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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 (Thesis)

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Determinants of Recent Mover Non-work Travel Mode Choice, Arlie Steven Adkins (Dissertation)

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Understanding Male Nursing Student Perceptions of the Influence of Gender: A Qualitative Case Study Approach of Students, Faculty, and Administration in a Pacific Northwest Nursing Program, Jennifer Anne Anderson (Dissertation)

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A 3.6 GHz Doherty Power Amplifier with a 40 dBm Saturated Output Power using GaN on SiC HEMT Devices, Bryant Baker (Thesis)

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

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Evaluation of a High School Science Fair Program for promoting Successful Inquiry-based Learning, Julia Nykeah Betts (Thesis)

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The orientation of the Pyrococcus furiosus transcription factor TFB2 in the transcription initiation complex, Arati Bhattarai (Thesis)

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Sleep Quality and Quantity of Portland State University Intercollegiate Student-Athletes: A Case Study, Mara Elizabeth Birge (Thesis)

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Probabilistic Analysis for Reliable Logic Circuits, Scott Blakely (Thesis)

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

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The Fevered Road, Cooper Lee Bombardier (Closed Thesis)

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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 (Thesis)

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

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Assessment of Similarity in Chemically Complex Samples, Jessica Elise Brown (Thesis)

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

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

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Lion in Summer and Other Beasts, Jamie Alexandra Carr (Closed Thesis)

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The Impact of Wiki-based Collaborative Writing on English L2 Learners' Individual Writing Development, Gina Christina Caruso (Thesis)

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Understanding Biliteracy: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Bilingual Reading Specialists, Tatiana Margarita Cevallos (Dissertation)

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Towards Constructing Interactive Virtual Worlds, Francis Chang (Dissertation)

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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 (Dissertation)

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Behavioral Observation and Paternal Investment of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Michael Chutter (Thesis)

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The Role of Diversity in Peer Influences on Students' Academic Engagement, Hyuny Clark-Shim (Thesis)

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Gender and Prescription Painkiller Misuse: Findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Robin Jo Clough (Thesis)

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"Dangerous Subjects": James D. Saules and the Enforcement of the Color Line in Oregon, Kenneth Robert Coleman (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Tax Revolt and School Reform on Oregon Schools during the 1990s, Beth Cookler (Thesis)

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Community level impacts associated with the invasion of English ivy (Hedera spp.) in Forest Park: a look at the impacts of ivy on community composition and soil moisture., Sara Rose Copp (Thesis)

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Cosand (Thesis)

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The Effects of Organizational Justice and Exercise on the Relationship between Job Stressors and Employee Health, Ana Cristina B. Costa (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing the Vertical and the Horizontal: A World-Ecological Analysis of 'the Industrial Revolution', Part I, Christopher Robin Cox (Thesis)

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

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In Her Place, Maria D'Alessandro (Closed Thesis)

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Quantifying the Impacts of Initial Condition and Model Uncertainty on Hydrological Forecasts, Caleb Matthew DeChant (Dissertation)

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Ariège’s Development Conundrum, Alan Thomas Devenish (Thesis)

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

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

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Calcium Transport Inhibition, Stimulation, and Light Dependent Modulation of the Skeletal Calcium Release Channel (RyR1) by the Prototropic Forms of Pelargonidin, Thomas Joseph Dornan (Dissertation)

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Guiding the Work of Professional Learning Communities: Perspectives for School Leaders, Daniel Paul Draper (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of Collaborative Governance: Oregon Health Reform and Coordinated Care Organizations, Oliver John Droppers V (Dissertation)

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Exploring Connections Between Efforts to Restrict Same-Sex Marriage and Surging Public Opinion Support for Same-Sex Marriage Rights: Could Efforts to Restrict Gay Rights Help to Explain Increases in Public Opinion Support for Same-Sex Marriage?, Samuel Everett Christian Dunlop (Thesis)

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

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Macroinvertebrates and Excessive Fine Sediment Conditions in Oregon Coastal Streams, Patrick Michael Edwards (Dissertation)

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Illuminating the Experiences of Single Fathers, Heidi Rosa Esbensen (Thesis)

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Mediating Academic Success: Race, Class, Gender and Community College Persistence, Schaylee Marie Esparza (Thesis)

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The Impact of Economic Integration within the European Union as a Factor in Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building, John Umo Ette (Thesis)

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Home, Timothy Dermot Faiella (Closed Thesis)

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

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Analyses of Bus Travel Time Reliability and Transit Signal Priority at the Stop-To-Stop Segment Level, Wei Feng (Dissertation)

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Confined Mesoscopic Fluid-like Films Analyzed with Frequency Modulation and Acoustic Detection, Rodolfo Fernandez Rodriguez (Dissertation)

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

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The Small Volume Autonomous Water Sampler (SVAWS): An Innovative, Cost- Effective, Adaptable Protocol, Nicholas B. Fitzgerald (Thesis)

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School District Bond Campaigns: Strategies That Ensure Successful Outcomes, Linda L. Florence (Dissertation)

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Exploring Communicative Aspects of Client Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Retention in a Private, Non-profit Organization: A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of Catholic Charities, Amanda Michelle Fortin (Thesis)

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Predicting Bicyclist Comfort in Protected Bike Lanes, Nicholas Mark-Andrew Foster (Thesis)

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Hey Mammal, Megan Elizabeth Freshley (Closed Thesis)

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

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

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Experimental Investigation of Lateral Cyclic Behavior of Wood-Based Screen-Grid Insulated Concrete Form Walls, John Stuart Garth (Thesis)

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'This Would Be Much Funner in Person': A Qualitative Grounded Theory Analysis of Cybergrooming, Maurice Jason Gauz (Thesis)

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Advances in Aquatic Target Localization with Passive Sonar, John Thomas Gebbie (Dissertation)

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Optical Properties of Nanostructured Dielectric Coatings, Brandon Giatti (Thesis)

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Some Neglected Aspects of the Rococo: Berkeley, Vico, and Rococo Style, Bennett Gilbert (Thesis)

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

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The Half-History of Spiro Elisha White, J. W. Griffith (Closed Thesis)

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Student-Athlete Needs Satisfaction and Well-Being, Abigail M. Gunnink (Thesis)

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The Effect of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) -Containing Phosphatidylcholine (PC) on Liquid-Ordered and Liquid-Disordered Coexistence, Yongwen Gu (Dissertation)

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Selective Indicators for Optical Determination of Disease Biomarkers, Lovemore Hakuna (Dissertation)

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Anisotropy of the Reynolds Stress Tensor in the Wakes of Counter-Rotating Wind Turbine Arrays, Nicholas Michael Hamilton (Thesis)

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Stories of Success: Understanding Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students in Science, Amanda Harris (Dissertation)

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Training Set Design for Test Removal Classication in IC Test, Nagarjun Hassan Ranganath (Thesis)

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"Vitalité": Race Science and Jews in France 1850-1914, Kendra Beth Hendrickson (Thesis)

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Fig. A List Of Eight Unclean Animals, Heather Napualani Hodges (Closed Thesis)

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The Antimalarial Activity of PL74: A Pyridine-Based Drug Candidate, Cheryl Anne Hodson Shirley (Dissertation)

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Seasonal and Sex Differences in the Effects of Melatonin on Brain Arginine Vasotocin in Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea): Relationship to Melatonin Receptor 1a, Christina Marie Howard (Thesis)

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Confessions of a Forager, Lauren Elaine Hudgins (Closed Thesis)

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The Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes of Elites in Jordan towards Political, Social, and Economic Development, Laila Huneidi (Dissertation)

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Himilco, and Other Stories, Jonathan Caldwell Hunsberger (Closed Thesis)

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Moving Beyond Regulatory Mechanisms: A Typology of Internet Control Regimes, Richard Reid Hunt (Thesis)

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Participation, Information, Values, and Community Interests Within Health Impact Assessments, Nicole Iroz-Elardo (Dissertation)

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An Assessment Model for Energy Efficiency Program Planning in Electric Utilities: Case of the Pacific of Northwest U.S.A., Ibrahim Iskin (Dissertation)

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Accountability Models in Policy Design: Understanding the Explanatory Power of the Four Major Accountability Models in Policy Tool Choices, David Seiler Jarvis (Dissertation)

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System-wide Performance Analysis for Virtualization, Deron Eugene Jensen (Thesis)

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Design and Prototyping of an Antenna-Coupled Cryotron, Shauna Marie Jensen (Thesis)

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Bicycle Level of Service: Where are the Gaps in Bicycle Flow Measures?, Pamela Christine Johnson (Thesis)

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

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Emerging Lexical Organization from Intentional Vocabulary Learning, Adam Jones (Thesis)

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Advances in Piecewise Smooth Image Reconstruction, Ralf Juengling (Dissertation)

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Effects of the First Language on Japanese EFL learners' answers to Negative Questions, Kosuke Kanda (Thesis)

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A Thirst for More, Erika Donnelly Kauppi (Closed Thesis)

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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 (Dissertation)

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Exploring Pedestrian Responsive Traffic Signal Timing Strategies in Urban Areas, Sirisha Murthy Kothuri (Dissertation)

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

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Interpretable Machine Learning and Sparse Coding for Computer Vision, Will albert Landecker (Dissertation)

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Interpretation of chemical environments by RNA and the implications to the origins of life, Brian Larson (Thesis)

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"What Does This Graph Mean?" Formative Assessment With Science Inquiry to Improve Data Analysis., Andrea Dawn Leech (Thesis)

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Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) Ecological Knowledge of Piñon-Juniper Woodlands: Implications for Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use in Two Southern Nevada Protected Areas, Brian John Lefler (Thesis)

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Relational Database Analysis of Dated Prehistoric Shorelines to Establish Sand Partitioning in Late Holocene Barriers and Beach Plains of the Columbia River Littoral Cell, Washington and Oregon, USA, Tamara Causer Linde (Thesis)

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Associations between Input and Outcome Variables in an Online High School Bioinformatics Instructional Program, Douglas S. Lownsbery (Thesis)

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Leveraging Digital Technology in Social Studies Education, Sarah Elizabeth Lundy (Dissertation)

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