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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A Collaborative Approach to Cultural Resource Risk Assessment, Preservation, and Prioritization: A Case Study from Sauvie Island, Oregon, Phillip James Daily (Thesis)

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Determinant Factors of Bicyclist Injury Severity at Signalized and Unsignalized Intersections, Apy Das (Thesis)

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Connecting Environment and Phenotype: Deciphering Mechanisms of Diapause Entry and Exit in the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Erin Monica Davis (Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Substrate Recognition by the Cul3-based E3 Ligase, Katia Graziella de Oliveira Rebola (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Characterization of Rhyolites of the Strawberry Volcanics -- Evolution of a Major Rhyolite Field Associated with Columbia River Basalt Magmatism, Eastern Oregon, USA, Chanel Leigh Dvorak (Thesis)

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Antipsychotic Medication Administration in Oregon Assisted Living/Residential Care Settings: Analyzing an Action Situation, Sarah Dys (Dissertation)

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Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World, Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub (Thesis)

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Major Controls on Diagenesis in the Martin Bridge Formation: Wallowa Mountains, Oregon, Jane Lyra Eisenberg (Thesis)

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Storing Intermediate Results in Space and Time: SQL Graphs and Block Referencing, Basem Ibrahim Elazzabi (Dissertation)

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Neoliberalism, Civic Identity, and Resistance: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Community Development Organization, Erin Layne Elliott (Dissertation)

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Gas Stations and the Wealth Divide: Analyzing Spatial Correlations Between Wealth and Fuel Branding, Jean-Carl Ende (Thesis)

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Complex Fluid Dynamics: Chemo-Hydrodynamics Driven by Autocatalytic Reaction Fronts, Matthew Walter Eskew (Thesis)

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Thermodynamics of Ligand Binding and Global Structural Stability of Human Serum Albumin, Matthew Walter Eskew (Dissertation)

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Creating Systems of Shared Accountability for Early Leaver Students: Perspectives of Principals, Lorna Kay Fast Buffalo Horse (Dissertation)

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Fixed Bottom Wind Turbine Wave-Wake Interaction, Ondrej Fercak (Thesis)

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Serfs, Excluded or Governed by The State? Serfdom in Russia, an Historiographical Analysis, Jason Robert Edward Ferguson (Thesis)

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The Distributed Trust Model Applied to the Energy Grid of Things, Narmada Sonali Fernando (Thesis)

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Method of Modeling the Swing Equation Using Time Synchronized Measurements, Robert Matthew Ferraro (Thesis)

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Battle Rock: Anatomy of a Massacre, Adam R. Fitzhugh (Thesis)

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The Discourse/Pragmatic Functions of Japanese Okkē, Peter Janos Fodor (Thesis)

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Returning to Rejection: Outcomes and Boundary Conditions of Mental Illness Stereotypes, Stefanie Fox (Thesis)

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Relationship Between Image Spectroscopy Spatial Resolution and Crown Level Tree Species Classification Accuracy, Andrew Richard Fritter (Thesis)

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Quantum Grover's Oracles with Symmetry Boolean Functions, Peng Gao (Dissertation)

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Modeling Cyanotoxin Production, Fate and Transport in Surface Waterbodies, Bernadel Rose Hintz Garstecki (Thesis)

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Forest Fire Effects on the Temporal Variability of Landscape Snow Albedo Relative to Burn Severity, Max Gersh (Thesis)

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Guarding Against Strain: The Moderating Role of Nonwork Experiences in the Relationship Between Work-Related Hypervigilance and Strain in Correctional Officers, Samantha Getzen (Thesis)

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Developing Social Work Skills in Online Environments: What Online MSW Graduates Tell Us, Samuel W. Gioia (Dissertation)

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Gender Role as a Mediating Factor in Gender Pay Equity Analysis, Jillian Ann Girard (Dissertation)

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The Dark Triad and Impulsivity: Predictors and Correlates of Workplace Representative Task Problem Solving and Decision Making, Peter Kendall Glazer Jr. (Dissertation)

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Climate Model Evaluation of Atmospheric Rivers Over the Contiguous United States, Ilan González-Hirshfeld (Thesis)

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E(Raced): Race and Use of Self Amongst BIPOC Social Workers, Anita Reinette Gooding (Dissertation)

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Experiences of Undergraduates and Graduate Teaching Assistants in Biology Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences, Emma Crystal Goodwin (Dissertation)

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Numerical Techniques and Simulations for Studying Various High Power Optical Fiber Amplifiers, Particularly for Ytterbium (Yb+3), and Thulium (Tm+3) Doped Fibers, Tathagata Goswami (Dissertation)

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Anti-Muslim Bias: Investigating Individual Differences, Threat Perceptions, and Emotions in Islamophobic Policy Support, Aeleah M. Granger (Thesis)

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God-Talk in Catholic High Schools: Theology Teachers Doing Theological Education for and with Religiously Diverse Student Populations, David Michael Avram Gregory (Dissertation)

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The Worth of Risk: Political Participation and Risk Perceptions, Siri Grubb (Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Connexin-46 and -50 Intercellular Channel Function and Stability by Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Bassam George Haddad (Dissertation)

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Investigating Values in Discourse: Ideals and Social Plans, Luke Edward Hanst (Thesis)

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Agency, Sense of Place, and Knowledge on the Zumwalt Prairie: A Social Study of Place-Based Conservation and Resilience, Dana Elyse Hellman (Dissertation)

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'There are No Bathrooms Available!': How Older Adults Experiencing Houselessness Manage their Daily Activities, Ellis Jourdan Hews (Thesis)

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Ecological Exposure and Effects of Microplastics in Crabs Along the Pacific Coast, Dorothy A. Horn (Dissertation)

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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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Exploring "What Works" in Veterans Affairs Home-Based Primary Care, Elizabeth Catherine Hulen (Dissertation)

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Quantum Field Theories, Topological Materials, and Topological Quantum Computing, Muhammad Ilyas (Dissertation)

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Simulation of Light Propagation Captured by Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM), Nabila Islam (Thesis)

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The Dark Realism of Miyazawa Kenji: Social Activism in the Science-Fiction Children's Story, The Life of Gusukō Budori, and its Precursor Work, Elsiemae Ann Ito (Thesis)

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New Perspectives on Prolific and Voluminous Rhyolite Volcanism of the Mahogany Mountain--Three Fingers Rhyolite Field, Eastern Oregon, Robert Andrew Jackson (Thesis)

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The Development and Application of Instrumental Methods for the Identification of Materials and Processes Used in the Manufacture of Orotone, Hand-Colored Orotone, and Silvertone Photographs, Ivanny Jeannette Jácome-Valladares (Thesis)

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Influence of the Federal Government on the Diffusion of Victims' Rights State Constitutional Amendments, Vicki Rose Jeffries-Bilton (Dissertation)

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The Mode Less Traveled: Exploring Bicyclist Identity in Portland, OR, Christopher Johnson (Thesis)

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A for Arson, Anton Taylor Jones (Closed Thesis)

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Memristor Crossbar Array Testing Using Sneak Paths, Rasika Dhananjay Joshi (Dissertation)

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Evaluation of Manual and Semi-Automated Deep-Seated Landslide Inventory Processes: Willapa Hills, Washington, Tiffany E. Justice (Thesis)

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A Bioinformatic and Biochemical Analysis of Cruciviruses, George William Kasun (Dissertation)

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Get Your Model Out There: Advancing Methods for Developing and Using Causal-Loop Diagrams, Erin Suzanne Kenzie (Dissertation)

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Climatic Controls on the Kinematics of the Hooskanaden Landslide, Curry County, Oregon, Kara Kingen (Thesis)

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Trump's Legacy in the Middle East: Strategic Shift and the Geopolitics of American Foreign Policy in the Region, Bilel Kriaa (Thesis)

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Elucidating the Evolution and Function of sRNAs that Facilitate Bacterial Stress Tolerance, Madeline Claire Krieger (Dissertation)

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Black Children's Development of Self-Regulation within Stressful Contexts of Parenting: Investigating Potential Buffering Effects of a Kindergarten Social-Emotional Learning Program, Eli Aaron Dodgson Labinger (Thesis)

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The Evaluation of Performance of Spindle Connector and its Finite Element Analysis, Suhyun Lee (Dissertation)

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Is More Always Better? A Look at Visitation and Recidivism, Teriin Lee (Thesis)

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Automated Test Generation for Validating SystemC Designs, Bin Lin (Dissertation)

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"Like I Was an Actual Researcher": Participation and Identity Trajectories of Underrepresented Minority and First-Generation STEM Students in Research Training Communities of Practice, Jennifer Lynn Lindwall (Dissertation)

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Politeness Strategies Used in Invitations in Japanese, Natsuko Llewellyn (Thesis)

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Asset-Based Community Development and Participatory Design in an Intergenerational Affordable Housing Community in Oregon, Hannah Lopez (Closed Thesis)

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Next Generation Sequencing Identifies Population Structure and Signatures of Local Adaptation in Red Alder (Alnus rubra Bong.), Jacob Brent Loveless (Dissertation)

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Open Crime Maps: How Are Police Departments Doing So Far?, Khaing Sandee Lynn (Thesis)

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Characterization and Interpretation of Feldspathic Chromite Assemblages (FCAs) in Four Ordinary Chondrites: an Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) Study, Kimberly Louisa Maccini (Thesis)

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Freedom vs. Security: Analyzing the Connection between States' Prioritization of Security over Civil Liberties and Citizen Support for Democratic Norms, Carlyn Trumbull Madden (Thesis)

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Selenium Probes for the Detection of Thioredoxin Reductase Activity, Tendai Joseph Mafireyi (Dissertation)

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Designing Environmentally Responsible and Highly Effective Bioorthogonally Functionalized Chiral MRI Contrast Agents, Karley Breann Maier (Dissertation)

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Building a Biomechanical Model of a Rat Forelimb, Joshua Nathaniel Eric Mak (Thesis)

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Exploring the Potential Use of Porous Silica Nanoparticles in CEST-MRI, Lydia Makotamo (Dissertation)

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Mapping the Publics: The Production of Spatial Knowledge and Public Interest, Paul Thomas Manson (Dissertation)

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Claiming Miscommunication to Justify Rape: The Role of Liking the Perpetrator, Alyssa Marie Glace Maryn (Dissertation)

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Judicial Review as an Instrument of Natural Rights Theory: An Intellectual History, James M. Masnov (Thesis)

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Transformative Health Care: Integrating the Perspectives and Lived Experiences of Transgender and Gender Diverse Patients into Health Care Education and Delivery, Shammarie Raquel Mathis (Thesis)

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The Use of Mayflies, Stoneflies and Caddisflies as Indicators of Fine Sediment Pollution in Salmon-Bearing Streams of the Pacific Northwest, Cory Michael McCaffrey (Thesis)

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From Molecules to Mountains: A Multi-Proxy Investigation into Ancient Climate and Topography of the Pacific Northwest, USA, Alex McLean (Thesis)

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Chemical Characterization of Toxicologically Relevant Molecules in Cannabis Concentrates and Vaporizer Aerosols, Jiries Meehan-Atrash (Dissertation)

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Emotional Intelligence and Resonant Leadership: Investigating School Principals' Preparation and Professional Development in Response to Covid-19 and Other Challenges, Ashlie Kaye Miller (Dissertation)

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My Mountain, Your Mountain, Our Mountain: Incorporating Emotional and Sensory Experiences in Mapping Sense of Place in Mount Hood National Forest, Alicia RaNae Milligan (Thesis)

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An Analysis of Capillary Flow in Finite Length Interior Corners, Samuel Shaw Mohler (Thesis)

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Understanding Financial and Human Resource Capacity Challenges among Small Nonprofits in Oregon: How to Overcome Challenges Unique to Size and Urban-Rural Divide, Anindita Mukerjee (Dissertation)

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Assessment of Vertical Accuracy from UAV-LiDAR and Structure from Motion Point Clouds in Floodplain Terrain Mapping, Andrew Muller (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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An Analysis of Suspended Sediment Dynamics in a Partially Mixed Estuary, Riyadh Hamad Muttaleb (Dissertation)

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Investigation of Environmental-friendly, Membraneless Hydrogen Peroxide Fuel Cells, Bao Q. Nguyen (Thesis)

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Public Perception of Air Quality Risks in Portland, Oregon, Dawn Nolan (Thesis)

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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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Error Propagation and Algorithmic Design of Contour Integral Eigensolvers with Applications to Fiber Optics, Benjamin Quanah Parker (Dissertation)

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An "I" for an "I" : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Instigated and Reciprocal Incivility, Lauren Sarah Park (Dissertation)

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Diffusion of Innovation: Investigations of Technology Advances on a University Campus, Melissa Shaquid Pirie (Dissertation)

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An Exploratory Study of Adjunct Faculty Professional Growth Experiences, Bethany Ann Potts (Dissertation)

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Undrained Cyclic Loading of Low Plasticity Silty Soils in the Pacific Northwest Using Laboratory and Field Cyclic Shear Testing, Angelica Melissa Preciado Reyes (Thesis)

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Early Implementation of a Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculum: Understanding Teacher Perspectives and Concerns, Karen Ann Prigodich (Dissertation)

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Proximal Policy Optimization for Radiation Source Search, Philippe Proctor (Thesis)

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Situate: An Agent-Based System for Situation Recognition, Max Henry Quinn (Dissertation)

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Parenting and Children's Academic Coping as a Dynamic System: Feedforward, Feedback, and Mediators of Changes Across the School Year, Kristen Elizabeth Raine (Thesis)