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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Mistakes Were Made, Michael Paul Adams

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Low Power Analog to Digital Converter Design for Software-Defined Radios, Muhamamd Zain Ali

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Predicting Risky Sexual Behavior in College Students: Preliminary Results From the National College Health Assessment at San José State University, Gabriel Krikor Arden

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Watch the Sky, Kelly Ann Curtis

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling of Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Segmented Flow in Microfluidic Chips, Katrina Jolene Donovan

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Unequal Error Protection with the RaptorQ Forward Error Correction Scheme, Keshava M. Elliadka

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The Legacy of Antonio Sant'Elia: An Analysis of Sant'Elia's Posthumous Role in the Development of Italian Futurism during the Fascist Era, Ashley Gardini

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"I speak for the trees": An exploration of environmental advocacy and speaker credibility in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, Kelly Elyse Alviso Glass

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The Uncanny Valley, Jessy Rose Goodman

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Effect of Various Portland Cement Paste Compositions on Early-Age Strain, Alana Grace Guzzetta

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Utilization of Crowdsourced Maps in Catastrophic Disasters, Makiko Hong

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Effects of Temperature on Sexual Competition in Kelps: Implications for Range Shifts in Foundation Species, Alexis Cynthia Howard

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Adaptive Filtering for Heart Rate Signals, Samira Jaafari

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"Que Comença ja la Pel·li!" A Frame-based Study of Catalan and Spanish Begin-verbs and the Situation-entity Metonymy, José Antonio Jódar Sánchez

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Experiences of Immigration among Women from Taiwan, Robert Johnston

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Prediction of Residual Stress and Distortion from Residual Stress in Heat Treated and Machined Aluminum Parts, Robert Michael Jones

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Hittingtime and PageRank, Shanthi Kannan

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The Excavation and Analysis of Prehistoric Caribbean Remains: A Bioarchaeological Case Study of a Prehistoric Female from Nevis, West Indies, Chris Keith

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Design of a Simplified Test Track for Automated Transit Network Development, Adam Livingston Krueger

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Phonograph Vs. Radio: The Early Rivals of 20th Century Music Technology, Kristen Nicole Leake

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Compression-Based Analysis of Metamorphic Malware, Jared Lee

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Variation in Tissue Stable Isotopes, Body Size, and Reproduction of Western Pacific Leatherback Turtles, Deasy Lontoh

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Covert Visual Spatial Attention: Effects Of Voluntary And Involuntary Attention On Channel Enhancement And Channel Selection, Rocio Luna

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A Promiscuous Wallflower: The Rare Zayante Sandhills Endemic Erysimum Teretifolium (Brassicaceae) Benefits From Outcrossing, Miranda Kathleen Melen

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Through Currents of Flesh and Memory, Maria Mesa

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Tuesday Night At 6:30: The WOW Cafe Theatre Through The Eyes of Nineteen Artists, Elissa Mondschein

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Bentham, Self and Society, Brian Murphy

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Forecasting Peak Adult Activity of Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas Postvittana, Using a Degree-Day Model and Trap Data, Neal Bruce Murray

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The Madman: For Mezzo-Soprano and Pierrot Ensemble, Harlan Matthew Otter

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Coast Redwood Community Structure and Composition following Selective-Harvest: A Case Study of Byrne-Milliron Forest, Amy K. Petersen

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Using Vegetation to Reduce Nitrogen Runoff in California Caneberries, Rebecca Riesenfeld

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Delay Flip-Flop (DFF) Metastability Impact on Clock and Data Recovery (CDR) and Phase-Locked Loop (PLL) Circuits, Alfred Sargezisardrud

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Testing the Unfolding Theory of Turnover: Development of an Exit Survey, Rachael Tellez

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Characterization and Development of an Extended Cavity Tunable Laser Diode, Fnu Traptilisa

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Structure and Emplacement of Cretaceous Plutons in Northwest Yosemite National Park, California, Ashley Van Dyne

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An Investigation of Coastal Groundwater Discharge and Associated Nutrient Inputs Using Electrical Resistivity, Temperature, and Geochemical Tracers in Pescadero Lagoon, California, Christina Maryann Volpi

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Development of a Spatial Filtering Apparatus, Nicolle Wilson

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Plankton in Monterey Bay: Optimization of Optical Sensor Data from Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with Applications in Plankton Community Composition, Diane Wyse

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Wastewater and Water Quality Changes in Lower South San Francisco Bay, 1957-2013., Simret Kesete Yigzaw

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Galois Theory and the Hilbert Irreducibility Theorem, Damien Adams

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Real-time Auto Tuning of a Closed Loop Second Order System with Internal Time Delay Using Pseudo Random Binary Sequences, David Adams

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Le Déchirement et le Châtiment de Soi dans Épaves de Julien Green et la Chute d'Albert Camus, Imene Aggoun

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NCAA Division I Coaches and Athletic Trainers: An Examination of Professional Relationships and Knowledge of the Athletic Training Profession, Laura Alexander

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Funding sources of impactful and transformative research, Barrett Anderson

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The Fuel That Fans the Fire: Towards an Understanding of Redheads as Signifiers in Western Theatre, Sarah Kate Anderson

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A Dancing Paradox: Oral Histories of Dance Pedagogy, Stephanie Marie Anderson

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Future Work Selves and Work-Related Outcomes: The Role of Perceived Supervisor Support, Shama Arakeri

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Internalized oppression: Latino narratives on educational experience, Carolina Avalos

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Farms on Campus: Strong Stakeholder Support for an Educational Garden at a Non-Land-Grant University, Gina M. Bacigalupi

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The Effects of Psychological Contract Breach on Job Outcomes, Nichole Simone Ballou

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Local adaptation of two cryptic species, Lasthenia californica and Lasthenia gracilis, to distinct regions within a serpentine outcrop, Teri Barry

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ENSO Effects on Land Surface-Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions: A Global Study from Satellite Remote Sensing and NCEP/NCAR Reanalysis Data, Henry Bartholomew

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Experiences of coping with injury in Division I athletes from low-to-middle socioeconomic status backgrounds, Matthew Philip Bejar

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L'oeuvre Littéraire Et Plastique D'eugène Fromentin : Parallèle Et Complémentarité, Arnaud Bergerol

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Predicting Slender False Brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) Invasion in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, Janine Ellen Bird

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The Intergenerational Transmission of Attitudes on Divorce and Marriage, Rebecca Elizabeth Bivona-Guttadauro

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Made Marian: Myth and Reality in the Redondo Beach Public Library, 1895-1924, Lisa Blank

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CD13 and ROR2 Permit Prospective Isolation of Purified Mesoderm Progenitors from Human Embyonic Stem Cell Differentiation, Bevin Brady

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The genetic diversity and population structure of the dugongs (Dugong dugon) of Thailand, Jessie Barr Bushell

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Effectiveness of Peer Mentoring in First-Year Program Classrooms, Katherine Casey

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Psychopathy and Deception Detection, Lauren Elizabeth Castellano

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Use of Stair Prompts to Encourage Physical Activity, Nima Chhay

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Strain Measurement Validation Using 3D Photogrammetry Techniques, Tori Chinn

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Accent-Based Implicit Prejudice: A Novel Application of the Implicit Association Test, Carolyn Chu

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Intra-annual changes in population parameters as indicators of humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) migratory behavior, Casey Clark

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Multiband Spectrum Searching: Optimal Strategies and Localization ROC Analysis, Steven Collins

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The American Girl: Delineating an Age Through the Ladies' Home Journal, Cheyanne Michelle Cortez

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The Impact of Social Dominance on Gender Biasing and Evaluations for Men and Women in Leadership Roles, Danielle Craven

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A Girlhood of Myth, Dreams, and Trauma: Redefining the Asian North American Female Bildungsroman, Danielle Brianna Crawford

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An Examination of American Sport for Development and Peace Interns' Program Experiences, Michael Sanh Dao

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Immobilization of Rhodococcus Erythropolis as a Potential Treatment for Atherosclerosis, Srikanth Darbha

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Effects of stretching on jump performance: A systematic review of literature, Vrashank Bhagirath Dave

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Whose Job Is It? An Examination of Archival Roles and Responsibilities in Documenting Disasters, Robyn Dexter

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A biomimetic approach to low-cost ceramic armors, Steven Diaz

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Virtue and Veiling: Perspectives from Ancient to Abbasid Times, Khairunessa Dossani

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Theoretical and Experimental Exploration of Gill Remodeling in Gambusia affinis, Barbara Tess Douglas

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Mathematical Inequalities, Amy Dreiling

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Investigating the Role of Peptide Backbone Hydration: Use of Guanidine Hydrochloride, Moumita Dutta

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Redefining Artemisia's Magdalene, Allyson Marie Dwyer

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Creep of High Strength Concrete and Autogenous Shrinkage of Cement Paste, Maryam Fakhari

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A Study of Genetic Variability in Larval and Adult Populations of Dungeness Crab (Cancer Magister), Cairbre Fanslow

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Novel Systematic Phase Noise Reduction Techniques for Phase Interpolator Clock and Data Recovery, Yu Feng

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Belonging, Ownership, Social Values: Three Performances of Place in Current Film, Rory A. Gaughan

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Breath of Life: Revitalizing California's Native Languages Through Archives, Susan Gehr

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The Prevalence of the Uncultivated Bacterium TM7A in Human Subgingival Plaque, Jamsheed Adrian Ghadiri

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Trends in 1970-2010 Southern California Surface Maximum Temperatures: Extremes and Heat Waves, Amanuel Tewolde Ghebreegziabher

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Titan I Propulsion System Modeling and Possible Performance Improvements, Oreste Giusti

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Quality of Service (QoS) in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Sonalika Gupta

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Restoring native plants following invasive Malephora Crocea (coppery iceplant, Aizoaceae) eradication on Anacapa Island, Nathan William Hale

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The Effectiveness of Experiential Environmental Education: O'Neill Sea Odyssey Program Case Study, Lauren Elizabeth Hanneman

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Performance and GTA Training: Understanding an Adaptation of Boal's Forum Theatre for New Teachers, Tiffany Harbrecht

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Big Shot, Annie Joy Heath

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Brats: A Memoir, Timothy James Heath

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Western Burrowing Owl Predation in an Urban Setting in California: Do California Ground Squirrel Calls Reduce Risk?, Lisa Anne Henderson

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Assessing the San José State University Simultaneous Polydrug Use Questionnaire -- Online (SJSU SPUQ -- Online) A Pilot Study, Joseph P. Hennessee

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Boom and Whoosh: Verbs of Explosion as a Change-of-State Class, Antonio de Jesus Hernandez

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Amphibian Mortality on Roads: A Case Study in Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander Habitat, Michael Thomas Hobbs

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Correlation of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Nanoparticle Aggregation with Rhodamine 6G, Christopher Aaron Hoff

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Reviving Student Interest in Classic Literature: A Field-Experimental Study of New Edition and Shelf Display as Promoting Strategies, Maggie Huff

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The Impact of Trajectory Prediction Uncertainty on Reliance Strategy and Trust Attitude in an Automated Air Traffic Management Environment., Sarah Marie Hunt