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

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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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Probabilistic Analysis for Reliable Logic Circuits, Scott Blakely

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

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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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Lion in Summer and Other Beasts, Jamie Alexandra Carr

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

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

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

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

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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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In Her Place, Maria D'Alessandro

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

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Ariège’s Development Conundrum, Alan Thomas Devenish

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

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

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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

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

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Home, Timothy Dermot Faiella

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

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

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

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

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Hey Mammal, Megan Freshley

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

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

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

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

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The Half-History of Spiro Elisha White, J. W. Griffith

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

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

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Fig. A List Of Eight Unclean Animals, Heather Napualani Hodges

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

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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

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Confessions of a Forager, Lauren Elaine Hudgins

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Himilco, and Other Stories, Jonathan Caldwell Hunsberger

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

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

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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

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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

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System-wide Performance Analysis for Virtualization, Deron Eugene Jensen

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

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

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Advances in Piecewise Smooth Image Reconstruction, Ralf Juengling

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

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

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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

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

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Leveraging Digital Technology in Social Studies Education, Sarah Elizabeth Lundy

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

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Bumps along the long and winding road: Factors related to truck driver turnover and job-induced tension, Layla Rhiannon Mansfield

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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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Is Self-Sufficiency Really Sufficient? A Critical Analysis of Federal Refugee Resettlement Policy and Local Attendant English Language Training in Portland, Oregon, Domminick Mcparland

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Ranked Similarity Search of Scientific Datasets: An Information Retrieval Approach, Veronika Margaret Megler

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Trauma-Informed Research and Planning: Understanding Government and Urban Native Community Partnerships to Addressing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies in Portland, OR, Amanda Mercier

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Characterization of Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Protein Conjugates, Morgen Mhike

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Exploring Reggio-Inspired Documentation: Lived Experiences of Elementary Teachers and Children, Jenifer Marie Millan

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The Let Going: Death, Buddhism and Connection, Laura Anne Miller

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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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Spirituality and Religion in Women's Leadership for Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions: The Case of Burma, Phyusin Myo Kyaw Myint

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Leaving And Its Static Center, Lisa L. Nasshahn

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Gender Representations in U.S. Ed.D. Dissertations: A Feminist Content Analysis, Debora Kay Nelli

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

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Participation in Technology Standards Development: A Decision Model for the Information and Communications Technology Industry, Ramin Neshati

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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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The Impact of School-Level Factors on Minority Students' Performance in AP Calculus, Phillip Bruce Pearson

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Beyond Black and White: An Examination of Afrocentric Facial Features and Sex in Criminal Sentencing, Amanda Mae Petersen

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Punched in the Face: Collected Essays and Reportage, Eben Spencer Pindyck

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Assessing Hydrologic and Water Quality Sensitivities to Precipitation Changes, Urban Growth and Land Management Using SWAT, Alexander Michael Psaris

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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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Exploring Capability Maturity Models and Relevant Practices as Solutions Addressing IT Service Offshoring Project Issues, Rosine Hanna Salman

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Complex Thermal Histories of L Melt Breccias NWA 5964 and NWA 6580, Kristy Lee Schepker

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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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Bridging the Future to Postsecondary Readiness, Brian Patrick Sien

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Health and Well-being of Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy, Susan Elizabeth Sienko