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 2022

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Archetype, Story, and Myth within Bulgarian Folklore and Black American Music, Wes C. Georgiev

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Analytic Solution of 1D Diffusion-Convection Equation with Varying Boundary Conditions, Małgorzata B. Glinowiecka-Cox

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The Effect of STEM Education on Women, Jasmine Gloden

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Yay…, 😉, and #Sarcasm: Exploring How Sarcasm is Marked in Text-based CMC, Brontë G. Gordon

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The Legacy of Redlining: A Geospatial Analysis of Environmental Burdens in Portland, Oregon, Warren Louis Gunn and Meenakshi Rao

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How Can Biomimicry Inform a Sustainable, Ethical Future in Architecture and Design?, Chloe Hanf

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Investigating the Efficacy & Implications of Abstinence-Based Drug Education, Sophia Hanken

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Ode-cean: California, Danny-Olivia F. Hanson

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Neuroscience-Informed Self-Advocacy for Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders, Britta Harbury

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A Review of Current Sea Cucumber and Apostichopus californicus Knowledge and a Proposal for Future Research and Fishery Management, Lily Haug

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the Weak, the Wicked, the Divine: A Collection of Poems, Grace Hedin

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Intersectionality Pertaining to the Disproportionate Rates of Black Women in Prisons and Jails, Mackenzie Heller

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The Intersectionality of Stuttering and Aging, Mary Elizabeth Herring

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Trouble Within the Fold: The Communal Response to Madness in Medieval Europe, Alice P. Holland

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The Effect of Media and Filtration in Inducing the Oxidative Stress Response in Escherichia coli, Suzanne Hollingsworth

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Randomized, Clinical Trials on the Effects of Robotic-Assisted Gait Training for Stroke Subjects: A Scoping Review, Daniel K. Hufnagel

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Behind Closed Doors, Kaylee Inloes

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Does Restoration of Urban Riparian Zones Impact Stream Water Quality in Portland, Oregon, Ash Ivanov

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Gender Inequality and the Division of Labor in the Home During Covid-19: A Literature Review, Ella F. Jackson

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Baking with Depression: An Exploration of Crisis Response Through Dessert, Phoebe Jacques

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Embryological Development and Mortality of Danio rerio in Long Term Exposure to 17α-Ethynylestradiol, Seong A. Jeon

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Equilibria: Sustainability and Eco-Awareness in Music Production, Ashley A. Kahl-Placek

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The Role of the Gut-Brain Axis in Alzheimer's Disease: A Narrative Review, Leila Karout

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A New Studio Era: How Netflix is Becoming a Threat to the Film Industry, Al Kasper

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The Gendered Optics of Bridget Riley's "Op Art": Her Artistic Dismissal and Influence on the 1960s Mod Era, Anna S. Kienberger

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Trans Men: Precarious Manhood and the Paradox of Hegemonic Masculinity, Alexander-Lee K. Kinmore

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The Killing Machine of Juarez: A Literature Review on the Maquiladora Industry and Femicide in the City, Karla Kinzie Munoz

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"There is Great and Awful Immorality in this Place": Environment, Character, and Reform in South Wales, 1847-1919, Allison Kirkpatrick

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Stressors Among Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Ava Lu Kupperman

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Diversity Analysis of the Portland Art Museum's Exhibitions: a Closer Examination Through an Art Historical Lens, Emma Lancaster-Huggins

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A Literary Examination of the Efficacy of Zoological Conservation in the United States versus Foreign Efforts, Madeleine M. LeCorre

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Targeting the Maladaptive Effects of Binge Drinking on Circadian Gene Expression, Courtney Ledford

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Multiple Identities, Colorblind White Parents, and Persisting Adoption Stigma: Toward an Intersectional Perspective of Asian American Transracial Adoption, Michelle Y. Leipzig

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Intervention Approaches for Childhood Apraxia of Speech: An Overview of Prevailing Treatment Methods, Toni Lewis

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Perversion: A Genealogy of Deviance and Creation of the "Other", J D. Lyell

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How African Immigrants Perceive Blackness Within the American Ideality: The Sensory Woman Art Installation, Nya K. Mbock

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Measuring Success in First Episode Psychosis, Eric M. McKinley

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Balancing Free Play and Structured Learning Opportunities in Early Childhood Education Classrooms: Contrasting Perceptions of Teachers and Researchers, Logan Mentzer

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Assessing the Efficacy of Physical Prehabilitation on a Total Knee Arthroplasty, Zen S. Miyashiro

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Science Education Research on Student to Student Discourse: A Literature Review with an Applied Linguistics Lens, Abbee A. Mortensen

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Quantification of Reynolds Shear Stress Wave-Phase Dependence in Fixed-Bottom Offshore Wind Turbine via Quadrant Analysis, Cerrina Mouchref, Bianca Viggiano, Raúl Bayoán Cal, and Ondrej Ferčák

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Ours Lived Lived: Faculty Responses to STEM Students' Lived Experiences, Stan Nguyen

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Child Success and Parental Marital Status: the Impact of Mental Health, Poverty, and Trauma, Cambria Ort

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School Lunch Policy and Parental Working Trends, Sophia D. Paniagua

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Finding the Balance: Music Performance Anxiety, Flow, and the Undergraduate Recital, Ash Phillips

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My Syrian American Life, Leila Yacoub Piazza

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Global Governance or Global Government? An Examination of Anarchy vs. Hierarchy, Global Civil Society and International Governmental Organizations, Grace R. Purvis

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LGBTQ+ Congregants Navigating Identity in the Context of "Welcoming but Not Affirming" Evangelical, Pentecostal, and Non-denominational Religious Institutions: A Queer Narrative Analysis, Sarah E. Rasmussen

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A Review of Animal Welfare and Current Enrichment Methods for Captive Marine Mammals, Ashleigh I. Richardson

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Gender Does Not Equal Genitalia: A Review of the Implications of Inclusivity in School-Based Sexual Health Education on the Identity Development of Non-Binary and Transgender Adolescents, Sol N. Rise

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The Practice of Dry Needling in Physical Therapy, Sarah A. Robertson

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Evaluation of Postmortem Protein Expression in Determining Cause of Death, Zoe Robinson

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Understanding Male Sexual Victimization: An Expository Synthesis, Grecia D. Robledo Maciel

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Artemisia Gentileschi: A Deeper Look into Burghley House Susanna, Emma M. Rochlin

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Understanding Water Security in Portland, Oregon: Using Newspapers as Tools for Science Communication and Education, Julian Roth

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Real-time fMRI Neurofeedback and PTSD: Efficacy in Symptom Relief and Neural Circuit Restoration, Sophia F. Ryker

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How Domestic Violence Affects Incarcerated Women, Michelle Ryman

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"Untitled Screenplay", Mailyn Salazar Jiménez

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Data-Driven Analysis of Drug and Substance Abuse Rates Across the Varying Regions in the United States of America, Reem Saleh

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Covid's Impact on Nurses & Their Labor Market, Joshua Stanfill

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Branding in Motion: How Animation and Branding Intersect to Support Nonprofits in Need, Shannon M. Steed

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Combating the Climate Crisis: Deconstructing Western Anthropocentricity and the Value of Indigenous Teachings, Jessica K. St. Michael

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The Role of Gender Affirmation in Eating Disorder Symptoms in Transgender Individuals, Jacob M. Strahl

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My First Embrace of the Sea & the Fish Swimming in My Head: A Collection of Poems, Photographs, and Cultural Artifacts Inspired by My Father and Ocean Vuong's On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, Maya Sutriasa

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Multicolor Fluorescence Guided Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer, Dani Szafran-Reeder

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Impact of Familial Immigration on Childhood Academic Achievement and Motivation, Maritsa S. Tatchukova

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Chinese Word Order: A Look Into SVO and SOV Arguments, Shelley E. Tennison

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Enhancing Exchange of Knowledge on the Practice of Applied Behavior Analysis, Harper C. Thomas

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Implicit Learning in Preschool Children with and without Developmental Language Disorder, Abigail E. Tolomei

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LGBTQ+ Social Services and Needs in Portland Oregon, Jay M. Tomlinson

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Interpreter Access for the Deaf Community Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Isabella C. Updyke-Welch

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The Cultural Dilemma of the American Education System: An Observation of How it Lives in Montessori, Amaya Varma

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Lovesick: An Original Comic Book, Sims C. Vincent

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A Look at the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis: Investigation of Potential Causes and Effects, Verity Saige Vogel

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Honey Tree: A Neo-Soul Album, Artist & Musical Development Through the Electronic Press Kit, Raine Welterlen

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Story and Play: Applying Narrative Game Scholarship to Game Design, Rodale Wenger

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Reflecting on Resilience: Insight into Resiliency Development and Utilization in Oregon's Older Adults from 2020 to 2022, Riley A. Wilton

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Addressing the Body Mass Index Using a Teaching Math for Social Justice Lens, Riley J. Wolfe

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Werwolf, Weswolfs, Wemwolf, Wenwolf: Gender, Morality, and Transformation in Annette von Droste-Hülshoff’s “Der Loup Garou” (1860), Hasol Yu

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Analyzing Perceptions and Outcomes of Intimate Partner Violence Within Muslim Communities, Areebah Zaidi

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Montessori Schools: How and Why Do They Impact Student Relationships and Communication Skills?, Jacquelyn G. Zavala

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 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 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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Understanding the Effect of Dietary Palmitic Acid on Glycolysis During Innate Immune Memory in Macrophages, Khaleda A. Aqaei

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

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Childhood Sexual Abuse in Contemporary Fiction, Alana Baldwin-Joiner

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Towards an Evolutionary-Institutional Analysis of Landlordship, Jaye Balentine

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Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on Gene Expression in the Amyloid Processing Pathway of Ovariectomized Rhesus Macaque Females Under an Obesogenic Diet, Megan Ball

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The Wounded Inheritance: Epigenetics and the Family Line, Lisa 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 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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Methods of Memorialization: Holocaust Commemoration in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Kylee Bolinger