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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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India's Economic Growth: Role of Political Performance and Gender Wage Gap, Rajeev Indira Nagaraju (Dissertation)

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Human-Centered Design of an Air Quality Feedback System to Promote Healthy Cooking, Chantal Iribagiza (Thesis)

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A Study of Fragmentation and Spontaneous Covalent Self-Assembly of the Azaorcus Ribozyme from Multiple Small Inactive RNA Fragments, Tharuka Sewwandi Jayathilaka (Dissertation)

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Online Learners: a Study of their Advising Attitudes, Experiences, and Learning, Stephen Philip Jenkins (Dissertation)

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All Saints, Rayna Maria Jensen (Closed Thesis)

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Rock Glaciers of the Contiguous United States: Spatial Distribution, Cryospheric Context, and Riparian Vegetation, Gunnar Forrest Johnson (Dissertation)

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Using Strong Laser Fields to Produce Antihydrogen Ions, Christopher Michael Keating (Dissertation)

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A Lonely Place Where the Heart Beats Loud, Benjamin Richard Kessler (Closed Thesis)

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From Probabilistic Socio-Economic Vulnerability to an Integrated Framework for Flash Flood Prediction, Sepideh Khajehei (Dissertation)

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Gendered Partner-Ideals, Relationship Satisfaction, and Intimate Partner Violence, Sylvia Marie Ferguson Kidder (Dissertation)

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Recent Advances in Activity-Based Travel Demand Models for Greater Flexibility, Kihong Kim (Dissertation)

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Investigation of the Acoustic Response of a Confined Mesoscopic Water Film Utilizing a Combined Atomic Force Microscope and Shear Force Microscope Technique, Monte Allen Kozell (Thesis)

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Whence and Whither: Acoustic Variability and Biogeography of Tarsiers in North Sulawesi, Olivia Clare Kulander (Thesis)

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The Influence of Information on Public Support for Solitary Confinement: a Test of Belief Updating and Confirmation Bias, Kayla J. LaBranche (Thesis)

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The Antecedents of Local Government Service Delivery Under Crisis Conditions: the Case of Khon Kaen Province, Thailand, Sirisak Laochankham (Dissertation)

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Bilingual Teachers' Experiences: Being English Learners, Becoming Teachers, and Bilingual Education, Carrie Susan Larson (Dissertation)

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Sensing Building Structure Using UWB Radios for Disaster Recovery, Jeong Eun Lee (Dissertation)

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Making Room for Roses: the 1911 Relocation of the Multnomah County Poor Farm, Kira Helene Lesley (Thesis)

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Lady Grimm, Tessa Livingstone (Thesis)

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Investigating Time During Residential Program Until Transition for Adjudicated Youth: a Mixed Methods Study Using Event History Analysis with Follow-Up Interviews, Emily Carol Lott (Dissertation)

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Opportunity Identification for New Product Planning: Ontological Semantic Patent Classification, Farshad Madani (Dissertation)

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Automating Variation and Repeater Analysis in Physical Design of Integrated Circuits, Subrat Mahalik (Thesis)

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Organizational Calling and Safety: the Role of Workload and Supervisor Support, Layla Rhiannon Mansfield (Dissertation)

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Effect of Microbes on the Growth and Physiology of the Dioecious Moss, Ceratodon purpureus, Caitlin Ann Maraist (Thesis)

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At the Trail's End, Naomi Marshall (Thesis)

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Co-Creating Spaces of Critical Hope through the Use of a Psychosocial Peace Building Education Course in Higher Education in Protracted Refugee Context: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya, Staci BokHee Martin (Dissertation)

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Clock Jitter in Communication Systems, Andrew Wayne Martwick (Dissertation)

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The Role of the Academic Analyst in Shared Governance, Rebecca Ann Mathern (Dissertation)

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Role of Spouse/Partner in Fertility Preservation Decision Making by Young Women with Cancer, Aakrati Mathur (Dissertation)

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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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Bystander Intervention to Prevent Campus Sexual Violence: the Role of Sense of Community, Peer Norms, and Administrative Responding, Erin Christine McConnell (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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Carbon-Supported Transition Metal Nanoparticles for Catalytic and Electromagnetic Applications, Kavita Meduri (Dissertation)

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Sturgis, Michigan, Notable, Tyler Ray 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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Driver Distraction in Microsimulation of a Mid-Block Pedestrian Crossing, Darryl Joseph Michaud (Thesis)

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Examining the Spatial Characteristics of Pluvial Flooding Through Citizen Science in Portland, Oregon, Katelyn Rachel Michelson (Thesis)

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Inclusion and Assimilation: Including Change in the Workplace, Marisa Jean Miller (Thesis)

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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 A. 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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How Can Community Engagement in the Local Past and Archaeological Research Be Mutually Beneficial? A Case Study in Community Archaeology from Sauvie Island, Oregon, Martin John Plumer (Thesis)

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Studying the Effects of Motivated Reasoning on Appraisals of Message Strength, Aric Christopher Powell (Thesis)

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Chemo-Thermo Cure of Viscoelastic Materials for Semiconductor Packaging Applications, Anjali Pradeep Kumar (Thesis)

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Early Detection of Corrosion via Hydrogel-based Spectroelectrochemical Sensors, Capri Ann Price (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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Ozone-Surface Exchange and Transport and Transformation Near Ventilation Air Supply, Pradeep Ramasubramanian (Thesis)

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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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Affordances on Facebook, Stress, and Emotional Support, Caitlin Rose Rethwish (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 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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"The Battling Ground": Memory, Violence, and Resistance in Greenwood, North Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1907-1980, Greta Katherine Smith (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 Müller 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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The Interplay Between Early Childhood Education and Mental Health: How Students in an In-Service Early Childhood Teacher Education Program Experience Children with Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, Katie Statman-Weil (Dissertation)

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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)