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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Experimental Investigation of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams, Karrar Ali Al-lami (Thesis)

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

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Fall Risk, Jacqueline Alnes (Closed Thesis)

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Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Retrofitted in Flexure Using CFRP-NSM Technique, Salam Al-Obaidi (Thesis)

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Constant Interface Temperature Reliability Assessment Method: An Alternative Method for Testing Thermal Interface Material in Products, Christian Amoah-Kusi (Thesis)

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Developing Key Sustainability Competencies through Real-World Learning Experiences: Evaluating Community Environmental Services, Erin Lorene Anderson (Thesis)

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Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Consequences of Loneliness: Health Behavior, Social Interactions, Self-Disclosure, and Perceived Responsiveness, Sarah Noel Arpin (Dissertation)

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

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The Floating Men: Portland and the Hobo Menace, 1890-1915, Marin Elizabeth Aurand (Thesis)

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Novel Methods for Learning and Adaptation in Chemical Reaction Networks, Peter Banda (Dissertation)

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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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Localized Ecological and Educational Effects of Environmental Service-Learning in Portland, Oregon, Steven Matthew Braun (Dissertation)

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The Response of Zooplankton Communities in Montane Lakes of Different Fish Stocking Histories to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Simulations, Jeffrey Thomas Brittain (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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Misery Poker, Marina Callahan (Closed Thesis)

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The Role of Emotional Support Consistency and Child Risk Factors in Predicting Pre-K Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development, Amy Lynn Cannell-Cordier (Thesis)

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

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Challenges, Experiences, and Future Directions of Senior Centers Serving the Portland Metropolitan Area, Melissa Lynn Cannon (Dissertation)

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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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Deepwater, Katrina Marie Carrasco (Closed Thesis)

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Dynamic Job Satisfaction Shifts: Implications for Manager Behavior and Crossover to Employees, David Ellis Caughlin (Dissertation)

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Global Time-Independent Agent-Based Simulation for Transactive Energy System Dispatch and Schedule Forecasting, Shawn Aaron Chandler (Thesis)

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A Few More Words to Part, Tony Chiotti (Closed Thesis)

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Custom Fluorophores for Investigating the Cellular Uptake Mechanisms and Side-Effects of Pharmaceuticals, Yu-Hsuan Chu (Dissertation)

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Lonely Color, Ross William Clifford (Closed Thesis)

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Training and Application of Correct Information Unit Analysis to Structured and Unstructured Discourse, Audrey Bretthauer Cohen (Thesis)

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Post-silicon Functional Validation with Virtual Prototypes, Kai Cong (Dissertation)

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Investigating Relationships among Work, Family, and Sleep: Cross-Sectional, Daily, and Intervention Effects, Tori Laurelle Crain (Dissertation)

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Untitled, Alexander Scott Dannemiller (Thesis)

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Empowering All Who Teach: A Portrait of Two Non-Native English Speaking Teachers in a Globalized 21st Century, Rosa Dene David (Thesis)

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Workplace Aggression: A Multi-Study Examination of Work and Nonwork Consequences, Caitlin Ann Demsky (Dissertation)

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Betrayal Short Stories, Mary Ann Dougherty (Closed Thesis)

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Evaluating the Effects of a Congestion and Weather Responsive Advisory Variable Speed Limit System in Portland, Oregon, Matthew Blake Downey (Thesis)

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Building Resources at Home and at Work: Day-Level Relationships between Job Crafting, Recovery Experiences, and Work Engagement, Allison Marie Ellis (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Role of Alternate Numeration Systems in Preservice Teacher Mathematics Content Courses, Jodi I. Fasteen (Dissertation)

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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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Revealing Structural Organization with Liquid Crystal-based Spectral Imaging Polarimetry, James Campbell Gladish (Dissertation)

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Evaluating Global Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Hydrologic Modeling over the Columbia River Basin, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Thesis)

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The Scholarship of Student Affairs Professionals: Effective Writing Strategies and Scholarly Identity Formation Explored through a Coaching Model, Lisa Janie Hatfield (Dissertation)

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Staying on Script: Sexual Scripts and Sex Education, Elizabeth Carol Hauck (Thesis)

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The Erosion of Coastal Sediment and Regeneration of Rhizophora mangle Following Anthropogenic Disturbance on Turneffe Atoll, Belize, Heather Lyn Hayden (Thesis)

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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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Effects of Selective Logging and Roads on Instream Fine Sediments and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Clackamas Basin, Oregon, Paula Elizabeth Hood (Thesis)

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Using Socratic Questioning as an Instructional Tool to Help High School Students at Grade Twelve Improve Their Perceptions of the Writing Process, Rana Houshmand (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 Appuhamilage Lilanthi Sanjika Jayatissa (Thesis)

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

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A Multivariate Modeling Approach for Generating Ensemble Climatology Forcing for Hydrologic Applications, Sepideh Khajehei (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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Building Social Sustainability from the Ground Up: The Contested Social Dimension of Sustainability in Neighborhood-Scale Urban Regeneration in Portland, Copenhagen, and Nagoya, Jacklyn Nicole Kohon (Dissertation)

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Sound Effects: Age, Gender, and Sound Symbolism in American English, Timothy Allen Krause (Thesis)

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In Some Asbestos World, Aaron Kroska (Closed Thesis)

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The Effects of Urban Containment Policies on Commuting Patterns, Sung Moon Kwon (Dissertation)

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

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Modeling the Optical Response to a Near-Field Probe Tip from a Generalized Multilayer Thin Film, A.J. Lawrence (Dissertation)

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Hardware/Software Interface Assurance with Conformance Checking, Li Lei (Dissertation)

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Ordinary Women/Extraordinary Lives: Oregon Women and Their Stories of Persistence, Grit and Grace, Shannon Moon Leonetti (Thesis)

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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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Poor Dead Jar, Alexa Rae Mallernee (Closed Thesis)

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Steps Towards Deciphering the Post-Polyketide Synthase Tailoring Steps in the Phoslactomycin Biosynthesis Pathway, Patience Marimo (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 Paris Afternoon Or A Wart, Ryan Edward Mills (Closed Thesis)

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Got Hair that Flows in the Wind: The Complexity of Hair and Identity among African American Female Adolescents in Foster Care, Lakindra Michelle Mitchell Dove (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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Improved Gain Stability of a Digital Imager Using a Charge Feedback Amplifier, Elliot Eckman Mylott (Thesis)

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Measuring the Effect of Vegetated Roofs on the Performance of Photovoltaic Panels in Combined Systems, Hamid Hawi Kadham Ogaili (Thesis)

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

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The Impact of Communication Impairments on the Social Relationships of Older Adults, Andrew Demetrius Palmer (Dissertation)

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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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Exploring the Developmental Dynamics of Motivational Resilience Over the Transition to Middle School, Jennifer Rose Pitzer (Dissertation)

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Gifted Black and Biracial Students at a Predominantly White Gifted School, Clair Elizabeth Pople (Dissertation)

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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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Climate Change Assessment in Columbia River Basin (CRB) Using Copula Based on Coupling of Temperature and Precipitation, Yueyue Qin (Thesis)

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Desolation is Key: Essays, Heather Fae Quinn-Bork (Closed 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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The Horse Latitudes, Matthew Dean Robinson (Closed Thesis)

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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 Cognitive Development of Expertise in an ESL Teacher: A Case Study, Lyndsey Roos (Thesis)

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Study of Prestige and Resource Control Using Fish Remains from Cathlapotle, a Plankhouse Village on the Lower Columbia River, J. Shoshana Rosenberg (Thesis)

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Democratizing the City Through the Colonization of Public Space: A Case Study of Portland Food Not Bombs, Trent Adam Saari (Thesis)

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Identity and Investment in the Community ESL Classroom, Jennifer Marie Sacklin (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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Assessing Unique Core Values with the Competing Values Framework: The CCVI Technique for Guiding Organizational Culture Change, Anthony John Santoriello (Dissertation)

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Focus on a STEM, Based in Place, Watershed Curriculum: A confluence of stormwater, humans, knowledge, attitudes, and skills, Lecia Lea Molineux Schall (Thesis)

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A Device, Method, and Algorithm to Assess Changes in Cardiac Output via Intracardiac Impedance Monitoring, Geoffrey Fredrick Schau (Thesis)

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STEM Education in the Foreign Language Classroom with Special Attention to the L2 German Classroom, Sarah Danielle Schoettler (Thesis)