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Theses from 2019

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Conformity and Cognitive Load in an Asch-Like Paradigm Study, Kaylee Baker

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Updating the Revised Facts on Suicide Quiz: A Replication Study with an Expansion, Emily Bergan

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The Golden Rush to the Golden State: An Analysis of the Development of California, 1845-1960, Garrett Broberg

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Unapologetically Woman, Dominique Donald

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Impact of Varying Saccharide Compounds as Nutrient Sources on Yeast Morphology and Cellulose Production in Kombucha Culture, Vadim Gaynaliy

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Understanding the Purges, Timothy George Grishkevich

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Fragments: A Memoir, Mary Ellen Gross

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CD47 Blockade Enhances Macrophage Efferocytosis Via a Process Requiring Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor-Related Protein 1, Richard Anthony Maldonado

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In Cold July, Josey Noah Meats

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A Cynical Enterprise: US-Iraq Relations, Oil, and the Struggle for the Persian Gulf, Alexander Alamovich Navruzov

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New Media, New Networks, and the American Mind: The Television Revolution of the 21st Century, Natalie Nicholl

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I Told God My Plans . . . A Research Memoir on Shame Associated with Academic Failure, Liana Elspeth Parks

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Steel Monsters: Soviet Tank Development during the Second World War, Jeremy Paugh

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Reliability of Chronically Recorded Visually Evoked Potentials in Awake Mouse Visual Cortex: Effect of Restraint Habituation, McKenna D. Stocker

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The Development of a Low-Cost Air Quality Sensor Array for Mobile Platforms, Justin Taylor

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(for)Closure, Chelsea Nicole Vincenzi

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Knight Light: Body G, Alena Willbur

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Appreciating Every Generation: An exploration of Intergenerational Ministry and its effect on faith formation, Megan Zika

Theses from 2018

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Insecticides and Invertebrate Neurophysiology: Testing the Efficacy of Caffeine as an Insecticide, Anastasiya Ananenka

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Exploring the Associations between Instagram Use and Depressive Symptoms: A Replication with Extension, Jasmine Bruner

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Sense of Agency and the Exhibition of Prosocial Behaviors, Tyler John Charlton

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Analysis of NOx Levels in Ambient Air Using Passive Sampling, Cole Crosby

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Measuring Visual Acuity in Awake Mice Using Visually Evoked Potentials (VEPs), Emanuel Drutu

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Coaching Behavior and the Development of Social Physique Anxiety, Tara Fishback

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Warm Hands & Drinking Chocolate, Jalyn Gilmore

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Independent Association of Sudden Cardiac Death and the Tpeak-Tend Interval on Vectorcardiogram, Ryan Richard Gonzales

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Where to Next? Undergraduate Uncertainty Regarding Life After College, Emily Goodson

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The Water, the Words, and a Little Bit More: An In-Depth Look at Christian and Mormon Baptism for the Purpose of Pastoral Care, Colby Charles Howell

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The Originalist Reaction: The Rise Of Constitutional Originalism As A Response To Rapid Social Change In The US, Katherine Kottkamp

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Poly-Victimization and Delinquency Behaviors: Consequences of Childhood Trauma, Christa Noel McCutchen

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City of Roses: Sexual Exploitation in Portland, Oregon, Olivia Meyer

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Perception of One’s Circumstances as it Relates to Satisfaction with One’s Life, Gerhett Moser

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The Rise of Mass Incarceration and the Private Prison Industry: 1970s-Present, Timothy Munoz

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I, Stephen, Stephen Kurtz Newhall

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Antibacterial Activity of Colgate Total Toothpaste Against Common Mouth Bacteria, Dalen Richardson

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Effects of Exercise on Anger and Aggressive Tendencies, Abigail Elizabeth Schultz

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Digital Design and Fabrication of an Atmospheric Aerosol Impactor Using a Formlabs Form 2 SLA 3D Printer, Stefan Vincent

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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Extinction Breeds Innovation: A History of the Oregon Zoo, Anna Doty

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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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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