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Name: Sarah Bularzik
Title: Task-Based Instruction and ELL Student Motivation: An Action Research Study
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Date: 10/23/2017
Time: 11:00
Location: CDRC 219, 820 Main Street, Columbia, SC
Director: Christopher Bogiages, Ph.D.
Program: Curriculum and Instruction EdD
Name: Darun Barazanchy
Title: Non-destructive Evaluation of Composites: Predictive Guided-Ultrasonic Wave Modeling, Non-destructive Material Characterization, and the Application to Aerospace Structures
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Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 09:00
Location: ME Conference Room
Director: Dr. V. Giurgiutiu
Program: Mechanical Engineering PhD
Name: Christopher Farina
Title: Adult L2 processing and acquisition of the English present perfect
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Date: 10/25/2017
Time: 9:30-11:30
Location: Humanities Classroom Building room 101A (HU 101A)
Director: Mila Tasseva-Kurktchieva
Program: Linguistics PhD
Name: VARUN CHANDRASHEKARAN
Title: A study of hepatic purinergic receptor X7 molecular mechanisms in ectopic intestinal inflammation in environmental NAFLD.
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Date: 10/26/2017
Time: 14:00
Location: DISCOVERY 1, 331
Director: SAURABH CHATTERJEE
Program: Environmental Health Sciences PhD
Name: Douglas Bell
Title: Marine Phosphorus Biogeochemistry: Ecological Insights from Analytical Chemistry
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Date: 11/01/2017
Time: 10:00
Location: Earth, Water, Sciences Building (EWS) 604
Director: Dr. Tammi Richardson
Co-Director: Dr. Claudia Benitez-Nelson
Program: Marine Science PhD
Name: Fatma Saaoud
Title: The role of inflammation in atherosclerosis
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Date: 11/01/2017
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: J. O’Neal Humphries Board Room, SOM VA Bldg-3, Rm 249A
Director: Dr. Daping Fan
Program: Biomedical Science PhD
Name: Diana Smith
Title: Effects of Language for Learning on Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Date: 11/01/2017
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Wardlaw Rm. 268
Director: Dr. Kathleen J. Marshall
Program: Special Education PhD
Name: Kimberly Taylor
Title: Scribes Impact on Patient and Provider Experience in the Outpatient Setting
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Date: 11/02/2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: College of Nursing, Room 402
Director: Dr. Deb McQuilkin
Co-Director: Dr. Ronda Hughes
Program: Nursing Practice DNP
Name: Ebru Cayir
Title: “An Uphill Battle”: Psychosocial Health & Self-Care Among Advocates Who Work Against Gender-Based Violence in South Carolina
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Date: 11/03/2017
Time: 10 AM
Location: Discovery I Building Room 502, 915 Greene St Columbia, SC
Director: Dr. Mindi Spencer
Program: Health Promotion, Education and Behavior PhD
Name: Erik Frankforter
Title: Fiber Optic Guided Wave Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring
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Date: 11/03/2017
Time: 1:00 pm
Location: USC Horizon I Building (541 Main St.) Room 301
Director: Victor Giurgiutiu
Program: Mechanical Engineering PhD
Name: Cory Miller
Title: Service-learning: An interpretive case study of teachers' perspectives and planning strategies
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Date: 11/06/2017
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Wardlaw 273
Director: Dr. Carnes
Program: Teaching and Learning PhD
Name: Mark Tatge
Title: Is That Ad Fake News? How Sponsorship Disclosure Influences Content Crediblity
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Date: 11/06/2017
Time: 12-2 p.m.
Location: School of Journalism, Room 316
Director: Robert McKeever
Program: Journalism and Mass Communications MMC
Name: Jessa Hollingsworth
Title: Developing and Implementing a Quality Assurance Strategy for Electroconvulsive Therapy
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Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Williams Brice Building Room 402
Director: Dr. Beverly Baliko
Co-Director: Dr. Selina McKinney
Program: Nursing Practice DNP
Name: Sara Lott
Title: Curricula as Complements: Inclusive Content-Based Literature and the Goals of Common Core
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Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Virtual
Director: Dr. Toby Jenkins
Program: Curriculum and Instruction EdD
Name: Kyunghee Ma
Title: Acculturation stress and depression among first-year international graduate students from China and India at the University of South Carolina
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Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Hamilton 343
Director: Dr. Ronald Pitner
Program: Social Work PhD
Name: Jane O'Boyle
Title: International Twitter Comments About 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidates Trump and Clinton: Agenda-Building Analysis in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, Russia India and China
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Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Room 322A, School of Journalism & Mass Communications Bldg
Director: Carol J. Pardun
Co-Director: Leigh Moscowitz
Program: Mass Communications PhD
Name: Vinal Menon
Title: Hemodynamic regulation of cardiac valve development
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Date: 11/14/2017
Time: 10 am
Location: J. O’Neal Humphries Board Room, SOM VA Bldg-3, Rm 249A
Director: Dr. Jay Potts
Program: Biomedical Science PhD

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