The Retrospective Theses and Dissertations (RTDs) collection are digital versions of UNLV theses and dissertations previously available only in print or microfilm. This collection of over 3,100 works written by UNLV graduate students were produced between 1978-2008 and is freely available for anyone to download. For dissertations published from 2009 to the present, please visit this page: UNLV THESES, DISSERTATIONS, PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, AND CAPSTONES

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Controlled deposition of nano particles, Raghavendran Venkatasubramanian

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Activation of platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase by proinflammatory mediators, Mohammed Abdel-al

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Mathematical model to simulate a hybrid lighting system, Ahmad Abu Heiba

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Estimating the effect of the 2003 Illinois gaming tax restructuring on riverboat gaming volume, Mikael Ahlgren

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Exploring adolescent inner experience, Sarah A Akhter

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Which way does your beard point tonight? Ginsberg's quest to resurrect Whitman's America, James Altman

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The development and evaluation of a child maltreatment reporting training program for mandated mental health professionals, Krisann Marie Alvarez

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Country lawyer in a maverick boom town: The legal career of Harry Claiborne, J. Bruce Alverson

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A Cfd model to predict pressure loss coefficient in circular ducts with a motorized damper, Pallavi Annabattula

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Understanding the motivations of rock climbers: A social worlds study, Amy Miller Ansari

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The characteristics, knowledge, and preparation levels of K--12 online distance educators in the United States, Leanna Matchett Archambault

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In the Archives, Christopher Arigo

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Kinematics and timing of orogen-parallel flow, Grouse Creek Mountains, Utah, Tonia Gail Arriola

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Determining the fate and transport of the acrylamide monomer (Amd) in soil and groundwater systems, Todd James Arrowood

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Modeling natural resource scarcity and poverty effects on fertility in Honduras, Nepal, and Tanzania, Ayoub Shaban Ayoub

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Predicting evapotranspiration from sparse and dense vegetation communities in a semiarid environment using Ndvi from satellite and ground measurements, Malika Baghzouz

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Synthesis and characterization of bulk and thin film antimony-selenium phase change alloys, Nirup Bandaru

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Air void characteristics of air-entrained self-consolidating concrete, Mary Ellen Barfield

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The "white-eyed" Eastern Towhee: A molecular assessment of the validity of Pipilo erythrophthalmus alleni, Jeremy Shawn Batten

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Exploratory study of construction safety culture through systems thinKing, Charles J. Jr Benford

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Adult autism policy: An analysis of current policy and legislation in the US, Maren A Bennett

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Enhanced detection of induced fluorescence from residual radioactive materials, Craig-Alan Crawford Bias

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The effects of feedback protocol and learning environment perceptions on self -regulated learning, Kevin David Biesinger

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Text and paratext in Oscar Wilde's "A House of Pomegranates", Leandra Elisabeth Binder

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Authenticity and love in "The Sun Also Rises" and "On the Road", Nate Botsis

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Finding the other in mother: Queering social scripts for mothers and teachers, Laura A Bower

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Modeling the unsaturated zone at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site: Effects of climate change and vegetation on flow conditions, Amanda Marie Brandt

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The Pluto debate: Influence of emotions on belief, attitude, and knowledge change, Suzanne H Broughton

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Knowledge of personal energy requirements in college students, Aurora Maria Buffington

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Analyzing cost and schedule growth in public works projects, Leslie Ann Burns

The Circum-migration of the Animalis Manes, Joseph N. Cameron

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Monitoring and modeling the performance of a solar powered hydrogen filling station, Mark R Campbell

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Public advocacy by the Roman Catholic Church and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the twenty-first century, Michele L Cannella

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Examination of clinical and legal issues relevant to child maltreatment reporting, Alisha Marie Carpenter

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Organizational commitment and generational differences in nursing faculty, Lara Lynn Carver

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An analysis of the differential power of the Fake Bad Scale of the Mmpi-2, Nicole Ann Cavenagh

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Crime and race representation: A content analysis of Las Vegas local television news, Julie Arradaza Chapman

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Temperature and silicon effects on tensile and corrosion behavior of chronium-molybdenum steel, Hanumantha Rao Chava

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Numerical analysis of the solid particle solar receiver with the influence of an air-jet, Zhuoqi Chen

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The impact of promotion on inventory forecasting for an Asian wholesale corporation, Tzu-Chu Chien

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Evaluation of photodynamic therapy-induced edema in the rat brain using magnetic resonance imaging, David Chighvinadze

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Effects of pavement macrotexture on Pm(10) emissions from paved roads, Swarup China

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The influence of collective efficacy on reporting crime among college students, Violet Angelina Colavito

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Stalking and intimate partner violence in Nevada, Angela Marie Cook

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Statistical modeling of skewed data using newly formed parametric distributions, Kahadawala Cooray

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The treatment of minorities and women by southwestern courts and prisons, Donna Crail-Rugotzke

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The effect of concomitant ecstasy -marijuana use on auditory verbal learning and memory performance, Kimberly M Cramer

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Prostate volume delineation and seed localization using a 3-T magnetic resonance spectrometer, Jason Eric Davis

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The logic of movement: Consumption logistics on the Las Vegas Strip, Robert Dean

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Impact of the firefighter academy on recruits' general well-being and distress, Alyssa Maria Demos

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An estimation of the performance limits and improvement of dry cooling on trough solar thermal plants, Huifang Deng

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Gabriel Bouquier: Revolutionary education at the height of sans-culottes power, Jonathan Douglas Deverse

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Parametric study of self -consolidating concrete, Hamidou Diawara

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Leadership training and emotional intelligence in school nurses, Anne L Diaz

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Aerodynamic optimization for low Reynolds number flight of a solar unmanned aerial vehicle, Louis Dube

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The neurocognitive impairment associated with comorbid schizophrenia and Ptsd, Lisa Duke

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The effects of mushroom body lobe disruption on learning and memory, Brian S Dunkelberger

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Determining protein biomarkers for chemotherapeutic drug resistance in breast cancer, Shauna Durocher

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Seven Cs of reading comprehension strategy/graphic organizer, Michele Frances Farmer

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Study of the interaction between hydrogen and carbon-based nanomaterials, Roberto Felix

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Examination of the depression screening patterns of nurse practitioners, medical doctors, and physician assistants in primary care, Leslie Erin Feth

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The nature of epistemic climates in elementary classrooms, Florian C Feucht

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Sex and the agricultural transition: Dental health among early agricultural females, Misty Fields

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The effects of different sport mouth guards on respiration rate and tidal volume at sub-maximal exercise level, Kevin Michael Finnegan

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The athletic, academic, and social experiences of female intercollegiate team sport student-athletes, Jason Michael Frank

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How subjective and objective memory, family history, and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease influence older adults' fear of developing Alzheimer's disease, Samantha Lyn French

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The effects of automated essay scoring as a high school classroom intervention, Kathie L Frost

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Overlapping themes in treating infidelity: Is sex therapy integrated into treatment?, Jerri Gallegos-Carr

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A multi -case study of teacher retention with veteran teachers in hard to staff schools, Jacqueline Lissette Garcia

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An analysis of situated meaning in Direct-To-Consumer pharmaceutical advertising, Susan E Garcia

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Colonization and invasion of a lake drawdown in the Mojave Desert, Stephanie Dianne Gayvert

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The Three Saras, Peter Golub

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Implementation of Jpeg compression and motion estimation on Fpga hardware, Ramakrishna Gopalakrishnan

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The academic gap between the "real-world" and theatre and film, Thomas V Grasso

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Development of trip production models incorporating accessibility measures for a rapidly developing region, John Gregory Green

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Poppe Culture, Jaq Greenspon

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Learning in the context of math anxiety, Michelle Melissa Guillaume

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An exploratory study of Proximal Mentoring in graduate education, Susan E Gunn

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Examining the cognitive theory of depression using Descriptive Experience Sampling, Jedidiah D Gunter

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Self-stabilizing protocol for anonymous oriented bi-directional rings under unfair distributed schedulers with a leader, Chitwan Kumar Gupta

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A revisionist perspective of aristocratic divorce in Georgian England, Dawn Ham

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Interleukin-10 inhibits cytokine-mediated synergistic release of interleukin-6 in astrocytoma cells, Liliya V Harizanova

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Development and empirical analysis of a self-advocacy readiness scale with a university sample, Katrina R Harris

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Investigating shear capacity of Rc beam-column joints using artificial intelligence techniques, Eslam Mohamed Alnaji Hassan Khalifa

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Temporal orientation and consumer empowerment: Examining a Las Vegas casino loyalty program, Flavia Hendler

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Optimal foraging theory and early Archaic plant use at North Creek Shelter, Sara C Hill

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Image manipulation: Photoshop as a data-measurement tool, Tracilee Rose Hoffman

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Irony as a mode of political engagement, Daniel Ladislau Horvath

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An examination of inner experience: Anxiety, Lessel Lyle Hutchins

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Songs from the ashes: An examination of three Holocaust-themed song cycles by Lori Laitman, Serdar Ilban

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Xml-based implementation of a bibliographic database and recursive queries, Kirankumar Jayakumar

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Baselining water consumption in the Las Vegas Valley single family residence, Mary Anila Jeyaprakash

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Implementation of recursive queries for information systems, Jayalakshmi Jeyaraman

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The determinants of financial structure: Evidence from Chinese listed hospitality companies, Hong Jiang

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Preparing special educators: Infusing multicultural educational practices and lesson planning in pre-student teaching fieldwork, Tyi-Sanna Jones

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Implementation of Bma based motion estimation hardware accelerator in Hdl, Nachiket Jugade

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Magnetohydrodynamics in microchannels and adhesion properties of nanoporous alumina films, Hussameddine Kabbani

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Titanium hydride up to 90 Gpa: Synchrotron X-ray diffraction studies, Patricia E Kalita

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Solution of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow problems using meshless Radial Basis Function method, Nagamani Devi Kalla

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Analysis and evaluation of the impact of the length of left-turn lane on signalized intersection delays, Nitin Kalsi