BPhil Thesis Defense Announcements

The following are the BPhil thesis defense announcements for candidates graduating in the 2017 Fall Term, unless otherwise noted:

Abigail Dillaha

Psychology and Neuroscience

Skills, Attitudes, and Beliefs in Preschool Teachers and Their Relations to Teacher-Child Interaction

Thesis Advisor: Melissa Libertus, Department of Psychology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Susan Levine, Department of Psychology, University of Chicago

Feburary 23, 2018
Time TBA
Location TBA
(Abigail is graduating in the 2018 Spring Term)

Erinn Hanner

Psychology and Studio Arts

Increasing Math Talk in Adult-Child Interaction through Grocery Store Signs

Thesis Advisor: Melissa Libertus, Department of Psychology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Brenna Hassinger-Das, Department of Psychology, Temple University

November 15, 2017
1:30 pm
Location TBA

Raechel Heil

Rehabilitation Science

The Social and Familial History of Down Syndrome in Western Countries with Current Perspectives

Thesis Advisor: Roxanna Bendixen, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

External Examiner: Sheryl Zellis, Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions, Rutgers University

November 16, 2017
1:00 pm
4065 Forbes Tower

Brenna Mauro

Psychology

The Effect of Linguistic Disfluencies on Attention-Orientation and Academic Materials

Thesis Advisor: Scott Fraundorf, Department of Psychology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Jennifer Arnold, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, UNC Chapel Hill

November 6, 2017
9:30 am
6th Floor Conference Room, LRDC

Monica Merante

Anthropology

A Universal Display? Investigating the Role of Panathenaic Amphorai in the British Museum

Thesis Advisor: Carrie Weaver, Department of Classics, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Renee Gondek, Department of Classiscs, Philosophy, and Religion, University of Mary Washington

November 17, 2017
10:00 am
1517 Cathedral of Learning (Classics Seminar Room)

Adrienne Newcomer

Mathematics-Economics

Long Term Effects of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs on Health: An Analysis of Mexico's Oportunidades

Thesis Advisor: Rania Gihleb, Department of Economics, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Michael Gechter, Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University

December 1, 2017
Time TBA
Loacation TBA

Mason Palissery

Political Science

The Effects of Public Discourse on Refugees in Canada and France: A Comparative Analysis

Thesis Advisor: Michael MacKenzie, Department of Political Science, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Luis Jimenez, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

November 17, 2017
9:00 am
Honors College Conference Room, 37th Floor, Cathedral of Learning

Peter Zheng

Economics, Political Science, Business Finance, and Psychology

The Role of Parental Education and Income on Parents' Academic Beliefs and the Provision of Home Learning Opportunities for 4-8 Year-Old Children

Thesis Advisor: Melissa Libertus, Department of Psychology, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

External Examiner: Natasha Cabrera, College of Education, University of Maryland

January 25, 2018
9:30 am
Location TBA
(Peter is graduating in the 2018 Spring Term)