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 2019

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Literature Review on the Effects of Water Fluoridation on the Human Health, Diana Abdeljawad

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Our Lips are Sealed: A Social Constructionist Approach to Understanding Menstrual Concealment at Menarche, Olivia S. Agrusa

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Designing Katana : Unsheathing the Potential of Gameplay for Constructing Cultural Memory, Tracy Alan

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Métis in Oregon: Intermarriage, Agency, and Religion in French Prairie, 1830-1840, Annie B. Amsden

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Virginia Woolf and Freud : The Implications of His Work on Her Mental Health, Kenidee M. Barner

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Pilot Study Investigating the Effectiveness of the Active Workplace Study through a Dissemination Lens, Mary E. Barnum

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Is it Possible to Change Someone's Mind Online?, Laurel Benson

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Social Correlates of Paternal Postpartum Depression: A Statistical Analysis, Sonia Bosch

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Testing the Bechdel Test, Kathryn Gray Bouchat

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Racial Capitalism and Expropriation in American Welfare Reform, Sam Bruns

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Stratification of Protein Expression across the Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Disease Axis to Inform an Early Detection Platform, Sarah Bumatay

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Maximizing Community Resiliency Through LINC, Ariel R. Bushnell

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How Schools Encourage Incarceration: The School-to-Prison Pipeline and How It Fails Our Children, Madeline S. Buss

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The Liberal and the Limits of Discourse in Waiting for the Barbarians, Matthew W. Cardoza

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Colocha: A Memoir, Julieta Castro

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Political Queerness against Reproductive Futurism in J.M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K., John J. Caufield

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Moving beyond Migrant Disposability: Interrogating History and Identity, Marisol M. Cendejas

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The Ethical Challenges of Community-Based CS Training at Portland State, Joseph W. Christman

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The Elvis Yurt: A Novel in Progress, Christine J. Bailey Claringbold

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An Equitable Approach to Addressing Mental Illness Within U.S. Study Abroad Programs, Katie Clark

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Impulsivity in Science: Students' Beliefs in Their Science Abilities with and without ADHD Symptomology, Deza'Rae M. Collins and Lisa Marriott

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The Image of the Virgin in Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda’s Sab (1841) and Carolina Coronado’s Poesías (1843) as a Configuration of Female Literary and Social Independence, Myrna C. Conroy

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A Systems View of Cardiovascular Disease, Madisen Cotter

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Utilizing Parallelism in the Conjugate Gradient Algorithm, Adam James Craig

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Wayless: A Capability-Based Microkernel, Waylon Cude

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Integrating Multiple Narratives in Human Behavior Across the Lifespan Curriculum, Amethyst R. Dawson

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Design and Construction of a Filter Bank Assembly for Low Volume Air Sampling, Marianne H. de Haan

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Fighting Back Against Criminalization of Homelessness: Martin v. City of Boise Case Study, Kaitlyn Dey

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Efficient and Scalable Event Tracing, Rupika Dikkala

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Alina Troyano: A Proposed of Methodology for the Art Historical Analysis of a Literary Performance Artist, Rachel Done

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Sustaining Rural Place: Rethinking Design Principles for Social Sustainability in Rural America, Carlie C. Donnelly

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"Infinite Time and Just a Little Bit of Mystery": Time, Theme, and Playability in 17776 and The Stanley Parable, Rachel Dutton

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Music That Binds Us: Development and Production of an Electroacoustic Concert, Christina Diane Ebersohl

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Adolescent Executive Dysfunction and Distant Parental Relationships: Influences on Tobacco Use in Youth Under the Age of 18, Aaron M. Eisen

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Attrition Effects in Mandarin-English Bilinguals of Varying Proficiencies, Sarah C. Elkinton

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Glitch Art as an Expression of Medium, Maxwell Ettel

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Chart Review Observing Depression and Anxiety in a Cohort of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Patients, Megan N. Feely

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Understanding Dignity Through Survivor Testimony, Rachel Fessenden

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The ‘Girl Student’ and Modernity: Imagining a Place for Women in the New Nation, Kayla Fish

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A Retrospective Chart Review of Sleep Questionnaires in Children with Down Syndrome, Sarah Therese Florig

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Haematoloechus Lung Flukes in American Bullfrogs: Prevalence and Associations of Infection, Bethany Frantz

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β-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complex with Oxazine-4 Derivative for the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme, Rohi Gheewala

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Explaining the Collapse of the Industrial Workers of the World through Historiography, Kayla B. Gmyr

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Brand Logo Shape and Brand Personality, Kyle P. Gold

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Age-Friendly University, Anali Gomez

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Stratigraphic Evidence of Cascadia Earthquake Induced Relative Sea Level Change at Netarts Bay, Oregon, Jazzy M. Graham-Davis

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Incivility as a Veiled Display of Workplace Discrimination: The Intersection of Workplace Incivility and Gender-Based Discrimination, Sara M. Grant

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Analyzing the Visual Grounding of "Referring Relationships", Kennedy Hahn

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The Consolidation of Feminine and Feminist Identities: Third Wave Perspectives on Cosmetic Ritual, Grace Hartley

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Performance of A* Based Search Algorithms in Grid-Based Stochastic Multi-Agent Systems with Static Obstacles and Non-Static Goal States, Kallen M. Harvey

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Demystifying Ruth, Georgia Hatchett

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Untitled Screenplay, Lora A. Herman

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The Green Gentrification of N. Williams Avenue, Marcco T. Higham

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An Evaluation of VGG16 and YOLO v3 on Hand-drawn Images, Lee Hoang

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The Design and Development of an Electromechanical Drogue Parachute Line Release Mechanism for Level 3 High-Power Amateur Rockets, Marie House

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Post-Colonial Fantasy and Intersectional Heroism within Who Fears Death, Miranda Hubbard

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The Ripples of Vanport: Navigating Competing Narratives, Curtis Jewell

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Species Diversity in the Hypertragulid (Mammalia: Artiodactyla) Population of the John Day Basin, Oregon, Lana K. Jewell

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Measuring the Association Between Perceived Stress and Incidence of Infectious Disease or Illness in College Students in Portland, OR, Trinity E. Joroski

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Reviving Japantown in Portland, Euri Kashiwagi

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Language Planning and Policy in Education: The Case of Senegal, Serena Khader

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BRET Assays to Determine Altered Function of a D2DR Variant in G protein-Independent and -Dependent Pathways, Alex R. Kunz

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Qualities of Impactful Cyber Security Awareness Training, Fadi Labib

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Interventions in Type 1 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Examining Factors that Lead to Improved Glycemic Control, Christopher E. Larsen

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The Improvement of Machine Learning Accuracies through Transfer Learning, Jordan T. Le

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Language and Culture as Barriers to Healthcare for Chinese Immigrants, Edwin Leung

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A Present-Situation Analysis and Needs Assessment of Latinx Workers in the Portland Fast-Food Industry: A Study of their Employment Journeys & Job-Related Language Needs, Livia Z. Lichtenstein-Hershman

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Effect of Heterogeneity of Variance on the performance of ANOVA F-test and its Alternatives: Simulation Based Study, Jay Lopez

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Writing Through It, Casey M. Lowrey

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It's Not Just the White Girl: How Higher Education Professionals Support Transgender Survivors of Sexual Assault, Hanna E. Luckett

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Mathematical Modeling of Vaccinations: Modified SIR Model, Vaccination Effects, and Herd Immunity, Tina Huyen Luong

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"It Lurks in the Saying, Not What's Being Said": Possible Worlds Theory and Gender Performativity in Marina Carr's Low in the Dark, Andie Madsen

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Transformation of TFB2 Overexpression Plasmid into Hyperthermophile Pyrococcus furiosus COM1, Brent Marsonette

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Suicidal Ideation and Mindfulness Practice in LGBTQ Youth, McKenna R. Martin

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May Issue vs. Shall Issue Concealed Carry Laws: An Exploration of the Breakdown of Crime, Victim Relationship and Location, Patrick R. Mazzella and Christopher Carey

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Visual Characteristics of the Mockumentary Format, Connor J. McGarry

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The Relationship between Teachers’ Perceptions of a Lack of Parent/Family Support and Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Carson S. McNamara

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A State of Longing: Perspectives from Nagorno-Karabakh IDPs, Isabelle L. McRae

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A Sudden Sunset, Alexander Meyers

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Imprisoned Within the National Narrative: A Case Study of the Modern Chinese Move Toward Pragmatic Nationalism, Madeline C. Michalk

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Creating Successful French Immersion Programs in North America, Katherine Modlin

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Seeking Creative Control: Musical Decisions & Activist Aspirations, Cecelia E. Monroe

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The Silencing Power of Algorithms: How the Facebook News Feed Algorithm Manipulates Users’ Perceptions of Opinion Climates, Callie Jessica Morgan

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Living with Water in a Modern World: An Analysis of Water Relationships in Two Globally Different Rural Areas, Haley Morris

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A Lot of Admiration and a Little Bit of Worship: Parasocial Relationships and Young Women, Raz Mostaghimi

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Fostering Racial and Ethnic Identity for Transracial Adoptees: The Importance of Culturally Competent Transracial Adoption Training Programs for White Adoptive Parents, Emily J. Moxon

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Women and Corrections: A Review of Oregon Prisoners' Perspectives on Procedural Justice, Kelci J. Mueller

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A Dendritic Transfer Function in a Novel Fully-connected Layer, Mark Robert Musil

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Parasocial Relationships with Podcast Hosts, Mikhaela Nadora

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From Refugee to Citizen: Rhizomes and Roots in the Digital Age, Julia Nett

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The Synthesis of Di-substituted DOTA Ligands for MRI Contrast Agents., Chau V. Nguyen

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Architectural Stewardship: Exploring Interpretation Architecture through the Lens of the Visitor, Graham A. Oden

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Mexico's Newest Threat: Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), Maria T. Olivares

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Physical Parameters based on Fe-Ti Oxide Compositions and Their Correlation with Geochemical Signatures of Mid-Miocene Rhyolites, Eastern Oregon, Aleysa A. Orr

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Gentrification and Aging in Place: Examining the Older African American Population in Portland, OR, Chanelle P. Parris

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Portland Oregon’s “Right to Return” Policy & its Relation to Urban Renewal: A Community Psychology Approach, Diadira J. Pedro-Xuncax

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Fated Extraction, Elaina Perez

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Building Reuse as a Sustainable Practice in Architecture, Mykalene J. Piva

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A Drop in The Bucket: Evaluating Modern Print News Coverage of Drought in the U.S., Jessica Pollard

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The Effects of Chronic Chemogenetic Stimulation of Nucleus Accumbens on Binge Drinking, The Transcriptome, and Neuronal Morphology, Dar'ya Y. Pozhidayeva