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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Interstrand Crosslink Resistance in Escherichia Coli, Jedidiah D. Acott

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

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HUSH, Abigail J. Agersea

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

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Theory, Operation, and Application of Neural Networks, John Andersen

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Aftermath: Photographs After 9/11, Ground Zero, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism, Victoria M. Arredondo

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Pavilions as Urban Placemakers: Temporary Architecture and Community Engagement, Avery Asato

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Impaired Fear Recall in a Mouse Model of Traumatic Brain Injury and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Natasha Avalon Gardner

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‘Do not mistrust my age or power’: Daughterly Agency in Three Elizabethan Family Drama Plays, Andreas P. Bassett

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War of Words: Applying Communication Theory and Technology To Understand The 2016 Presidential Election, Louis P. Bello

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Day of Self-Care at Trillium Family Services, Courtney M. Bladen

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Social New Orleans: Identity, Capital, Space, Jonathon G. Brearley

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

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Expressing the β-glucosidase gene as a reporter in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Pyrococcus furiosus, Arman Carrasco

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Veganism Through a Racial Lens: Vegans of Color Navigating Mainstream Vegan Networks, Iman Chatila

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Early Life Sleep Disruption Alters Dendritic Spine Density and Morphology in Prairie Voles, Alex Q. Chau

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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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Growing Against the Grain: Confronting White Supremacy and Patriarchy in Gardens in the Dunes, Andre Cole

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James Baldwin's Another Country as Representation of Queer Identity Formation in Accordance to Space, Thomas Conway

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Consumer Acceptance of Eco-Innovations in the Athletic & Outdoor Industry, Ethan Cotton

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Atypical Speech Development and Working Memory Recall Ability, Savannah LeeAnn Couch

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It Wasn't Built in a Day: Reconsidering the Roman Dictatorship in Livy, Charlotte I. Crabtree

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Reducing Turnover In Small Businesses Through Efficient And Effective Onboarding Techniques, Andrew Davidson

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Isomers of Heteroleptic Derivatives of Nickel(II) Tris-Pyridinethiolate, Matthew M. Davis

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Being American: An Illustrated Conversation on Identity, Elea Davison

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Basics of Bessel Functions, Joella Rae Deal

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The Sino-Russian Embrace: Resiliently Asymmetrical, Ryan Donovan

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“Living Day by Day” Refugees of Color Navigate Gentrification and Racism in Portland, Oregon: A Sense of Place, Serena Dressel

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The Urban Oak Savanna: Evaluating Co-Design and Collaborative Land Management in Downtown Portland, Oregon, Haley J. Dunham

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Film marketing on Instagram: A model for effectively employing influencers, Bryce Earhart

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The Role of Hegemonic Masculinity in Gay Men's Health Disparities, Andrew M. Edwards

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

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LUCCA: Lab Usage Controller for Centralized Administration, Daniel Eynis

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Squat-able Objects: An Instructional Zine with New Tools for Squatting, Dominic Galen

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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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Changing Consumer Behavior Towards Mindful Consumption Through Social Proof to Decrease Environmental Harm, Vineta I. Gleba

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She Calls Me Blue, Lindsay M. Goldman

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Anthropogenic Noise and Cetacean Interactions in the 21st Century: A Contemporary Review of the Impacts of Environmental Noise Pollution on Cetacean Ecologies, Caitlin Gordon

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

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Quantitative Assessment of the Lewis Acidity of Diaryliodonium Salts, Florian H. Guillot

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Music and Ireland's National Identity: Connecting Folk Music and Cultural Theory Through Emotional Sociology, Alexandra M. Habecker

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Scaling Sustainable Infrastructure: District Design for the Triple Bottom Line, Anika R. Hall

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Community Music for Human Development : A Brain-Centered Approach to Outreach, Jesse M. Hamlin

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Rural Ready, Deanna Hart

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Exploring Cap-and-Trade: A California Case Study, Madison D. Hathaway

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bodysecrecy: State Surveillance and Black Feminist Refusal, Alex León Herrera

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Transformation of Pyrococcus furiosus with Thermostable Green Fluorescent Protein, Emma R. Hollar

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

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Reclaiming Women's Stories at the Border: Mexicana Migration, Catholicism, and Revolution, 1910-1930, Alexandra Ibarra

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Evaluating Mobile-Based Educational Adventure Games for Language Learning, Deana Jackson

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Marketing in Portland’s Small Publishing Industry: Case Studies in the Biographical Approach, Kate R. Jay

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Food Security and the Sustainable Livelihood Approach to Development in Uganda, Megan Jessup-Varnum

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

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The Effects of Aging, Prolonged Life Expectancy and Retirement on the American and Japanese Social Security Systems, Torgen K. Karns

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Criteria for Active Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide, Christina Kavehrad

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The Pious and Political Networks of Catherine of Siena, Aubrie Kent

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

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To Die or Not to Die: An Examination of Gubernatorial Clemency Powers through a Case Analysis of Death Penalty Moratoriums, Mary Margaret L. Kirchner

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The Disruptive Potential of a Queer Vegan Praxis, Naomi M. Kolb-Untinen

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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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Rendering Identity: Normativity in Conventional Contemporary Queer Documentary, Lea G. Kreck

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An Exploratory Study on Controversy Advertising’s Effect on the Advertiser and the Controversial Issue, Yun Kuan

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Agroecology in Argentina: Transitioning Farmers to Resilient Agriculture, Ashley D. Kunesh

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The Contrast of Covariational Reasoning and Other Problem Solving Methods of a Calculus Student, Micah Kurzer

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A Functional Application of the Gut-Brain Axis: A Proposed Nutrition Intervention for the Treatment of Depression, Tory H. Kusich

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Continuous and Symmetrical Transformations in the Framework of Classical Particle Systems, Nima Laal

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A History of Friendship Park, Paige E. Landis

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The Path to Modern Iran: An Examination of Shiite Islam’s Influence (1900-Present), Autymn A. Langford

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An Indoor Environmental Quality Assesment: The Study of Naturally Ventilated University Classrooms Within a Mixed-Mode Ventilated Building, Kyhetica M. Lattin

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An Analysis of Green Infrastructure Implementation Strategies in Portland and Other Global Leaders in Climate Action, Rachel L R LeMont

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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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Attempts to Synthesize Fumarylacetoacetate Using the Filamentous Ascomycete, Aspergillus nidulans, Carolyn Loughran

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Determinants of Food Insecurity within University Student Populations: Results of a College Food Pantry Survey, Hannah T. Low

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Do Internal or External CSR Strategies Yield Higher Social and Financial Returns?, Emily Lundberg

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

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An Environmental Justice Assessment of the Hanford Nuclear Waste Site Cleanup Project, Hannah Madden

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The Incorporation of Fathering Interventions into Batterer Intervention Programs, Caitlyn M. Martin

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Fat Fiction: Normalizing Fat Bodies in Literature, Sophia K. Merrell

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Intergenerational Value Transmission Based on Culture, Naomi Miu

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Inhibition of Interleukin-1 Receptor-Associated Kinase-1 is a Therapeutic Strategy for Acute Myeloid Leukemia Subtypes, Mona Mohammadhosseini

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Stress Compulsion: A Creation and Curation of an Art Show, Shannen Muhl

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R.I.P (race in portland), Christian J. Orellana Bauer

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

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The Influence of Individual Differences on Eco-Driving Training Transfer and Spillover: A Correlational Study of Proactive Personality and Motivation, Timothy Oxendahl

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Music Video Creation and Auteurism, Dylan Paris

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An Excerpt From River's Edge: A Novel, Christopher Michael Partin

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Small Business Internationalization Through Strategic Sourcing, Vishwa Patel

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Uncovering Newton's Laws Within a Game of Tug-of-War, Roberto C. Perez-Franco

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Topological Structures Influencing Kinetic Control in Small, Catalytically Closed, RNA Recombinase Systems Emerging from the Spontaneous Self-Organization of Heterogeneous Fragments of the Azoarcus Ribozyme, Sanjay Ramprasad

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Stop Labelling Us: Queer Futures for Film Criticism, Aria N. Ramus

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Koreans As Japanese ss Manchurians: Korean Nationality in Manchuria, Santiago J. Ravello

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The Impact of Domestic and Foreign Forces on Guatemala’s Social Services, Brooke M. Reichert

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The Fourth Avenue Street Seat: An Exercise in Disbanded Bureaucracy, Rhiannon Reynolds

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

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Treading, not Running: Exploring Friendships and Recovery in a Graphic Novel, Victoria Rielly

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Grieving Through Day of the Dead: The Influence of Culture on Processes and Resources, Sadie L. Rockford

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Some Assembly Required: Computational simulations of dusty plasma, Isabel J. Rodriguez

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Examining Sense of Place For Marginalized Communities in Community Gardens, Jocelyn Rodriguez