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 2021

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NHANES III Mortality Follow Up: Social Determinants Creating Disparity within the Health Outcomes of Persons with Diabetes, Claire B. Adams

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The Journey to El Norte: An Analysis of Gendered Violence on Central American Migrant Trails, Rachel A. Adams

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A Hidden Crisis During COVID-19: How Have Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guidelines for Pregnant Patients Changed Since the Start of the Global COVID-19 Pandemic?, Zayba Z. Afshar

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A Buddhist-Informed Conceptual Framework for Compassion Fatigue Prevention, Andrei A. Agapi

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Happy 😊, Sad 😥or Pizza 🍕: A Review of Emoji Effects on Reading Times and their Relation to Mood, Fetheya N. Alattar

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The Significance of Christian Iconography in Communist Mexican Muralism of Diego Rivera, Rachel Renee Amaro

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Expression and Function of Transcription Factors FOXA1, HOXB13 and CDX2 in Prostate Cancer, Hamsat B. Anwar

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Should Synergy Alone be Accepted as Justification for Premia Paid in M&A?, Sebastian A. Araguas

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Childhood Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Fiction, Alana M. Baldwin-Joiner

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Towards an Evolutionary-Institutional Analysis of Landlordship, Jarod Balentine

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The Wounded Inheritance: Epigenetics and the Family Line, Lisa M. Banta

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How to Escape 130 Years of Being Unnatural, Incompetent, and Unviable: American Women Presidential Candidates Take to Social Media, Izabella Becherer

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Disaster and the Built Environment: How the PREPhub has the Potential to Impact Preparedness and Create Resilience during Natural Disasters., Sequoia G. Bellanca

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COVID-19 & BLM: Racial Inequity in Healthcare, Laken Berndt

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Noise as Music: Effects of Physical and Digital Noise in One’s Life, Juliana Bigelow

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The Relationship Between Regulation and Care Access in the Doula Industry, Charissa Billings

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Quantifying Biotic VOC Emissions from Moss: Air quality impacts of isoprene and monoterpenes in urban environments, Danlyn L. Brennan

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North American Expatriates in Mexico: A Discourse Analysis of Facebook Groups, Liliana C. Brock

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The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs), Future Adult Incarceration, and Poor Mental Health- A Literature Review, Letasi M. Burgess

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Racialized Space: Historical, Economic, and Social Factors Contributing to the Gentrification of North & Northeast Portland’s Albina Neighborhoods, Red Burkett

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Anatomical Analysis of Somatic Mutation Accumulation in Mimulus guttatus, Amanda L. Burrell

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Genome-Wide Sequencing in Genetic Counseling, Brianna Burroughs

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Mary: A Creative Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley through the Lens of Her Interpersonal Relationships, Julien-Pierre E. Campbell

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Suppressing Our Vote: How Vote-by-Mail Affects Latino Voter Turnout, Maria K. Casas

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Metabolism and Oncology: the Role of Nutrition in Improving Cancer Outcomes, Michael A. Chapek

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Legal Financial Obligations & Rehabilitation: How the Ability to Pay Fines And Fees Disproportionately Affects Citizens Based on Socioeconomic Status, Bailey R. Code

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Breaking the Feedback Loop: Experimental Filmmakers Confronting Everyday Surveillance Technologies, Taz Coffey

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Scratch a Desert, Produce a Garden: The American Failure to Facilitate a Two-State Solution, Sophie M. Concannon

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Higher Education for All Law Enforcement Officers, Johana A. Constantino Madrigal

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Exploring the Intersections and Interventions of the Juvenile Justice System through a Case Study Approach, Adriana Cordova-Perez

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An Integrative Review of Fathers’ Needs During the Transition to Fatherhood: Implications for Perinatal Education, Carli Cox

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The Effects of Mental Illness on Capital Sentencing in the State of Oregon, Mirtill E. Csikos

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Memories of a Family (2021), Kyle Day

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Witches as Queer(ed) Comrades: How Patriarchy, Sexism and Religious Fanaticism Fueled the Early Modern European Witch Hunts, Iris S. De Lis

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The Effective Opening: Nonviolent Movements and How They Can Help to Enforce International Law Pertaining to Human Rights, Emmalyn A. Dewing

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Trauma and Child Development: The Effects That ICE Detention Centers May Have on Our Children, Natalie A. DeWitt

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Building a Leaders Identity on Social Media, Morningstar Dickson

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The Effect of Diazepam on Early Neural Stem Cells Proliferative Activity and Hippocampal-Dependent Memory after Traumatic Brain Injury, Van Khanh Le Doan

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Our Peer the Pigeon: Impacts of the COVID-19 “Anthropause” on PSU campus urban foragers, Audrey R. Douglass

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A Comparison of Particulate Matter Deposition onto Green Roof Species and White Roof in Portland, Oregon, Amelia B. Drake

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emmenagogue: poems of the body, Jessamyn Duckwall

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Corporate Sociopolitical Activism and Nonprofit Identity Orientation on an Individual’s Likelihood to Support, Tara Duenas

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Spanning Trees of Complete Graphs and Cycles, Minjin Enkhjargal

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Remote Data Collection: How Broadband Connectivity Affected the Conversion of Physical Performance Testing to the Remote Setting During COVID-19: A Research Assistant's Assessment, Ramyar Eslami

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Preparing to Perform: Brillance, by Ida Gotkovsky, Connor J. Fast

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A Study of Stable Isotopes in Snow on Mt. Hood, Oregon, Maya Felix

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What's Important to You? A Look into the Historical and Social Significance of Buttons, Hope JE Ferns

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The Transition of American Theatre due to the COVID-19 Pandemic from March 2020-May 2021, Taylor Fischer

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Optimization of 3D Printed Mold Performance for Injection Molding via Hollow Infill Patterns, Alan Fong

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Portland Park Signage: An Exploration Into Reimaging Placemaking, Samuel L. Garcia

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How Transitional, Restorative, and Transformative Justice Will Address Racial Injustice, Isabelle Garnand

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A Student Led Assessment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Environmental Science and Management Department at Portland State University, Aneesha Gharpurey

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Dual Panics: A Media Analysis of Narratives on the Role of Unauthorized Migration in America's Overdose Crisis, Morgan E. Godvin

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Relationships Between Coping Mechanisms and Perceived Stress of Portland State University Community Members Amidst COVID-19, Julie N. Goldman

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Human Impact on Pacific Harbor Seals in Urban Southern Puget Sound, Washington, Vicky P. Gomez

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Reducing Stigma Associated with Growing Up Poor: How to Create A More Equitable Future for Working Class Adolescents, Jessica N. Goodpaster

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CONNECTION, COMPASSION, and HONESTY: Using Picture Books to Help Build a Healthier Relationship to Death in a Death-Denying Culture, Kami SU Gould

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The Community Case for Violence: Toward a Materialist Perspective on Community Work, Aven Handley-Merk

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Consejos para la Cuarentena para Personas que Vienen de Pueblos Pequeños, Jane Eden Hartle

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Density of Free-Roaming Cats Related to Feeding Stations on Hayden Island, Oregon, Olivia Helback and Joe Liebezeit

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Automated Decision Making and Machine Learning: Regulatory Alternatives for Autonomous Settings, Alyssa Heminger

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The Role of Cognitive Load and Individual Differences When Interpreting Human-Resource Data Visualizations, Zachary B. Hesson

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The Meghan Markle Effect: An Analysis of a 21st Century Celebrity from a Veblenian Perspective, Lucy Jensen

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A Corpus Approach Study on the Manzanar Free Press, Danielle Jochums

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Literature Review: Pollutant Removal Efficacy of Floating Treatment Wetlands Across Water Bodies, Sophie Johnson

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Exploring Connections Between Food Sovereignty, Cultural Food Access and Urban Health Promotion: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Stephanie L. Kenyon

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Functional Role of the N-terminal Domain in Connexin 46/50 by In Silico Mutagenesis and Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Umair Khan

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Colorism in Mexico: An Examination of Inequality and the Psychological Impact in the Form of Depression, Ana K. Kinzie

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Queer: A 25 Year History, A Blooming Identity, Greer Klepacki

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Understanding Ransomware Trajectory to Create an Informed Prediction, Jacob D. Klusnick

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The Diminishing Power and Democracy of Hong Kong: An Analysis of Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement and the Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement, Xiao Lin Kuang

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The Band Chervona: Russian Musical Traditions in the Portland Diaspora, Zoe Y. Landi Fontana

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and its Reauthorization as the Improving America’s Schools Act (IASA) with its impact on Funding, Education Policy, and Supporting the Change for Improvement of Student Achievement, Kaylee LaTocha

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“The Caucasian Persuasion Here in the ‘Dale”: Othering, White Normality, and Post-Racialism in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Isaiah M. Lee

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How Indigenous-Language Court Interpreters and Clients Navigate the U.S. Court System Under Strict Court-Interpreting Guidelines, Ashten Lehwalder

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Fostering Connectedness Amidst Crisis: LGBTQ Communities in 2020, Daniel G. Leister-Gray

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Black Gold, White Gold, and the Bear's Influence Over Central Asian Economies, Jennifer Leo

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Boy: Creation in a Void, Rebecca L. Long

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The Role of Native Lens α-crystallin in Amyloid Suppression Using β-amyloid as a Model Amyloid Client, Leilani A. Lopes

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High-Stakes Education: Dual Language Immersion in Portland, Oregon, Andrew C. MacLean

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Romans, Religion, and the Aid of the Gods: An Exploration of the Pontifex Maximus In Roman Society, Gregory Meade

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Potential Therapeutic Effects of Snake Venom Components on Pain Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients, Maggie Metzger

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Burnt Out: Encouraging Breaks and Lessening Burnout Symptoms in a Digital Landscape, Maria Miranda

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Evaluation of Sex Education Curriculum and Policy Related to the Needs of LGBTQ+ Latinx Youth, Olivia Nayler

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Mutual Aid as Spiritual Tacit Knowledge Within Doukhobor Epistemology, Rachel L. Neubuhr Torres

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Self-Perception of Stuttering Frequency Across the Lifespan: A Pilot Study, Natalia C. Newton

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The Usage of Resveratrol for Eye Pain after Refractive Surgery, Dennis Nguyen

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Opportunities for Vietnam's Footwear Industry After the 2019-2020 Pandemic to Achieve Competitive Advantage, Thuan Nguyen

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Self-Contained Photon Coincidence Counting with National Instruments myRIO Ecosystem, Georges Mason Edouard Oates Larsen and Andres H. La Rosa

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Group Theory Visualized Through the Rubik's Cube, Ashlyn Okamoto

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Police Union Contracts and Impediments to Accountability: A Case Study Analysis of PPA Bargaining Agreements, Elizabeth Rachel Iva Ott

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Mapping the Case Study Houses: Translating History via Design, Samuel L. Person

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Black Magic & White Supremacy: Witchcraft as an Allegory for Race and Power, Nicholas Charles Peters

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Vestiges of Propaganda: Postage Stamps issued by the Third Reich in Poland and the Netherlands during the Second World War, Olivia Phillips

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Portland Street Art: The Gallery of the City, Mia V. Pinzelik

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Soft Lithographic Replication Of High Length-Scale Micropillars From Laser-Ablated Fused-Silica Templates, Jason D. Pitts

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An Economic and Political Lens into the Lives of Undocumented Migrant Female-Headed Households, Fatima V. Preciado Mendoza

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Roman Law and Magic, Abigail Preston

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How to Effectively Manage Virtual Teams Created Due to COVID-19?, Aakanksha Santosh Rane

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention for Queer and Questioning Youth, Whitney Francis Reek