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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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)

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Exploring the Positive Utility of Travel and Mode Choice, Patrick Allen Singleton (Dissertation)

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Controlling Water Exchange Kinetics and Improving ParaCEST Imaging, Jacqueline R. Slack (Thesis)

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Contexts of Reception and Constructions of Islam: Second Generation Muslim Immigrants in Post-9/11 America, Shahriyar Smith (Thesis)

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Loanwords in Context: Lexical Borrowing from English to Japanese and its Effects on Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition, Andrew Michael Sowers (Thesis)

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Investigating Cable: The Potential and Actual Value of PEG & Franchise Fees, Duncan Chaz Stewart (Thesis)

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Investigating the Relationship Between Supervisor Status and the Modus Operandi of Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Routine Activity Theory Perspective, Kelly E. Stewart (Thesis)

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Rural Interprofessional Health Care Education: A Study of Student Perspectives, Curt Carlton Stilp (Dissertation)

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The Discovery and Development of Metal-Free Arylation Reactions with Unsymmetrical Diaryliodonium Salts, Sunil Kumar Sundalam (Dissertation)

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Foundational Knowledge and Other Predictors of Commitment to Trauma-Informed Care, Stephanie Anne Sundborg (Dissertation)

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An AFM-SIMS Nano Tomography Acquisition System, Richard William Swinford (Dissertation)

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Sampling Fish: A Case Study from the Čḯxwicən Site, Northwest Washington, Laura Maye Syvertson (Thesis)

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Contextualization: An Experimental Model for EFL Writing Instruction in China, Guimin Tang (Dissertation)

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The Influence of Sense of Community on the Relationship Between Community Participation and Recovery for Individuals with Serious Mental Illnesses, Rachel Elizabeth Terry (Thesis)

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Quantifying the Impacts of a Novel Predator: The Distinctive Case of the Oregon Spotted Frog (Rana pretiosa) and the Invasive American Bullfrog (Rana (Aquarana) catesbeiana), Kyle Scott Tidwell (Dissertation)

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"Are We Building Biking Solidarity:" Gendered, Racial, and Spatial Barriers to Bicycling in Portland, Oregon, Kyla Jean Tompkins (Thesis)

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When You Aren't Who Your Friends Are: The Moderating Influence of Racial Similarity on the Association between Friendships and Mental Well-Being, Philip Ross Tostado (Thesis)

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Profiles of School Readiness and Implications for Children's Development of Academic, Social, and Engagement Skills, Elizabeth Jane Tremaine (Thesis)

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Wolbachia-Host Interactions and the Implications to Insect Conservation and Management, Amy Michelle Truitt (Dissertation)

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Investigation in to the Stabilizing Effects of the Modified Base Archaeosine in tRNA and the Identification of the Fluorescent Product of Base Treatment of NAD(P)+ Cofactors, Ben Turner (Dissertation)

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Responses of Aquatic Non-Native Species to Novel Predator Cues and Increased Mortality, Brian Christopher Turner (Dissertation)

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Settler Visions of Health: Health Care Provision in the Central African Federation, 1953-1963, Catherine Janet Valentine (Thesis)

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Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Chehalis River Using CE-QUAL-W2, Sarah Van Glubt (Thesis)

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My Mouth has a Mother, Jenessa VanZutphen (Closed Thesis)

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Predicting Parturition in a Long-Gestating Species: Behavioral and Hormonal Indicators in the Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus), Heather Kelly Velonis (Thesis)

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership For Latino/a Students Success, Victor H. Vergara (Dissertation)

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Reduced Order Description of Experimental Two-Phase Pipe Flows: Characterization of Flow Structures and Dynamics via Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Bianca Fontanin Viggiano (Thesis)

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Capturing Peers', Teachers', and Parents' Joint Contributions to Students' Engagement: An Exploration of Models, Justin William Vollet (Dissertation)

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A Numerical Model Investigation of the Role of the Glacier Bed in Regulating Grounding Line Retreat of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica, Michael Scott Waibel (Dissertation)

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The Social Acceptance of Community Solar: A Portland Case Study, Anne Weaver (Thesis)

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The Littlefield Rhyolite, Eastern Oregon: Distinct Flow Units and Their Constraints on Age and Storage Sites of Grande Ronde Basalt Magmas, Brian McCulloch Webb (Thesis)

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Middle School Teacher Beliefs about Classroom Diversity and Their Influence on Differentiated Instructional Practices, Marcus Fredrick-Lynn Wenzel (Dissertation)

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How does a Next Generation Science Standard Aligned, Inquiry Based, Science Unit Impact Student Achievement of Science Practices and Student Science Efficacy in an Elementary Classroom?, Kayla Lee Whittington (Thesis)

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Survive or Thrive: A Mixed Method Study of Visiting Chinese Language Teachers' Identity Formation in the U.S. Classrooms, Li Xiang (Dissertation)

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Melting in the Mantle Wedge: Quantifying the Effects of Crustal Morphology and Viscous Decoupling on Melt Production with Application to the Cascadia Subduction Zone, Jiaming Yang (Thesis)

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An Analysis of Oregon Youth Authority Populations: Who Receives Treatment and What Factors Influence Allocation of Treatment Resources?, Rebecca Arredondo Yazzie (Dissertation)

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Intestinal Microbiota Diversity of Pre-Smolt Steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Across Six Oregon and Washington Hatcheries, Christina Carrell Yildirimer (Thesis)

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Power-Aware Datacenter Networking and Optimization, Qing Yi (Dissertation)

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Investigation of Aerosol Optical and Chemical Properties Using Humidity Controlled Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy, Xijing Zhu (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Consistency Analysis for Judgment Quantification in Hierarchical Decision Model, Mustafa Sulaiman Abbas (Dissertation)

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Identifying Relationships between Scientific Datasets, Abdussalam Alawini (Dissertation)

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Exploratory Study of the Adoption and Use of the Smartphone Technology in Emerging Regions: Case of Saudi Arabia, Fahad Abdulaziz Aldhaban (Dissertation)

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Experimental Investigation of CFRP Wrapped Square Non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Columns, Hayder Lateef Al-Khafaji (Thesis)

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Vision-Based Motion for a Humanoid Robot, Khalid Abdullah Alkhulayfi (Thesis)

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Information Representation and Computation of Spike Trains in Reservoir Computing Systems with Spiking Neurons and Analog Neurons, Amin Almassian (Thesis)

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Development of 3D Accelerometer Testing System, Mohammed Abbas Soudai Alsaedi (Thesis)

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Tryon Trekkers: An Evaluation of a STEM Based Afterschool Program for At-Risk Youth, Chessa Eckels Anderson (Thesis)

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The Importance of Online Peer Relationships During the Transition to Motherhood: Do They Decrease Stress, Alleviate Depression and Increase Parenting Competence?, Bobbie Sue Arias (Dissertation)