Commencement 2008

Class of 2008

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.

Arts

Ian Newman Bunker

Music

Jazz Composition à la Basie, Brown, Miles, and Monk, or Composing with a Little Help from My Friends

Ashley Renee Cribbins

Art

Cultures and Context: Asia in the American Museum

Lila Roo Duncombe-Lieber

Art

Arresting Form: Resisting Permanence

Amanda Hope Fray

Art

She Is Risen: The Shameful Magdalene Made Shameless in Titian’s Penitent Saint Mary Magdalene

Erin Katherine Giblin

Theatre

Rhetoric and Ritual: Case Studies of Senecan Drama for a Modern Audience

Lily Jean Goldberg

Art

Realms of the Real: Appropriation, Imagination, and Weather in Henry Darger’s Panoramic Watercolors

Ryan David Holm

Art

On the Margin of Their World: Lloyd Reynolds and the Transformation of Classroom Content into Cultural Capital

Ryland James Ianelli

Art

Modernity and Sequential Art: The American Comic Book

Lucy Kang

Art

Magic in Black Rock Desert: Space and Time at the Burning Man Festival

Marka Ashlyn Kiley

Art

The Female Artist’s Body in Televisual Works of Art: Understanding Response and Encouraging Empathy

Caitlin Ann Kirkpatrick

Art

Rescuing the Image from History: The Art of Witnessing the 1989 Demonstrations in Beijing

Lindsey McElroy Maser

Art

The Imaging of Abundance: Food and Status in a Society of Plenty

Anna Heather McDonald

Dance-Theatre

An Exploration of Ritual in Performance

Peter Nathan Schroeder

Dance-Theatre

Follow Your Nose: Exploring the Physicality of Clowns and Other Things

Nansi Ada Singh

Art

Cries of Pain, Cries of Pleasure: Rock Icons and Abject Bodies

Jocelyn Lambert Squires

Theatre

We’re on a Boat!: Lighting for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Ayesha Vemuri

Art

Understanding the Underground

Alivia-Anne Novak Zappas

Art

The Empire Strikes Back: Italian Visual Vernacular Representations in Italian Colonial Africa

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History and Social Sciences

Elizabeth Mary Alexy

Economics

Consumer Demand for Local and Organic Food

Charles Claflin Allen

History

Towards Health Security: The Politics and Rhetoric of New Deal Health Care Reforms

Will Rice Anderson

History

Refined Christians, Rugged Aspirations: Jason Lee, the Oregon Mission, and American Methodism, 1833–47

Danielle Aquino-Roithmayr

Anthropology

Dancehall Queens and the Co-Gendering of the Jamaican Dancehall

Lydia Jane Baghdoyan

Anthropology

“How You Move When Moved”: Discourses on Skill and Fantasy in Stripping

Gary Michael Bennett

Political Science

Clean Elections: Proportional or Partisan?

Andrew David Stork Birnberg

Anthropology

What’s in a Word? Profiles of Nine Women with Cancer

Amanda Marie Bittaker

Economics

Corruption, Aid, and Growth

Tosca Danielle Braun

History

Consumer and Consumed: Female Agency Embodied in 18th- and 19th-Century France

Brian Eli Syrjala Brooks

Political Science

The U.S. Arsenal in the Second Nuclear Age

William Allan Sazie Brown

History

Credit Networks and Merchant Life in New France,1701–63

James Harris Carter

Economics

A Tale of Three Cities: Public-Private Partnerships in Municipal Wireless Networks

Stacey Dee Chau

Economics

Capital Controls and Globalization: Capital Account Spatial Interdependence and Growth

Jane Alexis Chipman

Anthropology

“Arabic, Extravagant, and Superluxurious”; Spatial Projections of Dubai

Thomas Sherlock Craig

History

Loving Souls: Experience and Identity in the Poems of Henry More

Erin Gray Crowell

Anthropology

Stumptown Coffee: The Aesthetics of Taste and Identity

Robin Taylor Davis

History

Mi Causa Es Su Causa: British Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War

Michelle Dong

Economics

An Economics Representation of Plastics Recycling Methods

Ana Felicia Dorado

Anthropology

Concerning Violence, Nationalism, and Identities

Maricela Eloisa Dorado

Sociology

Retreating States Confront Newly Activated Publics: Transnational Feminism and State Responses to Violence against Women in Postcommunist Europe

Samantha Kurland Drake

Political Science

Transnationalist Jurisprudence in the United States Supreme Court

Dustin Dakota Drenguis

Political Science

Critical Democracy: Deliberation and Social Complexity

Caitlin Teal Ecklund

Anthropology

Properties of Belonging: Relatedness and Recognition from the Ground Up

Eva Marie Fields

History

The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot and the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and Their Effects on Black Leadership and Community

Kevin Stevenson Fiske

Anthropology

Digg.com: User Revolt and Emergent Forms of Political Expression and Agency via the Internet

Jonas A. Fox

Political Science

The Early Political Thought of Huey P. Newton

Samuel H.N. Gast

Sociology

Embedding Innovation in Shifting Norms of Commercial Collaboration: A Social Network Analysis of the Boston Biotechnology Cluster, 1980–2000

Christa Nicole Gibbs

Economics

An Investigation of the Relationship between Tax Progressivity and College Enrollments

Christine Garam Han

Anthropology

Shifts in Romantic Love and Courtship Rituals in the South Korean Television Drama and the Modern Viewing Society

Duke Ray Harjo

Political Science

Of the People, by the People, Not for the People: Examining the Roles of Paternalism and Autonomy in the American and the Indian Conceptions of Indian Sovereignty

James David Hicks

Political Science

The Trouble with Liberty: Reassessing the Theoretical Origins of the Alien and Sedition Acts

Elizabeth Williams John

History

Farming Glory: Soviet Settlers and the Literature of the Virgin Lands Campaign

Alexander Isaac Jones

Economics

Crime and Opportunity

Naomi S. Kaplowitz

Sociology

State Determinants of Prison Privatization

Ian Steffen Keller

History

American Cartography in China, 1860–1900

Emma Lee Adams Kenagy

History

Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of American Manliness

Nicholas John Lenci

Economics

Viability of Massachusetts Health Care Reform

Alan T. Leung

Political Science

A Case Study of U.S. Economic Sanctions against China in 1989

Maron Lynne Levesque

Anthropology

The Local Construction of an Elite and Modern Place in Quito, Ecuador

Daniel Liu

History

The Phenomenon of Nature: A History of the Natural World of Karl Löwith and Hans Jonas

Farai Michael Marazi

Economics

Determinants of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy among People with HIV and AIDS: A Case Study of a Zimbabwean Community

Caitlin Eliza McKenna

History

Crowning the Hierarchy of Education: The Reform of the British Public Schools

Emily Virginia Mentzer

Anthropology

Re-inhabiting the Legal Body: Consent, Subjectivity, and Justice in Baby v. Maryland

Gabriella Sophie Miller

Anthropology

Eat an Eel in a Red Baguette: Experimental Art and Artists from Hanoi

Maralena Roisin Murphy

Anthropology

Imaging Modern Identities in Postcolonial Peru

Aaron Samuel Paul

History

Eagles in the Stone: The History of the Maine Granite Industry

Claire Antone Payton

History

Universal Citizenship and the Politics of Exclusion: Race in Early Revolutionary France and Saint-Domingue

Reed Jay Raskin

Economics

An Empirical Study of Liability Standards as Deterrence against Dog Attacks

Patricia Anne Roach

Political Science

Playing with Fire: The American Experience of Private Military Contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq

Rachel Marie Roberts

Political Science

Yes, but What’s in It for Me? Third Party Democracy Promotion in Post-Conflict Societies and the Use of Incentives

Michael Dylan Rogers

History

Totalitarianisms as an Emergent Concept of the State: 1914–33

Guido Santos Rosas

History

Chinese Conceptualizations of Citizenship in Socialist China, 1949–89

Genevieve Peterson Roudané

Anthropology

Organizing around the Center: Problems, Process, and Place in Portland’s Day Labor Center

Kristin Ella Russell

Economics

Efficiency and Eminent Domain: Kelo and Its Implications

Matthew J. Rust

Economics

Corn, Cows, and Chickens, Oh My! An Analysis of Domestic Ethanol Subsidies

Molly Jean Saunders

Economics

Industrial Organization of Rugby Leagues and Resulting National Team Performance

Annalee Joye Schafranek

Sociology

Constructing Feminism and Framing a Movement: A Newspaper Content Analysis

Anais Milagros Schenk

Anthropology

Encountering Gender: Feminists and Feminisms in El Salvador

Eric Holland Schmitt

Economics

Services Trade and Goods Trade: Similarities, Differences, and Their Relationship

Emma Dickens Seward

Anthropology

Mummies, Treasure, Archeologists, and the Politics of Exhibition: The Past and Present of Egyptological Museums

Sasha Anne Shyduroff

Anthropology

Weaving Narrative: Women Writing Identity and Ethnography

Samara Sirek-Love

Political Science

The Kurds and Turkey: A Study of the Impact of Ethnic Democracy on the Kurdish People, 1950–2005.

Hannah Leslie Smith

Anthropology

Going Country: An Examination of Irony and Sincerity through a Portland Country Bar

Alexander Ray Stein

Anthropology

Diamonds in Motion: The Conflict-Diamond Connection

Andrei Stephens

Economics

If You Pay Them, They Will Come: A Model of Incentives to Invest in Postsecondary Education Resulting from Cross-State Differences in the Minimum Wage

Lukas Grey Strickland

Political Science

Approaching Political Islam: A Case for Social Movement Theory

Matthew Thomas Summers

Economics

Salmon and Water: Valuing Fisheries Benefits from Instream Flows Using the Hedonic Price Method

Hillary Anne Snively Theobald

Sociology

A Quantitative Analysis of the Effects of Social Disorganization and Social Diffusion on Youth Gang Proliferation

Amanda Marjorie Ufheil-Somers

Anthropology

Keeping Watch from Space: Genocide and Technologies of Witnessing in the Age of Digital Surveillance

Thomas Richard Walsh

History

Liberalism and Capitalism: Government-Business Relations as Mediated by the Politics of the New Deal from Depression to War

Gwendolyn Snow White

Anthropology

Imagining Poor People: Market Anxieties and the Symbolism of Welfare

Lisa Edana Zorah Winters

Anthropology

Self-Positioning: Claiming Yoga as Intellectual Property or Traditional Knowledge

Xire Xirejiancuo

Anthropology

Klu-rol (lu-rol) Ritual: A Symbolic Communication between Mountain Deities and Human Agency

Amber Marie Yearta

History

America behind the Iron Curtain: Cold War Diplomacy and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956

 

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Literature and Languages

Lauren Michelle Abman

Russian

Lethal Journalism: Anna Politkovskaya and the High Art of Investigative Journalism

Rachel Minow Apatoff

English

Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight: Narration and Information in Bleak House

Devin Douglas Bambrick

English

Feel-Good Novels about Interracial Murder: Discourse and Disruption in Sherman Alexie’s Indian Killer and Flight

Elizabeth Eloise Bergland

English

The Perfect Taste of War in Harper’s Bazaar

Rosezell Lorraine Bosely

English

Worlds within Worlds: Utopian Oz, Edenic Neverland, and Their Legacies beyond the Page

Alia Elizabeth Breitwieser

Chinese

Narrative Indulgence: The Theoretical Implications of Li Yu’s The Twelve Halls

Andra Upite Brosy

English

Pynchon’s Postmodern Landscape: Spatial Representation in V. and The Crying of Lot 49

Samantha Amelia Carrick

English

“If a man is a force in one’s life”: A Study of Mentorship in American Poetry Considering Williams, Nardi, and Ginsberg

Molly Dara Cohen

Russian

Time for Another Apocalypse? Shifting Conceptions of

Russian

Emptiness in the Works of Andrei Bely and Viktor Pelevin

 

Jonina Wilensky Dames

English

Barefoot and Pregnant—IN SPACE!! Gender Dynamics in Science Fiction Television: Femininity and the Military in Farscape, Stargate SG-1, and the Earth: Final Conflict

Robert Charles Ericksen

English

Lifesong of a Zapoteca

Rebecca Xan Fitzgerald

English

Force, Counterforce, and the Propagation of a New Mythology: Writing in the Discourse of Fiction as a Participatory Act

Fiona Joy Gladstone

English

“La jaula se ha vuelto pájaro y se ha volado”: Translating Flight through Form

Hilary Joy Gray

Classics

The Lady and the Dragon

Elizabeth Rebecca Haas

English

Music is the Message: Documentary Film Addresses African Political Dissidence

Sarah Tang Hausman

English

Invisible Protest: The Democratic Rhetoric and Integrationist Aesthetics of Ellison’s Invisible Man

Lisa Christine Horner

Russian

Dmitrii Lipskerov’s Elena and Helmsman: Translation and Analysis

Christy Savannah Johnson

English

Navigating Chicana/o Time and Faith: Curanderismo and Identity Construction in Novels by Rudolfo Anaya and Ana Castillo

Mark Christopher Jones

English

Pensando, enredando sombras: Possible Partial Translations of Pablo Neruda’s Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada

Alexa Lee Kelly

English

The Alienation and the Subject in Early and Contemporary Postmodernist Fiction

Violeta Rumyanova Ketskarova

English

From Beowulf to Buffy or, Why Do We Keep Chasing Evil Dragons and Glorifying Virtuous Heroes?

Valentina Jing Yee Landolfi

English

“Stupendous Grief”: The Language of Mourning in Tess Gallagher’s Moon Crossing Bridge and Donald Hall’s Without

Clare Ingram Dunathan Lawrence

Chinese

Violation and Redemption in the Early 20th-Century Chinese Rape Narrative

Timothy John Lehnen

English

The Craft of Writing and the Relationship between Author and Text in Tristram Shandy

Raina Marie Levesque

English

Translation in Samuel Beckett’s Fin de partie and Endgame

Benjamin Mac Lingo

English

Time and Space, Imagination and Narration: The Third Term of Duality

Britt Nicole Long

English

There Were Things You Pretended You Had to Do: Masculinity and Self-Fashioning in Postwar American Fiction

Kyle Allen Long

German

That Is the Pop Principle: Emotional Capitalism and Sexuality in Contemporary German Pop Literature

Gerald Edmund Lunn

English

Fistfuls of Prose: The Prose Poem’s Missing Torso

Scott Donald MacLeod

English

King Lear and the Tragedy of Hermeneutics

Avyark Mallik

English

The Postmodern and the Postcolonial within the Discourse of Cultural Globalization

Alexa Preston Malott

English

Abstract Poetry: Ezra Pound’s Cantos IV and LXXVII

Evan Alexander Messinger

English

Satires on Truth-Knowing: Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowles, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Apuleius’s Metamorphoses

Morgan Ann Mills

English

Trailing Clouds of Glory: Approaching God through Children’s Fantasy Literature

Sarah May Mitteldorf

General Literature

Fluidity, Working-Through, and the (Post-)Traumatic in Cynthia Ozick’s The Messiah of Stockholm and Toni Morrison’s Beloved

Eric Byron Nelson

English

Beckett’s Paradox

Hunter Patrick O’ Folan

Russian

We All Think Differently? A Translation and Analysis of Vasilii Shukshin’s Point of View

Lisa Marie Olson

French

Le poids du langage: la politique d’ identité dans la littérature de Patrick Chamoiseau

Julianne Frances Ashby Pachico

General Literature

The Form of Truth in Onetti and Faulkner

Jennifer Pan

English

Outside and in-between: Empire and Epistemology in the Short Fiction of Jean Rhys

Scott Gia Pham

English

The Spy Novels of Graham Greene and Eric Ambler: The Cultural Politics of Popular Literature and Figuring the Real

Anna Laura Queener Platt

English

Posting the Subject: The Wife of Bath and the Language of Dissent

David Lawrence Platzer

English

9/11—Terror, Myth, and Fiction: An Ethnography of the Novel

Megan Ann Ralstin

English

Language and Self in Paul Auster’s New York Trilogy

Francis Anthony Reynolds

English

“I. Quick leave him”: Ambiguity in Language and the Formation of the Subject in Samuel Beckett

Glencora Roberts

English

No Rest for the Tired Reader: The Revolutionary Power of the Grotesque in Carson McCullers and Flannery O’Connor

Benjamin Nelson Sanchez

English

The Recontextualization of Americana in William Carlos Williams’ Spring and All

Alise Marie Scheeler

English

Sacred Monsters: The Diva and Her Homosexual Admirers in the Works of Terrence McNally

Elizabeth Koch Schmidt

English

The Influence of the Works Progress Administration on Bellow’s Dangling Man

Stefanie Alicia Sevcik

General Literature

The 20th-Century Subject: Literary and Theoretical Models

Walker B Shapiro

Spanish

Fiction and Rhetoric in Rodolfo Walsh’s Operación masacre

Claire Michelle Siepser

French

Breaking the Boundaries of Space-Time: A Study of Formal and Thematic Elements of the Bande Dessinée (Comics)

Robin Ross Swearingen

English

Modes of Disinheritance in Kafka

Courtney Heather Thrall

English

Constructing the “Monstrous” Subject: Anatomy, Aesthetics, and Rhetoric in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein

Rachel Elizabeth Tomlinson

English

An Epic of the Body: Women and Obscenity in Ulysses

Dylan Thomas Varekamp

Classics

Hope and Friendship in Augustinian and Epicurean Ethics

Kyle Linden Webster

English

Haruki Murakami and Ray Loriga: Memory and Solitude in Supermodern Space

Stephen Josef Wissow

English

Ethics, Anti-Elegy, and Specular Aversio: Language and Image in Li-Young Lee

Travis Neal Witkowski

German

Humor and the Boundaries of Discontent: The Case of the Flüsterwitz in Nazi Germany

Bryanna Elizabeth Woll

German

Die Gruppe 47: Literature, Identity, and Criticism in Postwar Germany

Matthew Steven Zimo

Russian

The Tradition of Andrei Tarkovsky



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Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Drew McCune Atwater

Physics

A Brief Study in Thermoacoustic Cooling

Christine Anne Lehualani Beckel

Biology

Microbial Source Tracking of Escherichia coli in Reed Lake by Antibiotic Resistance Testing and PCR-RFLP Analysis

Christopher Kyle Black

Biology

Associative Nitrogen Fixation Ability Does Not Predict Symbiotic Nodulation Ability in Burkholderia tropica

Rachel Katherine Bond

Biology

Promoter-Regulated Effects of TIS11 Overexpression on the Rate of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus Stop Codon Readthrough in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Evan Freer Bremer

Biology

Assessing the Presence, Stability, and Linearity of Dominance Hierarchies among Female Cichlids of the Species Astatotilapia burtoni

Jade Alana Bryant

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Pre-Steady-State Kinetics of Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase: Synthesis and Enzymatic Characterization of 2-Thioorotic Acid

Seyram Ahiadeke Butame

Biology

The Dominant Female: A Look at the Possible Sex-Role Reversal in Julidochromis marlieri, from a Behavioral and Hormonal Perspective

Michael Scott Chaffin

Physics

Quantum Mechanics of the Ellipse

Samuel Dyer Chamberlain

Biology

Phytostabilization of Abandoned Diatomite Mine Sites in Terrebonne, Oregon, Utilizing Purshia tridentata and Soil Amendments

Matthew Bradley Chambers

Biology

A New, “Open Source,” Rhizobia-Based Transformation System for Soybeans

Ryan Louis Cooper

Chemistry

Introduction of Vinyl Halogen Radiolabels

Garon Coriz

Biology

Formation of Filaments by H-NS and Ler

Bryce Krishna Cragg

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Deriving the Spider Embryo: Gastrulation and Dorsal-Ventral Patterning in Zygiella x-notata

Jeffrey Sebastian Cruse

Mathematics

Riemann Roch on Directed Graphs

Kassondera Celest Dallavis

Physics

Rotational Dynamics of Spinning Rings: The Gyro-Ring

Asher Warren Davidson

Physics

Two-Anyon Oscillator in a Time-Dependent Potential

Christine Elizabeth Deyo

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Fluorescence Studies of ScaR

Thomas Matthew Drane

Chemistry

Lattice Defects as Lithium Intercalation Sites in V2O5 Ambigels

Allison Elizabeth Edgar

Biology

Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Two Spider Species, Cheiracanthium mildei and Latrodectus mactans

Jessica Anne Emge-Hosner

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

What Did or Did Not Occur: Expression of the Glutathione-S-Transferases in Soybean (Glycine max) Root Nodules in Response to Paraquat

Jennifer N. Evans

Chemistry

Towards the Synthesis of a Symmetrical 1,2-Diamine

Michael Thomas Flashman

Physics

Modified Electrodynamics: Fixing Relativistic Field Theories

Luke Owen Frishkoff

Biology

Urban Wildlife Conservation: Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Three Populations of Taricha granulosa within an Urban Matrix

Hassan Abdul Ghani

Chemistry

Toward a Cost-Effective Method of Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water

Jessica Napualani Gill

Mathematics

Monomial Ideals

Jacob Doran Gilman

Physics

A Study of the B+ Meson Decay to vr+

Jeremy Jedidiah Harper

Mathematics

Projection-Valued Measures and the Need for Quantum Observables to be Self-Adjoint

William Crawford Henderson

Mathematics

Distributed and Mobile Systems in the p-Calculus

Margaret Frisbie Hendrick

Biology

Characterizing Serpentine Soil Tolerance in Mimulus guttatus (Phrymaceae)

William Randall Henner

Mathematics

Ukkonen’s Linear Time Suffix Trees

Paul Gresham Hightower

Biology

The Western Pond Turtle (Emys marmorata): An Assessment of Head-Start Programs Using Population Viability Analysis (PVA)

Jordan Douglass Hilton

Physics

N-body Simulations in a Binary Field

Juliet H.L.C. Hougland

Mathematics-Physics

Separability of the Kerr Geodesic Hamilton-Jacobi Equation

Cindy Don Joe

Physics

Hovercrafts and Liquid Rafts: Extensions of the Leidenfrost Ratchet Effect

Elizabeth Raine Rogers Johnstonbaugh

Chemistry

Thiolated Alumoxanes as Heavy Metal Filtration Media

Emily Ann Meloche Justusson

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Toward a Study of Salmonella Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase Binding Stoichiometry

Emily Li Pin Kam

Biology

The Change in Localization of the Ubiquitin Ligase Nedd4 in the Presence of 17-ß Estradiol in MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells

Aroon Saikumar Karra

Biology

Determining the Interval of Estrogen-Mediated Gene Repression on the ER Target Gene N4BP3 in MCF-7 Human Breast Cancer Cells

Julia Marie Keller

Physics

Quantifying Entanglement

Matthew Joseph King

Biology

Is Dam Removal a Panacea? Salmon, the Sandy River, and the Marmot Dam

Georgia Helena Kirkpatrick

Biology

Green Roofs and Urban Biodiversity: Arthropod Conservation in Portland, Oregon

Max Charles Klein

Physics

Transfer of Energy through Coupled Magnetic Resonance

Christopher Joseph Knowlton

Physics

Quadrupole Traps

Karim Lakhani

Mathematics

An Introduction to Multiresolution Analysis and the Discreet Wavelet Transform

Edwin Gaston Lauer

Biology

Construction of a Binary Vector for the Overexpression of Glutathione S-Transferase in Medicago truncatula

Julia Faye Lazenby

Mathematics

Circulant Graphs and Their Spectra

Christina Huong Le

Physics

The Mpemba Mystery

Jeremy Thomas Sheng Leitz

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Isolation of Large Dense-Core Vesicles towards the Identification of Their Tethering Proteins

Eric Ostrom Lindsey

Physics

Parametric Resonance in Systems of Vertically Driven Pendulums

Reiko Elena Matsuda-Dunn

Chemistry

Towards the Synthesis of (Z)-4-Carboxy-1-(4-Iodobut-3-enyl)Piperidine 1-Oxide

Claire Elizabeth Matturro

Biology

Lactoferrin as a Potential Anti-Proliferative Agent: Lactoferrin Exhibits Inhibitory Transcriptional Control over Skp1

Christopher James May

Physics

Feedback, Synchronization, and Communication in Chaotic Time-Delay Opto-Electronic Feedback Circuits

Steven Martin McClellan Jr.

Mathematics

A Computational Investigation of Kubota Conductors

Erin Jean McCowen

Physics

Bioconvection: The Effect of Density on Wavelength

Peter Ritchie McCulloch

Mathematics

Itō Calculus and Option Pricing

Amanda Marie McGuire

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Establishing the Boundaries for Metal Ion Selectivity in the Manganese Transport Regulator MntR

William Clement McNitt

Biology

Differential Regulation of the proU and LEE5 Operons of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli by the Repressor H-NS and Anti-Silencer Ler Requires more than Competition for a Shared Binding Site

Grant David Meadors

Physics

Re-searching Galactic Structure with Reed’s Radio Telescope

Tracy Lynn Mehoke

Mathematics

The Book of Shadows: Enumeration of Cubik Curves

Michael Melesse

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Site Directed Mutation of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae OPRTase Flexible Loop: Potential Application to Structural Studies

Catherine Ariel Mingoya

Biology

Intraspecies Recognition in Asatilatopia burtoni Cichlids

Aurelia Rose Moran

Biology

Cancer Resistance in Xenopus laevis: An Investigation of p53 Expression

Thomas Michael Mosier

Physics

Classical Analysis of Algebraically Solvable Quantum Mechanical Potentials

Laura Emily Mulshine

Biology

Methane Production in Response to Sulfate Concentration in Batch Anaerobic Digesters

James Eliot Nye

Mathematics

Braid Group Cryptography

Sara Caitlin O’Connor

Mathematics

A New Derivation for the Formulae for Counting Elliptic Points

Marcus Kwasi Adu Peprah

Physics

Weak Gravitational Lensing: An Astrophysical Tool for Probing Quadrupole and Sextupole Moments

Evan Clark Pierce

Physics

Quantum Mechanical Hoo-Hah: Finding Criteria for Bound States in Quantum Mechanics

Maximilian Oliver Press

Biology

Microevolution of Gasterosteus aculeatus in the Johnson Creek Watershed

Petra Alice Runckel

Biology

Cellular Movements during Early Neurogenesis in Zygiella x. notata

Zachary Paul Strahorn Schaefer

Chemistry

Purification and Attempted Characterization of Recombinant Orotate Phosphoribosyltransferase Expressed from the URA10 Gene of Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Rebecca Sara Schoenberg-Jones

Mathematics

Constructing a Sandpile Machine

Vito Antonio Spadavecchio

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

DNA Binding and Recognition by MntR

Daniel Luther Sullivan

Biology

The Potential Use of Two White Rot Fungi, Pleurotus ostreatus and Trametes versicolor, in the Bioremediation of Used Motor Oil

Rebecca Anne Susko

Biology

Ecophysiology and Pleiotropy of Foliar Anthocyanins in Delphinium nuttallii and Delphinium leucophaeum

Jonathan Randolph Sweeney

Biology

The Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity under Alternative Population Dynamics

Catherine Samuels Uram

Biology

Organ Localization and Function of Immunosuppressive Enzyme Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase and its Novel Isozyme, IDO2, in Xenopus laevis

Verónica G. Vergara Larrea

Mathematics-Physics

Laplacian Growth: How Mistaken Are We by Calling It DLA?

Natalie Calida Vizcarra

Biology

Messenger RNA Encoding the Egg-Laying Hormone Is Actively Transported to the Neurites of Bag Cells in Aplysia californica

Erin Leigh Weber

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Discrimination between Calcium and Manganese in MntR

Michael Edward Wernick

Biology

Is PinX1 a Negative Regulator of Telomerase in Xenopus laevis?

Caitlin Beth Whalen

Physics

Dense Diffusion Limited Aggregation

Alexandra Holbrooke Winters

Biology

Maternal Care and Aggression in the African Cichlid Astatotilapia burtoni

Gillian Reed Woodruff

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Expression and Characterization of Xenopus laevis POT1

Melissa Ann Louise Zarr

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

An Investigation of Two Similar but Different Proteins in Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli: Ler and H-NS

David Michael Znameroski

Physics

Normalizing Most Likely Trajectory Connecting Local Minima





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Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics

Haidar Muhsen Al-Dhalimy

Philosophy

More than Infinitely Many: Transfinite Totalities and Cantorian Set Theory

Bronwynn Boothe Bailey

Religion

Living Stones and Speaking Stones: Naim Ateek and Palestinian Theology during the Intifada

Richard Leland Beaumont

Psychology

The Effect of Afrocentric Facial Features on Conviction Rate: A Mock-Juror Simulation

Laurel Ellen Brehm

Psychology

Language Rules: Lexical Ambiguity and Models of Sentence Processing

Rami Moshe Segal Bridge

Psychology

The Suppression of Stereotypic Inferences Based on Afrocentric Facial Features: A Dilemma Unsolved by Awareness

Jacob Vahid Brown

Religion

Muhammad b. Masarra al-Jabali and His Place in Medieval Islamicate Intellectual History: Towards a Reappraisal

Morgan Raya Buras

Psychology

Affect, Expectancies, and Drinking Patterns in Older Adults

Roslyn Burns

Linguistics

Gender Stability in Germanic Languages: An Investigation of Plautdietsch in North America and Ingvaeonic Languages

Zoe Allegra Calman

Religion

The Place of Ethics: A Critical Reading of Giorgio Agamben’s Remnants of Auschwitz

Quincy Reiken Cardinale

Psychology

Auditory and Visual Memory Capacity: Do Similar Items Limit Capacity?

Kristina Marie Clark

Religion

Today the Sacrament is LSD: Start Your Own Religion , Timothy Leary, and the League for Spiritual Discovery

Alexandria Roberta Cook

Psychology

Parental Perceptions of Infants’ Television Viewing

John Chandler Dawson

Religion

Gaps in History: Arthur Cohen and American Jewish Theology of History after the Holocaust

Ryan Coomey Gersovitz

Psychology

A Comparison of Eyewitness Identification Accuracy between Simultaneous, Sequential, and Elimination Lineup Procedures

Jennifer Natalie Go

Psychology

Everybody’s Doing It: Adolescent Substance Use and Gender Difference on the A-SIDE Task

Alexandra Koukol Grant

Psychology

Ethnic Differences in American College Students’ Drinking Behavior and Alcohol Expectancies

Ilan Grunwald

Psychology

The Expansion of a Motivational Model for Alcohol Use

Jennifer Shasta Hafer-Zdral

Psychology

When Senses Collide: Multimodal and Dynamic People Perception

Isaac Joseph Hibbard

Psychology

Ease of Discrimination of “Polymorphically”-Similar Stimuli after 1, 2, and 3 Behavioral Equivalencies

Emily Nicole Hollenbeck

Psychology

Mothers’ Use of Eye Gaze in Infant-Directed Action Demonstrations

William Stewart Horsley

Psychology

Pornography Consumption, Body Image, and Sexual Behavior in College-Age Men

Patrick Gray Hudson

Psychology

Navigation of the Rough-skinned Newt (Taricha granulosa): Is there a Geo-magnetic Sense?

Emese Ilyes

Psychology

The Heat beneath the Melting Pot: Implicit and Explicit Stereotyping of Immigrants

Lindsay Patricia Juarez

Psychology

Stereotype Threat and Self-Affirmation: The Good Student

Madeline LeNore Klink

Religion

“I Type the Amens and Think the Rest”: An Ethnographic Look at Religion in Virtual Reality

Kostadin Petrov Kushlev

Psychology

The More You Want the Less You Get: The Effect of Maximizing Number of Choices and Mindfulness on Purchasing Decisions in Americans and Bulgarians

Ludmila Kuznetsova

Psychology

Free Testosterone Concentrations in a Hepatitis C Population

Richard Pierce Lamb

Philosophy

From a Moment Ago until Forever: A Critical Analysis of Metaphysical Perspectives on Ontology of Time, Change, and Objects in Time

Matthew Ian Lehet

Psychology

Gap Junctions and Memory

Timothy John Lehnen

Philosophy

The Philosophy of Existence

Erin Rose Lenhardt

Religion

Flannery O’Connor’s Anagogical and the Author, Character, Reader Trialogue

Lindsay Alyse Leonard

Psychology

Effects of Nitric Oxide, C-Reactive Protein, and Depression in Hepatitis C Patients Undergoing Interferon-alpha Therapy

Jessica Amber Love-Nichols

Linguistics

“Who Does He Think He’s Kidding?”: A Linguistic Analysis of John Kerry’s Perceived Inauthenticity in the 2004 Presidential Election

Sarah May Mitteldorf

Linguistics

Where to Find the Missing: Ellipsis, Syntax, Semantics, and Context

Ursula Elinor Moffitt

Psychology

Ethnic Identity, Motivation, and Academic Engagement among Hispanic Immigrant High School Students

Corinne Eavan Moore

Linguistics

English and Identity: Native Language, Global Language

Erik Douglas Ostrom

Psychology

Magic Motion: Infants’ Perception of Causality and Spontaneous Movement

Aurora Lynn Paulsen

Linguistics

Resurrecting the Dead: Revisiting Benjamin Lee Whorf’s Principle of Linguistic Relativity

Laura Rachel Platt

Religion

Dialogues in Diaspora: The Construction of Jewish Life and Identity at Cedar Sinai Park

Kristin Asta Ragnarsson

Psychology

Evidence for Motionese in a Non-Parent Population

James Alexander Ramos

Religion

Reading Rome and Jerusalem

Andrew Ritchie

Psychology

Change or Mirage? An Investigation of Stereotyping and Cognitive Load

Zane Rodnick-Smith

Psychology

Individual Differences in Visual Imagery

Kwaku Amoako Sarkodie

Psychology

8-OH-DPAT Attenuates the Anxiogenic Action of Hypothalamic Ghrelin

Emily Alexandra Summers

Psychology

A Study of Modern Personality

Anne Joyce Tabachnick

Psychology

The Effects of Variability Training on Exploratory Behavior of Rats

Ke Angie Wang

Linguistics

The Brave and the Boldface: A Study of Prosody in Comic Books

Margaret Maria Waterbury

Linguistics

Talk to Me: A Bakhtinian Approach to Addressivity and Dialogism in Political Speech

Kristin Marie Williams

Philosophy

Pursuit in Action or Capable of Being Acquired

Robin Peter Zander

Psychology

The Effects of Variable and Creative Practice in a Dance Environment

Sianna Alia Ziegler

Psychology

The Virgin/Whore Dichotomy in Action: Ambivalent Sexism and Evaluations of Positively and Negatively Sexually Subtyped Women



 

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Interdisciplinary

Devin William Chalmers

Philosophy-Mathematics

The Computable World

Andreea Jurculet

Mathematics-Economics

Fedspeak: The Response of Interest Rates to FOMC Communication

Wyatt Laikind

International and Comparative Policy Studies

Green Energy in a Red State: A Study of the Economic and Political Feasibility of Renewable Power Adoption in the People’s Republic of China

Amy Elizabeth Lawrence

American Studies

Romare Bearden, August Wilson, and the Blues: A Tradition of Aesthetics and an Aesthetics of Tradition in August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Piano Lesson

Joshua Michael Lingerfelt

Mathematics-Economics

Retail Electrical Deregulation in Texas

Hong Zhe Lu

International and Comparative Policy Studies

Political, Economic, and Historical Indicators of Corruption: A Comprehensive Model

Adrienne Julia Mahar

Classics-Religion

Self and Selflessness: Travels with a Handmaid of the Lord

Erica Cristina Strachan

Mathematics-Economics

Determinants of Microcredit Success: A Case Study of Mercy Corps Northwest

Kathryn Tarker

Literature-Theatre

Human/Nature

Michael Terence Turner

Mathematics-Economics

Moving Ahead, Looking Behind: Social Learning in Mexico-U.S. Migration

Cara Warner

History-Literature

Others and Brothers: Perceptions of Poverty and the Meaning of Community in London c.1600–90



 

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Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Megan Elizabeth Geigner

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Southern Oregon Chautauqua Association: Building the Foundation of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Christina Strang Henderson

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Virna Haffer: Regional Artist and Photographer

David William Melville

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Wrestling Shakespeare: Excerpts from a Novel

Thomas Frank Reale

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Equant: Contemporary Reconsiderations of Celestial Mechanics

Daniel Jenkins Steinmetz

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Claude Lefort and the Illegitimacy of Modernity

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