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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Efficient Capture of CO2 and Its Selective Reduction to Formic Acid Using Tin-Based Nanomaterials, Emmanuel Oluwaseun Abdul (Dissertation)

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Effects of Pore-Forming Peptides (Melittin and Magainin 2) on the Phospholipid Bilayer Interior, Elmukhtar Ehmed Alhatmi (Dissertation)

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A Biomimetic Model for Oxidative Metabolism of Thiopurine Drugs, Oluyemi Oludare Alo (Dissertation)

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Characterization of High Mobility Channels for Use in Quantum Computing Devices, Payam Amin (Dissertation)

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Heat, Wildfire and Energy Demand: An Examination of Residential Buildings and Community Equity, Chrissi Argyro Antonopoulos (Dissertation)

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Measuring Morality in the 2020 US Presidential Election, Scott Edward Atkins (Thesis)

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Using Intrinsically-Typed Definitional Interpreters to Verify Compiler Optimizations in a Monadic Intermediate Language, Dani Barrack (Thesis)

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Speciation of Diaryliodonium Salts in Solution and Their Reactivity Towards N-nucleophiles (Phthalimide and Amines) and O-nucleophiles (Phenols and Phenoxide), Souradeep Basu (Dissertation)

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Effects of Green Crab (Carcinus maenas) Across Variable Densities of Eelgrass (Zostera marina), Kimberly Alexis Brown (Thesis)

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An Automated Zoom Class Session Analysis Tool to Improve Education, Jack Arlo Cannon II (Thesis)

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Improvement Science: Improving Employee Engagement, Ryan S. Carpenter (Dissertation)

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The New Shiny Penny? Regenerative Agriculture Beliefs and Practices Among Portland's Urban Agriculturalists, Melia Ann Chase (Thesis)

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Temperature and Predator Effects on Green Crabs (Carcinus maenas) and Their Distribution in South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, Elissa Connolly-Randazzo (Thesis)

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Winter Tale, Kari Davidson (Closed Thesis)

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The Haunted Refuge Trilogy, Mark Devendorf (Closed Thesis)

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Mass Capacity Analysis of Stormwater Control Measures Using Synthetic Stormwater With Silica, Organic and Hydrocarbon Constituents, Craig Michael Fairbaugh (Thesis)

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Aerosolization of Catalytic RNA for Prebiotic Transport and In Situ Reactivity, Brennan Roland Farrell (Thesis)

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Stratigraphic and Geochemical Evaluation of Distal Flows of the Columbia River Flood Basalts in the Greater Vale Area, Southeastern Oregon, Lena Marie Fox (Thesis)

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Immigration Federalism in the United States: Constructing a Contemporary Institutional Framework Centered on Local Communities Through a Case Study Approach, Sara Kuehlhorn Friedman (Dissertation)

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Examining the Role of Social Support and Neighborhood Deprivation in the Relationship Between Multiple ACEs and Health Risk Behaviors, Marin L. Henderson-Posther (Dissertation)

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The Comb, Rosanna Beth Nafziger Henderson (Closed Thesis)

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Helminths of Thomomys Species (Rodentia: Geomyidae) of Oregon, Malorri Rene Hughes (Dissertation)

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Eating Real Mexican: Identity, Authenticity, Americanization, Health, and Food Culture in the United States After 1900, Alexandra H. Ibarra (Thesis)

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Inverse Modeling of Atmospheric CH4 and δ13C-CH4 Measurements from Surface Observation Sites to Understand Trends in Global Methane Emissions Over More Than Three Decades, Sayantani Karmakar (Thesis)

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Materials and Methodologies for Spectroscopic and Optical Analytical Applications in Cultural Heritage Conservation Science, Lyndsay Nichole Kissell (Dissertation)

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Intersections of Masculinity, Culturally Relevant Factors, and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration Among Asian American Men, Jason Zengo Kyler-Yano (Dissertation)

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Development of a Testing Station for Grid-Interactive Smart Inverter Systems, Yudong Lan (Thesis)

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Coming to Know the Local Environment: Children's Experiences in Rautamai Gaunpalika, Nepal, Elsie Nicole Love (Thesis)

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Linear Nearest Neighbor Flocks With All Distinct Agents, Robert G. Lyons (Dissertation)

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The Jane Stories, Katherine Elizabeth Mitchell (Closed Thesis)

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Seismic Performance Design Criteria of Existing Bridge Bent Plastic Hinge Region and Rapid Repair Measures of Earthquake Damaged Bridges Considering Future Resilience, A K M Golam Murtuz (Dissertation)

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Linking Conservation and Environmental Justice: Exploring Relationship-Building Between a Land Trust and Four Pacific Northwest Tribes, C. Noel Plemmons (Thesis)

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A Tale of Two-Hybrids: Investigating the Interactomes of Cullin-Associated Proteins, Elyse Reitter (Thesis)

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Random Lasing in Nano-Crystalline Zinc-Oxide Films, Benito Reynaldo Resendiz (Thesis)

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Dog Music, or, An Invitation to a Haunting, Andrew Joseph Richman (Closed Thesis)

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Geographies of Urban Unsafety: Homeless Women, Mental Maps, and Isolation, Jan Radle Roberson (Dissertation)

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The Fig King of Fresno: The Botanical Heist That Reshaped California's Landscape, Jacob Walz Roberts (Closed Thesis)

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You Will Be Loved: a Mixtape, Ariana M. Rosales (Thesis)

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The Impact of New Light Rail Service on Employment Growth in Portland, Oregon, Lahar Santra (Thesis)

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Hesitant Claim to Life, Brent Shenton (Closed Thesis)

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Words Matter: A Linguistic Analysis of Cluniac Views on the Use and Abuse of Violent Force, Amanda K. Swinford (Thesis)

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Spatial and Seasonal Variations of Microplastic Concentrations in Portland's Freshwater Ecosystems, Rebecca Talbot (Thesis)

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More Than Words: Articulating the Multisensory Experiences of Protected Area Visitors in Southern Nevada, Sara Nicole Temme (Thesis)

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Robust Design Methodologies Under Performance Variations for More Than Moore Technologies: CNFETs & 3DICs, Satya Keerthi Vendra (Dissertation)

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Le Gout Qui Reste: Cultural Identity and Belonging in Ook Chung's Kimchi, Taurean James Weber-Laurencio (Thesis)

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Maturity Model for Customer-Centric Approach in Enterprise: The Case of E-commerce and Online Retail Industry, Soheil Zarrin (Dissertation)

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Adoption and Use of E-Grocery Shopping in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Transport Systems and Beyond, Gabriella Abou-Zeid (Thesis)

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Improved Predictive Modeling Techniques for Non-Linear Solder Material Behavior, Arman Millian Ahari (Thesis)

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The Effect of Viscosity on The Puddle Dynamics in Low Gravity Environment, Taif Hamed Saleh Al Juboori (Dissertation)

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The Longitudinal Effects of a Family and Sleep Supportive Intervention on Service Member Anger and Resilience, Shalene Joyce Allen (Thesis)

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Power Distribution System Tools for Analyzing Impacts of Projected Electric Vehicle Load Growth Using GridLab-D, Shahad Alomani (Thesis)

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Nature-Based Solutions in Environmental Planning: Ecosystem-Based Adaptations, Green Infrastructures, and Ecosystem Services to Promote Diversity in Urban Landscapes, Lorena Alves Carvalho Nascimento (Dissertation)

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Assessment of the Blockchain Technology Adoption for the Management of the Electronic Health Record Systems, Saeed Mohammed Alzahrani (Dissertation)

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Walking as a Way of Knowing: An Autoethnography of Embodied Inquiry, Lauriel-Arwen Amoroso (Dissertation)

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Online Activism and Real Life Environmentalism, Emily Grace Anderson (Thesis)

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Improving Bicycle Crossings at Unsignalized Intersections through Pavement Markings: Analysis of the City of Portland Innovative Strategy, Frank Boateng Appiah (Thesis)

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Steady-State Transmembrane Water Exchange in Proliferating Cultures of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Joseph O'Malley Armstrong (Dissertation)

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Community College Geoscience Faculty Perspectives on Critical Thinking Instructional Tools, Mariela Salas Bao (Dissertation)

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Investigations into Size and Surface Control of Silicon Nanocrystals for Improved Optical Properties, James Donald Barnes (Dissertation)

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Information Security Maturity Model for Healthcare Organizations in the United States, Bridget Joan Barnes Page (Dissertation)

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Creativity in Science, Engineering, and the Arts: A Study of Undergraduate Students' Perceptions, Dildora F. Beaulieu (Dissertation)

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The Perceptions of Rural Teachers Engaged in Environmental Education Professional Development Workshops: A Case Study of the Alder Creek Community Forest and the Story of Your Place, Bryan R. Benz (Dissertation)

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Drug Conviction and Employment Restriction: Experiences of Employees with Drug-Related Criminal Histories, Liana Bernard (Thesis)

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Opportunities and Challenges in the Collection and Use of Socio-Spatial Data in National Forest Planning, Diane Trechsel Besser (Dissertation)

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Mitonuclear Mismatch is Associated with Increased Male Frequency, Outcrossing, and Male Sperm Size in Experimentally-Evolved C. elegans, Brent William Bever (Thesis)

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Identifying the Cost of Preventable Chronic Disease in Prison: Can Illness Prevention of Adults in Custody Save Money?, Molly Bineham (Thesis)

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Rhyolite Stratigraphy Along Succor Creek: Insights into the Eruptive History of the Three Fingers and Mahogany Mountain Volcanic Field, Cassandra Caryl Black (Thesis)

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Graphite Sun, Lucie Anne Bonvalet (Closed Thesis)

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Sustaining Boys' Motivation Over the Transition to Middle School: Can Interpersonal Resources Protect Boys from Engagement Declines Across Sixth Grade?, Brandy Anne Brennan (Thesis)

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Songs From the Wasteland, Nitya Prem Brorson (Closed Thesis)

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What Does it Mean to be Deaf? Changing Meanings of Deafness, Communication Technology, and Beliefs about Normality in the US, Kathryn Elizabeth Burrows (Dissertation)

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Post-Fire Tree Mortality and Regeneration Patterns as Proxies of Conifer Forest Resilience, Sebastian Upton Busby (Dissertation)

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Oregon's Racial Purity Regime: The Influence of International Scientific Racism on Law Enforcement, Legislation, Public Health, and Incarceration in Portland, Oregon During the Victorian and Progressive Eras (1851-1917), Katherine N. Bush (Thesis)

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A Multiplicity of Journeys: STEM Education Ecosystems as Sources of Cultural Sustenance, Christopher Louis Beauprey Cardiel (Dissertation)

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Mid-Miocene Icelandites of Eastern Oregon: Petrogenesis and Magmatic Lineage to Main-Phase CRBG with Constraints on Storage Sites, Melissa Aileen Carley (Thesis)

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Efficient Neuromorphic Algorithms for Gamma-Ray Spectrum Denoising and Radionuclide Identification, Merlin Phillip Carson (Thesis)

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Developing an Archaeologically Literate Citizenry Through Public Archaeology: Assessing Archaeology Websites, Lisa Marie Catto (Thesis)

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A Method for Comparative Analysis of Trusted Execution Environments, Stephano Cetola (Thesis)

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Perceived Value of Technology Product Features by Crowdfunding Backers: The Case of 3D Printing Technology on Kickstarter Platform, Nina Chaichi (Dissertation)

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Testing Functional Variation in Thermal Properties for Antarctic Mosses, Andrew Forrest Clements (Thesis)

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Affecting Absenteeism Through School-Based Health Services Delivery: A Configurational Comparative Methods Study of Oregon's Public Secondary Schools, Kelly Elizabeth Coates (Dissertation)

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Multi-scale Environmental Conditions Associated with Shade-Tolerant Conifer Regeneration in Forest Park, Portland, Oregon, Matthew Cook (Thesis)

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Urban Lakes: Ecosystem Services and Management, Laura Costadone (Dissertation)

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Using Quantitative Stereology on High Resolution SEM Images to Estimate Diatom Percentages, Ariadna Covarrubias Ornelas (Thesis)

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A Collaborative Approach to Cultural Resource Risk Assessment, Preservation, and Prioritization: A Case Study from Sauvie Island, Oregon, Phillip James Daily (Thesis)

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Determinant Factors of Bicyclist Injury Severity at Signalized and Unsignalized Intersections, Apy Das (Thesis)

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Connecting Environment and Phenotype: Deciphering Mechanisms of Diapause Entry and Exit in the Annual Killifish Austrofundulus limnaeus, Erin Monica Davis (Thesis)

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Mechanisms of Substrate Recognition by the Cul3-based E3 Ligase, Katia Graziella de Oliveira Rebola (Dissertation)

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Distribution and Characterization of Rhyolites of the Strawberry Volcanics -- Evolution of a Major Rhyolite Field Associated with Columbia River Basalt Magmatism, Eastern Oregon, USA, Chanel Leigh Dvorak (Thesis)

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Antipsychotic Medication Administration in Oregon Assisted Living/Residential Care Settings: Analyzing an Action Situation, Sarah Dys (Dissertation)

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Values of Young Adults in an Increasingly Secular World, Joseph Daniel Eichenlaub (Thesis)

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Major Controls on Diagenesis in the Martin Bridge Formation: Wallowa Mountains, Oregon, Jane Lyra Eisenberg (Thesis)

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Storing Intermediate Results in Space and Time: SQL Graphs and Block Referencing, Basem Ibrahim Elazzabi (Dissertation)

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Neoliberalism, Civic Identity, and Resistance: An Ethnographic Case Study of a Community Development Organization, Erin Layne Elliott (Dissertation)

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Gas Stations and the Wealth Divide: Analyzing Spatial Correlations Between Wealth and Fuel Branding, Jean-Carl Ende (Thesis)

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Complex Fluid Dynamics: Chemo-Hydrodynamics Driven by Autocatalytic Reaction Fronts, Matthew Walter Eskew (Thesis)

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Thermodynamics of Ligand Binding and Global Structural Stability of Human Serum Albumin, Matthew Walter Eskew (Dissertation)

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Creating Systems of Shared Accountability for Early Leaver Students: Perspectives of Principals, Lorna Kay Fast Buffalo Horse (Dissertation)

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Fixed Bottom Wind Turbine Wave-Wake Interaction, Ondrej Fercak (Thesis)

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Serfs, Excluded or Governed by The State? Serfdom in Russia, an Historiographical Analysis, Jason Robert Edward Ferguson (Thesis)