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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Building a Multivariable Linear Regression Model of On-road Traffic for Creation of High Resolution Emission Inventories, James Eckhardt Powell (Thesis)

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Examination of Human Impacts on the Biodiversity and Ecology of Lichen and Moss Communities, Hannah Marie Prather (Dissertation)

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Certifying Loop Pipelining Transformations in Behavioral Synthesis, Disha Puri (Dissertation)

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Investigation into Effects of Instability and Reactivity of Hydride-Passivated Silicon Nanoparticles on Interband Photoluminescence, Christine Marie Radlinger (Dissertation)

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Generalized Differential Calculus and Applications to Optimization, Robert Blake Hayden Rector (Dissertation)

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Sustaining the Human Spirit of the High School Principal Leading for Equity, Ryan David Richardson (Dissertation)

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Influence of the Presidential Inaugural Address on Audience Perceptions of Candidate Image and the State of the Nation, Kyle Alexander Rush (Thesis)

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Synthesis of Linear Reversible Circuits and EXOR-AND-based Circuits for Incompletely Specified Multi-Output Functions, Ben Schaeffer (Dissertation)

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An IR and RF Based System for Functional Gait Analysis in a Multi-Resident Smart-Home, Erich Reinhardt Schafermeyer (Thesis)

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Quadded GasP: A Fault Tolerant Asynchronous Design, Kristopher S. Scheiblauer (Thesis)

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Music and Race in the American West, William Steven Schneider (Thesis)

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Assessing a Fluorescence Spectroscopy Method for In-Situ Microbial Drinking Water Quality, Taylor Jeffery Sharpe (Thesis)

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Computational Algorithms for Improved Representation of the Model Error Covariance in Weak-Constraint 4D-Var, Jeremy A. Shaw (Dissertation)

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Newspaper Construction of Homelessness in Western United States Cities, Charlie Allan Sheese (Thesis)

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Exploring the Positive Utility of Travel and Mode Choice, Patrick Allen Singleton (Dissertation)

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Controlling Water Exchange Kinetics and Improving ParaCEST Imaging, Jacqueline R. Slack (Thesis)

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Contexts of Reception and Constructions of Islam: Second Generation Muslim Immigrants in Post-9/11 America, Shahriyar Smith (Thesis)

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Investigating Cable: The Potential and Actual Value of PEG & Franchise Fees, Duncan Chaz Stewart (Thesis)

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Investigating the Relationship Between Supervisor Status and the Modus Operandi of Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Routine Activity Theory Perspective, Kelly E. Stewart (Thesis)

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Rural Interprofessional Health Care Education: A Study of Student Perspectives, Curt Carlton Stilp (Dissertation)

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The Discovery and Development of Metal-Free Arylation Reactions with Unsymmetrical Diaryliodonium Salts, Sunil Kumar Sundalam (Dissertation)

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Foundational Knowledge and Other Predictors of Commitment to Trauma-Informed Care, Stephanie Anne Sundborg (Dissertation)

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An AFM-SIMS Nano Tomography Acquisition System, Richard William Swinford (Dissertation)

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Sampling Fish: A Case Study from the Čḯxwicən Site, Northwest Washington, Laura Maye Syvertson (Thesis)

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Contextualization: An Experimental Model for EFL Writing Instruction in China, Guimin Tang (Dissertation)

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The Influence of Sense of Community on the Relationship Between Community Participation and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Rachel Elizabeth Terry (Thesis)

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Quantifying the Impacts of a Novel Predator: The Distinctive Case of the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) and the Invasive American Bullfrog (Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana), Kyle Scott Tidwell (Dissertation)

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"Are We Building Biking Solidarity:" Gendered, Racial, and Spatial Barriers to Bicycling in Portland, Oregon, Kyla Jean Tompkins (Thesis)

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Wolbachia-Host Interactions and the Implications to Insect Conservation and Management, Amy Michelle Truitt (Dissertation)

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Investigation in to the Stabilizing Effects of the Modified Base Archaeosine in tRNA and the Identification of the Fluorescent Product of Base Treatment of NAD(P)+ Cofactors, Ben Turner (Dissertation)

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Responses of Aquatic Non-Native Species to Novel Predator Cues and Increased Mortality, Brian Christopher Turner (Dissertation)

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Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Chehalis River Using CE-QUAL-W2, Sarah Van Glubt (Thesis)

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My Mouth has a Mother, Jenessa VanZutphen (Closed Thesis)

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership For Latino/a Students Success, Victor H. Vergara (Dissertation)

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Reduced Order Description of Experimental Two-Phase Pipe Flows: Characterization of Flow Structures and Dynamics via Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Bianca Fontanin Viggiano (Thesis)

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Capturing Peers', Teachers', and Parents' Joint Contributions to Students' Engagement: An Exploration of Models, Justin William Vollet (Dissertation)

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A Numerical Model Investigation of the Role of the Glacier Bed in Regulating Grounding Line Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Michael Scott Waibel (Dissertation)

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The Social Acceptance of Community Solar: A Portland Case Study, Anne Weaver (Thesis)

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Middle School Teacher Beliefs about Classroom Diversity and Their Influence on Differentiated Instructional Practices, Marcus Fredrick-Lynn Wenzel (Dissertation)

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How does a Next Generation Science Standard Aligned, Inquiry Based, Science Unit Impact Student Achievement of Science Practices and Student Science Efficacy in an Elementary Classroom?, Kayla Lee Whittington (Thesis)

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Survive or Thrive: A Mixed Method Study of Visiting Chinese Language Teachers' Identity Formation in the U.S. Classrooms, Li Xiang (Dissertation)

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Melting in the Mantle Wedge: Quantifying the Effects of Crustal Morphology and Viscous Decoupling on Melt Production with Application to the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Jiaming Yang (Thesis)

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An Analysis of Oregon Youth Authority Populations: Who Receives Treatment and What Factors Influence Allocation of Treatment Resources?, Rebecca Arredondo Yazzie (Dissertation)

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Intestinal Microbiota Diversity of Pre-Smolt Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Across Six Oregon and Washington Hatcheries, Christina Carrell Yildirimer (Thesis)

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Power-Aware Datacenter Networking and Optimization, Qing Yi (Dissertation)

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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Experimental Investigation of CFRP Wrapped Square Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Columns, Hayder Lateef Al-Khafaji (Thesis)

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Vision-Based Motion for a Humanoid Robot, Khalid Abdullah Alkhulayfi (Thesis)

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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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Development of 3D Accelerometer Testing System, Mohammed Abbas Soudai Alsaedi (Thesis)

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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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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 Marc Auger (Thesis)

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Citizen-led Urban Agriculture and the Politics of Spatial Reappropriation in Montreal, Quebec, Claire Emmanuelle Bach (Thesis)

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The Effect of Extended Instruction on Passive Voice, Reduced Relative Clauses, and Modal Would in the Academic Writing of Advanced English Language Learners, Audrey Bailey (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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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based Structure from Motion Biomass Inventory Estimates, Emily Jane Bedell (Thesis)

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Use of Water Indices Derived from Landsat OLI Imagery and GIS to Estimate the Hydrologic Connectivity of Wetlands in the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Debra Sue Blackmore (Thesis)

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The Making of Modern Egypt: the Egyptian Ulama as Custodians of Change and Guardians of Muslim Culture, Marai Boauod (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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QueF and QueF-like: Diverse Chemistries in a Common Fold, Adriana Bon Ramos (Dissertation)

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A Meta-Analysis of the Nomological Network of Work Ability, Grant Brady (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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Demography and the Evolution of Logistic Organization on the Northern Northwest Coast Between 11,000 and 5,000 cal BP, Thomas Jay Brown (Thesis)

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Architectures and Algorithms for Intrinsic Computation with Memristive Devices, Jens Bürger (Dissertation)

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Understanding the Importance of Intermittently Fragmented Stream Habitat for Isolated Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi) in the Colville National Forest, Washington, Forrest Michael Carpenter (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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National Security, Mass Surveillance, and Citizen Rights under Conditions of Protracted Warfare, Krystal Lynn Conniry (Thesis)

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

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Gender Bias and the Evaluation of Players: Voice and Gender in Narrated Gameplay Videos, Robin April Crowell (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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Manufacturing Consent in the Maghreb: How Mohammed VI of Morocco Survived the Arab Spring, David Michael Duke II (Thesis)

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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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Wiki-based Collaborative Creative Writing in the ESL Classroom, Rima Elabdali (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 Ribeiro de Sena Ferreira (Thesis)

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The Names, Karolinn Fiscaletti (Closed Thesis)