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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Exploring Dietary Sacrifice in Intimate Relationships for Couples with Celiac Disease, Lindsey Marie Alley (Thesis)

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Vortex Identification in the Wake of a Wind Turbine Array, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Aseyev (Thesis)

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On the Estimation of Volumes of Roadways: An Investigation of Stop-Controlled Minor Legs, Joel Stephen Barnett (Thesis)

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Development of an Optical Method for the Detection of Homocysteine as a Disease Biomarker Using Fluorescein-Aldehydes, Aabha Barve (Dissertation)

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Catholic Action in Twentieth-Century Oregon: The Divergent Political and Social Philosophies of Hall S. Lusk and Francis J. Murnane, Ian Alan Berge (Thesis)

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Modifications to a Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer to Improve Data Acquisition Rates, Gregory Alan Bostrom (Dissertation)

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Performance Metrics for Depth-based Signal Separation Using Deep Vertical Line Arrays, John Kenneth Boyle (Thesis)

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Developmental Perspectives on Motivational Resilience: Predictors of Eighth-grade At-risk Students' Academic Engagement and Achievement, Heather Anne Brule (Thesis)

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Landforms along the Lower Columbia River and the Influence of Humans, Charles Matthew Cannon (Thesis)

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Die unbewältigte Vergangenheit: the Third Generation and the Holocaust in Recent Literature and Film, Dana Lynne Capage (Thesis)

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Betrayal Short Stories, Mary Ann Dougherty (Closed Thesis)

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Aberration Corrected Photoemission Electron Microscopy with Photonics Applications, Joseph P. S. Fitzgerald (Dissertation)

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Impact of a State Evidence-Based Practice Legislative Mandate on County Practice Implementation Patterns and Inpatient Behavioral Health Discharge, Carl William Foreman (Dissertation)

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Age Determination of Modern and Archaeological Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytcha) Using Vertebrae, Anthony Raymond Hofkamp (Thesis)

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Applying GPS and Accelerometers to the Study of African Savanna (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare in Zoos, Matthew Robert Holdgate (Dissertation)

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A Corpus Based Analysis of Noun Modification in Empirical Research Articles in Applied Linguistics, Jo-Anne Hutter (Thesis)

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A Metal-Free Approach to Biaryl Compounds: Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Diaryliodonium Salts and Aryl Triolborates., Kuruppu Lilanthi Jayatissa (Thesis)

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Safety at Half-Signal Intersections in Portland, Oregon, Todd Robert Johnson (Thesis)

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Impact of a Psychology of Masculinities Course on Women's Attitudes toward Male Gender Roles, Sylvia Marie Ferguson Kidder (Thesis)

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Rethinking Autism, Communication, and Community Involvement: Exploring Involvement in Online Communities, Communication Preference, Autistic Identity, and Self-Determination, Colleen Anne Kidney (Dissertation)

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Design of a Hardware Platform for GPS-Based Orientation Sensing, Daniel Eugene Kirkpatrick (Thesis)

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In Some Asbestos World, Aaron Kroska (Closed Thesis)

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Paleological and Ecological Impacts of Virus Silicification, James Robert Laidler (Dissertation)

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Technological Forecasting Based on Segmented Rate of Change, Dong-Joon Lim (Dissertation)

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Activist Doctors: Explaining Physician Activism in the Oregon Movement for Single-Payer Healthcare, Jennifer Cullen Loomis (Dissertation)

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Phenotypic and Mutational Consequences of Mitochondrial ETC Genetic Damage, Michael James Lue (Thesis)

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Attitudes: An Exploration of a Landscape of Choices, Mersiha Spahic McClaren (Dissertation)

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A Novel Approach to Flow and Sediment Transport Estimation in Estuaries and Bays, Hamed Moftakhari Rostamkhani (Dissertation)

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Chemical Reaction Network Control Systems for Agent-Based Foraging Tasks, Joshua Stephen Moles (Thesis)

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"Children Need Protection Not Perversion": The Rise of the New Right and the Politicization of Morality in Sex Education in Great Britain, 1968-1989, Miriam Corinne Morehart (Thesis)

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Leveraging Contextual Relationships Between Objects for Localization, Clinton Leif Olson (Thesis)

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Genes Affecting the Repair and Survival of Escherichia coli Following Psoralen-Induced Damage:a DNA Interstrand Crosslinking Agent, Anthonige Vidya Perera (Thesis)

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The Right to Dream: Assessing the Spatiality of a Homeless Rest Site in Portland, Oregon, Stephen Przybylinski (Thesis)

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Intersections of Critical Systems Thinking and Community Based Participatory Research in Developing a Web Site for Autistic Adults, Dora Madeline Raymaker (Dissertation)

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School Culture and the Affective Learning Needs of Latino Long-term English Learners, Maureen Ray (Dissertation)

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Supporting the Aging Workforce: The Impact of Psychosocial Workplace Characteristics on Employees' Work Ability, Jennifer Rae Rineer (Dissertation)

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Sensible Air to Air Heat Recovery Strategies in a Passive House, Santiago Martin Rodriguez-Anderson (Thesis)

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The Scales and Shapes of Queer Women's Geographies: Mapping Private, Public and Cyber Spaces in Portland, OR, Paola Renata Saldaña (Thesis)

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Enzymatic Control of the Related Pathways of Fatty Acid and Undecylprodiginine Biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor, Renu Singh (Dissertation)

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A Study of Microwave curing of Underfill using Open and Closed microwave ovens, Aditya Thakare (Thesis)

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Bicyclist Compliance at Signalized Intersections, Samson Ray Riley Thompson (Thesis)

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Spectroscopy, NMR, and Electrochemistry Studies of Protonated Aminophenyl/Pyridyl Porphyrins and Their Application in Hydrogen Evolution, Chenyi Wang (Dissertation)

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Facile Methods for the Analysis of Lysophosphatidic Acids in Human Plasma, Jialu Wang (Dissertation)

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Nonlinear Analysis and Digital Pre-Distortion of the SC-FDMA Signals in LTE Uplink System, Changwen Zhu (Thesis)

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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Evaluation of Energy Policy Instruments for the Adoption of Renewable Energy: Case of Wind Energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Remal Abotah (Dissertation)

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

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The Nax Language: Unifying Functional Programming and Logical Reasoning in a Language based on Mendler-style Recursion Schemes and Term-indexed Types, Ki Yung Ahn (Dissertation)

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Early Childhood Educators' Perception of Oregon's Professional Development System: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Ingrid Mari Anderson (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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Chemical and Petrographic Survey of Large, Igneous-Textured Inclusions in Ordinary Chondrites, Katherine Armstrong (Thesis)

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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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Analog Implicit Functional Testing using Supervised Machine Learning, Neerja Pramod Bawaskar (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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Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Effects of the Urban Transportation System, Alexander Y. Bigazzi (Dissertation)

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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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Changing the Face of the Earth: The Morrison-­Knudsen Corporation as Partner to the U.S. Federal Government, Christopher S. Blanchard (Dissertation)

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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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Sister Golden Calf: Stories, Dissections, & A Novella, Colleen Suzanne Burner (Closed Thesis)

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Teachers Teaching Teachers: A Sustainable and Inexpensive Professional Development Program to Improve Instruction, Carol L. Campbell (Dissertation)

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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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Latino Men Managing HIV: An Appraisal Analysis of Intersubjective Relations in the Discourse of Five Research Interviews, Julius William Caston (Thesis)

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The Power of Reflective Professional Development in Changing Elementary School Teachers' Instructional Practices, Carolina Christmann Cavedon (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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Using Art to Teach Students Science Outdoors: How Creative Science Instruction Influences Observation, Question Formation, and Involvement, Christina Schull Cone (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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Understanding Sexual Assault Survivors' Willingness to Participate in the Judicial System, Mildred Ann Davis (Dissertation)

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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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The Ground Slate Transition on the Northwest Coast: Establishing a Chronological Framework, Joshua Daniel Dinwiddie (Thesis)

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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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Characterization and Modeling of Nonlinear Dark Current in Digital Imagers, Justin Charles Dunlap (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)