DISSERTATION DEFENSE NOTICE: J. Nikolic

Ms. Jovanka Nikolic will defend her dissertation

Title: Regional Climate Response to Land Use and Land Cover Change in Contiguous United States

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage.

Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend the second questioning stage with the prior permission of the defending student.  Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.

Committee:
Sharon Zhong (Chair)
Julie Winkler
Jeff Andresen
Phanikumar Mantha, College of Engineering
Joseph Charney,  US Forest Service

Please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu if you would like an electronic copy of the dissertation.

 

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THESIS DEFENSE NOTICE: K. Wilcox

Ms. Kyeesha Wilcox will defend her thesis.

Title:  EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOOD EFFECTS AND DIABETES, OBESITY AND LACK OF SLEEP OUTCOMES IN METROPOLITAN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the thesis research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  All faculty and students are welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members may attend the second questioning stage with the permission of the defending student.

Committee:
Joe T. Darden (chair)
Amber Pearson
Ashton Shortridge

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DISSERTATION DEFENSE NOTICE: C. Gauthier-Hernandez

Ms. Cristina Gauthier-Hernandez will defend her thesis at the following date and time:

Title: 
Dams in the Amazon: Social and Environmental Impacts on Basic Sanitation, People, and the Environment

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage.

Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend the second questioning stage with the prior permission of the defending student.  Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.

Committee:
Emilio Moran (chair)
Joseph P. Messina
David Hyndman (Earth and Environment)
Joan Bray Rose (Fisheries & Wildlife)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu if you would like an electronic copy of the dissertation.

 

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THESIS DEFENSE NOTICE: K. Camacho

Mr. Ken Camacho will defend his thesis

Title: SENTIMENT MAPPING: POINT PATTERN ANALYSIS OF SENTIMENT CLASSIFIED TWITTER DATA

The defense will consist of two steps:  a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the thesis research, and a subsequent two-stage questioning session.  All faculty and students are welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.  The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members may attend the second questioning stage with the permission of the defending student.

Committee:
Raechel Portelli (chair)
Ashton Shortridge
Bruno Takahashi (Journalism)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu if you would like a copy of the Thesis electronically.

 

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Canceled – Can Urban Greening Improve Health in the U.S. and Canada

In light of COVID-19, the “Can green spaces improve health?” forum has been canceled and hope to reschedule next fall semester.

The Canadian Studies Center encourages you to join us for an informative discussion on the application of urban greening in the U.S. and Canada and its potential to improve public health.

Michigan State University Assistant Professor Dr. Amber Pearson and Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor Dr. Michael Widener will speak to “Can Urban Greening Improve Health in the U.S. and Canada” on March 19th at 3:30pm in the MSU International Center (427 N Shaw Ln., Room 201).

 

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: R. Zhang

Ms. Rui Zhang will take her oral comprehensive examination.

All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.  Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend with prior approval of the student being examined.

Committee:
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska (Chair)
Jiquan Chen
Mark Axelrod (James Madison)
Laura Schmitt Olabisi (Community Sustainability)

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: P. HatamiBahmanBeiglou

Mr. Pouyan HatamiBahmanBeiglou will take his oral comprehensive examination

All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination.

Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend with prior approval of the student being examined.

Committee:
Lifeng Luo (Chair)
Ashton Shortridge
Igor Vojnovic
Pang-Ning Tan (Computer Science and Engineering)

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Quidders Presents Dr. Patrick Colgan


Coming soon:
Mar 20 – John Esch (EGLE)
Apr 3 – Dr. Ethan Theuerkauf (MSU Geography)
Apr 17 – Chris Baish (MSU Geography)

If YOU are interested in presenting your research at a Quidders meeting please email Chris Baish at baishchr@msu.edu

QLRG is an informal assemblage of geographers and our colleagues working on research questions related to Quaternary landscapes in the Great Lakes regions, USA (and beyond). Learn more: http://geo.msu.edu/extra/qlrg/

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SWIG Presents Lunch with Dr. Rick Sadler

Please Join SWIG in Welcoming Dr. Rick Sadler on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
Dr. Sadler recently published an article with Dr. Amber Pearson on the relationship between neighborhood vacancy and mental health outcomes in Flint, Michigan. 

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DISSERTATION PROPOSAL NOTICE: K. Redican

Mr. Kyle Redican will present and defend his dissertation proposal

Title:  KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS, EFFECTIVE EXTERNAL LINKAGES, AND SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT COMPLIANCE

Two hours will be allowed for the presentation and subsequent questioning. An initial uninterrupted presentation of the proposed research should be 20-30 minutes in length. Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation.  The student’s Advisor will moderate the question session that follows, and all Guidance Committee members will actively participate. However, all persons attending may ask questions and offer comments.

Committee members:
Ashton Shortridge (chair)
Nathan Moore
Igor Vojnovic
Janice Beecher (Public Utilities Institute)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu  if you would like to receive an electronic copy of the proposal.

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: J. Sanciangco

Mr. Jonnell Sanciangco will take his oral comprehensive examination

All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination. Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend with prior approval of the student being examined.

Committee:
Ashton Shortridge (Chair)
Amber Pearson
Harold W. Neighbors (CHM-Flint)
Paul L. Delamater (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

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PROPOSAL DEFENSE NOTICE: R. Paudel

Mr. Rajiv Paudel will present and defend his dissertation proposal

Title:  Analyzing Household vulnerability to food insecurity in Southern Mali

Two hours will be allowed for the presentation and subsequent questioning. An initial uninterrupted presentation of the proposed research should be 20-30 minutes in length. Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation.  The student’s Advisor will moderate the question session that follows, and all Guidance Committee members will actively participate. However, all persons attending may ask questions and offer comments.

Committee members:
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska  (chair)
Leo Zulu
Bruno Basso (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Laura Kathryn Schmitt Olabisi (Community Sustainability)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles, at ruggles@msu.edu to receive an electronic copy of the proposal.

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DISSERTATION PROPOSAL NOTICE: B.J. Baule

Mr. B.J. Baule will present and defend his dissertation proposal.

Title:  Climatic Variability and Change in the Midwestern United States: Implications for Nitrogen Loss and Management in Agricultural Systems

Two hours will be allowed for the presentation and subsequent questioning. An initial uninterrupted presentation of the proposed research should be 20-30 minutes in length.

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The student’s Advisor will moderate the question session that follows, and all Guidance Committee members will actively participate. However, all persons attending may ask questions and offer comments.

Committee members:
Jeff Andresen  (chair)
Julie Winkler
Bruno Basso (Earth and Environmental Sciences)
Amor Ines (Plant Soil, and Microbial Sciences)

If you would like an electronic copy of the proposal, please contact Sharon Ruggles ruggles@msu.edu

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PROPOSAL DEFENSE NOTICE: White

Mr. Jonah White will present and defend his dissertation proposal at the following date and time:

Title:  A Greening but Unequal City: Environmental Justice and Gentrification in Seattle, 1980-2000

Two hours will be allowed for the presentation and subsequent questioning. An initial uninterrupted presentation of the proposed research should be 20-30 minutes in length. Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation.  The question session that follows will be moderated by the student’s       Advisor, and all Guidance Committee members will actively participate. However, all persons attending may ask questions and offer comments.

Committee members:
Igor Vojnovic  (chair)
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
Zachary Neal (Psychology)
Zeenat Karamchandani-Kotval (School of Planning, Design, and Construction)

Please contact me Sharon Ruggles at ruggles@msu.edu  if you would like to be sent an electronic copy of the proposal.

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: D. Wanyama

Mr. Dan Wanyama will take his oral comprehensive examination

All Geography faculty may attend and participate in the oral examination. Geography graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) may attend with prior approval of the student being examined.

Committee:
Nathan Moore (Chair)
Kyla Dahlin
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
Amor Ines (Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences)
Bandana Kar (Oak Ridge National Lab)

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