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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Paulina Davis

Program: Pharmacology

Dissertation Title:

     Immunotherapy in Combination with Behavioral Enrichment in a Canine Model of Aging

Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth Head

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Sanders Brown Center on Aging - Room 112

Name: Michael Wiitala

Program: Philosophy

Dissertation Title:

     Truth and Falsehood in Plato's Sophist

Major Professor: Dr. Eric Sanday

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 4:00 PM

Place: 1445 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Igor Frederico Canisso

Program: Veterinary Science

Dissertation Title:

     Attempts to induce experimentally nocardioform placentitis and new diagnostic markers for ascending placentitis in mares

Major Professor: Dr. Barry Ball

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 118 Auditorium of the Maxwell Gluck Equine Research Center

Name: Nikhil Reddy Madadi

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Synthesis and Biological Evaluation of Novel Resveratrol and Combretastatin A4 Derivatives as Potent Anti-Cancer Agents

Major Professor: Dr. Peter Crooks

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Room 234B, BPC

Name: Alireza Zeinalisiavashani

Program: Civil Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Development of Indirect Ring Tension Test for Fracture Characterization of Asphalt Mixtures

Major Professor: Dr. Kamyar Mahboub

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Oliver Raymond Building, Room 120

Name: Fernando Camacho, IV

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     A POSTERIORI ERROR ESTIMATES FOR SURFACE FINITE ELEMENT METHODS

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Demlow

Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Patterson Office Tower, 745

Name: Joseph Alexander

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Long Term Blood Oxygenation Membranes

Major Professor: Dr. Joseph Zwischenberger

Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: FPAT 175

Name: Baiqing Zhang

Program: Sociology

Dissertation Title:

     Identity

Major Professor: Dr. Keiko Tanaka

Date: Friday, August 8, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Patterson Office Tower Room 245