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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Investigation of Electronic and Optical Properties of 2-Dimensional Semiconductor Tin Selenide (SnSe) Thin Films, Shakila Afrin (Thesis)

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On the Drought Recovery and Resiliency: How Terrestrial and Riverine Ecosystems Recover from Agricultural and Hydrological Droughts, Behzad Ahmadi (Dissertation)

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Strength Tuned Steel Eccentric Braced Frames, Hosam Abdullah Al-Azzawi (Dissertation)

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Efficient Methods for Robust Circuit Design and Performance Optimization for Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors, Muhammad Ali (Dissertation)

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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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Behavior of Non-Ductile Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns Retrofit by CFRP under Cyclic Loading, Wisam Amer Aules (Dissertation)

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Design and Performance Evaluation of Linear and Axial-Flux Magnetic Gears, Mojtaba Bahrami Kouhshahi (Dissertation)

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The Influence of Shared Mobility and Transportation Policies on Vehicle Ownership: Analysis of Multifamily Residents in Portland, Oregon, Edgar Bertini Ruas (Thesis)

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A Characterization of Structures across the Hurricane Ridge Fault in the Southeastern Olympic Peninsula, WA, Hamma Hamma River Transect, Veronica Catherine Biesiada (Thesis)

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Spectral Clustering for Electrical Phase Identification Using Advanced Metering Infrastructure Voltage Time Series, Logan Blakely (Thesis)

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The Impact of Infrastructure on Habitat Connectivity for Wildlife, Leslie Lynne Bliss-Ketchum (Dissertation)

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Our Vision of Health for Future Generations: An Exploration of Proximal and Intermediary Motivations With Women of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Danica Love Brown (Dissertation)

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Jet Rebound from Hydrophobic Substrates in Microgravity, Karl Jeffrey Theodore Cardin (Thesis)

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Concerted Cultivation, Academic Achievement, and the Mediating Role of Non-Cognitive Factors, Bryant Carlson (Dissertation)

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LiDAR Predictive Modeling of Kalapuya Mound Sites in the Calapooia Watershed, Oregon, Tia Rachelle Cody (Thesis)

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The Role of Teacher Autonomy Support Across the Transition to Middle School: Its Components, Reach, and Developmental Effects, Julia Sara Dancis (Thesis)

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Isoprene Emission in Polytrichaceae Mosses, Timea Deakova (Dissertation)

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Simultaneous Bilingual Middle School Students Becoming Biliterate: What Do Students Think About Their Biliteracy as Taught Through the "Bridge" Strategy in a Humanities Dual Language/Immersion Class?, Alma Lucinda Diaz-Philipp (Dissertation)

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Evaluating the Impact and Distribution of Stormwater Green Infrastructure on Watershed Outflow, Benjamin Fahy (Thesis)

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Unmanagable, Karleigh Anne Frisbie (Closed Thesis)

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From Drought to Food-Energy-Water-Security Nexus: An Assessment of Food Insecurity in the Middle East, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Dissertation)

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Knowing Without Knowing: Real-Time Usage Identification of Computer Systems, Leila Mohammed Hawana (Thesis)

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New Directions For Kabuki Performances in America in the 21st Century, Narumi Iwasaki (Thesis)

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Can Churches Change a Neighborhood? A Census Tract, Multilevel Analysis of Churches and Neighborhood Change, David E. Kresta (Dissertation)

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Localizing Little Landmarks with Transfer Learning, Sharad Kumar (Thesis)

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Stigmatization and Mental Illness: the Communication of Social Identity Prototypes through Diagnosis Labels, Justin Samuel Leverett (Thesis)

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Application of Improved Feature Selection Algorithm in SVM Based Market Trend Prediction Model, Qi Li (Thesis)

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Seismic Performance of Substandard Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Subduction-Zone Ground Motions, Alvaro Francisco Lopez Ibaceta (Dissertation)

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Scientists, Uncertainty and Nature, An Analysis of the Development, Implementation and Unintended Consequences of the Northwest Forest Plan, Gilbert David Miller (Dissertation)

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Scientists, Uncertainty and Nature, An Analysis of the Development, Implementation and Unintended Consequences of the Northwest Forest Plan, Gilbert David Miller (Dissertation)

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A Study of Thermal Energy Storage of Phase Change Materials: Thermophysical Properties and Numerical Simulations, Kyung-Eun Min (Dissertation)

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Seismic Behavior of Screen Grid Core Insulated Concrete Form Walls, Anwer Sabah Mohammed Mohammed (Dissertation)

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Seismic Behavior of Screen Grid Core Insulated Concrete Form Walls, Anwer Sabah Mohammed Mohammed (Dissertation)

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"The Most Difficult Vote": Post-Roe Abortion Politics in Oregon: 1973-2001, Tanya Trangia Monthey (Thesis)

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RevolutionärInnen am Fließband: A Comparative Gendered Analysis of the 1973 Pierburg and Ford Migrant Labor Strikes, Jordan Faith Norquist (Thesis)

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Perceived Partner Responsiveness, Sleep and Pain: A Dyadic Study of Military-Connected Couples, AnnaMarie Sophia O'Neill (Thesis)

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The Interactive Effect of Temperature and Salinity in the Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus), Rachel Marie Palmer (Thesis)

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The Effect of Dynamic Kinetic Selection on an Evolving Ribozyme Population, Patrick David Poletti (Dissertation)

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Hospital-Based Services for Opioid Use Disorder: A Study of Supply-Side Attributes, Kelsey Caroline Priest (Dissertation)

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Stratospheric Polar Vortex Variability in the Northern Hemisphere: The Effects of Climate Change on Polar Vortex Trends and Future Projections, John Earl Rogers (Thesis)

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Recognizing and Addressing Risk Ambiguity in Sea Level Rise Adaptation Planning: a Case Study of Miami-Dade County, Florida, Mary Ann Rozance (Dissertation)

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Localized Photoemission in Triangular Gold Antennas, Christopher M. Scheffler (Thesis)

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Racial Disparities in a State Based Workers' Compensation System, Caroline Kristine Smith (Dissertation)

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Relational Thriving in Context: Examining the Roles of Gratitude, Affectionate Touch, and Positive Affective Variability in Health and Well-Being, Alicia Rochelle Starkey (Dissertation)

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Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Juvenile Offending Through Parental Monitoring, Kelly E. Stewart (Dissertation)

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Symbiosis in Archaea: Functional and Phylogenetic Diversity of Marine and Terrestrial Nanoarchaeota and their Hosts, Emily Joyce St. John (Thesis)

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The Influence of Hibernation Temperature on Deiodinase 2 in Red-Sided Garter Snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis), Kalera Stratton (Thesis)

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"Beneath this Sod" : Intersections of Colonialism, Urbanization, and Memory in the Cemeteries of Salem and Portland, Oregon, Kirsten Straus (Thesis)

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Capillary Migration of Large Confined Drops in Non-wetting Wedges, Logan John Torres (Thesis)

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Arctic Security: The Race for the Arctic Through the Prism of International Relations Theory, Michael Gregory Morgan Trujillo (Thesis)

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Fatigue Characteristics of New ECO Series Aluminum 7175 Alloy, Chinh Q.L. Vu (Dissertation)

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Gentrification and Student Achievement: A Quantitative Analysis of Student Performance on Standardized Tests in Portland's Gentrifying Neighborhoods, Justin Ward (Thesis)

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Grappling with the African E-Waste Pandemic: Contributing Factors and Future Deterrence, Brittany Nicole Wideman (Thesis)

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Physical and Emotional Sibling Violence and Child Welfare: A Critical Realist Exploratory Study, Katherine Elizabeth Winters (Dissertation)

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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Thermally (Un-) Stratified Wind Plants: Stochastic and Data-Driven Reduced Order Descriptions/Modeling, Naseem Kamil Ali (Dissertation)

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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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The Effect of Styrene-Maleic Acid (SMA) Copolymers on Solubilizing Lipid Bilayers and Forming Nanodiscs, Ghada Alramadan (Thesis)

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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, Matthew Bloom (Thesis)

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Judgments of Lethal Risk: A Comparison of Visual and Narrative Stimuli, Derek Anthony Bonniksen (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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Shear-Force Acoustic Near-Field Microscopy and Its Implementation in the Study of Confined Mesoscopic Fluids, Theodore Alex Brockman (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 Hopson 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)