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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Numerical Simulation of Continuous Cone Penetration and Interpretation of CPTu Dissipation Tests, Andrew Phillip Eugene Huffman (Thesis)

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Forecasting Optimal Parameters of the Broken Wing Butterfly Option Strategy using Differential Evolution, David Munoz Constantine (Thesis)

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Decolonizing Healthcare: A Black Feminist Analysis of Sisters Informing Sisters on Topics of AIDS (SISTA), Joy Mutare Fashu Kanu (Dissertation)

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Reassessing Hydrothermal Heat Discharge and the Relationship of Hot Springs in the North Oregon Cascades, Aaron Alexander Orr (Thesis)

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Methods for Object Tracking With Machine Vision, Zachary Stamler (Thesis)

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Amount and Depositional Fate of Carbon Mobilized by Landsliding in SE Alaska, Bryce Alois Vascik (Thesis)

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MIT-S1 Constitutive Model Calibration for a Portland-area Soil, Steven Ryan Young (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Outsiders Within Inequality Regimes: A Sociological Framework to Advance the Lives of Women Veterans, Sarah Louise Aktepy (Dissertation)

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Exploring Policies and Strategies for the Diffusion of Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) for the Care of Senior Population, Hamad Asri Alanazi (Dissertation)

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Long Term Changes to the Lower Columbia River Estuary (LCRE) Hydrodynamics and Salinity Patterns, Aqeel Al-bahadily (Dissertation)

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The Experience of Female Caregivers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Nouf Albugami (Dissertation)

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A Land of Poets and Warriors: the Connection Between Warrior Culture and Bardic Culture in Medieval Wales c. 1066-1283, Sarah Lynn Alderson (Thesis)

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Achieving High Reliability Organizations Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps - the Case of Offshore Oil and Gas, Ahmed A. Alibage (Dissertation)

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Power Efficiency Enhancement and Linearization Techniques for Power Amplifiers in Wireless Communications, Haider Al-kanan (Dissertation)

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Undrained Cyclic Shear Resistance of Low Plastic Silts, Rawan Almoumen (Thesis)

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A Systematic Content Analysis of the Justice Reinvestment Programs Across Oregon Counties, Lorena Ambriz (Thesis)

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Detecting Geomorphic Change and Stream Channel Evolution on the Sandy River, Oregon, Using Lidar Following Dam Removal in 2007, Lowell Henry Anthony (Thesis)

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New Perspectives on Johannes de Muris and his Notitia artis musicae, Jeffrey Allan Arnsdorf (Thesis)

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Juveniles in the Interrogation Room: Defense Attorneys as a Protective Factor, Caitlin Noelle August (Thesis)

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Examining Employee Needs at Work and Home: a Self-Determination Theory Perspective, Dana Anuhea Auten (Dissertation)

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Microplastics in Pacific Northwest Bivalves: Ecological Prevalence, Harvester-Consumer Exposure, and Aquarium Exhibit Outcomes, Britta Rahel Baechler (Dissertation)

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Sensitivity Diagnostics and Adaptive Tuning of the Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model, Sebastian Baldivieso (Closed Dissertation)

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A Seasonal Study of Ecoroof Metal and Nutrient Dynamics and Associated Drivers in an Ecoroof on a Commercial Building in North Portland Oregon, Alex Vijay Bans (Thesis)

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Self-Rescue, or Something Like It, Brittany Ann Barnhouse (Closed Thesis)

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Multiple Diagram Navigation, Hisham Benotman (Dissertation)

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Identifying a Starting Point for the Guided Reinvention of the Classification of Chemically Important Symmetry Groups, Anna Marie Bergman (Dissertation)

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Paradigm Shifts in Large-Scale Educational Change: Uncovering the Oregon Education Investment Board's Theory of Change-in-Action, Johanna Kathryn Blackford (Dissertation)

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Factors Affecting Clinical Research Enrollment Among Individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias, Nicole Grace Bouranis (Dissertation)

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Rebranding Empire: Consumers, Commodities, and the Empire Marketing Board, 1926-1933, Ashley Kristen Bower (Thesis)

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Crania Japonica: Ethnographic Portraiture, Scientific Discourse, and the Fashioning of Ainu/Japanese Colonial Identities, Jeffrey Braytenbah (Thesis)

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Debts, Karina L. Briski (Closed Thesis)

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Time Series Analysis Evaluating Mortality Rates and the Differences of How States Investigate Deaths, Jordan M. Bruhn (Thesis)

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Trajectories, Time Windows, and Alternative Pathways of Engagement: Motivational Resources Underlying Academic Development during Middle School, Heather Anne Brule (Dissertation)

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Relationships Between In-Situ Tests and Soil Cyclic Strength for Earthquake Hazard Characterization in the Pacific Northwest, Tanner Scott Bryantt (Thesis)

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A Colorless Nature: Exploring the Mental Health (Help-Seeking) Experiences of Pre-Adolescent Black American Children, Christopher Ashley Burkett (Dissertation)

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Distribution, Geochronology, and Petrogenesis of the Picture Gorge Basalt with Special Focus on Petrological Relationships to the Main Columbia River Basalt Group, Emily Bogdan Cahoon (Dissertation)

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Re-engaging Individual Capacities in Service of Civic Capacity: a Model of Holistic Civic Engagement Education for the University, Jane Gerald Carr (Dissertation)

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Developing an Archaeologically Literate Citizenry through Public Archaeology: Assessing Archaeology Websites, Lisa Marie Catto (Thesis)

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Collaboration and Evaluation in Urban Sustainability and Resilience Transformations: the Keys to a Just Transition?, Liliana Elizabeth Caughman (Dissertation)

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The Economically Disadvantaged Speak: Exploring the Intersection of Poverty, Race, Child Neglect and Racial Disproportionality in the Child Welfare System, Angela Gail Cause (Dissertation)

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CE-QUAL-W2 Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Model of the Cedar River Municipal Watershed, Amory Spencer Cervarich (Thesis)

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Vessel Trajectory Prediction Using Historical AIS Data, Jagir Laxmichand Charla (Thesis)

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Robust Maximum Flow Network Interdiction Problem, Darshan Rajesh Chauhan (Thesis)

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Hearing the Voices of Bicultural and Bilingual Teachers: Using a Case Study Approach to Explain the Professional Identity Development of Early Career Native Chinese Mandarin Teachers, Jing Chen (Dissertation)

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An Inquiry into Developing College Student Socially-Responsible Leadership: Ethics of Justice and Care in the Midst of Conflict and Controversy, Jill Frances Childress (Dissertation)

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Examining Mindfulness Training for Teachers: Theoretical and Methodological Extensions of Intervention Effectiveness, Jaiya Rae Choles (Dissertation)

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Engaging Communities in Archaeology on Private Property in an Urban Neighborhood: the Search for the First (1825-1829) Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington, Amy Carolyn Clearman (Thesis)

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Amplifying Latinx Voice through Interview Study: Highlighting Mathematics Identity as a Pathway to Student Self-Empowerment and Academic Agency, Brea Justine Cohen (Dissertation)

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Waste Management in the Global South: an Inquiry on the Patterns of Plastic and Waste Material Flows in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Katie Ann Conlon (Dissertation)

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Smart Contract Vulnerabilities on the Ethereum Blockchain: a Current Perspective, Daniel Steven Connelly (Thesis)

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Glacial Meltwater Modeling to Simulate Lake Water Budget (1996-2013) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica, Julian Michael Cross (Thesis)

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Migrant Health Policies in the European Union: a Comparative Policy Analysis, Jessica Joanne Currier (Dissertation)

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Unpacking the Process and Outcomes of Ethical Markets: a Focus on Certified B Corporations, Renée Bogin Curtis (Dissertation)

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An Assessment of the Decision-Making Units' Efficiency in Service Systems, Maoloud Yakhlif Dabab (Dissertation)

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Designing Gates and Architectures for Superconducting Quantum Systems, Sahar Daraeizadeh (Dissertation)

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Detecting Reinforcement Patterns in the Stream of Naturalistic Observations of Social Interactions, James Lamar DeLaney 3rd (Thesis)

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Extensible Performance-Aware Runtime Integrity Measurement, Brian G. Delgado (Dissertation)

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The Persistence of Indigenous Markets in Mexico's 'Supermarket Revolution', Diana Christina Denham (Dissertation)

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An Investigation of the Temporal Relationship Between Agitation and Sleep Disturbances, Emily Catherine Denning (Thesis)

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Working From Home: Analyzing the Autonomy of App-Based Adult Content Creators, Jenna DePasquale (Thesis)

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Recurrent Formation, Low Levels of Ecological Differentiation, and Secondary Dispersal Facilitate the Establishment and Persistence of Autopolyploids in Eriophyllum lanatum, Nicolas Alexander Diaz (Thesis)

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Where's the Learning in On-Campus Student Employment? An Inquiry into the Experiences of Undergraduate Student Employees, Patricia Ann Dorman (Dissertation)

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Morphology, Taxonomy, and Ecological Niche Modeling of the Cochabamba Grass Mouse, Akodon siberiae Myers & Patton, 1989, James George Dunn (Thesis)

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Settler Colonial Curriculum in Carlisle Boarding School: a Historical and Personal Qualitative Research Study, Patrick Gerard Eagle Staff (Dissertation)

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Competing Narratives: the Struggle for the Soul of Egypt, Ahmed El Mansouri (Thesis)

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A Posteriori Error Estimates for Maxwell's Equations Using Auxiliary Subspace Techniques, Ahmed El sakori (Dissertation)

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Tending the Fire: Wildfire Risk Management at the Interface, Cody Randolph Evers (Dissertation)

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Warmer Conditions Favor Conifer Tree Establishment at the Muddy River Lahar in Mt. St. Helens, Washington, Ignacio D. Falcon-Dvorsky (Thesis)

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The Role of Strategic Governance in Reducing Infant Mortality Under Crisis Conditions, Lynn Christine Finley (Dissertation)

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Investigating Dose-Dependent, Multi-Generational, and Strain-Specific Effects of 17α-ethynylestradiol Exposure in Zebrafish (Danio rerio), Decatur Mitochondria Foster (Dissertation)

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Life Satisfaction in Division IAA and Division III Football Players, Krista Haunani Francisco (Thesis)

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Classifying Seabed Parameters from Normal Incidence Reflections: Model Comparison and Inversion Technique, Megan Frantz (Thesis)

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Entrainment Processes for a Jet in Cross-flow: The Quantification of Turbulent Contributions and their Importance on Accurate Modeling, Graham Asher Freedland (Dissertation)

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Biogeography, Morphology, and Systematics of the Mountain Cottontail, Sylvilagus nuttallii (Bachman, 1837), Mammalia: Lagomorpha: Leporidae, Johnnie H. French (Thesis)

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Moonlit Nights and Seasons of Romance: Yosano Akiko's Use of the Moon in Tangled Hair, Teppei Fukuda (Thesis)

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Evaluating R&D Projects in Regulated Utilities: the Case of Power Transmission Utilities, Edwin Garces (Dissertation)

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A Historical Ecology of Aridland Springs in Desert National Wildlife Refuge, Nuwu/Nuwuvi (Southern Paiute/Chemehuevi) Ancestral Territory, Nevada, Yarrow Sarah Valentine Geggus (Thesis)

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A Scoring Model to Evaluate Offshore Oil Projects: Case of Eni and Mellitah Oil & Gas, Abdulhakim Giadedi (Dissertation)

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Assessing Well-being of Asian Elephants (Elephas maximus) Through Major Events and Transitions, with Development and Aging, and Husbandry Changes, Sharon Stuart Glaeser (Dissertation)

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Assessing Airborne Radar to Map Glacier Elevations in Alpine Terrain Including Estimated Glacier Volume Change, Bryce Allen Glenn (Thesis)

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Methodologies to Quantify Transit Performance Metrics at the System-Level Using High-Resolution GPS, Stop-Level, and GTFS Archived Transit Data, Travis Bradley Glick (Dissertation)

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Smoking Behaviors in Patients Offered Lung Cancer Screening, Sara Elizabeth Golden (Dissertation)

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En Canastas, Cynthia Carmina Gómez Norzagaray (Closed Thesis)

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Examining the Narratives of Military Sexual Trauma Survivors, Maria Carolina González-Prats (Dissertation)

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Peers' Academic Coping as a Resource for Academic Engagement and Motivational Resilience in the First Year of Middle School, Daniel Lee Grimes (Thesis)

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Night Office, Mark Douglas Guziel (Closed Thesis)

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Dynamic Response of Highway Bridge Superstructures Subjected to Wave Action: Experimental Analysis and Numerical Modeling, Alaa Waleed Hameed (Dissertation)

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Home Resources Supporting Workplace Resources: An Investigation of Moderated Intervention Effects from the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe), Sarah Nielsen Haverly (Dissertation)

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Trailblazing Transformation: Pioneering Transformative Peacebuilding in Academic Labor Conflicts, Sam Frazier Hediger (Thesis)

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Time and Other Monsters, Neil Alan Hetrick (Closed Thesis)

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The Electronic Hardware Music Subculture in Portland, Oregon, James Andrew Hickey (Thesis)

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So Many Choices: an Experimental Study of Digital Television Choice, Customization, and Satisfaction, Johanna Lee Hoener (Thesis)

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Investigation of Magnetism in Transition Metal Chalcogenide Thin Films, Michael Adventure Hopkins (Dissertation)

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"I Should Have Moved Somewhere Else": the Impacts of Gentrification on Transportation and Social Support for Black Working-Poor Families in Portland, Oregon, Steven Anthony Howland (Dissertation)

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Everyone Has a Garden, David Jarecki (Closed Thesis)

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Chehalis River and Tributary Water Quality and Hydrodynamic Modeling: Model Setup, Calibration Analysis for 2013-2015, Tel Jensen (Thesis)

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Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment: the Additive Value of Victim Reported Risk, Jennifer Joanne Johnson (Thesis)

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Social Media Use, Social Comparison, and Loneliness, Jordan Elena Johnson (Thesis)

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Determinants of Green Purchase Intentions of Saudi Consumers, Amani Mohammed Kaadoor (Dissertation)

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Mechanics of Canopy Turbulence, Hawwa Falih Kadum (Dissertation)