The collection includes undergraduate theses written by students in the University Honors College

Further University Honors College work is available in the Anthós undergraduate journal

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Theses from 2017

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Towards A Philosophy of Expertise: The Novice-Expert Problem And Contemporary Applications, Cindyjo Keomani Boungnavath

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The Doormen: A Creative Exploration into the Effects of Modern Technology on the Development of Youth, Sean Burns

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Do Sarcastic Exchanges with Millennial Employees Influence Performance Appraisal Effectiveness?, Karissa G. Burright

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Pro-Life PDX! An Exploration of Values and Feminism in Portland’s Pro-Life Community, Belen H. Chapin

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El capitalismo y el ciudadano del Distrito Federal: Evolución de la identidad en la Ciudad de México en respuesta a los cambios económicos en dos épocas desde la óptica de La región más transparente de Carlos Fuentes y Hotel DF de Guillermo Fadanelli, Douglas Mitchell L. Emison

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Investigating the Psychological Effects Associated with Motor Neuron Degeneration in Persons Diagnosed with ALS, Eloise Colwell Forrest

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Determining the Effect of Visitor Group Size and Other Variables on the Behavior of Orangutans at the Oregon Zoo as a Measure of Welfare, Kaytlynn Fyock

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France’s Liberation, Women’s Stagnation: France’s Societal Advancement Hindered by the Incarceration of Women to Traditional Gender Roles Following World War II, Helena M. Gougeon

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The Social and Cultural Origins of Peruvian Food, Kari A. Hatlestad

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Religious and Political Influence of 1960s Bronx, New York on Costume Design for Doubt: A Parable, Rheid Heska-McJannet

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Clientelism and Citizens' Right to the City in the Province of Buenos Aires, Sara Hyman

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Determination of Electronic Cigarette Liquid Water Content by NMR Spectroscopy, Michael C. Lethin

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Abstinence-only Sex Education in the United States: How Abstinence Curricula Have Harmed America, Moira N. Lynch

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A Critical View of Helminthic Therapy: Is It a Viable Form of Treatment for Immune Disorders under the Category of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?, Alyssa M. Murphy

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The Roots and Repercussions of Moroccan Soft Wheat Consumption, Production, and Import Patterns, Anna L. Murphy

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The Shrinehouse, Shauna C. Murphy

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Integer Partitions and Why Counting Them is Hard, Jose A. Ortiz

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User Centered Design Methods as Applied to Manufacturing Methanol Cookstoves for Mushers in Arctic Climates, Aimee Ritter

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Patterns and Impacts of Urban Stream Burial and the Potential for Stream Daylighting in Portland, Oregon, Ella Weil

Theses from 2016

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Gender, Networking, and Transnationalism: A Case Study from Dakar, Senegal, Sarah Celina Akin

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Integration of Movement/Posture: A Dynamic Adaptive Process Model, Daniel A. Akins

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Groundwater Recharge of a Landslide: An Isotopic and Meteorological Analysis, Bryan Allen

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Nesting Microhabitat Use by a Ground-nesting Songbird: Strict Preferences or Random Choice?, Jazzmine K. Allen

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Vasectomy Disparities among Foreign-Born Latinos Living in the United States: A Preliminary Study, Midori Altamirano

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Analytic Thinking Predicts Vaccine Endorsement: Linking Cognitive Style and Affective Orientation Toward Childhood Vaccination, Daniel A. Anderson

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Black and Green: How Disinvestment, Displacement and Segregation Created the Conditions For Eco-Gentrification in Portland's Albina District, 1940-2015, Carter William Ause

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Review: A Novel Multiple Sclerosis Model Utilizing Cuprizone and Rapamycin, Mara Bahri

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Who Matters?: Effective Classroom Management Strategies for Multicultural Elementary Education, Erica M. Bailey-Ramos

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"Like a Parasite Dozing in the Gut": Idleness and Tending in J.M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K, Patrick Barrett

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Binti: Daughter of Arab America, Melika Belhaj

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Trans* Folks in Motion: Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals' Experiences of Transit and Transit Spaces, Jade Benner

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Anticommercial Purposes: New Methods in Graphic Design and Radical Environmental Change, Nina Berry

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Carbon Dioxide Concentrations: An Examination of Carbon Sequestration via Global Reforestation, Jordan C. Bertagnolli

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Interpreting Bartok: A Creative Process, Tricia Bogdan

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Palestinian Opinion on Peace: Analysis of Survey Data from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Kaylee G. Brink

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Fathering interventions for men who use intimate partner violence and child maltreatment: Perceived benefits and risks, Aaron L. Brown

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Rose City Salon, Joan Brown

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Aphrodite of Knidos, Trendsetter: Depictions of the Female Nude and Sexuality in Ancient Greek Sculpture, Krista Buell

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Communication Methods in Healthcare for Latinos with Limited English Proficiency: Physician Language Concordance and Children as Translators, Katie Castellanos

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“How to Banish a Demon” : An Attempt to Present Traditional Japanese Theater to an American Audience with an Original Kyogen Play, Chrys C. Chabot

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Expression and Purification of Recombinant Protein to Generate a Monoclonal Antibody to the PX domain of Tks5 α Isoform in Cancer Cells, Eva Y. Chan

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Cofactor Binding Determinants in the NADPH-Dependent Nitrile-Oxidoreductase QueF, Spencer William Cohen

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Prison Programs to Reduce Recidivism: What is the Ideal Structure of an Inmate Reentry Program?, Magali Davila Centeno

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Currents in Fishery Management, Genevieve L. DePuy

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Meditation and Mindfulness: Combatting Negative Mindsets and Mental Health Afflictions While Promoting Positives such as Confidence and General Well-Being, Charlotte R. Dicharry

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GI Zoonoses in Companion Pets of the Homeless: The Effects of Environment, Behavior and Veterinarians on the Prevalence of GI Parasites, Matthew P. Edwards

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"The Responsibility to Learn": An Investigation Into the Language Ideologies of Young Women Speakers of Chinuk Wawa, Kelila M. Eichstadt

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Fabrication and Characterization of Gradient Oxide Thin Films, Gabriel Eng

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Variation in Green Roof Storage Capacity, Associated Drivers, and Implications for Stormwater Management in Portland, Oregon, Melecio J. Estrella

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Transformative Encounters in Conflict Processes, Garrett Evans

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Assessing wind energy potential for vertical axis wind turbines on the Tilikum Crossing, Clint J. Everett

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Arts Integrated Elementary School Classrooms and Academic Success, Rachel E. Fackler

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Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Through Retinal Cell Layer Thickness: An Insight into the Neurodegeneration Process, Zac Festner

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Following the Flat Hat: What Leads People to National Park Service Interpretive Careers?, Avarie N. Fitzgerald

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Comparison of Body Size and Wing Type in Beetles Found on Green Roofs and Adjacent Ground Sites in Portland, Oregon, Maggie Gardner

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Attitudes Among Legal Professionals: Measuring for a Difference in Attitudes Towards Science, Jonathen N. Gates

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The Effects of the ACA on Actuarial Pricing: How the Work of Health Actuaries Has Changed Post-ACA, Alex M.S. George

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Trust & Growth in the Workplace: An Analysis of Leadership in Flat Organizations, Drake George

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The Wild Side, Mason R.A. Goché

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Prospectus for Future Research: Temperature Effects on Green Macroalgae, Ana Gonzalez Pelayo

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Vignettes and Havensville Farm, Michael McKee Green

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Gertrude's Lazy Susan, Emily Griffin

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Perceived Addiction to Pornography, Level of Distress and Their Correlates, Paul S. Grimes

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From Protest to Press: An Examination of Paradigmatic Changes in News Making and their Effects on Social Movement Evolution, Melinda Guillen

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A Low-Cost Apparatus for Laboratory Exercises and Classroom Demonstrations of Geometric Optics, William Vincent Tex Hahn

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Formation of Double Ridges on Europa due to Viscoelastoplastic Deformation above Crystallizing Cryovolcanic Intrusions, Dougal Hansen

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Pre-Roosting Assemblages in Birds: An Observation of American Crows in the Portland Park Blocks, Katherine Hendricks

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Mind the Gap: Gender's Effect on Quality in Elected Members of Parliament in the U.K., Alyssa Herr

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English Education In Thailand and Singapore: Differences in English Education, Use and Identity, Chelsey Hice

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Spindle Shaped Virus: Mutants and Their Infectivity, Thien Hoang

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Cost of Commuting: A Review of Determinants, Outcomes, and Theory of Commuting-Related Stress, Damon M. Holland

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When Enough is Enough: The Impact of Parental Involvement in Children's Participation in Organized Sports, Dorothy K. Hollins

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A Numerical Modeling Investigation on Calving and the Recession of South Cascade Glacier, Annika Horlings

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The Nature of Kinematic Waves in Glaciers and Their Application to Understanding the Nisqually Glacier, Mt. Rainier, Washington, Brita I. Horlings

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The Role of Portland State University as a Community Partner in Addressing Homelessness, Jennifer Hoskins

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Hepatocellular Carcinoma Recurrence After Liver Transplantation: An Analysis of Risk Factors and Incidence from Oregon Health & Science University, Ashlee R. Hubsky

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The European Coal and Steel Community: The Path Towards European Integration, Nicholas C. Hudson

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Gun Control in the United States: An Analysis of Federal and International Policies and Applications, Claire Hummer

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Wholesale Peak Demand Pricing, Jarek R. Hunger

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Trespass, Veronika M. Ivanova

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Teaching the Middle East in Portland Public High Schools, Nicholas C. Jenkins

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What do Physicians Know about Global Plans to Stop Tuberculosis? Interviews from Five Countries, Hannah Johnson

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Use of Behavioral Activation Theory to Identify Depression among HIV-Positive Women of Color in the Rural South, Tascha R. Johnson

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How Felon Disenfranchisement Legislation Alters Citizenship and How it Can Be Challenged, Shanae Jung

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Our Table, a family cookbook, Karalie M. Juraska

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Venture Capital Dynamics: Challenges in Financing Technological Entrepreneurship, Evan L. Kaeding

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Price Control, Profiteering, and Public Cooperation: The Lagos Market Women's Association and the Limits of Colonial Control, Emily Kamm

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The Effect of pH on the Photoluminescent Properties of Silicon Nanoparticles, Parker Karaba

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Determinants of State Firearms Policy Variation, Brandon Paul Kaskawal

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Abusive Supervision in the Workplace: An Examination of Current Research and a Proposal for Preventive Measures, Samantha Kemper

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Mills and Veblen: An Institutional Analysis, Matthew Klosterman

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The Influence of Presidential Rhetoric on Public Perception of Drugs and the Government’s Handling of the "War on Drugs" in the United States, Nolan Kuenzi

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Preliminary Characterization of Rock Units to Determine Layer Divisions in a High-Pressure Metamorphic Rock Package of the Goshen Dome, Western Massachusetts, USA, Eleanor Lahart

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The Influence of Hydrogen-Argon Mixed Gases on Electro-spark Deposition, Thomas Langston

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Convex and Nonconvex Optimization Techniques for the Constrained Fermat-Torricelli Problem, Nathan P. Lawrence

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Determining the Relationship between White Matter Volume and Processing Speed in Adolescence, Julius Laxamana

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A Study on the Effects of Using Redox Active Solvents on the Photophysical Properties of Silicon Nanoparticles, Eunice Y. Lee

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Mimicking the Bioactivation of the Antitubercular Agent Ethionamide using Peracetic Acid, Isabelle E. Logan

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Refugee Policies and the Interactions of the United Nations and European Union, Siena E. Loprinzi

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Color Associations as Advertising Strategies: An Analysis of Consumer Attitudes Toward the Healthfulness of Energy Bar Packaging, Rachel Lotz