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Alexandria Ford

Date: May 7, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail Acf120@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Dissertation Title: The Career Path Experience for Division 1 Football Student-Athletes

Marisol Capellan

Date: May 7, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail mcapellan@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Women Leaders in Higher Education: An Opportunity to Close the Gender Gap

Daniel Yanez

Date: May 12, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail dyanez@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Sense of Belonging Among Cuban American College Students Attending
a Predominantly White Institution in the Midwest 

Lauren Kupis

Date: May 13, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail lbk48@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Thesis Title: Brain Dynamics Underlying the Development of Cognitive Flexibility

David James

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail dmj27@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Modeling Gastrointestinal Distress in Autism

Omayra Mendez

Date: May 20, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Medical Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail oxm151@med.miami.edu to request access.

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Interplay between KSHV Pathobiology and the Oxygen Sensing Machinery

Stephen Tapanes

Date: May 25, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Medical Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail stephen.tapanes@med.miami.edu to request access.

Time: 12:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Glial Derived D-serine Mediates Synaptic Damage in the Traumatically
Injured Brain

Jie Zhou

Date: June 7, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail jxz673@miami.edu, to request access.

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Dissertation Title: Modern Statistical Machine Learning Methods for Tensor Data 

Stephanie Skenyon

Date: June 24, 2021

Location: Virtual Defense, Coral Gables Campus. Interested members of the public who would like to attend this virtual defense may e-mail h.thomas@miami.edu to request access.

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Dissertation Title: Projecting the Present on the Past: Unifying Themes and Narrative
Complexity in Twelfth-Century English Monastic Chronicles