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Name: Benjamin Gordon
Title: Weight Gain and Energy Balance
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Date: 10/31/2014
Time: 3:00
Location: Discovery Building Rm. 502
Director: Steven Blair
Program: Exercise Science PhD
Name: Elizabeth Lee Johnson
Title: Relationships Between Prior Expereinces, Current Teaching Contexts, and Novice Teachers
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Date: 10/31/2014
Time: 9:00 a.m
Location: Wardlaw 274 N
Director: Dr. Thomas Hodges
Program: Elementary Education PhD
Name: Veronica Rodriguez-Rivera
Title: Novel Biofabrication Technologies to Recapitulate In Vivo Geometries in Collagen Hydrogels
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Date: 10/31/2014
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Swearingen Faculty Lounge
Director: John W. Weidner
Co-Director: Michael J. Yost
Program: Chemical Engineering PhD
Name: Padmavathy Nandha Premnath
Title: Design and development of a novel class of cell cycle inhibitors targeting cyclin binding groove utilizing the replace strategy
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Date: 11/03/2014
Time: 1.30
Location: Coker Life Sciences 010
Director: Dr. Campbell McInnes
Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD
Name: SABIH OMAR
Title: The role of interface effects and minority carriers in metal-semiconductor Schottky barrier junctions
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Date: 11/03/2014
Time: 11.00 am
Location: Room #3D05, Swearingen Engineering Center
Director: MVS Chandrashekhar
Program: Electrical Engineering PhD
Name: Jessica Quinton
Title: YOUNG, SOUTHERN WOMENS’ PERCEPTIONS OF STEM CAREERS: EXAMINING SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATHEMATICS AS A GENDERED CONSTRUCT
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Date: 11/03/2014
Time: 1:30
Location: Wardlaw 274N
Director: Susan Schramm-Pate
Program: Curriculum and Instruction EdD
Name: Lawton Roberts
Title: The effects of Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Interleukin-27 on human dendritic cells
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Date: 11/03/2014
Time: 1 PM
Location: School of Medicine Library, Room 303C
Director: Cory Robinson
Program: Biomedical Science PhD
Name: Feng Gao
Title: THE ROLES OF GSK-3beta AND APC IN CYTOPLASMIC DYNEIN REGULATION
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Date: 11/05/2014
Time: 10:30AM
Location: United States GSRC101
Director: Deanna Smith
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Michiko McClary
Title: The Effect of Teachers’ Instructional Style on the Motivation and Attitudes of At-Risk Science Students Attending Alternative Education Programs
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Date: 11/05/2014
Time: 11:00
Location: College of Education Room 272 Wardlaw
Director: Dr. Christine Lotter
Program: Secondary Education PhD
Name: Jamie McClellan
Title: MCP-1 in Colorectal Cancer: Benefits of Exercise
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Date: 11/05/2014
Time: 12pm
Location: School of Medicine MII Classroom
Director: E. Angela Murphy
Program: Biomedical Science PhD
Name: Nadia Shakoor
Title: Compositional traits in Sorghum bicolor characterized by transcriptome, ionome and genome-wide association analysis
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Date: 11/05/2014
Time: 1:00pm
Location: PSC 614
Director: Dr. Stephen Kresovich
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Davina Rhodes
Title: Diversity, Genetics, And Health Benefits of Sorghum Grain
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Date: 11/06/2014
Time: 9:00am
Location: EWS 210
Director: Stephen Kresovich
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Hu Wang
Title: Pattern Extraction of Spatial Data - Modeling and Statistical Approaches
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Date: 11/06/2014
Time: 9:00
Location: Callcott 228
Director: Dr. Diansheng Guo
Program: Geography PhD
Name: Xu Gao
Title: The role of Lis1 in adult mammalian system
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Date: 11/07/2014
Time: 10:00am
Location: CLS 510
Director: Deanna Smith
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Cathy Robey-Williams
Title: Early Screening and Identification of Preschoolers Affected by Serious Emotional Disorders
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Date: 11/07/2014
Time: 10:00
Location: College of Nursing Room 515
Director: Kathleen Scharer
Program: Nursing Science PhD
Name: Hossein Ali Mohammadpour
Title: Transient Stability Improvement of Wind Farms using Power Electronics and FACTS Controllers
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Date: 11/10/2014
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: 301 Main St., Room 3D05
Director: Dr. Enrico Santi
Program: Philosophy PhD
Name: Hyomin Park
Title: A theory of the stability of rewards and group cooperation
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Date: 11/10/2014
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Sloan College Rm 315
Director: Dr. David Melamed
Program: Sociology PhD
Name: Sina Behtash
Title: Theoretical Investigation of the Catalytic, Liquid-Phase Hydrodeoxygenation of Organic Acids and Esters
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Date: 11/11/2014
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: 3C02 Swearingen
Director: Andreas Heyden
Program: Chemical Engineering PhD
Name: TUNCAY KAMAS
Title: Behavior of Piezoelectric Wafer Active Sensor in Various Media
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Date: 11/11/2014
Time: 1:30PM
Location: 300 Main Str. Room: 2C17 Columbia S.C. 29208
Director: Victor Giurgiutiu
Program: Mechanical Engineering PhD
Name: Alice Montgomery
Title: Virtual High Schools versus Brick and Mortar High Schools: An Analysis of Graduation Rates for Low Socio-Economic Students in South Carolina
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Date: 11/11/2014
Time: 1:00
Location: Columbia
Director: Dr. Zachary Kelehear
Co-Director: Dr. Peter Moyi
Program: Educational Administration PhD
Name: Meredith Ray
Title: Methods for Identifying Regions of Brain Activation using fMRI Meta-data
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Date: 11/11/2014
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Discovery 1 Room 259
Director: Dr. Hongmei Zhang
Program: Biostatistics PhD
Name: Jennifer Swearingen
Title: Principal Longevity, Leadership Behaviors, and Student Academic Achievement
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Date: 11/11/2014
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: Dean's Conference Room
Director: Zach Kelehear
Program: Educational Administration PhD
Name: Melanie Keel
Title: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Study Abroad to Teaching Internship
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Date: 11/12/2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wardlaw 272
Director: Dr. Amy Donnelly
Program: Language and Literacy PhD
Name: Anshika Jain
Title: Ferric reductases and transporters that contribute to mitochondrial iron homeostasis
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Date: 11/13/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: GSRC 101
Director: Erin L Connolly
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Jiuyang Zhang
Title: Metallocene-containing Polyelectrolytes: From Synthesis to Their Applications
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Date: 11/13/2014
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Horizon I Conference Room 202
Director: Chuanbing Tang
Program: Chemistry PhD
Name: Jennifer Fill
Title: Pine Savanna Ecology and Restoration in the Southeastern United States
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Date: 11/14/2014
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Coker Life Sciences Building, Room 510
Director: Dr. Timothy Mousseau
Co-Director: Dr. David Wethey
Program: Biological Sciences PhD
Name: Sara Lide
Title: Southern Language, Ideology, and Identity in a High School Sorority
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Date: 11/14/2014
Time: 11:00am
Location: Humanitites 106B
Director: Dr. Elaine Chun
Program: Linguistics PhD
Name: Frederick Brown
Title: Leadership Perspectives on International Education For Public School Students in South Carolina: Two Case Studies
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Date: 11/18/2014
Time: 10:30
Location: Wardlaw Dean's Conference Room
Director: Doyle Stevick
Program: Educational Administration PhD
Name: Ana Keshelashvili
Title: Innovation Among Georgian Journalism Educators: A Network Analysis Perspective
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Date: 09/15/2015
Time: 10:30am
Location: Coliseum, 3020B
Director: August E. Grant
Program: Mass Communications PhD
Name: Chadwick Knight
Title: Mental Disorders and Mental Health Problems Among Army Recruiters, 2011-2013: A Examination of Current Rates in the Recruiting Population in Comparison to an Military-Wide Sample.
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Date: 09/30/2015
Time: 5:00 P.M.
Location: Discovery Building, 3rd Floor Conference Room
Director: Dr. Janice Probst
Co-Director: Dr. Robert Moran
Program: Health Services Policy and Management PhD

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