Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

Upcoming Announcements

This list of scheduled Ph.D. dissertation defenses is posted so that faculty and others may attend the defense. If you wish to attend, please contact the committee chair in advance as a courtesy.

IU School of Dentistry

Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Dental Science
Ala'a Hussein Aref Sabrah
Diluted triple antibiotic and double antibiotic medicaments for endodontic regeneration procedures: an in-vitro investigation
Room S116/S307, DS Building
Chair: Jeffrey A. Platt, D.D.S., M.S., 317-274-7229

Lilly Family School of Philanthropic Studies

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Philanthropic Studies
Shariq Ahmed Siddiqui
Navigating identity through philanthropy: A history of the Islamic Society of North America (1979-2008)
Second Floor Conference Room, Urban League (777 Indiana Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46202)
Chair: David M. Craig, Ph.D., 317-274-3689

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
Philanthropic Studies
Nancy D. Goldfarb
"Charity Never Faileth": Philanthropy in the Short Fiction of Herman Melville
Cavanaugh Hall 438
Chair: Jane E. Schultz, Ph.D., 317-274-0082

IU School of Informatics and Computing

Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:00 a.m.
Himalaya Patel
The persuasiveness of humanlike computer interfaces varies more through narrative characterization than through the uncanny valley
Room 394, Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT)
Chair: Mark S. Pfaff, Ph.D., 317-278-4145

Monday, August 4, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Sung Pil Moon
HamkeRun: Mobile infoVis app towards sustainable motivation in a context of running
Room 497, Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT)
Chair: Mark S. Pfaff, Ph.D., 317-278-4145

IU School of Medicine

Thursday, July 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m.
Sherry Kathleen Pittman
An in vitro study of the mechanisms that underlie changes in neuronal sensitivity and neurite morphology following treatment with microtubule targeting agents
R3 Building, Room 303, Walther Hall
Chair: Jill C. Fehrenbacher, Ph.D., 317-274-8360

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 12:00
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Yi-Chun Chen
Stress-inducible Mig6 promotes pancreatic beta cell destruction in the pathogenesis of diabetes
Room 326, VanNuys Medical Science Building
Chair: Patrick T. Fueger, Ph.D., 317-274-7862

Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Mikaela Lee McKenney
Coronary artery disease progression and calcification in metabolic syndrome
Room 326, Medical Science Building
Chair: Michael Sturek, Ph.D., 317-274-7772

IU School of Social Work

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Social Work
Govind Dhaske
The lived exerience of women affected with matted hair in Southwestern India
ES 4130
Chair: Margaret E. Adamek, Ph.D., 317-274-6730

Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 1:00 p.m.
Social Work
Amy Murphy-Nugen
From homeownership to foreclosure: exploring the meanings homeowners associate with the lived experience of foreclosure
Education/Social Work building, 4130
Chair: Margaret E. Adamek, Ph.D., 317-274-6730