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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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An Assessment of Sentencing Disparities among American Indians within the Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Federal Circuit Courts, Makenzie Laron Aaby (Thesis)

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College Student Rankings of Multiple Speakers in a Public Speaking Context: A Language Attitudes Study on Japanese-accented English with a World Englishes Perspective, John James Ahlbrecht (Thesis)

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Stakeholder Expectations of Islamic Education, Julia Marie Ahmed (Dissertation)

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Grammatical Errors by Arabic ESL Students: An Investigation of L1 Transfer through Error Analysis, Aisha Saud Alasfour (Thesis)

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Food Waste Diversion Programming in Post-Secondary Education, Manar Arica Alattar (Dissertation)

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Who Am I? Criminal Social Identity as a Mediator in the Relationship between Criminal Peers and Criminal Attitudes within a Sample of Probationers/Parolees, Quinton Thomas Alexander (Thesis)

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Achieving Organizational Ambidexterity: An Exploratory Model, Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps, Yasser Alizadeh (Dissertation)

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New Approaches for Memristive Logic Computations, Muayad Jaafar Aljafar (Dissertation)

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Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Tigris River System in Iraq Using CE-QUAL-W2, Muhanned Al Murib (Dissertation)

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3D Hydrodynamic, Temperature, and Water Quality Numerical Model for Surface Waterbodies: Development, Verification, and Field Case Studies, Hussein Ali Mahdi Al-Zubaidi (Dissertation)

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Staring Into the Sun: Essays on Vision and Blindness, Joshua James Amberson (Closed Thesis)

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Impact of Suburban Landscape Features on Gene Flow of the Model Invasive Grass, Brachypodium sylvaticum, Tina Marie Arredondo (Thesis)

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Delphinids on Display: The Capture, Care, and Exhibition of Cetaceans at Marineland of the Pacific, 1954-1967, Taylor Michael Bailey (Thesis)

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How Persevering Latina/o First-Generation College Students Navigate Their College Experience: Keeping Who They Are While Learning and Persisting in the Culture of College, Angela Judith Balcacer (Dissertation)

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Giving the Noose the Slip: An Analysis of Female Murderers in Oregon, 1854-1950, Jenna Leigh Barganski (Thesis)

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Public Participation in Plant-Pollinator Conservation: Key Assessment Areas that Support Networked Restoration and Monitoring, Kerissa Battle (Dissertation)

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Woodpeckers in the City: Habitat Use and Minimum Area Requirements of Woodpeckers in Urban Parks and Natural Areas in Portland, Oregon, Adam Baz (Thesis)

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You Are D. B. Cooper, James Bezerra (Thesis)

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White Space, Black Space: Community Gardens in Portland, Oregon, David Ross Billings Jr. (Thesis)

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Effects of Fan Cooling at Room Temperature on Indoor 20-km Cycling Time Trial Performance, Matt Bloom (Thesis)

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Quantifying Knickpoint Behavior and Erosion Mechanisms in an Urbanized Watershed, Bull Mountain, Washington County, Oregon, Max Gregory Bordal (Thesis)

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A Spatial Analysis of Ceramics in Northwestern Alaska: Studying Pre-Contact Gendered Use of Space, Katelyn Elizabeth Braymer-Hayes (Thesis)

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Glacier Inventories and Change in Glacier National Park, Melissa Carrie Brett (Thesis)

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Walter's Rules for Getting By, Patrick Brogan (Closed Thesis)

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Is Therapy Going To The Dogs? Evaluating Animal Assisted Therapy for Early Identified At-Risk Children, Leah Faith Brookner (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Leader Race and Gender on Perceptions of Organizations in Response to Corporate Error, Nicolas Derek Brown (Thesis)

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Pushing Back on School Pushout: Youth at an Alternative School Advocate for Educational Change Through Youth Participatory Action Research, Jessica H. Burbach (Dissertation)

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Selling Protest in the News? Movement-Media Framing of Occupations: An Exploratory Study, Andrew David Butz (Dissertation)

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"My Teacher Says I'm an Overachiever, but I Think He's an Overexpecter" : Teacher Expectations, Self-Concept, and Academic Success, Jennifer Lea Campbell (Thesis)

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Wind Energy and Wind-Energy-Inspired Turbulent Wakes: Modulation of Structures, Mechanisms and Flow Regimes, Elizabeth H. Camp (Dissertation)

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Volcanic Glass as a Paleoenvironmental Proxy: Comparing Preparation Methods on Ashes from the Lee of the Cascade Range in Oregon, USA, Tessa Boe Carlson (Thesis)

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Computer-Based Instruction as a Form of Differentiated Instruction in a Traditional, Teacher-led, Low-Income, High School Biology Classroom, Cheryl Casey (Thesis)

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Assessing the Effects of Climate Change and Fuel Treatments on Forest Dynamics and Wildfire in Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Inland West: Linking Landscape and Social Perspectives, Brooke Alyce Cassell (Dissertation)

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Software Defined Radio based Modulated Scatterer Antenna Measurement, Aditya Channamallu (Closed Thesis)

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An Exploration of Linear Classifiers for Unsupervised Spiking Neural Networks with Event-Driven Data, Wesley Chavez (Thesis)

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Hierarchical Random Boolean Network Reservoirs, Sai Kiran Cherupally (Thesis)

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Impacts of Mindfulness Training on Mechanisms Underlying Stress Reduction in Teachers: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial, Jaiya Rae Choles (Thesis)

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Environmental Justice in Natural Disaster Mitigation Policy and Planning: A Case Study of Flood Risk Management in Johnson Creek, Portland, Oregon, Seong Yun Cho (Dissertation)

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Exploring Technology Forecasting and its Implications for Strategic Technology Planning, Yonghee Cho (Dissertation)

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"Tindersluts" & "Tinderellas:" Examining Young Women's Construction and Negotiation of Modern Sexual Scripts within a Digital Hookup Culture, MacKenzie A. Christensen (Thesis)

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Electric Water Heater Modeling for Distributed Energy Resource Aggregation and Control, Anne E. Clarke (Thesis)

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Using the Syrian Civil War To Measure Hierarchy: Regional Power Transition in the Middle East, Eric Michael Clary (Thesis)

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Bounding Box Improvement With Reinforcement Learning, Andrew Lewis Cleland (Thesis)

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The Limitations of DNA Interstrand Cross-link Repair in Escherichia coli, Jessica Michelle Cole (Thesis)

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What's New Pussyhat? Men, Feminism, and Social Identity, Rachel Lee Crist (Thesis)

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Student Motivation Profiles as a Diagnostic Tool to Help Teachers Provide Targeted Support, Cailin Tricia Currie (Dissertation)

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Politics in the Social Media Era: The Relationship Between Social Media Use and Political Participation During the 2016 United States Presidential Election, Kevin Everett Curry (Dissertation)

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Insufficient Effort Responding on Mturk Surveys: Evidence-Based Quality Control for Organizational Research, Lee Cyr (Thesis)

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The Impact of Online Professional Development on the Assessment Efficacy of Novice Itinerant Teachers of Students with Multiple Disabilities Including Visual Impairments, Jacqulyn Anne Donnenwirth Daniels (Dissertation)

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Modeling the Co-Production of Public Sector Innovation: Strategic Dimensions of Organizational Innovation within the Public Maritime Ports of the Pacific Northwest, Christopher R. Davis (Dissertation)

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Building Climate Empire: Power, Authority, and Knowledge Within Pacific Islands Climate Change Diplomacy and Governance Networks, Ashlie Denée Denton (Dissertation)

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The Gender Gap in Postsecondary Enrollment Intentions: The Mediating Role of Student Attitudes and Behaviors, Paul J. Deppen III (Thesis)

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Development of a Liquid Contacting Method for Investigating Photovoltaic Properties of PbS Quantum Dot Solids, Vitalii Alekseevich Dereviankin (Dissertation)

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Dual Immersion Leadership: A Case Study of Three K-5 Principals Who Show Success with Emergent Bilinguals, Ivonne Karina Dibblee (Dissertation)

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Relationship between Anisotropy and Dispersive Stress in Wind Plants with Variable Spacing, Tamara S. Dib (Thesis)

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Murmuration, Braeden Dillenbeck (Thesis)

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Justice Reinvestment Legislation in Oregon: Analyses of State and County Implementation, Christopher Wade Dollar (Thesis)

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Understanding ASEAN - An Alternative Approach to International Relations Theory in Asia, Ryan Grimstad Driver (Thesis)

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Scattered Sandpipers, Cassie Duncanson (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring District Judges' Decision Making in the Context of Admitting Expert Testimony, Andrew Bryan Dzeguze (Dissertation)

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Dynamics of Magma Recharge and Mixing at Mount Hood Volcano, Oregon -- Insights from Enclave-bearing Lavas, Molly Kathryn Ellowitz (Thesis)

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Our Town: Articulating Place Meanings and Attachments in St. Johns Using Resident-Employed Photography, Lauren Elizabeth Morrow Everett (Thesis)

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Creature of Detours, Emily Suzanne Flouton (Closed Thesis)

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: a Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on the European Union, Andreea Elena Galan (Thesis)

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Water Transport in the Lateral Line Canal of the Intertidal Fish Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858) and Its Significance to Evaporative Water with Preliminary Observations of the Metabolic Consequences of Water Loss, Whitney Anne Gayer (Thesis)

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Bertolt Brecht's Leben des Galilei: A Mythic Dimension in Epic Theatre, Yashowanto Narayan Ghosh (Thesis)

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Understanding the Impacts of Urbanization on the Avian Community of Portland Oregon and Evaluation of the Portland Oregon Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Andrew Daniel Gibbs (Dissertation)

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Anarchism on the Willamette: The Firebrand Newspaper and the Origins of a Culturally American Anarchist Movement, 1895-1898, Alecia Jay Giombolini (Thesis)

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Affirmative Consent Endorsement and Peer Norms Supporting Sexual Violence Among Vulnerable Students on College Campuses, Alyssa Marie Glace (Thesis)

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Comparative Genetic and Genomic Analysis of The Novel Fusellovirus Sulfolobus Spindle-shaped Virus 10, David Andrew Goodman (Thesis)

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Removing Dams, Constructing Science: Watershed Restoration Through A Socio-Eco-Technical Systems Lens, Zbigniew Jakub Grabowski (Dissertation)

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Millennial Perceptions on Homeownership and Financial Planning Decisions, Margaret Ann Greenfield (Thesis)

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Christians and Jerusalem in the Fourth Century CE: A Study of Eusebius of Caesarea, Cyril of Jerusalem, and the Bordeaux Pilgrim, Stephen David Green (Thesis)

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Areal Extent and Volumes of the Dinner Creek Tuff Units, Eastern Oregon Based on Lithology, Bulk Rock Composition and Feldspar Mineralogy, Teresa Rae Hanna (Thesis)

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Utilitarian Skateboarding: Insight into an Emergent Mode of Mobility, Michael Joseph Harpool (Thesis)

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The Dynamic Returns of Descriptive Representation: A Study of Race, Politics and Policy in Urban Governments, Stephanie Taylor Hawke (Dissertation)

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Lighter Than I Remember, Shane Hayden (Thesis)

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Maternal Angiotensinogen Genotype and Fetal Sex Impact Uteroplacental Function and the Developmental Origins of Stress-Induced Hypertension, Jessica Faith Hebert (Dissertation)

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Removal Efficiencies, Uptake Mechanisms and Competitive Effects of Copper and Zinc in Various Stormwater Filter Media, Emily Heleva-Ponaski (Thesis)

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Dark Current RTS-Noise in Silicon Image Sensors, Benjamin William Hendrickson (Thesis)

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The Dispute Over the Commons: Seed and Food Sovereignty as Decommodification in Chiapas, Mexico, Carol Frances Hernandez Rodriguez (Dissertation)

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Development of a Direct Aqueous Synthetic Route for the Production of Elemental Bismuth Nanoparticles, Colin Jon Hiatt (Thesis)

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News Work: The Impact of Corporate Newsroom Culture on News Workers & Community Reporting, Carey Lynne Higgins-Dobney (Dissertation)

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Emulating Balance Control Observed in Human Test Subjects with a Neural Network, Wade William Hilts (Thesis)

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Assessing PPGIS Usability and its Relationship to Spatial Data Production: A Case Study, Timothy Michael Hitchins (Thesis)

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Assessment of Technology Adoption Potential of Medical Devices: Case of Wearable Sensor Products for Pervasive Care in Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, Liliya Stepanivna Hogaboam (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Role of Genomic Variation in Susceptibility to Environmental Chemicals across Populations, Lindsay Adrian Holden (Dissertation)

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India's Economic Growth: Role of Political Performance and Gender Wage Gap, Rajeev Indira Nagaraju (Dissertation)

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Human-Centered Design of an Air Quality Feedback System to Promote Healthy Cooking, Chantal Iribagiza (Thesis)

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A Study of Fragmentation and Spontaneous Covalent Self-Assembly of the Azaorcus Ribozyme from Multiple Small Inactive RNA Fragments, Tharuka Sewwandi Jayathilaka (Dissertation)

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All Saints, Rayna Maria Jensen (Closed Thesis)

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Rock Glaciers of the Contiguous United States: Spatial Distribution, Cryospheric Context, and Riparian Vegetation, Gunnar Forrest Johnson (Dissertation)

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Using Strong Laser Fields to Produce Antihydrogen Ions, Christopher M. Keating (Dissertation)

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A Lonely Place Where the Heart Beats Loud, Benjamin Richard Kessler (Closed Thesis)

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Gendered Partner-Ideals, Relationship Satisfaction, and Intimate Partner Violence, Sylvia Marie Ferguson Kidder (Dissertation)

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Recent Advances in Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Greater Flexibility, Kihong Kim (Dissertation)

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Investigation of the Acoustic Response of a Confined Mesoscopic Water Film Utilizing a Combined Atomic Force Microscope and Shear Force Microscope Technique, Monte Allen Kozell (Thesis)

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Whence and Whither: Acoustic Variability and Biogeography of Tarsiers in North Sulawesi, Olivia Clare Kulander (Thesis)

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The Influence of Information on Public Support for Solitary Confinement: A Test of Belief Updating and Confirmation Bias, Kayla J. LaBranche (Thesis)