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Academic Year 2007 - 2008


Charlene Dodd
Education

2:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

The Impact of Distance Education Experience and Coping Style on First Year University Achievement and Attrition


Tayseer Abu Alrub
Physics & Physical Oceanography

10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 25, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Superconductivity in the Heavy Fermion System PrOs4Sb12


Charitha Goonasekara
Biochemistry

10:00 a.m.
Monday, August 18, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Structure-Function of Native and Amino-Terminally Truncated Striated Muscle Tropomyosins


Oznur Yasar
Mathematics & Statistics

2:00 p.m.
Monday, August 18, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Algorithmic Complexity and Extremality Characterizations for Edge Searching and Its Variations


Calvin Hollett
History

10:00 a.m.
Friday, August 15, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

A People Reaching for Ecstasy: The Growth of Methodism in Newfoundland, 1774-1874


Salameh Ikki
Engineering & Applied Science

2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Performance Analysis of Cooperative Diversity Networks With Different Relaying and Combining Techniques


Larisa Mironova
Mathematics & Statistics

10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 25, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Accurate computation of free surface flow with an oscillating circular cylinder based on a viscous incompressible two-flow model


Adam Beardsworth
English Language & Literature

10:00 a.m.
Friday, July 18, 2008
ER 4002, Alexander Murray Building

Cold War Confessions: Autobiographic Poetry in the Age of Anxiety


Maarten Gerritsen
History

2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 11, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Corps Identity: The Letters, Diaries and Memoirs of Canada's Great War Soldiers


Judith Klassen
Ethnomusicology Program

2:00 p.m.
Friday, July 4, 2008
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Encoding Song: Faithful Defiance in Mexican Mennonite Music


Dilan Amarasinghe
Engineering & Applied Science

10:00 a.m.
Monday, June 23, 2008
EN4002, S. J. Carew Building (Engineering Bldg.)

Multisensor Based Environment Modelling and Control Applications for Mobile Robots
Janice Esther Tulk
Ethnomusicology Program

10:00 a.m.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
ER4002, Alexander Murray Building (Earth Sciences Bldg.)

“Our Strength is Ourselves”: Identity, Status, and Cultural Revitalization Among the Mi’kmaq in Newfoundland
Helen Patey
English Language & Literature

Thursday, June 12, 2008
3:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Freedom Fighters: The Violent Pursuit of Existential Freedom in Selected 20th Century American Narratives
Helene Staveley
English Language & Literature

Monday, June 9, 2008
2:00 p.m.
ER 4002, Earth Sciences Building Boardroom

Playful Citizens: Utopian Intersections of Play, Sex and Citizenship in Contemporary Canadian Fiction
Bastiaan Straatman
Geography

Monday, June 9, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Innovation and Evolution in an Artificial Spatial Economy

Clifford Guy
Medicine

Friday, May 23, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 1004, INCO Innovation Centre

Intrahepatic innate immunity in hepadnauiral infection in the woodchuck model of hepatitis B

Eveline Milliken
Social Work

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
3:30 p.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Towards Cultural Safety: An Exploration of the Concept for Social Work Education and Canadian Aboriginal Peoples

Laurie Twells
Medicine

Friday, April 11, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Obesity and Its Impact on a Provincial Health System in Canada
Geert Van Biesen
Chemistry

Monday, April 7, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

Fluorinated and Dimeric Surfactants in Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography
R. Alan Mounier
Anthropology & Archaeology

Friday, March 14, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

The Aboriginal Exploitation of Cuesta Quartzite in Southern New Jersey
Roxana Vernescu
Psychology

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 1004, INCO Innovation Centre

Sustained Attention Training in Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Johanne Lewis
Biology

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 1004, INCO Innovation Centre

Protein Synthesis in Hypometabolic Fishes
Ihab Fanous
Engineering & Applied Science

Friday, February 29, 2008
11:00 a.m.
EN 4002, S.J. Carew Building (Engineering Building)

Advances in Robust Methods for Limit Load Analysis


Stacey Wareham
Psychology


Friday, February 29, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 1004, Inco Innovation Centre

Exploring Safety Behaviours in the Newfoundland Fibreglass Boat-Building Industry: A Community Based Study


Mohammad S. Islam
Chemistry

Monday, February 25, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Computational Studies of Reactions Involving 1st, 2nd and 3rd Row Elements and the Performance of Theory

Aisha El-Sherbiny
Chemistry

Friday, February 22, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Designing Algorithms for Improving Quantum Chemical Calculations


Marion Brown
Social Work


Wednesday, February 20, 2008
3:30 p.m.
ER 4002 – Alexander Murray Building (Earth Sciences Building)

She Hits Like a Girl: Contexts and Constructs of Femininity, Use of Violence and Living in Group Homes


Muddassir Nazir
Engineering & Applied Science

Friday, February 15, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 1004, INCO Innovation Centre

Quantitative Risk Assessment of a Marine Riser: An Integrated Approach


Michelle Huminicki
Earth Sciences

Monday, February 4, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, INCO Innovation Centre

A Comprehensive Geological, Petrological and Geochemical Evaluation of the Voisey’s Bay Ni-Cu-Co Sulfide Deposit: An Integration of Empirical Data and Process Mechanics


Baozhong Zhang
Chemistry

Monday, February 4, 2008
2:00 p.m.
EN 4002 – S.J. Carew Building (Engineering Boardroom)

Synthesis of Polyphenyl Pyrenophanes and Pyrenylene-Ethylnylene Nanorings


Reza Adibi-Asl
Engineering & Applied Science

Friday, February 1, 2008
2:00 p.m.
EN 4002, S.J. Carew Building (Engineering Building)

Simplified Limit Load Determination for Integrity Assessment


Reza Shahidi
Engineering & Applied Science

Tuesday, January 22, 2008
2:30 p.m
EN 4002, S.J. Carew Building (Engineering Building)

Novel High-Quality Variational Image Decomposition Models and their Applications


Michael Hayley
Biochemistry

Tuesday, January 15, 2008
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Biochemical analysis of toposome, a protein mediating membrane-membrane interactions in the sea urchin egg & embryo
Habo Niu
Engineering and Applied Science

Wednesday, January 09, 2008
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Dispersion of Offshore Discharged Produced Water in the Marine Environment: Hydrodynamic Modeling and Experimental Study
Roger Chafe
Medicine


Monday, December 12, 2007
11:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

An Examination of Three Types of Health Care Resource Allocation Decisions

Zhipeng Duan
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Friday, November 2, 2007
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Analysis of Slip Flow in Microchannels


Sabir Muzaffar
Department of Biology

Tuesday, October 23 2007
3:00 p.m.
EN 4002, S.J. Carew Building

Diseases and Parasites of Birds: Ecology and Epidemiology in a Changing World


Luckshman Jayakody
Department of Biochemistry

Friday, October 26 2007
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Impact of in-vitro annealing on structures and properties of Dioscorea starches


Mohamed Mahmoud Awad
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Two-Phase Flow Modeling in Circular Pipes


Anna Scheyett
School of Social Work

Tuesday, October 2, 2007
1:30 p.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

Clinician Impact on Consumer Decisions Regarding Psychiatric Advance Directives


David Murrin
Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
2:00 p.m.
EN 4002, S.J. Carew Building

A Three-dimensional Simulation of Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV) on Marine Risers at High Reynolds Number using Computational Fluid Dynamics


Bruce Mason
Department of Folklore

Friday, September 28, 2007
10:00 a.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

The Creation of Folk Cultures on the Internet: A Proposed Methodology of Investigation With Case Studies


Meghan Walsh
Faculty of Medicine

Thursday, September 20, 2007
3:30 p.m.
Boardroom #1, Room HSC 2975

Assessing the Care Requirements and Perceptions of Elderly Applying to Long-Term Care - The Need for Alternatives to Institutionalization Along the Continuum


Wasana Mudalige
Department of Biochemistry

Monday, September 17, 2007
10:00 a.m.
IIC 1004, Inco Innovation Centre

Structure Function of Actin and Tropomyosin Isoforms and Discovery of a Unique Actin Isoform


James Rice
Department of Anthropology & Archaeology

Friday, September 14, 2007
2:00 p.m
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

The Charity Complex: An Ethnography of a Material Aid Agency in Reykjavik, Iceland

Shaun Killen
Department of Biology

Friday, September 7, 2007
2:00 p.m.
IIC 2014, Inco Innovation Centre

The Metabolic Cost of Behavioural Tradeoffs During the Early Life Stages of Marine Fishes


Mansour Almatarneh
Department of Chemistry

Friday, September 7, 2007
2:00 p.m.
IIC 1004, Inco Innovation Centre

Computational Study of the Deamination Reaction of Cytosine

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