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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Laura Frey

Program: Family Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Mental Health among Suicide Attempt Survivors: The Roles of Stigma, Self-Disclosure, and Family Reactions

Major Professor: Dr. Jason Hans

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 316 Funkhouser Building

Name: Nandita Raha

Program: Physics

Dissertation Title:

     Measurement of the d_mu_d quartet-to-doublet fusion ratio l_q : l_d and the mu_d hyperfine rate ($\lambda_{\lowercase{qd}}$) using the fusion neutrons from $\mu^-$ stops in D$_2$ gas.

Major Professor: Dr. Tim Gorringe

Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: CP 171

Name: Jing Guo

Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dissertation Title:

     DEVELOPMENTS IN NONPARAMETRIC REGRESSION METHODS WITH APPLICATION TO RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY ANALYSIS

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Charnigo

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: College of Nursing Rm 501b

Name: Dilrukshi Hewage

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     SPECTROSCOPIC CHARACTERIZATION OF LANTHANUM-MEDIATED HYDOCARBON ACTIVATION

Major Professor: Dr. Dong-Sheng Yang

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: CP-114A

Name: Nicolas Briot

Program: Materials Science and Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Nanomechanical and Scaling Behavior of Nanoporous Gold

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas John Balk

Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 112 OHR (Raymond Civil Engineering Building, code #0281)

Name: Jennifer Presnall

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Five-Factor Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory: An Item Response Theory Analysis

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Widiger

Date: Monday, March 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 206A Kastle Hall

Name: Mark Schneider

Program: Instruction and Administration

Dissertation Title:

     The Use of a Digital Game-Based Safety Program for ATV Operational Knowledge for Youthful Riders

Major Professor: Dr. Joan Mazur

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Taylor Education Building, Room 245

Name: Oswaldo Ortegon

Program: Hispanic Studies

Dissertation Title:

     La trinidad vallejiana: Política, religión y lenguaje en Fernando Vallejo: 1994-2010

Major Professor: Dr. Enrico Santi

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: POT Keller Room

Name: Michael Singleton

Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dissertation Title:

     Nonlinear hierarchical models for longitudinal experimental infection studies

Major Professor: Dr. Patrick Breheny

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Nursing 501B

Name: Michael Strawser

Program: Communication

Dissertation Title:

     A Model Modality: Assessing the Educational Integrity of the Hybrid Basic Course

Major Professor: Dr. Deanna Sellnow

Date: Friday, April 10, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: W. T. Young Library; Presentation U!

Name: Katherine Marks

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     EXAMINING THE BEHAVIORAL MECHANISM OF COCAINE CUE ATTENTIONAL BIAS

Major Professor: Dr. Craig Rush

Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM

Place: BBSRB 202A

Name: Nastaran Hendijani

Program: Electrical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     CONSTRAINED LOCALLY CORRECTED NYSTRÖM METHOD

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Adams

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: 453F FPAT

Name: Anthony Miller

Program: History

Dissertation Title:

     Pioneers in Exile: The China Inland Mission and Missionary Mobility in China and Southeast Asia, 1943-1989.

Major Professor: Dr. Karen Petrone

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 9999

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: History Dept Conference Room