissertation, " Exploring Social/Cultural Factors that influence the Motivation of Muslim Women to walk in their neighborhoods (A Case of The Detroit Metro Area) ," on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 2:00 AM in room 5114 DAAP SOP. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Urban and Regional Planning Carla Chifos. The presentation is open to the public.


Sandra Beam, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, " Technology and Young Children’s Growth as Writers," on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 411 Teachers College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Literacy and Second Language Studies Cheri Williams. The presentation is open to the public.


Carrie Biales, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, " Profiles of Head Start Classroom Quality and their Relationship to Children’s Reading and Social-Emotional Outcomes ," on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 411 Teacher''s College. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Education Ying Guo. The presentation is open to the public.


Meredith Montgomery, doctoral student in the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, will present her dissertation, "How are CACREP-accredited doctoral programs preparing students to teach? A thematic analysis.," on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 433A Teachers/Dyer Complex. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Counselor Education and Supervision Mei Tang. The presentation is open to the public.


Cassie Wardlaw, doctoral student in the College of Nursing, will present her dissertation, "Co-Cultural Communicative Practices of African American Women During the Clinical Encounter for Depression Care," on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM in room 432 Procter Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Nursing Donna Shambley-Ebron. The presentation is open to the public.


Karthik Remella Siva Rama, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, "Operating Characteristics & Heuristic Design of Closed Loop Two-Phase Wicked Thermosyphons (CLTPWT) for Cooling Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)," on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 405 ERC. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Mechanical Engineering Frank M. Gerner. The presentation is open to the public.


Jessica Doll, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, " Insights on the Resolution of Herpes Simplex Virus Reactivation at the Neuronal Level," on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM in room E255 MSB. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Infectious Diseases Nancy Sawtell. The presentation is open to the public.


Allison Schafer, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, " Exploring the role of MMP-13 in cardiac remodeling and fibrosis," on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 AM in room E255 MSB. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Translational Research Burns Blaxall. The presentation is open to the public.


Patrick Nalepka, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Predicting and Facilitating the Emergence of Optimal Solutions for a Cooperative “Herding” Task and Testing their Similitude to Contexts Utilizing Full-Body Motion," on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:30 AM in room 4124 Edwards One. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Psychology Kevin Shockley. The presentation is open to the public.


Daniel Dale, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his dissertation, " Beyond the Textual: Multimodal Print Fiction, Postmodernism, and Digital Literacies," on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 10:15 AM in room 52 McMicken Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of English Jennifer Glaser. The presentation is open to the public.


Abeer Alhaj Ali, doctoral student in the College of Nursing, will present her dissertation, " The Impact of High Fidelity Simulation Debriefing Modalities on Cardiac Emergency Knowledge & Leadership Skills among Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students.," on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 12:00 PM in room Room 432 Procter Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Nursing Elaine Miller. The presentation is open to the public.


Christopher Collins, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present his , "Pocket Medal Elegy: Essays," on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM in room 52 McMicken. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Creative Writing Kristen Iversen. The presentation is open to the public.


Sara Burke, doctoral student in the College of Nursing, will present her dissertation, " Construction and Psychometric Testing of the Quality of Developmental Care Scale," on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 PM in room 432 Proctor Hall. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Nursing Elaine Miller. The presentation is open to the public.


Sarah Unser, doctoral student in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, will present her dissertation, " Improving the Sensitivity and Selectivity of Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors Toward Novel Point-of-Care Diagnostics," on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM in room 713 Rieveschl. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Chemistry Laura Sagle. The presentation is open to the public.


Courtney Sullivan, doctoral student in the College of Medicine, will present her dissertation, " Bioenergetic abnormalities in schizophrenia," on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM in room 6051 Medical Sciences Building. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Anesthesia Mark Baccei. The presentation is open to the public.


Mohammad Sarim, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Memristive Device Based Brain-Inspired Navigation and Localization for Robots," on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 2:30 PM in room 405 Engineering Research Center (ERC). The committee will be chaired by Professor of Mechanical Engineering Manish Kumar. The presentation is open to the public.


Yachao Wang, doctoral student in the College of Engineering & Applied Science, will present his dissertation, " Laser additive manufacturing of nano particle reinforced metal matrix composite - microstructure evolution modeling and performance evaluation," on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 12:00 AM in room TBD TBD. The committee will be chaired by Professor of department of mechanical & materials engineering Jing Shi. The presentation is open to the public.


Ruth Pogacar, doctoral student in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business, will present her dissertation, "Marketing Language: A Conceptual Framework and Examination of How Brand Name Linguistics Influence Brand Loyalty," on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:30 AM in room 439 LCB. The committee will be chaired by Professor of Marketing Frank Kardes. The presentation is open to the public.