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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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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

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The Darkers, Greg Koch

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How Smart is CEQA About Climate Change? An Evaluation of CEQA's Greenhouse Gas Analysis, PAPIA KOWSHAL

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An Examination of the Theory of Planned Behavior on Faking an Overt Integrity Test, Janie Marie Kuhlman

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Radioprotective Effects Of 10 µM Curcumin On 2 Gy Gamma- Irradiated CHO Cells, Monica Kukreja

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Asahi Shimbun and The New York Times: Framing Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 Attacks, Maiko Kunii

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Eye-Tracking Analysis of Next Generation Air Transportation (NextGen) Taxiing and Departure Concepts, Christina Kunkle

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A descriptive study of old-growth Sequoia sempervirens growth form and canopy structure on a pygmy forest ecotone in Mendocino County, Zuhayl Rochin Lambert

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Scaling CUDA for Distributed Heterogeneous Processors, Siu Kwan Lam

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Beating The Odds? An Analysis Of Dialectical Tensions Experienced By First Generation College Students, Laurina Jane Lanham

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The Effects of Restored Aquatic Large Woody Debris Structures on Invertebrate Populations in the Napa River, Clayton Christopher Leal

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Towards a secure sotware development lifecycle with SQUARE+R, Kyle Le

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Investigation of the Role of Dietary Flavonoids on Cell Death: Evidence to Support a Non-Classical Apoptotic Mechanism, Tetiana Lialiutska

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Visual Search on a Mobile Device While Walking, JI JUNG LIM

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Aging Arab Immigrants: Family Portraits from the San Francisco Bay Area, Kanhong Lin

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Performance Management and Performance: The Mediating Role of Engagement, Mina Luong

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Mental Arithmetic across Three Language Groups, Tianyu Luo

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Commentary on Canvas, The Five Paintings of The Execution of Maximilian by Edouard Manet, Orna H. Makleff

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Did the CDC guidelines for suicide reports affect the New York Times?, Joni Kathryn Marshburn

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A Candle in the Dark - Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble, Jason Gary McChristian

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Health implications of mercury, selenium, and a red pelage in Pacific harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) off central California, Elizabeth Alexis McHuron

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More Myself, Karin Louise McKie

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The Effect of Stretching and Tool-Assisted Friction Massage on Hamstring Flexibility, Sarah E. Merkel

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Lovers and Friends: Understanding Friends with Benefits Relationships and those Involved, Lydia Kathleen Merriam-Pigg

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Individual Differences and Pet Ownership Status: Distinguishing Among Different Types of Pet Owners and Non-Owners, Shannon Marie Merrill

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Producing short and long run projections for the Ecological Footprint, David Gordon Moore

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Climate-Related Floral and Vegetative Size Variation in Leptosiphon androsaceus (Polemoniaceae), Aggie Morrow

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A Morphological Study of Eriogonum nortonii (Polygonaceae) and Implications for its Biogeography, Lisa Deree Morton

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Solution Processable Polydiacetylene Architectures via Macromolecular Self-Assembly, Meisam Movassat

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A Study on the Micro/Nano Resolution CT Scanner for a GPGPU Computing Environment, Norio Nagai

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Direct Frequency Comb Spectroscopy of Hyperfine Structure of Rubidium, Khoa Nguyen

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An Exploratory Study on the Relationship between Creativity, Religion, and Religiosity, Kim-lien Thi Nguyen

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Synthesis and Functionalization of Biodegradable Star Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications, Timothy Tuannam Nguyen

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Utilization of Protein Tertiary Contacts to Improve Protein Structure Prediction Using Sequence Homology, Trung Thanh Nguyen

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L'enseignement Des Temps Verbaux Français Aux Débutants Vietnamiens, Tung Thanh Nguyen

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The Effects of Self-Monitoring on the Facebook User Experience, Pamela Eden Ong

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Being Desired, Ninos Aglantinos Oshaana

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Documenting the Delta: Lessons Learned From Film, Charies Lee Parker

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Program Directors' Perceptions of Quality in NATA-Accredited Post-Professional Athletic Training Education Programs, Joshua Pendleton

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A Versatile Group of Investigative Theater Practitioners: An Examination and Analysis of "The Civilians", Kimberly Suzanne Peterson

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Determining the Intracellular Concentrations of Flavonoids in MDA-MB-231 Cells Using HPLC-Coupled Mass Spectrometry, Anh Dang Pham

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Luminescence studies of Europium (III) - D-glucosamine complexes in water, Triny Trinh Pham

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Cracking the Coven: Shakespeare, the Supernatural, and the Female Power Base, Doll (Heather) Elizabeth Piccotto

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Entre L'ombre et la lumière: La problématique du mal et l'instance du gouffre chez Charles Baudelaire et Albert Camus, Laurence Pilot-Darier-Baziere

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Assessment of Water Storage Trends and Distributions in the Mississippi River Basin as Simulated by IPCC Models and Compared to GRACE Satellite Data, Katherine Pitts

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Mexican Photography Collected: Graciela Iturbide and Tina Modotti, Camille F. Porter

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Kinetic Modeling Of Methanol Synthesis From Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, And Hydrogen Over A Cu/ZnO/Cr2O3 Catalyst, Daaniya Rahman

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Design of a 4-Seat, General Aviation, Electric Aircraft, Arvindhakshan Rajagopalan Srilatha

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The Role of Language in Shaping the International Cultural Tourism Experience of Student-travelers, Avina Ramnani

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A Comparison of Two Versions of Modified Mercalli Intensity for Earthquake Exposure Assessment, Jamie Lynne Ratliff

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Differential and Temporal Immunomodulation of alpha4 Integrins on CD4+ Memory Cells by Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis, Dipti Ravindra

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Métamorphoses D'électre D'eugene O'Neill à Marguerite Yourcenar, Celine Richard

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Binge Drinking and Drug Use Among College Students: A Test of Hirschi's Social Control Theory, Katelyn Riley-Cook

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Effects of a Virtually Abroad Program on Students' Cross-Cultural Competence, Emalynn Lucie Robinson

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Making Hiring Decisions Using Facebook: How Job Applicants are Evaluated, Tatyana Rozenblum

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Who Framed Silicon Valley and Hollywood: Newspaper Coverage of Regional Business Clusters in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California, Frank Michael Russell

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Application of Microbiological Crack Dating Technique for Mixed Biota Species on Non-porous Surfaces, Tasnuva Safi

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Effects of Middle Management Support for Improvement on Perceived Organizational Performance Capabilities, Stacy Sakellarides

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Classical Models of the Spin 1/2 System, Carlos Harold Salazar-Lazaro

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Synthesis and Evaluation of Four Novel Stationary Phases in High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Niloofar Salehi

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Effects of tissue nitrogen and media nitrate on trace metal uptake and trophic transfer by Ulva spp., Sonya Meenakshi Sankaran

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Unplanned, Jessica Hanley Senn