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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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    Rashty, Josef
    My thesis will argue that the best form of corporate governance is a democratic system in which employees can be heard whenever their beliefs come into opposition with those o f their employers. It will also argue that employees have a responsibility . . .
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    Alunāns, Aleksandrs Yano
    In this thesis, I aim to demonstrate how I believe that Friedrich Nietzsche can in fact be viewed as a supporter of a virtue ethic in the Aristotelian tradition, using similarities with the theories of Mengzi, or Mencius, to show that this is plausibl . . .
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    Marquez, Christina Maria
    While there is a positive relationship between self-compassion and compassion toward others (Crocker & Canevello, 2008; Gilbert, McEwan, Matos, & Rivis, 2011), the extent of the relationship between the two variables has not often been investigated. R . . .
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    Lau, Lung Yuen
    With the advancements in contemporary medicine and the improved standards o f living, people are living longer than ever before. Yet, this growing demographic is facing a challenge that consistently threatens their well-being. Falls account for the ma . . .
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    Zargar, Paymun
    In this paper, I argue that Slote’s agent-based virtue ethics amount to a voluntarist virtue ethics that contrasts sharply with ethical intellectualism. Ethical voluntarism is the view that a proper ordering of motives is sufficient for a moral agent . . .
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    Giacomini, Colin
    This thesis seeks to explain why Turkey in the post-Arab Spring era pursued a strategic partnership with Russia and Iran. Through utilizing the theory of neoclassical realism, the results of this analysis indicate that Turkey’s behavior can be attribu . . .
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    Burgert, Sarah Elizabeth
    / r e v e r e n t i a l / is based in vivid memories of childhood summers past. This collection is a retelling of family histories half imagined, half transcribed. The work highlights a young boy's experience with the beauty in nature, the magic that . . .
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    Heiser, Shawn Christopher
    This study examines the environmental and land use history of Mussel Rock from Ohlone settlement to the present. Mussel Rock is home to a notoriously unstable garbage landfill, which sits directly on top of the San Andreas Fault Zone and the second la . . .
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    Perez, Maria Isabel
    Farhad Babaee and June Huh introduced the tropical Laplacian of a tropical surface and used it to disprove a generalized Hodge conjecture. We study four families of tropical surfaces arising from the root polytopes of types A ,B ,C and D. We compute t . . .
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    Hunter, Austin Taylor
    In this paper, I argue for an account of personal identity that I find in David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature. I argue that this unity of self is a feeling of reason and that this feeling is produced by a demand for explanation found in experience. . . .
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    Craik, Isabel Sierra
    This case study described the process used to teach narrative development to a 22-year old adult who benefits from AAC using the model of a community Storytelling Club that incorporated peer-confederates. Methodology for testing the psychosocial impli . . .
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    Buchbinder, Margot Valerie
    With the predicted acceleration of sea level rise in the mid-21st century, salt marsh restoration efforts are faced with the challenge of building and maintaining sufficient sediment to elevations that support vegetation. The highly subsided Sears Poi . . .
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    Rodriguez Bandala, Laura Alejandra
    This thesis examines how art non-profits process loaned objects for temporary and traveling exhibitions in the context of special or toxic materials. Safety guidelines, emergency planning, and proper registration procedures for exhibitions in both mus . . .
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    Niles, John Hart
    The Noble Hills Formation (NHF) is a ~500 m conformable sequence of generally coarsening-upwards ≥3.34 Ma basin deposits that is extensively exposed the Noble Hills, southern Death Valley, California. The NHF contains sediments derived from both the O . . .
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    Torres, Alyssa Marie
    Museum archives include administrative documents, staff files, and other valuable legacy data that considered together, supply an institutional history for staff, scholars, and the public. In this thesis, the current state of museum archives managemen . . .
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    Raghuwanshi, Prashis
    Developing hardware to mimic neural networks in the brain is becoming more realizable as technology advances and improves. In this research, a model of neural networks for visual edge detection is analyzed. The various challenges in verifying the mode . . .
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    Ballard, Jack
    Creekside High School is a high-performing public high school where students who are not White or Asian face a racialized school environment. This dissertation examines the school’s initiative to detrack its ninth grade Algebra class. Detracking is th . . .
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    Zevgolis, Alysia Nicole
    The low ionic conductivity across solid-solid interfaces and through the solid electrolyte is a limiting factor for commercial implementation of all solid state batteries. Through the understanding of Li+ ion diffusion by using first-principles molecu . . .
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    Spengler, Teo Carla
    This is a collection of fiction and nonfiction pieces and poetry.