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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Mooring Impacts on Zostera marina Meadows and Associated Epifauna in Nantucket Harbor, Massachusetts, USA, Andrew Wright McCandless (Thesis)

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Using Repeat Terrestrial Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry to Monitor Reactivation of the Silt Creek Landslide in the Western Cascade Mountains, Linn County, Oregon, Justin Craig McCarley (Thesis)

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Recovery of Zooplankton Communities to Whole-Lake Disturbance, Brian Newton McGann (Thesis)

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The Mind of a Medieval Inquisitor: An Analysis of the 1273 Compilatio de Novu Spiritu of Albertus Magnus, Emily McKinstry (Thesis)

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Benevolent Sexism and Racial Stereotypes: Targets, Functions, and Consequences, Jean Marie McMahon (Dissertation)

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A New Finite Difference Time Domain Method to Solve Maxwell's Equations, Timothy P. Meagher (Dissertation)

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Sturgis, Michigan, Notable, Tyler Meese (Closed Thesis)

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Assessment of Seismic Retrofit Prioritization Methodology for Oregon's Highway Bridges Based on the Vulnerability of Highway Segments, Selamawit Tesfayesus Mehary (Dissertation)

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Mechanisms and Identification of Unsteady Separation Development and Remediation, Matthew Scott Melius (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Association of Victimization and Alcohol and Marijuana Use among American Indian Youth Living on or Near Reservations: A Mixed Methods Study, Lindsay Nicole Merritt (Dissertation)

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Silicon Compilation and Test for Dataflow Implementations in GasP and Click, Swetha Mettala Gilla (Dissertation)

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Foreign Language Anxiety, Sexuality, and Gender: Lived Experiences of Four LGBTQ+ Students, James Donald Mitchell (Thesis)

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An Analysis of the BizX Commercial Trade Exchange: The Attitudes and Motivations Behind Its Use, Ján André Montoya (Thesis)

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Development of a Design Guideline for Bridge Pile Foundations Subjected to Liquefaction Induced Lateral Spreading, Jonathan Nasr (Thesis)

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"On the Murder of Rickey Johnson": The Portland Police Bureau, Deadly Force, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Oregon, 1940 - 1975, Katherine EIleen Nelson (Thesis)

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Reconciling the Opportunities and Obstacles of Motherhood Following Corrections Involvement, Summer Brooke Newell (Dissertation)

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Perceived Overqualification and Withdrawal among Seasonal Workers: Would Work Motivation Make a Difference?, Anthony Duy Nguyen (Thesis)

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Exiters of Religious Fundamentalism: Reconstruction of Identity, Social Relationships and Support, and Meaning Related to Well-Being, Andreea Alexandra Nica (Dissertation)

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Quantifying Spatial Potential Access Equity in an Agent Based Simulation Model of Buprenorphine Treatment Policy in the United States, Alexandra Elizabeth Nielsen (Dissertation)

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Campus Sexual Assault and (In)Justice: An Inquiry Into Campus Grievance Professionals' Roles, Responsibilities, and Perspectives of Justice, Liane Kehaulani O'Banion (Dissertation)

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The Intersections of Good Intentions, Criminality, and Anti-Carceral Feminist Logic: A Qualitative Study that Explores Sex Trades Content in Social Work Education, Meg Rose Panichelli (Dissertation)

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Differential Well-Being in Response to Incivility and Surface Acting among Nurses as a Function of Race, Lauren Sarah Park (Thesis)

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Cyclists' Queue Discharge Characteristics at Signalized Intersections, Kirk Thomas Paulsen (Thesis)

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Financial Strain and the Work-Home Interface: A Test of the Work-Home Resources Model from the Study for Employment Retention of Veterans (SERVe), MacKenna Laine Perry (Dissertation)

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Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Economic Development and Climate Change Adaptation in Vietnam, Khanh Katherine Pham (Thesis)

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Does AVID Higher Education (AVID HE) Increase Student Term-to-Term Progression, Persistence Toward Credited Classes and Social Capital for First-Generation College Students Placing Into Developmental Education: A Mixed Methods Study, Christie M. Plinski (Dissertation)

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Verb Stem Alternation in Vaiphei, Jesse Prichard (Thesis)

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Stress Analysis of Embedded Devices Under Thermal Cycling, Sadhana Radhakrishnan (Thesis)

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Developing a Mixed-Methods Method to Model Elderly Health Technology Adoption with Fuzzy Cognitive Map, and its Application in Adoption of Remote Health Monitoring Technologies by Elderly Women, Noshad Rahimi (Dissertation)

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An Ethnographic Study of Intermediate Students from Poverty: Intersections of School and Home, Shiela G. Rector (Dissertation)

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An Experimental Study on the Impact of Informal Rape Myth Education to Alter Rape Myth Acceptance Scores in a Non-Student Sample, Leah Noelle Reddy (Thesis)

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A Mutual Charge: The Shared Mission of Herbert Hoover and Harry S. Truman To Alleviate Global Hunger in a Postwar World, Brian Douglas Reese (Thesis)

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Design Optimization for a CNC Machine, Alin Resiga (Thesis)

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Principal and Teacher Beliefs About the Impact of CBAs on School Performance: Five High Performing High Schools in Oregon, Kevin Jon Ricker (Dissertation)

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Domestic Violence and Other Poems, Patrick Sevin Rogers (Closed Thesis)

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Modeling Spawning Habitat Potential for Chum (Onchorhynchus keta) and Pink Salmon (O. gorbuscha) in Relation to Landscape Characteristics in Coastal Southeast Alaska, Bernard Timothy Romey (Thesis)

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Using Wetlands to Prevent the Surface Accumulation of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae from Upper Klamath Lake, Arick Christopher Rouhe (Dissertation)

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The Wildcat Creek Tuff, Eastern Oregon: Co-eruption of Crystal-poor Rhyolite and Fe-rich Andesite with Implication for Mafic Underpinnings to Voluminous A-type Rhyolites, Hillarie Jaye Sales (Thesis)

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Electro-Drop Bouncing in Low-Gravity, Erin Stivers Schmidt (Thesis)

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Short-Term Tracking of Orientation with Inertial Sensors, Golriz Sedaghat (Thesis)

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The Preparation of Diaryliodonium Salts for Application in Arylation Chemistry, Thomas Ludwig Seidl (Dissertation)

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Spacetime Numerical Techniques for the Wave and Schrödinger Equations, Paulina Ester Sepùlveda Salas (Dissertation)

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Neighbor Perceptions of Psychiatric Supportive Housing: The Role of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Amy Leigh Shearer (Dissertation)

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Interplay of Transcription Factor E and Spt4/5 During Transcription Initiation in Pyrococcus furiosus, Kimberly Kay Sheffield (Thesis)

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Soil Phosphorus Characterization and Vulnerability to Release in Urban Stormwater Bioretention Facilities, Benjamin James Shetterly (Thesis)

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Thiophene-Based Molecular Sensors towards the Selective Detection of Mercury(II) and Other Metals, Austin Kazuo Shigemoto (Dissertation)

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Anti-LGB Hate Crimes: Political Threat or Political Legitimization?, Johanna R. Shreve (Thesis)

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The Skins We Have Shed and Where They Are Buried: A Collection, Molly Elizabeth Simas (Closed Thesis)

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The Role of Caregiver Disruption in the Development of Juvenile Sexual Offenders, Miranda Hope Sitney (Thesis)

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Adoption of an Internet of Things Framework for Distributed Energy Resource Coordination and Control, Tylor Slay (Thesis)

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Assessment of Observational Uncertainty in Extreme Precipitation over the Continental United States, Emily Anne Slinskey (Thesis)

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Morphological Correlates and Behavioral Functions of Sound Production in Loricariid Catfish, with a Focus on Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855), Monique Renee Slusher (Thesis)

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A Temperate and Wholesome Beverage: The Defense of the American Beer Industry, 1880-1920, Lyndsay Danielle Smith (Thesis)

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SOSIEL: a Cognitive, Multi-Agent, and Knowledge-Based Platform for Modeling Boundedly-Rational Decision-Making, Garry Sotnik (Dissertation)

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Framing Physical Activity: Weight Control Frames and Physical Activity Motivation, Kristin Spurkland (Thesis)

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"Agglutinating" a Family: Friedrich Max Mûller and the Development of the Turanian Language Family Theory in Nineteenth-Century European Linguistics and Other Human Sciences, Preetham Sridharan (Thesis)

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Biomimetic Design and Construction of a Bipedal Walking Robot, Alexander Gabriel Steele (Thesis)

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Discount Ceremony: A Collection of Short Stories, Tim Steele (Closed Thesis)

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Intrapersonal and Social-Contextual Factors Related to Psychological Well-being among Youth Experiencing Homelessness, Katricia Stewart (Thesis)

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A Million Piece Jigsaw Puzzle: Transition Experiences of Foster Youth Accessing Higher Education through Community College, Karen Sullivan-Vance (Dissertation)

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Using Archival and Archaeofaunal Records to Examine Victorian-era Fish Use in the Pacific Northwest, Emily Celene Taber (Thesis)

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Stance-taking: JFL Learners and Benefactive Verbs, Kumiko Takizawa (Thesis)

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The Role of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in the Preparation of Secondary Teacher Candidates for Successful Teaching of Diverse Learners: A Multiphase Mixed Methods Case Study, Rosalyn Taylor (Dissertation)

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Perception of the Online Degree by Accounting Hiring Gatekeepers of Mid-Size Firms in the Northwestern U.S., Domanic Thomas (Dissertation)

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Effectiveness of Pollinator Enhancements in Portland Community Orchards, Jess Alan Tyler (Thesis)

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Neighborhood Economic Impacts of Contemporary Art Centers, Steve Van Eck (Closed Thesis)

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Latinas and Sexual Health: Correlates of Sexual Satisfaction, Christine Marie Velez (Dissertation)

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EPA-RIMM-V: Efficient Rootkit Detection for Virtualized Environments, Tejaswini Ajay Vibhute (Thesis)

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Little Russia: Patterns in Migration, Settlement, and the Articulation of Ethnic Identity Among Portland's Volga Germans, Heather Ann Viets (Thesis)

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Combined Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Hydrogen Production Catalysis, Carolyn Noelle Virca (Dissertation)

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Urban Geocomputation: Two Studies on Urban Form and Its Role in Altering Climate, Jackson Lee Voelkel (Thesis)

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Composition and Dispersal Dynamics of Vegetation Communities in Urban Riparian Forests, Christa von Behren (Dissertation)

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Strong Coupling Between Photonic Cavities, Xiang Wei (Thesis)

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Completion of DNA Replication in Escherichia coli, Brian Michael Wendel (Dissertation)

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Health Risks in Medical Homes and Their Effects on Emergency Department and Inpatient Expenditures: A Focus on Patient-Centered Primary Care Homes in Oregon, Kweku Nyameyepa Wilson (Dissertation)

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A Foucaultian Discourse Analysis of Person-Centered Practice Using a Genealogical Framework of Intellectual Disability, Nick Winges-Yanez (Dissertation)

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b o y, Consuelo Wise (Closed Thesis)

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Evaluating the Impact of Oregon's Citizen Initiative Review (CIR) on Voter Decisions, Ari Joaquin Wubbold (Thesis)

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Power Spectrum Prediction of Amplified Dual-Band LTE-Advanced Signals, Xianzhen Yang (Thesis)

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Pathways to Kindergarten Growth: Synthesizing Theories of the Kindergarten Transition to Support Children's Development, Rita Yelverton (Dissertation)

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Assessment of Policy Alternatives for Mitigation of Barriers to EV Adoption, Bilgehan Yildiz (Dissertation)

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Flexural Strength, Ductility, and Serviceability of Beams that Contain High-Strength Steel Reinforcement and High-Grade Concrete, Anas Yosefani (Dissertation)

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Crystal Growth and Surface Modification of Pyrite for Use as a Photovoltaic Material, Eric Rustad Young (Dissertation)

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Fungal Endophytes in a Seed-Free Host: New Species That Demonstrate Unique Community Dynamics, Brett Steven Younginger (Dissertation)

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Representations of Feminist Theory and Gender Issues in Introductory-Level Sociology Textbooks, Jena Amber Zarza (Thesis)

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Ozone Interaction with Indoor Building Materials and HVAC Filters, Omed Akber Abbass (Dissertation)

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Development of the Global-Self Through Collegiate Recreational Sports, Alexander Rocco Accetta (Dissertation)

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Urban Impacts to Forest Productivity, Soil Quality, and Canopy Structure in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, Andrew David Addessi (Thesis)

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Multi-Dimensional Drought Risk Assessment Based on Socio-Economic Vulnerabilities and Hydro-Climatological Factors, Ali Ahmadalipour (Dissertation)

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Early Layout Design Exploration in TSV-based 3D Integrated Circuits, Mohammad Abrar Ahmed (Dissertation)

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Modeling of Ultrafine Particle Emissions and Ambient Levels for the Near Roadside Environment, Sauda Ahmed (Thesis)

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Laser as a Tool to Study Radiation Effects in CMOS, Bahar Ajdari (Dissertation)

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African American Teacher Recruitment: a Case Study in Oregon, Deborah Miller Allen (Dissertation)

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Utilization of Remote Sensing in Drought Monitoring Over Iraq, Yousif Almamalachy (Thesis)

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Technology Assessment Model of Developing Geothermal Energy Resources for Supporting Electrical System: The Case for Oregon, Ahmed Shehab Alshareef (Thesis)

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The Force of Manhood: the Consequences of Masculinity Threat on Police Officer Use of Force, Aurelia Terese Alston (Thesis)

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Explaining Unequal Transportation Outcomes in a Gentrifying City: the Example of Portland, Oregon, Eugenio Arriaga Cordero (Dissertation)

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Teacher and Student Perceptions of World Englishes (WE) Pronunciations in two US Settings, Marie Arrieta (Thesis)

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Supervisor Mindfulness and Its Association with Leader-Member Exchange, Dana Anuhea Auten (Thesis)

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Exploring Mathematical Capital: an Essential Construct for Mathematical Success?, Marla Ann Lasswell Baber (Dissertation)