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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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A Study of Microwave curing of Underfill using Open and Closed microwave ovens, Aditya Thakare (Thesis)

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Bicyclist Compliance at Signalized Intersections, Samson Ray Riley Thompson (Thesis)

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The Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Photoelectrochemical Properties of FeS(2) Photoanodes, Qi Tong (Dissertation)

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Reversible Circuits Synthesis Based on EXOR-sum of Products of EXOR-sums, Linh Hoang Tran (Dissertation)

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Jews, Sports, Gender, and the Rose City : An Analysis of Jewish Involvement with Athletics in Portland, Oregon, 1900-1940, Kelli Ann Tusow (Thesis)

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Pseudocapacitors for Energy Storage, Anuradha Venkataraman (Thesis)

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo (Thesis)

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Developmental Mechanisms that Support Genome Stability and Embryonic Survival in Stress-tolerant Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Josiah Tad Wagner (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Impact of Sibling Foster Care on Placement Stability, Jeffrey David Waid (Dissertation)

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Therapy and the Nontraditional Transgender Narrative, Dylan Ellingson Waller (Thesis)

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Spectroscopy, NMR, and Electrochemistry Studies of Protonated Aminophenyl/Pyridyl Porphyrins and Their Application in Hydrogen Evolution, Chenyi Wang (Dissertation)

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Facile Methods for the Analysis of Lysophosphatidic Acids in Human Plasma, Jialu Wang (Dissertation)

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Hydrogeologic Investigation of a Pumice Aquifer, Fremont/Winema National Forest, Oregon, Jonathan Michael Weatherford (Thesis)

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Engineering Professional Development: Elementary Teachers' Self-efficacy and Sources of Self-efficacy, Donna Louise Webb (Dissertation)

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel (Thesis)

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Crash Course: The Decisions That Brought Down United Flight 173, Julie Doran Whipple (Closed Thesis)

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Defining the Terroir of the Columbia Gorge Wine Region, Oregon and Washington, USA Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hilary Whitney (Thesis)

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Scalable Equivalence Checking for Behavioral Synthesis, Zhenkun Yang (Dissertation)

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Nonlinear Analysis and Digital Pre-Distortion of the SC-FDMA Signals in LTE Uplink System, Changwen Zhu (Thesis)

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Time-Variant Load Models of Electric Vehicle Chargers, Nicole P. Zimmerman (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Code Switching Between Tamazight and Arabic in the First Libyan Berber News Broadcast: An Application of Myers-Scotton's MLF and 4M Models, Ashour S. Abdulaziz (Thesis)

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Evaluation of Energy Policy Instruments for the Adoption of Renewable Energy: Case of Wind Energy in the Pacific Northwest U.S., Remal Abotah (Dissertation)

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Determinants of Recent Mover Non-work Travel Mode Choice, Arlie Steven Adkins (Dissertation)

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The Nax Language: Unifying Functional Programming and Logical Reasoning in a Language based on Mendler-style Recursion Schemes and Term-indexed Types, Ki Yung Ahn (Dissertation)

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Early Childhood Educators' Perception of Oregon's Professional Development System: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, Ingrid Mari Anderson (Dissertation)

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Understanding Male Nursing Student Perceptions of the Influence of Gender: A Qualitative Case Study Approach of Students, Faculty, and Administration in a Pacific Northwest Nursing Program, Jennifer Anne Anderson (Dissertation)

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Chemical and Petrographic Survey of Large, Igneous-Textured Inclusions in Ordinary Chondrites, Katherine Armstrong (Thesis)

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A 3.6 GHz Doherty Power Amplifier with a 40 dBm Saturated Output Power using GaN on SiC HEMT Devices, Bryant Baker (Thesis)

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Analog Implicit Functional Testing using Supervised Machine Learning, Neerja Pramod Bawaskar (Thesis)

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Investigating a Role for the CCAAT/Enhancer-Binding Protein δ in the Developing Zebrafish, Alisha Jennifer Beirl (Thesis)

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Evaluation of a High School Science Fair Program for promoting Successful Inquiry-based Learning, Julia Nykeah Betts (Thesis)

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The orientation of the Pyrococcus furiosus transcription factor TFB2 in the transcription initiation complex, Arati Bhattarai (Thesis)

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Bicyclists' Uptake of Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Effects of the Urban Transportation System, Alexander Y. Bigazzi (Dissertation)

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Sleep Quality and Quantity of Portland State University Intercollegiate Student-Athletes: A Case Study, Mara Elizabeth Birge (Thesis)

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The Responsibility to Protect and International Law: Moral, Legal and Practical Perspectives on Kosovo, Libya, and Syria, William R. Blackford (Thesis)

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Probabilistic Analysis for Reliable Logic Circuits, Scott Blakely (Thesis)

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Changing the Face of the Earth: The Morrison-­Knudsen Corporation as Partner to the U.S. Federal Government, Christopher S. Blanchard (Dissertation)

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Self-Efficacy in Low-Level English Language Learners, Laura F. Blumenthal (Thesis)

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The Fevered Road, Cooper Lee Bombardier (Closed Thesis)

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Being Human: How Four Animals Forever Changed The Way We Live, What We Believe, And Who We Think We Are, Jocelyn Mary Brady (Thesis)

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Household Water Demand and Land Use Context: A Multilevel Approach, Elizabeth Yancey Breyer (Thesis)

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Assessment of Similarity in Chemically Complex Samples, Jessica Elise Brown (Thesis)

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Peer Conversations about Inter-racial and Inter-ethnic Friendships, Lana Lee Buckholz (Thesis)

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Using Spammers' Computing Resources for Volunteer Computing, Thai Le Quy Bui (Thesis)

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Sister Golden Calf: Stories, Dissections, & A Novella, Colleen Burner (Closed Thesis)

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Teachers Teaching Teachers: A Sustainable and Inexpensive Professional Development Program to Improve Instruction, Carol L. Campbell (Dissertation)

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Lion in Summer & Other Beasts, Jamie Alexandra Carr (Closed Thesis)

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The Impact of Wiki-based Collaborative Writing on English L2 Learners' Individual Writing Development, Gina Christina Caruso (Thesis)

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Latino Men Managing HIV: An Appraisal Analysis of Intersubjective Relations in the Discourse of Five Research Interviews, Will Caston (Thesis)

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The Power of Reflective Professional Development in Changing Elementary School Teachers' Instructional Practices, Carolina Christmann Cavedon (Thesis)

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Understanding Biliteracy: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Bilingual Reading Specialists, Tatiana Margarita Cevallos (Dissertation)

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Towards Constructing Interactive Virtual Worlds, Francis Chang (Dissertation)

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Classroom Engagement as a Proximal Lever for Student Success in Higher Education: What a Self-Determination Framework within a Multi-Level Developmental System Tells Us, Una Ji Chi (Dissertation)

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Behavioral Observation and Paternal Investment of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Christopher Michael Chutter (Thesis)

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The Role of Diversity in Peer Influences on Students' Academic Engagement, Hyuny Clark-Shim (Thesis)

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Gender and Prescription Painkiller Misuse: Findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Robin Jo Clough (Thesis)

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"Dangerous Subjects": James D. Saules and the Enforcement of the Color Line in Oregon, Kenneth Robert Coleman (Thesis)

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Using Art to Teach Students Science Outdoors: How Creative Science Instruction Influences Observation, Question Formation, and Involvement, Christina Schull Cone (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Tax Revolt and School Reform on Oregon Schools during the 1990s, Beth Cookler (Thesis)

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Community level impacts associated with the invasion of English ivy (Hedera spp.) in Forest Park: a look at the impacts of ivy on community composition and soil moisture., Sara Rose Copp (Thesis)

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Black and Blue and Read All Over: News Framing and the Coverage of Crime, Kalistah Quilla Cosand (Thesis)

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The Effects of Organizational Justice and Exercise on the Relationship between Job Stressors and Employee Health, Ana Cristina B. Costa (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing the Vertical and the Horizontal: A World-Ecological Analysis of 'the Industrial Revolution', Part I, Christopher R. Cox (Thesis)

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Reciprocal Effects of Student Engagement and Disaffection on Changes in Teacher Support Over the School Year, Cailin Tricia Currie (Thesis)

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In Her Place, Maria D'Alessandro (Closed Thesis)

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Understanding Sexual Assault Survivors' Willingness to Participate in the Judicial System, Mildred Ann Davis (Dissertation)

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Quantifying the Impacts of Initial Condition and Model Uncertainty on Hydrological Forecasts, Caleb Matthew DeChant (Dissertation)

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Ariège’s Development Conundrum, Alan Thomas Devenish (Thesis)

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The Boiling Springs Lake Metavirome: Charting the Viral Sequence-Space of an Extreme Environment Microbial Ecosystem, Geoffrey Scott Diemer (Dissertation)

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The Ground Slate Transition on the Northwest Coast: Establishing a Chronological Framework, Joshua Daniel Dinwiddie (Thesis)

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Opportunities for Incidental Acquisition of Academic Vocabulary from Teacher Speech in an English for Academic Purposes Classroom, Eric Dean Dodson (Thesis)

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Calcium Transport Inhibition, Stimulation, and Light Dependent Modulation of the Skeletal Calcium Release Channel (RyR1) by the Prototropic Forms of Pelargonidin, Thomas Joseph Dornan (Dissertation)

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Guiding the Work of Professional Learning Communities: Perspectives for School Leaders, Daniel Paul Draper (Dissertation)

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A Case Study of Collaborative Governance: Oregon Health Reform and Coordinated Care Organizations, Oliver John Droppers V (Dissertation)

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Characterization and Modeling of Nonlinear Dark Current in Digital Imagers, Justin Charles Dunlap (Dissertation)

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Exploring Connections Between Efforts to Restrict Same-Sex Marriage and Surging Public Opinion Support for Same-Sex Marriage Rights: Could Efforts to Restrict Gay Rights Help to Explain Increases in Public Opinion Support for Same-Sex Marriage?, Samuel Everett Christian Dunlop (Thesis)

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Managing for Resistance and Resilience of Northern Great Lakes Forests to the Effects of Climate Change, Matthew Joshua Duveneck (Dissertation)

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Macroinvertebrates and Excessive Fine Sediment Conditions in Oregon Coastal Streams, Patrick Michael Edwards (Dissertation)

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Elaborating Patient Agency in Breast-Cancer Care: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patients Asserting Treatment Preferences, Rachel Sofia Erdman (Thesis)

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Illuminating the Experiences of Single Fathers, Heidi Rosa Esbensen (Thesis)

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Mediating Academic Success: Race, Class, Gender and Community College Persistence, Schaylee Marie Esparza (Thesis)

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The Impact of Economic Integration within the European Union as a Factor in Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building, John Umo Ette (Thesis)

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Home, Timothy Dermot Faiella (Closed Thesis)

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An Analysis of Bicycle-Vehicle Interactions at Signalized Intersections with Bicycle Boxes, William Robert Farley (Thesis)

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Analyses of Bus Travel Time Reliability and Transit Signal Priority at the Stop-To-Stop Segment Level, Wei Feng (Dissertation)

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Confined Mesoscopic Fluid-like Films Analyzed with Frequency Modulation and Acoustic Detection, Rodolfo Fernandez Rodriguez (Dissertation)

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The Design, Implementation, Assessment, and Evaluation of a Power Systems Protection Laboratory Curriculum, Jennifer Ferris (Thesis)

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Synthesis of Irreversible Incompletely Specified Multi-Output Functions to Reversible EOSOPS Circuits with PSE Gates, Robert Adrian Fiszer (Thesis)

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The Small Volume Autonomous Water Sampler (SVAWS): An Innovative, Cost- Effective, Adaptable Protocol, Nicholas B. Fitzgerald (Thesis)

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School District Bond Campaigns: Strategies That Ensure Successful Outcomes, Linda L. Florence (Dissertation)

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Exploring Communicative Aspects of Client Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Retention in a Private, Non-profit Organization: A Qualitative, Interview-Based Study of Catholic Charities, Amanda Michelle Fortin (Thesis)

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Predicting Bicyclist Comfort in Protected Bike Lanes, Nicholas Mark-Andrew Foster (Thesis)

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Hey Mammal, Megan Elizabeth Freshley (Closed Thesis)

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A Study of Small Talk Among Males: Comparing the U.S. and Japan, Chie Furukawa (Thesis)

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Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS): Which ROS is Responsible for Cardioprotective Signaling?, Anders Olav Garlid (Thesis)

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Experimental Investigation of Lateral Cyclic Behavior of Wood-Based Screen-Grid Insulated Concrete Form Walls, John Stuart Garth (Thesis)

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'This Would Be Much Funner in Person': A Qualitative Grounded Theory Analysis of Cybergrooming, Maurice Jason Gauz (Thesis)

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Advances in Aquatic Target Localization with Passive Sonar, John Thomas Gebbie (Dissertation)

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Optical Properties of Nanostructured Dielectric Coatings, Brandon Giatti (Thesis)

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Some Neglected Aspects of the Rococo: Berkeley, Vico, and Rococo Style, Bennett Gilbert (Thesis)