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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Grassroots Resistance in the Sustainable City: Portland Harbor Superfund Site Contamination, Cleanup, and Collective Action, Erin Katherine Goodling (Dissertation)

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Faculty Job Satisfaction and Morale in Biomedical Research, Richard John Goranflo III (Dissertation)

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Let the Seeds Fall Where They May: Investigating the Effect of Landscape Features on Fine-Scale Seed Dispersal, Monica R. Grasty (Thesis)

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Blackthorne: A Novel in Progress, LaVonne Griffin-Valade (Closed Thesis)

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Escalating Language at Traffic Stops: Two Case Studies, Jamalieh Haley (Thesis)

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AM/BITS, Alice Everly Hall (Closed Thesis)

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Responsible Pet Ownership: Dog Parks and Demographic Change in Portland, Oregon., Matthew Harris (Thesis)

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Root-enhanced Infiltration in Stormwater Bioretention Facilities in Portland, Oregon, Ted David Hart (Dissertation)

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A Study of Shame-proneness, Drinking Behaviors, and Workplace Role Ambiguity Among a Sample of Student Workers, Sarah Nielsen Haverly (Thesis)

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"As Long as the Mighty Columbia River Flows": the Leadership and Legacy of Wilson Charley, a Yakama Indian Fisherman, David-Paul Brewster Hedberg (Thesis)

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Effects of Spatially Distributed Stream Power on Check Dam Function in Small Upland Watersheds: A Case Study of the Upper Laja Watershed, Guanajuato, Mexico, Zachary Andrew Herzfeld (Thesis)

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Dirty Girls, Mary E. Higgins (Closed Thesis)

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The Tension between Technocratic and Social Values in Environmental Decision-making: An'Yang Stream Restoration in South Korea, Chang-Yu Hong (Dissertation)

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Not Just Child’s Play: Neo-Romantic Humanism in Ogawa Mimei’s Stories, Nobuko Horikawa (Thesis)

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Constraining the Holocene Extent of the Northwest Meers Fault, Oklahoma Using High-Resolution Topography and Paleoseismic Trenching, Kristofer Tyler Hornsby (Thesis)

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Compositional and Physical Gradients in the Magmas of the Devine Canyon Tuff, Eastern Oregon: Constraints for Evolution Models of Voluminous High-silica Rhyolites, Shelby Lee Isom (Thesis)

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The Efficacy of Virtual Protest: Linking Digital Tactics to Outcomes in Activist Campaigns, Rina Lynne James (Thesis)

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Meat Shack and Other Creative Works, Susannah Katherine Jayroe (Closed Thesis)

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A New Meridian, Catherine Ann Johnson (Closed Thesis)

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Building Energy Model Calibration for Retrofit Decision Making, Nicolas R. Johnson (Thesis)

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Lexical Bundles in Applied Linguistics and Literature Writing: a Comparison of Intermediate English Learners and Professionals, Kathryn Marie Johnston (Thesis)

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GIS Spatial Analysis of Arctic Settlement Patterns: A Case Study in Northwest Alaska, Justin Andrew Junge (Thesis)

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Expanding Metabolic Diversity of Two Archaeal Phyla: Nanoarchaeota and Korarchaeota, John Forad Kelley (Thesis)

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Charles A. Moose: Race, Community Policing, and Portland's First African American Police Chief, Douglas Jon Kenck-Crispin (Thesis)

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Human Subjects, Stephanie Wong Ken (Closed Thesis)

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Ecosystem Recovery in Estuarine Wetlands of the Columbia River Estuary, Sarah Ann Kidd (Dissertation)

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Investigations of Electronic Cigarette Chemistry: 1. Formation Pathways for Degradation Products using Isotopic Labeling; and 2. Gas/Particle Partitioning of Nicotine and Flavor Related Chemicals in Electronic Cigarette Fluids, Kilsun Kim (Thesis)

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Out in "The Numbers": Youth and Gang Violence Initiatives and Uneven Development in Portland's Periphery, Dirk Kinsey (Thesis)

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Novel Compound, 84F2, Inhibits Calmodulin Deficient RyR2, Robert Carl Klipp (Dissertation)

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An Efficient Pipeline for Assaying Whole-Genome Plastid Variation for Population Genetics and Phylogeography, Brendan F. Kohrn (Thesis)

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Forget Nostalgia, Jon Jerome Krill (Closed Thesis)

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Soputan Volcano, Indonesia: Petrological Systematics of Volatiles and Magmas and their Bearing on Explosive Eruptions of a Basalt Volcano, Syegi Lenarahmi Kunrat (Thesis)

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Intraminority Support for and Participation in Race-Based Collective Action Movements: An Intersectional Perspective, Jaboa Shawntaé Lake (Thesis)

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High-Quality Chemical Vapor Deposition Graphene-Based Spin Transport Channels, Lester Florian Lampert (Dissertation)

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Regulating Pavement Dwellers: the Politics of the Visibly Poor in Public Space, Lauren Marie Larin (Dissertation)

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Invertebrate Community Composition Across Inundation Regimes and Its Potential to Reduce Plant Stress, Inez Ilicia Lawson (Thesis)

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What is the Nature of the Conflict Experienced by Japanese Workers in International Companies Based in Japan and What Type of Conflict Management do They Access?, Tomoko Shinohara Le (Thesis)

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Non-Native Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle) of Moloka'i, Hawai'i: A Socio-Ecological Analysis, Casey Lynette Lewis (Thesis)

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( stay ) go ( put ) through, Andrew P. Longhofer (Closed Thesis)

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New World Massive, Miguel Anthony Lopez (Closed Thesis)

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Microwave Instrumentation and Sensing Techniques for Quantum Efficiency and Minority-Carrier Lifetime Measurements, Kyle Benjamin Lu (Thesis)

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Behavior of Lap Shear Connections with Thermally Insulating Filler Plates, Salih Qasim Mahmood (Thesis)

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Making Software, Making Regions: Labor Market Dualization, Segmentation, and Feminization in Austin, Portland and Seattle, Dillon Mahmoudi (Dissertation)

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Investigation of Ambient Reactive Nitrogen Emissions Sources and Deposition in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Jacinda L. Mainord (Dissertation)

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Using Critical Physical Geography to Map the Unintended Consequences of Conservation Management Programs, Melanie Malone (Dissertation)

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Food Access Narratives in Southeast Portland, Oregon, Gwyneth Genevieve McKee Manser (Thesis)

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Knowing Nature in the City: Comparative Analysis of Knowledge Systems Challenges Along the 'Eco-Techno' Spectrum of Green Infrastructure in Portland & Baltimore, Annie Marissa Matsler (Dissertation)

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The Use of Evidentials in Hearsay Contexts in Japanese and English, Tomomi Matsumura (Thesis)

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The Sub-Country, Jason Maurer (Closed Thesis)

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Anthropogenic Effects on the Fouling Community: Impacts of Biological Invasions and Anthropogenic Structures on Community Structure, Whitney Elizabeth McClees (Thesis)

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Shouts of the Khori-Challwa: Andean Mythological and Cosmological Reconsiderations of the American Identity in Gamaliel Churata’s El pez de oro, Stephen Delaney McNabb (Thesis)

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Can a Three-Day Training Focusing on the Nature of Science and Science Practices as They Relate to Mind in the Making Make a Difference in Preschool Teachers' Self-Efficacy Engaging in Science Education?, Colleen Meacham (Thesis)

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Socioeconomic Determinants of Health Disparities by Race and Ethnicity: the Mediating Role of Social, Psychological and Behavioral Factors, Amanuel Zimam Melekin (Dissertation)

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The Downward Spiral: Postmodern Consciousness as Buddhist Metaphysics in the Dark Souls Video Game Series, Paolo Xavier Machado Menuez (Thesis)

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Animals Coupling: Stories, Corey Robert Millard (Thesis)

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Uncovering Coxiella burnetii's Pathogenicity by Elucidating its Metabolism and Host Interactions, Jess Annai Millar (Thesis)

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The Function of Religion in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Stephanie Claire Mitchell (Thesis)

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Multilingualism and Multiculturalism: Opinions from Spanish-Speaking English Learners from Mexico, Central America, and South America, Cailey Catherine Moe (Thesis)

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Policing in an Era of Sousveillance: the Influence of Video Footage on Perceptions of Legitimacy, Megan Elizabeth Mohler (Thesis)

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"First"-Matters: Projecting the Displacement of Responses to Questions in the Context of Presidential Primary-Campaign Debates, Kristella Marie Montiegel (Thesis)

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Communicating at Terahertz Frequencies, Farnoosh Moshirfatemi (Dissertation)

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Matryoshka, Darla Mottram (Closed Thesis)

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Application of Numerical Modeling to Study River Dynamics: Hydro-Geomorphological Evolution Due to Extreme Events in the Sandy River, Oregon, Sarkawt Hamarahim Muhammad (Thesis)

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Assessing the Impact of Land Use and Travel on Carbon Dioxide Emissions in Portland Oregon, Zakari Mumuni (Thesis)

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Trade-offs: the Production of Sustainability in Households, Kirstin Marie Elizabeth Munro (Dissertation)

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A Collection of Poetry, Michael Edward Murray (Closed Thesis)

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A Conservationist Takes Flight: the Early Career of William Lovell Finley, 1887-1911, Carey Elizabeth Myles (Thesis)

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Development of Physics Curriculum for Pre-Health Students, Elliot Eckman Mylott (Dissertation)

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Analyzing Dam Feasibility in the Willamette River Watershed, Alexander Cameron Nagel (Thesis)

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Designing In-Headset Authoring Tools for Virtual Reality Video, Cuong Nguyen (Dissertation)

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Physics Based Approach for Seafloor Classification, Phu Duy Nguyen (Thesis)

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A Pilot Study on Methods to Introduce Teachers to New Science Standards, Noelle Frances Garcia Niedo (Thesis)

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Patients and Nurses and Doctors Oh My!: Nurse Retention from a Multi-Foci Aggression Perspective, Kevin Oliver Novak (Thesis)

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Holocaust, Memory, Second-Generation, and Conflict Resolution, Leslie O'Donoghue (Thesis)

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An Analytical System for Determining Disciplinary Vocabulary for Data-Driven Learning: an Example from Civil Engineering, Philippa Jean Otto (Thesis)

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Home is Where the Gator Is, Rachel Heather Palmer (Closed Thesis)

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Design and Experimental Investigation of 500kV Current Transformer Seismic Retrofit Utilizing Structure Rocking and Supplemental Damping with Self-Centering, Ilya S. Palnikov (Thesis)

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Living Between Worlds: Arrival and Adjustment Experiences of the Somali Community in Portland, Oregon, Neil A. Panchmatia (Thesis)

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Lithography Hotspot Detection, Jea Woo Park (Dissertation)

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Using the Task Analysis Process With Teachers to Uncover Language Demands Within an Eight-Week NGSS Summer Course, Leah Plack (Thesis)

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Building a Multivariable Linear Regression Model of On-road Traffic for Creation of High Resolution Emission Inventories, James Eckhardt Powell (Thesis)

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Examination of Human Impacts on the Biodiversity and Ecology of Lichen and Moss Communities, Hannah Marie Prather (Dissertation)

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Certifying Loop Pipelining Transformations in Behavioral Synthesis, Disha Puri (Dissertation)

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Investigation into Effects of Instability and Reactivity of Hydride-Passivated Silicon Nanoparticles on Interband Photoluminescence, Christine Marie Radlinger (Dissertation)

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Generalized Differential Calculus and Applications to Optimization, Robert Blake Hayden Rector (Dissertation)

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Sustaining the Human Spirit of the High School Principal Leading for Equity, Ryan David Richardson (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Role of Small Noncoding RNAs in Vertebrate Anoxia Tolerance, Claire Louise Riggs (Dissertation)

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Transcriptomic Regulation of Alternative Phenotypic Trajectories in Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Amie Lynn Thomas Romney (Dissertation)

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Influence of the Presidential Inaugural Address on Audience Perceptions of Candidate Image and the State of the Nation, Kyle Alexander Rush (Thesis)

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Intimate Partner Violence Impact Panels for Batterer Intervention: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Restorative Justice Process, Kate Louise Sackett (Thesis)

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Vagrant of the El Camino: A Memoir, Jacob Kevin Sauvageau (Closed Thesis)

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“Neither of the Boxes”: Accounting for Non-Binary Gender Identities, Erin Patricia Savoia (Thesis)

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Synthesis of Linear Reversible Circuits and EXOR-AND-based Circuits for Incompletely Specified Multi-Output Functions, Ben Schaeffer (Dissertation)

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An IR and RF Based System for Functional Gait Analysis in a Multi-Resident Smart-Home, Erich Reinhardt Schafermeyer (Thesis)

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Quadded GasP: a Fault Tolerant Asynchronous Design, Kristopher S. Scheiblauer (Thesis)

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Music and Race in the American West, William Steven Schneider (Thesis)

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Mineral Evidence for Generating Compositionally Zoned Rhyolites of the Devine Canyon Tuff, High Lava Plains, Oregon, Erik Paul Shafer (Thesis)

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Assessing a Fluorescence Spectroscopy Method for In-Situ Microbial Drinking Water Quality, Taylor Jeffery Sharpe (Thesis)

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Computational Algorithms for Improved Representation of the Model Error Covariance in Weak-Constraint 4D-Var, Jeremy A. Shaw (Dissertation)

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Newspaper Construction of Homelessness in Western United States Cities, Charlie Allan Sheese (Thesis)