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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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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An Evaluation of Clean the World, Las Vegas Volunteer Program, Chanton Cox, Bassem Dahdouh, and Madison Rousell

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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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Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Program Evaluation, Ambrosia Crump and Dydia Garcia

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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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Study the Mechanism of the Prompt Emission of Gamma-Ray Bursts, Wei Deng

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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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Program Evaluation of Clark County Department of Family Services, Parenting Project, Marissa E. Duke, Emily Elzeftawy, and Michael D. Spies

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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

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Corruption and Criminal Sentencing Dispositions in China, Qingting Hu

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The Changing Role of the Bass Clarinet: Support for Its Integration into the Modern Clarinet Studio, Jennifer Beth Iles

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Design Guideline to Select Systems and Strategies to Achieve Adequate Indoor Air Quality in the Mojave Desert Climate Region, Nicholas Robert Williams Inouye

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The Effect of Sleep on Perceptual Learning and Memory Consolidation, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Properties of concrete containing GGBF slag and nano-silica, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam

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Immediate Effects of Cervical Spine Manipulation on Gait Parameters in Individuals with and without Mechanical Neck Pain, Jordan Isom, Shaylyn Kennedy, Justin May, and Samuel Moore

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The Impact of Parental Divorce on Children's Confidence Levels in Young Adulthood, Lawrence Jackson

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The Role of Adaptive Capacity on the Subjective Career Success of Former D-I African-American Male Athletes: A Mixed-Method Study, Leon Antonio Jackson

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Simulation of an Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System with Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost

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Picrolite and the Cypriot Neolithic: An Experimental Study, Forrest Dayton Jarvi

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Study of Machine Learning Methods in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vishal Jha

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An Examination of U.S. restaurant firms' internationalization in a risk context, Soyeon Jung

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Evidence-~based Practices: An Exploratory Study Concerning School District Professional Development Considerations, Pamela Marie Juniel

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High Pressure Behavior of Mullite-Type Oxides: Phase Transitions, Amorphization, Negative Linear Compressibility and Microstructural Implications, Patricia Kalita

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Examining the Inner Experience of Individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Johanah Yoosun Kang

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Examining the Dynamics of Infant Face Processing Using State Space Grids, Andrea Jane Kayl

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Solving differential equations with least square and collocation methods, Katayoun Bodouhi Kazemi

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Experiencing Parental Loss during Adolescence and Factors Influencing Hospital Involvement and the Grieving Process, Vaida Kazlauskaite

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Efficient Estimation of Cluster Population, Sanjeev K C

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The Effects of Instruction on Landing Strategies in Female College-Aged Dancers and Non-Dancers: A Pilot Study, Brittany Keating, Jason Pyfer, and Kimberly Vialpando

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States and Multicultural Education Policies: An Event History Analysis, Leander D. Kellogg

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Vitamin D Status and Bone Mineral Density in Female Collegiate Dancers and Cheerleaders, Tara Sue Kenny

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Hydrothermal Routes to Technetium Cluster Compounds, William M. Kerlin

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The Effects of Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Antimicrobial Peptides on Paenibacillus larvae, Jasmin Camille Khilnani

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The Attitudes and Beliefs of Special and General Educational Professionals Concerning Alcohol and Drug Problems, Troy Wayne Kieser