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Theses from 2017

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The Forest, the Cake, and Glow-in-the-Dark Mushrooms: Stories About Life, Haley Bucher

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Intentional Christian Community in Portland, Annie Duarte

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How Shipbuilding was the Blessing and the Curse of Sunderland, Billy Thomas Fleury

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The Use of Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Predict Thymine Dimer Formation in Histone Bound DNA, Emily Ann Brune Heinsen

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Antimicrobial Activities of Tea-Derived Flavonoids Against Skin Staphylococci, Ahyun Hong

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Causes of Polarization in the American Political System, 1980s to the Present, Ethan Logan Livermore

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UV Irradiation of Thymine Molecules and Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry, Kelsey Elaine Mauk

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Surgical Skill and Video Games: A Meta-Analytic Review, Tyler Anthony Menzies

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How Do We Participate in Conversion?, Jordan Lorenn Merrifield

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An Anthology of Spilled Milk, Emily Ponce

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Savages, Randilee Sequeira Larson

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Effects of PH20 Hyaluronidase Inhibition In Vivo Following Cerebral White Matter Injury, Rachel E. Siltman

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dad's whiskey, David Charles Swan

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The United States Immigration Process: The Current Political Environment and its Repercussions for Syrian Refugees, Lacretia Annette Taber

Theses from 2016

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Spirited Away, Ashley Aczon

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Rae, Raeann Elan Bauer

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X-Ray Crystallographic Analysis of Uncharacterized Bacillus cereus Protein Reveals Nucleotide Binding, Sara Duncan

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Compassion Fatigue: A Study of Empathy, Burnout, and Religiosity in Undergraduate Student Populations, Daniel Ryan Harris

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Optical Properties of Secondary Organic Aerosols, Felisha Imholt

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Endurance Running in the United States: A History of the 20th and Early 21st Century, Luke Francis Ponnet

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The Impact of Alcohol Consumption on Sleep Onset and REM Latency: A Meta-Analytic Study, Hannah Lane Smith

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Lutheranism Today within a Throw-Away Society: A Battle between Personal and Community Loyalty to the Christian Faith, Eric van Devender

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Slipcover[ed], Hana Marie Whisman

Theses from 2015

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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Religious Belief and its Origins in Hominid Evolution, Patrick Allred

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Neil Goldschmidt: A Case Study Analysis of Local Politics, Taylor Nicole Bair

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The Plaque and Public Health, Amy Jean Brenner

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Speakers of English: A Comparative Study of Language Accents and Perception, Benjamin Crane

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Bilingualism and Personality Shifts: A Study of Vietnamese-English Bilinguals, An H. Dang

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The Connection between Societal Influences and the Prevalence of Serial Killers: Across Time and Culture, Kayla Elizabeth Driessner

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Pathways of Anticoagulation in a Mouse Model of Heart Failure, Alicia Ann Hayes

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Comparative Efficiacy of Three Treatment Modalities for Juvenile Sexual Offenders: A Meta-Analysis, Tiffany Nicole Keeton

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Competing Commemorations of the Vietnam War: Voices of First- and Second-Generation Vietnamese in the United States and Vietnam, Chau-Anh Xuan Nguyen

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NMR Kinetics of the Diels-Alder Reactions of 9-Substituted Anthracenes: Development of an Organic Chemistry Lab Experience, Kira Oyama

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The Lost Girls, Kayla Elaine Suvak

Theses from 2014

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The Influence of Hip-Hop on Perceptions of Authority, Keegan Baurer

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Skewed Theologies and Spoiled Prophets: Eight Short Stories by Flannery O'Connor, Alejandra Chavez

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Retention of Students at Oregon Colleges: A Comparison with Students from Hawai'i, Alana Hu

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From Parzival to Percival: A Study of the Development of Sir Percival and his Role as the Grail Hero, Regina Maag

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The Effect of Plants on College Freshmen Stress Levels, Nature Relatedness, and Attention Capacity, Miriam McCauley

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The Effects of Abuse on Adult Attachment Styles: A Persuasive Literature Review, Sophia Rebecca Nainan

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The Use of Molecular Dynamics to Predict the Stability of Squaraine Rotaxanes, Ruth Aimee Nelson

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Representations of Women Through the Image of the Witch in American Popular Culture, Caitlyn Percell

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Antimicrobial Properties of Green and Black Tea and Kombucha, Maria S. Polozova

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The Inhibition of Human Deoxycytidine Kinase Mutants by Deoxycytidine Triphosphate, Loriann Noelle Reese

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Determining the Optical Properties of Secondary Organic Aerosols using UV-Vis Spectroscopy, Vanessa Selimovic

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The Flawed Stratagem in the Fertile Crescent: The Fiasco of the War in Iraq & Its Implications for American Foreign Policy, Akashdeep Singh

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The Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Psychological Well-being, Ashlyn Skogsberg

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When an Emperor Meets a Sleeping Giant: How the United States helped unravel radicalized Shinto, Noah Edward Thomas

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Chloroquine and its Effects on K562 Cells, Sarah Elizabeth Thornton

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The School of the Americas; Foreign Policy in Latin America, Edgar Vazquez

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Benefits of Psychology in Legal Education and Career, Auburn Raquell Wise

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America's Grand Experiment: US Politics and the Creation of American Election Campaigns, 1790-1830, Julia Zellie

Theses from 2013

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How Prohibition Affected America, John Edward Dalton

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What Goes in your Tummy Should be Yummy, Ellen Catherine Dexter

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A Heart Unpacked: Coming to terms With a Reconstructed Life, Jamie Dugas

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Therapy Options Available for Family Members of Individuals with Alcoholism, Brenda Fasse

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The Journey from Mexico’s Far North to America’s Southwest: Hispanics in the American Southwest 1850 - 1910, Andrew Figueroa Jr

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The Yeast Mating Scaffold Ste5 Exhibits Evolutionary Specialization, Jonathan Alex Flores

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Larger Than Life: The Making of the Reagan Legend, David Stanley Jaynes

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Effect of Glycerol as a Crowding Agent on Lysis Solubility of Putative Toxin BC 2332 Found in Bacillus Cereus, Jeremiah Jensen

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Mythopoeia, David LaFore

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Faery Bones and Other Poems: Gracie's Story, Ciara Lyn Laing

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The Perfect Heroine, The Selfish Nymph, and the Two Sisters Who Wrote Them, Monica Hruby Logan

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Effects of Reality Television on Perceptions of Violence and Sexual Undertones, Kathryn Amber Neeck

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Predicted Deleterious Missense Mutations and Their Contributions to the Threshold Hypothesis in the Non-Down Syndrome AVSD Population, Robyn Neimann

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Discerning Shakespeare Through the Succession Crisis, Robert Lee Perkinson

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A View from the Other Side: Russia, China, and the Vietnam War, Daniel Pershall

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At the End of the World: An Exploration of World War I and the Poetry that Witnessed It, Indigo Recker

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Vitelline Artery Ligation as an Experimental Method for Manipulating Hemodynamics in the Early Embryonic Chick Heart, Victoria Marie Talbutt

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The Sexual Harassment of Men and Women A Comparative Study of Gender Differences, Jennifer Whitney

Theses from 2012

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Famous Potatoes: the Impact of Potatoes on the History of the World, Marika R. Adams

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First Sexual Encounter: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Adolescent Behaviors in Austria and America, Kailey Michelle Anderson

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Uniting the Grassroots: Defining the New Monastic Movement, Geoffrey Franklin Balke

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The Early Church and Care for the Destitute Sick: Theology in Thought and Action in the First Through Fourth Centuries, Laurin C. Becker

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Converging Patterns: Similar Voting Behavior Between Neo-Nazis and Neoconservatives, Samuel Belisle

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The Narrative Movement: Rethinking Biblical Exegesis, Jonathan Richard Durkopp

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So the Nazis Won't Know We Were Here, Dylan Evanston

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Tea: A Way of Intentionality for Faith, Michael William Kuhn

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A Correlational Analysis on Materialism, Life Satisfaction, and Self-Esteem Among Undergraduates, Zackary Madison

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Shepherd-Kings, Waverly Ann Peterson

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Organic Honeybush Tea and Other Stories, April Powers

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A Word-Person Talks Body Language: Nonverbal Communication in Society, Bethany P. Quesnell

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Defending the Gothic Theme of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Emily Jean Scroggs

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The Effects of Companion Animals and the Benefit which Ensues: Animals Helping Human Happiness, Kelsey Marie Silva

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Isabetta Gallo’s Diary, Danielle Rose Taylor

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The Apocatastasis: The Hope that All Will Be Restored in Christ, Douglas Vitro

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The Aftermath of Job; The Viewpoint of the Replacements, Jeriann Watkins

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Prognostic Significance of FLT3 and NPM1 Mutations in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Breanna Wentz

Theses from 2011

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The Space Race and the Cold War, 1945-1969, Cassandra Carver

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Beervana: A Conversation with the Enlightened: How the Craft Brewing Industry of Portland Catalyzed a Culture, Daniel Charuhas

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Life is a Gift: An Analysis of the Death Penalty and Human Rights in the Developing World, Erika A. Doremus

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Removal of the Histidine Purification Tag of Putative Toxin Protein BC_2332 found in Bacillus Cereus, Related to Bacillus Anthracis, via Proteolytic Cleavage, Joanna Fridlund

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Effects of Educational Background on Clothing Selection, Personal Appearance, and Perceived Physical Attractiveness, Dusti A. Garrison

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Disarmed Japan: Article 9 and the Self-Defense Forces, David Gerkman

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Development of a Novel GC/MS Method for the Detection of Nicotinamide and Activity of ADP-Ribosylating Toxins, Lindsay Lermo

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Tidal Pull, Chantelle Meyer

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Charnel Bonds, Benjamin Jacob Miller

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The Chicana Struggle, Tracy Miskovich

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Alcoholics Anonymous Construed Through Positive Psychology, Sara I. Newberry

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The Effect of Maternal Low Protein Diet on Rat Renal Organic Anion Transporter 1, Jacob Pearson