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Andrea Nemer-Soto



Andrea Nemer-Soto

Andrea Nemer-Soto will defend her thesis The Post-Consumer Waste Problem and EPR Regulations: The Case of Electronic Toys in British Columbia. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited

Monday, July 21, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Yoshi Budiyanto



Yoshi Budiyanto

Yoshi Budiyanto will defend his thesis Water Efficiency in Agriculture: A Study of the Adoption of Water Conserving and Profitable Irrigation Technology in Arizona. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, July 18, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Christa Brelsford



Christa Brelsford

Christa Brelsford will defend her Ph.D. dissertation Whiskey is for Drinking; Water is for Fighting Over: Population Growth, Infrastructure Change, and Conservation Policy as Drivers of Residential Water Demand. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, June 16, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 323
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Daniel Nzengya



Daniel Nzengya

Daniel Nzengya will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Designing Institutions and Health Education Interventions for Sustainable Supply of Safe Water in Urban Informal Settlements: The Case of Kenya. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, May 23, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Shirley Ann Augustin Behravesh



Shirley Ann Augustin Behravesh

Shirley Ann Augustin Behravesh will defend her Ph.D. prospectus Sustainable Business Practices, Organisational Culture and Their Influence on Corporate Sustainability Performance. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Robert W. Kutter



Robert W. Kutter

Robert W. Kutter will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Demystifying Beneficiary Participation and Its Effects in International Development. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Katja Brundiers



Katja Brundiers

Katja Brundiers will defend her Ph.D. prospectus Disasters as Windows of Opportunity for Change Towards Sustainability. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Nigel Forrest

Nigel Forrest will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Urban Sustainability Transitions through Evidence-Supported Intervention Practices. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, April 25, 2014
11:30 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 323
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Michael J. Bernstein



Michael J. Bernstein

Michael J. Bernstein will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Transitioning to Responsible Science and Technology Innovation: Sustainability Interventions in Education, Training, and Funding. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Benjamin P. Warner



Benjamin P. Warner

Benjamin P. Warner will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Barriers and Limits to Adaptation Among Smallholder Rice Farmers in Northwest Costa Rica. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, April 18, 2014
10:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Mark W. Wood



Mark W. Wood

Mark W. Wood will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Addressing Sustainability in an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Case Study of a Social Incubator in Mexico. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room L1-04
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Mindy Kimball



Mindy Kimball

Mindy Kimball will defend her Ph.D. dissertation Automobile Path Dependence in Phoenix: Driving Sustainability by Getting Off of the Pavement and Out of the Car. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
10:30 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Lauren Withycombe Keeler



Lauren Withycombe Keeler

Lauren Withycombe Keeler will defense her Ph.D. dissertation Quenching Our Thirst for Future Knowledge: Participatory Scenario Construction and Sustainable Water Governance in a Desert City. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, April 11, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Decision Center for a Desert City
Orchid House at the Brickyard, Suite 126B, Room 175
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Matt Cohen



Matt Cohen

Matt Cohen will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Toward Aligning Urban Public Participation Processes to Community Context. Faculty, students, and the general public are welcome.

Monday, April 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Christopher Kuzdas



Christopher Kuzdas

Christopher Kuzdas will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Toward Sustainable Governance of Water Resources: The Case of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Faculty, students, and the general public are welcome.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Julia (Chrissie) Bausch



Julia (Chrissie) Bausch

Julia (Chrissie) Bausch will defense her PhD prospectus Agricultural Governance for Sustainable Urban Development in Mexico City, Mexico. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, March 31, 2014
3:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, room 323
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Andrew Berardy



Andrew Berardy

Andrew Berardy will defend his PhD prospectus Finding the Future of Food. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, March 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Omaya Ahmad



Omaya Ahmad

Omaya Ahmad will defend her PhD prospectus, A Systems Approach to Understanding and Mitigating Barriers to Accessibility and Well-Being in the West Bank, Palestine. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, February 14, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 323
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Wen-Ching Chuang



Wen-Ching Chuang

Wen-Ching Chuang will defend her Ph.D. dissertation Vulnerability to Heat Stress in Urban Areas: A Sustainability Perspective. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
8:30 a.m.
Brickyard Orchid House, Suite 128B, Room 175
21 E. 6th St
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

David Iwaniec



David Iwaniec

David Iwaniec will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Crafting Sustainability Visions – Integrating Visioning Practices, Research and Education. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Brickyard Orchid House, Decision Theater, Room 188
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Tamara Hope Lawless



Tamara Hope Lawless

Tamara Hope Lawless will defend her Ph.D. dissertation Harnessing the Impacts of Schools: New Insights for Sustainable Community Development. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, November 18, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Amy Minowitz



Amy Minowitz

Amy Minowitz will defend her M.S. thesis A Method for Sustainability Appraisal of Visions. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
12:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Andrew Berardy



Andrew Berardy

Andrew Berardy will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Understanding, Evaluating, and Predicting Sustainable Food Consumption. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, November 4, 2013
9:00 a.m.
ISTB4, Room 396
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Benjamin Stanley



Benjamin Stanley

Benjamin W. Stanley will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Sustainable Urban Development and the Political Economy of Growth in Phoenix, Arizona. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
3:00 p.m.

Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

Defenses

Chukwunonso Chidebell-Emordi

Chukwunonso Chidebell-Emordi will defend her Ph.D. prospectus A Complex Systems Approach to Measuring and Mitigating Energy Poverty in Nigeria. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, October 28, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

David J. Yu



David J. Yu

David Yu will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Robustness of Social-Ecological Systems to Global Changes: Insights from Irrigation and Forestry Systems using Multiple Methods. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, October 14, 2013
3:00 PM

Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Yun Ouyang



Yun Ouyang

Yun Ouyang will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Relationship between Single-family Residential Water Use and Its Determinants: A Spatio-Temporal Study of Phoenix, Arizona. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, September, 20, 2013
2:00pm

Wrigley Hall, Room 401
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

Defenses

Aura Ontiveros-Valencia



Aura Ontiveros-Valencia

Aura Ontiveros-Valencia will defend her Ph.D. prospectus Ecological Interactions between Nitrate-, Percholate-, and Sulfate-reducing Bacteria in the Membrane Biofilm Reactor. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, August 26, 2013
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Auditorium, Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Cathy Rubinos



Cathy Rubinos

Cathy Rubinos will defend her thesis Institutional Analysis of Water Management for Agriculture in the Chancay-Lambayeque Basin, Peru. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, July 22, 2013
10:30 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Drew M. Bryck



Drew M. Bryck

Drew M. Bryck will defend his M.A. thesis Energy Efficiency Policy in Arizona Public Participation and Expert Consultation in the Policy Implementation Process. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 308
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Xuyang Tang



Xuyang Tang

Xuyang Tang will defend her M.S. thesis Food Environment Around Schools and Students' Weight Status: A Study of Four New Jersey Low-Income Communities. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Friday, May 31, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 102
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

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Rider W. Foley



Rider W. Foley

Rider W. Foley will defend his Ph.D. dissertation Towards Sustainable Anticipatory Governance: Analyzing and Assessing Nanotechnology Innovation Processes. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
9:00 a.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

Defenses

Daniela Panfil

Daniela Panfil will defend her B.S. honors thesis Analysis of Nitrogen Uptake in a Duckponics Systems. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Thursday, May 9, 2013
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Defenses

Colin Kunzweiler



Colin Kunzweiler

Colin Kunzweiler will defense his M.S. thesis West Nile Virus in Maricopa County, Arizona: Investigating Human, Vector, and Environment Interactions. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Craig Thomas



Craig Thomas

Craig Thomas will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Naturalizing Sustainability: Thoreau, Leopold, Carson, Wilson. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Room 401, Wrigley Hall
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Angela Xiong



Angela Xiong

Angela Xiong will defend her M.A. thesis Participatory Design of a Comprehensive Playground Intervention Manual for Obesity Mitigation in Phoenix, AZ. Faculty, students, and general public are invited.

Friday, April 19, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Room 323, Wrigley Hall
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Susan Spierre Clark



Susan Spierre Clark

Susan Spierre Clark will defend her Ph.D. dissertation Examining a Sustainable Approach to Global Climate Change Policy. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
10:00 a.m.
Room 227, ISTB1
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Dorothy Anna Trippel



Dorothy Anna Trippel

Dorothy Anna Trippel will defend her M.A. thesis Tools for Problem and Project Based Learning in Sustainability: A Case Study of Two Undergraduate Classes. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
12:30 p.m.
Room 401, Wrigley Hall
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Nivedita Rengarajan



Nivedita Rengarajan

Nivedita Rengarajan will defend her M.S. thesis Solid Waste Management (SWM) in India: Finding Sustainable Pathways for the City of Bangalore. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited.

Monday, April 15, 2013
2:00 p.m.
Room 246 (Coconino), Memorial Union
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus

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Scott McClintock



Scott McClintock

Scott McClintock will defend his Ph.D. prospectus Communication for Sustainability: How Can Science Influence Social Will to Transform Society to a Sustainable Path?. Faculty, students, and the general public are invited to attend.

Friday, April 12, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Room 323, Wrigley Hall
Arizona State University at the Tempe campus



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