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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Queer Liberation Movement? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Queer Liberation Organizations, Investigating Whether They are Building a Separate Social Movement, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis (Dissertation)

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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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Novel Cryptographic Primitives and Protocols for Censorship Resistance, Kevin Patrick Dyer (Dissertation)

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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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Ninth Grade Student Responses to Authentic Science Instruction, Michael Steven Ellison (Dissertation)

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The Role of Pyrococcus furiosus Transcription Factor E in Transcription Iniitiation, Robyn Lynn Eustis (Thesis)

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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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An Examination of Factors that Catalyze LGBTQ Movements in Middle Eastern and North African Authoritarian Regimes, Michael Anthony Figueredo (Thesis)

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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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The Role of Environmental Dynamics in the Emergence of Autocatalytic Networks, Joe Fusion (Dissertation)

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A Critical Race Analysis of Travel for Transformation: Pedagogy for the Privileged or Vehicle for Socio-Cultural Transformation?, James Arthur Gambrell (Dissertation)

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Engineering a Healthier Watershed: Middle School Students Use Engineering Design to Lessen the Impact of Their Campus' Impervious Surfaces on Their Local Watershed, Elizabeth Claire Gardner (Thesis)

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

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The Development of Personal Resources in the Academic Domain: Age Differences in the Evolution of Coping and Perceived Control and the Process Structures that Facilitate Academic Engagement, Teresa Marie Greene (Dissertation)

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Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village, Katherine Eileen Griffin (Thesis)

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A Spline Framework for Optimal Representation of Semiperiodic Signals, Farzin G. Guilak (Dissertation)

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Thinking About Work at Home: Implications for Safety at Work, Frankie Guros (Dissertation)

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Exploring Relationships Between Entrepreneurship Education and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Mixed Method Study of Entrepreneurial Pedagogies at Chilean Universities, Paulina Andrea Gutierrez Zepeda (Dissertation)

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Investigation in to the Effect of Spin Locking on Contrast Agent Relaxivity, Julian Saunders Haigh (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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Metaphorical Framing of Obesity, Ryan Paul Hofer (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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Naturally Occurring Background Levels of Arsenic in the Soils of Southwestern Oregon, Heather Ann Hurtado (Thesis)

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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 Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Virus 1, Eric Alexander Iverson (Dissertation)

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Evaluation of Data-Path Topologies for Self-Timed Conditional Statements, Navaneeth Prasannakumar Jamadagni (Dissertation)

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A Metal-Free Approach to Biaryl Compounds: Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Diaryliodonium Salts and Aryl Triolborates, Kuruppu Lilanthi Jayatissa (Thesis)

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Questions of Citizenship: Oregonian Reactions to Japanese Immigrants' Quest for Naturalization Rights in the United States, 1894-1952, Alison Leigh Jessie (Thesis)

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

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The Islands In-Between, Lindsay M. Kalama-Smith (Closed Thesis)

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A Method for Achieving Analytic Formulas for Three Body Integrals Consisting of Powers and Exponentials in All Three Interparticle Hyllerass Coordinates, Chris M. Keating (Thesis)

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Effects of Aerial Exposure on Preservation of Low-Temperature Calothrix Biosignatures in Silica Sinter from Queen's Laundry, Yellowstone National Park, USA, Shana Kendall (Thesis)

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Expressionist Art and Drama Before, During, and After the Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy (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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Isn’t Citizen Science a Hoot? A Case-study Exploring the Effectiveness of Citizen Science as an Instrument to Teach the Nature of Science through a Local Nocturnal Owl-Monitoring Project, Tess Marie Kreofsky (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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Liberalization, Contention, and Threat: Institutional Determinates of Societal Preferences and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Morocco, Matthew Thomas Lacouture (Thesis)

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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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Debris Flow Susceptibility Map for Mount Rainier, Washington Based on Debris Flow Initiation Zone Characteristics from the November, 2006 Climate Event in the Cascade Mountains, Kassandra Lindsey (Thesis)

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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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Neurobiology of Seasonal Life-history Transitions, Ashley Rae Lucas (Thesis)

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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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Mechanisms of Adaptation in the Newly Invasive Species Brachypodium sylvaticum (Hudson) Beauv., Gina Lola Marchini (Dissertation)

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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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The Impeccable Timing of the Apple Maggot Fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Dipetera: Tephritidae), and its Implications for Ecological Speciation, Monte Arthur Mattsson (Thesis)

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Network Structure, Network Flows and the Phenomenon of Influence in Online Social Networks: An Exploratory Empirical Study of Twitter Conversations about YouTube Product Categories, Nitin Venkat Mayande (Dissertation)

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Gender Difference in Working Parents' Perceptions of Work/Family Conflict and the Role of Occupational Prestige, Heather Kirsten McCabe (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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Analysis of Capillary Flow in Interior Corners : Perturbed Power Law Similarity Solutions, Joshua Thomas McCraney (Thesis)

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The Design and Validation of a Group Theory Concept Inventory, Kathleen Mary Melhuish (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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Effective Technology Implementation in Schools: Differing Perceptions of Teachers, Administrators, and Technology Staff, Joseph Stephen Morelock (Dissertation)

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Quaternary Chronology and Stratigraphy of Mickey Springs, Oregon, Leslie Allen Mowbray (Thesis)

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Design and Synthesis of Novel Chloroquine-based Antimalarials, Kevin Vincent Murphy (Thesis)

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Training "In a Good Way": Evaluating the Effect of a Culturally Responsive Pre-training Intervention on Learning and Motivation, Adam Thomas Murry (Dissertation)

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Advances in Autonomous-Underwater-Vehicle Based Passive Bottom-Loss Estimation by Processing of Marine Ambient Noise, Lanfranco Muzi (Dissertation)

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Improved Gain Stability of a Digital Imager Using a Charge Feedback Amplifier, Elliot Eckman Mylott (Thesis)

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A Bell Awakened, Lenore Nash (Closed 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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Glacier Change on the Three Sisters Volcanoes, Oregon: 1900-2010, Justin George Ohlschlager (Thesis)

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

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Perspectives on the College Readiness and Outcome Achievement of Former Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Students, Meghan Oswalt (Thesis)

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Multivalent Rechargeable Batteries, Sudhaprasanna Kumar Padigi (Dissertation)

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

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Formal Modeling and Verification of Delay-Insensitive Circuits, Hoon Park (Dissertation)

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School Reform and Coaching: Identifying Structures for Successful Implementation of a Data Informed Decision-Making Program, Kristan D. Parman (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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Supervisor-Specific Outcomes of a Work-Family Intervention: Evidence from the Work, Family, & Health Study, MacKenna Laine Perry (Thesis)

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] To Mother, Sophia Pfaff-Shalmiyev (Closed 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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Upper Body Posture and Pain in Division I Female Volleyball and Softball Athletes, Brittany M. Plunkett Castilla (Thesis)

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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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Transport of Heat Activated Persulfate and Its Application for In-situ Chemical Oxidation of Residual Trichloroethylene, Lauren Dekker Quig (Thesis)

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Desolation is Key: Essays, Heather Fae Quinn-Bork (Closed Thesis)