Oral Defense Calendar, Spring 2019

Oral Defense Calendar

Master Calendar of Thesis Defenses, Spring 2019

Date Name Time Place  Title of thesis Discipline
April 12 Shaylyn MacKinnon 12:00 pm BC 218 The Language of Peace?: Understanding the Impact of Peace Corps English Language Education on Developing Economies International Relations
April 15 Caitlin Shannon 1:15 pm BC 203 Reconstrucciones de identidad: El arte callejero en San Juan, Puerto Rico Spanish
Brooke Winters 2:30 pm ARTS 106 It Don’t GTMO Worse Than This: An Interpretative Examination of Language, Decision-making, and Jurisprudence of Due Process Rights at Guantanamo Bay Political Science
Tanner Euston 4:00 pm HS 244 Investigating the role of granulocyte colony stimulating factor as a regulator of the striatal proteome. Neuroscience
April 16 Zarina Akbary 11:15 am BC 102 Ketoreductase Activity of 45-million-year-old Yeast Strains Revived from Amber Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Brianna Siciliano 12:00 pm BC 216 Are plus size bodies represented in body positive ways?: An exploration of the complex relationship between demanding visibility and empowering audiences. English
Jake Levine 3:00 pm SW Bowne L’esprit de résistance: Legality in Albert Camus’s Philosophy of the Absurd History & French
April 17 Ansel Bloom 1:00 pm HS 142 Unique or Ubiquitous? Tattoos in a Modern Context: A Mixed-Methods Study to Provide Some Answers Psychology
April 18 Rebecca Filetti-Andujo 6:30 pm DOYO Directing Lab 138 WOUNDED DELICACY: Female-bodied sexual performance as a mode of resistance to objectification. Theatre Arts
April 19 Olivia Winters 10:30 am ARTS 137 La Vie Que J’avais Prévue: The Complicated Relationship between Documentary Theatre and Hate Crimes, a Praxis & Analysis Theatre Arts & French
Kyle Majid 4:30 pm HS 139 Benefits of the Reintroduction of Crassostrea virginica in New York State Environmental Studies and Sustainability
April 22 Alexandra Koeck 4:30 pm ARTS 106 Identity, Political Ecology, and Human Security: A Study of Climate-Induced Intra-Ethnic Conflict among the Fulani in the Sahel Region of Nigeria Anthropology
April 23 Hannah Ponturo 12:00 pm DLAB-DOYO Topsy-Turvy — a new play Theatre Arts
April 24 Priya Dutt 1:15 pm HS 142 The roles of Mediated and Direct Intergroup Contact in Shaping Attitudes Toward Immigrants Psychology
Ruth Kim 1:20 pm BC 217 Circle of Corruption: A Study of the Chaebol-Government Relationship and South Korean Anti-Corruption Efforts Business
Sofia Amorim 1:30 pm BC 203 Whose American Dream?: Identity and citizenship in Latinx Literature English
Brian Heist 3:00 pm HS 244 Effect of Ca2+ ions on the hydrolysis of phenyl esters and anilides, p-nitrophenyl acetate and p-nitroacetanilide Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Kelly Duddy 5:00 pm BC 101 The Ideological Flexibility of Nazi Propaganda: A Case Study of The Nazi Primer History & Holocaust Studies
Laila Hanandeh 5:30 pm BC 203 “It’s Not a Bag. It’s a Birkin!” Can the Demand for Hermès Birkin Bags be Explained Through a Neoclassical Framework? Economics
April 25 Julien Hryshko 11:00 am BC 102 Central Bank Liquidity Swaps of the Financial Crisis: An Analysis of Long-Term Financial Instability Economics
Meghan McDermott 12:00 pm HS 244 Evaluating Vitamin D Supplementation Compliance and Socioeconomic Status in a pediatric Fracture Population: Clinical Evaluation of Bone Mineral Density. Biology
Jackie Moldawsky 12:30 pm ARTS 105 Frédéric Chopin’s Life and Work: The Scholarly Debate and the Limitations of Nineteenth-Century Nationalism Music
Mohammed Hassan 2:00 pm BC 104 Toward Automatic Summarization of Arbitrary Java Statements for Novice Programmers Computer Science
Sanchit Sahni 3:00 pm BC 217 Future of Cryptocurrency: An empirical analysis of Bitcoin as a mode of transaction and investment. Business
Nicolina Lentine 3:30 pm BC 103 Colony Collapse Disorder: An Exploration of Causes, Relationship and Prevention Policies Environmental Studies and Sustainability
Michael Galioto 4:00 pm BC 218 Brutum Fulmen: Protestant Ministers and their Impact on the Legacy of the American Civil War History
Kyra Jean Cipolla 4:30 pm HS 139 Investigating the relationship between coral species diversity, most abundant coral growth form, and live coral cover with habitat structural complexity in the Caribbean Environmental Studies and Sustainability
April 26 Josephine Emanuelli 11:00 am BC 201 Thinking Outside the Box: Using Alternative Food Networks to Alleviate Food Insecurity in New York City Economics
Ryann Callaghan 12:00 pm HS 3A Production of Kibdelomycin by Kibdelosporangium sp. and Discovery of Potential Structural Analogues. Biology
Sarah Costa 12:00 pm HS 3B Synthesis and Reactivity of the Diosmium Diamide Carbonyl Complex Os2(CO)6(RCONH)2 (R=CH3, Ph) Chemistry
Dorian Crimmins 2:30 pm Concert Hall Celestial Bodies: Three Themes on Chinese Folk Stories Music
Alexandra Greulich 2:45 pm HS 3A Searching for baseline or odor-elicited activity in the BNST and the potential for CBD to modulate activity in this brain region. Neuroscience
Olivia Sznaza 3:00 pm ARTS 106 Out with a Bang: Exposing the Relationship between Gun Violence and the Strength of Gun Laws in the United States Political Science
David Van Dongen 4:00 pm HS 4 Circulating Tumor Cell Isolation using Immuno-Microbubbles Biochemistry
April 29 Eric DiPietro 12:00 pm BC 13A The Realities of Drew Business Majors Business
Uma Kantheti 1:15 pm HS 142 The Interferon Response to Exogenous DNA and DNA Damage is Dependent on the cGAS/STING Pathway Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Shayna Miller 2:45 pm ARTS 106 Paintings as Talismanic Vessels: an Investigation into Ritual through a Studio Practice Art
João Pedro Martins Pinheiro 3:00 pm BC 218 On the Sociological Dynamics of Scandal and Their Consequences: The Case of Zara Brasil, 2011 Sociology
Arline Tarazona 3:00 pm HS 139 Divalent Calcium Cation-Catalyzed Hydrolysis of Phosphodiester Bonds in Cyclic Dinucleotide Molecules Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Karan Erry 4:00 pm BC 203 Rsolving Abbreviations and Domain Terms in Source Code using Documentation Computer Science
Emma Gillespie 4:00 pm Seminary Hall 109 Midwifery and Masculinity: Gender and the Medicalization of Childbirth in the United States, 1880-1935 History
Inji Kim 4:00 pm ARTS 106 Art Experience in the Digital Age: Augmented Reality as a Medium Art History