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 2016

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Empirical Study of Concurrent Programming Paradigms, Patrick M. Daleiden

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Structuring A Risk-Based Bioassay Program For Uranium Usage In University Laboratories, Johnne' Talia Dawson

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The Lived Experiences of Women in the Information Technology Field as they Transition from One Leadership Level to the Next: A Phenomenological Study, Marilyn Delmont

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The Impact of Nursing Crew Resource Management Training on the Patient Safety Self-Efficacy of Nursing Students, Deanne Marie Donaway

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Original Chamber Percussion Works for Silent or Silenced Film in Live Performance, James William Doyle Iii

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Direct Dissolution and Electrochemical Investigation of Cerium and Uranium in Ionic Liquid, Janelle Droessler

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Avoiding Discrimination and Filtering of Qualified Candidates by ATS Software, Katarina Drucker

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Post-Concussion Symptom Reporting: Is Gender a Factor in the Adolescent Population? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Jessica Dunne

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How Queer!: Camp Expression in Francis Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, Kevin Ryland Eberle

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Self-Efficacy in Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation Communication Using Information Technology in Baccalaureate Nursing, Kelly Etcheberry Espinoza

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(U-Th)/He Studies of the Southern Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex, NV and Gypsum Valley Salt Wall, Paradox Basin, CO, USA, Sarah Lynn Evans

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An EMG-based patient monitoring system using Zynq SoC device, Farhad Fallahlalehzari

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Estimation and Comparison of Thermoelectric and PV Solar Water Usage in the Colorado River Basin States, Yuzhen Feng

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Assessing Clinical Significance of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Battery When Comparing Adjusted and Unadjusted RCI Methods for Different Ranges of Baseline Scores, Ashley N. Figaro

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Crossing, Olivia Clare Friedman

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The Validation and Verification of LES Modeling Using KIVA, David Fyda

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Security Threats from UAS and Its Mitigation Through Detection and Tracking, Sai Ram Ganti

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Life After Service for Post-9/11 Veterans: Data, Methods, and Policy Impacts, Justin Stockton Gardner

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Concurrent Mental Health and Sport Performance Enhancement in an Athlete Initiating Behavioral Intervention with No Assessed Pathology: A Case Examination Supporting Optimization, Yulia Gavrilova

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#TheRightToRemainSilent: Police Department Adoption and Deployment of Social Media, 2010-~2015, Paul Geary

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Patterns of Synorogenic Sedimentation Associated with the Unroofing of the Willard-Paris-Meade Thrust Sheets, Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt, Amanda Gentry

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Consumer Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility Through Advertisement and Publicity, Margaret George

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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The Birth of an Arts Scene, William Goldberg

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The Manifestation of Student Engagement in Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study of How Teachers Experience Student Engagement and How It Influences Pedagogical Decision Making, Andrew Goodman

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Differences in Perceived Importance of Preventative Services and Healthcare Provider Trust Among Hispanics, Jonathan James Gore

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Improvement of Security in UAS Communication and Navigation using ADS-B, Vedadatta Gouripeddi

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Theater Education: Thinking Outside of the Black Box, Raheve Gray

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Collaborative Writing for Commercial Musical Theatre, Alexandra Grill-Childers

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Complex Traffic Network Modeling & Area-wide Hierarchical Control, Saumya Gupta

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A Simulator Application for Distributed Leader Election Algorithms, Sugeeswara Gurudeniya

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Top-K Nodes Identification in Big Networks Based on Topology and Activity Analysis, Sweta Gurung

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Physiology and Genetics of Starvation-Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Christopher Michael Hardy

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Schoolgirls: Embodiment Practices Among Current and Former Sex Workers in Academia, Jennifer Heineman

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Ab Initio Structure Determination and Property Characterization of High-Pressure Ca-O Compounds and Li2(OH)Br Crystals, Christopher Higgins

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Notes from Reconstructing Illness, Scott Hinkle

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Efficient Strategies for Playing the Horn, Jon Allan Holloway

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Applied Anatomy in Music: Body Mapping for Trumpeters, Micah Holt

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Nindanishinaabewimin: Ojibwe Peoplehood in the North American West, 1854-1954, Margaret Huettl

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The San1 Ubiquitin Ligase Functions Preferentially with Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme Ubc1 During Protein Quality Control, Rebeca Lea Ibarra

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Comparing the Effects of Two Utility Value Interventions on Graduate Students' Interest, Performance, and Perceptions of Utility Value, Ivan Vladimirov Ivanov

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Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Motor Skill Acquisition in a Throwing Task, Austuny Jackson

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Building an Evaluation Framework for The Smith Center’s Education & Outreach Department, Melissa Jacobowitz, Chris Helda, Stephanie Hernandez, and Rico Casillas

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Effects of Hydraulic Connections on Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Permeability Media, Jeevan Jayakody

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Design and Implementation of Benes/Clos On-Chip Interconnection Networks, Yikun Jiang

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The Skinny House, Leo August Jilk

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Cancer among Asian American Population in the United States: Incidence and Survival Disparities, Hongbin Jin

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Muscle Activity and Power Output Between Stationary and Outdoor Cycling, Jared Joerger

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Oral Microbial Burden of Periodontal Pathogens among Orthodontic Patients, David Jolley

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The Effects of Orthodontic Appliance Base Plate Material, PMMA, Infused with Silver and a Novel Antibacterial Compound On Biofilm Formation, Ryan D. Jolley

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Investigation of Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Effect on Run Performance, Max Evan Jones

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A Qualitative Study of Job Competencies for Healthcare Social Work Administrators: An Application of the Short Competency Model Process Used to Identify the Behaviors and Personal Characteristics of Exemplary Performers, Lashonda Jones-Moore

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Investigating Teacher Learning and Change in a Professional Learning Community: Integrating ELA and Social Studies Curriculum, Derek Jordan

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Characterizing Crystal Populations for the Petrogenesis of the Post-Collapse Rhyolites in The Long Valley Caldera, California, William Joseph

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Pansori, Bomi Kang

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Explaining the Dynamics of Civil War: Exposure, Violence, and Consolidation against Civil War, Karim Kardous

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A Study on Automated Process for Extracting White Blood Cellular Data from Microscopic Digital Injured Skeletal Muscle Images, Bibek Karki

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Competencies for the Community College Advisor: A Crucial Job in the Student Success Mission, Shellie Jo Keller

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The Big Band and the Piano: Nikolai Kapustin’s Variations Op. 41, Ryan Kelly

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Inner Experience and Self-Ratings of Inner Speaking, Jason Michael Kelsey

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Development of the K-state (Competence) and Mutagenesis in Stressed Bacillus subtillis Cells, Amanda Kidman

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The Acute Effects of Different Foam Rolling Timing Durations on Hamstring Flexibility, Chloe Marie Kipnis

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Water Balance and Moisture Dynamics of an Arid and Semi-Arid Soil: A Weighing Lysimeter and Field Study, Jeremy E. Koonce

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MCNP6 Computational-Based Sensitivity Propagation Analysis of Continuous Neutron Cross-Sections Using the Godiva (HMF-001) and the Godiver (HMF-004) Benchmark Criticality Study Cases, Lawrence James Lakeotes

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Algorithms for Monotone Paths with Visibility Properties, Bikash Lama Bamjan

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Investigating Inner Experience While Reading an Erotic Short Story, Leiszle Rae Lapping-Carr

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A World of Warning: Exploring U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Alerts, Ryan Daniel Larsen

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Food Processing and Cooking Technology of the Mimbres Mogollon (Early Pithouse Period through the Mimbres Classic A.D. 200-1130), Ashley Morgan Lauzon

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Water, Prestige, and Christianity: An Ecocritical Look at Medieval Literature, Cortney Nicole Lechmann

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Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony: An Analytical Exploration and Keys to Interpretation, Phillip Lenberg

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Mouthy Bones, Shaun Leonard

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Effect of Thermal Treatment on High Temperature Deformation of Alloy EP-~823, Martin Milburn Lewis

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Portable High Throughput Digital Microfluidics and On-Chip Bacteria Cultures, Yiyan Li

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Acoustic Detection, Source Separation, and Classification Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Wildlife Monitoring and Poaching, Carlo Lopez-Tello

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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The Relationship Between Pediatric Asthma and Obesity in Nevada, Jennifer Anne Lucas

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Stationary Nonimaging Concentrators – A Comprehensive Study and Design Improvements, Srikanth Madala

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Differential CBCT Analysis of Collum Angles in Maxillary and Mandibular Anterior Teeth in Patients with Different Malocclusions, Erin Shane Wan Ma

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A Case Study: Students' Mathematics-Related Beliefs From Integrated STEM Model-Eliciting Activities, Cathrine Maiorca

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A Content Analysis of Gender-Specific Media Coverage of Sport: NCAA Athletic Department Home Webpages, Margo R. Malik

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Assessing the Impact of the SunWise Program on Youth Sun Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Clark County, Nevada, Sabina Malik

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Efficient Algorithms for Clustering Polygonal Obstacles, Sabbir Kumar Manandhar

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Creating A Dynamic, Multi-Purpose Correction for Multiple Geometries and Field Sizes to Account for Off-Axis and Asymmetric Backscatter With Varian Portal Dosimetry, Remy Manigold

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Mr. Universe Wants To Live Forever, Oksana Marafioti

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Considerations For a Hotel Investment, Stephen Blake Marriott

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School Connectedness: Comparing Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders to Their General Education Peers, Robert Jordon Marsh

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Characterization of Impact Properties of Forged, Layered, and Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy, Melissa Kathryn Matthes

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The Effect of Gender, Not Math Anxiety, on Working Memory Tasks, Amy J. Mcauley

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Four Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, sets 1 and 2, by Judith Cloud, for High Voice and Piano: A Performer’s Perspective, Sheronda Levonne Mckee

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Interference Effects of Urban Rubble on the Radioanalytical Analysis of Strontium, Derek Roger Mclain

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The Effect of Gluten on Puberty Onset and Glycemic Response in Female Rats, Bethaney Mclaughlin

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Understanding the Preparation and Support Needed for Undergraduate Clinical Faculty, Sara Mcpherson

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Incomplete Denitrification in Thermus Species, Chrisabelle Mefferd

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A​ Program Evaluation of Outside Las Vegas’ YMCA Education Program, Robin Mendoza, Kevin Schmidt, Arcelia Barajas, and Branson Chun

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Novel Pathways to High-Efficiency Chalcopyrite Photovoltaic Devices: A Spectroscopic Investigation of Alternative Buffer Layers and Alkali-Treated Absorbers, Michelle Mezher

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Reader Engagement with Data Journalism: Comparing the Guardian and Washington Post's Coverage of People Killed by Police, Dan Michalski

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Of Wolves & Thieves: A Love Story, Kayla Miller

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Structural Behavior of NbSexTe2-x Superconductors Under High Pressure, Vahe Mkrtchyan