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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Building Climate Empire: Power, Authority, and Knowledge within Pacific Islands Climate Change Diplomacy and Governance Networks, Ashlie Denée Denton (Dissertation)

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The Gender Gap in Postsecondary Enrollment Intentions: the Mediating Role of Student Attitudes and Behaviors, Paul J. Deppen III (Thesis)

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Development of a Liquid Contacting Method for Investigating Photovoltaic Properties of PbS Quantum Dot Solids, Vitalii Alekseevich Dereviankin (Dissertation)

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Characterizing Temperature Variability States Across Southern South America and Associated Synoptic-Scale Meteorological Patterns, Judah Adam Detzer (Thesis)

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Dual Immersion Leadership: a Case Study of Three K-5 Principals Who Show Success with Emergent Bilinguals, Ivonne Karina Dibblee (Dissertation)

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Relationship between Anisotropy and Dispersive Stress in Wind Plants with Variable Spacing, Tamara S. Dib (Thesis)

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Murmuration, Braeden Dillenbeck (Thesis)

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Justice Reinvestment Legislation in Oregon: Analyses of State and County Implementation, Christopher Wade Dollar (Thesis)

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Understanding ASEAN - An Alternative Approach to International Relations Theory in Asia, Ryan Grimstad Driver (Thesis)

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Scattered Sandpipers, Cassie Duncanson (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring District Judges' Decision Making in the Context of Admitting Expert Testimony, Andrew Bryan Dzeguze (Dissertation)

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Ecology and Population Dynamics of Salmonids in the Columbia River: Response of Fishes to Anthropogenic Change in a Large Riverscape, Timothy Sean Elder (Dissertation)

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Dynamics of Magma Recharge and Mixing at Mount Hood Volcano, Oregon -- Insights from Enclave-bearing Lavas, Molly Kathryn Ellowitz (Thesis)

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Our Town: Articulating Place Meanings and Attachments in St. Johns Using Resident-Employed Photography, Lauren Elizabeth Morrow Everett (Thesis)

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Creature of Detours, Emily Suzanne Flouton (Closed Thesis)

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Framing Race and Blame in the Media: a Case Study on the Chapel Hill Shooting, Sara Abdullatif Galadari (Thesis)

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The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on the European Union, Andreea Elena Galan (Thesis)

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Water Transport in the Lateral Line Canal of the Intertidal Fish Xiphister mucosus (Girard 1858) and Its Significance to Evaporative Water with Preliminary Observations of the Metabolic Consequences of Water Loss, Whitney Anne Gayer (Thesis)

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Bertolt Brecht's Leben des Galilei: a Mythic Dimension in Epic Theatre, Yashowanto Narayan Ghosh (Thesis)

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Understanding the Impacts of Urbanization on the Avian Community of Portland Oregon and Evaluation of the Portland Oregon Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Andrew Daniel Gibbs (Dissertation)

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Anarchism on the Willamette: the Firebrand Newspaper and the Origins of a Culturally American Anarchist Movement, 1895-1898, Alecia Jay Giombolini (Thesis)

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Affirmative Consent Endorsement and Peer Norms Supporting Sexual Violence Among Vulnerable Students on College Campuses, Alyssa Marie Glace (Thesis)

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Comparative Genetic and Genomic Analysis of the Novel Fusellovirus Sulfolobus Spindle-shaped Virus 10, David Andrew Goodman (Thesis)

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Removing Dams, Constructing Science: Watershed Restoration Through a Socio-Eco-Technical Systems Lens, Zbigniew Jakub Grabowski (Dissertation)

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Millennial Perceptions on Homeownership and Financial Planning Decisions, Margaret Ann Greenfield (Thesis)

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Christians and Jerusalem in the Fourth Century CE: a Study of Eusebius of Caesarea, Cyril of Jerusalem, and the Bordeaux Pilgrim, Stephen David Green (Thesis)

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Long-term Variation of Summer Phytoplankton Communities in an Urban Lake in Relation to Lake Management and Climate Conditions, Yuan Xiao Grund (Thesis)

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Lone Wolves and Copycats: Assessing Policy and Infrastructure for Flood Hazard and Floodplain Management, Samantha L. Hamlin (Dissertation)

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Areal Extent and Volumes of the Dinner Creek Tuff Units, Eastern Oregon Based on Lithology, Bulk Rock Composition and Feldspar Mineralogy, Teresa Rae Hanna (Thesis)

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Utilitarian Skateboarding: Insight into an Emergent Mode of Mobility, Michael Joseph Harpool (Thesis)

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The Dynamic Returns of Descriptive Representation: A Study of Race, Politics and Policy in Urban Governments, Stephanie Taylor Hawke (Dissertation)

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Lighter Than I Remember, Shane Hayden (Thesis)

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Maternal Angiotensinogen Genotype and Fetal Sex Impact Uteroplacental Function and the Developmental Origins of Stress-Induced Hypertension, Jessica Faith Hebert (Dissertation)

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Removal Efficiencies, Uptake Mechanisms and Competitive Effects of Copper and Zinc in Various Stormwater Filter Media, Emily Heleva-Ponaski (Thesis)

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Dark Current RTS-Noise in Silicon Image Sensors, Benjamin William Hendrickson (Thesis)

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The Dispute Over the Commons: Seed and Food Sovereignty as Decommodification in Chiapas, Mexico, Carol Frances Hernández Rodríguez (Dissertation)

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Consciousness Against Commodifcation: the Potential for a Radical Housing Movement in the Cully Neighborhood, Cameron Hart Herrington (Thesis)

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Development of a Direct Aqueous Synthetic Route for the Production of Elemental Bismuth Nanoparticles, Colin Jon Hiatt (Thesis)

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News Work: the Impact of Corporate Newsroom Culture on News Workers & Community Reporting, Carey Lynne Higgins-Dobney (Dissertation)

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Emulating Balance Control Observed in Human Test Subjects with a Neural Network, Wade William Hilts (Thesis)

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Assessing PPGIS Usability and its Relationship to Spatial Data Production: a Case Study, Timothy Michael Hitchins (Thesis)

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Assessment of Technology Adoption Potential of Medical Devices: Case of Wearable Sensor Products for Pervasive Care in Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, Liliya Stepanivna Hogaboam (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Role of Genomic Variation in Susceptibility to Environmental Chemicals across Populations, Lindsay Adrian Holden (Dissertation)

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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)