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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Optimal Boundary Detection Using Autonomous Mobile Sensors, Phillip Justin Kearns (Thesis)

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"It Puts a Face to All the Knowledge We've Gotten" : a Program of Research on Intimate Partner Violence Surrogate Impact Panels, Kate Louise Sackett Kerrigan (Dissertation)

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A Market Diffusion Potential (MDP) Assessment Model for Residential Energy Efficient (EE) Technologies in the U.S., Momtaj Khanam (Dissertation)

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Residence Life as Learning Organizations: an Inquiry Into Organizational Elements that Support Integration of the Residential Curriculum, Heather Kropf (Dissertation)

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Investigation of Prussian Blue Analogues as Cathode Materials for Next Generation Batteries, Neal Walters Kuperman (Dissertation)

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#AdultingWhileBlack: Encountering in the Campus Climate and the Formation of Racialized Adult Identity Among Traditional-Age Black College Students, Sarah Nana Kutten (Dissertation)

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A Daily Examination of Anger and Alcohol Use Among Post-9/11 Veterans, James David Lee (Thesis)

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The Optimization of Machining Parameters for Milling Operations by Using the Nelder Mead Simplex Method, Yubin Lee (Thesis)

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Correctional Quackery: a Study of Program Availability and Inmate Assaults in Adult Correctional Facilities, Casey Jay Legere (Thesis)

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Novel View Synthesis - a Neural Network Approach, Hoang Le (Dissertation)

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Absorptive Reflectionless Filters, Guy Barry Lemire (Thesis)

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There But Not But Now, Kathleen Levitt (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring the Potential of Sparse Coding for Machine Learning, Sheng Y. Lundquist (Dissertation)

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Applications of Triplet-Photosensitizers and Development of Photochemical Methods, Luke V. Lutkus (Dissertation)

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An Examination of Daily Family-Supportive Supervisor Behaviors, Perceived Supervisor Responsiveness and Job Satisfaction, Luke Daniel Mahoney (Thesis)

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Spatial Statistical Approaches to Water Quality Modelling, Janardan Mainali (Dissertation)

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The Rocky Ledge Fault, Shasta County, NE California: Development and Morphology of a Quaternary Oblique Normal Fault in Basalt, Gregory David Linscott Martin (Thesis)

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Teachers' Critical Reflection in an Equity-Focused Professional Learning Community: a Case Study, Patrizia Lina Mastne (Dissertation)

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Theoretical and Experimental Validation of a CubeSat's L-Band Communication System, Evangelos Mastrogiannis (Thesis)

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Approximate Pattern Matching Using Hierarchical Graph Construction and Sparse Distributed Representation, Aakanksha Mathuria (Thesis)

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Perceptions of Students of Color About Their Experience in an Alternative High School: a Phenomenological Inquiry, Massene Mboup (Dissertation)

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Wildfire Risk Assessment for a Municipal Watershed in Western Oregon, USA: Methods for Projecting the Impact of Mid-21st Century Climate Change on Wildfire Hazard, Andy McEvoy (Thesis)

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Identifying Typologies of Failure to Appear, Ciara McGlynn (Thesis)

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Addressing Structural Inequalities in Planning Processes: a Case Study of an Equity Lens, Marta Conklé McGuire (Dissertation)

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Nurse Can't Even: the Immediate Impact of Incivility on Affect, Well-being, and Behavior, Katharine Lucille McMahon (Thesis)

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Transitioning into Conventional Housing: Narratives of Houseless Individuals, Joyce La Belle McNair (Thesis)

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Comparing the Promise and Reality of E-Scooters: a Critical Assessment of Equity Improvements and Mode-Shift, Michael Glenn McQueen (Thesis)

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Follow the (Electronic) Money: How Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology Are "Shaking the System", Jim Robert Mignano (Thesis)

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Christine de Pizan's Passive Heroines: Recoding Feminine Identities in Le Livre de la cité des dames and Le Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc, Evelyn Ives Mills (Thesis)

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Before and After the Storm: Interactions between Tree-Fall Canopy Gaps, Plant Phenology, and Frugivorous Lemurs in Masoala National Park, Madagascar, Monica Sue Mogilewsky (Dissertation)

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Dynamic Through-Silicon Via Clustering in 3D IC Floorplanning for Early Performance Optimization, Sucheta Mohapatra (Dissertation)

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Animal Magic, Secret Spells, and Green Power: More-Than-Human Assemblages of Children's Storytelling, Angela Molloy Murphy (Dissertation)

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Perceptions of Police Use of Force at the Intersection of Race and Pregnancy, Emma Elizabeth Lee Money (Thesis)

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The Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Debate: Do Savings Provisions Influence Arbitration Outcomes?, Ryan Manning Moore (Thesis)

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Design of a 7-MHz Portable Direct Conversion Transceiver with Digitally Controlled Keying, Abram Morphew (Thesis)

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Faculty Use of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) for Internationalization at Home, Sally Strand Mudiamu (Dissertation)

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Optimized Xanthene-based Probes for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging, Ian Ruramai Munhenzva (Dissertation)

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Social Saints in the City: Race, Space, and Religion in Chicago Women's Settlement Work, 1890-1935, Johanna Katherine Murphy (Thesis)

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Minimum Complexity Echo State Networks for Genome and Sequence Analysis, Christopher John Neighbor (Thesis)

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Workflow Critical Path: a Data-Oriented Path Metric for Holistic HPC Workflows, Daniel D. Nguyen (Thesis)

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Literatura Viva: Formas de conocer la literatura y agricultura desde Chiapas, Jesse Nichols (Thesis)

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Novel View Synthesis in Time and Space, Simon Niklaus (Dissertation)

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Aryne-Guided C-H Functionalization of Benzenoid Rings Using Diaryliodonium Salts, Aleksandra Nilova (Dissertation)

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Ecosystem Engineering in the Backwater Wetlands of the Lower Columbia: Feature Specific Testing of the Virginia Lake Stake Alignment, Michelle Noel North (Thesis)

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Understanding Fare Evasion Defendant Compliance: an Assessment of Criminal Records, Nataly Nunez Vasquez (Thesis)

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Aggregated Water Heater System (AWHS) Optimization for Ancillary Services, Manasseh Obi (Dissertation)

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The Almohad: the Rise and Fall of the Strangers, David Michael Olsen (Thesis)

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Modeling Spatiotemporal Patterns of PM2.5 at the Sub-Neighborhood Scale Using Low-Cost Sensor Networks, Philip Jeffrey Orlando (Thesis)

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Sense of Belonging from a Distance: How Online Students Describe, Perceive, and Experience Belonging to the Institution, Marleigh Luster Perez (Dissertation)

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Battle of the Buttercups: Investigating Hybrid Zone Dynamics in a Ranunculus Species Complex, Jessica Persinger (Thesis)

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Organizational Risk in Multi-Sector Health Partnerships: a Case Study of Oregon's Accountable Health Communities, Shauna Jean Nicole Petchel (Dissertation)

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Mathematical Silences, Matthew Nathan Petersen (Dissertation)

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Variability in Historical Fire Patterns of a Moist Mixed-Conifer Forest in the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon, Laura Marie Platt (Thesis)

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Not Coughing, Speaking Through a Dog, Joshua Pollock (Closed Thesis)

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Balancing Security, Performance and Deployability in Encrypted Search, David Joel Pouliot (Dissertation)

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Exploring the Factors Influencing Big Data Technology Acceptance, Mohammad Nayemur Rahman (Dissertation)

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Short- and Long-term Impacts of a Deliberative Pedagogy in Introductory Biology and Chemistry Courses, Liz Rain-Griffith (Thesis)

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Weekend Spanish Immersion Camp: a Non-Traditional Teaching World Language to Middle School American Students, Jorge Oscar Ramirez (Dissertation)

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Archaeological Feature Identification Through Geochemical Analysis of Arctic Sediments from the Cape Krusenstern National Monument, Northwest Alaska, Patrick William Reed (Thesis)

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Leveraging Model Flexibility and Deep Structure: Non-Parametric and Deep Models for Computer Vision Processes with Applications to Deep Model Compression, Anthony D. Rhodes (Dissertation)

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A Numerical Investigation of Microgravity Evaporation, Daniel Peter Ringle (Thesis)

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Do Fungal Symbionts of Salt Marsh Plants Affect Interspecies Competition?, Vanessa Robertson-Rojas (Thesis)

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Inclusion for Speech-Language Pathology Minority Graduate Students, Teresa Michelle Roberts (Dissertation)

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A Computer Science Academic Vocabulary List, David Roesler (Thesis)

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History and Memory in the Intersectionality of Heritage Sites and Cultural Centers in the Pacific Northwest and Hawai'i, Leah Marie Rosenkranz (Thesis)

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Assessing Adaptive Capacity to Climate and Population Change at the Urban-Rural Interface: Human-Water System Dynamics in the Hood River Valley, Oregon, Alexander Reid Ross (Dissertation)

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Crime Risk near Reported Homeless Encampments: a Spatial Analysis, Kortney Lynn Russell (Thesis)

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Designing a More Effective MRI Contrast Agent: Investigation into Various Functionalization Strategies for Targeted Imaging, Lauren Nicole Rust (Dissertation)

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Use of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Including Sheets, Rods, and Ropes in Strengthening and Repairing Long Reinforced Concrete Columns, Yasir Matloob Saeed (Dissertation)

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Variation in Female and Male Dialogue in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, Amber Morgan Sanchez (Thesis)

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Cultural Wealth and the Racialized Experiences of Persisting Latinx Business Students in a Predominantly White Institution: a Study on Sense of Belonging, Rebecca Sue Sanchez (Dissertation)

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Examining Bicycle and Motorized Vehicle Speeds and Their Relationships in the Context of Urban Roadways, Jaclyn Sue Schaefer (Thesis)

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Statistical Modeling of Historical Daily Water Temperatures in the Lower Columbia River, Malia Hanae Scott (Thesis)

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Great Sand Sea, Nada Sewidan (Thesis)

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Untangling the Factors that Affect Student Retention: a Quantitative Study of the Relationships among First-Year Seminar Program Characteristics and Instructor Type (Full-Time and Part-Time), Christina Marie Shafer (Dissertation)

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The Impacts of the Bicycle Network on Bicycling Activity: a Longitudinal Multi-City Approach, Wei Shi (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Paternal Caregivers for Youth Who Commit Sexual Offenses, Miranda Hope Sitney (Dissertation)

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Dynamic Effects of Inertial Particles on the Wake Recovery of a Model Wind Turbine, Sarah E. Smith (Thesis)

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Clustered Hyperspectral Target Detection, Sean Onufer Stalley (Thesis)

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In Search of a Third Place on Campus: an Exploration of the Effects of Built Space on Students' Sense of Belonging, Kimberly S. Stave (Dissertation)

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Catholic Social Teaching and Sustainable Development: What the Church Provides for Specialists, Anthony Philip Stine (Dissertation)

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Synthesizing Expressive Behaviors for Humanoid Robots, Mathias Irwan Sunardi (Dissertation)

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Indoor Air Quality Impacts of a Woodstove Exchange Program in Washington County, Oregon, Matthew Forrest Survilo (Thesis)

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Geochemical Response to Thermal Energy Storage in the Columbia River Basalt Aquifer System Beneath the Portland Basin, Oregon, Ellen Elizabeth Svadlenak (Thesis)

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Memristive Architectures and Algorithms for Approximate Graph-based Inference, Mohammad M.A. Taha (Dissertation)

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Medical Faculty Engagement in Curricular Revisions: an Inquiry into Individual and Organizational Factors that Support Participation, Tomoko Tanikawa (Dissertation)

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Human Energy in the Workplace: An Investigation of Daily Energy Management Strategies, Job Stressors and Employee Outcomes, Morgan Rose Taylor (Thesis)

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Wildlife Connectivity Modeling for the Northern Red-legged Frog in the Portland Metropolitan Area, Oregon, Amanda Hilary Temple (Thesis)

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Individual and Community Supports that Impact Community Inclusion and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Rachel Elizabeth Terry (Dissertation)

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Investigating Sexual Fantasy and Sexual Behavior in Adolescent Offenders, Hayley Lauren Tews (Dissertation)

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A Multivariate Assessment of Climate Change Projections Over South America Using CMIP5, Valerie Maria Thaler (Thesis)

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Sensing Malignancy: Expanding Upon the Nematode Scent Detection Test, Morgan Alexandra Thompson (Thesis)

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"Not 'Just' a Barista": the Story of Portland's College-Educated Baristas, Ned William Tilbrook (Thesis)

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Archaeologists, the Public, and Collectors: Establishing a Regional Database of Archaeological Sites on Private Land and Collections with a Process for Professional-Public Archaeological Research in the Portland, Oregon Area, Katherine Louise Tipton (Thesis)

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Convex and Nonconvex Optimization Techniques for Multifacility Location and Clustering, Tuyen Dang Thanh Tran (Dissertation)

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Characterization of Inertial Particles in the Turbulent Wake of a Porous Disk, Kristin Nichole Travis (Thesis)

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Inventory of Rock Glaciers in the American West and Their Topography and Climate, Allison Reese Trcka (Thesis)

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From Theory to Practice: Interdisciplinary Science in Undergraduate Education, Brie Tripp (Dissertation)

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Droplet Ejections During Wet Lab Operations Aboard Spacecraft, Caleb Cushman Turner (Thesis)

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Understanding Institutional, Social, and Ecological Systems Influencing Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance in Wine Regions: A Comparative Case Study of Oregon's Willamette Valley, USA and Tasmania, Australia, Erin Upton (Dissertation)