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 2003

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Water quality remediation at the abandoned Jones-Kincaid Mine site, Pyramid Mining District, Washoe County, Nevada, Si-Ok Choi

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Chemical Kinetics and Thermal Hydraulics of Lead Bismuth Flow Loops, Kanthi Kiran Dasika

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Assessment of potential environmental impacts of nature-based tours originating within Clark County, Nevada, Beth Domowicz

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An Analysis of apartment complex recycling in Clark County, Nevada, Noriko Eguchi

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Vulnerability assessment and mitigation planning in Clark County, Nevada: The challenges of policy implementation in the intergovernmental arena, Angelina L. Evans

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Consumptive water use at the Mirage Hotel and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Johann A. Feller

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Trail conditions and preferences from a mountain bike users perspective in Cottonwood Valley, Jeff Frampton

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The Economic impact of the adult dance establishments on the community, Christina Henry

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A Safety analysis of roundabouts in the Las Vegas Valley Clark County, Nevada, Michael J. Janssen

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A Waste assessment of the UNLV dormitories, Colin Kaneda

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Quality improvement: Physician providers, and the Women Health Connection Program, in the provision of breast and cervical cancer screening services in Nevada., Salome K. Kapella

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Measuring the environmental attitudes of children in grade 4: A study in Clark County, Amir Khawaja

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Fluctuations in Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Counts at three lower Columbia River spawning sites, Eric Michael Loomis

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The 100th Meridian Initiative in Nevada: Assessing the westward movement of the Zebra mussel to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Megan McCoy

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Qualitative measurements of occupant comfort in five U.S. schools, Anthony Miller

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Computer aided dispatch technology: A study of the evolution and expectations of CAD and a comparative survey of CAD in the U. S. Fire Service and the Clark County Fire Department., Kenneth E. Morgan

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Is it time for UNLV to reform its classified personnel system?, John H. Mueller

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Racial profiling and mandatory data collection in Nevada: How will law enforcement respond?, Gregory M. Roehm

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Development of a Systems Engineering Model for Chemical Separation Process, Lijian Sun

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A Case for choice in education, Edward Tyndall

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Retaining intensive care nurses in Las Vegas: The importance of nurse manager leadership, Megan Vendetti

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Nevada "nurselessness": An acute or chronic condition? An examination of the etiology and possible treatment alternatives, Jeanine Warren-Newmon

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Study of Geometric Effects on Local Corrosion Rates for LBE Loop, Chao Wu

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Recruiting and selection of police officers: A case study of the Clark County School District Police Department, Anthony A. York

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Cross-sectional study of strength in sharing: Philanthropy in Girl Scouting, Juergen Barbusca

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The Impact of the Winter's Doctrine on water allocation to the Gila River Indian Community, Deana P. Benally

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Coastal resort development and impacts on shallow water aquifers in southern Baja California, Sur. Mexico, Bud J. Bennenman

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‘Sworn’ versus ‘civilian’ career development paths in the fire service in Nevada, Kelly Blackmon

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A Study of obstacles to use of methane gas produced in landfills for energy, Sharee Lynn Bowdidge

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Genesis and morphology of soil pendants in Quaternary landforms of Pahranagat Valley, Nevada, Amy Lynn Brock

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Research protocol for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Mirage Click Collection Study, Adrienne M. Cardwell

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An Economic analysis of the arsenic standard on Nevada, Jill S. Dale

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Better revenue forecasting: Is fiscal stress a stimulant? A look at Nevada local governments, Richard A. Derrick

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Human subjects protection in research: Are we doing enough?, Marsha L. Green

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An Empirical study of attitudes towards telecommuting among government finance professionals, Joseph J. Grippaldi

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The Policies of implementing traffic calming in the Las Vegas Valley, David A. Guerra

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Charter schools and accountability: An evalution of Nevada's charter school accountability legislation, Sonya Douglass Horsford

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Addressing helicopter noise impacts in Las Vegas, Nevada within the confines of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act, Jeffrey M. Jacquart

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Investigation of the Corrosion of Steel by Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Daniel Koury

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The Impact of air quality on the selection of a home, Carol Lane

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Workforce diversity programs: A case study of the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s “3-year diversity implementation plan”, Wilisha C. Moore

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Mosquito population dynamics during the establishment phase of a constructed desert wetland, April Newman

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Lake Mead hospital conversion to complete delivery system, Roger W. Noorda

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Assessing citizen preferences: Supporting and funding a new animal shelter facility, Theresa A. Viau

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Workplace violence: A case study, Robert F. White

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Design and Analysis for Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pins Incorporating Volatile Actinides, Xiaolong Wu

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Modeling and Simulation of the Chemical Etching Process in Niobium Cavities, Qin Xue

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The Suitability of reclaimed agricultural lands along the lower Colorado River for native Riparian habitat restoration, Patti Aaron

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Challenges for the new west: Economic impacts of wilderness in Nevada's rural counties, Lesley Regina Argo

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Collaborative interaction: Military managers consulting with American Indians, Susan B. Barrow

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Top female hospital executives in Las Vegas, Nevada: An in depth case study, Caroline R. Copeland

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Policy for management of living collections at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Peter F. Duncombe

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An Ethical framework for interpreting the United States Endangered Species Act, Cathryn M. Elgin

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Auto dealership compliance with hazardous materials management in the Las Vegas Valley, Lisa Evenson

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Patient satisfaction in managed care, Veronda M. Finley

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Southern Nevada Water Authority, Statler Hasley

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College sports wagering: A case study about gambling on college athletics and the motivations and consequences surrounding legislation wanting to ban wagering on college sports, Neil H. Huffey

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Clark County School District: Bonds and debt. Can they be divided equally?, Jocelyn Izumigawa

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Nurses, pharmacists, and information technology in public healthcare, Larry Allen Malato

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The Workforce Investment Act of 1998: Implementation in the state of Nevada, Kimberly Meier

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Sales and use taxes in Clark County and potential implications of the Internet sales tax moratorium, Patrick Timothy Collins Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The Rural hospital dilema: Will Nevada’s rural hospital system survive?, Nancy L. Anderson

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Special event recycling: The future of UNLV's recycling program, Katherine A. Baker

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Mapping the Boulder City wetlands using a global positioning system (GPS) and a geographic information system (GIS), Jennifer Lea Bishop

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Comparative analysis of three remediation technologies for the clean up of petroleum contaminated groundwater, Thomas Bouck

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Examination of the Bureau of Land Management's implementation of the Wild, Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act at Red Rock National Conservation Area, Christine E. Brehm

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An Examination of gasoline pollutants from two-cycle Marine Engines within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Brian Carter

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Gender differences in presenting symptoms, treatment, and outcome in myocardial infarction, Alona Dalusung-Angosta

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Impact of the American's with Disabilities Act on local government (a retrospective review of 10 years of action) specific to personnel administration, Mark A. Dascalos

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Hazardous materials incidents and emergency medical response in Clark County, Martha Dicey

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Deposition and uptake availability of lead shot for waterfowl at Honeybee Pond within the Overton Wildlife Management Area, Nevada, USA, Jason Eckberg

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Two different soil sampling techniques for assessing soil lead concentrations at the Overton Wildlife Management Area, Nevada, Kristen E. Falc

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An Examination of a Brownfield: The former North Las Vegas armory site, Rebecca L. Fowler

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Public finance of professional athletic facilities: Case studies in stadium and arena finance, Larry Harala

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An Analysis of the socio-economic impact of casino gambling in Mesquite, Nevada, and its implications for public policy, Janice K. Herfeld

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The Legislative history of gambling, 1861 - 1915, Ben Hetfeld

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An Analysis of the socio-economic impact of casino gaming in Mesquite, Nevada, and its implications for public policy, Janice K. Hetfeld

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A Study of the training methods used by the Vehicle Maintenance Department of the Clark County School District Transportation Division, Jon J. Howard

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Coalition Formation: Governmental practices to resolve social issues, DelShanna Jones

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Remote sensing and geographic information systems for decision analysis in public resource administration: Case study in a Southwestern watershed, William G. Kepner

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Financing public infrastructure: A case study on whether development impact fees & exactions or property taxes should be used to support the financing of new public infrastructure, John P. Korkosz

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City of Las Vegas sidewalk maintenance and repair: Who is responsible?, Daphnee Legarza

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings success: The effects of artificial lights and other human impacts, Hui-Yu Tracy Liang

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Levels of synthetic musks in municipal wastewater for estimating biota exposure in receiving waters, Lantis Osemwengie

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Fat, dumb, and happy. The future of DOE/NV?, Michelle E. Slichko

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Implementing corporate universities in the public sector: Evaluating Clark County’s supervisor’s organizational skills program, Karen E. Stevens

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Gated communities as public entities, Dennis W. Stransky

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An Analysis of requirements for undergraduate international students to attend U.S. universities, Gregory M. Thevenin

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Will succession planning at the Department of Energy/Nevada succeed?, James H. Winget