Vol. 17 No. 1 (Spring 2020)

Cover image of Hayward Field taken by Audrey Kalman

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Cover Art—“Moonrise, Eugene, Oregon”
Audrey Kalman

Letter from the Editor
Starla Chambrose

Guest Editorial—“Green Open Access is ‘Just’ Publishing”
David M. Condon

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The Effect of Emotion on Associative Memory: Anger Versus Fear
Melissa Adler

Constructions of Identity and War: A Reciprocal Relationship in Former Yugoslavia
Taylor Ginieczki

Mating Affects Lifespan Differently in Two Strains of Pseudo-female Caenorhabditis elegans
Ruben Lancaster

Miłosz the Visionary: His American experience in Visions from San Francisco Bay
Ania Grudzien

From Nimble NIMBY to Palpable PIMBY: Anti-Blackness in George Deukmejian’s California Prison Boom
Jakob Hollenbeck

Massacre or Genocide? Redefining the Sook Ching
Lauralei Singsank

Vol. 16 No. 1 (Winter 2020)

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Cover Art—“The Woman”
Clara Hollowgrass

Letter from the Editor
Starla Chambrose

Guest Editorial—“Celebrating a Decade of UO Undergraduate Research”
Kevin D. Hatfield

Art Feature—“Orange Cup Coral (Balanophyllia elegans)”
Lincoln Hopkins

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Caliban Yisrael: Constructing Caliban as the Jewish Other in Shakespeare’s The Tempest
DeForest Ariyel Rolnick-Wihtol

Technology and Scientific Authority in United States Abortion Policy: Concerns Over a Mechanistic Approach and a Better Way Forward
Momo Wilms-Crowe

Behavioral and Neural Predictors of Individual Differences in Concept Generalization
Takako Iwashita

Negotiating Freedoms: Women Experience Homelessness in Eugene, OR
Violet Fox

Vol. 15 No. 1 (Spring 2019)

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Cover Art—“Corona de Rosas Espinosas”
Isabelle Amezcua

Letter from the Editor
Joshua J. Pearman

Guest Editorial—”The Power of Undergraduate Research” 
J. Josh Snodgrass, Professor of Anthropology & Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Research and Distinguished Scholarships

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Dillon Murphy

Vol. 14 No. 1 (Winter 2019)


Cover art for Volume 14 Issue 1, Winter 2019

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Cover Art—“Ancestry”
Elexus Greene

Letter from the Editor
Joshua J. Pearman

Guest Editorial—“Obstacles and Opportunities in Undergraduate Research”
Vera Keller, Associate Professor of History and Historian of Science

A Monstrous Philosophy of Emotions
Luke Currie

“Bannabees,” Bananas, and Sweet Potatoes: Claude McKay’s Songs of Jamaica and Traditional Jamaican Foodways as a Nationalist Expression
Sarah Hovet

Before the Spectacle: Shaping Gender and Class in Beirut’s Beauty Salons
Eugenia Lollini

The Impacts of Increased Heat and Precipitation on Plant Phenology and Demography in Pacific Northwest Prairies
Ben Avis, Allie Ludden, Hunter Mackin, Andreas Martinez, Sean Pettit, Elizabeth Porter, Emma Rasmussen, and Miles Steele

Reconceptualizing Feminist Utopias: Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time and Margaret Drabble’s The Millstone
Bethan Tyler

Vol. 13 No. 1 (Spring 2018)

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Cover Art: Light at Antelope Canyon
Gadiraju Vinitha

Letter from the Editor
Allison M. Zhou

Guest Editorial: On Undergraduate Research
James C. Mohr, College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History and Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Sciences

Spitting Bars and Subverting Heteronormativity: An Analysis of Frank Ocean and Tyler, the Creator’s Departures from Heteronormativity, Traditional Concepts of Masculinity, and the Gender Binary
Lizzy Elkins

Women’s Biological Threat to Confucian Social Order: An Examination of Gender Constructs through an Analysis of Pre-Modern Chinese Literature
Megan Pellouchoud

Responding to the Hyde Amendment: Abortion Discourse, Race, and a Conspiracy of Silence
Momo Wilms-Crowe

 Vol. 12 No. 1 (Winter 2018)

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Guest Editorial: Reflecting on Research
Nicole Dudukovic, Ph.D., Psychology

A Comparison of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and External Beam Radiation Therapy for Urinary and Sexual Function in Men Treated for Prostate Cancer
Julia Fischer

The Role of Religion and Spirituality in Snow Leopard Conservation on and Around the Tibetan Plateau
Hannah Taub

What Did You Say She Was Like? Features of Gossip Associated with Hearsay Accuracy and Consensus
Chenle Xu


Vol 11. No. 1 (Spring 2017)

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Bean as Our Future: How Ender’s Shadow Disputes the 1997 Backlash Against Human Cloning
Seth Temple

Analysis of the Economic Impacts of Immigration in the United States
Michael McIntosh

Magical Girl Martyrs: Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Purity, Beauty, and Passivity
Tate James

Springing Forward: Changes in Phenology of Native Plant Species in Southern Oregon Prairies as a Result of Experimental Climate Change
Maura Kanner, Laura McCullough, and Kathryn Nock


Vol. 10 No. 1 (Winter 2017)

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A Radical Take on Zombie Apocalypse: Dominic Mitchell’s In the Flesh
Finch Byrd

The Threshold of the Sublime: Standing in Awe and Fear in José María Heredia’s “En el Teocalli de Cholula”
Briauna Jones

Do You Know Where Your Research Is Being Used? An Exploration of Scientific Literature Using Natural Language Processing
Theodore J. LaGrow, Jacob Bieker, Boyana Norris

Quantitative Analysis of Debris and Plastic Pollution on Beaches in Northern Madagascar
Emma Gjerdseth


Vol. 9 No. 1 (Fall 2015)

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Sexuality, Gender, and US Imperialism after Philippine Independence: An Examination of Gender and Sexual Stereotypes of Pilpina Entertainment Workers and US Servicemen
by Paulla Santos

Xylaria Primers for Phylogenetic Reconstruction
Alicia Ly

The Question of Divine Omnibenevolence: What does the Hebrew Bible Reveal about Yahweh’s Nature?
Jonathan Faris

Searching for the Nearest Extragalactic Binary Black Hole: A Spectroscopic Study of NGC 4736
Annika Gustafsson

Adamov’s Alienation Effect: Showing the Absurdist Slant of the Epic Theatre Aesthetic
Nicholas Maurer

GPU-Imogen: An Astrophysical Hydrodynamic Code Built for Graphics Processing Units
Isaac Brown, Tom Wolken

Vol. 8 No. 1 (Spring 2015)

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A Reality in Question: Negotiating Storyworld Construction in James Ward Byrkit’s Coherence
Valtteri Leinonen

Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Initiative: A Case Study on International Climate Change Mitigation Narratives
Mairin Peck

Rotational Properties of the Extraordinary Multi-tailed Asteroid P/2013 P5
Annika Gustafsson

Amakosikazi: Undervalued Figures in Zulu History
Caellagh Morrissey

This Year the Birds Fly North: A Historical Short Story of Medicine Man Oytes and The Forced Removal of the Northern Paiute to Yakima
Dean Dier

The Economic Impact of Sporting Events in Lane County
David Cole, John Hurley, Jeffrey Naber

Vol. 7 No. 1 (Fall 2014)

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Psychoanalysis and Noir’s American Nightmare
Albena Vladimirova Zahariev

The Real Consequences of Property Tax Compression for Oregon Public Schools
Andrea Vedder and Matt Davis

The Psychological Mechanisms of Oppression: Empathy, Disgust, and the Perception of Group Membership
Alexander Harris

Curiosity as Object: Egyptian Mumia in Early Modern Europe
Spencer Kales



Vol 6. No. 1 (Spring 2014)

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Monitoring Riparian Restoration Efforts in the Willamette Valley
Jessica Scott, Johnmichael Lahtinen, Erin Engbeck, Terri Berling, Katie Ferra, Alexander Gregory, Natalie Otto, Garret Pemstein, Wayland Tan, Gail Tinkham

Mina Loy and Bikini Kill: Hidden Identities in Feminist Politics
Marina Claveria

In-stream Monitoring on the McKenzie River, Oregon
Laura Marti, Matt Keeler, Taylor West, Geoffrey Johnson, Kadie Hayward, Kimina Jamison, Robbie Lascheck, Bre Senate, Ashley Sosa, Drew Thompson, Jennifer Vargo

Syntactic Structure in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Picture in the House:” How the Small Choices Reveal a Horror Too Big to Know
Meredith Darnell

Social Conservatives’ Adoption of a Subaltern Discourse After the 2012 US Presidential Election
Kevin Frazier

Learning Behind Bars: An Inquiry into the Early Development of Correctional Education in Oregon
Tashia Davis

Vol. 5 No. 1 (Fall 2013)

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Apartment Price Models for the Glenwood Riverfront Development
Joseph Friedman

Prey Detection and Feeding Success of the Comb Jellyfish Mnemiopsis leidyi on Copepods in Still and Turbulent Waters
Clare Elizabeth Chisholm

The Virgin Knight: Spenser’s Embodiment of Duality in Elizabethan England
Chelsea Arsenault

Bioremediation Mariculture in Zanzibar, Tanzania: A Viability Assessment of Using Bath Sponge and Pearl Oyster Farms to Filter Highly Polluted Waters in the Zanzibar Channel
Hayley Catherine Oakland


Vol 4. No. 1 (Spring 2013)

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Bernice Pauahi Pākī and Charles Reed Bishop: A Marriage of Imperialism and Intimacy in Nineteenth Century Hawaiʻi
Quinn Akina

Comparing Apis Mellifera and Bombus spp. Pollination Efficiencies on Willamette Valley Blueberry Farms
Keane Daly, Miguel Pacheco, Aaron Poplack, Meagan Maxon, Chelsea Johnson, Amanda Whitcomb, Kelsey Kopec, Bret Cypel, Lauren Ward

Beyond Elementary: Examining Conceptual Demands of Division of Fractions in Current US Curricula
Leanna Carollo

Marine Mammal Monitoring on Guam
Robert McNulty

Vol. 3 No. 1 (Fall 2012)

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Restoration Monitoring on the McKenzie River, Oregon
Michelle Rau, Jenna Stewart, Zachariah Kezer, Rebecca Martin, Ben Miller, Sean Silverstein, Olga Slivka, Dane Swanson, Valarie Truelove, Thomas Van Hevelingen, Tyler Woods, and Krystal Young

Stomata Density of Orchids and Cloud Forest Humidity
Sierra Predovich

Assessing the Relationship Between Topography and Plant Diversity in Restored and Remnant Wet Prairies
Claire Reed-Dustin, Willis Logsdon, Rachel Lytton, Sam Maloney, Audie Paulus, Tatiana Piazza, and Tiziana Stuparitz

The Potential Role of Dietary Intake in Explaining Postoperative Muscle Loss in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Alexander Robinson

Vol 2. No. 1 (Spring 2012)

Editor’s Letter
Lucy Gubbins

Social Media Will Be the Death of Prose
Karen Sprague

Student Research Spotlight: “Memory. What?”
Alex Fus

Abject by Gender and Race: The Loss of Antoinette’s Identity in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea
Iida Pollanen

The Cost of Gender Equity: Title IX at the University of Oregon
Lauren Goss

A Curse on Your Ancestors: Exploring the ‘Mongrelization’ of Mina Loy
Jordan David Gregory

Vol 1. No. 1 (2011) Inaugural Issue

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Railroad Antitrust Immunity: Clarification, Discussion, and Evaluation
William James Goodling

Forward Modeling to Assess and Improve Gravity Network Geometry at Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i
Patricia Grace MacQueen

Acquisition of Second Language Vocabulary for Kindergartners with Speech Sound Disorders
Tracy Lynn Zapf

Weapons for Oil: An Analysis of Contemporary Chinese Weapons Sales to Africa in Exchange for Oil
Lauren Dickey

Exploring the Adaptiveness of Moderate Dissociation in Response to Betrayal Trauma
Janae Chavez

Signaling for Attention: Mobility and Student Performance in United Way’s Promise Neighborhoods
Neil Hunter Cronkrite, Ian C. O’Gorman