Commencement 2002

Class of 2002

Graduating seniors are listed alphabetically under each of Reed's five academic divisions, followed by interdisciplinary majors and master's graduates. The listing includes the academic department in which the student majored, followed by the title of the student's senior thesis or degree paper.

Arts title
Gregory Alan Borenstein
Art
It?s Not Just Academic: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Marketing of Genre

Nathaniel Meyers Bullis
Art
Perspectives on the Parergonal

David John Coddington
Art
Musical Painting: (Har)melodics, Polyphonics, and Tectonics

Sarah Katharine Dennis
Art
Learning from Leonardo: Marcel Duchamp as Identity Engineer

Eric Nels Estlund
Art
An Exploration of Tool Forms

James Gordon Galaty
Music
Stravinsky: The Rhythmic Innovator

Caleb Orion Jacobs-Smith
Theatre
The Green-Eyed Monster: Exploring the Techniques of Acting Shakespeare

Erika Alexis Johnson
Art
Identity, Tradition, and Authorship: The Artistic Posturing and Positioning of Gustave Courbet

Alon Karniel
Art
Seaming an Ethics of Abstraction

Katherine Montrachet Kooistra
Art
William Blake as an Illustrator: Designs to ?Dante?s Inferno?

Kai Peter Martin
Art
Pushing at the Edges: Spatial Narrative Paintings Inspired by Hopper?s ?Night Windows? and Lynch?s ?Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me?

Paul Gene Miller
Theatre
Foul Wells: The Anti-hero in American Musical Theater

Rebecca M. Morgan
Art
Bodies on the Ceiling

Karl Nathan Nelson
Art
A Visual Artist?s Delight: An Abstract Video Composed in Hip-Hop Aesthetics

Jennifer Lauren Smith
Art
Falling into Holes

Choul Rei Wou
Art
Six Pieces from the MiddleHistory and Social Sciences

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History and Social Sciences
Paige Ann Alderete
Political Science
The Public Schools Accountability Act of 1999: A Threat to Well-Rounded Education

Steven Floyd Anderson
Economics
Market Solutions to State Inefficiencies: The Case of Basic Telecommunications in Latin America

Joanna Clare Arkema
History
Confessions of the Colonized: Manuals of Confession in Colonial Mexico, 1523 to 1634

William Worth Benton
Anthropology
Headed to a Home: Bedouin Groups and the
Performance of Change

Andrew Daniel Berns
History
The Persistence of Russophobia and the Invention of Russophilia: Representations of Russia in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century England

Erik Michael Blumenthal
Political Science
Not Party to the Contract: Membership and Alien?s Rights

Jay Stephen Bodzin
Political Science
Vouchers, School Choice, and Education Policy Reform

Catherine Ann Booth
History
American Automobile Streamlining and Commodified Aesthetic-Technological ?Progress? during the Great Depression

Christian Roland Buss
Economics
Enrollment Yield at Selective Liberal-Arts Colleges

James Diamond Cohen
History
New England Evangelical Ministers and the American Colonization Society in the Early Nineteenth Century

Christopher James Cone
Sociology
The Blame Game: Racial Attitude Formation Regarding Black Poverty

William Tolbert Cremer
History
Childhood in Post-War Germany 1945?1955

Kathleen Ann Cullinan
Political Science
Prison Rape, Justice, and Politics

Torri Francesca Eubanks
Anthropology
Indian Cinema: An Analysis of Modernization and Cultural Identity

Gordon Rudolph Feighner
Economics
To Bank or Not to Bank: A Feasibility Analysis of Establishing Salmon Habitat Banking Programs in the Portland Metro Area

Ivor Joseph Ford
History
?Summons to Greatness?: Nixon and the Middle East

Angharad Alice Glidden
History
Abolitionists and Feminists: The Emergence and Development of Nineteenth-Century Women?s Rights through Association with Abolitionism, 1830?1870

Sara Mayhew Gray
History
Always a Happy Ending: Escapism in Depression-Era Motion Pictures

Penny Fay Gruener
History
Power, 1960?1966: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Transition to Black

Samuel Hastings Gustin
Political Science
Realism, American Foreign Policy, and 9/11

Iven Millard Hauptman
History
?What Must I Do To Be Saved?? Lorenzo Dow, Methodism, and The Second Great Awakening

Alice Huyler
Economics
Explaining the Difference between Women?s and Men?s Unemployment Rates: Evidence from 11 OECD Countries

Lin Johnson
Economics
Reconsidering Gender and Investment in the Intrahousehold Decision-Making Process

William Isaac Northrup Johnson
Anthropology
Change in the Modes of Production and Social Forms in the Aleutian Chain from Contact with Russia to ANSCA

Scott Robert Jones
Sociology
Alternative Work, Partial Returns

Eric William Kaplan
History
Cold War Policy and Public Opinion in the United States: A Comparative Analysis of the Cuban and Nicaraguan Revolutions

Rob Kelley
Sociology
Corporate Interests in the Corporate Newspaper

Neil Daniel Lancefield
Economics
An Economic Analysis of Converting Claritin to Over-the-Counter Status

Meredith Nicole Larson
History
Reading Gender between the Parenthesis: Identity and Ideology in the Fascist Nationalizing Project

Amanda Stokes Lucier
Political Science
Regeneration through Rhetoric: Fredrick Jackson Turner, Richmond Mayo-Smith, Horace Kallen, and the Telling of the Frontier Myth

Laura Michelle Mangels
Sociology
A Quantitative Approach to Gangs: Social Disorganization and Ethnic Competition

Morgan Daniel Miles
Political Science
Representing the Frontier States: from the Pacific Northwest to Washington, D.C.

Davin O?Regan
History
The End of Neutrality: Woodrow Wilson and World War

George Willis Pack
Political Science
A Comparative Study of Extraditionary Methods Used in Internal Justice

Armand Matthew Perry
History
U.S. Policy Toward South Africa, 1969?1981

Miriam Katherine Posner
History
How They Looked: Women, Movie Stars, and Mass Culture in Depression-era America

Matthew Jay Powers
History
The Cult of Gustavus Adolphus

Shimon David Prohow
History
Answering the New Vérole: An Examination of the French Response to AIDS as a Social Disease

David Bruce Rankin
Economics
Kuznets Was Here Distributing Education

Tyler James Reynolds
History
The Moral Dimension of Economic Life: Thomas Paine?s Republican Political Economy, 1775?1796

Miriam Esther Elizabeth Rigby
Anthropology
Sex, Death, and Oral Traditions: A Study of Myth Analysis and Tiwi Mythology

Synthia-Rose Lee Romano
Political Science
Alternatives to Managed Care: An Investigation of Cooperative Health Care

Andrew Joseph Rumbach
Political Science
The Rational Mob: Black Lynching as White Collective Action, 1860?1952

Muntasir Sattar
Political Science
Moderate Muslim Political Science: A Contradiction in Terms?

Jennifer Sirek-Love
Economics
Tax Policy and Investment in Industrial Combined Heat and Power

Jake Patrick Smith
History
Disparate Pasts, Alternate Futures: Intellectuals, Ideology, and the State in 20th-Century Japan

Erin J. Snyder
History
Making Americans: The Americanization Programs of the Commission of Immigration and Housing of California, 1913?1924

Luke A. Stanton
History
Jacobin Ideology and the Co-Opting of Symbolic Meaning in the French Revolution

Megan Leigh Starich
History
Centering the Periphery: The Politics, Economics, and Ideology of Japanese Expansion onto Hokkaido, 1590?1910

Eliot Deringer Thompson
Political Science
Felon Disenfranchisement: Crime, Punishment, and Racial Politics

Samuel Brennan Vigersky
History
Riots are Red: The Story of the 1919 Race Riot in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Eileen Wilson
Economics
A Perfect Ten: The Short Life of Alexander Hamilton and His Bank, 1757?1804 and 1790?1811

Scott Nickolas Woltze
Political Science
Carl Schmitt and Niccolo Machiavelli: Ways of Thinking About Reason of State

Katherine C. S. Woods-Eliot
History
Gender Ideology in Weimar Germany: Women in the Public and Private Spheres of Work and Politics

Nicholas Alexander Zagaria
History
The Twisted Road to Sarajevo: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, the Military, and the ?Black Hand? in Modern Serbia, 1804?1914


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Literature and Languages title
Elliot Hale Barlow
English
Merge

Paul Newcomb Bates
English
Mercy Street

Seth Adam Belber
Classics
Landscapes of Collapse: Genre, Masculinity, and Violence in the Landscapes of Ovid?s ?Little Aeneid?

Tasia Celeste Bernie
English
Seismology Stories

Russell Skye Birmingham
English
Problems of Writing and Existence in Two Comic Novels by Flann O?Brien

Rosa Carmen Blair
Spanish
Magical Realism and Gabriel García Márquez: Repositioning the Boundaries of Latin American Identity

Julie Ann Brown
English
The Private Project of E.M. Forester?s Fiction: Gender, Sexuality, and the Moorean Ideal

Christian Roland Buss
German
The Role of Expressionist Drama in Wilhelminian Society: Conflicts of Gender Representation

Anna Michelle Byer
Spanish
Griselda Gambaro?s ?Las paredes? and ?Información para extranjeros?: Recent Developments of the Argentine Grotesco Criollo and the Theatrical Representation of the Grotesque as Social Reality

Jennifer Anastasia Cameron
English
Tom Stoppard?s Metatheatre: The Play?s the Thing, but What Is the Real Thing?

Cathy Linh Che
English
Hair Poems: A Collection of Cuts and Ties

Evan Graham Clendenin
German
?Unruhiges Schweigen gegen die Telefonverwaltung?: Communication, Technology, and Freedom in the Works of Heinrich von Kleist and Franz Kafka

Alexander Robert Dickow
French
Le Poéme en Prose chez René Char et Max Jacob

Carolyn Marie Duncan
English
The Cultural Storm: Modernism and Mass Culture in Nathanael West?s ?Miss Lonelyhearts? and ?The Day of the Locust?

Melissa Yvonne Feineman
General Literature
And Regardless Where Home is, Home is Mine: The Quest for Circulation and Referentiality in French, Cuban, and American Hip Hop

Erin Elizabeth Forbes
English
The Roles of Skepticism: ?King Lear? and ?The Confidence-Man?

Emily Ruth Ford
German
The Function of Humor in George Tabori?s Holocaust Plays

Arwen Anne Franquez
Classics
The Social Function of Music in Fifth-Century Athens

David Bennett Garlock
English
Windows

Alison Patricia Gilman
Spanish
Re-Creating the Mirabal Sisters: The Presence of History, Remembering, and Female Development in Julia Alvarez?s ?In the Time of the Butterflies?

Daniel Evan Harris
Classics
The Spoken Path of Education: An Analysis of Platonic Discourse

Lin J. Hendler
English
The Lost Girls

Stuart Guy Hoisington
English
?Myths of Manhood?: Fight Club in the Pacific Northwest Literary Tradition

Andrew Neil Hoke
Classics
The Philosophical and Social Context of Iamblichean Theurgy

Yesica Hurtado
English
?Gammy Birds?: A Dialogue of Narrative and Nations between E. Annie Proulx?s ?Postcards? and ?The Shipping News?

Daniel D.V. Hutchins
English
Hunting for the Trace of Sublimity: A Critical Perspective on Joseph Conrad?s ?Heart of Darkness?

Heidi Kristin Janes
Chinese
Cosmological Models and Healing in the ?Huangdi Neijiing?

Kyle Patrick Johnson
Classics
Heroines, Reading, and Personhood in the ?Aithiopika?: Heliodorus? Response to the Romance Tradition

Alon Karniel
English
Mark Doty and the Experience of Loss

Anastasia Ioanna Kayiatos
Russian
Out of the Closet and into the Drawer: Anatomizing Evgenii Kharitonov?s Queer Corpus

Margaret Elizabeth Konkol
English
Poemical Revolution: How to (Re)Read: A Lesson Provided by Gertrude Stein

Peter Lin-Chen Koo
Classics
Cosmos and the Partisan in Lucan?s ?Bellum Civile?

Mark Lester Kudera
English
?Is the Object to Stay Human??: ?1984? as an Experiment with Humanism

Tamara S. Larson
English
Critical Engagement as an Answer to Postcolonial Paralysis in Salman Rushdie?s ?The Ground Beneath Her Feet?

Will Abraham Lasky
English
Cityscapes

Robin D. Loehrke
English
?Prescribing Corrective Lenses for Earthling Souls:? Representations of Identity in Kurt Vonnegut?s ?Mother Night? and ?Slaughterhouse-Five?

Francis Bernard Malec
Classics
The Images of Authority of the Emperor Domitian, AD 81?96

Claire Stafford McCabe
English
True Fiction: Myth, History, and Apocalyptic Discourse in Gabriel García Márquez?s ?One Hundred Years of Solitude?

Rebecca Leah Meredith
General Literature
Construction of Identity in ?Ironweed? and ?The Unbearable Lightness of Being?

Felipe Nicolas Muniz
English
War, Language, and Identity in William S. Burroughs?s ?The Place of Dead Roads?

Adan Negrete-Hendrie
Spanish
Rulfo, el Cacique en Limbo

Laura Muenzer Nilsson
General Literature
By the Rivers of Babylon: Borges?s Translation of Faulkner?s ?If I Forget Thee Jerusalem (The Wild Palms)?

Catherine Anne Peebles
English
Camera Obscura

Samia Shabnam Rahimtoola
English
Twain

Dylan Strider Rice-Leary
English
Where Exactly? An Analysis of C.S. Giscombe's ?Here?

Maisie Nicole Rubinstein
English
Transformations: Digression and Mimesis in the Novel

Sophia Lael Sapp
French
Literature of the Absurd: Human Activity as the Genesis of Meaning

Rebecca Lee Schneider
Classics
?In All Men?s Minds?: The Rise and Fall of the Library of Alexandria in Myth

Lisa Ellen Shaner
Spanish
Locating the Author: Mediating Popular Genres in Marcela Serrano?s ?Nuestra Señora de la Soledad?

Katherine Gibson Sharpe
English
A Novel History: Society, History, and the Individual in Rushdie?s ?Midnight?s Children?

Brett Ian Sills
English
To Be, Or Like, Not To Be: A Study of Shakespeare in Teen Film

Ryan Daniel Smith
English
Small Gods

Matthew John Sorg
English
?The Real Pleasure?: Aesthetics and Style in ?Velvet Goldmine?

Anna Danielle Stasch
French
Francis Ponge: Remotivating the Language of Nature

Margo Lillie Stern
Russian
Telling the Truth: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Eugenia Ginzburg, and the Representation of the Gulag

Jeremy Allan Tiedeman
English
Walt Whitman and Physical Mysticism: Taking Us Back to Eden

Nathan Neal Vonk
English
Narrative?s Gender: The Communication of Gender through Stream-of-Conscious Narration in Joyce?s ?Ulysses?

Leah Julianne Vornbrock
English
The Fields of Boaz

Rebecca Wirth
English
?The Message in the Bottle?: The Redemptive Vision of Faith in Walker Percy?s Fiction

Carly Ann Wray
English
Becoming Prospero: Art, Anxiety, and Authority in Peter Greenaway?s Prospero?s Books and Derek Jarman?s ?The Tempest?

Mara Shirin Zepeda
Russian
The Children?s Curse: The Influence and Reinterpretation of Rousseaus?s ?Emile? in the Childhood and Education of the Russian Superfluous Man


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Mathematics and Natural Sciencs title
Tyson Nikiyas Sunyata Aflalo
Physics
Conscious Inference: An Approach to Feynman?s (not so) Famous Challenge

Laura Marie Alexander
Mathematics
A Nonstandard Proof of the Strong Law of Large Numbers

Robert Leo Baker
Biology
Evidence Contradicting the Sib Competition Model for Maintenance of Sexual Reproduction in the Clonal Grass ?Dactylis glomerata? (Poaceae)

Sarah Hope Banner
Biology
Bleomycin-Induced DNA Damage and Repair in ?Xenopus laevis? and ?Xenopus tropicalis?

Justine Virginia Barry
Biology
Evidence for the Exocytosis Core Complex at the Cell Somata and Neuritic Projections of the Bag Cells of ?Aplysia californica?

Arthur Langer Bass
Biology
Sexual Dichromatism and Condition Dependence in Ultraviolet Coloration of two Species of Jay (Corvidae)

Rebecca Beachum
Mathematics
Give Peggy and Victor a Break! The Introduction of Pete and Vicky to Zero-Knowledge Proofs

Nina Summer Bennett
Biology
Managing Minnesota?s Wolves

Nicholas Louis Blount
Physics
Radiation from Accelerating Superluminal Charge Distributions

Elizabeth Anne Bridges
Biology
Clonal Recognition and Agonistic Response in the Aggregating Sea Anemone ?Anthopleura elegantissima?

Cheyenne Skye Brindle
Chemistry
Progress toward an Efficient Synthesis of the Germacrane Ring Skeleton

Hattie Kathrine Brown
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
In Search of ScaR: Attempts to Isolate and Purify and Characterize Metal Activated Transcriptional Regulator

Jeffery Tyler Brown
Biology
Immunocytochemical Colocalization of Proteasomes and the Estrogen Receptor

Matthew A. Buchanan
Physics
An Object of Balance

Rebekah Anne Burns
Biology
Microsatellite Identification and Characterization in ?Tanichthys albonubes? using ?Danio rerio? Primers

Louis A. Calhoun
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
An Investigation of Binding of Orotidine 5? Monophosphate to Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase from Baker?s Yeast by Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Jennifer Anastasia Cameron
Biology
Flourescent Imaging of the Endocytotic Pathway in Cultured Bag Cells

Mike S. Campbell
Chemistry
Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships for LSD Derivatives at the 5-HT1A and 5-HT2A Receptors

Patrick Richard Clunis
Physics
The Quantum Triangular Barbershop: Applying the Methods of Feynman to the Wedge Potential

Kathryn Elizabeth Davis
Mathematics
A Study of Frobenius Groups and Their Characters

Darrow Debs DeLuca
Biology
Potential Phase Variation Regulation of the Bundle Forming Pilus in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by PerA

Benjamin Lerry Redlich Demboski
Mathematics
The Straight Story on Elliptic Curves and Complex Multiplication Made Simple

Andrew Lambert DeMond
Physics
The Physics of Bacterial Motility: Computer Modelling of Signal Transduction Networks

Jenifer Miles Dolan
Biology
Ultraviolet Color Signaling in Birds

Matthew Scott Dowling
Chemistry
Several Dissolving Metal Reductions of the 2-Aminobiphenyl Nucleus and Related Derivatives

Collin Michael Dyer
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Agonizing the Cannabinoid Receptor: Expression, Purification, and Structural Characterization of the Human CB1 Cannabinoid Receptor Extracellular N-Terminal Region

Thomas James Robert Ford
Chemistry
Looking for Love in all the Wrong Places: Attempted Isolation of an Intermediate Sodium Titanate

Ryan M. Gaffney
Physics
Combined Program, University of Washington

Alena Gwen Gates
Biology
The Fitness of Human Populations: An Integration of Evolutionary Theory and Medicine

Rudy Clark Gilmore
Physics
Quintessence and Cosmological Dynamics

Camas Corinne Goble
Physics
A Study of RR Lyrae Variable Stars

Amanda Ianthe Greene
Chemistry
Combined Program, Columbia University

Kirsten Elaine Hacker
Physics
Local Fields of Random Metal-Dielectric Films

Harold Mayi Haggard
Physics
Conservation, Symmetry, and Noether

Hamid Reza Hamid
Biology
Quantifying the Role of APX within ?Glycine max? Root Nodules through the Analysis of Sense and Antisense cAPX Transgenic Cultivars of ?Glycine max?

Kristin Nicole Harper
Biology
Sucrose Utilization in Enteropathogenic ?E. coli?

Terry Scot Haut
Mathematics
The Snowflake, the Dragon, and Space-Filling Curves

Evan Hideo Hayashi
Biology
Investigation of the Hypothesized Multimer Formation of the Ler Protein in Enteropathogenic ?Escherichia coli? by Chemical Cross-linking

Melissa Ann Herman
Biology
Sorting Mechanisms for a Secretory Protein Examined by Molecular Modification

Patricia Bao-Ling Hsue
Biology
Who is Watching Whom? Effects of Human Crowds and Environmental Enrichment on the Behavior of Captive Chimpanzees

Lawrence Chia Huang
Biology
17b-Estradiol Has Opposing Effects on p70 S6 Kinase Activity in Human Breast Cancer Cells

Emily Margaret Johnson
Physics
The Solar-Terrestrial Radio Dance

Katherine Corrine Johnson
Biology
Phosphorylative Effects upon Estrogen Receptor Function

Cedar Johnson Fowler
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
A Preliminary Investigation into the Reductive Cleavage of the Thiazoline Moiety of Bacitracin A1

Diana Dorothea Jolles
Biology
A Potential Genetic Trade-off between Elaiosome and Seed Investment in ?Euphorbia peplus? (Euphorbiaceae) and ?Claytonia perfoliata? (Portulacaceae) and ?Achlys triphylla? (Berberidaceae)

Alisa Vonne Judy
Biology
Bugs or the Baggage from Birth? The Etiology and Epidemiology of Multiple Sclerosis

Nhi Yen Khuong
Biology
Host-Virus Interactions: Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Leaky Scanning and Replication in ?Saccharomyces cerevisiae?

Sarah Isabella Morningstar Kliegman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Isolation and Purification of a DtxR Homologue from ?Sulfolobus solfataricus?

Amber Jasmine Knoche
Biology
Heterospecific Call Recognition between Western Scrub Jays (?Aphelcoma californica?) and Steller?s Jays (?Cyanocitta stelleri?)

Hatai Ann Kraushaar
Biology
Stage-Dependent Temperature Effects in ?Bombina orientalis?

Michele Andrea La Merrill
Biology
The Reed College Campus Carbon Budget: Sources and Sinks of Carbon in the Grassland, Forest, and Spring Water of Reed College Campus

Jenny Rose Lessner
Biology
Telomere Length Regulation throughout ?Xenopus laevis? Development

Kristina Lestik
Chemistry
Hunting the Wily Reduced Layered Perovskite: A Hunter?s Memoir

Richard Walter Martin
Biology
17b-Estradiol Modulates the Profile of Extracellular Regulated Kinase (ERK) Activation Alone and in Combination with Insulin-like Growth Factor-I

Edmond Ardeshir Marzbani
Biology
Relative Quantification of Acidic Peptide and Egg-Laying Hormone from Bag Cells of ?Aplysia californica?

Lauren Amy Mathewson
Biology
A Phylogeographic Analysis of ?Quercus garryana?

Hayden James McGuinness
Physics
Aspects of Microtubule Lattice Dynamics

Jeffrey David Meier
Physics
Approximation Techniques for the Analysis of
Quantum Mechanical Systems

Rachel Elizabeth Mills
Biology
An Investigation into the Regulation and Activity of the p53 Transcription Factor in ?Xenopus laevis? Splenocytes

Dustin Bradley Moore
Physics
Computed Neutron Tomography

Daniel Benjamin Muldrew
Mathematics-Physics
Quantum Computation: A Study of Quantum Algorithms

Martin Jerome Mulvihill
Chemistry
Synthesis and Structural Properties of Niobium Oxides Made in Molten Salt Fluxes

Kater Whitney Murch
Physics
The Classical Dynamics of Hoses

Paula Anne Newman
Biology
Tamoxifen May Act through a Calcineurin, but Not a p38, Mediated Pathway to Induce Apoptosis in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

Samuel Gordon Noble
Mathematics
Turning Images into Simple Line-Art

Nicholas Jay Nussbaum
Physics
Searching for Polymorphism in Phosphorothioate DNA

Alexander Edward Papazoglou
Mathematics
The Classification of Vector Bundles

Sterling James Paramore
Chemistry
Identifying the d-d Transition in Chromium Hexacarbonyl Using Resonance Raman Spectroscopy

Michael Wilson Perry
Mathematics?Physics
The Negative Hydrogen Ion in Quantum Mechanics

Steven Eugene Pierce
Biology
Stop Codon Readthrough of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus ORF3-ORF5 in the ?Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae? and the Identification of Host Genes Involved

Lee Matthew Pollack
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Attempted Synthesis of a Novel Ribozyme to Catalyze a Small Molecule Reaction

Amber Ann Reed
Biology
Characterization of ?Bombina orientalis? Telomeres

Noah Benjamin Rindos
Biology
?Xenopus laevis? Telomere Regulation with TRF1?

Hannah Reid Robbins
Mathematics
Invariant and Covariant Rings of Finite Pseudo-Reflection Groups

Christopher Leonard Robinson
Biology
Ler-Meditated Anti-Repression at the LEE 5 Operon in Enteropathogenic ?Escherchia coli? Occurs Independently of a Conserved DNA Motif and of the Nucleoid-Structuring Protein H-NS

David Wesley Rosoff
Mathematics
Algebraic Numbers, Class Field Theory, and Idéles

Nadine Patricia Sauer
Biology
A Reinvestigation of Tardigrade Embryology Reveals Enterocoely and Suggests New Phylogenetic Affinities

Candace Maura Schenk
Mathematics
Cycles in the 2-Ball Juggling Diagraph

Angela Katherine Sellin
Mathematics
No Solution in the Originally Intended Sense: The Unsolvability of Hilbert?s Tenth Problem as a Special Case of Gödel?s Incompleteness Theorem or Hilbert to Gödel and Back Again: A Logician?s Tale

Danielle Marie Shea
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Subgenomic RNA Transcription in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus: Establishing a Reporter System in ?Saccharomyces cerevisiae?

Andrew Lee Skillman
Physics
Normal Mode Analysis of the Clathrin Cage and Other Semi-Rigid Systems

Matthew Alexander Taylor
Mathematics
The EM Algorithm

Shannon Joy Taylor
Biology
The Disjunction of Apoptosis and the Cell Cycle in ?Xenopus laevis? Splenocytes and Thymocytes

Robert Charles Thompson
Mathematics
Lucas-Lehmer Sequences

Tiffany Elizabeth Thornton
Biology
The Role of Interspecific Competition in Allowing the Coexistence of ?Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis? and ?Plethodon vehiculum?

Jennifer Rose Webster
Biology
Mr. Toad Goes for a Ride: Amphibian Decline, Its Causes, and Solutions through Management and Conservation

Elizabeth Jane Weisiger
Biology
Localization of the mRNA Xcat-2 by in situ Hybridization in Normal and Inverted ?Xenopus laevis? Embryos

Alison Suzanne Wellman
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Solid-Phase Total Synthesis of a Bacitracin A Derivative

Mary Ann Whedbee
Biology
A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Cell Death in the Developing Neural Folds of ?Xenopus?: Could Apoptosis Affect the Pattern of Neural Crest Migration?

Gavin Weld White
Mathematics
Secure and Verifiable Election Systems

Kyla Sara Zaret
Biology
An Evaluation of Methods for Monitoring ?Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis? in the Reed College Canyon


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Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology title
Christina Athena Aktipis
Psychology
Intertemporal Choice in Variable vs. Stable Environments: Evolutionary and Economic Perspectives

John Christopher Anderson
Philosophy
The Epistemology of Content: ?De Re? Senses and a Contextualist Theory of Cognitive Value

Alicia Lynne Armstead
Psychology
An Examination of Stereotype Threat Susceptibility in a Sample of Fourth Grade African-American Students

Matthew J. Bellet
Psychology
An Investigation of Ki: A Collision of Spirituality and Science

Kip Matthew Berman
Religion
Over and Out: An Examination of the CCM Crossover Phenomenon

Sarah Winchester Boddy
Philosophy
It?s Okay to Eat Fish ?cause They Don?t Have Feelings and Other Things I Don?t Know

Camilla Slater Bolland
Psychology
When Stereotypes Lose Their Heuristic Intent:
Implications for the Subtyping Model and Stereotype Change

Megan Roberta Bongle
Religion
What Do You Do with an Apostate Messiah?

Amber Shannon Bradley
Psychology
Social Desirability Backlash against Self-Promoting Women: Role-Incongruity in Achievement Settings

Reid Sinclair Burkland
Philosophy
Searle and Dreyfus Strike Out: A Reëxamination of the Conceptual and Empirical Arguments against Artificial Intelligence

Benjamin Joseph Cacchione
Philosophy
Temporal Symmetry and Casual Coherence

Janis Jin Chang
Philosophy
The Solitary Dance: On Nietzsche?s ?Overcoming Ressentiment?

Luke Joseph Chang
Psychology
Cheating and Self-Handicapping: An Examination of the Relationships between Academic Dishonesty, Self-Handicapping Behaviors, Motivational Goals, Self-Esteem, and Academic Integrity

Jean Chung
Psychology
The Influence of Parenting Styles on Adolescent Academic Outcomes: A Cross-Cultural Study

Caroline Dombrowski
Psychology
Effects of Daytime Melatonin Injections on Circadian Water Consumption in Mice

Naomi Sylvia Edelson
Psychology
Pride and Prejudice: The Relationship between Ethnic Identity, Perceived Discrimination, and Academic Engagement among ESL Students

Dustin James Gillham
Religion
What She Really Says: Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza?s Hermeneutics in Context

Jay Edward Hale
Philosophy
Teleology and Ethical Evaluation

Matthew Edward Harmon
Psychology
Challenging Assumptions about Alcohol: Creating a Holistic Model

Michael Scott Harper
Psychology
The Utility of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Predicting Syringe Sharing among Current Syringe Exchange Clients

Heidi Lynn Hayes
Philosophy
Analyticity, Unrevisability, and Independence from Experience: A Defense of Apriori Knowledge against Three Empiricist Critiques

Deborah Jean O?Hare Hendersen
Psychology
Is Paper a Tool? Undermining an Assumption about Editing

Christine Anne Herman
Psychology
Semantics Versus Syntax: Event-Related Potentials and the Role of Discourse in the On-Line Processing of Gender Stereotype Violations

Sarah Galadriel Hoague
Psychology
The Interaction of Visual-Perceptual and Response Mechanisms during Selective Attention in Young Adults, Young-Old Adults, and Old-Old Adults

Katherine Laura Hug
Religion
Orthodoxy versus Heresy: An Essay on the Battle over the Authority of Interpretation between the Church and the New Prophecy

Ruchama Jerusha Johnston-Bloom
Religion
A Life Lived in Translation: Muhammed Asad Adopts and Adapts Islam

Jennifer Lee Knipling
Psychology
Psychological Discrepancies between Urban and Natural Environments

Jessica Marie Knowles
Psychology
A Behavioral Study of the Role of Delta-Opioid Sub-Type Receptors in Ethanol Reward

Alexandra Christine Lesko
Psychology
Women and Stereotype Threat: An Examination of Performance, Self-Esteem, and Coping Strategies

Gabriel Allan Lorton
Psychology
An Investigation of the Effects of Phencyclidine on C57B1/6J Mice in the Place Conditioning Paradigm: (Or How Cattle Guards Ruined Angel Dust for Mice)

Catherine Lassell Macchi
Psychology
The Minimization of Speech Errors: Automatic or Strategic? An Investigation Using the PRP Paradigm

Laura Michelle Mangels
Psychology
Resistance to Change of Operant Variability and Four Repetitive Sequences

Michael Belden McAteer
Religion
?Redefining the Ancient Tribal Ritual for the 21st Century:? Goa Gil and the Trance Dance Experience

Julia V. Meltzer
Religion
Tranquility in Turmoil: The ?Zhuangzi?s? Therapeutic Skepticism

Jesse Josef Mischel
Religion
Teaching Plainness: The Socialization of Children in an Old Order Mennonite Community

Michelle Renée Moyer
Psychology
Pollyanna Revisited: Do We Remember Equally the Good and the Bad?

Megan Gail Nicholls
Philosophy
Transcendental Arguments: Answering the Skeptic with Idealism

Paul Nathan Nichols
Philosophy
In Defence of the Obvious: Leibniz?s Law

Clayton George Northouse
Philosophy
The Elements of Trust: A Study of Trust in Interpersonal and Impersonal Relations

Kristopher Matthew Pethtel
Psychology
A Taste Aversion Model of Acupuncture?s Ability to Alleviate Nausea

Robert M. Pierson
Psychology
Monkey See, Monkey Do: Mimicry of Unconsciously Perceived Stereotypes

Michael Johannes Raven
Philosophy
A Study on Vagueness

Ana Marisea Rivera
Psychology
Stress and Nature: The Physiological and Psychological Benefits of Plants

Phillip Alan Rutherford
Philosophy
The View from the Semantics-Pragmatics Boundary: A Picture of Demonstrative Reference

Melanie Ann Schick
Psychology
The Effect of Bikram Yoga, Aerobics, and an Academic Conference on Random Generation

January R. Scott
Psychology
Why Don?t You Participate?: Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness in Humanities 110 Conferences at Reed College

Kevin Ryan Seals
Psychology
Algebraic vs. Probabilistic Preferences in a Study of the Asymmetrically Dominated Decoy Effect

Amy Lynn Seese-Bieda
Psychology
Conversations about Clinical Resources with Eleven Practitioners of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Andrea Luisa Sommer
Psychology
Analysis of Attentional Mechanisms in Autistic Individuals

Jessica Lynn Stults
Religion
Banners of Progress: Spiritualism, Democracy, and Science on the Pacific Coast, 1867?1896

Nathaniel John Unrath
Psychology
?I like what I get? is the Same Thing as ?I get what I like?? Violations of Dominance and Duration Neglect in Choice

Laura Gail Valenti
Religion
The Goddess is Alive and Magic is Afoot: An Analysis of Myth and Modern Goddess Worship

Evan Dean Vickers
Psychology
Computational Modeling of the Active Electrosensory System in a Weakly Electric Fish, ?Gnathonemus petersii?

Elizabeth Rose von Kreisler
Religion
Elitism and Esotericism: Allegory in Ibn Tufayl?s ?Hayy ibn Yaqzan?

Dana Eve Waichunas
Psychology
An Exploration of the Interrelationships between Self-Complexity and Differentiation of Self and their Respective Roles in the Relationship between Stress and Well-Being

Oriana Katharine Noor Walker
Philosophy
Is the Applicability of Mathematics a Philosophical Problem?

Jonathan Dean Warren
Religion
Vipassana in the Pacific Northwest: Seeking the Moment in a Sea of Metaphors

Patricia Ann Williams
Religion
Why Canonize John? A Discourse Applying the Praxeology of Bourdieu

Tyler Solon Williams
Philosophy
Analyzing the Conscious-Physical Link: On Chalmers?s Theory

Nicole Larissa Wiswell
Religion
Recreation, Race, and Lynching: Toward a New Theory in the Study of Southern Religion

Nicole Larissa Wiswell
Religion
Recreation, Race, and Lynching: Toward a New Theory in the Study of Southern Religion

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Interdisciplinary title
Lea Marie Coon
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Native American and First Nation Land Claims in British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

Catherine Claire Eskra
Music?Russian
The Fiery Angel(s) of Valerii Briusov and Sergei Prokofiev: Context, Technique, and Ambiguity

Chris Lee Flink
Linguistics
?a?unaS a?t?sexsa nemi? a?t?ssiin?: Some Topics in the Inflectional Morphology of Sahaptin and Some Topics in Linguistics

Monika Anne Gerde
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Economic Development and Political Reform in African States

Sarah Laurel Gibson
Literature?Theatre
Foul Words are but Foul Wind: Slander as a Means to Identification in ?Much Ado About Nothing?

Rhianna Gabrielle Gordon
Literature?Theatre
Committing an Act of Theatre: Sexual Inversion and Social Commentary in Three Plays by Euripides

Richard Wakefield Kotulski
Literature?Theatre
Intersections

Marian Robinson Macindoe
International and Comparative Policy Studies
Don?t Cry for the Currency Board, Argentina: Exchange Regimes and their Economic and Political Consequences

Anna-Marie Martin
Art?German
This Thesis which is not One: The Fragmentary Linguistic and Visual Self

Anne Josephine Michelson
Literature?Theatre
Playing with Shakespeare: Genre and Convention in Ann-Marie MacDonald?s ?Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)?

De?Mel Benjamin Mojica
Philosophy?Political Science
On a Couple of Arguments in Legal Philosophy

Madrona Blue Sumner Murphy
Biology?Political Science
A Land Ethic and the Ecology of Recreation

Erin Elizabeth Pappas
Anthropology?Russian
Ideology and Metapragmatics: Speech as Trope and Representation in Two Texts by Turgenev

Tobias Edwin Schine
Literature?Theatre
Making Words into People: Exploring Possibilities of the Actor in the ?Murky Matrix? of Adaptation

Tyler Adam Sinclair
Literature?Theatre
Revelation of the Self towards Transcendent Communion: Jerzy Grotowski?s Polish Laboratory Theatre and the ?Total Act?

Branimira Stanislavova Slavova
Economics?Mathematics
Impacts of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic on Capital Accumulation and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morgan Michael Spector
Literature?Theatre
We Do What We Can: Performance and Power in ?King Lear? and ?Endgame?

Westri David Stalder
Economics?Mathematics
Speculative Bubble Theory and the Economics of Fashion

Samuel Stephenson
History
Identity and Interaction: The China Inland Mission in Shanxi, China, 1876?1905

Andrew Benedict Wallace
Linguistics
Indexicality and Syntactic Variation Register in English

Ashley Marie Yorra
Classics?Religion
It?s All Greek to Them: Hellenism in Wisdom of Solomon


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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies title
David James Welch
Industry Competition and Cooperation: Assessments of the Reserve Rule and Player Free Agency in Major League Baseball

Bradley Wayne Wright
Ritual Dance: Primary Social Text