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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Safety in Maize: Subsistence Agriculture in a Zapotec Migrant Town, Fiona Joy Gladstone (Thesis)

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The Half-History of Spiro Elisha White, J. W. Griffith (Closed Thesis)

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Student-Athlete Needs Satisfaction and Well-Being, Abigail M. Gunnink (Thesis)

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The Effect of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)-Containing Phosphatidylcholine (PC) on Liquid-Ordered and Liquid-Disordered Coexistence, Yongwen Gu (Dissertation)

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Selective Indicators for Optical Determination of Disease Biomarkers, Lovemore Hakuna (Dissertation)

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Anisotropy of the Reynolds Stress Tensor in the Wakes of Counter-Rotating Wind Turbine Arrays, Nicholas Michael Hamilton (Thesis)

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Stories of Success: Understanding Academic Achievement of Hispanic Students in Science, Amanda Harris (Dissertation)

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Assessing Generic and Program-Specific Dose-Response Relations Between Engagement in Contemplative Practices and Reductions in Teachers' Occupational Stress and Burnout, Jessica Leigh Harrison (Thesis)

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Training Set Design for Test Removal Classication in IC Test, Nagarjun Hassan Ranganath (Thesis)

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"Vitalité": Race Science and Jews in France 1850-1914, Kendra Beth Hendrickson (Thesis)

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Strontium, Lead, and Oxygen Isotopic Signatures of Mid-Miocene Silicic Volcanism in Eastern Oregon, Emily Nancy Hess (Thesis)

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Fig : A List Of Eight Unclean Animals, Heather Napualani Hodges (Closed Thesis)

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The Antimalarial Activity of PL74: A Pyridine-Based Drug Candidate, Cheryl Anne Hodson Shirley (Dissertation)

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Seasonal and Sex Differences in the Effects of Melatonin on Brain Arginine Vasotocin in Green Treefrogs (Hyla cinerea): Relationship to Melatonin Receptor 1a, Christina Marie Howard (Thesis)

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Confessions of a Forager, Lauren Elaine Hudgins (Closed Thesis)

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Applications of Remote Sensing to the Study of Estuarine Physics: Suspended Sediment Dynamics in the Columbia River Estuary, Austin Scott Hudson (Thesis)

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From the Whiteboard to the Web: Equipping Administrators to Recruit, Hire, and Induct Top Quality K-12 Online Teachers, Daniel Keith Huld (Dissertation)

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The Values, Beliefs, and Attitudes of Elites in Jordan towards Political, Social, and Economic Development, Laila Huneidi (Dissertation)

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Himilco, and Other Stories, Jonathan Caldwell Hunsberger (Closed Thesis)

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Moving Beyond Regulatory Mechanisms: A Typology of Internet Control Regimes, Richard Reid Hunt (Thesis)

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Participation, Information, Values, and Community Interests Within Health Impact Assessments, Nicole Iroz-Elardo (Dissertation)

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An Assessment Model for Energy Efficiency Program Planning in Electric Utilities: Case of the Pacific of Northwest U.S.A., Ibrahim Iskin (Dissertation)

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Accountability Models in Policy Design: Understanding the Explanatory Power of the Four Major Accountability Models in Policy Tool Choices, David Seiler Jarvis (Dissertation)

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System-wide Performance Analysis for Virtualization, Deron Eugene Jensen (Thesis)

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Design and Prototyping of an Antenna-Coupled Cryotron, Shauna Jensen (Thesis)

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Bicycle Level of Service: Where are the Gaps in Bicycle Flow Measures?, Pamela Christine Johnson (Thesis)

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The Role of Network Position for Peer Influences on Adolescents' Academic Engagement, Price McCloud Johnson (Thesis)

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Emerging Lexical Organization from Intentional Vocabulary Learning, Adam Jones (Thesis)

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Advances in Piecewise Smooth Image Reconstruction, Ralf Juengling (Dissertation)

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Effects of the First Language on Japanese ESL Learners' Answers to Negative Questions, Kosuke Kanda (Thesis)

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A Thirst for More, Erika Donnelly Kauppi (Closed Thesis)

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Agricultural Classification of Multi-Temporal MODIS Imagery in Northwest Argentina Using Kansas Crop Phenologies, Jarrett Alexander Keifer (Thesis)

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Mimicking Metabolism of a Reversed Chloroquine Antimalarial, Kelsie Lynn Kendrick (Thesis)

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Attachment and Adolescent Offending: An Examination of the Links between Sexually Abusive Behavior and the Level of Attachment to Parents and Peers, Lee Anna Knox (Dissertation)

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Exploring Pedestrian Responsive Traffic Signal Timing Strategies in Urban Areas, Sirisha Murthy Kothuri (Dissertation)

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Friends or Foes?: Examining Social Capital of International NGOs and Food Security Programs, Mariah Ann Kraner (Dissertation)

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Detection of Variable Retention Time in DRAM, Neraj Kumar (Thesis)

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Interpretable Machine Learning and Sparse Coding for Computer Vision, Will Landecker (Dissertation)

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Interpretation of Chemical Environments by RNA and the Implications to the Origins of Life, Brian Larson (Thesis)

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Assessment of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis on Invasion Success in Brachypodium sylvaticum, Caitlin Elyse Lee (Thesis)

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"What Does This Graph Mean?" Formative Assessment With Science Inquiry to Improve Data Analysis, Andrea Dawn Leech (Thesis)

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Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute) Ecological Knowledge of Piñon-Juniper Woodlands: Implications for Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use in Two Southern Nevada Protected Areas, Brian John Lefler (Thesis)

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Optimizing Data Movement in Hybrid Analytic Systems, Patrick Michael Leyshock (Dissertation)

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New 4-Aminoquinoline Compounds to Reverse Drug Resistance in P. falciparum Malaria, and a Survey of Early European Antimalarial Treatments, Katherine May Liebman (Dissertation)

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Twenty-Four Self-Portraits, Doris Lim (Closed Thesis)

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Relational Database Analysis of Dated Prehistoric Shorelines to Establish Sand Partitioning in Late Holocene Barriers and Beach Plains of the Columbia River Littoral Cell, Washington and Oregon, USA, Tamara Causer Linde (Thesis)

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Cascades Island Lamprey Passage Structure: Evaluating Passage and Migration Following Structure Modifications, Siena Marie Lopez-Johnston (Thesis)

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Associations between Input and Outcome Variables in an Online High School Bioinformatics Instructional Program, Douglas S. Lownsbery (Thesis)

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Leveraging Digital Technology in Social Studies Education, Sarah Elizabeth Lundy (Dissertation)

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Towards Improving Drought Forecasts Across Different Spatial and Temporal Scales, Shahrbanou Madadgar (Dissertation)

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The Objective vs. the Perceived Environment: What Matters for Active Travel, Liang Ma (Dissertation)

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Bumps along the long and winding road: Factors related to truck driver turnover and job-induced tension, Layla Rhiannon Mansfield (Thesis)

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Revisiting Volcanology and Composition of Rhyolites and Associated REE Rich Mafic Clasts of the Three Fingers Caldera, SE Oregon, Phillip Ira Marcy (Thesis)

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Victimization, Separatism and Anti-intellectualism: An Empirical Analysis of John McWhorter's Theory on African American's Low Academic Performance, Marlon DeWayne Marion (Thesis)

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The Role of Mate Preference and Personality on Reproductive Performance in an Ex-Situ Conservation Breeding Program for the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), Meghan S. Martin (Dissertation)

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Community Connections: Exploring the Constructive Potential of Facebook for Civic Engagement, Sarah Ruth Martin (Thesis)

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Agricultural Management Decisions Impact Isoprene Emission and Physiology of Arundo donax, an Emerging Bioenergy Crop, Jason Charles Maxfield (Thesis)

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: A Case Study on Nursing Faculty Development during Academic Electronic Health Records Integration in a Small Liberal Arts College, Karen Elizabeth Maxwell (Dissertation)

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"Had sh'er haute gamme, high technology": An Application of the MLF and 4-M Models to French-Arabic Codeswitching in Algerian Hip Hop, Samuel Nickilaus McLain-Jespersen (Thesis)

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Benevolent Racism? : The Impact of Race and Sexual Subtype on Ambivalent Sexism, Jean Marie McMahon (Thesis)

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Adjustment to College among Lower Division Students with Disabilities: An Exploratory Study, Kristy Lee Ann McNulty (Dissertation)

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Is Self-Sufficiency Really Sufficient? A Critical Analysis of Federal Refugee Resettlement Policy and Local Attendant English Language Training in Portland, Oregon, Domminick McParland (Thesis)

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Ranked Similarity Search of Scientific Datasets: An Information Retrieval Approach, Veronika Margaret Megler (Dissertation)

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Trauma-Informed Research and Planning: Understanding Government and Urban Native Community Partnerships to Addressing Substance-Exposed Pregnancies in Portland, OR, Amanda Mercier (Thesis)

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Implications of Local and Regional Food Systems: Toward a New Food Economy in Portland, Oregon, Michael Mercer Mertens (Dissertation)

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Characterization of Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Protein Conjugates, Morgen Mhike (Dissertation)

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Exploring Reggio-Inspired Documentation: Lived Experiences of Elementary Teachers and Children, Jenifer Marie Millan (Dissertation)

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The Let Going: Death, Buddhism and Connection, Laura Anne Miller (Closed Thesis)

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Global Resource Management of Response Surface Methodology, Michael Chad Miller (Dissertation)

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Quiet Little Animals, Mary Milstead (Closed Thesis)

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Characterization of Functional Domains of Cul3, an E3 Ubiquitin Ligase, Using Chimeric Analysis, Jennifer Anne Mitchell (Thesis)

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Mobile Robot Localization Based on Kalman Filter, Omar Q. Mohsin (Thesis)

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Explorations into the Psycholinguistic Validity of Extended Collocations, J. Arianna Morgan (Thesis)

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Socio-spatial Transformation and Contested Space at the Street Level in Latin America: The Case of Cali, Colombia, Maria Janeth Mosquera Becerra (Dissertation)

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High Places, Leanna Gwyn Moxley (Closed Thesis)

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Spirituality and Religion in Women's Leadership for Sustainable Development in Crisis Conditions: The Case of Burma, Phyusin Myo Kyaw Myint (Dissertation)

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Using Music-Related Concepts to Teach High School Math, Vytas Nagisetty (Thesis)

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Leaving And Its Static Center, Lisa L. Nasshahn (Closed Thesis)

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Gender Representations in U.S. Ed.D. Dissertations: A Feminist Content Analysis, Debora Kay Nelli (Dissertation)

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A Global Investigation of Stakeholder and Contextual Influences on Firm Engagement in Sustainability, Annette M. Nemetz (Dissertation)

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Participation in Technology Standards Development: A Decision Model for the Information and Communications Technology Industry, Ramin Neshati (Dissertation)

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Learning General Features From Images and Audio With Stacked Denoising Autoencoders, Nathaniel H. Nifong (Thesis)

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Characteristics of Spoken and Written Communication in the Opening and Closing Sections of Instant Messaging, Kenta Nishimaki (Thesis)

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SLM-based Fourier Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy, Sahand Noorizadeh (Thesis)

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Street Level Food Networks: Understanding Ethnic Food Cart Supply Chains in Eastern Portland, OR, Alexander G. Novie (Thesis)

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Modulation of the Cardiac Calcium Release Channel by Homocysteine Thiolactone, Laura Jean Owen (Dissertation)

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Equality, Trust and Universalism in Europe, Canada and the United States: Implications for Health Care Policy, P. Christopher Palmedo (Dissertation)

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Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities in Faith Communities: Perspectives of Catholic Religious Leaders, Mazna Patka (Dissertation)

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The Impact of School-Level Factors on Minority Students' Performance in AP Calculus, Phillip Bruce Pearson (Dissertation)

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Beyond Black and White: An Examination of Afrocentric Facial Features and Sex in Criminal Sentencing, Amanda Mae Petersen (Thesis)

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The Effect of Social Media on Public Awareness and Extra-Judicial Effects: The Gay Marriage Cases and Litigating for New Rights, Sarahfina Aubrey Peterson (Thesis)

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The Relationship between Mindfulness and Burnout among Master of Social Work Students, Jolanta Maria Piatkowska (Dissertation)

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Punched in the Face: Collected Essays and Reportage, Eben Pindyck (Closed Thesis)

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"Your information station": A Case study of rural radio in the 21st century, William Jacob Amadeus Pinnock (Thesis)

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Investigating the Link Between Surface Water and Groundwater in the Tule Lake Subbasin, Oregon and California, Esther Maria Pischel (Thesis)

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Assessing Hydrologic and Water Quality Sensitivities to Precipitation Changes, Urban Growth and Land Management Using SWAT, Alexander Michael Psaris (Thesis)

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Out of the Way and Out of Place: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Social Interactions of Bisexually Attracted Young People, A. Del Quest (Dissertation)

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An Analysis of Vegetation Recovery following Dam Removal at Hemlock Recreation Site, Washington, Greer Stewart Ramsey (Thesis)

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Detection of Homocysteine with Bridged Viologen Chemical Probes, Davin Rautiola (Thesis)

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On Thin ICE? Domestic Violence Advocacy and Law Enforcement-Immigration Collaborations, Diana Rempe (Dissertation)