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 2015

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Kinematics and timing of the Miocene-Quaternary deformation in Nellis Dunes Recreational Area, Nevada, Shaimaa Abdelhaleem

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Nurse Managers' Hiring Selection of Newly Licensed RNs: A Grounded Theory Approach, Susan Adamek

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A Study of Elementary Teachers’ Conceptions of Nature of Science and Their Beliefs about the Developmental Appropriateness and Importance of Nature of Science throughout a Professional Development Program, Elif Adibelli

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Inverse Problem for Non-viscous Mean Field Control: Example From Traffic, Shaurya Agarwal

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Robust Observability, Control, & Economics of Complex Cyber-Physical Networks, Shaurya Agarwal

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Sound Attenuation of Fiberglass Lined Ventilation Ducts, Jacob Albright

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Television Consumption and Child Obesity: Linking Children's Contemporary Television Use, Physical Activity, and Advertising to Putnam's Displacement Hypothesis, Brittany L. Altamirano

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Paenibacillus larvae spore germination and American Foulbrood disease development in honey bee larvae, Israel Alvarado

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High Pressure X-~Ray Absorption Spectroscopy Studies of Heavy-~Fermion Cerium and Uranium Compounds, Daniel Antonio

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The Influence of Iron on Arctic Thule Migration Patterns, Alina T. Aquino

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Nevada Legal Services: The Legal Services Corporation Restrictions and the Diminishing Capacity of Access to Justice for the Poor, William Todd Ashmore

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Models for Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98: A Stylistic Analysis, William George August Mccullough

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Six Feet from Fame: Exploring Dark Tourism Motivation at Marilyn Monroe's Grave, Surjeet Baidwan

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Testing Established Models of Hydrothermal Fluid Distribution Around Porphyry Deposits: The Application of Fluid Inclusion Research to Porphyry Deposit Exploration, Wyatt Moyer Bain

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Rewetting of Artificially Desiccated Soils: Effect of Gravity on Vapor-Phase Diffusion, Taylor Arland Ball

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Structure and Optical properties of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) – MX2 (M = Mo, W & X = S, Se) under High Pressure and High Temperature conditions, Nirup Reddy Bandaru

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Changes in sprint kinetics or kinematics following static or dynamic stretching, Kristyne Bartel

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Four Weeks of Minimalist Style Running Training Reduced Lumbar Paraspinal Muscle Activation during Shod Running, Stephanie Barton, David Brown, and Talia Joyce

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Alaska Natives And The Power Of Perseverance: The Fight For Sovereignty And Land Claims In Southeast Alaska, 1912-1947, Bridget Lee Baumgarte

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The Bioarchaeology of Social Order: Cooperation and Conflict Among the Mimbres (AD 550-1300), Kathryn Mary Baustian

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The Design, Build, And Validation Of A Hybrid Tower Used To Conduct Helmet Impact Tests, Darren Benn

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A Performer's Guide to Dean Gronemeier's Nature Alley, Lonny James Benoit

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Too Drunk to Gamble? Dram Shop Liability for Gaming Debts., Jeffery Benson

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The Economic and Social Effects of Casino Development in Macau, Christopher Benton

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Increasing Comfort With End-of-Life Discussions, Theresa Catherine Berton

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Object Detection and Tracking in Wide Area Surveillance Using Thermal Imagery, Santosh Bhusal

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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Neck and Shoulder Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Users of Touch-Screen Tablet Computers, Betina Blair, Mariana Gama, and Marissa Toberman

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Generalized Catalan Numbers and Some Divisibility Properties, Jacob Bobrowski

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The Painted Motifs of Cypriot Ceramic Art: A Study of Iconography & Identity, Paige Bockman

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Evaluating the level of harmonic distortion in a typical distribution feeder, Wessen S. Bogale

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Patient No-show for Outpatient Physical Therapy: A National Survey, James Bokinskie, Payton Johnson, and Trevor Mahoney

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Understanding the Experience of Medicare Advantage Patients in a Health Maintenance Organization, Curtis E. Boldman

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Data Analysis With Map Reduce Programming Paradigm, Mandana Bozorgi

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The Financial, Social, and Environmental Impacts of Sustainable Practices on the Las Vegas Hospitality Market, John Brady

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Inner Experience while Reading Fiction: A Descriptive Experience Sampling Exploration, Vincent Peter Brouwers

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Fast Transient Digitizer and PCB Interface, Kevin Thomas Buck

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Exploring the Relationship Between Revenue Management and Hotel Loyalty Programs, Melissa Elizabeth Buckley

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Examining the factors that impact work life balance for executive chefs, Lisa Nicole Cain

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Laser Ablation ICP-MS of Actinide Oxides as Simulated Used Nuclear Fuels, Keri Campbell

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Les Chansons de Bilitis: A Symbiotic Collaboration between Two Artists Claude Debussy and Pierre Louys with an Annotated Performance Guide and Original Translations, Carmella Tian Ming Cao

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The Immediate Effects of Cervicothoracic Manipulation versus Stretching on Upper Trapezius Pressure Pain Thresholds and Range of Motion in Individuals without Neck Pain, Kevin Carr, Morgan King, Erin Oelklaus, and Brendan Parry

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What is the Best Residential Roof Assembly for the U.S. Desert Southwest, with Respect to Cost, Energy Efficiency and Embodied Energy Concerns, John Joseph Carroll

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Assessing the importance of nurse plant associations to the growth of pre-~reproductive Yucca brevifolia, Eric James Chameroy

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Understanding Employee Work Attitudes: An Integration of Psychological Contract Theory and Organizational Support Theory, Wen Chang

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Multiplicity, Marianne Leslie Chan

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Bulbous Pier: Alternative to Bridge Pier Extensions, Amilcar Chavez

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Slip, Trip and Fall Risk Among Elderly Men and Women Living in the Hawaii Adult Foster Care Home System, Michelle Echauz Ching

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The Influence of Tier Level of Hotel Loyalty Programs on Guest Perceptions and Tolerance for Service Quality, Eunjin Choi

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The Use of COD, TOC, Fluorescence, and Absorbance Spectroscopy to Estimate Biochemical Oxygen Demand in Wastewater, Evelyn Aramaine Christian

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Glass shards at Pinnacle Point rock shelter 5-~6, South Africa: Are they from the last super-~eruption of Toba?, Amber Elizabeth Ciravolo

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Objectification Theory and Eating Pathology in Latina College Students: Testing a Culture-Specific Model, Kimberly Claudat

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In Vitro Studies of Gold and Gold Silica Nanoparticle Radiosensitization with Kilovoltage X-Rays, Gregory Colarch

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Electronic Dance Music: From Deviant Subculture to Culture Industry, Christopher T. Conner

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Reliability of a Multisegment Foot Model in Shod Running, Austin Coupe

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Literacy and Social Justice: Understanding Student Perceptions and Conceptions about Literature, Jennifer Marie Crosthwaite

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Trace Element Variations in a Stalagmite from Southwest Mexico: Implications for Paleoclimate, Chad Michael Crotty

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Examining Resilience In Relation to PTSD Symptomatology In Maltreated Youth, Timothy Day

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Perceptions toward the Value of Higher Education for Hotel Professionals in Las Vegas: A Case Study, Gary Lee Deel

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The development of language and identity: A sociocultural study of five international graduate students living in the U.S., Alexandra Dema

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Studies of Flerovium and Element 115 Homologs with Macrocyclic Extractants, John Dustin Despotopulos

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Watercraft, People, and Animals: Setting the Stage for the Neolithic Colonization of the Mediterranean Islands of Cyprus and Crete, Katelyn Dibenedetto

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The Effect of Florida’s Timeshare Resale Accountability Act and Securitization Announcements on Vacation Ownership Shareholder Wealth, James R. Drake, Iii

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Chemical and Electronic Structure of Surfaces and Interfaces in Cadmium Telluride Based Photovoltaic Devices, Douglas Arthur Duncan

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Burdens and Benefits of Climate Change Solutions: A Case Study of Climate Change Skeptics and Deniers in Rural Nevada, Patricia Dutcher

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Water From the Rain Gauge, Austin Ely

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How to Keep the Girls Inside, Regina M. Ernst

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The Lived Experience of Registered Nurses with Substance Use Disorder who complete an Alternative to Discipline Program through a state board of nursing, Susan Melanie Ervin

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An Analysis of Empirical Research of Social Media and User-Generated Content in the Hospitality Industry, Didi Fan

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Who Is This About? An Exploratory Study of Erotic Self-Focus, Evan Fertel

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The Pleasantly Problematic Nature of J.D. Salinger's Glass Family Stories, Ceasare Joseph Filipelli

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Methods of Teaching Social Intelligence and its Impact on Service Quality, Martee Fischman

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Defining the 99%: A Rhetorical Critique of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Molly Forgey

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Athletes’ Perceptions of Athletic Trainers Quality of Care, Chadley Foster

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Pushing for New Options in Childbirth: A Case Study in Contemporary Integrative Midwifery, Kerie Ann Francis

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Creating the Black California Dream: Virna Canson and the Black Freedom Struggle in the Golden State’s Capital, 1940-1988, Kendra M. Gage

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An Investigation into Transitions in Clay Mineral Chemistry on Mars, Seth Gainey

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Analyzing Television News: Pro-Social & Anti-Social Effects of Criminal Depictions & Information Processing on Race Perceptions, Eunette Gentry

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Adaptive, Neural and Robust Control of Wing-Rock and Aeroelastic System, Prince Ghorawat

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Assessing the Effect of Race Saliency in Measures of Children’s Implicit Bias, Veronica A. Glover

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Fluoride and Phosphate Removal From Industrial and Domestic Wastewaters Using Cerium Chloride, John Michael Gonzales

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Prediction of Shear Strength and Ductility of Cyclically Loaded Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Artificial Intelligence, Nicholas Gordon

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The Impact of Environmental Factors on Policy Decisions As It Relates to Community Development Block Grant Allocations, Al G. Gourrier

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Fall Detection by Using Video, Robert J. Gripentog

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Effects of Human Maternal Placentophagy on Maternal Postpartum Iron-Status, Laura Kathleen Gryder

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Exploring Cognitively Accessible Academic Lessons for Students with Intellectual Disabilities Using the iPad, Jamie Linn Gunderson

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Experience-Specific and Domain-General Effects on Simple and Complex Meter Processing, Sangeeta Gupta

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Predictive Modeling of Terrestrial Radiation Exposure from Geologic Materials, Daniel A. Haber

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Risk Misperception and Selection in Insurance Markets: An Application to Demand for Cancer Insurance, David S. Hales

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A Study on Employee Engagement Program in Full Service Hotel, You Han

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Stable Isotope Analysis of Bison latifrons and Paleoecological Inferences, Fabian Ceron Hardy

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Cultivation-Dependent Analysis of Microorganisms Associated with Various Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids, Anthony Harrington

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Playful Aggression and the Situational Contexts That Affect Perceptions, Jennifer Hart

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A Comparison of the Effects of Different Doses of GABAB Receptor Ligands on Spatial Learning and Memory and Memory Flexibility, Chelcie Heaney

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"Does Gaming Create Partner Agro" Online Gamings Impact on Partner Intimacy, Steven Burnell Henderson

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Intraprofessional Nursing Communication and Collaboration: APN-RN-Patient Bedside Rounding, Rita M. Herm-Barabasz

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The Escape Artists, Daniel Gene Hernandez

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Framing Reality: Portrayals of Climate Change in the "Las Vegas Review-Journal", 1997-2014, Jason Ryan Holley

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Thank You For Your Time! Would You Mind Donating to Our Cause? The Effect of Gratitude on Prosocial Behavior, Matthew L. Hortt

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Constraining the Progenitor and Central Engine of Gamma-ray Bursts with Observational Data, Lu Houjun

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CBCT Evaluation of Adolescent Mandibular Morphology in Different Classifications of Facial Type, Annie Hsu