Dissertation Defense Notice - Nafiseh Haghtalab

Fri, April 2, 2021 2:00 PM - Fri, April 2, 2021 4:30 PM at Virtual

Nafiseh HaghtalabNafiseh Haghtalab will defend her dissertation on the following date and time: 

Title: Evaluating Climate Variability and Coupling Strength of Land-Atmosphere Interactions Across the Amazon Basin

Day and Date: Friday, April 2, 2021

Time: 2:00-4:30 PM

Location: Zoom Webinar

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

The defense will consist of two stages:

First stage by Webinar (30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research):

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.

Second stage by Zoom (Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions):

Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee.

Dissertation Committee:

  • Nathan Moore (chair)
  • Jeffrey Andresen (Geography)
  • Pouyan Nejadhashemi (Biosystems engineering, MSU)
  • Joseph Messina (College of Art and Sciences, The University of Alabama)