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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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)

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Large Length Scale Capillary Fluidics: From Jumping Bubbles to Drinking in Space, Andrew Paul Wollman (Dissertation)

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Insulin-like Growth Factor Pathway Described in Austrofundulus limnaeus Diapause and Escape Embryos, Steven Cody Woll (Thesis)

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Origin and Use of Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A Case Study of Three Math Teachers and Their Students, Christopher Neal Wood (Thesis)

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Stellar Works: Searching for the Lives of Women in Science, Jennifer Elizabeth Woodman (Thesis)

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The Design of a Simple, Spiking Sparse Coding Algorithm for Memristive Hardware, Walt Woods (Thesis)

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From Drought Monitoring to Forecasting: A Combined Dynamical-Statistical Modeling Framework, Hongxiang Yan (Dissertation)

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Conventionalizing and Axiomatizing in a Community College Mathematics Bridge Course, Mark Alan Yannotta (Dissertation)

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Watershed Response to Climate Change and Fire-Burns in the Upper Umatilla River Basin Using the Precipitation Runoff Modeling System, Kimberly Crystal Yazzie (Thesis)

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The Foundations of Network Dynamics in an RNA Recombinase System, Jessica Anne Mellor Yeates (Dissertation)

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South Korean Teachers' Beliefs about Diversity: The Impact on Practice of Multicultural Education, Marie Yeo (Dissertation)

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A Relevance Rule Organizing Responsive Behavior During Projectably Multi-Unit Tellings, Anri Zama (Thesis)

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Cyclic Loading Behavior of CFRP-Wrapped Non-Ductile Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column Joints, Ali S. H. Zerkane (Thesis)

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Image Stitching: Handling Parallax, Stereopsis, and Video, Fan Zhang (Dissertation)

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Dietary and Physical Activity Acculturation and Weight Status in Chinese College Students, Yanni Zhang (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Principal Leadership Practices in High Poverty K-5 Model Schools in Oregon, Janice Marie Adams (Dissertation)

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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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A Combined Energy and Geoengineering Optimization Model (CEAGOM) for Climate Policy Analysis, John George Anasis (Dissertation)

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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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Language Policy and Bilingual Education for Immigrant Students at Public Schools in Japan, Naomi Asakura (Thesis)

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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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The Effects of an Overnight Environmental Science Education Program on Students' Attendance Rate Change for Middle School Years, Jennifer Elizabeth Basham (Thesis)

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Nationalism in United States Foreign Policy in the Post 9/11 Era, Chris W. Baum (Thesis)

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Beyond Fruit: Examining Community in a Community Orchard, Emily Jane Becker (Thesis)

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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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An Exploration of Bicyclist Comfort Levels Utilizing Crowdsourced Data, Bryan Philip Blanc (Thesis)

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The Europeanization of Political Parties: A Study of Political Parties in Poland 2009-2014, Dennis Jan Blew (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 K. 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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Using Landsat TM Imagery to Monitor Vegetation Change Following Flow Restoration to the Lower Owens River, California, Lesley Crandell Bross (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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Characterization, DNA Binding and Cleavage Activities of New Prodigiosin and Tambjamine Analogues and Their Cu²⁺ and Zn²⁺ Complexes, Karen Chichetu (Dissertation)

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

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Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles: Fluorescent Cellular Imaging Applications and Photoluminescence (PL) Behavior Study, Sheng-Kuei Chiu (Dissertation)

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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-Revolutionary Mexican Education in Durango and Jalisco: Regional Differences, Cultures of Violence, Teaching, and Folk Catholicism, Lindsey Ellison Collins (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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Mistrust: An Exploration of African Americans' Attitudes and Perspectives Toward Healthcare, Adolfo Gabriel Cuevas (Dissertation)

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Centralia, Collective Memory, and the Tragedy of 1919, Shawn T. Daley (Thesis)

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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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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use in Collegiate Athletes, Brian Robert Davis (Thesis)

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Polymeric Porphyrins as Solar Photocatalysts, Nicholas Upton Day (Dissertation)