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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Retrofitted in Flexure Using CFRP-NSM Technique, Salam Al-Obaidi (Thesis)

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Constant Interface Temperature Reliability Assessment Method: An Alternative Method for Testing Thermal Interface Material in Products, Christian Amoah-Kusi (Thesis)

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A Combined Energy and Geoengineering Optimization Model (CEAGOM) for Climate Policy Analysis, John George Anasis (Dissertation)

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Developing Key Sustainability Competencies through Real-World Learning Experiences: Evaluating Community Environmental Services, Erin Lorene Anderson (Thesis)

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Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Consequences of Loneliness: Health Behavior, Social Interactions, Self-Disclosure, and Perceived Responsiveness, Sarah Noel Arpin (Dissertation)

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Language Policy and Bilingual Education for Immigrant Students at Public Schools in Japan, Naomi Asakura (Thesis)

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Vortex Identification in the Wake of a Wind Turbine Array, Aleksandr Sergeyevich Aseyev (Thesis)

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The Floating Men: Portland and the Hobo Menace, 1890-1915, Marin Elizabeth Aurand (Thesis)

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Novel Methods for Learning and Adaptation in Chemical Reaction Networks, Peter Banda (Dissertation)

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On the Estimation of Volumes of Roadways: An Investigation of Stop-Controlled Minor Legs, Joel Stephen Barnett (Thesis)

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Development of an Optical Method for the Detection of Homocysteine as a Disease Biomarker Using Fluorescein-Aldehydes, Aabha Barve (Dissertation)

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The Effects of an Overnight Environmental Science Education Program on Students' Attendance Rate Change for Middle School Years, Jennifer Elizabeth Basham (Thesis)

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Nationalism in United States Foreign Policy in the Post 9/11 Era, Chris W. Baum (Thesis)

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Beyond Fruit: Examining Community in a Community Orchard, Emily Jane Becker (Thesis)

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Catholic Action in Twentieth-Century Oregon: The Divergent Political and Social Philosophies of Hall S. Lusk and Francis J. Murnane, Ian Alan Berge (Thesis)

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An Exploration of Bicyclist Comfort Levels Utilizing Crowdsourced Data, Bryan Philip Blanc (Thesis)

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The Europeanization of Political Parties: A Study of Political Parties in Poland 2009-2014, Dennis Jan Blew (Thesis)

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Modifications to a Cavity Ringdown Spectrometer to Improve Data Acquisition Rates, Gregory Alan Bostrom (Dissertation)

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Performance Metrics for Depth-based Signal Separation Using Deep Vertical Line Arrays, John K. Boyle (Thesis)

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Localized Ecological and Educational Effects of Environmental Service-Learning in Portland, Oregon, Steven Matthew Braun (Dissertation)

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The Response of Zooplankton Communities in Montane Lakes of Different Fish Stocking Histories to Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition Simulations, Jeffrey Thomas Brittain (Thesis)

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Using Landsat TM Imagery to Monitor Vegetation Change Following Flow Restoration to the Lower Owens River, California, Lesley Crandell Bross (Thesis)

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Developmental Perspectives on Motivational Resilience: Predictors of Eighth-grade At-risk Students' Academic Engagement and Achievement, Heather Anne Brule (Thesis)

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Misery Poker, Marina Callahan (Closed Thesis)

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The Role of Emotional Support Consistency and Child Risk Factors in Predicting Pre-K Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development, Amy Lynn Cannell-Cordier (Thesis)

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Landforms along the Lower Columbia River and the Influence of Humans, Charles Matthew Cannon (Thesis)

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Challenges, Experiences, and Future Directions of Senior Centers Serving the Portland Metropolitan Area, Melissa Lynn Cannon (Dissertation)

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Die unbewältigte Vergangenheit: the Third Generation and the Holocaust in Recent Literature and Film, Dana Lynne Capage (Thesis)

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Deepwater, Katrina Marie Carrasco (Closed Thesis)

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Dynamic Job Satisfaction Shifts: Implications for Manager Behavior and Crossover to Employees, David Ellis Caughlin (Dissertation)

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Global Time-Independent Agent-Based Simulation for Transactive Energy System Dispatch and Schedule Forecasting, Shawn Aaron Chandler (Thesis)

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Characterization, DNA Binding and Cleavage Activities of New Prodigiosin and Tambjamine Analogues and Their Cu²⁺ and Zn²⁺ Complexes, Karen Chichetu (Dissertation)

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A Few More Words to Part, Tony Chiotti (Closed Thesis)

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Photoluminescent Silicon Nanoparticles: Fluorescent Cellular Imaging Applications and Photoluminescence (PL) Behavior Study, Sheng-Kuei Chiu (Dissertation)

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Custom Fluorophores for Investigating the Cellular Uptake Mechanisms and Side-Effects of Pharmaceuticals, Yu-Hsuan Chu (Dissertation)

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Lonely Color, Ross William Clifford (Closed Thesis)

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Training and Application of Correct Information Unit Analysis to Structured and Unstructured Discourse, Audrey Bretthauer Cohen (Thesis)

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Post-Revolutionary Mexican Education in Durango and Jalisco: Regional Differences, Cultures of Violence, Teaching, and Folk Catholicism, Lindsey Ellison Collins (Thesis)

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Post-silicon Functional Validation with Virtual Prototypes, Kai Cong (Dissertation)

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Investigating Relationships among Work, Family, and Sleep: Cross-Sectional, Daily, and Intervention Effects, Tori Laurelle Crain (Dissertation)

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Mistrust: An Exploration of African Americans' Attitudes and Perspectives Toward Healthcare, Adolfo Gabriel Cuevas (Dissertation)

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Centralia, Collective Memory, and the Tragedy of 1919, Shawn T. Daley (Thesis)

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Untitled, Alexander Scott Dannemiller (Thesis)

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Empowering All Who Teach: A Portrait of Two Non-Native English Speaking Teachers in a Globalized 21st Century, Rosa Dene David (Thesis)

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Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Use in Collegiate Athletes, Brian Robert Davis (Thesis)

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Polymeric Porphyrins as Solar Photocatalysts, Nicholas Upton Day (Dissertation)

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A Queer Liberation Movement? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Queer Liberation Organizations, Investigating Whether They are Building a Separate Social Movement, Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis (Dissertation)

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Workplace Aggression: A Multi-Study Examination of Work and Nonwork Consequences, Caitlin Ann Demsky (Dissertation)

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Betrayal : Short Stories, Mary Ann Dougherty (Closed Thesis)

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Evaluating the Effects of a Congestion and Weather Responsive Advisory Variable Speed Limit System in Portland, Oregon, Matthew Blake Downey (Thesis)

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Novel Cryptographic Primitives and Protocols for Censorship Resistance, Kevin Patrick Dyer (Dissertation)

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Building Resources at Home and at Work: Day-Level Relationships between Job Crafting, Recovery Experiences, and Work Engagement, Allison Marie Ellis (Dissertation)

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Ninth Grade Student Responses to Authentic Science Instruction, Michael Steven Ellison (Dissertation)

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The Role of Pyrococcus furiosus Transcription Factor E in Transcription Iniitiation, Robyn Lynn Eustis (Thesis)

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An Investigation of the Role of Alternate Numeration Systems in Preservice Teacher Mathematics Content Courses, Jodi I. Fasteen (Dissertation)

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An Examination of Factors that Catalyze LGBTQ Movements in Middle Eastern and North African Authoritarian Regimes, Michael Anthony Figueredo (Thesis)

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Aberration Corrected Photoemission Electron Microscopy with Photonics Applications, Joseph P. S. Fitzgerald (Dissertation)

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Impact of a State Evidence-Based Practice Legislative Mandate on County Practice Implementation Patterns and Inpatient Behavioral Health Discharge, Carl William Foreman (Dissertation)

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The Role of Environmental Dynamics in the Emergence of Autocatalytic Networks, Joe Fusion (Dissertation)

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A Critical Race Analysis of Travel for Transformation: Pedagogy for the Privileged or Vehicle for Socio-Cultural Transformation?, James Arthur Gambrell (Dissertation)

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Engineering a Healthier Watershed: Middle School Students Use Engineering Design to Lessen the Impact of Their Campus' Impervious Surfaces on Their Local Watershed, Elizabeth Claire Gardner (Thesis)

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Revealing Structural Organization with Liquid Crystal-based Spectral Imaging Polarimetry, James Campbell Gladish (Dissertation)

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The Development of Personal Resources in the Academic Domain: Age Differences in the Evolution of Coping and Perceived Control and the Process Structures that Facilitate Academic Engagement, Teresa Marie Greene (Dissertation)

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Does Gender Matter? Human Elephant Conflict in Sri Lanka: A Gendered Analysis of Human Elephant Conflict and Natural Resource Management in a Rural Sri Lankan Village, Katherine Eileen Griffin (Thesis)

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A Spline Framework for Optimal Representation of Semiperiodic Signals, Farzin G. Guilak (Dissertation)

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Thinking About Work at Home: Implications for Safety at Work, Frankie Guros (Dissertation)

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Exploring Relationships Between Entrepreneurship Education and Students’ Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Mixed Method Study of Entrepreneurial Pedagogies at Chilean Universities, Paulina Andrea Gutierrez Zepeda (Dissertation)

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Investigation in to the Effect of Spin Locking on Contrast Agent Relaxivity, Julian Saunders Haigh (Dissertation)

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Evaluating Global Sensitivity Analysis Methods for Hydrologic Modeling over the Columbia River Basin, Maysoun Ayad Hameed (Thesis)

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The Scholarship of Student Affairs Professionals: Effective Writing Strategies and Scholarly Identity Formation Explored through a Coaching Model, Lisa Janie Hatfield (Dissertation)

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Staying on Script: Sexual Scripts and Sex Education, Elizabeth Carol Hauck (Thesis)

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The Erosion of Coastal Sediment and Regeneration of Rhizophora mangle Following Anthropogenic Disturbance on Turneffe Atoll, Belize, Heather Lyn Hayden (Thesis)

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Metaphorical Framing of Obesity, Ryan Paul Hofer (Thesis)

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Age Determination of Modern and Archaeological Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytcha) Using Vertebrae, Anthony Raymond Hofkamp (Thesis)

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Applying GPS and Accelerometers to the Study of African Savanna (Loxodonta africana) and Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus) Welfare in Zoos, Matthew Robert Holdgate (Dissertation)

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Effects of Selective Logging and Roads on Instream Fine Sediments and Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Clackamas Basin, Oregon, Paula Elizabeth Hood (Thesis)

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Using Socratic Questioning as an Instructional Tool to Help High School Students at Grade Twelve Improve Their Perceptions of the Writing Process, Rana Houshmand (Dissertation)

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Naturally Occurring Background Levels of Arsenic in the Soils of Southwestern Oregon, Heather Ann Hurtado (Thesis)

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A Corpus Based Analysis of Noun Modification in Empirical Research Articles in Applied Linguistics, Jo-Anne Hutter (Thesis)

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A Genetic and Biochemical Analysis of Sulfolobus Spindle-Shaped Virus 1, Eric Alexander Iverson (Dissertation)

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Evaluation of Data-Path Topologies for Self-Timed Conditional Statements, Navaneeth Prasannakumar Jamadagni (Dissertation)

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A Metal-Free Approach to Biaryl Compounds: Carbon-Carbon Bond Formation from Diaryliodonium Salts and Aryl Triolborates, Kuruppu Lilanthi Jayatissa (Thesis)

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Questions of Citizenship: Oregonian Reactions to Japanese Immigrants' Quest for Naturalization Rights in the United States, 1894-1952, Alison Leigh Jessie (Thesis)

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Safety at Half-Signal Intersections in Portland, Oregon, Todd Robert Johnson (Thesis)

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The Islands In-Between, Lindsay M. Kalama-Smith (Closed Thesis)

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A Method for Achieving Analytic Formulas for Three Body Integrals Consisting of Powers and Exponentials in All Three Interparticle Hyllerass Coordinates, Chris M. Keating (Thesis)

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Effects of Aerial Exposure on Preservation of Low-Temperature Calothrix Biosignatures in Silica Sinter from Queen's Laundry, Yellowstone National Park, USA, Shana Kendall (Thesis)

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Expressionist Art and Drama Before, During, and After the Weimar Republic, Shane Michael Kennedy (Thesis)

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A Multivariate Modeling Approach for Generating Ensemble Climatology Forcing for Hydrologic Applications, Sepideh Khajehei (Thesis)

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Impact of a Psychology of Masculinities Course on Women's Attitudes toward Male Gender Roles, Sylvia Marie Ferguson Kidder (Thesis)

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Rethinking Autism, Communication, and Community Involvement: Exploring Involvement in Online Communities, Communication Preference, Autistic Identity, and Self-Determination, Colleen Anne Kidney (Dissertation)

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Design of a Hardware Platform for GPS-Based Orientation Sensing, Daniel Eugene Kirkpatrick (Thesis)

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Building Social Sustainability from the Ground Up: The Contested Social Dimension of Sustainability in Neighborhood-Scale Urban Regeneration in Portland, Copenhagen, and Nagoya, Jacklyn Nicole Kohon (Dissertation)

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Sound Effects: Age, Gender, and Sound Symbolism in American English, Timothy Allen Krause (Thesis)

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Isn’t Citizen Science a Hoot? A Case-study Exploring the Effectiveness of Citizen Science as an Instrument to Teach the Nature of Science through a Local Nocturnal Owl-Monitoring Project, Tess Marie Kreofsky (Thesis)

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In Some Asbestos World, Aaron Kroska (Closed Thesis)

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The Effects of Urban Containment Policies on Commuting Patterns, Sung Moon Kwon (Dissertation)

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Liberalization, Contention, and Threat: Institutional Determinates of Societal Preferences and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Morocco, Matthew Thomas Lacouture (Thesis)

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Paleological and Ecological Impacts of Virus Silicification, James Robert Laidler (Dissertation)

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Modeling the Optical Response to a Near-Field Probe Tip from a Generalized Multilayer Thin Film, A.J. Lawrence (Dissertation)