A culminating publication such as a thesis, dissertation, professional paper or capstone project often marks the end and apex of graduate work in the many graduate programs offered at UNLV. These publications are public testimony of student scholarship and the vehicle used to make a contribution to a specific body of knowledge.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Smart Data Collection Using Mobile Devices To Improve Transportation Systems, Tharindu Dasun Abeygunawardana

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Simulation of Thermal Transit-Time Flow Meter for High Temperature, Corrosive and Irradiation Environment, Elaheh Alidoosti

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A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices in the Western United States: Successes and Challenges, Gayle Louise Allenback

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Salivary Alpha-Amylase as an Indicator of Body Stress Following an Acute Session of Repetitive Jumping, Shaelee Allen

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Behind His Father's Saying: Robert Frost's Wisdom Tradition, James H. Altman

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The Reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units through the Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program, Michael Andrew Basinger

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Design and Analysis of Hydrogen Powered Actuator Integrating Metal Hydride Storage System, Md Mainul Hossain Bhuiya

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The Relationship among School Playground Design and Conditions and Physical Activity Levels in Children, Ipuna Estavillo Black

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A Critical Edition and Trumpet Ensemble and Keyboard Reduction of Philipp Jakob Rittler's Sonata à 17 and Sonata à 18, Justin Lee Bland

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Table Games Revenue Management: A Bayesian Approach, Daryl F. Boykin

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Takes Dying Animals, Brittany Leigh Bronson

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Evaluating the Impact of a Home-~Based Childhood Asthma Intervention Program in Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns

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Factors Which Predict the Use of Active Transportation to School Among Children in Clark County, NV, Sheila G. J. Clark

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The effect of single crystal elastic and plastic anisotropy on stress and strain heterogeneity: comparison of olivine to other common minerals, Christopher Joseph Cline Ii

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Cognitive Differences Between High and Low Responders of a Tier II Reading Intervention, Jillian Cohen

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"I Got Shot Five Times and I Got Crucified to the Media": Tupac Amaru Shakur -~-~ Moral Panic, Media Crucifixion and Resurrection, Lucas Jerome Combs

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Work and Home-Life Balance: A Comparative Study of Hotel Employee Satisfaction in the West and Midwest, Amanda Connick

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Observability in Traffic Modeling: Eulerian and Lagrangian Coordinates, Sergio Contreras

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Use of Standardized Tests Within Nursing Education Programs, Irene Coons

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Walt Disney and the Propaganda Complex: Government Funded Animation and Hollywood Complicity During WWII, Amanda Michelle Cunningham

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Attributions and Coping Behaviors Communicated Among Bullied Students: An Analysis of Bullying Blogs, Carly Marie Danielson

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A Spatial Analysis Test of Decennial Crime Patterns in the United States, Kristina R. Donathan

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Evaluation of Conservation Voltage Reduction as a tool for demand side management, Ali Dorrody

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Combining the Names of Ancestors with the Names of Birds, Jessica Sierra Durham

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Presidential Epideictic Rhetoric During Times of Crisis: Barack Obama's "9/11" Moment, Michael Eisenstadt

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The Application of Zircon (U-Th)/He Thermochronology to Determine the Timing and Slip Rate on the Willard Thrust, Sevier Fold and Thrust Belt, Northern Utah, Bryan Eleogram

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Investigating the Physical Properties and Runoff Treatment Capability of Pervious Concrete Containing Granular Activated Carbon, Mark Elias Elkouz

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Determining the Presence of Carbapenem Antibiotic Resistance in Clinical Isolates, Fidelis Uzoma Enyinnaya

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Runnin' With the Rebels: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Highly Identified College Student Sports Fans, Joseph Stanley Ervin

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Ore Characterization of the Estelle Property in the South-~Central Alaska Range, Ember Flagg

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Physics of Gamma-ray Bursts and Multi-messenger Signals from Double Neutron Star Mergers, He Gao

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The Effects Of A Single Bout Of Self-~Myofascial Release On Flexibility And Maximum Voluntary Contraction, Jonathan Robert Garcia

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Morning's Porch, Colby Gillette

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Prymnesium Parvum and Fish Kills in a Southern Nevada Man-~made Reservoir, Tara Gregg

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The Formation of Situation Models in Multimedia, Kris Gunawan

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Highway Routine Maintenance Cost Estimation for Nevada, Monika Hagood

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Using the Web 1T 5-Gram Database for Attribute Selection in Formal Concept Analysis to Correct Overstemmed Clusters, Guymon Hall

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Examining the Target Levels of State Renewable Portfolio Standards, Laurence Douglas Helwig

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School climate, absenteeism, and psychopathology among truant youth, Marisa Charlene Hendron

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The Effect of Early Life Stress on Methamphetamine Damage in the Striatum, Emily Hensleigh

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Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Jean Ho

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The Dakini Project, Kimberley Harris Idol

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The Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes, Pugio: Hypoxic Influences on Embryonic Development, Christensen C. Javier

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Revenue Management in a Multi-Channel Environment: The Effect of Pricing Strategies on Perceived Fairness, Lan Jiang

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Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Offspring Recruitment on the Carrizo Plain National Monument: Evaluating the Effects of Low Population Density and Marginal Habitat Quality., Diego Ramirez Johnson

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Binary Technetium Halides, Erik Vaughan Johnstone

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Golf Tourists at Two Courses in Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Milford Jones

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning through iPad Integration in a Clinic-~based Literacy Course, Kyle F. Kaalberg

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A Model of Hospitality Employee Engagement, Hee Jung Kang

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Implementing Influence Diagram Concepts to Optimize Border Patrol Operations using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ashish Karki

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Multiracial Youth, Harpreet Kaur

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Producer Fans: How Twilight Fans are Using Facebook to Blur the Lines Between Media Producers and Consumers, Nichole Roslyn Kazimirovicz

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Interorganizational Performance Comparisons Using Quality Assurance Audit Results, Raymond E. Keeler

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Retirement and the Registered Nurse: The SAVER Study, Shanna Field Keele

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Development of a Visualization System for Highway Safety Management Using Safety Analyst, Indira Khanal

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All is Ripe for Fire, Dana Marie Killmeyer

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An Autoethnography of Heart-Based Hope Leadership: A Matter of Life or Death, Cynthia Jeanne Kimball

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A Branch and Bound Method for Sum of Completion Permutation Flow Shop, Swapna Kodimala

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Using Seismic Reflection to Locate a Tracer Testing Complex South of Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, Levi Kryder

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Modeling of Short Term and Long Term Impacts of Freeway Traffic Incidents using Historical Data, Vidhya Kumaresan

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Garnet Dating, Pressure-Temperature Time Paths and Kinematic Analysis of the Schist of Upper Narrows, Raft River Mountains, Northwestern Utah: Tectonic Implications of Pressure-Temperature-Time-Deformation Paths, Alison Christine Lacy

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The Mental Organization of People's Permanent and Situational Attributes, Kathleen Larson

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High Stakes of Media Messages: Decoding Visual Narratives from the Iraq War in the U.S. and British Presses, Jennifer Liese

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Progressive Collapse Analysis of Older Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate Buildings Using Macro Model, Jinrong Liu

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Determinants of Head and Neck Cancer Survival in Nevada for 1995-2008, Xiao Q. Li

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Family Environment and Severity of Absenteeism in Youth, Rachel Marie Loftis

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Understanding how honey bee flight and senescence are connected through oxidative stress., Joseph Margotta

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A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo

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Development of a Molecular Method for Detecting the Causative Agent of Swimmer's Itch (Trichobilharzia) in Freshwater Ecosystems, Heidi Mcmaster

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The Rhetoric of Gay Christians: Matthew Vines and Reverend Nancy Wilson as Exemplars, Joshua Holman Miller

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Technical Theatre: Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Vocational Training While Preparing Students for Careers and Life, Megan Morey

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Numerical study of a novel fin configuration of a high temperature ceramic plate fin heat exchanger, Vijaisri Nagarajan

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N-Dimensional Quasipolar Coordinates - Theory and Application, Tan Mai Nguyen

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What's age got to do with it? Examining how the age of stimulus faces affects children's implicit racial bias, Erica Cheree Noles

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Finite Difference Modeling of Surface-~Wave Scattering for Shallow Cavity Detection, Heston Travis Norcott

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Sex in the Brain: The Relationship between Event Related Potentials and Subjective Sexual Arousal, Taylor Lynn Oliver

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Before You Knew Me, Isabel Ontiveros

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WISC-IV Profiles in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Learning Disabilities, Elyse Parke

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Through the Eyes of the Present: Screening the Male Homoerotics of Shakespearean Drama in Anglophone Cinema, 1936-2011, Anthony Guy Patricia

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A Survey of Tabu Search in Combinatorial Optimization, Lemasri Piniganti

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Simultaneous Equation Modeling for Crash Rate of Freeway Segments, Anthony Ramos

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Self Adjusting Contention Friendly Concurrent Binary Search Tree by Lazy Splaying, Mahesh Raj Regmee

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Time Correlated Measurements Using Plastic Scintillators with Neutron-~Photon Pulse Shape Discrimination, Norman Edison Richardson

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Characterization and Optimization of Extraction Chromatography Resins for Rapid Separations for Safeguard and Nuclear Forensics Purposes, Audrey Roman

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Long May She Reign: A Rhetorical Analysis of Gender Expectations in Disney's Tangled and Disney/Pixar's Brave, Caitlin Joanne Saladino

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One Way to Light a Candle, Samantha Samson

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Lattice Methods For The Valuation of Options with Regime Switching, Atul Sancheti

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Sentiments of Community Stakeholders Living in Southern Nevada Neighborhoods, Erin Sheehy

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An Energy-Efficient, Time-Constrained Scheduling Scheme in local mobile cloud, Ting Shi

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A Light-Weight Real-Time Privacy Protection Scheme for Video Surveillance by Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Surendra Shrestha

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Modern to Late Pleistocene Stable Isotope Climatology of Alaska, Alison Sloat

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The Lived Experience of Black African Nurses Educated Within the United States, Amy Elizabeth Smith

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Health Hazards in Rental Housing: An Overview of Clark County, Nevada, Amanda Nicole Sokolowsky

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Analysis of Bolted Joints Under Medium and High Impact Loading, Deepak Somasundaram

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Study of Water Transport Phenomena on Cathode of PEMFCs using Monte Carlo Simulation, Karn Soontrapa

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Merging Educational Technology into Routine Care for Patients Living with Fibromyalgia, Toni Sparks

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Influence of limestone powder content and size on transport properties of self-consolidating concrete, Rebecca Kendal Spitek

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Development and Evaluation of an Opioid Monitoring Clinic, Richard Luna Talusan

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Post-Occupancy Energy Efficiency Evaluation of a LEED Platinum Federal Government Facility, Theresa Tincher

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Co-Emulation of Scan-Chain Based Designs Utilizing SCE-MI Infrastructure, Bill Jason Pidlaoan Tomas