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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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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Erotic Manga, its Artists, and the Pressures of Censorship, Dominique Andrée Lief

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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 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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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 Teresa 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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Lyrically Informed Performance: a Creative Study of Desire and Motivation in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Musical Collaborations, Fiona Palazzi

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Gentrification and Aging-in-Place: Examinations of 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

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University Honors Media Archive, Noah B. Puggarana

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Leaders of Global Virtual Teams: Implications for the Identification and Training of Successful E-Leaders, Janae R. Rainbolt

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Informing Subterranean Transit Station Design from Existing and Future Station Typologies; an Informative Exploration of how to Develop Underground Station Design for MAX Light Rail, Antonio P. Ramos-Crosier

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Social Anxiety, Heavy Episodic Drinking, and Drinking Motives in Undergraduates, Samantha B. Reis

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Ecodistricts: Models for Sustainable Urban Development at the Neighborhood Scale, Jocelyn Reynolds

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Business Continuity Planning at Portland State University: an Adaptive Approach to Planning for Service Recovery After a Disruption, Heather Roberts

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Attachment in Higher Education and the Workplace: A Literature Review, Emily A. Robey

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Cycles of Displacement: the Experience of Immigrants and Refugees from East Africa in Northeast Portland, Julianna I. Robidoux

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Facial Image Characterization and Reconstruction Using Singular Value Decomposition, Jessica R. Robinson

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Self-Disclosure and Physiological Responses among Adults who Stutter, Sulema Rodriguez

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Reference-Dependence Performance: Managing and Meeting Expectations, Jose A. Rojas-Fallas

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Neuroprotective Effects of Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators Against Amyloid Beta Toxicity and the Pathways that Provide Protection, Maggie Rose

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Medicaid Patients' Use of Dental Benefits, Merit Roshdy

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Graceful Infrastructure: Harvesting America's Wind Corridor, Samuel Rothacker

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Bleeding into Space: Environmental Violence, Serialized Trauma, and Extradiegetic Space in Brian Wood’s Comic The Massive, Dustin C. Rozier

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Barriers to Community Gardening in Portland, OR, Jullian Michael Schrup

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An Evaluation of the Established Relationship Between Federal and Local Law Enforcement Agencies Post-9/11, Samantha Schultz

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ADHD-Related Impairments in Error-Processing Predict Symptom Change, Amber Schwartz

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Insta-Identity : the Construction of Identity through Instagram an Extended Literature Review, Bailey Seibel

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Idioms in Chinese EFL Contexts: a Review of 2004-2018, William Shanahan

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The Oregon Coastal Worry: Cellular Division Affected by External Changing Temperatures and Salinity Concentration, Jessica Sheets

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The Selection of Parameters in Debris Flow Modeling: A Sensitivity Study Using the Discrete Element Method, Cora Siebert

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Measuring the Geometric Accuracy of CNC End Mill Manufacturing Process, Daniel M. Small

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Educational and Professional Trends of Chief Financial Officers, Lupita S. Solis

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Translation of Personal Narrative from Russian to English, Miles J. Strang

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A Consideration of Mesopredator Release and New Zealand's Predator Free Plan: a Literature Review, Kaitlin G. Thomas

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Statistical Methods and Validation Procedures for Spike Sorting, Michael Thomas

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Exploring Small Business Management in Mexico and the United States using Hofstede's Dimensions, Elizabeth R. Thom

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Identifying Models of Obsidian Distribution in Preclassic Maya Lowlands Contexts, Sabine Tischler

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Beyond Housing, Karen Torres-Olguin

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Cortical Thickness Comparison of ASD and TD Subjects, Jonathan Rigoberto Uriarte-Lopez

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Nile Red Microplastic Validation: Enhancing the Study of Microplastics in Oregon’s River Water, Amy Valine

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Interactions of Phosphatidylcholine Vesicles and Citrate-stabilized Gold Nanoparticles, Marie Vallens

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The Conservation and Commodification of American Ginseng, Mikaela VanEaton

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Can We Bring Notions of Groups Back into Research on Children’s Peer Groups? Differentiating Peer Groups at School According to their Functions for Academic Development, Anamika J. Vaughan

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Use of Connectotyping on Task fMRI Data Reveals Dynamic Network Level Cross Talking During Task Performance, Valeria Vazquez-Trejo; Binyam Nardos PhD; Bradley Schlaggar MD, PhD; Damien Fair PA-C, PhD; and Oscar Miranda-Dominguez PhD

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The Life, Composing and Impact of Kenny Wheeler, Quinn Walker

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Tragic Ways of Killing a Lesbian: a Synchronic Analysis, Taylor D. Watt

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The Relationship between Attachment Style and Hyperperceptions, Nolan E.G. Welch

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Literature Review of the Effectiveness of Intercultural Competence in the MEPI Program, Haley L. Wells

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The Use of Aromatherapy for the Treatment of Post-Operative Nausea Vomiting, Mikayla J. Whitley

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Perceptions of Emotions by Simultaneous Bilinguals Across Various Relationship Contexts, Lisa A. Wickham

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Teaching Geometrical Optics by Modeling Fluidic Lenses Formed by Water-Walking Insects, Erin Woodcock

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A Literature Review Evaluating the Efficacy of Meditation as an Adjunctive Method for Managing Chronic Lower Back Pain, Alison M. Wyckoff

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The (Mis)use of One-Way ANOVA Testing in Sociology Research Papers and Their Implications, Nancy Yang

Theses from 2018

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Breaking Binary Being in the Future Fiction of Star Trek, Jeremiah D. Ackerman

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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 Jane Agersea

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The Importance of an Intersectional Approach to Gender-Based Violence in South Africa, Sophie 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 US Presidential Election, Louis Pino Bello

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The Effects of Organic and Conventional Agriculture on Bee Populations in the United States, Jordan Bicknell

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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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The Transnational Episode of America’s “J-Horror” Craze, The Circumstances of its Production and its Cultural and Formal Representations of Shared National Fear, Carter J. Bryan

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Babel from Scratch: Examining the Impact and Usage 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