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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Mood Management and Video-Game Engagement: The Importance of User-Experience and Gender in Assessing the Psychological Effects of Video-Game Play, Crystine Serrone

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Observations and Analysis of Fire-Atmosphere Interactions during Fire Front Passage, Daisuke Seto

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Total Organic Carbon Rejection in Osmotic Distillation, Hali Laraelizabeth Shaw

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Generational Differences in Intrinsic and Extrinsic Workplace Motivation, Caitlin Elizabeth Shea

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Measuring Employee Perceptions of Organizational Tolerance for Failure, Perla Yael Slutzky

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Dance, Evelyn A. So

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If Not Here, Then Where?: An Investigation of Faith in the Public Speaking Classroom, Mary Anne Sunseri

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Low-Tech, Eye-Movement-Accessible AAC and Typical Adults, Sarah Marie Swift

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Plasmablast Frequency and Trafficking Receptor Expression are Altered in Pediatric Ulcerative Colitis, Nicole Jeanne Tarlton

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Opto-Acoustic Interrogation and Ultrasound Imaging of Acoustically Sensitive Microcapsules, Shruthi Ranjani Thirumalai

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Advisor Induced demand and Moral Hazard in the Third-Party Payor System, David Chandler Thomas

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The Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in Archives: Developing exemplary practice for use by archival practitioners, Collin Thorman

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Chi-Squared Distance and Metamorphic Virus Detection, Annie Hii Toderici

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Affectivity and Impulsivity as Predictors of Workplace Deviance, Brittany Trice

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Cosmetic Product Marketing in India vs. the United States, Swati Tripathi

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Emission from O2 Gas in the Kleinman-Low Region of the Great Nebula in Orion, Michael Denney Turner

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BCM9POWERAD: Variable-Voltage Power Supply PCB Design, Sanjeev Murthy Vakkalanka Varaha

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Elucidation of the Molecular Pathway That Mediates Synaptic Partner Recognition, Aruna Varshney

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Urban Heat Island Detection Using Landsat Data: A Case Study of Prince William County, Virginia, Jenna Rose Venturini

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Constructing and Deconstructing Border Wars, Damien Chadsworth Wendel

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Motivating Employees Through Thick and Thin: The Relationship Between Hospital Employee Aspirations and Body Mass Index, Amanda Kay Wentz

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Feral Cat Management: Perceptions and Preferences (A Case Study), Rachel Lm Wilken

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Effectiveness of a San Francisco Bay Area Community Education Program on Reducing Home Energy Use, Ellen M. Wilkinson

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Bioreactor Cultivation of Bacillus Methanolicus Expressing Green Fluorescent Protein, Brian Wong

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The Biology and Ecology of six rare plants from Plumas National Forest, Northern California, USA, Suzie Woolhouse

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Profiling flavonoid cytotoxicity in human breast cancer cell lines, Sina Yadegarynia

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Influence Of Neuroticism On Stress Perception And Its Resultant Negative Affect, Irum Saeed Abbasi

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Carbon Electrodes with Tunable Surface Characteristics for Supercapacitors, Ramey Mohamed Abdelrahaman

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Low Power Digital Design using Asynchronous Logic, Sathish Vimalraj Antony Jayasekar

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Developing Criteria and Metrics for Assessing Recycled Water Program Effectiveness, Michelle Arias

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Water and Power: Agricultural Intensification in Windward North Kohala, Hawai'i Island, Christopher Ian Avery

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PID Tuning of Plants With Time Delay Using Root Locus, Greg Baker

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Surface Nitriding and Oxidation of Nitinol, Edin Bazochaharbakhsh

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Footprints Fill and Fade, James Conrad Beck

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Investigation of the Impact of CO₂ on Water-Rock Interactions Using Sequential Extractions, Sarah Beers

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Effects of Water Conservation on Evapotranspiration in Las Vegas, Nevada, Joseph Belli

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YIG-sphere-based phase shifter for X-band phased array applications, Donald C. Benson

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Non-homogeneous Hybrid Rocket Fuel for Enhanced Regression Rates Utilizing Partial Entrainment, Kenny Michael Boronowsky

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An Examination of Management Practices as Predictors of Employee Work Engagement, Jennifer Joy Brown

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John Bell Hood: Extracting Truth from History, Thomas John Brown

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Differences in Eubacterial and Archaeal Soil Communities Along a Precipitation Transect in the Mojave Desert, Elaine Pressly Bryant

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The Relationship Between Diversity and Performance in Major League Baseball Teams: Conflict's Mediating Effect, Michelle Maureen Campion

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Overlapping Mornings, Joshua Andrew Cembellin

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Remembering Latina Maternal Migration to the Silicon Valley: Performance and Poetics, Brittany Danielle Chávez

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Visual Articulation of Modernism: Self-portraiture in Colonial Korea, 1915-1932, Julie Chun

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Exploring the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior and organizational climates for creativity, Michael Joseph Cilla

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An Existential Phenomenological Examination of Parkour and Freerunning, Jennifer L. Clegg

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WRF-Model Performance for Wind Power Forecasting in the Coast Ranges of Central California, Kevin Thomas Clifford

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Academic Writing Development Through Dialogues Between Tutors and Second-language Learners, Fabio de Oliveira Coelho

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Trembler ou Pleurer: La Révolution Française, Le Théatre et L'Image de la Femme, Tracy Anne Cone

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No Little Plans: Envisioning the Bay Area Rapid Transit System and the Renewal of Rapid Transit in the United States, Jake Coolidge

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Getting by at the Benjamin Mays Black Branch: Library Access for African Americans in Jim Crow South Carolina, 1940-1971, Jamie Irene Cutter

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Fabrication and Characterization of Hafnium Oxide Films for Interfacing to a Neuron, Janet Thao Davis

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For All Time: An Examination of Romantic Love Through Curse Tablets, Alicia Deadrick

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Tourist in the Red Light District, Darrell Joshua Dela Cruz

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The Environmental Impact Of The Retail Photoprocessing Industry In Santa Clara County: 1996 Vs. 2006, Benoit Delaveau

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Teaching and learning of proof in the college curriculum, Maja Derek

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Preparation and characterization of a novel thin film composite polyamide reverse osmosis membrane for water desalination, Jacquana Diep

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Situation Awareness in Multiple UAV Control, Naveen Durga

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Crossing Borders and Boundaries: An Analysis of the Coyote in U.S.-Mexico Immigration Film, Elizabeth Engelman

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The Effects of Kettlebell Training on Aerobic Capacity, Jonathan Asher Falatic

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Mastermind is Ubiquitinated and Degraded: Functional Consequence for Notch Signaling, Mozhgan Farshbaf

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Regional Identification Methods and Extratropical Dynamical Linkages to Surge Events in the North American Monsoon System, James Elda Favors

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Creating an Agent-based Model to Examine Spatial Behavior of Eriocheir Sinensis, Michelle Fong

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The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Gulf Coast Libraries and Their Disaster Planning, Jeffrey Frank

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Synthesis of Hybrid Inositol Glycan Analogues, Smita Fulzele

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The Reluctant Family Man, Nigel Funge

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The synthesis and characterization of endcapped silica hydride stationary phase, Prema Gangadhara

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Empathic Embarrassment Responses While Viewing Romantic-Rejection and General Embarrassment Situations, Giuliana Louise Garbini

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The Impact of Instructor-Provided Lecture Notes and Learning Interventions on Student Note Taking and Generative Processing, Karen Lynn Gee

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Million Dollar Red, Jennifer Marie Ghastin

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Food habits of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina richardii) in San Francisco Bay, California, Corinne Michele Gibble

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Social Support and Gender Effects on Academic Confidence in Foster Youth, Carolyn Suzanne Gillard

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Nessa 1944, Ellen Christine Glass

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The Body Dysmorphic, Nicholas Grant Goodwin

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The development of a new method for quantifying synaptic partner recognition phenotypes using Neuroligin-1 GFP reconstitution across synaptic partners, Akshi Goyal

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The Effects of Mere Exposure on Responses to Foreign-Accented Speech, Lea Grossman

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Reducing Disturbances to Marine Mammals by Kayakers in the Monterey Bay, Megan Maye Gunvalson

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"Flex Your Power:" A Rhetorical Analysis of California's Energy Crisis, Karl P. Haase

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Assessing the Dimensionality of Active Listening in the Workplace, Trevor Wayde Hanna

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Construction and Simplicity of the Large Mathieu Groups, Robert Peter Hansen

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Design of a Small Solar-Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Christopher Hartney

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Happily Ever After: Construction of Family in Disney Princess Collection Films, Jennifer Hecht

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Effects of wearing a mouth guard and movement complexity on simple reaction time, Taijiro Hide

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Problem solving with geographic networks in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, Steven Hong

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H2O and O2 Line Emission from Star-Forming Molecular Gas: Photodissociation Regions and Shocks, Paul Houck

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The Ability of Youth Soccer Coaches to Recognize and Manage a Concussion, Henry John House III

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Nearshore Fish Assemblage Patterns with Respect to Landscape-Scale Habitats in Central California, Kristin Irene Hunter-Thomson

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Life History Characteristics of the Starry Skate, Raja stellulata, from California waters, Kelsey James

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The Production and Planning Process of the Book of Kells, Roxanne V. Jones

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Dangerous Decor: Consumer Knowledge of Health Risks within Interior Spaces, Kaitlin Keith

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Rust Stains, David Eugene Kern

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Effects of Kettlebell Training on Metabolic Syndrome in Women, Karen Inez (Kieffer) Moreno

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Residence, Nikolina Kulidzan

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Jshield: A Java Anti-Reversing Tool, Deepti Kundu

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Design and Optimization of an Active Magnetic Thrust Bearing for Flywheel Energy Storage Systems, Siu Kiong Lam

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Monitoring Ankle Rehabilitation With Wii Fit, Ryan Laperle

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Post-fire analysis of Sequoia sempervirens forests on the central coast of California, Rachel Anne Lazzeri-Aerts

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Development of a Chemically Reacting Flow Solver on the Graphic Processing Units, Hai Le

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Mythology of Love, Samantha Le