The collection includes undergraduate theses written by students in the University Honors College

Further University Honors College work is available in the Anthós undergraduate journal

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Theses from 2018

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Reform in the European Union: The need for Tighter Integration, Adriana Acuna

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The Lack of a Fully Intersectional Approach to Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, Sophia Allen

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Babel From Scratch: Examining the Usage and Impact of Constructed Languages in Literature, Estephan G. Campisi

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Spatial Fields of Knowledge: How Public Library Architecture Performs Under Public and Context, Sofia Chavez Cruz

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“Our inside story is something entirely different” : Cultural Illegibility, Layered Time, and Untranslated Gestures in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone, Alexa Climaldi

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The Sino-Russian Embrace: Resiliently Asymmetrical, Ryan Donovan

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Discrimination Against Healthcare Providers: Through Training and Practice, Shawna Erickson

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Towards a Smaller Housing Paradigm: A Literature Review of Accessory Dwelling Units and Micro Studios, Thomas Geffner

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From Brotherhood and Unity to Fratricide: Propaganda in Former Yugoslavia, Jelena H. Grove

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bodysecrecy: state surveillance and Black feminist refusal, Alex León Herrera

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Erasing History? Contextualizing Modern Monument Destruction through an Archaeological Lens, Stephanie Holton

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Serpent, Shadow, & Cyborg: Active Interpretation in a Sea of Information, Sara Karl

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The Effect of Zn2+ Binding on the Chemistry of Tm3+ and Eu3+ Chelates, Diana King

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Evaluation of Synthetic Dyes and Food Additives in Electronic Cigarette Liquids: Health and Policy Implications, Tetiana Korzun

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Corporate Social Responsibility and Accounting: 2 CSR Case Studies and a Literature Review, Anzhelika Levkiv

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Actualizing Teacher Pedagogical Aims Through One to One Student to Chromebook Integration: A Case Study, Alaina L. Loescher

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Human Resource Analytics: Implications for Strategy Realization and Organizational Performance, Xylia Kathleen M. Lydgate

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Relating Hume’s Theory of Epistemic Causality to Contemporary Models of Habituation in Neuroscience, Sydnie Mika Osaki Ms.

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Rammed Earth in the Portland Metro Area, Samuel D. Richmann

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“The Criminal Class” - Long Term Social Health Consequences of Mass Incarceration, Spencer D. Schaaf

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Masculinity, Mental Health, and Modern Psychotherapy: From the Practitioner’s Mind, Logan Schwartz

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Terrace House Versus The Real World: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Participants’ Approaches to Conflict in Japanese and American Reality Television Programs, Graham Smith

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A Technical Translation of Melentiev’s Graph Representation Method with Commentary, Asya Volkova

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Bitcoins in Venezuela: Examining the Origins, Nature, and Viability of Cryptocurrencies in the Hyperinflated Country of Venezuela, Connor Wulf

Theses from 2017

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Lacking Legitimacy: Neoliberal Governance and the Erosion of Local Democracy in the United States and Argentina, Adriane Ackerman

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Hydrostratigraphy of Warren Bench and Surrounding Area, Columbia County, Oregon, Eli T. Ahern

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Exploring the Function of Exon 7 in Drosophila Cacophony in Relation to ALS, Jasmine E. Ahrar

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Methods for Safeguarding Client Data, Jelon L. Anderson

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Making Makeup: a Recipe Book for All-Natural Cosmetics, Jessica Arlich

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Sexual Assault Prevention on College Campuses and the Need to Include LGBTQ Students, Noor Ayesh

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Does Participation in High Risk Behaviors Create More Intimate Adolescent Friendships?, Hayden Babby

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WinTHINGS: an Inventory Management System, Manpreet S. Bahl

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An Improved Lower Bound for the Quantum Query Complexity of Collision Finding in Hash Functions with Non-Uniformly Distributed Images, Marko Balogh

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Rings, Rungs, and Rugs: Harmony Hammond’s Floor Pieces and Wrapped Sculptures (1973-1984), Gina R. Barnhill

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Modifying Managerial Accounting Tools for Microbusiness Practices, Sydney A. Beard

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The Use and Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in Policing, Drew A. Beglau

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Why Do People Volunteer in Free Clinics?, Lucas A. Bennington

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Modeling Anisotropy in the Earthquake Cycle: a Numerical Multiscale Model, Maricela T. Best Mckay

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Billy Gryphen's House and Other Important Places: the Children's Geography of the Arcadia Neighborhood, Sophia K. Biddle

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The Effects of Mercaptocarborane-Capped Gold Nanoparticles on Water Transport Across Skeletal Muscle Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, Jerry K. Bohlen Jr.

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Towards a Philosophy of Expertise: the Novice-Expert Problem and Contemporary Applications, Cindyjo Keomani Boungnavath

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"So, you're not doing this right": Perception Versus Reality of Transgender Students' Experiences at Portland State, Charles N. Breyer

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L2 Motivation in Japanese EFL Learning Contexts: A Review of the Literature, Cassandra Brown

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The Doormen, Sean Burns

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Do Sarcastic Exchanges with Millennial Employees Influence Performance Appraisal Effectiveness?, Karissa G. Burright

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The Queer Innocence of James Baldwin in Giovanni's Room, Grace C. Carroll

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Pro-Life PDX! An Exploration of Values and Feminism in Portland's Pro-Life Community, Belen H. Chapin

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Are There Discrete Symmetries in Relativistic Quantum Mechanics, Izzy Pikting Cheung

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"If not in this world...": Rereading Power and Possibility in The Silent Partner, Olivia Clarke

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A Case for Collaborative Resource Management: Comparative Analysis of Public Resources to Establish Fish Consumption Advisories in the Pacific Northwest, Alyssa Clayton

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The Politicization of Climate Change and The United States Department of Defense, Margaret H. Cochrane

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Delays in Treatment: a Literature Review of Pathways to Treatment for Psychosis, Daniel S. Connelly

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Innovator or Butcher?: Herophilean Research Methods in Early Ptolemaic Alexandria, Annastasia C. Conner

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Low Power, Low Data Rate Transmitter for HF Ionospheric Communications, Minh-Nhut P. Dang

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Witchcraft and the Performance of Womanhood in L.M. Alcott's Behind a Mask, Jovian M. Davis

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"To be novelized": an Investigation of Autofiction & How it Operates in Gwenaelle Aubry's No One, Ava Dean

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A Study of Diverse, Inquiry-based Science Education in Portland, Oregon, Alivia R. DeGagne

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Minimize: Possessions & Identity, Maggie Denham

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"Conservatism in a Revolutionary Era:" an Analysis of Challenges Posed by Developing an Exhibit of the Americanism Collection, Mariah C. Denman

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Conversations of Abuse Against Women, Christafien Dixon

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Learning Assessment of Accuracy of Learning between Musicians and Nonmusicians, Emily M. Drapela

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Spotify, Piracy and Patronage: How Consumers Make Decisions Regarding Musical Consumption in the Streaming Age, Joseph K. Drevets

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Global Intersections: A History of Women's Liberation in Egypt, Jordan Earls

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The Emergence of Portland's 'Unique' Homelessness: Does the City's Pattern of Compassion Suggest a New Perspective on Poverty?, Katrina Edelen

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El capitalismo y el ciudadano del Distrito Federal: Evolución de la identidad en la Ciudad de México en respuesta a los cambios económicos en dos épocas desde la óptica de La región más transparente de Carlos Fuentes y Hotel DF de Guillermo Fadanelli, Douglas Mitchell L. Emison

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Predictive Policing on Portland State University's Campus, Kiley D. Enger

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A Novel Approach to Assessing the Quality of Coach-athlete Relationships: Can the Coach-athlete Relationship be Evaluated for Motivational Support by Analysis of Published Coach Interviews?, Nikia C. Evans

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Investigating the Psychological Effects Associated with Motor Neuron Degeneration in Persons Diagnosed with ALS, Eloise Colwell Forrest

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Design and Assessment of a Low-Cost, Autonomous, Methane-Ebullition Measurement Apparatus (MEMA), Francesca Frattaroli

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Culturally Responsive Diabetes Interventions within the Context of American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Leilani J. Freeman

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Determining the Effect of Visitor Group Size and Other Variables on the Behavior of Orangutans at the Oregon Zoo as a Measure of Welfare, Kaytlynn Fyock

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Language Shift & Language Maintenance Among Farsi Speakers in Portland, Oregon, Clarissa Gaillardet

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Patient, Victim, or Survivor?: an Analysis of SANE Nursing Curriculum Bias, Samantha D. Gardner

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Stigma vs Stigma: the Difference of Stigma on Mental Health between Argentines and Americans, Dominique A. Giampieri

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Investigating the Sources of Decadal-Scale Property Changes in Antarctic Bottom Water in the Southeast Indian Ocean (80-90°E), Kimberly Gottschalk

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France’s Liberation, Women’s Stagnation: France’s Societal Advancement Hindered by the Incarceration of Women to Traditional Gender Roles Following World War II, Helena Gougeon

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Translation and Transformation: Uncovering the Source of Alchemy’s Association with Magic Through a Study of its Translation into Latin in the High Medieval Period, Morgan T. Greer

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Increasing Engagement on Nonprofit Facebook Pages through Photos, Christina T. Guiang

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Small Business Valuation: Deviations from Textbook Methods, Paul Hampshire

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Implications of the Nambu Jona-Lasinio Model with a New Regularization Renormalization Method, Grant A. Harter

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Misconceptions of “Stupendous Antiquities” : Native American Mounds, Euro-Americans, and Racial Ideas, Lily Hart

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Cooperative Learning through Storytelling and the Plant World, Emma Hathaway

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Peruvian Food: the Social and Cultural Origins of Peruvian Food, Kari Hatlestad

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Pollinator Response to Patch Distribution and Reproductive Consequences in Lasthenia californica, Elizabeth C. Hendrickson

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Religious and Political Influence of 1960s Bronx, New York on Costume Design for Doubt: a Parable, Rheid Heska-McJannet

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Student Voice, Kaitlin N. Hoback

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Work in Progress: a Process Book of the Re-Branding of the Beaverton Farmers Market, Lauren Hurrle

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The Role of Divalent Metals in DNA Replication During Periods of Oxidative Stress, Corinne Hutfilz

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Leveraging Behavioral Finance as a Small Business, Chris Huynh

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Clientelism and Citizens' Right to the City in the Province of Buenos Aires, Sara Hyman

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Microplastic Concentrations in Crassotrea gigas: Establishing a Baseline of Microplastic Contamination in Oregon’s Oyster Aquacultures, Mia K. Jauregui

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How to Address Music Performance Anxiety (MPA): An Explorative Study, Jing Kappes

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The Power of the Court: Racial Discrimination as Evidenced through Supreme Court Decisions After 1954, Marry A. Karam

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Genetic Diversity in Frankia -- Host Plant Relationships, Emily S. Kauffman

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Distance Learning in Physics: an Investigation of Possible Benefits to Female Students in an Online Laboratory Environment, Caitlin Marie J. Kepple

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Women and the Wilderness: a Review of Barriers to Participation, Current Coping Strategies, and Guidance for Future Programs, Naiyear Khajavei

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Managing: A novella, Ivy J. Knight

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Summus Deus: A Collection of Short Stories, Marisha Knutson

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Design Door, Kate N. Kobielsky

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Elucidating Mild Cognitive Impairment: a Review of Diagnostic Research, Jason K. Koch