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  • 2015 ISRB Release Decisions 

    Young, Kate (2017)
    This research evaluates the Washington State ISRB and its release determinations for community custody offenders. Documents relating to offender custody and the release hearing process are analyzed for content and variables ...
  • Tip Pooling Practices and Quality of Life for Back of the House Restaurant Employees 

    Watt, Cassidy (2017)
    In Washington, tip pooling practices have been used to even out pay disparities between front of the house (FOH) staff, whose earnings are higher due to tips and back of the house (BOH) employees, such as cooks and ...
  • Turning up the Heat: Urban Heat Islands in Snohomish County 

    Moore, Caitlin (2017)
    Exposure to excessive heat kills more people than any other weather related cause in North America, yet the risks are uneven. Accounting for differences in geography, many studies have found urban environments to be more ...
  • Civic Community: Online Communities of Practice in Parkland 

    Monson, Amber (2017)
    While urbanization continues apace in Western states, people are also relocating to the fringes of both the urban and rural landscape to a sort of middle ground mixture of urban, suburban and rural. This diversity expands ...
  • Oil Spills and Corexit: Has the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill had an ongoing effect on the cultural and mental health of Louisiana residents? 

    Jacobson, Michelle (2017)
    In July, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded killing 11 people and spilling over 4.9 million barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the largest offshore oil spill in U.S history. Over 1.8 ...
  • Finding a Better Stove: Cookstove Use in “Last Mile” Villages in Guatemala 

    Hopkins, Deborah (2017)
    This project aims to explore cooking practice behaviors among indigenous Guatemalan women in select rural villages. Women across Guatemala place their health, and that of their children, at risk every time they prepare a ...
  • Securing Employer Input on Local Workforce Development 

    Hanson, Paul M. (2017)
    In 2015, the US Department of Labor (DOL) set funding aside to align workforce development initiatives with employer needs within key local economic sectors.1 In this study I explores how the Workforce Development Council ...
  • The Case Study of Ningbo Foreign Language School. Privatized Education in China 

    Ge, Linyi (2017)
    Since 2003, China has deregulated its education system: the curriculum and textbooks have been diversified; there is no more national standardized admission test for colleges; and more types of schools are allowed, including ...
  • Protecting Migrant Workers: An Analysis of Overseas Filipino Workers' Rights under the TPP 

    Domondon, Sarah (2017)
    The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multinational Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiated among twelve Pacific rim countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, ...
  • Communication and Round Balanced Oblivious FSM Evaluation 

    Horst, Caleb
    Privacy is a major issue in the age of the Internet. Many advances are being made in Cryptography regarding performing computations over private data, both in homomorphic encryption, multi-party computation, and applications ...
  • A Sequence Based Approach for Predicting Clinical Events 

    Zahid, Anam
    The data associated to each patient increases almost linearly as the patient flows through the continuum of care. Analysis of the data collected during a patient’s admission to the hospital reveals that it grows vertically ...
  • Exploratory Wayfinding in Wide Field Ethnography 

    Arisoy, Aytul
    This thesis focuses on what wayfinding means in Wide Field Ethnography (WFE), and how to improve wayfinding activities in WFE datasets. WFE datasets are too large, unstructured and complex for researchers to easily understand, ...
  • Scalable Propagation Algorithms for Node Labeling in Bipartite Graphs 

    Nebulishvili, Natalia
    Bipartite graphs are graphs whose vertices can be partitioned into 2 different independent sets. Many interesting machine learning problems either present themselves naturally as problems of node ...
  • Predictive Analytics and Decision Support for Heart Failure patients 

    Hassan, Aftab
    In the last few years, legislations such as the Patient Protection and A ordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, have emphasised the need for improving the quality of health care. Part of the programs introduced by this ...
  • Classifying Child Maltreatment by Brain Imaging Data 

    Khankhajeh, Sina
    Childhood maltreatment is a condition that leads to the development of behavioral issues and affect brain structure and functionality. Recent neuroimaging studies provide connection between deficits in brain volume, gray ...
  • On My Mind 

    Shaw, Carol Anderson
    University of Washington Abstract On My Mind Carol Anderson Shaw Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Assistant Professor Sarah Dowling School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science On My Mind engages with complex issues of ...
  • Bag of Flesh: MFA Thesis 

    Donnelly, Ellen Hathaway
    Bag of Flesh: MFA Thesis is a collection of short stories and poems centered on dysfunctional personalities. Using a range of voices, the book explores issues of identity and selfhood in restrictive societies. By employing ...
  • A[not]her Nature 

    Taylor-Hough, Deborah Lynne
    A[not]her Nature is a collection of collage poems (centos) written in response to environmental issues. The language in many of these poems is drawn from, or responds to, seminal works of nature writing in an attempt to ...
  • California Calling 

    Singer-Velush, Natalie
    California Calling is a literary memoir that traces the narrator’s story of crossing over into California from Canada at sixteen and her desire to assimilate into both a place and herself. By asking what it means to be ...
  • County 

    Sanders, David Alan
    County is a book that examines relationships and forms myths through careful examination of and conversation with family photographs. The book relies heavily on the passing down of stories from one generation to the next. ...

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