Defenses for the week of April 18-22, 2016

By order of date and time
Abstracts are linked

1. PhD Dissertation Defense

Candidate: John M. Orr

Defense Date and Time: April 18, 2016 @ 10:30am

Location: Exploratory Hall 3302

Title: The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina; Population Ecology, Growth, Relocation, and Soil pH of Resting Forms

2. MS Thesis Defense

Candidate: Tyler Fabian

Defense Date and Time: April 18, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Location: Exploratory Hall 1005

Title: The Effects of Habitat Fragmentation and Habitat Management in the Piedmont, Northern Virginia

3. PhD Dissertation Defense

Candidate: Haile Tadesse

Defense Date: April 21, 2016 @ 11:00am

Location: Research Hall 302

Title: Land Use Classification and Change Detection Combining Radar and Landsat Measurements in Ethiopia

Important Dates for Students

SPRING 2020 Semester (modified due to COVID-19)

MLK Day (university closed): Jan 20

First day of classes: Jan 21

Spring Break (extended): Mar 9-20

Dissertation/Thesis Deadline: May 8

Last day of classes: May 11

Reading Day(s): May 12

Final Exam Period: May 13-20

University Commencement: May 22 (tentative)

COVID-19 DATE CHANGES – For the complete modified spring calendar, see and for latest COVID-19 updates, see: