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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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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Investigation of Jet Dynamics in Cross-Flow: Quantifying Volcanic Plume Behavior, Graham Freedland (Thesis)

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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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A Measurement System for Science and Engineering Research Center Performance Evaluation, Elizabeth Carole Gibson (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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Modeling of Historic Columbia River Flood Impacts Based on Delft 3D Simulations, Lumas Terence Helaire (Thesis)

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

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Using Blind Source Separation and a Compact Microphone Array to Improve the Error Rate of Speech Recognition, Jeffrey Dean Hoffman (Thesis)

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A Study of the Intelligibility, Comprehensibility and Interpretability of Standard Marine Communication Phrases as Perceived by Chinese Mariners, Lillian Christine Holland (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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The Application of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to Immediately Diagnose the Protective Quality of Coatings on Artistic and Architectural Metalwork, Kathryn Nicole Hosbein (Thesis)

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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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A Landscape Approach to Determining and Predicting Juvenile Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) Movement Timing and Growth Patterns Prior to Ocean Entry, Amelia Lee Johnson (Thesis)

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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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Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions near Mosier, Oregon, Cullen Brandon Jones (Thesis)

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An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Long-Term Mentoring Relationships from the Youth Perspective, Kevin Richard Jones (Dissertation)

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The Effects of Anthropogenic Stressors on Mercury Concentrations and Community Composition of Freshwater Zooplankton, Meredith Powers Jordan (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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Investigating the Origin and Functions of a Novel Small RNA in Escherichia coli, Fenil Rashmin Kacharia (Thesis)

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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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Systems Thinking in the Forest Service: A Framework to Guide Practical Application for Social-Ecological Management in the Enterprise Program, Megan Kathleen Kmon (Thesis)

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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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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 M. 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)