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    Kwok, Kammy Kam-Yi
    Fraction concepts are notoriously difficult for children to grasp and thus, much effort has been spent examining the effective instructional strategies. Many studies suggest that instructional practices in elementary mathematics should emphasize the u . . .
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    Keaveney, Hiroki Kimiko
    The purpose of my research is to tell a story about a queer interracial couple that used Christianity to create a relationship, in a climate of homophobia and antimiscegenation. Pauli Murray and Irene Barlow’s partnership began in the 1950s and ended . . .
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    Smith, Arnetta
    Using content analysis and a combination of manifest and latent coding to decipher meaning from messages found in media, From the Margins: Representations of Africana Queer Women in Visual Media is a qualitative thesis that examines the representation . . .
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    Plotitsa, Alex
    A magic labelling of a set system is a labelling of its points by distinct positive integers so that every set of the system has the same sum, the magic sum. The most famous class of examples are magic squares (the sets are the rows, columns, and diag . . .
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    Boyer, Chase James
    The intergenerational origins of emerging adult dating violence have been explored through many perspectives, but explanations have failed to account for the influential roles of multiple members of the family. Structural equation models explored whet . . .
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    Hassett, William Charles
    The Leo Pargil, Renbu, and Yalashangbo gneiss domes are among the western and eastern most in the chain of north Himalayan gneiss domes. The processes of gneiss dome formation are still debated, but there is a growing consensus that they result from t . . .
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    Bell II, Chris Edward
    This thesis examines selected works of two representative Black writers of the 18th century who used writing to fight oppression and advocate for the emancipation of African Americans from slavery. The specific writers are Phillis Wheatley (poetry) an . . .
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    Huntley, Brenna Rae
    Women are underrepresented in tech organizations, despite ongoing efforts to increase employee representation. The present vignette study investigates the effects of microaggressions and supervisor responses at a fictitious tech startup on perceptions . . .
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    Leech, David Alberto
    This thesis recasts the traditional arguments for how to interpret both the Daoist work, the Zhuangzi, as well as Socrates’ daemon using Islamic thinker Henri Corbin’s concept of the imaginal. Examining the outward manifestation of masterful skill is . . .
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    Elhaderi, Jason K.
    This thesis examines the state of quantum programming languages (QPLs) and QPLsby- extension, and presents one such Python-based QPL-by-extension called pypSQUEAK Orienting concepts from the twin threads of quantum computing — quantum mechanics and co . . .
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    Bradley, Colleen
    Curse Tablets and the Romanization of Britain focuses on the underutilized defixiones of Britain in order to better understand the social history of Roman Britain. The Greco-Roman practice of creating curse tablets was adopted by the Britons, but with . . .
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    Schynert, Kendra Elizabeth
    A novel that explores the collapse of narrative through the viewpoints of two main characters. One of the protagonists is semi-aware of the collapse and is in the process of using his extensive literary knowledge to understand and fix the narrative. T . . .
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    Franks, Duane Ray
    Fluid intake during exercise is essential for athletic performance and health. Some athletes overcompensate by drinking in excess, resulting in hyponatremia. ACSM guidelines have identified that sweat rate is individual, influenced by several factors, . . .
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    Fisher, Jarrad Nathaniel
    Floodplains are an important part of a healthy function stream system. Restoring floodplain within impaired stream systems can increase biotic diversity, minimize flood hazards, provide sediment storage and improved water quality, reduce channel incis . . .
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    Zhang, Chensong
    This thesis is concerned with the optical trapping and analysis of biological specimens. The change in momentum of light due to the interaction between light and matter generates force. Optical trapping permits the manipulation of microscopic objects, . . .
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    Moore, Casey
    We test the IDL package EZ_Ages for validity on spectra with low signal to noise ratios. EZ_Ages is a program, written by Genevieve Graves, that calculates age, [Fe/H] and abundance ratios for unresolved spectra. We dilute high signal to noise ratio g . . .
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    Lansang, Mie A.
    The specific activity of an engineered threonine protease within trypsin framework containing an Asp/His/Thr catalytic triad was substantially increased by optimizing the amino acid residues at position 42 and 58 (Cys42-Cys58; a disulfide bridge in th . . .
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    Rutledge, Brian Gregory
    Since 2007, the small South African city of Grahamstown has argued about what to call itself. This local name change debate has been part of a slow process of post-apartheid cultural transformation. Using the name Grahamstown as a starting point, this . . .
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    Davis, Michelle Nicole
    The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding and define the concepts of resiliency, burnout and informational support as related to social work professionals, and career longevity. Examining levels of resiliency in direct service providers . . .
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    Cundiff, McLaren Rianne
    In this thesis, the practice of museum records digitization and the impact of digital recordkeeping systems on existing analog records and recordkeeping is assessed, because as records are digitized, the interaction of the two recordkeeping systems is . . .
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    Wimbish, Jason
    This post-apocalyptic creative work explores the systematic racism that is woven in to the fabric of society by focusing on the interpersonal relationships of one family that struggles to live against the effects of a nation reeling from the structura . . .
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    Taylor, Shawn Demetrius
    This thesis investigates the nascent AfroGeek culture, not as a way to make geek culture (science fiction, fantasy, horror, technology) culturally and racially acceptable, but to prove that AfroGeek culture is post-colonial action taken to become visi . . .
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    Tarnate, Ella Lorraine
    This paper suggests that conceptual replications are key to making science cumulative by helping generalize findings and ensuring intersubjectivity. Attempts were made to conceptually replicate previously proposed findings (e.g., Quoidbach et al., 201 . . .
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    Mars, Diana Greenough
    The pyrite phase of iron disulfide (FeS2) has attracted interest as a visible light absorption layer for photovoltaic cells because of its low band gap and large absorption coefficient. A one-step hydrothermal approach was employed to synthesize pyrit . . .
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    Miller, Wilson Joseph
    Grammaticalization theory is used to analyze language change cross-linguistically and in historical linguistics as lexical items move from open class content to closed class functional words. With natural language as the data, this analytic framework . . .
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    White, Andrew William
    This paper examines the relationship between the Slow Cinema movement and the action film genre. By analyzing the work of Jean-Pierre Melville, I will display the ways in which many of his films can be classified as action films while sharing qualitie . . .
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    Chen, Jei-Ying
    Postulated by Bayer (1955), the calcaxonian gorgonians may have close affinity to the pennatulaceans based on the resemblance of axial structure observed under polarized light microscopy. To further confirm the phylogenetic relationship between the tw . . .
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    Youngquist, Alyssa Lauren
    This study aimed to replicate and extend research on adolescent bullying and victimization by determining gender differences, associations among bullying, anxiety, and self-esteem, as well as relationships between bullying and time perspectives. Selfr . . .
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    Rosinus, Diana Laurel
    A zipper represents ordered/ patterned construction and, when undone, ordered deconstruction. It calls to mind themes of sexuality, creation, repetition, man-made linear constriction (and freedom from it). Our world is constructed of pattern: sound, s . . .
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    Wono, Katrina Adrianto
    Site-specific recombination introduces topological changes on DNA molecules. The tangle method of Ernst and Sumners allows computation of all possible enzymatic mechanisms. In 2005, Vazquez and colleagues showed that the three mechanisms proposed for . . .
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    McWhirter, Richard Caleb
    In this thesis we use zonal velocity data at the “cloud layer,” the visible atmospheric surface of Jupiter, and temperature data at 10 constant pressure surfaces above the cloud layer to numerically integrate two versions of the thermal wind equation . . .
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    McWhirter, Richard Caleb
    In this thesis we use zonal velocity data at the “cloud layer,” the visible atmospheric surface of Jupiter, and temperature data at 10 constant pressure surfaces above the cloud layer to numerically integrate two versions of the thermal wind equation . . .
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    Craun, Dustin
    Race as an organizing principle, and Whiteness in particular, is perhaps the Western worlds most significant and lasting invention and ideology. Each of the Western worlds three main organizing principles: Christianity, race, and nationalism have been . . .
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    Noyes, Sarah Elizabeth
    Previous research has shown that individuals high in emotion recognition abilities are more accurate in obtaining information about other people’s internal states, and they can use this information to respond appropriately in social situations. To ass . . .
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    Andrews, Miles Taylor
    Are border controls coercive? Applying the “enforcement approach” to coercion, I show, provides a positive answer to this question. Thus, I side with Arash Abizadeh in his debate with David Miller over the nature of coercion and the legitimacy of bord . . .
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    Lai, Gabrielle
    Cross-national comparisons have shown that mathematical performance of East Asian children surpasses their U.S. peers as early as five-years-old (Siegler & Mu, 2008). Many cultural factors (e.g., number names, parental input, and preschool mathematics . . .
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    Nguyen, Philip
    The purpose of this research is to examine the relationship between transgenerational trauma and ethnic identity development for second generation Vietnamese American college students to develop a more nuanced understanding of the ways in which Vietna . . .
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    Zolotow, Nina
    Full-length novel about candy, time traveling and death, with metaphorical implications (and chocolate). A programmer, whose mother recently died, discovers that candy makes her time travel in her own life, disrupting her reality. Gradually the presen . . .
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    Wang, Ching-Yi Miranda
    This study captures the dynamics of online social networking among SFSU Math graduate students over time by applying the usage of cliques. The study started by collecting data from Facebook, then applying graphical representations and small-world netw . . .
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    Ebashi, Ai
    This project will explore the relationships between space and non-space, signifiers and signs, sonic and visual rhymes, and the Eastern and the Western linguistic point of views. While emphasizing the materiality or pictorial aspects of the kanji char . . .
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    Cybulski, David Mark
    This study combines two research areas: (a) the interaction between knowledge and systematic processing (Barker & Hanson, 2005) and (b) motivated social cognition (Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, Sulloway, 2003) . Students from San Francisco State Universit . . .
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    Hallett, Ashley Danielle
    The aim of this thesis is to investigate and identify if a certain element of a video game's soundtrack, whether it be the dialogue, sound effects, or music, develops more immersion in a player than the others. The preliminary research of this Thesis . . .
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    Plake, Clayton Jared
    The following is a Marxist psychoanalytic incursion into the films of Alfred Hitchcock. I use Freud’s work with the dead father and figurations of paternal absence to explore the way in which erotic relationships in The Lodger, Rope, and Vertigo refle . . .
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    Guerveno, Sylvan
    This piece in two movements is a symphonic poem loosely based on a film script that I read. The first movement is almost seven minutes long and explores the struggle of a man haunted by the disappearance of his young daughter. The second movement last . . .
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    Smith, Justin Zachary
    Jack London’s 1913 novel John Barleycorn is the closest we have to an autobiography of the fabled author. The accuracy of his descriptions of his adventurism and of himself has been challenged, despite the fact that many have embraced his heroic self- . . .
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    Cook, Booker
    This study examines the influence that histories written and taught from a comprehensive approach have had on Black men. This is important because research shows that Black men are targeted disproportionately with demoralizing innuendo and negative la . . .
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    Martinez, Safiya Aurora
    SO YOU CAN HEAR ME was written out of my desire to represent the experiences I had as a public school teacher in New York City during 2004—2009. I worked as a special educator in Title 1, underserved school communities and the experience had immense c . . .
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    Hassan, Manar Naha
    In the 1990s, the Mubarak regime’s exclusionary policies radicalized many Islamists, who took up arms in a decade that was marred by violent clashes between the state and segments of society. Why then did a group of Islamists choose a path of centrism . . .
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    Wassilie, Sandra Wilhemina Parker
    In this collection of poems, the narrator returns to San Francisco, where she was born, after a life spent in Alaska, to reclaim her mother and progenitors spanning five generations on their own ground. Working within a pattern suggested by the labyri . . .