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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Progress of Heartbreak: A Short Story Collection, Areeba Abid

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Public Diplomacy for a Global World: The United States and Iran, Sarah A. Aghazadeh

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Using ground beetles (Carabidae) to assess riparian habitat restoration on the central coast of California: Chlaenius cumatillis may be a sensitive indicator, Jeondra Jessica Arrington

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The Secret of Plinket, Priya Banwait

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Growth, mortality, and reproductive potential of California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) off central California, Cheryl L. Barnes

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Re-thinking migration: Mexican migration in a regime of subordinate inclusion, Eduardo Bautista

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Human Impacts on Rocky Intertidal Gastropods: Are Marine Protected Areas Effective?, Cassie Bednar

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Patterns of the Urban Jordanian Arabic Broken Plural, Netta Ben-Meir

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Alfalfa Trap Cropping Increases Abundance Of Key Arachnids In An Organic Strawberry Agroecosystem, Sutapa Biswas

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The Effect of Post-Operative Analgesics on Ovarian Medullary Angiogenesis and Vasculogenesis, Shamus Martin Brady

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Estimating Stagnation-Point Radiative Heating Using Maslen's Inverse Method And High-Temperature Equilibrium Air Properties, Alexander Anthony Carlozzi

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Characterization of the Performance and Failure Mechanisms of the Hydrazine Propulsion System of ISEE-3, Marco Colleluori

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The Demise of American Musical Theatre of San Jose, Mike Scott Cymanski

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Mapping the Labyrinth: Gerald Brenan's Contribution to the Modern Historiography of Spain and the Spanish Civil War, Sherwin Peter Lucas de la Cruz

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Structure, Construction, and Geochemistry of the Highly Elongate, Cretaceous Seven-Fingered Jack Pluton in the Devil's Smokestack Area, North Cascades, Washington, Scott William Elkins

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Gender Differences in Stress, Alcohol Consumption, and Cigarette Use among College Students at San José State University, Thomas Farleigh

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Understanding Participation of Racial and Ethnic Groups in Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trials, Angela Jean Fuller

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Peripheral Blood Plasmablast Frequencies and Trafficking in Pediatric Crohn's Disease, Caroline M. Green

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Military Urbanism and the Government of Risk in Post-9/11 Oakland, Clint Hayden

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Impacts of Scholarship and Publication on Entry-level Hiring: Public Services Applicants in Academic Libraries in the United States, James E. Hicks

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The Development of a Small Scale Wind Tunnel Simulating the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Maximillian Hobson-Dupont

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Runtime Reconfigurable Multi-Processor Architectures, Lomberto P. Jimenez

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Synthesis of a Ditopic Verdazyl Ligand and Investigation of its Coordination to Transition Metals, Erik Charles Johnson

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An Examination of the Mass Limit for Stability at the Triangular Lagrange Points for a Three-Body System and a Special Case of the Four-Body Problem, Sean Kemp

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Longitudinal Distribution and Summer Diurnal Microhabitat Use of California Red-Legged Frogs (Rana draytonii) in Coastal Waddell Creek, Neil Keung

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Asylia and Peer Polity Interaction in the Hellenistic Period, Kathleen Ann Kirsch

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Global Leadership Effectiveness: the Predictive Value of Cognitively Oriented Competencies, Silma E. Lange

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Self-presentation and Social Media: A Qualitative Examination of the Use of Instagram by Amateur NPC Female Figure Competitors, Victoria Michelle Lupinetti

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The Orange of Seville, Jesse Lee Mardian

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The generation of the Peach Spring Tuff supereruption and the evolution of the Southern Black Mountain volcanic center as revealed by Hf and O isotopes in zircon, Sarah Overton

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Reviving Mesopotamia: Genocide and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage in the Nationalist Music of William Daniel (1903-1988), Rashel Pakbaz

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Examination of Employee Alignment as a Predictor of Work Engagement, Troy Stephen Pasion-Caiani

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We Lost Grace, Michael Angel Quintana

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Initial Consonant Mutation in Modern Irish: A Synchronic and Diachronic Analsysis, Janine Fay Robinson

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Modeling black bear-vehicle collision zones in Yosemite National Park, Katie Elaine Rodriguez

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Health Care In The Us Department Of Veterans Affairs: Critical Issues And Strategic Progress, Kristin Nicole Sandoval

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The Sorcerer King, Jennifer San Filippo

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Using new tag attachments to study humpback whale fine-scale spatiotemporal dive behavior, habitat use, and reaction to ships off Northern California, Angela R. Szesciorka

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Cemetery Seasons, Andrew Wesley Tucker

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Effects of Stress on 9-1-1 Call-Takers and Police Dispatchers: A Study at the San Jose Police Department, KIMBERLY D. TURNER

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Petrology and Sequence Stratigraphy Of A Portion Of The Lost Burro Formation, Death Valley, California, Rachel Unger

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30 GHz Adaptive Receiver Equalization Design Using 28 nm CMOS Technology, Gustavo Tostado Villanueva

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Beasts of Flight, Brian Wood

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Investigation of Population Structure and Distribution of the Invasive Bryozoan Watersipora Species along the California Coast using Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA, Darren James Wostenberg

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Using Satellite Remote Sensing, Field Observations and WRF/Single-Layer Urban Canopy Model Simulation to Analyze the Oklahoma City UHI Effect, HENGYUE ZHANG

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Radio:Reaching Young Adult Audiences, What are the Challenges and Opportunities for Radio Programmers in Cultivating Young Adult Audiences in the Current Media Environment?, Joel David Abramson

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Mistakes Were Made, Michael Paul Adams

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Low-voltage continuous-time linear equalizer for digital video applications, Poonam Vinayak Agale

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Identification of Motivational Drivers of Generation Y Employees, Camille Aguilar

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

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Creep Behavior of Solder Joints under Combined Shear and Tensile Stresses, Melika Allami

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An Analysis of An Andean Cosmovisión: Nature, Culture, Ecology, and Cosmos, Christian Ardeleanu

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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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Perceived Underemployment Among The Foreign-Born: Its Outcomes And The Moderating Role Of Psychological Empowerment And Perceived Organizational Support, Ayse Avcil Okuyucu

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From Utility to Significance: Exploring Ecological Connection, Ethics, and Personal Transformation Through a Gardening and Environmental Literacy Program within San Quentin State Prison, Melissa K. Benham

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The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on the Development of Early Number Concepts, Brittany Meghan Caldwell

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Seasonal and sex-specific diet in rhinoceros auklets, Ryan David Carle

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Pathway to the Podium: Situating Rhetorical Agency within the Tommie Smith and John Carlos 1968 Mexico City Olympic Protest, Andrew Carter

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The Footprints of Saharan Air Layer and Lightning on the Formation of Tropical Depressions over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean, Diana Caroly Centeno

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The Tempest, Marina Chappie

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Effects of mlc Gene Modulation on Acetate Accumulation in Escherichia Coli Culture, Melvin Chen

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Do Parents Rock and Roll All Night? Temporal Egg Turning Behavior In Long-Lived Seabirds, Corey Clatterbuck

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Structure, Construction, and Emplacement of Jurassic and Cretaceous Plutons in the Keiths Dome-Echo Lake Area, Southwest of Lake Tahoe, California, Pamela Jamie Clay

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Watch the Sky, Kelly Ann Curtis

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The Effects of Mapped Meshes on Non-Linear p-Version Finite Element Models using the Single-Pass Adaptive Convergence Method, Shaun Densberger

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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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Networking and Craft in Three Generations of Mail Art, Laura Dunkin-Hubby

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Evaluating Methods to Anesthetize Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) for Immediate-Release in the Field: Induction, Recovery, and Cortisol Stress Response to Surgical Anesthesia, Jahnava Kiyomi Duryea

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WRF-Model Data Assimilation Studies of Landfalling Atmospheric Rivers and Orographic Precipitation Over Northern California, Arthur John Eiserloh

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

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Native American Response and Resistance to Spanish Conquest in the San Francisco Bay Area 1769-1846, Gustavo Adolfo Flores

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Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Uvas Creek, California, Downstream of a Reservoir, Carole Ann Foster

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Community Structure and Energy Flow within Rhodolith Habitats at Santa Catalina Island, CA, Scott Stanley Gabara

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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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Novel Bacterial Lineages in the Uncultured Candidate Division SR1, Sumreet Kaur Ghotra

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Lynn Hershman Leeson's Roberta Breitmore and the Art of Becoming a Woman, Maayan Glaser-Koren

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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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Predicting Oil Spill Impacts on Southern Sea Otters (Enhydra Lutris Nereis): Application of a Mechanistic Movement Model, Emily Ann Golson

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The Uncanny Valley, Jessy Rose Goodman

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The Response of Bats to Introduced Trout in Naturally Fishless Lakes Sierra Nevada, California, Elizabeth Gruenstein

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

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Mapping the Monster: Locating the Other in the Labyrinth of Hybridity, Jill Kristine Harper

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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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The Work Engagement and Job Performance Relationship: Exploring the Mediating Effect of Trait Emotional Intelligence, Lisa Jackson

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The Role of Lithology in Glacial Valley Cross-Sectional Shape in Sierra Nevada, California, Kaai Jensen

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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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Thermal and Compositional Evolution of the Mid-Miocene Searchlight Magmatic System (Nevada, USA) as Recorded in Zircon, Brent Michael Johnson

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Experiences of Immigration among Women from Taiwan, Robert Johnston

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Coast redwood fire history and land use in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California, Gregory Jones

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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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SIRPα linked rituximab antibody co-targets CD20 and CD47 permitting selective binding to dual antigen expressing tumor cells, Silvia Juarez

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Vulnerability of Groundwater to Perchloroethylene Contamination from Dry Cleaners in the Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, Southern Alameda County, California, Anne C. Jurek

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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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Turn of Events: How environmental temperatures and artificial nest habitats influence incubation behaviors of Cassin's auklets (Ptychoramphus aleuticus), Emma Kelsey

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

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Examination of Multiparticle Transport as a Function of Slope and Sediment Volume, Alan Kuoch

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Sex-Specific Distributions of Leopard Sharks (Triakis semifasciata) In an Estuarine Environment, Andrea Lynn Launer