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    Deeptanshu Jha
    Social media sources have generated an explosion of detailed behavioral data. These novel data sources provide us with an exceptional opportunity to devise innovative computational methods to study and characterize drug use and recovery at an unpreced . . .
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    Jamie Rose Sibley Yin
    This study measured the effect of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) on carbon, ammonium, and nitrate uptake by natural assemblages of phytoplankton from the northern San Francisco Estuary (nSFE). The first part of the study was conducted in th . . .
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    Michael Joseph Tarantino
    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) acrassipes) and water primrose (Ludwigia hexapetala) are aggressive invasive floating aquatic vegetation (FAV) species that cause severe economic and ecological impacts to the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in . . .
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    Divya Subramanian
    Some dative verbs appear in both the double object construction (Give me the toy) and the prepositional construction (Give the toy to me), while others can only be used in one construction (Say something to me // *Say me something). Children cannot ex . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Dawn Louise Spinella
    This novel is based on a true story and represents the later period in the life of Reverend Tunis G. Campbell. It begins in 1863 when Tunis Campbell, at age fifty, leaves New York and moves to Georgia to help the freedmen assemble their new lives. . . .
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    Ashante Shenika Smith
    The purpose of this thesis was to examine the effect of using Universal Access (UA) which is small group intervention as a pedagogical strategy to close the reading gap of African American students. This is a teacher research study used a sixth grade . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Michael Thomas Morito Sera
    This thesis investigated specific relations between different executive functions and sensorimotor functions in neurologically and physically healthy adults. The secondary aim of this thesis was to examine potential moderating effects of environmental . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Joshua William Jose Salazar
    The purpose of this thesis is to examine Italy’s and Germany’s contrasting, discursive and physical responses of today’s “European refugee and asylum-seeking crisis.” While some argue that Europe is a full-fledged, securitized garrison, others argue t . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Lily Thuy Pham
    This paper will explore a historical timeline of western colonialism and imperialism’s legacy of trauma from Vietnam to the diasporic Vietnamese American community in the United States, specifically its impact on the lives, experiences, and identity . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Emily Elizabeth Otstott
    Warming ocean conditions sparked the poleward range expansion of the pugnacious nudibranch Phidiana hiltoni, whose arrival to northern California in 1992 coincided with significant declines of resident nudibranchs. The nudibranch assemblage of Duxbury . . .
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    Mark Johnston Olson
    The Chan-Evans-Lam (CEL) reaction is a copper-catalyzed oxidative coupling of boronic acids and 0-, S- and N-nucleophiles to form aryl-heteroatom bonds. This work was intended to determine, by reaction monitoring with electrospray ionization-ion trap . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    César Roberto Olivas
    Using the framework of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Conceptual Blending this paper aims to show how Spanish-speaking ghost story tellers think and talk about death, the afterlife, and ghosts. Based on the language of personal supernatural experience . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Basem Moussa
    Thomason says that when we draw out the logical implications of a cognitive scientist representing a target's beliefs and assent to those beliefs under competence psychologism in semantics (CP), inconsistency follows, van Fraassen saves CP from logica . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Amelia R. Molitor
    All over the world, but particularly in post-conflict societies, women suffer social marginalization and exacerbated economic hardship; it is also true that the political arena regarding conflict resolution, peacekeeping efforts, and national policy, . . .
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    Alexandra Mattison
    Conventional steel moment frame systems dissipate seismic energy and provide resistance to lateral forces. However, to achieve high performance, these moment frame systems sustain severe damage during earthquakes that require extensive repairs. Steel . . .
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    Jon Craig Long
    This thesis examines Latin America migration to the US, the attitudes of the sending and receiving countries, the push factors encouraging migrants to leave their homes, the pull factors in the US which are perceived by migrants as good for themselves . . .
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    Joshua A.H. Harris
    Gods and Griseos is a novel that explores themes of income inequality, artificial intelligence, and the nature of reality.
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    Paige Marie Guge
    In attempt to curb purchasing of sugary beverages many cities have implemented a tax on the purchase of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). We test whether the ability for increased prices to reduce purchasing of SSBs is impacted by the way in which the . . .
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    Chloe Danielle Gordon-Murer
    This study examined the developmental changes in four executive functions (EF) and three sensorimotor (SM) functions in 80 typically developing children aged 8- to 17- years, and 84 young adults (aged 18-24). A secondary aim of the present study was t . . .
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    Chirag Atmo Dalibar
    Categorization and subsequent generalizations are innate characteristics of human cognition. Although automaticity of stereotype activation (SA) is a well-accepted idea, a comprehensive literature search yielded no results for the existence of any res . . .
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    Cynthia Gordon Kaye
    The modern-day characters in Happy Mom and Other Tales of a Handed-Down Holocaust evolve before a backdrop of the Holocaust: an outdoor cafe umbrella comes loose in the wind, unexpectedly upending a young attorney’s life; a mother's reaction to her de . . .
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    Matthew Meyer Ginsburg
    Woke Wash was written to expose corporate hypocrisy, specifically with regard to the embracement of social justice or “woke” issues to deceptively advance selfish corporate goals. In the play, Susan and Jack Popper are a young couple struggling to mak . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Lawrence Fujiwara
    Low impact development (LID) is an innovative ecological and landscaped based design framework that is used in urban planning to imitate pre-development hydrologic systems. LID is a new concept in stormwater management that is replacing conventional s . . .
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    Colin James Flynn
    The setting for Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is the American-Mexican southwest borderlands in the middle of the nineteenth century. McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men, meanwhile, takes place in the same region at the end of the twentieth century. I . . .
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    Mette Fordan
    The Olmec inhabited Mesoamerica from approximately 1500 B.C. to 100 A.D. The theory behind this study has been that the Toad, Rhinella marina, was a sacred being to the Olmec and that it represented the concept of duality in its ability to live in two . . .
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    Simone Claire Enderlin
    In this thesis, the use of empathy within museum educational activities and programming is examined. Due to the lack of social-emotional learning within formal education and the overall need for empathy in society, activities and programming involving . . .
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    Zoe Elizabeth Dumas
    As technology becomes ever-prevalent in modem society and our lives are documented for all to see on a daily basis, it is more important than ever that we understand the role of narrative in our media. This project explores works of horror fiction tha . . .
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    Paul Christian Dunn
    Incident solar radiation (insolation) passing through the forest canopy to the ground surface is either absorbed or scattered. This phenomenon is known as attenuation and is measured in forest ecology using the extinction coefficient (K). The effect o . . .
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    Erica Walker
    In everyday life, consciousness appears to be insulated from external control. Processes such as decision making seem voluntary. However, recent theories propose that consciousness operates automatically in a manner resembling a reflex. To investigate . . .
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    Robin Clinton Crawford
    I am enchanted by the reliable magic of abstract painting. My children have been embarrassed when, at a public gallery, I would take their hands and stand directly in front of a painting that is chaotic with color, then slowly back away with them unti . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Alexander J. Cook
    Stimulus-driven capture of attention has been used extensively in visual search tasks to examine the automatic deployment of attention. Few studies have examined the attention capture ability of salient singletons when the task requires the participan . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Melissa Thea Valk
    This thesis dissects the role of melancholic imagery and religion in Alfred Tennyson’s poetry, with a special focus on his magnum opus, In Memoriam A.H.H (1850) and how the use of melancholy and religion act as rhetorical tropes in conveying the depth . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Jeffrey Gregor Blumenthal
    The Atlantic oyster drill Urosalpinx cinerea is an introduced muricid whelk in San Francisco Bay that has posed significant challenges to Olympia oyster restoration projects on the United States West Coast. Atlantic oyster drills have a patchy spatial . . .
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    Nikolas Paul Bunton
    The aim of this thesis is to explore and analyze David Lynch’s films noir through a psychoanalytic lens, predominantly employing Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories to dissect and explicate these films. This thesis defines and explores wha . . .
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    Dasha Bulatova
    Gorge consists of poetry, prose poetry, and experimental/hybrid-genre pieces that explore obsession, trauma, and memory through personal and historical lenses. A loose narrative framework centers around the archetype of “Mudman,” an anti-hero whose . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Paul Christian Dunn
    Incident solar radiation (insolation) passing through the forest canopy to the ground surface is either absorbed or scattered. This phenomenon is known as attenuation and is measured in forest ecology using the extinction coefficient (K). The effect o . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Savvides, Michael Roger
    The proliferation of Information and Communications Technologies is a gamechanger for international relations, and the classical theories are not suited for application in cyber studies. The current literature on cyber studies, is fragmented, and lack . . .
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    Masters Thesis
    Chessin, Krista Ellise
    Few studies in psychology have been conducted that are inclusive of sexual orientation minorities, such as asexuality, using quantitative measurement tools. To address this deficit in inclusiveness, I developed the Sexual and Romantic Orientation Scal . . .