# Events at Rice

## Thesis Defenses

 Time Event March 27 9:00 AM Hermite Methods for the Simulation of Wave Propagation Open to the Public Speaker: Arturo Vargas Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 27 10:00 AM Global Regularity and Finite Time Blow-up in Model Fluid Equations Open to the Public Speaker: Tam Do Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 27 11:00 AM Measuring Neighborhood Effects: Re-examining the Conceptualization and Operationalization of Neighborhood Effects Open to the Public Speaker: Junia Howell Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 27 1:00 PM GPU-accelerated discontinuous Galerkin methods on hybrid meshes: applications in seismic imaging Open to the Public Speaker: Zheng Wang Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 27 2:00 PM Chemical Vapor Deposition of Two-Dimensional Materials and the Investigation of Applications and Properties Open to the Public Speaker: Kunttal Keyshar Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 27 3:00 PM Nonlinear Waveform Inversion with Surface-Oriented Extended Modeling Open to the Public Speaker: Igor Terentyev Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 28 9:00 AM Under Construction: Race and Housing Markets in 21st-Century Urban America Open to the Public Speaker: Elizabeth Korver-Glenn Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 28 11:30 AM Industrial Pollution and Civic Capacity in Metropolitan America Open to the Public Speaker: Kevin Smiley Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 29 1:30 PM To See Music in Your Mind's Eye: The Genesis of Memorization as a Piano Performance Practice Open to the Public Speaker: Makiko Hirata Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 29 3:00 PM Risk Fact or Fiction: The Information Content of Risk Factor Disclosures Open to the Public Speaker: Maclean Gaulin Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 30 2:00 PM Dynamic Density Open to the Public Speaker: Mengxiao Qi Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 31 9:30 AM Immigration Policy in the American States: Attitudes, Adoption, and Outcomes Open to the Public Speaker: James Hedrick Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies March 31 1:00 PM Adsorptive Removal of Sulfur Containing Compounds from Marine Fuel Open to the Public Speaker: Jake Lobb Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 10:00 AM Numerical methods and applications for reduced models of blood flow Open to the Public Speaker: Charles Puelz Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 10:00 AM Morphology of Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystalline Phases: Insights into Tactoids and Columnar Phase Open to the Public Speaker: Vida Jamali Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 10:30 AM Size and Shape Control of Colloidal Al Nanocrystals for UV Plasmonics Applications Open to the Public Speaker: Michael McClain Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 03 3:00 PM Integrated Electromagnetic Wireless Power Harvesting System for mm-size Biomedical Implants Open to the Public Speaker: Hamed Rahmani Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 04 9:00 AM Multi-hazard fragility, risk, and resilience assessment of select coastal infrastructure Open to the Public Speaker: Sabarethinam Kameshwar Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 04 10:00 AM Art and Engineering Inspired by Swarm Robotics Open to the Public Speaker: Yu Zhou Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 10:00 AM A Resistor Network Model for the Determination of Electrical and Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites Open to the Public Speaker: Clayton Higginson Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 11:30 AM Transcriptional delay in synthetic genetic cascades Open to the Public Speaker: Yu-Yu Cheng Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 05 2:00 PM The Racialized Politics of Home in Slavery and Freedom Open to the Public Speaker: Whitney Stewart Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 9:00 AM Bilevel Clique Interdiction and Related Problems Open to the Public Speaker: Timothy Becker Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 10:00 AM Projection-Based Model Reduction in the Context of Optimization with Implicit PDE Constraints Open to the Public Speaker: Caleb Magruder Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 06 12:00 PM Ethics of Freedom, Pragmatics of Constraint: Theatre in a Post-Mandela South Africa Open to the Public Speaker: Nathanael Vlachos Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 1:00 PM Essays on Banking and Debt Contracting Open to the Public Speaker: Ioannis Spyridopoulos Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 2:00 PM A Parallel-In-Time Gradient-Type Method For Optimal Control Problems Open to the Public Speaker: Xiaodi Deng Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 07 3:00 PM Mutants defective in the peroxisome-tethered ATPase complex implicate peroxins in oil body utilization during Arabidopsis seeding development Open to the Public Speaker: Kim Gonzalez Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 9:00 AM Electron-positron pair production in Au+Au collisions at $\sqrt{s_{NN}}$ = 27 GeV as part of the Beam Energy Scan Program at STAR Open to the Public Speaker: Joseph Butterworth Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:00 PM Nanoscale Electronic Transport Studies of Novel Strongly Correlated Materials Open to the Public Speaker: Will Hardy Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:00 PM Genres of Population: Biopolitics and the Victorian Novel Open to the Public Speaker: Sophia Hsu Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 11 2:30 PM Derivatives of genus one and three knots Open to the Public Speaker: JungHwan Park Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 12 12:00 PM Automorphisms of nonpositively curved cube complexes, right-angled Artin groups, and homology Open to the Public Speaker: Corey Bregman Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 13 2:30 PM Simulation of Shielding Materials against Galactic Cosmic Rays Open to the Public Speaker: Xindi Li Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 9:00 AM A Grammar of Ga Open to the Public Speaker: AKUA CAMPBELL Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 12:00 PM A Struggle Unfinished: Riots, Race in America, and the Failures of the 1968 Kerner Commission Open to the Public Speaker: Samuel Abramson Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 14 2:00 PM Subterranean Ecosystem - A Work for Chamber Orchestra Open to the Public Speaker: Benjamin Morris Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies April 20 10:00 AM Drogue Parachute Computational Structural and Fluid Mechanics Analysis with Isogeometric Discretization Open to the Public Speaker: Aaron Hartmann Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies May 30 2:00 PM Self-contained Differentiation of Reprogrammed Amniotic Fluid Derived Stem Cells for Congenital Heart Repair Open to the Public Speaker: Christopher Tsao Sponsor: Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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