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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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Silicic Volcanism at the Northern and Western Extent of the Columbia River Basalt Rhyolite Flare-up: Rhyolites of Buchanan Volcanic Complex and Dooley Mountain Volcanic Complex, Oregon, Adam M. Large (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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Perceptions of Hmong Parents In A Hmong American Charter School: A Qualitative Descriptive Case Study On Hmong Parent Involvement, Kirk T. Lee (Dissertation)

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Configuring the Urban Smart Grid: Transitions, Experimentation, and Governance, Anthony Michael Levenda (Dissertation)

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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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The Effects of Frequency of Social Interaction, Social Cohesion, Age, and the Built Environment on Walking, Gretchen Allison Luhr (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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Geothermometry of Two Cascade Geothermal Systems, Donnel Alexander Malkemus (Thesis)

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

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Determining the Power and Energy Capacity of a Battery Energy Storage System Utilizing a Smoothing Feeder Profile to Accommodate High Photovoltaic Penetration on a Distribution Feeder, Osama Mohammed Abbas Aly Mansour (Thesis)

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The Development and Validation of the Social Recovery Measure, Casadi "Khaki" 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, Michael Scott Marshall (Thesis)

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Hydrogeochemical Evaluation of the Uinta Formation and Green River Formation, Piceance Creek Basin, Northwestern Colorado, USA, Megan E. Masterson (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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Vulnerability and Protective Factors of Stress-Related Drinking: An Exploration of Individual and Day-Level Predictors of Alcohol Involvement, Cameron Trim McCabe (Dissertation)

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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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Immediate and Short-Term Effects of Kinesio® Taping on Lower Trunk Range of Motion in Division I Athletes, Hoshito Mizutani (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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Japanese Dialect Ideology from Meiji to the Present, Nao Okumura (Thesis)

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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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The Efficacy and Feasibility of a Context-Specific Autism Behavior Rating Tool with Real Time Data Collection Methods from the Perspectives of Clinicians, Educators, and Parents, Kathleen Marie Panaccione (Dissertation)

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Investigations into the Effects of Water Exchange and the Structure of Lanthanide Chelates, Katherine Marie Payne (Dissertation)

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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 Fluoxetine, Joseph Richard Peters (Thesis)

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

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A Multi-Agent System for Adaptive Control of a Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicle, Michal Podhradsky (Dissertation)

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Sedimentologic changes in the deposits of an evolving lahar-flood in 2006, Hood River Basin, Mount Hood, Oregon, Matthew Ray Poole (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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To Disappear, Rachel Chenven Powers (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)

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The Mediating Effects of LMX on the Relationship Between Supervisor and Employee Age Differences, Satisfaction, and Retirement Intentions, Amy Christine Pytlovany (Thesis)

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An Orphanage in Mexico: Four United Nations' Human Rights of Children and Wolins' Prerequisites for Efficient Group Care Through the View of the Manager and Staff, Lucia Beatriz Quesnel Galván (Dissertation)

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Torsional Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using CFRP Composites, Ranj Aza Rafeeq (Thesis)

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Complete Design Methodology of a Massively Parallel and Pipelined Memristive Stateful IMPLY Logic Based Reconfigurable Architecture, Kamela Choudhury Rahman (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Potential of Land Use Modifications to Mitigate the Respiratory Health Impacts of NO2: A Case Study in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area, Meenakshi Rao (Dissertation)

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An Assessment of Post-Encroachment Times for Bicycle-Vehicle Interactions Observed in the Field, a Driving Simulator, and in Traffic Simulation Models, Ali Razmpa (Thesis)

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Formulation of Colloidal Suspensions of 3-mercaptopropionic acid capped PbS Quantum Dots as Solution Processable QD "Inks" for Optoelectronic Applications, Chase Collier Reinhart (Dissertation)

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Teacher Mindfulness in the Middle School Classroom: Reliability and Validity of a New Scale, Nicolette Paige Rickert (Thesis)

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Escritos para Desocupados (2013) de Vivian Abenshushan: De Contraensayos, Libros Aumentados y Vanguardias de Liberación, Gloria Robayo Trujillo (Thesis)

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On Both Sides of the Tracks: Light Rail and Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, Nathan Eric Rochester (Thesis)

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Seeing the Forest for the Roads: Auto-Tourism and Wilderness Preservation in Mount Hood National Forest, 1913-64, Taylor Elliott Rose (Thesis)

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Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Beams with CFRP Strands, Yasir Matloob Saeed (Thesis)

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Narratives of Native American Women and Tribal Courts: The Framing of the Violence Against Women Act of 2013 in Mainstream, Native American, and Tribal Press Coverage, Alesha Marie Sangster (Thesis)

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Orthomorphisms of Boolean Groups, Nichole Louise Schimanski (Dissertation)

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Creating a Learning Continuum: A Critical Look at the Intersection of Prior Knowledge, Outdoor Education, and Next Generation Science Standards Disciplinary Core Ideas and Practices, Trisha Leigh Schlobohm (Thesis)

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Practical Wired Digital Communications Link Analysis, Raymond Matthew Schmelzer (Thesis)

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Understanding Neighborhood Satisfaction for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Study, Amy Leigh Shearer (Thesis)

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Algorithm for Premature Ventricular Contraction Detection from a Subcutaneous Electrocardiogram Signal, Iris Lynn Shelly (Thesis)

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The Role of Recovery from Work in Work Stress-Related Drinking, Brittnie Renae Shepherd (Thesis)

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A Community Engaged Approach to Address Intimate Partner Violence among Sexual Minority Women, Rachel Marie Smith (Thesis)

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More Than Meets the Eye: Latino Students in a Two-Way Immersion Program and Stereotype Threat, Edgar Ubaldino Solares Vega (Dissertation)

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BEE CAUSE: Is Legislative Action Protecting Bees from Neonicotinoids Justified?, Ursula A. Squire (Thesis)

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Exploring the Impact of an LD Diagnosis on the Self-Determination of Women in Poverty, Cynthia Jakes Stadel (Dissertation)

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Field Geology and Petrologic Investigation of the Strawberry Volcanics, Northeast Oregon, Arron Richard Steiner (Dissertation)

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Photoemission Electron Microscopy for Analysis of Dielectric Structures and the Goos-Hänchen Shift, Theodore Axel Stenmark (Thesis)

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Domestic News, Summer R. Stewart (Closed Thesis)

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Transgender Patients' Experiences of Discrimination at Mental Health Clinics, Corrine Ann Stocking (Thesis)

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Democratization, Political Performance, and Income Distribution in Argentina and Brazil, Nicholas Paul Stowell (Thesis)

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An Investigation into Intermediate Grades Teachers' Noticing of the Mathematical Quality of Instruction, Krista Lynn Strand (Dissertation)

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The Intermediate Value Theorem as a Starting Point for Inquiry-Oriented Advanced Calculus, Stephen Raymond Strand II (Dissertation)

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The Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Results of a Race Car for the Collegiate Formula SAE Electric Competition, Quinn Jasha Bryan Sullivan (Thesis)

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(Re)Presenting Peoples and Storied Lands: Public Presentation of Archaeology and Representation of Native Americans in Selected Western U.S. Protected Areas, Cerinda Survant (Thesis)

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Conceptualizing the Mindful Teacher: Examining Evidence for Mindfulness Skills in Teachers' Classroom Speech and Behavior, Cynthia Lynn Taylor (Dissertation)

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Effects of Antibiotic Mixtures across Marine Intertidal Trophic Levels: Examining Environmentally-Relevant Contaminant Concentrations, Jaclyn Rebecca Teixeira (Thesis)

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Household Water Filter Use Characterization in Rural Rwanda: Signal Interpretation, Development and Validation, Sarita Lucia Tellez Sanchez (Thesis)

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Social Support and Depression Symptomatology Post Injury in Division 1 Athletes, Alyssa Catherine Tiedens (Thesis)

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Keeley Probes as a Tool for Uncovering Student Ideas: How Do Teachers Use Formative Assessment Probes to Plan and Adapt Instruction?, Kalin Tobler (Thesis)

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One-Dimensional Nanostructure and Sensing Applications: Tin Dioxide Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes, Hoang Anh Tran (Dissertation)

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"On This, We Shall Build": The Struggle for Civil Rights in Portland, Oregon 1945-1953, Justin LeGrand Vipperman (Thesis)

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Relationships that Extend Beyond the Fence-Line: Private Landowner Attitudes and Interest in Conservation Easements, Ashley Lyn Vizek (Thesis)

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The Village Market: New Columbia Goes Shopping for Food Justice, Jane Therese Waddell (Dissertation)

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Molecular Probes for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging, Lei Wang (Dissertation)

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Use of Distance Weighted Metrics to Investigate Landscape-Stream Temperature Relationships Across Different Temporal Scales, Eric Craig Watson (Thesis)

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The Effectiveness of Participation in a Project-based Learning Project on At-risk Student Self-Efficacy, Benjamin Aaron Weber (Thesis)

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Phylogeography of Two Species of the Genus Apochthonius Chamberlin, 1929, in the Pacific Northwest (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones), Brandi Lynn Welch (Thesis)

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Surviving Catastrophe: Resource Allocation and Plant Interactions Among the Mosses of Mount St. Helens Volcano, Trevor D. Williams (Thesis)

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A Utility-Scale Deployment Project of Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage for Use in Ancillary Services, Energy Resiliency, Grid Infrastructure Investment Deferment, and Demand-Response Integration, Joseph Nathanael Wilson (Thesis)