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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Efficient Capture of CO2 and Its Selective Reduction to Formic Acid Using Tin-Based Nanomaterials, Emmanuel Oluwaseun Abdul (Dissertation)

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Everything She Left Behind, Karina LaChelle Agbisit (Closed Thesis)

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Effects of Pore-Forming Peptides (Melittin and Magainin 2) on the Phospholipid Bilayer Interior, Elmukhtar Ehmed Alhatmi (Dissertation)

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Developing an Assessment Model for Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Using Hierarchical Decision Model: Case Study of Riyadh City, Mustafa Kamal Almuzel (Dissertation)

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A Biomimetic Model for Oxidative Metabolism of Thiopurine Drugs, Oluyemi Oludare Alo (Dissertation)

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Characterization of High Mobility Channels for Use in Quantum Computing Devices, Payam Amin (Dissertation)

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Heat, Wildfire and Energy Demand: An Examination of Residential Buildings and Community Equity, Chrissi Argyro Antonopoulos (Dissertation)

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Measuring Morality in the 2020 US Presidential Election, Scott Edward Atkins (Thesis)

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An Investigation Into Magnetic Gears and Magnetic Springs for Marine Hydrokinetic Power Generators, Hossein Baninajar (Dissertation)

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Using Intrinsically-Typed Definitional Interpreters to Verify Compiler Optimizations in a Monadic Intermediate Language, Dani Barrack (Thesis)

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Speciation of Diaryliodonium Salts in Solution and Their Reactivity Towards N-nucleophiles (Phthalimide and Amines) and O-nucleophiles (Phenols and Phenoxide), Souradeep Basu (Dissertation)

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Perspectives of Students with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability in College Inclusion Programs on their Preparation for Working in Competitive Integrated Employment, Eva R. Blixseth (Dissertation)

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The Connections Between Innovation, Culture, and Expertise in Water Infrastructure Organizations, Alice Brawley-Chesworth (Dissertation)

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Effects of Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Across Variable Densities of Eelgrass (Zostera marina), Kimberly Alexis Brown (Thesis)

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TermOil, Jay Butler (Closed Thesis)

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An Automated Zoom Class Session Analysis Tool to Improve Education, Jack Arlo Cannon II (Thesis)

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Improvement Science: Improving Employee Engagement, Ryan S. Carpenter (Dissertation)

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The New Shiny Penny? Regenerative Agriculture Beliefs and Practices Among Portland's Urban Agriculturalists, Melia Ann Chase (Thesis)

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Must Be Present to Win: Principals' Perspectives on Exclusionary Discipline, William Jeremy Cohen (Dissertation)

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Temperature and Predator Effects on Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas) and Their Distribution in South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Elissa Connolly-Randazzo (Thesis)

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Legislative Procedures and Perceptions of Legitimacy, Megan Elizabeth Cox (Thesis)

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Transforming Learning Communities, Transforming Ourselves: A Qualitative Investigation of Identity Processes in a Participatory Action Research-themed Undergraduate Course, Julia Sara Dancis (Dissertation)

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Winter Tale, Kari Davidson (Closed Thesis)

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Culture of Care and Prosocial Leadership: Autoethnography of an Elementary School Principal Navigating Covid-19, Ashley Marie Davis (Dissertation)

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Scenario Acceleration Through Automated Modelling: A Method and System for Creating Traceable Quantitative Future Scenarios Based on FCM System Modeling and Natural Language Processing, Christopher W.H. Davis (Dissertation)

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The Haunted Refuge Trilogy, Mark Devendorf (Closed Thesis)

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The Practice of Traditional Grading: A Site for Inquiring into Teacher Identity Friction in a U.S. High School, Sarah Emily Dutton-Breen (Dissertation)

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Fortunate People in a Fortunate Land: Dwelling and Residential Alienation in Santa Monica's Rent-Controlled Housing, Lauren E.M. Everett (Dissertation)

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Cultural Capital and Community Cultural Wealth: A Study of Latinx First Generation College Students, Affiong Eyo-Idahor (Dissertation)

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Mass Capacity Analysis of Stormwater Control Measures Using Synthetic Stormwater With Silica, Organic and Hydrocarbon Constituents, Craig Michael Fairbaugh (Thesis)

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Aerosolization of Catalytic RNA for Prebiotic Transport and In Situ Reactivity, Brennan Roland Farrell (Thesis)

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A Multi-Species Study on Several Types of Visitor Effects on the Behavior and Physiology of Animals at the Oregon Zoo, Laurel Berylline Fink (Dissertation)

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Stratigraphic and Geochemical Evaluation of Distal Flows of the Columbia River Flood Basalts in the Greater Vale Area, Southeastern Oregon, Lena Marie Fox (Thesis)

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Equidistant Sets in Spaces of Bounded Curvature, Logan Scott Fox (Dissertation)

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Immigration Federalism in the United States: Constructing a Contemporary Institutional Framework Centered on Local Communities Through a Case Study Approach, Sara Kuehlhorn Friedman (Dissertation)

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Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis of Olivine in Ureilite Meteorites: Evaluation of the Partially Magmatic Catastrophic Disruption Model of the Ureilite Parent Body (UPB), James Karl Frye (Thesis)

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Synthesis of Diaryl and Alkyl-Aryl Ethers via Diaryl Iodonium Reagents, Rory Tennessee Gallagher (Dissertation)

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Radical (Re)Positioning of Students as Cocreators of Curriculum: A Participatory Action Research Study of Undergraduate Student-Instructor Partnerships in Online Learning Environments, Kari Eleana Goin (Dissertation)

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Amplifying Arab American Heritage Language Students' Voices: A Multiple Case Study on Translanguaging Practices and Identity Negotiation in University Arabic Classrooms, Lina Gomaa (Dissertation)

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Clarifying and Measuring Inclusive Leadership, Kelly Mason Hamilton (Dissertation)

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"We've created cheap energy off the backs of salmon": Dam Removal Politics and Alliances in the Lower Snake River Basin, Krista Harrington (Thesis)

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Examining the Role of Social Support and Neighborhood Deprivation in the Relationship Between Multiple ACEs and Health Risk Behaviors, Marin L. Henderson-Posther (Dissertation)

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The Comb, Rosanna Beth Nafziger Henderson (Closed Thesis)

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Japanese Gender Trouble in Revolutionary France: Ikeda Riyoko's Shōjo Manga The Rose of Versailles, Saki Hirozane (Thesis)

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Helminths of Thomomys Species (Rodentia: Geomyidae) of Oregon, Malorri Rene Hughes (Dissertation)

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Eating Real Mexican: Identity, Authenticity, Americanization, Health, and Food Culture in the United States After 1900, Alexandra H. Ibarra (Thesis)

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Inverse Modeling of Atmospheric CH4 and δ13C-CH4 Measurements from Surface Observation Sites to Understand Trends in Global Methane Emissions Over More Than Three Decades, Sayantani Karmakar (Thesis)

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Treatment Disparities in Emergency Medical Services: The Influence of Race/Ethnicity, Obesity, and English Proficiency, Jamie Wayne Kennel (Dissertation)

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Materials and Methodologies for Spectroscopic and Optical Analytical Applications in Cultural Heritage Conservation Science, Lyndsay Nichole Kissell (Dissertation)

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Stakeholder Participation and Influence at State Public Utility Commissions, Genevieve Theresa Kruse (Dissertation)

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Intersections of Masculinity, Culturally Relevant Factors, and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration Among Asian American Men, Jason Zengo Kyler-Yano (Dissertation)

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Development of a Testing Station for Grid-Interactive Smart Inverter Systems, Yudong Lan (Thesis)

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Transportation Mode Choice Behavior in the Era of Autonomous Vehicles: The Application of Discrete Choice Modeling and Machine Learning, Sangwan Lee (Dissertation)

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Coming to Know the Local Environment: Children's Experiences in Rautamai Gaunpalika, Nepal, Elsie Nicole Love (Thesis)

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Rooted in Deepbone, Kynna Elizabeth Jane Lovin (Thesis)

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Linear Nearest Neighbor Flocks With All Distinct Agents, Robert G. Lyons (Dissertation)

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The Meaning and Measure of Deliberative Systems, Darren Michael McCormick (Thesis)

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Interwar Weimar Film and Masculinity: Challenging the Presumed Crisis of Interwar German Gender Discourse from Selected Films from 1925-1931, Brandon Metcalf (Thesis)

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The Jane Stories, Katherine Elizabeth Mitchell (Closed Thesis)

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Seismic Performance Design Criteria of Existing Bridge Bent Plastic Hinge Region and Rapid Repair Measures of Earthquake Damaged Bridges Considering Future Resilience, A K M Golam Murtuz (Dissertation)

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Investigating Active Learning through the Lens of Student Engagement, Nicole Naibert (Dissertation)

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Professional Development for Special Education Paraeducators: How to Effectively Train Classroom Staff to Support Students with Complex Instructional and Behavioral Needs, Cara Olson-Sawyer (Dissertation)

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The Benefits of Social Support on Health and Well-Being in Military Populations: Examining Mechanisms, Source of Support, and the Reach of a Workplace Well-Being Intervention, AnnaMarie Sophia O'Neill (Dissertation)

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The Effect of Peer Relationships and Cyberbullying Victimization on Young Adults' Propensity to Cyberbully, Taaj Weraphorn Orr (Thesis)

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Linking Conservation and Environmental Justice: Exploring Relationship-Building Between a Land Trust and Four Pacific Northwest Tribes, C. Noel Plemmons (Thesis)

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A Tale of Two-Hybrids: Investigating the Interactomes of Cullin-Associated Proteins, Elyse Reitter (Thesis)

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Random Lasing in Nano-Crystalline Zinc-Oxide Films, Benito Reynaldo Resendiz (Thesis)

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Dog Music, or, An Invitation to a Haunting, Andrew Joseph Richman (Closed Thesis)

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Geographies of Urban Unsafety: Homeless Women, Mental Maps, and Isolation, Jan Radle Roberson (Dissertation)

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The Fig King of Fresno: The Botanical Heist That Reshaped California's Landscape, Jacob Walz Roberts (Closed Thesis)

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You Will Be Loved: a Mixtape, Ariana M. Rosales (Thesis)

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A Three-Dimensional, Analytical Wind Turbine Wake Model: Flow Acceleration, Empirical Correlations, and Continuity, Zein Ahmad Sadek (Thesis)

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Wealth and Peace: The History and Political Economy of Montesquieu's Doux Commerce, Adam W. Saltzman (Thesis)

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The Impact of New Light Rail Service on Employment Growth in Portland, Oregon, Lahar Santra (Thesis)

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Same Game, Different Rules: Pointillist Imperialism and the New Cartography of Great Power Competition, Andrew Jesse Shaughnessy (Thesis)

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Hesitant Claim to Life, Brent Shenton (Closed Thesis)

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Keeping in Touch While Sheltering in Place: A Comparative Case Study on the Complex Emotions Experienced by Older Adults When Introduced to ICTs and Video Conferencing Services, Marisa Susan Soltz (Dissertation)

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"I'm Very Enlightened:" Assisting Black Males Involved in the Criminal Justice System to Deal With and Heal From Racism, Darnell Jackie Strong (Dissertation)

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Erasure through Engagement: The Community Resettlement of Isle de Jean Charles, Meghan Elizabeth Sullivan (Thesis)

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Geochronological and Geochemical Investigation into Rhyolite Volcanism of the High Lava Plains and Columbia River Basalt Group Provinces of Eastern Oregon, USA, Vanessa Marie Swenton (Dissertation)

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Words Matter: A Linguistic Analysis of Cluniac Views on the Use and Abuse of Violent Force, Amanda K. Swinford (Thesis)

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The Rise of Neo-Fascist Populism and Islamophobia in the West, Mohamed Tawfiq Said Tabib (Thesis)

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Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Microplastic Concentrations in Portland's Freshwater Ecosystems, Rebecca Talbot (Thesis)

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More Than Words: Articulating the Multisensory Experiences of Protected Area Visitors in Southern Nevada, Sara Nicole Temme (Thesis)

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Robust Design Methodologies Under Performance Variations for More Than Moore Technologies: CNFETs & 3DICs, Satya Keerthi Vendra (Dissertation)

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Building a Turbulent Jet: Measuring/Modeling Lagrangian Dispersion, Particle Trajectory Dynamics and Intermittency, Bianca Fontanin Viggiano (Dissertation)

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Le Gout Qui Reste: Cultural Identity and Belonging in Ook Chung's Kimchi, Taurean James Weber-Laurencio (Thesis)

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The Mechanisms Connecting State Marijuana Policies to Parent, Peer, and Youth Drug Perception Leading to Youth Marijuana Use, Eunbyeor Sophie Yang (Dissertation)

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Maturity Model for Customer-Centric Approach in Enterprise: The Case of E-commerce and Online Retail Industry, Soheil Zarrin (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Adoption and Use of E-Grocery Shopping in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Transport Systems and Beyond, Gabriella Abou-Zeid (Thesis)

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Improved Predictive Modeling Techniques for Non-Linear Solder Material Behavior, Arman Millian Ahari (Thesis)

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The Effect of Viscosity on The Puddle Dynamics in Low Gravity Environment, Taif Hamed Saleh Al Juboori (Dissertation)

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The Longitudinal Effects of a Family and Sleep Supportive Intervention on Service Member Anger and Resilience, Shalene Joyce Allen (Thesis)

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Power Distribution System Tools for Analyzing Impacts of Projected Electric Vehicle Load Growth Using GridLab-D, Shahad Alomani (Thesis)

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Nature-Based Solutions in Environmental Planning: Ecosystem-Based Adaptations, Green Infrastructures, and Ecosystem Services to Promote Diversity in Urban Landscapes, Lorena Alves Carvalho Nascimento (Dissertation)

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Assessment of the Blockchain Technology Adoption for the Management of the Electronic Health Record Systems, Saeed Mohammed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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Walking as a Way of Knowing: An Autoethnography of Embodied Inquiry, Lauriel-Arwen Amoroso (Dissertation)

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Online Activism and Real Life Environmentalism, Emily Grace Anderson (Thesis)

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Improving Bicycle Crossings at Unsignalized Intersections through Pavement Markings: Analysis of the City of Portland Innovative Strategy, Frank Boateng Appiah (Thesis)

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Steady-State Transmembrane Water Exchange in Proliferating Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joseph O'Malley Armstrong (Dissertation)