April 2016.1

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Of Professional Interest
A Two-For-One Deal: Killing Boredom with Procrastination
Learn strategies that will help you conquer both tedium and deferment without feeling overwhelmed by work.
How to Make Psychology Research More Reliable
A new way for the field to address its replication crisis.
Using LinkedIn as a Career Tool
A career development expert provides advice on how to leverage LinkedIn.
Streamlining Citations
The new MLA Handbook seeks to make easier citing sources from a variety of media.
Monetizing the Ph.D.
A cautionary tale about monetizing your skill set in the freelance world.
New Scholarly Books by Field
(requires Columbia connection or subscription to Chronicle of Higher Education)

Dissertation Proposals Filed

Aghamolla, Cyrus. Essays on analyst herding and disclosure.

An, Byeongje. Equilibrium asset prices and manager's contracts: An application to private equity fund.

Honigsberg, Colleen. The surprising effect of hedge fund disclosure.

Wong, Yu Ting. Wolves at the door: A closer look at hedge fund activism.

Yuan, Kai. Liquidity risk and modern market microstructure.

Chemical Engineering
Fankhauser, Alison. Fate of secondary organic aerosol material: Photochemical and biological degradation.

Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Ozer, Ekin. Multisensory smartphone applications in vibration-based structural health monitoring.

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Howe, Michael. Improved estimation of seismic source parameters using surface waves.

Latin American and Iberian Cultures
Colmenares, David. Antiquarian gazes on the Mexican past: Religion, memory, and antiquity in new Spanish pictorial manuscripts.

Ojea Quintana, Ignacio. On the design and aggregation of collective inquiry.

Social Work
Wang, Julia. Three papers on impacts of regulatory policies on well-being of "undeserving" populations.

Dissertations Defended

Art History and Archaeology
Frobes-Cross, Nicholas. Inadequate descriptive systems. Advisor: Branden W. Joseph.

Ryan, Tina. McLuhan's bulbs: Light art and the dawn of new media. Advisor: Branden W. Joseph.

Earth and Environmental Engineering
Leung, Emi. A Study of the utilization of niobium oxides in heterogeneous catalysis in environmental applications. Advisor: Robert Farrauto.

Zheng, Qinghe. Catalytic abatement of environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases in automotive, natural gas vehicles, and stationary power plant applications. Advisor: Robert Farrauto.

Sundaresan, Savitar. Preparation, perception and policy. Advisor: Ricardo Reis.

Benoist, Stephane. Conformally invariant random planar objects. Advisor: Julien Dubedat.

Neurobiology and Behavior
Mendelsohn, Alana. Assembly of spinal circuits for limb motor control. Advisor: Thomas M. Jessell.

Fernandes, Alison. A deliberative account of causation: How the evidence of deliberating agents accounts for causation and its temporal direction. Advisor: Achille C. Varzi.

Sociomedical Sciences
Gonzalez, Elisa. Food for every mouth: Nutrition, agriculture, and public health in Puerto Rico, 1920s-1960s. Advisor: Kavita Sivaramakrishnan.

Sustainable Development
Von der Goltz, Jan. Essays in development and environmental economics. Advisor: Douglas Almond.

TC / Applied Behavioral Analysis
Hranchuk, Kieva. Instructional demonstrations are more effective than consequences alone for children with naming.Advisor: R. Douglas Greer.

Lo, Crystal. How the listener half of naming leads to multiple stimulus control. Advisor: R. Douglas Greer.

TC / Speech and Language Pathology
Green, Heather. Evaluation of mismatch negativity as biomarker for language impairment in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Advisor: Karen Froud.



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