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.

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:
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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PROPOSAL DEFENSE NOTICE: A. Kreuze

Ms. Amanda Kreuze will present and defend her dissertation proposal

Title:  Maternal and Infant Health in East Central Michigan: Environmental Health Investigation of Toxic Release Inventory Emissions

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:
Sue Grady  (chair)
Kyla Dahlin
Igor Vojnovic
Jade Mitchell-Davis (Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering)

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

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: I. Djenontin

Ms. Ida Djenontin 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:
Leo Zulu (Chair)
Arika Ligmann-Zielinska
Pascal Nzokou (Forestry)
Robert B. Richardson (Community Sustainability)

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: Y. Liu

Ms. Yingyue Juno Liu 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)
Kyle Evered
Raechel Portelli
Paul B. Thompson (Philosophy)

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PROPOSAL DEFENSE NOTICE: C. Lei

Ms. Cheyenne Lei will be presenting and defending her dissertation proposal

Title:  Albedo on Biofuel Ecosystems: Impact Assessment for Climate & Global Warming Impact

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:
Jiquan Chen  (chair)
Lifeng Luo
Joseph P. Messina
Philip Robertson (Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences)

Please contact Sharon Ruggles if you would like an electronic copy of the proposal.

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ORAL COMP NOTICE: T. Zhang

Mr. Teng Zhang 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 (co-Chair)
Siddarth Chandra (co-Chair) (Asian Studies Center)
Kyle Evered
Ronen Steinberg (History)

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