Public Dissertation Defense - Lisa Lim

The Warner School offers an option for PhD candidates to present a public lecture immediately preceding the closed defense of the dissertation. A public lecture is part of the defense. It replaces the presentation/introduction a candidate typically gives at the beginning of a defense that is “closed” in its entirety.

The PhD candidate speaks no longer than 45 minutes, and will take questions from the audience. At the conclusion of the public lecture, the audience is dismissed. The candidate and his/her committee remain in the room in which the public lecture was given, with the independent chair conducting the closed dissertation defense.

Warner and University of Rochester faculty, staff, and students, as well as invited relatives and friends of the PhD candidate, may attend the public lecture.  Unfortunately, children may not attend.

Lisa Lim
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
1-1:45 p.m.
LeChase Hall 215 (Genrich-Rusling Room)
Dissertation title: A Case Study of Adolescent English Language Learners' Literacy Practices in an After School Tutoring Center
Advisor: Joanne Larson

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