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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An Ecological Assessment of Insect Diversity at Organic Central Coast Vegetable Farms on Two Spatial Scales, Emily Musgrave

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Use of DNA Sequences to Identify Forensically Important Fly Species in the Coastal Region of Central California (Santa Clara County), Angela T. Nakano

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The Effect of Dietary Methylmercury on Na+, K+, -ATPase Activity and Growth in Fall-run Chinook Salmon (O. Tshawytscha), John Negrey

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Application of Query-Based Qualitative Descriptors in Conjunction with Protein Sequence Homology for Prediction of Residue Solvent Accessibility, Reecha Nepal

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Integration of Mars Global Surveyor observations of the MY 25 planet-encircling dust storm on Mars: implications for atmospheric dynamics and modeling, John Noble

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Foraging behavior, habitat, health, and survival of resident and translocated Hawaiian monk seals at Nihoa Island, Hawaii, Tenaya A. Norris

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Basking Western Pond Turtle Response to Trail Use in Mountain View, California, Paul Eric Nyhof

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An Apartment in Paris - Travel Stories, Colette O'Connor

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In Pursuit of a Globalized University: An Analysis of the SJSU Salzburg Program, Elizabeth Diane Ohlhausen

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The Evolution of an Image: An Analysis of Defining Depictions of Native Americans in Popular Cinema 1913-1970, Gerald Theodore Olson

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This Could Be a Game!": Defining Gamification for the Classroom, Darcy Elaine Osheim

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Grading Non-Gradable Adjectives: A "Totally Unique" Corpus Study, Laura Maggia Panfili

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Metabolic Network Construction Based on the Genome of the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira Pseudonana and the Analysis of Genome-wide Transcriptome Data to Investigate Triacylglyceride Accumulation, Karen Parker

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Characterization of Hydride-Based Silica and Diamond Hydride Stationary Phases, Nima C. Parmar

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Embedded Cloud System for Ann-Cod Analysis Using UV Spectroscopy, Kaushik Patra

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Outcomes of a Recreation Therapy Yoga Meditation Intervention on Prison Inmates' Spiritual Well-Being, Kim Hoang Pham

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Fostering Affective Commitment and Work Engagement Through Mentoring, Luis Portillo

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MASTERMIND-LIKE 1-Dependent Notch Target Gene Activation Requires a Sequence-Paired Site and a TATA Box, Cassandra Agbayani Ramos

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Ecotourism as a Tool for Conservation of Coast Redwoods in Santa Cruz County, California, Chandana Rao

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Without Agony: Analyzing Don Richardson's Approach to Actor -Training for the University Curriculum, Summer Jenara Reeves

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The Relationship between Job Embeddedness and Work Engagement, Raymond William Ringl

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Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Mass Spectrometry for the Study of Methanol-induced Conformational Transitions in Ubiquitin, Steven Raul Rocha

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Effects of Compression on the Temperature Distribution of a Tissue-Mimicking Material During High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Ablation, Austin Robbins Roth

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Developing a library of display effects on pilot performance: Methods, meta-analyses, and performance estimates, Ellen Salud

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The Effects of Ethnicity, Compassion, and Culture on the Attribution of Guilt, Arnold E. Sanchez Ordaz

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The Effects of Indoor Climbing Route Rating Manipulation on Participant Climbing Self-Efficacy, Phillip James Sandlin

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Nowhere: Blank Verse Concerning Small-Town Life in California, Daniel Scarpa

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A Sign Of The Times: Contemporary American Post-Holocaust Imagery And Post-Jewish Identity, Stacy Rebecca Schwartz

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Use of Urea Solutions to Study Backbone Hydration in Protein Folding, Harini Sekaran Parthasarathy

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Low-Cost Anodes for Ammonia Electrooxidation, Steven Selverston

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Pagal, Shabana Hassan Serang

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The Actor Within: An Exploration of Present Moment Awareness in Business Presentations, Billie Shepard

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Natural Recovery of Second-Growth Coast Redwood Stands in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Jeffrey M. Sinclair

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Making the Right Impression: An Exploratory Study of Job Applicants' Social Networking Sites, Ka Weng Sitou

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The Identity Diamond, John Staedler

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Design and synthesis of electrochemically degradable hydrogels, Vivian Jan Tarkul

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Effect of level of automation and failure frequency on operator performance, Margarita Taula

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Star Polymer-Based Thin Film Materials for Biomedical Applications, Andy Theodora Tek

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Classification of Web Pages in Yioop with Active Learning, Shawn Cameron Tice

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The Current Life, Sara Jane Totten

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Zazie De Louis Malle : une traduction intersémiotique, Clara Elahe Varjavandi

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A Pilot Program To Evaluate the Effect of Training Table-Based Nutrition Education and Menu Modification on the Nutrition Knowledge and Dietary Intake of Collegiate Football Players at a NCAA Division I University, Rida Wali

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Effect of nanodroplet ink concentration on image contrast for reverse-emulsion electrophoretic displays, Winston Kuantung Wang

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The Pittsburgh Courier: Advocate for Integration of the U.S. Armed Forces (1934-1940), Shelly Lynette Watson

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Spatiotemporal Variability in the Diet of Nonbreeding Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) in the Monterey Bay Region, Lisa Webb

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Ethnic Continuity and Change at Gezer, Philip Webb

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Transient Hillslope Response to an Incision Wave Sweeping up a Watershed: A Case Study from the Salmon River, Ryan Wood

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Discovering Pattern Using Automata, Ahmad Marzdasht Yazdankhah

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Characterization of Silver Nanoparticle-Infused Tissue Adhesive for Ophthalmic Use, William Yee

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Elucidating The Sax-3/Roundabout Axon Outgrowth Termination Pathway, Johann Claude Zaroli

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System Level Modeling and Circuit Design for Low Voltage CMOS Equalizer for Coaxial Cable for Video Application, Han Zhang

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Attention Restoration Theory in Gaming as it Pertains to Subsequent Academic Learning, Joseph Daniel Zoland

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Relationship Between Servant Leadership and Job Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Study, Rupa Amin

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Factors Influencing Athletic Training Students' Selection of Graduate Programs, Sonja E. Askew

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Microsatellite and mitochondrial DNA analysis of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) from California to northern British Columbia, Bryan Thomas Barney

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The Investigation of the UNC-6/Netrin and UNC-40/DCC-mediated Synaptic Partner Recognition Pathway, Kelli Benedetti

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Coming From Sounds of Blackness: Exploring the Effects of Hip-Hop on Views of Race, Eliezer Bercasio

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Maintenance of Polish Language and Culture among First Generation Polish Immigrants Living in the Southern San Francisco Bay Area, California., Dominika Bialek

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Analysis of Sol-Gel Encapsulated Aggregate-Prone Peptides by Circular Dichroism, Nathan James Birtwhistle

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The Gold Mountain Theater Riots: A Social History of Chinese Theater Riots in San Francisco during the 1870s and 1880s, Morgan Gerard Boyd

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Godless Americans: How Non-Religious Persons are Labeled as Deviant in a Religious Society, Damian M. Bramlett

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Habitat use by Myotis yumanensis and Tadarida brasiliensis mexicana in South San Francisco Bay wetlands: An Acoustic Study, Theresa Brickley

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Reproduction of Twentieth Century Intradecadal to Multidecadal Surface Temperature Variability in Radiatively Forced Coupled Climate Models, Patrick Thomas Brown

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The Muse of Fire: Exploring Origin Stories of Shakespeare Professionals, William J. Brown

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Visualizing Landslide Hazards: Methods for Empowering Communities in Guatemala Through Hazard Mapping, Patrick Burchfiel

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Modeling Wildfire Hazard in the Western Hindu Kush-Himalayas, David Bylow

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Ethics and Wolf Management: Attitudes Toward and Tolerance of Wolves in Washington State, Julie Callahan

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Outrageous Pamphleteers: A History Of The Communication Company, 1966-1967, Evan Edwin Carlson

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Differences and Similarities between Female Managers and Female Entrepreneurs, Maria Cespedes

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Doppler Wind Lidar Observations of a Wildland Fire Plume, Allison Marie Charland

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Immediate Effects of Positive Self-Talk on Stress and Speech Performance, Wei-Ju Chen

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A Study on Taiwanese International Students and Taiwanese American Students: The Interface between Naming and Identity, Yi-An Chen

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Geography and Social Structure of Monasteries: Cultural Diffusion or Convergent Evolution?, Constance Powell Chin

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Hydrostratigraphy of the Shallow Aquifer in the Niles Cone Groundwater Basin, Ramon W. Cioco

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Measurement of Laser-Induced Thermo-Elastic Deformation In an Optic Using Polarization-Based Lateral Shearing Interferometry, Mark A. Cordier

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Rural Water Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Study between Uganda and Tanzania, Paola de Cecco

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Analyzing the Impact of County Radon Levels and Population Size on the Allocation of the State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Funds, Stephen Douglas De Jong

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Nothing But The Truth And The Whole Truthiness: Examining Markers Of Authenticity In The Modern Documentary, Andrew V. Dickerson

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Thermal Modeling of Nanosat, Dai Dinh

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Diffusive and Mechanical Properties of Biodegradable Alginate Stents, Sabra Djomehri

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Prey and Plastic Ingestion of Pacific Northern Fulmars (Fulmarus glacialis) Collected in Monterey Bay, California, Erica Lynn Donnelly-Greenan

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Motivating California Organic Farmers to Go Solar: Economics May Trump Philosophy in Deciding to Adopt Photovoltaics, Johnathon A. Fata

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The Role of Perceived Organizational Support and Career Opportunities as Moderators of the Relationship between Work Engagement and Job Satisfaction, Farideh Forootan

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The Effectiveness of Glare-Obscuring Glasses on Nighttime Driving Performance, Heath Theodore Friedland

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Genetic Population Structure and Cryptic Speciation of Ghost Shrimp (Neotrypaea californiensis) in North American West Coast Estuaries, Daphne Anne Gille

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Investigation of Star Polymer Nanoshells for Use in Diagnostic Imaging and Photothermal Cancer Therapy Applications, Lizabeth Gomez

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Growing Greens and Soiled Soil: Trends in Heavy Metal Contamination in Vegetable Gardens of San Francisco, Jennifer Gorospe

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Effects of Stress and Co-Rumination on Creativity and Performance, Subha Govindarajan

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Evaluating the Contribution of Hashtags to Sentiment Analysis of Microblogs, Elena Grossfeld

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(Re)defining < Marriage >: An Autohistoria of an Ideograph, Robert Gutierrez

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Rhetoric of Social Change in Documentary Film Scores: An Analysis of The Cove, Brianna Chanel Hackley

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The Examination of the Moderating Variables of Job Exposure and Need for Cognition on the Effects of Type of Job Preview on Pre-Hire Outcomes, Ashley Jo Hacnik

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The Effect of Pseudo-absence Data on the Performance of a Logistic Regression Habitat Model, Cyrus Hiatt

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Dovetailing, Nicole Ashley Hughes

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Dynamics of Vibrio with virulence genes detected in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) off California: implications for marine mammal health, Stephanie Nichole Hughes

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Black Oak Restoration in Multiple Use Management Projects: A Case Study in California, Gizelle Hurtado

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Effects of Acute Psychosocial Stress on Multiple Object Tracking, Atsuko Iwasaki

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An Examination of the Sportspersonship Values of Collegiate Ultimate Frisbee Players, Allan Jong

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Consequences in Alcohol Use Portrayals on Emerging Adult Attitudes, Stephanie Jwo

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The Effect of Competence, Likeability, and Sex on Performance Evaluations of Managers, Connie Kehn