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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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    Baleria, Gina Carole
    The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover how a single intervention focused on civil, respectful conversation across difference might influence marginalized college students’ sense of belonging and privileged college students’ level of cur . . .
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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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    Franklin, Vidrale Antoinette
    Through narrative inquiry, a qualitative study of the lived experiences of six African American female elementary school principals in two urban districts was conducted within the theoretical frameworks of Black feminist and critical race theories. Th . . .
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Berman Harel, Yehudit
    This paper explores the area of using social media profiles and a reward system to develop the employee referral process. History of employee referral programs is presented, including the relatively recent incorporation of Social Media’s effect on the . . .
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    Potter, Anne Melissa
    This project will examine a small group of Restoration plays based on French sources. It will examine how and why the English plays differ from their French sources. This project will pay special attention to the role that women played in the developm . . .
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    Tran, Michelle
    While there seems to be a wealth of research on (mis)representations of athletes in traditional media, there is a lack of scholarship concerning online communities consisting of readers’ comments on sports websites and in social media. Moreover, such . . .
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    Yun, Christopher
    A short story collection comprised of works of fiction, both realist and speculative, engaging with themes of inadequacy, idealized love, and squalor, all threatening to crush the protagonists. These are stories with cold people in cold places seeking . . .
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    Kaupp, Raymond E.
    Despite a substantial body of research on the effectiveness of distance education at the post-secondary level, little is known about the impact of online course delivery on the achievement gap. In California, the gap between white and Latino post-seco . . .
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    Parkinson, Michael Quinn
    Ground and space based observations in the past fifteen years have identified a new class of exoplanets. These systems have planets in orbit about the center of mass of a binary in p-type orbits. The formation of these p-type planets via accretion is . . .
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    Ollodort, Robyn Michelle
    Through my analyses of the films Taxi Driver (1976) and Fight Club (1999), and the television series Mr. Robot (2105), I will unpack the ways each text represents masculinity and mental illness through the trope of revolutionary psychosis, the ways th . . .
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    Martin, Billy J.
    Proponents of STEM education have highlighted the need for increasing STEM skills among students. To address this need, there have been recommendations to create new STEM-focused schools, a majority of which are to be STEM-focused elementary and middl . . .
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    Pugh, Sheila L.R.
    Using a valence variation of the Reflexive Imagery Task (RIT; Allen, Wilkins, Gazzaley, & Morsella, 2013), we observed behavioral and EEG effects of positive and negative images on unintentional cognitions in individuals (n = 16;mage = 23.75; SD = 5.5 . . .
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    Parra, Michael Andrew
    This thesis project focuses on the tension between empirical reality, fiction, and the self while addressing the following question: what is being organized and made orderly in the structure of the narrative form (the novel)? Within its own superstruc . . .
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    Templeton, Tyler Daniel
    This is a collection of poems in three parts. The first two parts consist of original work, while the third part consists of translations from the Spanish poet Leopoldo Maria Panero’s latest work. The first two parts are meant to explore the coexisten . . .
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    Doliber, Nicholas Michael
    I once held the cynical view that the world is valueless, and that our moral evaluations were consequences of our subjective projections onto an indifferent world. A situation is good, or bad, because one deems it so. This position equates moral evalu . . .
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    Sharrah, Rhonda Kay
    This thesis examines Sir John Harington’s early modern English translation of Orlando Furioso, published in folio format in 1591. It looks at the interpretive practice on display in the folio’s extensive paratext, using hypertext theory as a model for . . .
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    Polos, Stephanie Danielle
    This thesis is an investigation of the “Anacreontic” vases, produced in late-sixth and early-fifth century Athens, with a particular focus on their iconography, background, and whether the men depicted on them are dressing in Eastern or feminine costu . . .
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    Gallagher, Cara Alyse
    The occupation of an ecosystem by a new top predator could affect the stability of a food web. In San Francisco Bay (SF Bay), there is evidence for a multi-decadal disappearance of harbor porpoises {Phocoena phocoena) that spanned from the 1940’s to t . . .
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    Anima, Mikayla Nicole
    There is an investigation for a murder in an abandoned warehouse in Oakland, California following a male versus female UFC retaliation fight. The winner of the fight, Kata Gonzalves, confesses to the murder of her biological father, Domenico de Santos . . .
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    Mikkelsen, Jens Kevin Jimmy
    "So Be Violently New" attempts to use poetry to make an incision on the body of masculinity that exists in modem society, and to open up the insides, the gore, the hardships, and the parts of it that we don't want to see. At times, this project is dif . . .
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    Bricker, Kristen Marie
    Teen birth and abortion rates are higher in the US than any other industrialized country, and 15-24 year olds make up 50% of new sexually transmitted infections each year. US school policy promotes heteronormativity, and most programs ignore the needs . . .