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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Hardware/Software Interface Assurance with Conformance Checking, Li Lei (Dissertation)

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Ordinary Women/Extraordinary Lives: Oregon Women and Their Stories of Persistence, Grit and Grace, Shannon Moon Leonetti (Thesis)

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Technological Forecasting Based on Segmented Rate of Change, Dong-Joon Lim (Dissertation)

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Debris Flow Susceptibility Map for Mount Rainier, Washington Based on Debris Flow Initiation Zone Characteristics from the November, 2006 Climate Event in the Cascade Mountains, Kassandra Lindsey (Thesis)

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Activist Doctors: Explaining Physician Activism in the Oregon Movement for Single-Payer Healthcare, Jennifer Cullen Loomis (Dissertation)

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Neurobiology of Seasonal Life-history Transitions, Ashley Rae Lucas (Thesis)

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Phenotypic and Mutational Consequences of Mitochondrial ETC Genetic Damage, Michael James Lue (Thesis)

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Poor Dead Jar, Alexa Rae Mallernee (Closed Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Adaptation in the Newly Invasive Species Brachypodium sylvaticum (Hudson) Beauv., Gina Lola Marchini (Dissertation)

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Steps Towards Deciphering the Post-Polyketide Synthase Tailoring Steps in the Phoslactomycin Biosynthesis Pathway, Patience Marimo (Thesis)

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The Impeccable Timing of the Apple Maggot Fly, Rhagoletis pomonella (Dipetera: Tephritidae), and its Implications for Ecological Speciation, Monte Arthur Mattsson (Thesis)

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Network Structure, Network Flows and the Phenomenon of Influence in Online Social Networks: An Exploratory Empirical Study of Twitter Conversations about YouTube Product Categories, Nitin Venkat Mayande (Dissertation)

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Gender Difference in Working Parents' Perceptions of Work/Family Conflict and the Role of Occupational Prestige, Heather Kirsten McCabe (Thesis)

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Energy Efficiency and Conservation Attitudes: An Exploration of a Landscape of Choices, Mersiha Spahic McClaren (Dissertation)

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Analysis of Capillary Flow in Interior Corners : Perturbed Power Law Similarity Solutions, Joshua Thomas McCraney (Thesis)

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The Design and Validation of a Group Theory Concept Inventory, Kathleen Mary Melhuish (Dissertation)

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A Paris Afternoon Or A Wart, Ryan Edward Mills (Closed Thesis)

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Got Hair that Flows in the Wind: The Complexity of Hair and Identity among African American Female Adolescents in Foster Care, Lakindra Michelle Mitchell Dove (Dissertation)

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A Novel Approach to Flow and Sediment Transport Estimation in Estuaries and Bays, Hamed Moftakhari Rostamkhani (Dissertation)

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Chemical Reaction Network Control Systems for Agent-Based Foraging Tasks, Joshua Stephen Moles (Thesis)

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"Children Need Protection Not Perversion": The Rise of the New Right and the Politicization of Morality in Sex Education in Great Britain, 1968-1989, Miriam Corinne Morehart (Thesis)

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Effective Technology Implementation in Schools: Differing Perceptions of Teachers, Administrators, and Technology Staff, Joseph Stephen Morelock (Dissertation)

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Quaternary Chronology and Stratigraphy of Mickey Springs, Oregon, Leslie Allen Mowbray (Thesis)

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Design and Synthesis of Novel Chloroquine-based Antimalarials, Kevin Vincent Murphy (Thesis)

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Training "In a Good Way": Evaluating the Effect of a Culturally Responsive Pre-training Intervention on Learning and Motivation, Adam Thomas Murry (Dissertation)

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Advances in Autonomous-Underwater-Vehicle Based Passive Bottom-Loss Estimation by Processing of Marine Ambient Noise, Lanfranco Muzi (Dissertation)

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Improved Gain Stability of a Digital Imager Using a Charge Feedback Amplifier, Elliot Eckman Mylott (Thesis)

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A Bell Awakened, Lenore Nash (Closed Thesis)

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Measuring the Effect of Vegetated Roofs on the Performance of Photovoltaic Panels in Combined Systems, Hamid Hawi Kadham Ogaili (Thesis)

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Glacier Change on the Three Sisters Volcanoes, Oregon: 1900-2010, Justin George Ohlschlager (Thesis)

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Leveraging Contextual Relationships Between Objects for Localization, Clinton Leif Olson (Thesis)

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Perspectives on the College Readiness and Outcome Achievement of Former Intensive English Language Program (IELP) Students, Meghan Oswalt (Thesis)

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Multivalent Rechargeable Batteries, Sudhaprasanna Kumar Padigi (Dissertation)

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The Impact of Communication Impairments on the Social Relationships of Older Adults, Andrew Demetrius Palmer (Dissertation)

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Formal Modeling and Verification of Delay-Insensitive Circuits, Hoon Park (Dissertation)

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School Reform and Coaching: Identifying Structures for Successful Implementation of a Data Informed Decision-Making Program, Kristan D. Parman (Dissertation)

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Genes Affecting the Repair and Survival of Escherichia coli Following Psoralen-Induced Damage: a DNA Interstrand Crosslinking Agent, Anthonige Vidya Perera (Thesis)

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Supervisor-Specific Outcomes of a Work-Family Intervention: Evidence from the Work, Family, & Health Study, MacKenna Laine Perry (Thesis)

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] To Mother, Sophia Pfaff-Shalmiyev (Closed Thesis)

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Exploring the Developmental Dynamics of Motivational Resilience Over the Transition to Middle School, Jennifer Rose Pitzer (Dissertation)

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Upper Body Posture and Pain in Division I Female Volleyball and Softball Athletes, Brittany M. Plunkett Castilla (Thesis)

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Gifted Black and Biracial Students at a Predominantly White Gifted School, Clair Elizabeth Pople (Dissertation)

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The Right to Dream: Assessing the Spatiality of a Homeless Rest Site in Portland, Oregon, Stephen Przybylinski (Thesis)

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Climate Change Assessment in Columbia River Basin (CRB) Using Copula Based on Coupling of Temperature and Precipitation, Yueyue Qin (Thesis)

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Transport of Heat Activated Persulfate and Its Application for In-situ Chemical Oxidation of Residual Trichloroethylene, Lauren Dekker Quig (Thesis)

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Desolation is Key: Essays, Heather Fae Quinn-Bork (Closed Thesis)

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Coyotes on the Web: Understanding Human-Coyote Interaction and Online Education Using Citizen Science, Zuriel Anne Rasmussen (Thesis)

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Intersections of Critical Systems Thinking and Community Based Participatory Research in Developing a Web Site for Autistic Adults, Dora Madeline Raymaker (Dissertation)

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School Culture and the Affective Learning Needs of Latino Long-term English Learners, Maureen Ray (Dissertation)

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The Biology of Eastern Kingbirds at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: Survival, Reproduction, and Testosterone Secretion, Lucas J. Redmond (Dissertation)

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The Forgotten Front: Gender, Labor, and Politics in Camas, Washington, and the Northwest Paper Industry, 1913-1918, Bradley Dale Richardson (Thesis)

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Supporting the Aging Workforce: The Impact of Psychosocial Workplace Characteristics on Employees' Work Ability, Jennifer Rae Rineer (Dissertation)

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The Horse Latitudes, Matthew Dean Robinson (Closed Thesis)

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Sensible Air to Air Heat Recovery Strategies in a Passive House, Santiago Martin Rodriguez-Anderson (Thesis)

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The Cognitive Development of Expertise in an ESL Teacher: A Case Study, Lyndsey Roos (Thesis)

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Study of Prestige and Resource Control Using Fish Remains from Cathlapotle, a Plankhouse Village on the Lower Columbia River, J. Shoshana Rosenberg (Thesis)

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Democratizing the City Through the Colonization of Public Space: A Case Study of Portland Food Not Bombs, Trent Adam Saari (Thesis)

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Identity and Investment in the Community ESL Classroom, Jennifer Marie Sacklin (Thesis)

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The Scales and Shapes of Queer Women's Geographies: Mapping Private, Public and Cyber Spaces in Portland, OR, Paola Renata Saldaña (Thesis)

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Assessing Unique Core Values with the Competing Values Framework: The CCVI Technique for Guiding Organizational Culture Change, Anthony John Santoriello (Dissertation)

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Focus on a STEM, Based in Place, Watershed Curriculum: A confluence of stormwater, humans, knowledge, attitudes, and skills, Lecia Molineux Schall (Thesis)

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Device, Method, and Algorithm to Assess Changes in Cardiac Output via Intracardiac Impedance Monitoring, Geoffrey Fredrick Schau (Thesis)

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Assessing the Impact of Restrictiveness and Placement Type on Transition-Related Outcomes for Youth With and Without Disabilities Aging Out of Foster Care, Jessica Danielle Schmidt (Dissertation)

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STEM Education in the Foreign Language Classroom with Special Attention to the L2 German Classroom, Sarah Danielle Schoettler (Thesis)

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Fathers Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Experiences of Work-Life Fit, Claudia Sellmaier (Dissertation)

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A Town on Fire: The Copperfield Affair of 1914, Daniel Joseph Shepard (Thesis)

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The Multilevel Effects of Supervisor Adaptability on Training Effectiveness and Employee Job Satisfaction, Joseph Alvin Sherwood (Thesis)

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Investigations of Larval Pacific Lamprey Entosphenus tridentatus Osmotic Stress Tolerance and Occurrence in a Tidally-Influenced Estuarine Stream, Gregory Shell Silver (Thesis)

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Caring for the Land, Serving People: Creating a Multicultural Forest Service in the Civil Rights Era, Donna Lynn Sinclair (Dissertation)

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Enzymatic Control of the Related Pathways of Fatty Acid and Undecylprodiginine Biosynthesis in Streptomyces coelicolor, Renu Singh (Dissertation)

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Investigations of the Air-Water Interface: A Structural Analysis of Metallic Surface Films and Aquatic Surface Films by Comparative Microscopy, Randall William Smith (Dissertation)

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Inspiring Action: Measuring the Effect of Motivational Frames on Social Movement Mobilization, Rebecca Louise Smith (Thesis)

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Leadership and Decision-Making Skills of High Poverty Elementary School Principals in an Era of Reduced Resources, Kevin Eugene Spooner (Dissertation)

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The Performance of Random Prototypes in Hierarchical Models of Vision, Kendall Lee Stewart (Thesis)

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A Necessary Introduction to the Peculiar: Stories, Robert Edward Sullivan (Closed Thesis)

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Rational Design of Materials for the Protection of Outdoor Metalworks, Natasja Alexandria Swartz (Dissertation)

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Combining Systems Methodologies to Reduce Allergen-Related Food Recalls, Jill Marie Sweney (Thesis)

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Transformational Leadership, Diversity, and Creativity at Work: A Moderated Mediation Model, Aisha Smith Taylor (Dissertation)

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Use of Role and Power in Parent-Teacher Relationships: Perceptions from the Parent Perspective, Sonja Taylor (Thesis)

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Tweakable Ciphers: Constructions and Applications, Robert Seth Terashima (Dissertation)

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Antimalarial Drug Discovery using Triazoles to Overcome Chloroquine Resistance, Elias Sibhatu Tesfaselassie (Thesis)

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Discursive Security: F.B.I. Stings and the Nature of Peace, Adam Testerman (Thesis)

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A Study of Microwave curing of Underfill using Open and Closed microwave ovens, Aditya Thakare (Thesis)

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Bicyclist Compliance at Signalized Intersections, Samson Ray Riley Thompson (Thesis)

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The Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Photoelectrochemical Properties of FeS(2) Photoanodes, Qi Tong (Dissertation)

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Reversible Circuits Synthesis Based on EXOR-sum of Products of EXOR-sums, Linh Hoang Tran (Dissertation)

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Jews, Sports, Gender, and the Rose City : An Analysis of Jewish Involvement with Athletics in Portland, Oregon, 1900-1940, Kelli Ann Tusow (Thesis)

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Pseudocapacitors for Energy Storage, Anuradha Venkataraman (Thesis)

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Check-In Frequency with Friends on Location-Based Social Networks: A Look at Homophily and Relational Closeness, Jacqueline H. Vo (Thesis)

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Developmental Mechanisms that Support Genome Stability and Embryonic Survival in Stress-tolerant Embryos of the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Josiah Tad Wagner (Dissertation)

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Investigating the Impact of Sibling Foster Care on Placement Stability, Jeffrey David Waid (Dissertation)

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Therapy and the Nontraditional Transgender Narrative, Dylan Ellingson Waller (Thesis)

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Spectroscopy, NMR, and Electrochemistry Studies of Protonated Aminophenyl/Pyridyl Porphyrins and Their Application in Hydrogen Evolution, Chenyi Wang (Dissertation)

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Facile Methods for the Analysis of Lysophosphatidic Acids in Human Plasma, Jialu Wang (Dissertation)

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Hydrogeologic Investigation of a Pumice Aquifer, Fremont/Winema National Forest, Oregon, Jonathan Michael Weatherford (Thesis)

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Engineering Professional Development: Elementary Teachers' Self-efficacy and Sources of Self-efficacy, Donna Louise Webb (Dissertation)

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Insights into the Mental Imagery and Gestural Awareness of Representational Gestures Produced in Everyday Talk: An Exploratory Study of Using Participants' Comments as Data, Sue M. Wendel (Thesis)

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Crash Course: The Decisions That Brought Down United Flight 173, Julie Doran Whipple (Closed Thesis)

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Defining the Terroir of the Columbia Gorge Wine Region, Oregon and Washington, USA Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Hilary Whitney (Thesis)

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Scalable Equivalence Checking for Behavioral Synthesis, Zhenkun Yang (Dissertation)