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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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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)

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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)