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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Consistency Analysis for Judgment Quantification in Hierarchical Decision Model, Mustafa Sulaiman Abbas (Dissertation)

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Identifying Relationships between Scientific Datasets, Abdussalam Alawini (Dissertation)

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Exploratory Study of the Adoption and Use of the Smartphone Technology in Emerging Regions: Case of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Abdulaziz Aldhaban (Dissertation)

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Information Representation and Computation of Spike Trains in Reservoir Computing Systems with Spiking Neurons and Analog Neurons, Amin Almassian (Thesis)

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The Importance of Online Peer Relationships During the Transition to Motherhood: Do They Decrease Stress, Alleviate Depression and Increase Parenting Competence?, Bobbie Sue Arias (Dissertation)

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The Kazaks of Istanbul: A Case of Social Cohesion, Economic Breakdown and the Search for a Moral Economy, Daniel M. Auger (Thesis)

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Sex-Specific Fungal Communities of the Dioicous Moss Ceratodon purpureus, Mehmet Ali Balkan (Thesis)

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The Terroir of Pinot Noir Wine in the Willamette Valley, Oregon - A Broad Analysis of Vineyard Soils, Grape Juice and Wine Chemistry, Kathryn Nora Barnard (Dissertation)

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The Investigation and Optimization of a Two-Heat-Pump System Incorporating Thermal Storage for Shaping Residential Heating Load, Emily Lord Barrett (Thesis)

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An Investigation of School-Based Specific Learning Disability Identification, Bonnie Heather Bartos (Dissertation)

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Inequality, Position, and Perception: Understanding and Addressing Workplace Harassment in Oregon's Construction Trades, Sasha Mae Bassett (Thesis)

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Survivorship and Breeding Dispersal Patterns of a Migratory, Socially Monogamous Passerine; the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus), Adam John Becker (Thesis)

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Identity Construction and Language Use by Immigrant Women in a Microenterprise Development Program, Linda Eve Bonder (Thesis)

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Travel Mode Choice Framework Incorporating Realistic Bike and Walk Routes, Joseph Paul Broach (Dissertation)

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Quartz and Other Stories, Lily Brooks-Dalton (Closed Thesis)

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"That's the test?" Washback Effects of an Alternative Assessment in a Culturally Heterogeneous EAP University Class, Abigail Bennett Carrigan (Thesis)

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Biomimetic Tools in Oxidative Metabolism: Characterization of Reactive Metabolites from Antithyroid Drugs, Kudzanai Chipiso (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Effects of 17α-Ethynylestradiol on Mitochondrial Genome Stability, Alicia M. Chivers (Thesis)

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An Investigation of Invasion: Boater Knowledge Concerning Aquatic Invasive Species and the Influence of the New Zealand Mud Snail on Benthic Food Webs, Samuel Anthony Cimino (Thesis)

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Investigations of an "Objectness" Measure for Object Localization, Lewis Richard James Coates (Thesis)

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The Gate and Other Stories, Cassondra Bird Combs (Closed Thesis)

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A Chemistry Neutral Flow Battery Performance Model Development, Validation, and Application, Alasdair James Crawford (Thesis)

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Bridging the Worlds of Home and School: A Study of the Relational Worlds of First-Generation Students in a School of Social Work, Miranda Cunningham (Dissertation)

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Watershed Management and Private Lands: Moving Beyond Financial Incentives to Encourage Land Stewardship, Matthew Thomas DeAngelo (Thesis)

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Acid-Base Equilibria in Organic-Solvent/Water Mixtures and Their Relevance to Gas/Particle Partitioning in the Atmosphere and in Tobacco Smoke, Julia Lynn DeGagne (Thesis)

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Local Approaches to Regional Problems: Suburban Government Responses to Portland's Regional Housing Crisis, Emma Deppa (Thesis)

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Discovery and Characterization of the Proteins Involved in the Synthesis of N6-Threonylcarbamoyl Adenosine, a Nucleoside Modification of tRNA, Christopher Wayne Deutsch (Dissertation)

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On the Variability of Pacific Ocean Tides at Seasonal to Decadal Time Scales: Observed vs Modelled, Adam Thomas Devlin (Dissertation)

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On the Poverty, Rise, and Demise of International Criminal Law, Tiphaine Dickson (Dissertation)

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Cyclist Path Choices Through Shared Space Intersections in England, Allison Boyce Duncan (Dissertation)

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Evaluating an Assessment Instrument for the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, Susan Mae Duncan (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Daily 5 and CAFE Literacy Framework on Reading Comprehension in Struggling Fourth Grade Readers: A Case Study, Sandra Lee Duty (Dissertation)

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Tryon Trekkers: An Evaluation of a STEM Based Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth, Chessa Eckels Anderson (Thesis)

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Learning Through Nature: A Study of a Next Generation Science Standards Based Teacher Workshop that Blends Outdoor Learning Experiences with Formal Science, Ashley Fanning (Thesis)

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Expanding the Versatility of Nano Assembled Capsules as Platform of Potential High Payload MRI Contrast Agents, Annah Farashishiko (Dissertation)

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Examining Generational and Gender Differences in Parent-Young Adult Child Relationships During Co-residence, Lauren Elizabeth Ferguson (Thesis)

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Arsenic Mobilization from Silicic Volcanic Rocks in the Southern Willamette Valley, Gabriela Ribeira de Sena Ferreira (Thesis)

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The Names, Karolinn Fiscaletti (Closed Thesis)

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Introducing Complex Systems Analysis in High School Mathematics Using System Dynamics Modeling: A Potential Game-Changer for Mathematics Instruction, Diana Marie Fisher (Dissertation)

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A Bridge Across the Pacific: A Study of the Shifting Relationship Between Portland and the Far East, Michael Todd Gagle (Thesis)

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Frequency Multiplication in Silicon Nanowires, Marius Mugurel Ghita (Dissertation)

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SATOR / AREPO / TENET / OPERA / ROTAS, Aaron Giesa (Closed Thesis)

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Green Roofs and Urban Biodiversity: Their Role as Invertebrate Habitat and the Effect of Design on Beetle Community, Sydney Marie Gonsalves (Thesis)

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The "ADaM Cube" : Categorizing Portland, Oregon's Urbanization Using GIS and Spatial Statistics, Jeremy Grotbo (Thesis)

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Women as Transformational Leaders: Learning to Lead in the Community College, Jennifer R. Grove-Heuser (Dissertation)

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Factors Driving the Concentration of Ephemeral Flow, Gretchen Anne Guyer (Thesis)

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Wake Character in the Wind Turbine Array: (Dis-)Organization, Spatial and Dynamic Evolution and Low-dimensional Modeling, Nicholas Michael Hamilton (Dissertation)

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Discrete Stability of DPG Methods, Ammar Harb (Dissertation)

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Still Lives and Set Pieces, Sean Francis Hennessey (Closed Thesis)

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The Use of Anti-Bullying Policies to Protect LGBT Youth: Teacher and Administrator Perspectives on Policy Implementation, Michelle Lauren Holliday (Dissertation)

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Substantive Representation by the Unelected: The Role of Staff Gender on Mayoral Priorities in U.S. Cities, Sara M. Hottman (Thesis)

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Assessing Sense of Place and Geo-literacy Indicators as Learning Outcomes of an International Teacher Professional Development Program, Nancee Hunter (Dissertation)

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Development of Middle School Teachers' Knowledge and Pedagogy of Justification: Three Studies Linking Teacher Conceptions, Teacher Practice, and Student Learning, Carolyn McCaffrey James (Dissertation)

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The Effects of Phosphonic Acids in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Keith Edward James (Dissertation)

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Thermal Decomposition of Electronic Cigarette Liquids, Robert Paul Jensen (Dissertation)

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Starts and Stops: Multimodal Practices for Walking as a Group in an Augmented Reality Place Based Game, Adam McFaul Jones (Thesis)

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Social Capital and Cultural Identity for U.S. Korean Immigrant Families: Mothers' and Children's Perceptions of Korean Language Retention, Su-Jin Sue Jung (Dissertation)

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Improving the Roadside Environment through Integrating Air Quality and Traffic-Related Data, Christine M. Kendrick (Dissertation)

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"Like Drinking Water Out of a Fire Hydrant" Medical Education as Transformation: A Naturalistic Inquiry Into the Physician Assistant Student Experience, Patricia Kenney-Moore (Dissertation)

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Biofouling Management in the Pacific Northwest and Predation on Native versus Non-native Ascidians, Erin Suzanne Kincaid (Thesis)

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Star Academics: Do They Garner Increasing Returns?, James Jeffrey Kline (Dissertation)

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Physics-Based Imaging Methods for Terahertz Nondestructive Evaluation Applications, Gabriel Paul Kniffin (Dissertation)

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Event Detection Using Correlation within Arrays of Streaming PMU Data, Jordan Landford (Thesis)

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Killers: Fiction Pieces, John Hudson Leavitt (Closed Thesis)

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Stranding Mortality Patterns in California Sea Lions and Steller Sea Lions in Oregon and Southern Washington, 2006 to 2014, Kessina Lee (Thesis)

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Cities in Dust, Nicole Levine (Closed Thesis)

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Connecting to Nature, Community, and Self: A Conservation Corps Approach to Re-engaging At-Risk Youth in Science Education, Sara Jo Linden (Thesis)

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Developing a Hierarchical Decision Model to Evaluate Nuclear Power Plant Alternative Siting Technologies, Marwan Mossa Lingga (Dissertation)

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Seismic Behavior and Design of the Linked Column Steel Frame System for Rapid Return to Occupancy, Arlindo Pires Lopes (Dissertation)

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Exploring Transnational Economic, Social, and Political Participation of Mexican Immigrants in Oregon, Anabel López Salinas (Dissertation)

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Intrastate Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding in Nepal: An Assessment of the Political and Economic Agency of Women, Gyanu Gautam Luintel (Thesis)

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Do Forest Commons Contribute to International Environmental Initiatives? A Socio-Ecological Analysis of Nepalese Forest Commons in view of REDD+, Harisharan Luintel (Dissertation)

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Anachronisme, rebuts et survivances dans Les escaliers de Chambord et le Dernier Royaume de Pascal Quignard, Etienne Lussier (Thesis)

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Tree Graphs and Orthogonal Spanning Tree Decompositions, James Raymond Mahoney (Dissertation)

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Desirable Conversations: Sexuality and Women with Intellectual Disabilities, Neera Malhotra (Dissertation)

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Apples and Knives (A Novel), Suman Mallick (Closed Thesis)

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The Development and Validation of the Social Recovery Measure, Casadi Michelle Marino (Dissertation)

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Slope Failure Detection through Multi-temporal Lidar Data and Geotechnical Soils Analysis of the Deep-Seated Madrone Landslide, Coast Range, Oregon, Mike S. Marshall (Thesis)

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"So Far from Home ..." : A Translation of Jacques Sternberg's "Si loin du monde ...", Brian Scott Mather (Closed Thesis)

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Language, Memory, and Exile in the Writing of Milan Kundera, Christopher Michael McCauley (Thesis)

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An Examination of School Readiness: How Is the Construct Defined for Children Who Are Blind?, Lisa Joann McConachie (Dissertation)

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Intercultural Interactions Among Burmese Refugees in Multicultural Middle School Classrooms, Matthew Carl McParker (Dissertation)

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Finding the Missing Links: A Comparison of Social Network Analysis Methods, Shawn James Mehess (Thesis)

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Assessment of a Mycorrhizal Fungi Application to Treat Stormwater in an Urban Bioswale, Alaina Diane Melville (Thesis)

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Information Literacy in the First Year of Higher Education: Faculty Expectations and Student Practices, Meredith Esther Michaud (Dissertation)

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Time Spent Away, Andrew Mitin (Thesis)

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An Exquisite Loneliness: Ruin and Rebirth in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Mackenzie Rae Myers (Closed Thesis)

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Wax, Jac Nelson (Closed Thesis)

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The Peer Network as a Context for the Socialization of Academic Engagement, Linda Mary Newton-Curtis (Dissertation)

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Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) Scarcity and Zooarchaeological Data Quality in Northwest Coast Archaeological Sites, Reno Nims (Thesis)

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A Systems Approach to Stress and Resilience in Humans: Mindfulness Meditation, Aging, and Cognitive Function, Barry S. Oken (Dissertation)

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Accuracy of Wave Speeds Computed from the DPG and HDG Methods for Electromagnetic and Acoustic Waves, Nicole Michelle Olivares (Dissertation)

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Does the School Day Matter? The Association Between Adolescent School Attachment and Involvement and Adult Criminal Behavior, Madeline O'Neil (Thesis)

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A Large Mansion of Many Apartments, Erin Perry (Closed Thesis)

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Gritos en el Desierto: Denuncia y Resistencia en las Obras de las Escritoras Wayuu Estercilia Simanca Pushaina y Vicenta Marí­a Siosi Pino, Lindsay H. Perwak (Thesis)

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Pharmaceutical Contaminants as Stressors on Rocky Intertidal and Estuarine Organisms: a Case Study of Fuoxetine, Joseph Richard Peters (Thesis)

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Chasing After the Tangle, Eleanor Anne Piper (Closed Thesis)

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Growing STEM Education on the Playground: A Case Study of the Factors That Influence Teachers’ Use of School Gardens, Megan Poole (Thesis)

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The Cave, Thea Prieto (Closed Thesis)

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Is Scholarship Advancing?: An Analysis of Fifteen Years of Framing Research, Joseph Zachary Provencher (Thesis)