Commencement 2006

Class of 2006

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 graduate degree paper.


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Arts

Vera Clare Alcorn

Music

Rota Taro: Telling Stories with Songs

Michelle Christiana David

Art

Sequential Art and Cyclical Trauma: In the Shadow of No Towers

Ross McGuire Donaldson

Music

Poetry Writ Large: The Music and Verse of Francis Poulenc's Tel Jour, Telle Nuit

Megan Philipa Driscoll

Art

Picturing Sex: Art and Pornography in Contemporary Visual Culture

Allison Nicole Furlotti

Art

The Presence of Possessions

Devon Wade Granmo

Theatre

Dirty Water

Lotus Leora Grenier

Art

In Order : To Process

Alyse Rowen Haigh

Theatre

A Moving World: A Comparative Study of JoAnne Akalaitis, Anne Bogart, and Ariane Mnouchkine

Emily Susan Hamilton

Art

Reading the "Vie de St. Denis" Manuscript as a Historical document: Urban Representation, Social Reality, and Historiography in Fourteenth Century Paris

Mont Christopher Hubbard

Music

You Shouldn't Be Hearing This: Film Scoring Techniques of Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson in The City, The Plow That Broke the Plains, and The Heiress

Michael James Murch

Art

Back of the Bread

Leela Ann Outcalt

Art

Manet, Flaubert, and Modernism as a Delayed Symptom of Modernity

Michael Christian Pape

Theatre

Finding Artaud Between Gesture and Thought

Éva Judit Pelczer

Art

The Role of the Visual in Phenomenological Manipulations of Space

Mary Lorraine Purnell

Art

Simulation and Recreation: The Digital Construction of Hyperreal Landscapes

Elizabeth Diane Raby

Music

Keep Talkin' Happy Talk: Civil Rights on Broadway in the Late 1940s

John Ryrie Waugh

Art

Combined Program, Columbia University

Laura Eileen Weiser

Art

A Reconsideration of the Wiener Werkstätte and Adolf Loos and the Place of Women's Fashion in Turn-of-the-Century Viennese Design

Sarah L. Wright

Art

Word as Image: A Survey of the Aesthetic Formality of Text


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History and Social Sciences

William Reed Allmendinger

Political Science

Intersections of Global Capitalism and Indigenity: Problems of International Environmental and Social Justice

Stephane Cristin Barile

Anthropology

French Islamic Altercommodities: Value and Subjectivity Creation

Scott Thomas Beutel

Political Science

Water in the Ferghana Valley: A Source of Conflict or Cooperation?

Graeme Douglas Blair

Political Science

The Myth of Consociationalism? Explaining Social Stability Amidst Racial Fragmentation in South Africa and the Hegemony of the African National Congress

Adam Bondy

Political Science

From Lyre to Loudspeaker: Music as Power

Derek MacDowell Bradley

Political Science

A Theory of Rights Applied to Eminent Domain

Alexandra K. Bradspies

Sociology

An Exploration of Individual and Contextual Factors Affecting the Racial Wealth Gap

Andrea Victoria Brambila

Anthropology

Roots and Wings: Reconstructing the Past in Two American Danza Azteca Groups

Celeste Mari Broderick

Anthropology

A Spectacle of Robots: Japan, Robot Friends, and Robot Enemies

Jamaica Ai-Etsuko Brown

Sociology

"Remember to Eat and Sleep"- Online Games, Offline Lives

Brian Robert Burrell

Economics

Islamic Equity Investments: Financial Performance and Impact on Firm Behavior

Sarah Catherine Carlin

History

"And Further Saith Not:" Bastard Bearers and the Law in Eighteenth Century England, 1700-60

Joseph Patrick Cleveland

History

Nietzsche's Aesthetic Revaluation of Knowledge

Parker Michelle Cooper

Anthropology

The Use of Labeling in Agriculture and Food to Create Distinctions

Nicholas Novikoff Creamer

History

Industrialization and Environmental Degradation in The People's Republic of China: A Historical Examination of the Third Front Program

Kristen Michelle Cross

History

Consuming Identities: Fashion, Gender, and Class in Nineteenth Century France

Israel Cruz

Anthropology

Suspending the Plot of the Real: Narratives of Collective Action in Chicana/o Literature and History

Bryan Dennis Early

History

English and Ottomans in Trade: Commerce, Development, and Identity in Early Modern Exchange, 1500-1689

Elizabeth Nicole Ebright

Anthropology

Zombis and The Contours of Material, Bodily, and Spiritual Possesion in Haiti

Leah Edith Dundes Faw

Political Science

Being Salt and Light: Conservative Christian Politics at the Grassroots

Kean Ives Fleming

Anthropology

Changing Places

Scott Edward Foreman-Murray

History

Reckless Ambition: The Political Ideology of U.S. Expansion, 1840-48

Rebecca Erin Fureigh

Sociology

The Backlash Against Political Correctness

Eva Galanes-Rosenbaum

Political Science

Escalator of Doom: Deescalation in European Nationalist Terrorist Organizations

Adam Michael Goldstein

Sociology

The Community Context of Form Conversion

Elizabeth Ann Griffing

Anthropology

Satisfying Creations and Creation's Satisfying Presence: Meaning in Portland Community Gardens

Emilie Hayward-Allen

Anthropology

The Demolition of Zhejiangcun: A State Spectacle of Destruction in a Beijing Migrant Enclave

Alexandra Ellen Hoffman

Economics

Historic Preservation and the Housing Market: A Hedonic Study of the Historic Preservation Property Tax Freeze in Portland, Oregon

Geoffrey Fitzgibbon Hughes

Anthropology

Narrating the Nation: The Moroccan Monarchy

Lindsay Radcliffe James

History

The Framework of Fear: Reason and Rationality in the Soviet Great Terror, 1936-38

Emma Chandler Jenrette

History

Who Was Really Watching the Children?: Challenging the Myth of the 1950s Family

Katherine Cody Jones

Political Science

The American News Media: Our Nation and Its Withering Fourth Estate

Antonia Marie Keithahn

History

Tradition, Terrorism, and the Struggle for Political Privilege: The Union of the Russian People and the Russian Orthodox Church

Amanda Marina Keppeler

Anthropology

Identity, Action, and "the story you didn't read about last summer...": The 2005 AFL-CIO Split and Organized Labor in Twenty-First Century American Discourse

Lauren Elizabeth Lanahan

Sociology

Overcoming Racial Inequalities: Recent Integrating Trends in the United States

William Hayes Levin

History

Beating a Dead Horse(car): Portland Trolleys and the Shift to Cars

Joshua Sol Lewis

Anthropology

Aqui en La Esquina: An Ethnography of Latino Day Laborers in Portland

Brenna Colleen McDonald

Anthropology

Gathering Tradition: Land Use and Culture Change on the Columbia Plateau

Elena Clare McGrath

History

Indigenismo and the National Question in Peru, 1900-30

Anna Elizabeth Melichar

Anthropology

"The Opinion and The Other Opinion": Aljazeera News and Cultural Politics of Mass Mediation

William Clark Melton

History

A Failure of Diplomacy: The United States, Cuba, and the Path to the Bay of Pigs

Peter A.M. Miller

Political Science

A Gun and a Kind Word: War Crimes Trials in Rwanda and Sierra Leone

Joshua David Newton

History

The Politics of the Loss of Minorca

Charles Allen Peirson

Political Science

Samuel P. Huntington, Structural-Functionalism, and The Clash of the Civilizations

Joshua Charles Rahtz

History

Marcusean Aesthetics

Christopher Jonathan Rempel

Economics

Long-Term Elder Care Quality

Raymond Parker Rendleman

History

Power, Culture, and Gluten: Early-Modern Assimilation of American Staple Foods in English Societies

Thea Nadja Riofrancos

Political Science

The Co-evolution of Neoliberalism and Social Movements in Bolivia

Aleck C. Ross-Frye

Political Science

Civil Rights and the Family: Examining the Debate over Same-Sex Marriages

Emma Lillian Rowe

Anthropology

The Emergence of Equador's Comunidad Gay: Constructing Ecuadorian Authenticity and Identity in Nationalist and Transitional Processes

Shanen William Rubenfeld

History

Loyalty and Lordship in Tudor Ireland: Disparate Worldviews and the "Irish Problem"

Clio Reese Sady

Sociology

Trash Talking in Queer Activism

Todd Benjamin Schifeling

Sociology

Inside the Environmental Planetarium: How Green Ideas Move

Jennifer H. Seminatore

Sociology

From Negotiation to Critique: The Changing Character of U.S. Labor and Environmental Movements Confronting Issues of International Trade

Bojana Skarich

Anthropology

Imagining Dubrovnik: A Floating City in the Balkan Matrix

Stewart Waring Stone

Anthropology

Selling Itself: Persuasion, Danger, and American Capitalism

Sarah Wolfe Sugarman

History

Teaching Children "Why We Fight": Propaganda Aimed at American Children During World War II

Taylor Bethany Sutton

Sociology

Trusting the Human Genome Project

Dawn Langan Teele

Economics

Child Labor and the Minimum Age to Work Convention

Peter Benjamin Twieg

Economics

Complexity and Control: An Analysis on Synthetic Economy Design

Andreina Antonieta Velasco

Anthropology

Maldito Aquel Que Se Enriquece a Costa de Los Pobres!": The Cultural Politics of Microfinance

Thomas Gordon Weaver

History

Directing the Invisible Hand: Alexander Hamilton's and Thomas Jefferson's Conceptions of American Political Economy

Eleanor Curtiss Williams

Anthropology

Urban Space, Spectacle, and Race: The Transformation of Social Politics Concerning Congo Square in New Orleans 1783-1846

Justin Aaron Wilson

Political Science

Anarchism and the Legitimization of Political Violence

Robin Valli Woods

Economics

Self Governance and Tribe Economic Development: A Case Study of the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Tribes


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Literature and Languages

Alea Janine Ogugua Adigweme

Russian

"See What A Husband You Have? You Can Make Us Some Jam": A Discussion of Marriage, Social Policy, and Culture in Abram Room's Bed and Sofa

Thomas Pitman Allen IV

English

To Steal a Language: The Tactics of Textual Plurality in Roland Barthes

Alice Rebecca Beckett

English

Interchanges With Culture: Proliferation, Consumption, and Subjectivity in Three Postwar Novels

Sophie Elizabeth Bennett

Spanish

Memorias del subdesarrollo and the Function of Art in the Cuban Revolution

Benjamin Aaron Boyce

Russian

Narrating Selfhood in Andrei Platonov's Happy Moscow

Hillary Elizabeth Brevig

Russian

Vladimir Sorokin's "Dostevsky-trip": Translation and Analysis

Melinda Kristine Brown

English

Katherine Mansfield and the Performance of the Self

Katherine Elizabeth Bruens

English

The Realization of Horror: The British Fin-de-siècle and the Development of a Gothic Mode

Om Indra Buffalo

Chinese

Su Shi's "Poems Matching Tao"

Rachel Danielle Carlson

Classics

Versiculi Molliculi et Truces Iambi: Love and Invective in Catullus

Jillian L. Christian

Classics

Reverse Oresteia: Euripides' Electra, Orestes, and Iphigenia in Aulis in the context of Aeschylus and the Peloponnesian War

Ana Leigh Cooke

English

Identifying Resistance in the Work of Charles Bernstein

Lucas Donahue

General Literature

Representing Violence in Tropological Topographies, Chiasmatically

Josey Rose Duncan

English

In This House Where We Were Both Outsiders

Ben Levine DuPree

English

Romanticism, Realism, and Satire in Bret Harte's Gilded Age The Story of a Mine

Mollie Copley Eisenberg

English

Plain Words: The Social Function of Reading Practices in Ulysses

Rebecca Bea Embler

French

Void and Creation in Rue des Boutiques Obscures

Jonathan Ray Eskew

French

The Poetics of Creation: Readings in the Liminal Spaces of Valéry, Reverdy, and Eugéne Guillevic

James Aaron Flippin

Classics

Epicurus Transformed: Epicurean Religion in Lucretius' Roman Context

Claire Rudy Foster

English

We Can Make Each Other Happy

Rebecca Gaydos

English

"The Map of Sound Got Fleshed Out": Dis/Locating Place, Sound, and Race in C.S. Giscombe's Giscome Road

Sarah Emily Geis

English

Poems in Two and a Half Dimensions: Mina Loy's Conception of Art

Jonathan Shadrach Gilbert

Classics

"Abortion" and Ritual in Classical Athens

Hannah Teresa Gildea

English

"The Vanity and Power to Know I am Desirable": Language, Violence, and Sexuality in Aphra Behn's Restoration Comedy, The Rover

Lindsay Rose Helms

English

Maintaining a Terrifying Reality: Dialogue, Language, and Ethics in the Book of Job

Anna Elizabeth Henke

German

Tales of Origin: The Romantic Märchen and its Discontents

AdriAnne May Huff

English

The Flow of Absence: Asian Influence from Ezra Pound to Gary Snyder

Justin Heller Humphreys

Classics

On the Arts of Love and Deception: Thucydides and Aristotle on the City and Man

Benjamin Read Hutchinson

English

Around Every Circle Another Can Be Drawn

Matthew John Kielt

English

"Taking Harlem's Heartbeat": Blues, Bebop, and Epic in Langston Hughes' Montage of a Dream Deferred

Rebecca Lynn Kluth

English

The Scientific Method

Kayu Lam

English

The Sustenance of Pleasures: Narrative, Taste, and Memory in Gastronomic Discourse

Laura Dawn Larsell

English

Migration at Night

Alexander B. Leibowitz

Classics

A Prolegomena to Any Furture Metaphysics: Virgil's Poem of the Farm

Michael Benjamin Lubing

English

Home and Abroad: Space, Travel, and Transformation in E.M. Forster's Novels

Crockett Keyser Marr

Classics

Egypt - Pythagoras - Plato: Reading Plato's Egyptology back into the Republic

Hannah Catherine Mathewson

Spanish

Race and Identity in the Poetry of Luis Palés Matos

Jennie McCulloch

German

Sensuality and Intellect in Thomas Mann's Early Stories

Dana Kathryn Meade

English

Postcolonial Pickles: Or, Theories of History in Midnight's Children and The God of Small Things

Tyler Lane Murphy

English

Pictures and Conversation: Films of Alice In Wonderland and Pastoral

Dayna Marie Offenbacher

English

The Quick and the Dead in D. H. Lawrence's Short Fiction

Elizabeth Cady Olney

English

Counter-History: Humor and the Construction of a Preterite Past in Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow

Benjamin Kaplon Olson

Classics

De Re Publica Romanorum et De Cicerone

Rachel Oriana Perry

General Literature

Kingship in Seventeenth Century Neo-Classical Drama

Rachel Kathleen Preminger

Classics

Speech and Power in Ovid's Metamorphoses: In Pursuit of the Transcendent

Daniel Jeffrey Rankin

English

The Unfinished: Symbol and Self in the Poetry of William Butler Yeats

Ariana Lowell Reeve-Rossi

Spanish

Cortázar and the Camera

Mara Julia Reynolds

English

"This Monster, The Body, This Miracle, Its Pain": Illness and "Moments of Being" in the Fiction of Virginia Woolf

Paige Jacqueline Richmond

English

The Postmodern Question: Death, Feminism, and Sex in John Irving's The World According to Garp

Donald Leroy Roberts

English

Articuluum: Toward a Corporeal Textual Practice of Radical Subjectivity

Melinda Irene Ross

English

. . . And I Knew the Silence of the World

Katharine R. Rutledge-Jaffe

English

Cowboy, This Will Never Work Out

Aaron M. Sharpe

English

Thomas Pynchon and William Gibson are Cool

Molly Elinor Shaver

English

Poetic Speech in Carl Sandburg's Rootabaga Stories: Bridging the Divide Between Oral Discourse and Poetic Language

Adele Maxine Shea

English

"Men and women, born with Heavenly compassion in your hearts!": The Search for Compassion in Charles Dickens' Bleak House

Arianna Rose Sloat

Spanish

The Deconstruction of Spanish Postwar History and the Fantastic in Carmen Martín Gaite's El cuarto de atrás

Tracy Adrien Steindel

Classics

The Priapic Narrator in Martial, Book 7

Lurline Lauren Sweet

English

Jewish-American Absurdist Tragicomedy: Saul Bellow's Humboldt's Gift and Woody Allen's Annie Hall

Anna Rebecca Tellez

Spanish

Rewriting Indecision: A Translation and Discussion of Los Planetas

Edwin Way Thanhouser Jr.

English

Urizen Wept: William Blake and the Sublime in Milton: A Poem

Monika G. Tomsinski

English

Dethroning the Kitchen God: Storytelling as Empowerment in Amy Tan's The Kitchen God's Wife

Evan A.J. Trimble

French

Proust: Self-impressions

Adelaide L. Wainwright

English

Narrating the Body: Models of a Body Ethics in (and out) of Colette's Break of Day

Chalcedony B. Wilding

English

Braiding the River Poems

Nicholas Edward Yurchenco

Spanish

Popular Songs in the Zapatista Resistance

Xie Yi Zhu

English

Moebius Strips, Funhouses, and Electrolytic Jelly: The Very Strange Fictions of John Barth and Donald Barthelme


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Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Nicole Carol Mei Lin Adelstein

Chemistry-Physics

Calculating Depolarization Ratios for Resonance Raman Scattering by Octahedral Molecules

Sara Belen Albornoz

Biology

Chorus in the Canyon?: Evaluating the Translocation of the Pacific Treefrog, Pseudacris regilla, into the Reed Canyon as a Component of a Long-Term Restoration Project

Jillian H. Anderson

Biology

Anthocyanins and Drought Response in Delphinium nuttallii, D. leucophaeum, and Their Hybrids

Andre Milton Bach

Physics

Modifying the Abraham-Lorentz-Dirac Equation for a Point Charge

Paul Thomas Baker

Physics

Electrodynamics and an Investigation of Weak Field Kerr Geometry

Susan Michelle Beaver

Chemistry

Charting the Miniscule: Exploratory Synthesis and Characterization of Manganese Doping in ZnO Quantum Dots

Nicholas Blanchard-Wright

Biology

A GFP Fusion Protein with the N-terminal Telomere Binding Domain of Xenopus laevis POT1

Edna Bonhomme

Biology

Neurosecretion and Proteolysis of the Egg-Laying Hormone (ELH) Precursor in the Bag Cells of Aplysia californica

Christopher Thomas Boniface

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

B-Arrestin 1 is a Putative Target of 17-B-Estradiol-Mediated Splice Site Regulation in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells

Kimberly Ann Camacho

Biology

A Plan for the Modification of the Reed Canyon as Frog Habitat: Perspectives of Adaptive Management and Surrogate Translocation

Anna María Carmona

Biology

Understanding Virulence: in vitro Analysis of H-NS and Ler Mediated Regulation of the LEE5 Regulatory Region in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Hsin-Chieh Chen

Biology

The Effect of STU2 Overexpression on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) ORF 3 Stop Codon Readthrough Efficiency in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Dorothea Hope Coffer

Biology

Identification of Chemototherapeutic Agents Against Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Using the Model Organism Caenorhabditis elegans

Kevin Thomas Connolly

Physics

Quantum Mechanics of the Electric Dipole Potential

Leah Parsons Cook

Biology

Live or Die: A First Enclosure Experiment with Coho Salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch, in the Canyon

Leslie Beth Cooperman

Biology

The Bordetella pertussis Protein BpH3 Shows Ler-like Activity at the LEE5 Operon of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli

Dorien Skye Coray

Biology

What Does This Have to do with Goats: Identifying Host Genes Involved in Stop Codon Readtrhough in Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus

Matthew Lee Davidson

Physics-Biology

Spatial Frequencies of Natural Scene Stimuli Determine the Response Functions in LIF Model Neurons

David Pieter de Regt

Physics

A Computational Model of Combustion Reactions Toward MBT Calculation of the Internal Combustion Engine

Jordan Jay Devereaux

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Investigation of the Kinetic Parameter of the Calf Spleen Purine Nucleoside Phosphorylase-Hypoxanthine Complex

Mark Alan DeWitt

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Conformational Dynamics of the Bacillus Subtilis manganese Metalloregulatory Protein MntR

William Ernest Draper

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Metal Binding in ScaR: Mutation and Titration

Forrest Elliott-Farren

Mathematics

An Exposition of Hutchinson's Theorem

Oren M. Elrad

Physics

The Feynman Spaghetti Problem

Tristan Shane Eversole

Biology

Does Hsp90 Play a Role in Canalizing Slowly Evolving Floral Traits?

Arsalan Farooq

Physics

Combined Program, California Institute of Technology

Jessica Julianne Foster

Biology

Avian Influenza: An Emerging Threat

Fawntia Shay Fowler

Mathematics

Braid Groups of Graphs

Jason Douglass Givens-Doyle

Mathematics

Mapping Harmonic Extensions in Two and Three Dimensions

Aaron Eliezer Golden

Mathematics

Triangulations and Circle Packings on Genus-1 Tori

Jessica Marie Griffith

Biology

Evolution, Conservation, and Gastrulation: The Story of Two Cell Masses

Jessica Lauren Hacker

Chemistry

Design and Synthesis of a TAML (TetraAmidoMacrocyclicLigand) with Dual Electron-Withdrawing Substituents

David Stewart Ham

Chemistry

Thin-Film Polymeric Metalloporphyrin Membranes as Possible Colorimetric Sensors

Elizabeth Anne Hopkins

Physics

Characterizing the Acoustics of the Eliot Hall Chapel

Katharine Laura Horback

Biology

Characterization of the C-terminal DNA Binding Domain of Ler

Brian Gareth Howell

Biology

Gene Expression of Structural Genes in the Anthocyanin Biosynthesis Pathway of Delphinium nuttallii and Delphinium leucophaeum

Jennifer Lillian Hubbs

Chemistry

Synthesis of New Alkali Niobates in Molten Salt Fluxes

Victoria Kathryn Jenkins

Biology

Effect of 17-B Estradiol on Regulation of Retinoic Acid X Receptor a in Breast Cancer Cells

Helina Joshi

Chemistry

Aerogels, Ambigels, and Xerogels of Vanadium Pentoxide

David Samuel Katz

Physics

Surface Phenomena in Ferrohydrodynamics

Joseph Ian Kliegman

Chemistry

Structure and Purpose of Activating Residues in MntR from Bacillus subtilis

Benjamin James Kukull

Biology

Purification of Host Proteins Associated with HIV-1 Restriction Factor Rhesus TRIM5a

Beverly Amy Lau

Physics

Constructing a Magneto-Optical Trap

Leslie Ann Lilly

Biology

The Synergy of the Plant-Microbe Interaction in Selenium Bioremediation

John Alexander Lind

Mathematics

Theta Lifts of Automorphic Forms

Kellie Marie Linn

Chemistry

Pink Meets Green Oxidation Chemistry: Progress towards the Synthesis of Tetra-Amido Macrocyclic Ligands for Hydrogen Peroxide Activation

Andrew Lewis MacKinnon

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

31PNMR Studies of the Substrate Binding Stoichiometry of Orotidine 5'-monophosphate and mackinnon symbol-D-5-phosphoribosyl-1-pyrophosphate to Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Colin Stephen Magowan

Biology

Morphogenetic Movements during Inversion of the Spider Embryo

Brian Christopher Moore

Chemistry

One Fellow's Contributions to the Resonance Raman Excitation Profile of Chromium Hexacarbonyl

Colin William Morrow

Biology

Towards an Understanding of the Intracellular Actions of Pre-B-Cell Colony Enhancing Factor

Marc William Nolan

Biology

Finding Neverland: An Examination of Female Hormone Replacement Therapy

Stacy Lee O'Neill

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Effects of T89D and Q96E Amino Acid Substitutions on QacR Protein-Drug Binding

Diana Christine Parrish

Biology

The Role of Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) in the Immune Response in Xenopus laevis

Timothy John Pennycook

Physics

Three-sate pennycook symbol-Configuration Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in Room Temperature Rubidium

Aleksandar Velizarov Petrov

Mathematics

Quadratic Fields and Cryptography: Classical and Quantum Aspects

Darren Joseph Platt

Mathematics-Physics

Self-Adjoint Extensions and Quantum Mechanics

Max Henry Quinn

Mathematics

Toward a New Approximation Algorithm for the HP-Model of Protein Folding

Rebecca Elaine Reilly

Biology

Using Genetic Data as a Guideline in Examining Potential Local Adaptation by Quercus garryana in the Pacific Northwest

Leila Elizabeth Rieder

Biology

Molecular Concerted Evolution of the 5.8 S rDNA Multigene Family in Delphinium

Julia Mae Robinson

Chemistry

The Synthesis of the ABC Isoingenane Ring Skeleton

Seth Francis Samuel

Mathematics

Building Consensus: Can't We All Just Get Along?

Rachel Hart Voloshin Sandy

Mathematics

Counting Patterns

Roger Benezet Scott

Physics

Gyroscopically Coupled Mechanical Oscillators

Jason Robert Seifter

Physics

Colloidal Synthesis and Optical Characterization of Monodisperse CdSe Semiconductor Quantum Dots

Conrad Aarne Shultz

Chemistry

A Synthetic Investigation of Compounds with Intramolecular Hydrogen Bonds

Lindsay Kathryn Swanson

Biology

Effects of the Overexpressed Host Genes STU2 and YHR213W-A on Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae

Lawrence Vincent Valby

Mathematics

A Category of Polytopes

Jeremy Gregory Waen

Chemistry

Jarosite KFe3(SO4)2(OH)6, Fayalite (Fe,Mg)2SiO4, and Mars, Oh My!: An Exploratory Study of Unusual Weathering Reactions

Evan Thomas Ward

Mathematics

Prime Filtrations of Monomial Rings

Joy Louise Wattawa

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Studies of T4 Lysozyme Structure by Site-Directed Fluorescence Labeling

Susanna Holley Wegner

Biology

Bisphenol A Enhances ER Recruitment to Estrogen-Responsive Genes in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

David Williams

Physics

Optical Tweezers: Accuracy and Automation

Jessica Lynn Youngberg

Biology

One Plant, One Pollinator: Morphology Makes a Marriage


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Philosophy, Religion, and Psychology

Elizabeth Geneva Blodgett

Psychology

Women and Sexuality in the Health Care Setting

Evan Maxwell Brewer

Religion

One Ray of the Sun: The Education and Early Theology of Nikolaj Velimirovic

Eliza Marie Buhrer

Religion

From Theologian to Physicus: William of Conches and a Twelfth Century Rift between Theology and Natural Philosophy

Michael Phillips Casper

Religion

Day of the Living Dead: The Spirit Possession Paradigm in Early Modern Yiddish

Daniel Chevalier

Psychology

Variation and Selection in Context

Amanda Leigh Cooper

Religion

Facing Indra's Net: A Text-based Analysis of the Case for an Innate Buddhist Environmentalism

Tristram Coffin Dammin

Religion

"Hail to the Chief": Ideology and Religion

Michael Clark Deen

Psychology

Hookups and Women's Social, Psychological, and Sexual Health in College

Kara Arielle Fischer

Psychology

Overt and Covert Transfer of Statistical Reasoning Training

Joseph Preston Franklin

Philosophy

Dancing About Architecture: Wittgenstein and Aesthetics

David Trexler Gatta

Psychology

The Differential Effects of Oleoylethanolamide on Ingestive Behavior in Free-Feeding Rats

Sarah Spotswood Gishe

Philosophy

Names as Demonstratives

Anna Marian Gordon

Religion

The Meditative Brain in Contemporary Neuroscience

Miriam Sara Grotte

Philosophy

Assuming Rationality and Truth: The Significance of a Charitable Assumption in Radical Interpretation and Ordinary Practice

Simon Kurt Hilarides

Philosophy

Realism in the Philosophy of Science

Lauren Elaine Hudgins

Psychology

Written Emotional Disclosure: A Potential Therapeutic Intervention for Chronic Pain

Aaron Russell Jacobs-Smith

Philosophy

The Mystery of Freedom: In Search of a Viable Account of Free Will

Samuel Benjamin Kigar

Religion

Islam on the Inside: An Ethnographic Case Study of Muslims in an Oregon Prison

Margot Pyne Kniffin

Religion

Falun Gong and Li Hongzhi's Mechanized Redemption in the Information Age

Megan Lawther Lakeland

Psychology

Effects of Sexually Objectifying Magazine Advertisements on Late Adolescent's Gender Attitudes and Stereotypes: Reinforcing Traditional Roles and Ideologies

Catherine Elinor Liggett

Philosophy

The World in a Wild Flower: A Kantian Approach to the Aesthetics of Nature

Samantha Rose Lundequam

Religion

Hallowed Ground: Arlington National Cemetery, Sacred Space, and American Symbol-Making

Megan Sara McClintic-Gilbert

Psychology

The Relationships Among Early Adolescents' Motivational Orientations, Learning Strategies, and Academic Achievement

Miranda Noel Meadow

Religion

Rewriting Religion: W. D. Muhammad's Construction of an African-American Muslim Identity

Benjamin Paul Murphy

Religion

(Re)readings of Paul: The Epistle to the Ephesians and the New Paul Paradigm

Shorey Alison Myers

Psychology

The Cultural Psychology of Confirmation Bias: Dialectics, Logic, and the Evaluation of Hypotheses

Matthew Liam O'Sullivan

Psychology

Environmental Influences on Developmental and Adult Injury-Induced Plasticity: Effects of Dietary Sodium Restriction during Early Development and Chorda Tympani Regeneration on Salt Taste Behavior

Reanne Theresa O'Sullivan

Religion

Woman, the Last Fortress of Every People: The Grail Movement, Feminist Theology, and American Catholicism

Jeffrey Wyatt Peterson

Religion

The Immortal Discourse: Tracing Ge Hong's Tradition of Transcendence

Jacob Benjamin Rothstein

Psychology

Ceiling Effects in Assessments of Choice Variables

Bonnie Elizabeth Sailer

Psychology

The Cost of Switching Languages and Switching Categories in Two Bilingual Auditory Tasks

Michael Jared Salk

Religion

From Spiritual Beings to Counterintuitive Agents: God-Beliefs, Cognitive Science, and the New Naturalism in Religious Studies

Lauren Rose Scheiner

Psychology

Lexical Access in Spanish-English Bilinguals During Auditory Comprehension

Roberta Alexandra Schriber

Psychology

The Interactive Effect of Regulatory Focus and Self Construal on Global-Local Processing

Alexandra Ashley Seckar-Bandow

Philosophy

Virtue Ethics Avoids the Alienation of Consequentialism and Kantianism: The Implications for Friendship

Ethan Oliver Selfridge

Psychology

The Role of State-Anxiety in Cognitive Dissonance Induced Attitude Change

Kendra L Speicher-Eisenstark

Psychology

Individual Differences in Visualization: Not a Binary Categorization

Penelope Rose Stanton

Psychology

One for One and All for All?: The Effect of Group Identity and Communication on Self-Interested Behavior and Trust in Social Dilemmas

Maureen Tara Steckler

Psychology

Heterosexism and Attitudes toward Same-Sex Parenting

Sarah Alice Stickney

Psychology

The Effects of Fear and Sadness on Automatic Intergroup Discrimination in the Minimal Group Paradigm

Mary Elizabeth Ungerecht

Psychology

Gendered Power Relations and Condom Use in Heterosexual Relationships: A Critique of the Theory of Reasoned Action

Rosa M.M. Walker

Psychology

An Investigation of Variability-Training in Electromyography (EMG) Biofeedback


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Interdisciplinary

Robert Owen Daly

Linguistics

Language Revitalization and its Sociocultural Context: Chinook Jargon

Julian Pearce Emanuel

Literature-Theatre

Catharsis through Comedy

Daniel Christopher Gidycz

Mathematics-Economics

Interest Rates and Deficit Expectations Using Real-Time Data

Jesse Gauthier Hallett

Linguistics

Lexical Semantics for Natural Language Processing

Eliah James Hecht

Linguistics

The Syntax and Semantics of Focuser Like

Leah Garrott Johnston

Linguistics

Sheng and the City

Aaron Thrall Kheifets

Philosophy-Mathematics

On Material Completeness Proofs

Paul Mark Robertson

Classics-Religion

Didymus the Blind and his Commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Romans

Miriam Nehama Rosenberg

International and Comparative Policy Studies

Speaking of Birth: The Intersection of International Development and Childbirth in Chiapas, Mexico

Katherine Withee Sweaney

Literature-Theatre

The Legible Body: Refiguring Anatomies in 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

Alexandra Kristine Urza

International and Comparative Policy Studies

Rearticulating Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Deforestation in Panama

Alexander Mark Wallace

Linguistics

The Linguistic Construction of Events and the Production of Knowledge: Reported Speech and Translation in French Newspaper Reports

Jeffrey Andrew Wermer

Classics-Religion

wermer titleJesus as a Principle of Meditation in the Philosophy of Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite


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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Susan Teresa Benson-Zoref

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

A Sense of Doubleness in Twentieth Century Literature by Two Jewish American Writers

Nita L. Countryman

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

"Lucifer Joy": Complexities of Tone in Gregroy Corso's Poetry

Janet Ellen Marthers

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Feminism and the Daughters of the American Revolution: 1890-1920

Paul Marthers

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Faculty Salary Policies at Small Liberal Arts Colleges: Has Market-Driven Differential Pay Replaced the Equity Principle?

Linda Jeanne Meng

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

"These Two Emerge Together but Have Different Names": Chuang-tzu Meets Nagarjuna in the Excluded Middle

Ruthie Macha Petty

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Work of Art in the Age of Nuclear Enchantment

Paul Andrew Platosh

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Reenvisioning the Marketplace A Radical Redesign of the Modern Supermarket

Laura Lee Ross

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Ursa Minor: An Exploration of the Present Moment, the Personal Essay, and Virginia Woolf

Vonda Lynn Van Farowe

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The History of the Portland Story: Looking for Native Americans in the Popular Historiography of Portland, Oregon


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