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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Code Switching Between Tamazight and Arabic in the First Libyan Berber News Broadcast: An Application of Myers-Scotton's MLF and 4M Models, Ashour Saleh Abdulaziz

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Investigating a Role for the CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein δ in the Developing Zebrafish, Alisha Jennifer Beirl

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Self-Efficacy in Low-Level English Language Learners, Laura Frances Blumenthal

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Being Human: How Four Animals Forever Changed The Way We Live, What We Believe, And Who We Think We Are, Jocelyn Mary Brady

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz

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Using Spammers' Computing Resources for Volunteer Computing, Thai Le Quy Bui

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Towards Constructing Interactive Virtual Worlds, Francis Chang

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Classroom Engagement as a Proximal Lever for Student Success in Higher Education: What a Self-Determination Framework within a Multi-Level Developmental System Tells Us, Una J. Chi

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Reciprocal Effects of Student Engagement and Disaffection on Changes in Teacher Support Over the School Year, Cailin Tricia Currie

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The Boiling Springs Lake Metavirome: Charting the Viral Sequence-Space of an Extreme Environment Microbial Ecosystem, Geoffrey Scott Diemer

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Opportunities for Incidental Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary from Teacher Speech in an English for Academic Purposes Classroom, Eric Dean Dodson

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Managing for Resistance and Resilience of Northern Great Lakes Forests to the Effects of Climate Change, Matthew Joshua Duveneck

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An Analysis of Bicycle-Vehicle Interactions at Signalized Intersections with Bicycle Boxes, William Robert Farley

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The Design, Implementation, Assessment, and Evaluation of a Power Systems Protection Laboratory Curriculum, Jennifer Ferris

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A Study of Small Talk Among Males: Comparing the U.S. and Japan, Chie Furukawa

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Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Which ROS is Responsible for Cardioprotective Signaling?, Anders Olav Garlid

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Safety in Maize: Subsistence Agriculture in a Zapotec Migrant Town, Fiona Joy Gladstone

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The Role of Network Position for Peer Influences on Adolescents' Academic Engagement, Price McCloud Johnson

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A Thirst for More, Erika Donnelly Kauppi

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Attachment and Adolescent Offending: An Examination of the Links between Sexually Abusive Behavior and the Level of Attachment to Parents and Peers, Lee Anna Knox

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Friends or Foes?: Examining Social Capital of International NGOs and Food Security Programs, Mariah Ann Kraner

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Towards Improving Drought Forecasts Across Different Spatial and Temporal Scales, Shahrbanou Madadgar

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Revisiting Volcanology and Composition of Rhyolites and Associated REE Rich Mafic Clasts of the Three Fingers Caldera, SE Oregon, Phillip Ira Marcy

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Victimization, Separatism and Anti-intellectualism: An Empirical Analysis of John McWhorter's Theory on African American's Low Academic Performance, Marlon DeWayne Marion

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Agricultural Management Decisions Impact Isoprene Emission and Physiology of Arundo donax, an Emerging Bioenergy Crop, Jason Charles Maxfield

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"Had shʿer haute gamme, high technology": An Application of the MLF and 4-M Models to French-Arabic Codeswitching in Algerian Hip Hop, Samuel Nickilaus McLain-Jespersen

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Adjustment to College among Lower Division Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Kristy Lee Ann McNulty

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Global Resource Management of Response Surface Methodology, Michael Chad Miller

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Quiet Little Animals, Mary Milstead

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Mobile Robot Localization Based on Kalman Filter, Omar Q. Mohsin

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High Places, Leanna Gwyn Moxley

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A Global Investigation of Stakeholder and Contextual Influences on Firm Engagement in Sustainability, Annette M. Nemetz

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Learning General Features From Images and Audio With Stacked Denoising Autoencoders, Nathaniel H. Nifong

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Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Faith Communities: Perspectives of Catholic Religious Leaders, Mazna Patka

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Detection of homocysteine with bridged viologen chemical probes, Davin Rautiola

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On Thin ICE? Domestic Violence Advocacy and Law Enforcement-Immigration Collaborations, Diana Rempe

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Abundance and Distribution of Major and Understudied Archaeal Lineages at Globally Distributed Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents, Alexander Fenner Rutherford

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Teaching and Learning for Intercultural Sensitivity: A Cross-Cultural Examination of American Domestic Students and Japanese Exchange Students, Yoko Hwang Sakurauchi

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Building and Maintaining Plankhouses at Two Villages on the Southern Northwest Coast of North America, Emily Evelyn Shepard

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Project NANO: Will allowing high school students to use research grade scanning electron microscopes increase their interest in science?, Leslie TenEyck Smith

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Effects of Ethnicity and Gender on Sixth-Grade Students' Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes After Participation in a Year-Long Environmental Education Program, Rachel Stagner

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Explaining Ballot Initiative Contest Outcomes in California, Oregon, and Washington, Hans Daniel Stroo

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The Role of Prototype Learning in Hierarchical Models of Vision, Michael David Thomure

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Mapping Sociocultural Values of Visitors on the Olympic Peninsula, Washington, Alexa North Todd

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Impact of Sustainable Cool Roof Technology on Building Energy Consumption, Prem Kiran Vuppuluri

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Development of a Steady-State River Hydrodynamic and Temperature Model Based on CE-QUAL-W2, Wenwei Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The First Year: Development of Preservice Teacher Beliefs About Teaching and Learning During Year One of an MA TESOL Program, Emily Spady Addiego

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First-Generation Latinos at Pacific Northwest University: Their Adjustment and Experience during Freshman Year, Marco Antonio Aguirre

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Application of Support Vector Machine in Predicting the Market's Monthly Trend Direction, Ali Alali

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An Investigation of Fast and Frugal Heuristics for New Product Project Selection, Fatima Mohammed Albar

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Extending Technology Roadmap through Fuzzy Cognitive Map-based Scenarios: The Case of the Wind Energy Sector of Pakistan, Muhammad Amer

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Diffusion of Energy Efficient Technology in Commercial Buildings: An Analysis of the Commercial Building Partnerships Program, Chrissi Argyro Antonopoulos

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"Who Would Have Thought, With a Diagnosis Like This, I Would be Happy?": Portraits of Perceived Strengths and Resources in Early-Stage Dementia, Jutta Elisabeth Ataie

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Bringing Functional Family Probation Services to the Community: A Qualitative Case Study, Denise Lynmarie Austin

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International and Domestic Student Health-Information Seeking and Satisfaction, Stacy Theodora Austin

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Use of Soybean Lecithin in Shape Controlled Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles, Benjamin Robert Ayres

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"We don't have any of those:" Looking for leaders in the horizontal structure of Occupy Portland, Aaron Martin Bach

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An Investigation into Instructional Support for Data Analysis in High School Science Inquiry, Anika Rae Baker-Lawrence

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Why Ask Why: An Exploration of the Role of Proof in the Mathematics Classroom, Joanna Rachel Bartlo

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A Characterization of Lake Abert Tufa Mounds Lake Abert, Oregon, Anthony Lynn Bartruff

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Music and Conflict Resolution: Can a Music and Story Centered Workshop Enhance Empathy?, Parfait Adegboyé Bassalé

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Characterization of the Shallow Subsurface Geohydrology of the Ni-les'tun Unit on the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Madison Beard

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Deoxyribonucleic Acid and Other Words Students Avoid Speaking Aloud: Evaluating the Role of Pronunciation on Participation in Secondary School Science Classroom Conversations, Stacie Elizabeth Beck

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Improving Assessment Practice at the Course and Programmatic-Levels in Community Colleges: Developing The Guidebook For Student Learning Outcomes & The Assessment Loop, Steven George Beining

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Identification and Characterization of Fine Particulate Matter Hot Spots on an Urban Arterial Corridor Integrating Probe Vehicle, Traffic and Land Use Data, Katherine Eleanor Bell

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Preserving Nature through Film: Wilderness Alps of Stehekin and the North Cascades, 1956-1968, Nicolas Timothy Bergmann

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Crystallographic Image Processing with Unambiguous 2D Bravais Lattice Identification on the Basis of a Geometric Akaike Information Criterion, Taylor Thomas Bilyeu

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A Quantitative Analysis of Memory Controller Page Policies, Matthew Blackmore

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Batterer Intervention Programs' Response to State Standards, Ashley Lynn Boal

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Lessons in Immorality: Mishima's Masterpiece of Humor and Social Satire, Nathaniel Bond

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Women's Actions and Reactions to Male Migration: A Case Study of Women in San Juan Guelavía, Oaxaca, Mexico, Julie Boyles

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Queer! Narratives of Gendered Sexuality: A Journey in Identity, Kym Bradley

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Faulty Measurements and Shaky Tools: An Exploration into Hazus and the Seismic Vulnerabilities of Portland, OR, Brittany Ann Brannon

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Fame, Carolyn Paulette Brazda

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Household Water Demand and Land Use Context: A Multilevel Approach, Elizabeth Yancey Breyer

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Bismuth Nanoparticles as Medical X-ray Contrast Agents: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Anna Laura Brown

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Portland, Oregon's Long Hot Summers: Racial Unrest and Public Response, 1967 - 1969, Joshua Joe Bryan

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Phantom Islands A Collection of Short Stories, Marie Buckner

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Dance Lessons, Kaitlyn Burch

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The Effects of Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Religion on Formal End-of-Life Planning, Tina Dawn Lillian Burdsall

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Rural Revolution: Documenting the Lesbian Land Communities of Southern Oregon, Heather Jo Burmeister

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Optics and Spectroscopy in Massive Electrodynamic Theory, Adam Caccavano

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Macroeconomic and Political Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in the Middle East, Robin Barnaby Calver

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Spatial Analysis of Climate and Winegrape Production in Winegrape Growing Regions of Oregon, United States of America, Willow Devin Campbell

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An Experimental Investigation of Nest Reuse and Nest Site Selection in an Open-Cup Nesting Passerine, Sarah A. Cancellieri

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Nursing Student Anxiety in Simulation Settings: A Mixed Methods Study, Mary Louise Cato

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Increasing Evidence Based Reasoning in an 8th Grade Classroom Through Explicit Instruction, Erol Chandler

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Data Driven Feed Forward Adaptive Testing, Chaitrali Santosh Chandorkar

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Developing a Strategic Policy Choice Framework for Technological Innovation: Case of Chinese Pharmaceuticals, Leong Chan

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An Evaluation of the Nontarget Effects of Transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis Maize on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Soil Ecosystem, Tanya E. Cheeke

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The Strategic Effects of Counterinsurgency Operations at Religious Sites: Lessons from India, Thailand, and Israel, Timothy Lawrence Christopher

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Optimal Network Topologies and Resource Mappings for Heterogeneous Networks-on-Chip, Haera Chung

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Postwar Reconstruction in Liberia: The Participation and Recognition of Women in Politics in Liberia, Roland Tuwea Clarke

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Disruptions in the Dream City: Unsettled Ideologies at the 1905 World's Fair in Portland, Oregon, Kat Cleland

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Epic, Benjamin Clemenzi-Allen

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Shaping School Culture: To Support Moving from a Targeted-Assistance to Schoolwide Title I Program, Paul Edward Coakley

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L1 Influence on L2 Intonation in Russian Speakers of English, Christiane Fleur Crosby

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Identity Development of Adolescent Gay Black Males, Miles J. Crumley

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Improving Vehicle Trip Generation Estimations for Urban Contexts: A Method Using Household Travel Surveys to Adjust ITE Trip Generation Rates, Kristina Marie Currans

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Exploring Data Quality of Weigh-In-Motion Systems, Chengxin Dai