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Academic Year 2003 - 2004



Anne Kearney
Faculty of Medicine


Wednesday, September 1, 2004
10 a.m.
EN4002, S.J. Carew Building

Making the Connections: Women Talk About Breast Self Examination


Robert Ian Goudie
Department of Biology


Monday, September 13, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Effects of Aircraft Disturbance on Behaviour of Harlequin Ducks (Histrionicus histrionicus)


Richard Wright
Department of Earth Sciences


Friday, September 17, 2004
2:30 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

4D Seismic Analysis of the Hibernia Oil Field, Grand Banks


Jeremiah Kang'ombe
Department of Biology

Monday, August 9, 2004
10:00 a.m.
Room ER-4002 (Alexander Murray Building)

Development of Feeding Protocols for Tilapia Rendalli in Malawi Reared in Semi-Intensive Culture Systems


Patrick Timko
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

Thursday, August 5, 2004
10:00 a.m.
Room ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Tidal and Wind Forced Flow in Clode Sound: Observations and Numerical Modelling


Wei Zhao
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Monday, August 2, 2004
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

A Moving Boundary Approach for Cylinders Subjected to High Internal Pressure


Kurt Korneski
Department of History

Friday, July 30, 2004
10:00 a.m.
BN-4000, Business Administration Building

The West in Transition: The Reorientation of Liberalism in Winnipeg, 1890's - 1920's


Cheng Li
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Friday, July 16, 2004
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

Design, Modelling and Analysis of the Balanced Gamma Multicast Switch for Broadband Communications


Jingtang Ma
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Monday, July 5, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods and Cascading Multigrid Methods for Integro-Differential Equations


Dashun Xu
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Monday, July 5, 2004
2:30 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Asymptotic Behavior and Traveling Waves for Some Population Models


Nicole Richoux
Department of Biology

Monday, June 28, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Population Dynamics and Seasonal Lipid Cycles in Hyperbenthic Crustaceans from a Cold-Ocean Environment (Conception Bay, Newfoundland): Mysis mixta (Mysidacea) and Acanthostepheia malmgreni (Amphipoda)


Michael Doyle
Faculty of Medicine

Friday, May 7, 2004
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

An Evaluation of the Development, Implementation and Outcome of a Pilot Prescription Monitoring Program in Newfoundland and Labrador


Lena Williams-Carawan
School of Social Work

Monday, May 10, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Listening to the Voices of the Fishing People: How Fishers Make Sense of Their Lives in Today's World


Tram Pham
Faculty of Medicine

Monday, May 10
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

Protein Kinase C-ETA (PKC-n) Is Required for the Expression of the Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS II) in Human Monocytic Cells: A Correlation in Transcription Between PKC- and NOS II in Inflammatory Arthritides


Zhihu Ding
Faculty of Medicine

Thursday, May 6, 2004
10 a.m.
EN, 4002 S.J. Carew Building

Characterization of the Novel Transcriptional Regulator Human Mesoderm Induction Early Response Gene 1 (hMI-ER1): Its Promoters, Interacting Proteins and Transcriptional Regulatory Functions


Jill Elizabeth Hatchette
Department of Psychology

Friday, April 23, 2004
2 p.m.
B-4000, Business Administration Building

Pain Self-Management in Adolescents: A Solid Communications approach to Understanding the Acquisitions of Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour


Martha Robertson
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology

Monday, April 5, 2004
10 a.m.
EN4002, S.J. Carew Building

Winter Movement, Activity and Habitat Use of Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar L. Parr in Newfoundland


Ning Zhong
Department of Computer Science

Thursday, March 25, 2004
2:30 p.m.
Astra Zeneca Room, 4th. Floor Spencer Hall

Color Segmentation Based on Adjustable Fuzzy Neural Networks and High Level Understanding of Topographical Maps


Anna Guigné
Department of Folklore

Friday, March 26, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Kenneth Peacock's Songs of the Newfoundland Outports: The Politics of a Newfoundland Song Collection


Paul Winger
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology

Friday, March 26, 2004
2 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Effect of Environmental Conditions on the Natural Activity Rhythms and Bottom Trawl Catchability of Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)


Blue Lake
Faculty of Medicine

Friday, March 12, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Patterning the Embryonic Brain: Multiple Signals Converge to Establish Spatial Identity Within a Neuromeric Field


Yan Jiao
Department of Biology

Friday, January 30, 2004
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Modeling Uncertainty in Fish Population Dynamics


Alireza Azizian
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Monday, January 19, 2004
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

Seismic Analysis of Submarine Slopes: Retrogressive and Three-Dimensional Effects


Abdel-Rahman Abu-Labdeh
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

Tuesday, January 20, 2004
10:30 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

Monte Carlo Simulations for Classical Two-Dimensional Dipolar Antiferromagnetic Systems on a Square Lattice


Charles Robertson
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Monday, January 12, 2004
10 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

The Live Paper System


Sabina Wilhelm
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology Program

Friday, December 19, 2003
2:30 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Behavioural and Physiological Responses to Varying Breeding Conditions in Common Murres (Uria aalge): Exploring Inter-Annual Variability Within Individuals


Lu Xiao
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Monday, December 15, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Implementation Analysis of Block Cipher Components and Structures


Chrisestom M. Mlewa
Department of Biology

Friday, December 12, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Biology of the African Lungfish Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851, and some aspects of its fishery in Lake Baringo, Kenya


Jeff Biernaskie
Faculty of Medicine

Tuesday, December 9, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Rehabilitative Experience Following Focal Ischemic Brain Injury: Evidence for Bi-hemispheric Neural Reorganization and the Existence of a Critical Period for Enhanced Neuro-Morphological Plasticity and Functional Recovery


Catherine Stevens
Department of Biology

Friday, December 5, 2003
2 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Lipid-Based Assessments of Omnivory in Arctic Copepods


Claude Olivier
School of Social Work

Wednesday, December 1, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Relationship Between Income Level and Work, Service Use, and Informal Relations Among People Living With HIV/AIDS


María de las Nieves Martínez-Murillo
Department of Biology

Friday, November 21, 2003
2 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Size Based Dynamics of a Deversal Fish Community: Modelling Fish-Fisheries Interactions


Alanna Bondar
Department of English Language & Literature

Friday, November 14, 2003
10 a.m.
A-2029, Arts and Administration Board Room

Greening the Green Space: Exploring the Emergence of Canadian Ecological Literature Through Ecofeminist and Ecocritical Perspectives


David J. Goodyear
Department of Physics & Physical Oceanography

Friday, November 14, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Deuterium Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Studies of Transmembrane Polypeptides


Jane C. (Maddigan) Gamberg
Faculty of Medicine

Wednesday, November 5, 2003
9:30 a.m.
EN-4002, S.J. Carew Building

CD8+ Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection


Lori M. Stead
Department of Biochemistry

Monday, November 3, 2003
7 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Regulation of Homocysteine Metabloism


Alex Ambrozic
Department of English Language & Literature

Monday, September 29, 2003
2 p.m.
B-4000, Business Administration Building

A World Unmistakably Like Our Own: Frederick Barthelme and the New American Minimalism


Iain J. Stenhouse
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology

Monday, September 29, 2003
10 a.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

The Reproductive Behaviour and Ecology of Sabine's Gulls (Xema sabini) in the Eastern Canadian Arctic


A. Mary Murphy
Department of English Language & Literature

Friday, September 26, 2003
2 p.m.
SP-4004 Spencer Hall

The Theory and Practice of Life Writing: A Cross-Disciplinary Group Biography of Adele, Craig, Laura, Henrietta, Lucy, and Mary Pierce, 1915-1940


Batia Stolar
Department of English Language & Literature

Monday September 22, 2003
2:30 p.m.
SP-4006, Spencer Hall

Immigrant Nations, Postimmigrant Subjectivities: Locating the Immigrant in the Age of Globalization


Robert Evans
Department of Biology

Monday September 22, 2003 2 p.m.
B-4000, Business Administration Building

Characterization of Skin and Plasma Type I Antifreeze Proteins from Atlantic (Liparis atlanticus) and Grubby (Liparis gibbus) Snailfish


Jianchun Cao
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Friday September 19, 2003
2 p.m.
EN-4002, Engineering Building

Centrifuge Modeling and Numerical Analysis of the Behaviour of Suction Caissons in Clay


Susan Walling
Department of Psychology

Friday September 12, 2003
2 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Insights into the Effects of Norepinephrine on Memory: Studies of Noradrenergic Modulation of Synaptic Plasticity in the Dentate Gyrus of the Rat


Benjamin Laurel
Cognitive & Behavioural Ecology

Monday September 8, 2003
2 p.m.
ER-4002, Alexander Murray Building

Interactions of Predators, Habitat and Conspecifics on the Coastal Distribution of Age 0 Juvenile Cod (Gadus spp.) in Newfoundland




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