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Summer 2018

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College of Business

Department of Accounting

  • Browne, Alexander: PCAOB Inspection Findings and Audit Firm Contesting
    Date: June 8, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 04.02.10 Executive Conference Room (ECR)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Dennis M. Lopez, Ph.D.

Department of Management

  • Thompson, Lemaro: CEO Values, LGBT Friendly HR Policies and Firm Performance: Shared Political Ideologies as a Source of Managerial Discretion
    Date: June 6, 2018
    Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Location: 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Co-Chairs: Michael McDonald, Ph.D. & Poonam Khanna, Ph.D.

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Cataldo, Raquel: Examining emergent writing development: Reframing deficit notions of preschool Latino children writing with their mothers
    Date: June 6, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Location: Main Building 0.410
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chairs: Maria Arreguin-Anderson, Ed.D. and Mari Cortez, Ph.D.

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Bazrafshan, Mohammadhafez: Modeling and Optimization of Electrical Power Networks
    Date: May 30, 2018
    Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Nikolaos Gatsis, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Wagner, David:A Finite Element-based Adaptive Energy Response Function Method for Curvilinear Progressive Fracture
    Date: June 6, 2018

    Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Location: EB 3.04.62, Mechanical Engineering Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Harry Millwater, Ph.D.

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Department of Psychology

  • Crabtree, Meghan: Authentic Identity Enactment and Concealment
    Date: June 1, 2018
    Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Location: MH 4.02.40
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: David Pillow, Ph.D.
  • Garcia, Anthony: Moral Injury Themes in Latino Combat Veterans: A Qualitative Investigation
    Date: June 27, 2018
    Time: 2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
    Location: MH 4.04.58
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Augustine Osman, Ph.D.

College of Sciences

Department of Computer Science

  • Shahnewaz Ferdous, Sharif Mohammad: Postural Stability for People with Balance Impairments in Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Date: June 18, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Location: NPB 3.108A-1
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: John Quarles, Ph.D.
  • Bhatt, Smriti: Attribute-Based Access and Communication Control Models for Cloud and Cloud-Enabled Internet of Things
    Date: July 12, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
    Location: NPB 3.108A-1
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ravi Sandhu, Ph.D.

Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Rachael Filwett: Measuring the Sources and Acceleration Mechanisms of Suprathermal Heavy Ions in Compression Regions Near 1 AU
    Date: May 31, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Location: GSR 1.204
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mihir Desai, Ph.D.

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