Dissertation Defense Schedule

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Sharing original dissertation research is a principle to which the University of Delaware is deeply committed. It is the single most important assignment our graduate students undertake and upon completion is met with great pride.

We invite you to celebrate this milestone by attending their dissertation defense. Please review the upcoming dissertation defense schedule below and join us!

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Upcoming Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The list below is organized by the most current Dissertation Defense first. You may sort by “Program of Study” or search for a specific dissertation via the search box. To learn more about a specific dissertation select the dissertation’s title or the term “Full Abstract”.



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Defense Details Dissertation Program
Date: 04/10/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Ewing Hall
Room: 416

Surviving Slavery: Oppression and Social Rebirth in the Urban British Atlantic, 1680-1807

By: Michael Dickinson          Chair: Erica Armstrong Dunbar         

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Date: 04/04/2017
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 165

The Historical Construction of Vulnerability and Disasters on Madeira Island, Portugal (1800-2015): Power, Economy, Society, and Adaptation

By: V. Nuno Martins          Chair: Benigno Aguirre         

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Disaster Science and Management
Date: 03/24/2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Diagnosis and Therapies for Mucopolysaccharidoses


By: Francyne Kubaski          Chair: Shunji Tomatsu         Co-Chair: Erica Selva

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Biological Sciences
Date: 03/21/2017
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Wolf Hall
Room: 318

Comparative Transcriptional Profiling and Differential Expression Analysis of Pectoralis Major Muscle in Modern and Legacy Gallus Broiler Lines

By: Richard Davis          Chair: Carl Schmidt         

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Biological Sciences
Date: 03/07/2017
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 185

Identifying Pathways Toward Sustainable Electricity Supply and Demand Using an Integrated Resource Strategic Planning Model for Saudi Arabia

By: Nabeel Alabbas          Chair: Lado Kurdgelashvili         

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Energy and Environmental Policy
Date: 03/07/2017
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Luca Giordano: Speed, Imitation, and the Art of Fame.

By: Tiffany Racco          Chair: Daviid Stone         

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Art History

The Process


Visit our “Step-by-Step Graduation Guide” to take you through the graduation process.From formatting your Dissertation to Doctoral Hooding procedures.

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Dissertation Manual

Wondering how to set up the format for your paper. Refer to the “UD Thesis/Dissertation Manual” for formatting requirements and more.

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Defense Submission Form

This form must be completed two weeks in advance of a dissertation defense to meet the University of Delaware Graduate and Professional Education’s requirements.

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