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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Chasing Rx: A Spatial Ethnography of the CrossFit Gym, Matt Crockett

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Predicting Stranding Patterns of Live Oiled Seabirds, Carcass Deposition, and Carcass Retention in Monterey Bay, Marilyn Cruickshank

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

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The Relationship Between Personality and Job Outcomes in Flexible Work Arrangements: Time and Location, John Cameron Davis

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Clarifying the Role of Social Support in the Relationship between Stressors and Strains at Work: The Effect of Self-Construals, Maria Joao Subtil de Carvalho

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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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The relationship between employee engagement and survey response rate with union membership as a moderator, Alexandra Mariah de la Rocha

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“Great Nature, Refuge of the Weary Heart:” A Regional and Literary Exploration of the Early Grove Plays of the Bohemian Club, Jeremy Denouden

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INFLUENCE OF MACROMOLECULAR CROWDING ON WATER AND MODEL REACTION EQUILIBRIA, Sai Sathyasree Dharmaraj

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Marking the Condottiere's Dynasty: The Saletta Delle Dame of the Martinengo-Padernello, Sarah Elizabeth Dragovich

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Structure, Construction, and Geochemistry of the Cretaceous Seven-Fingered-Jack Intrusive Complex in the Klone Peak Area, North Cascades, Washington, Kelly N. Dustin

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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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From Trauma to Trial: Proposing New Methods for Examining the Variability of Sharp Force Trauma on Bone, Amanda Feldman

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Holy Warriors and Bellicose Bishops: The Church and Warfare in Early Medieval Germany, Nicholas Edward Friend

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

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Consumer Complaints and Protection: Stable Analysis and Design Patterns, Vishnu Sai Reddy Gangireddy

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Face Recognition: An Engineering Approach, Farshad Ghahramani

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Quantifying Variability in Oculomotor and Manual Choice Response Times, Angelica Godinez

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Reconfiguring the Female Body: Trauma and Sacrifice in South Asian Partition Narratives, Gayathri Goel

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

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Screening Bioactive Molecules In Tetrahymena thermophila Using Phagocytosis Determined By Flow Cytometry, Santosh Gummidipundi

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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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Job Embeddedness and Turnover Intentions: The Moderating Role of Perceived Supervisory Support, Cherrity Nichole Holmes

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Tweets From San Francisco: Staying In Touch With Constituents, Daniel G. Howell

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Effects of Particle Size and Particle Heterogeneity on Benthic Functional Guilds in Elkhorn Slough, CA, Katherine Elizabeth Huotari

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Tales of Archaeological Places: Visualizing Mayan Pre-Colonial Settlement Patterns, Angela Ivanov

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Peregrinations: A Memoir of the Art of Falconry and Mental Health, Leslie S. Jacoby

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The Effects of Gender, Physical Attractiveness, and Socioeconomic Status on Initial Attraction, Sherrie Jagolino

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Complex effects of Nitrogen Pollution and Grazing on Nectar resources of the Adult Bay Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis), Nidhi Jain

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Frequency of Counseling Sessions and Weight Loss Maintenance in a Commercial Lifestyle-Based Weight Management Program, Ashlee K. Jenson Gossard

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Runtime Reconfigurable Multi-Processor Architectures, Lomberto P. Jimenez

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Lithologic controls on knickpoint formation in Sierra Nevada bedrock channels, Brittany Danielle Johnson

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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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Ritual and Religion in the Ohlone Cultural Area of Central California, Doug Jones

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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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Mitochondrial dysfunction and lipid metabolism play a major role in the lethality caused by developmental alcohol exposure, Payam Khodabakhshi

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

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A Study of Laser Ablation Propulsion Using Polyoxymethelyne and a High Power Diode Laser, Michael David Kolesar

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The Year of Mayoring Dangerously, Christopher J. Krohn

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A Simplified ATP Assay for Planktonic Organisms with Improved Extraction Efficiency, Julie Ching Kuo

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Expanding a Drosophila Model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: A Forward Genetic Screen for Developmental Ethanol Exposure Phenotypes, Janet Lafler

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The Ember Kindlers: A Memoir of My Childhood in Hong Kong, Clara Yin Ping Lam

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

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"They Going to Throw You in Jackson Where You Belong": Depictions of Mental Disability in the Works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor, Marie Elizabeth Lawson

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A Snail's Tale: A Geological History of a Species, Anthony Mervin Lenci

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The Effect of Distractions on Task Performance and Enjoyment as Moderated by Regulatory Fit, Kimberly Leung

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Preservation of Periodicity in Variational Integrators, Jian-Long Liu

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The Relationship Between Organizational Justice and Various Dimensions of Pay Satisfaction, Xinyi Li

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Utilization of Differential Thrust for Lateral/Directional Stability of a Commercial Aircraft with a Damaged Vertical Stabilizer, Long Lu

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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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Assessing Lesbian Gay Bisexual Resistance in Core Team Sports, Kevin Edward Lynch

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Commitment and Employee Development: Comparing Generations X and Y, Adam Mahoney

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Personality Traits and Deception Detection Ability Among College Students with Primary Psychopathic Traits, Megan Malmstrom

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Resolving the Timing of Late Pleistocene Dome Emplacement at Mono Craters, California, from U–Th and Ar/Ar Dating, Mae Marcaida

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The Orange of Seville, Jesse Lee Mardian

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Generic Polynomials, Lucas Spencer Mattick

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Walt Kuhn: From Spotlight to Studio, the Art of Show Business, Emily May McEwan-Upright

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Effects of Summary Length and Line Spacing on Fixations, Decision Time, Correctness, and Preference of Search Engine Results on a Phablet, Anne Marie McReynolds

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Relationship Between Employee Personality and Withheld Effort, Brianna Marie Miller

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Sex Role Type as a Predictor of Gender Stereotype Use in the Evaluation of Others: Does Being Atypical Preclude Sex Typing of Others?, Jennifer L. Miller

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Efficient Message Propagation In Dense Linear Ad-Hoc Networks, Shiva Moballegh

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Seeing Success: Biographies of Low-Income Students, Julia M. Morrice

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Identity and User Preference in the Presentation and Content of Digital Archives: A Study of the Plumas County Museum’s Haun Collection, Lindsay Morton

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An Evaluation of the Disposition of R941000, a Tetrazolone-Telmisartan Analog: A Case Study of the Suitability of Tetrazolone As a Carboxylic Acid Bioisostere, Ryan Brant Murray

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Looking Backward, Moving Forward: The Experiences of Indo-Fijian Immigrant Women in California, Ambrita Nand

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Synthesis, Structural Characterization And Chromatographic Evaluation Of Silica Hydride-Based Perfluorinated Stationary Phase, Harshada Suyog Natekar

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Geographic Variation in the Life History and Morphology of the Pacific Geoduck, Panopea generosa, Gabriela Navas

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Modeling Mountain Pine Beetle Habitat Suitability within Sequoia National Park, Andrew Nguyen

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The Interactive Effects of Accent, Attire, and Job Status on Employment-Related Decisions, Bonnie Nguyen

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BIV TAR RNA Binding Glycine Mutant Tat Peptides: An Integrated Modeling and Binding Assay Approach, Loc Tien Nguyen

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Orientations to Happiness, Ethnic Identity, and Life Satisfaction among Older Adults, Hardeep K. Obhi

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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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AEGIS: Validating Execution Behavior of Controller Applications in Software-Defined Networks, Hitesh Maruti Padekar

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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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Factors Affecting Western Snowy Plover Winter Foraging Habitat Selection in San Francisco Bay Ponds, Benjamin Gabriel Pearl

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Formation of Organic Films on Sulfuric Acid Solutions at Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Aerosol Acidities, Holger Saul Perez

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The Moderating Effect of Supervisory Social Support on the Relationship between Second Generation Latinos’ and Asians’ Assimilation Level and Work-Family Conflict, Yazmin Perez-Lopez

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Measuring Tsunami Exposure and Pedestrian Evacuation Potential for the City of Alameda, California, Evacuation Playbook Phases, Jeffrey Peters

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Symbols and Agents of Papal Ascendancy: the Palazzo Farnese and Cardinals’ Palaces in Renaissance Rome Reconsidered, Heather Kathleen Peterson

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We Lost Grace, Michael Angel Quintana

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Generational Differences in Perceived Supervisory Support, Ashraf Rayani

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

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

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The Moderating Role of Perceived Organizational Support on the Relationship between Bullying and Work Behaviors, Zakwan Salahieh

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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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Chloroflexi: the Tale of a Bacterium Present in Human and Environmental Habitats, Jayashree Sanjeeviraman

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Testing Job Control's Curvilinear Relationship with Well-being as Moderated by Desire for Control, Abraham Scher

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Paying For Your Crime: The Pay-to-Stay Jail Program in California, Carla Sue Schultz

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The Effect of Obesity on Muscle Sensory Neuron Function in Mice, Krystle Shamai

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An Examination of Authentic Leadership, Perceived Similarity, and Leader-Member Exchange as Moderators of the Relationship between Leader and Follower Resilience, Joseph Edward Smith

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A Test Of Educational Methods To Reduce Boating Disturbance To Harbor Seals, Rachel Nicole Solvason

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The Maritime Shipping Industry of the Geographic Region Bounded by Aptos and Alviso, California, 1850-1950, Rebecca M. Spitzer

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Acute effects of maternal immune activation and its interaction with Gabrb3 on mouse fetal development, Geetha Subramanyam

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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