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 2008

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Test suite prioritization techniques applied to Web-based applications, Vani Kandimalla

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Preventing campus alcohol abuse: A controlled comparison of two media programs, Jennifer Dawn Karmely

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The effect of 5-aminolevulinic acid based photodynamic therapy and photochemical internalization of bleomycin on the F98 rat glioma cell line, Khishigzaya Kharkhuu

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Reactions of iodine and iodate with sphagnum peat: An examination of kinetics and pH dependence, Ginger Marie Kimble

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The conserved mechanism of IcsA polar targeting among proteobacteria, characterization of the omptin family, and the roles and regulation of IcsP in Shigella flexneri, Eun-Hae Kim

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Post-modification of polysulfone using transition metal catalyzed C-H activation and Suzuki-Miyaura cross coupling reaction, Se Hye Kim

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Performance, perception, and choice of animated pedagogical agent, Kevin Kirk

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Characterization of the mechanism of bi-layer oxide growth on austenitic stainless steels 316L and D9 in oxygen-controlled Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (Lbe), Daniel Koury

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The effect of math anxiety on learning a novel math task, Jeremy Adam Krause

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Numerical modeling of high temperature shell and tube heat exchanger and chemical decomposer for hydrogen production, Gayatri Kuchi

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Simulation of optical properties of quantum dots, Anupam Kumar

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Development of a Gis-based safety analysis system, Vidhya Kumaresan

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The upscaling of Las Vegas: An examination of increased gaming revenue, Dominik Kuna

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Perceptions of gifted education in middle school and the role of principal, James L Kuzma

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The impact of user-generated contents in the hotel industry, Jun Mo Kwon

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Microbial-mediated removal of acrylamide from canal systems, Stephanie Kay Labahn

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Increasing the recycling rate in Clark County, Nevada, Emerald Laija

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Neutron cross-section sensitivity studies in higher actinides for criticality safety in reprocessing, Lawrence J Lakeotes

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A cognitive -behavioral -based workshop intervention for perfectionism, Marcus T LaSota

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German mathematics teachers' subject content and pedagogical content knowledge, Teresa A Leavitt

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A qualitative case study approach to define and identify perceived challenges of knowledge management for casino hotel industry, Ming-Lun Lee

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The impact of conference food function performance on attendee satisfaction and behavior, Yoon-young Lee

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The effects of trauma experiences in maltreated adolescents with respect to familial and cultural variables, Amie Marie Lemos-Miller

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A middle school treasury and an Okinawan triptych, Tracy Ann Leslie

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Evaluate the effectiveness of the speed monitoring display for work zones in Las Vegas, Xin Li

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Opihi Tales, Melissa L Llanes Brownlee

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True reflections? An assessment of the correlation between self-reported racial identities and craniometric patterning, Rebecca V Lockwood

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Asian massage parlors in Clark County, Angela Meiwen Lok

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Avoiding the sexual: Visual attention and distraction in dyspareunia, Amy D Lykins

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The lost promise of heaven: An examination of gender in children's literature, 1790--1830, Ea Nicole Madrigal

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An alternative study of Chinese history: Two Daoist temples, Joan Lorraine Mann

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Tensile deformation, toughness and crack propagation studies of alloy 617, Vikram Marthandam

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Transformation of identity of four female Japanese international students, Chizu Matsubara-Jaret

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Exploring relationships between configurations of technology use and professional development among Ces teachers, Andrew Hyrum McArthur

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The conceptualization and development of specifications for a doctoral program in security studies: A Delphi study, Barent Nelson McCool

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When news breaks, "The Daily Show" fixes it: Exposing social values through satire, Daniel Brandon McCue

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Synthesis and characterization of novel asymmetrically substituted bisphenazines and their self assembling properties, Kelly Kathleen McGrath

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Geology of the southern Reveille Range, Nye County, Nevada, Matthew Alan McKelvey

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A relationship analysis of restaurant inspection violations, employee behaviors, and inspection grades, Edward G McKeown

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Second -home owner attachment to a destination: A driver of tourism promotion, John Brumby McLeod

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"Perpetual movement, and a border of mystery": The transatlantic imagined community and Henry James' "The Golden Bowl", Nancy Cunard and "Negro: An Anthology", and Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea", Oliver Quimby Melton

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Energetics of insect metamorphosis, Allison Brighton Merkey

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Diversity, biogeography, and geochemical habitat of Korarchaeota in continental hot springs, Robin Lea Miller

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Synthesis and characterization of electrochemical polyaniline/palladium composites, Nicole Martha Millick

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Direct democracy and state legislatures: Does professionalism matter?, Donald D Mirjanian

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Subcube embeddability and fault tolerance of augmented hypercubes, Sithy Shameema Mohamed Yasim

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Passive integrated transponders in Gila elegans: Location, retention, stress, and mortality, Andrea Dee Montony

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Selling civil defense: The politics and commerce of preparedness, 1950--1963, Angela Christine Moor

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Chemical synthesis and characterization of aniline based palladium composites and complexes, Jade Lorrayne Morgan

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Experimental and theoretical control of a smart projectile fin using piezoelectric bimorph actuator, Venkat R Mudupu

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Caught in an undertow of corruption: Stalled democratization in Bosnia-Hercegovina, William Joseph Murray

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Numerical study of high temperature bayonet heat exchanger and decomposer for hydrogen production, Vijaisri Nagarajan

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Dying as an individual: A call for a patient-centered approach to hospice care research, Sarah Nicole Nebel

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Uniaxial compression and creep behavior of a porous state change material, Stacy Michelle Nelson

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An examination of the issues of non-string teachers teaching strings, Melissa May Newbrey

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Effects of elevated carbon dioxide on soil microbial communities of the Mojave Desert, Linh M. P Nguyen

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Wayward fictions: A study of the dynamic picaresque novel, Tina Ogorek

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The evolution of dramatic storylines in the packaging, selling and legitimizing of Ultimate Fighting Championship, Brian Scott O'Hara

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Characterizing the chipped stone from Kritou Marottou Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus: Investigations into the Cypro-Ppnb, Kasey Erin O'Horo

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Design and control of a vibration isolator using a biased magnetorheological elastomer, Saul Opie

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Attrition of Esl foreign-born Hispanic students at Csn, Luis B Ortega

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Prehistoric settlement and land use: A predictive model of the Shivwits Plateau, northwest Arizona, Glendee Ane Osborne

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Boulevards in the forest: Progressive urban planning, environment and labor in Longview, Washington, Abraham Ott

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A study of Monge matrices with applications to scheduling, Revanth Pamballa

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The effects of electromagnetic fields on the detection of mercury and radionuclides, Yogendra M Panta

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The relationship between employee tone of voice and customer attitudes, Jae Kyung Park

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The male homoerotics of Shakespearean drama: A study of "The Merchant of Venice," "Twelfth Night," and "Othello", Anthony Guy Patricia

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The effects of cryotherapy on eccentric peak torque recovery after an intense eccentric exercise, Michelle Nicole Peluaga

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Comparison of various methods of measuring body composition to underwater weighing in adult men and women, Mariana Krasteva Pencheva

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Surface water interaction with the flood plain in the lower Virgin River Clark County, Nevada, Jeffrie L Pompeo

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Prototyping the new-guard portable device for radiation detection, Aaron Ponzio

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A system dynamics approach to water resources planning and management in South Florida, Dinesh Kumar Prashar

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Analysis of the legal, theoretical, and practical implications---Rumsfeld v Fair, Daryl Privott

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Formula for success: How Las Vegas became the entertainment capital of the world, Scott M Pruett

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Evaluation of graffiti countermeasures on highways, Anil Kumar Puli

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Safe Village Initiative: A quasi-experiment, evaluating the impact in West Las Vegas, Timothy Radtke

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Working memory deficits in psychotic bipolar disorder: Trait marker for psychosis, Carol Randall

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Examining the experience of alexithymia using descriptive experience sampling, Neda Raymond

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The effects of exercise in the rehabilitation process of substance abuse, Gabriela Vilarino Regino

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Writing cinema: Film in the novel from Wilson to Coover, Gregory Robinson

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Comparing values for a private environmental good, xeriscape: Hedonic price method versus contingent valuation method, Carole Ann Rollins

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The Mayan ice cap: Glacial geology and paleoclimate of the northern Guatemalan highlands, Alex Joseph Roy

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Update to Ansi/Ans-643-1991 for high-Z materials and review of particle transport theory, Lawrence P Ruggieri

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Examining unused pharmaceuticals in the environment, Ilene Sue Ruhoy

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This history of small things, Paul Sacksteder

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Brand personality and destination image of Istanbul: A comparison across nationalities, Safak Sahin

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Thermal modeling of a high concentration photovoltaic system, Aaron M Sahm

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Impact of variable transmission range in all-wireless networks, Prathima Sajja

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Romeo Bones, Ron Paul Salutsky

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Standardization of references using Hidden Markov Model, Swamynathan Sambamurthy

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The experience of grandparents raising grandchildren: A phenomenological study, Deborah Sampson

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Perceptions of "others": The role of heterosexism in the decline of college women coaches, Amy Sandler

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The effects of students' asynchronous online discussions of conceptual errors on intentionally flawed teacher-constructed concept maps, Magdalena Sas

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Efficient broadcasting by selective forwarDing, Balaji ashok Sathyanarayanan

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Veterinary technology graduates' perception of preparedness and utilization in the workforce, Melissa Ann Schalles

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A description of physical activity opportunities at child care centers in southern Nevada, Holly A Schneider

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The Reading Span Test and its predictive power for reading comprehension among young and old adults, Paul James Schroeder

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Turning function and shape recognition, Swetha Shankar

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A novel Rgbw pixel for Led displays, Neveen Shlayan

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Using mortality salience to increase procedural fairness in the penalty phase of capital trials, Jared A Shoemaker