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 1995

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Interpretations of the meaning of care: Creating caring relationships in a middle school classroom, Nora Irene Alder

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Manipulations of task switches during acquisition: A test of the elaboration hypothesis of contextual interference, Carol Helen Aloupis

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Gaming advertising and the struggle for its First Amendment rights, Cameron Lee Andrews

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A multi-varied approach to meaning of some East Baltic Neolithic symbols, Indre Rita Antanaitis

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Transport properties along the channel of a Hemt, Narendra B Balakrishnan

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Moral authority of juries: A forgotten aspect of citizenship, Mary B Beganyi

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A theoretical study of surface kinetic processes in the Mbe growth of compound semiconductors, Shridhar Gangadhar Bendi

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Living the bomb: Martin Amis's nuclear fiction, Rebecca L Bostick

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A Comparison Of Membership To Nonmembership In A Sorority In Terms Of Gambling Behavior, Elizabeth Jane Boudreau

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The dilemma of development policy in the Third World and some ramifications for women, Pamela Jones Brown

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William Faulkner's public and poetic voices: A discussion of the "human condition", Elaine Bunker

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A GIS-based decision support for travel demand analysis, Sandeep Burli

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Hamlet's objective of killing Claudius fuels dramatic action, Charles David Cannon

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Prevention of the decline of marital satisfaction during the transition to parenthood: A pilot test of a marital skills training workshop, Kelly Michelle Carpenter

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A 3-dimensional h-adaptive algorithm for species transport prediction, David Bradley Carrington

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Self-stabilizing sorting algorithms, Joseph Chacko

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Feedback linearization of nonminimum phase systems and control of aeroelastic systems and undersea vehicles, Francis M Chockalingam

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A study of the preferences of the elderly in the design of ambulatory health care facilities, Stewart Carlton Cluck

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Hybrid force and position control of a manipulator with an elastic link, Randy S Conn

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Dangerous women, dangerous times: Women at the Nevada State Prison, 1890-1930, Donna Crail-Rugotzke

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Win the lead! Television news philosophy and the life cycle of a social movement, Marie Curkan-Flanagan

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Validation of the YMCA's guide to setting workloads for the submaximal cycle ergometer test, Nicole Marie-Smith Dacuma

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The integration of dance as a dramatic element in broadway musical theatre, Robert G Dame

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Determination of indoor air quality at the Unlv campus, Latika Datta

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The effect of hip position and Emg biofeedback training on selectively increasing the vastus medialis oblique in relation to the vastus lateralis, Christina Diane Davlin

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Hollywood's image of the working woman, Jody Elizabeth Dawson

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Physiological response of two turfgrass species to increasing drought and salinity stress using a line source gradient, Dorothy E Dean

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Wooing the Hispanic: A study of marketing communication strategies targeting the United States Hispanic market, Olga I Delgado

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Developing language skills in second language learners through literature discussions, Ruth K. A Devlin

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Transition to parenthood: The effect of division of labor discrepancies on marital satisfaction, Alison Paige Done

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Evaluation of ultrasound method for determining aggregate gradations in asphaltic concrete mixes, Michael Robert Dunning

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The Intifada, the PlO, and the Middle East peace process, 1987-1993, Roger A Duzenack

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The impact of nonpoint source pollution from mining wastes on water quality, Elko County, Nevada, Samuel Earman

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Rap music as protest: A rhetorical analysis of Public Enemy's lyrics, Joseph Paul Eiswerth

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Similarity between polygonal shapes, Guorong Fang

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Military downsizing in the United States: A study of military base closures in California from the late 1980's to early 1990's, Hobreigh R Fischer

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Examining telecommunication industry efficiencies in light of regulatory reform, Robert T Flood

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Fault-tolerance embedding of rings and arrays in star and pancake graphs, Ramesh Reddy Gajjala

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"Surely, a wench can choose her own work!" Women coal miners in Paonia, Colorado, 1976-1987, Dona G Gearhart

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Agency without an adversary: The Cia and covert actions in the nineteen-eighties and beyond, Edward Alexander Gibbs

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Visibility properties of polygons, David Bruce Glasser

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Self-interest, national interest and the political leader's responsibility, Joe Gumiensky

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Computer generation and rendering of terrain, Frederick John Haab

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The director-playwright collaboration on new play production, Brian Prince Haimbach

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A space focused ion time of flight mass spectrometer, and spectroscopy of hydrogen chloride, deuterium chloride, and hydrogen sulfide at "hard" x-ray energies, David Linnemann Hansen

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Estimation of Pm-10 from vacant lands in the Las Vegas valley, Joe Alvin Haun

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A review of computer pedagogy in selected Western Region architecture schools and its relevancy to entry level employment in Las Vegas firms, Shelly Ann Hayden

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Role ambiguity, role conflict and job satisfaction of Clark County School District counselors, Lynne Ann Herman

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Family court: An analysis of a unified judicial system to serve the administration of justice for all juvenile and family matters, Lori Ann Higdon

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The institutionalization of change in a restructured high school: A case study, Roy L Hoyt

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Stress study in faulted tunnel models by combined photoelastic measurements and finite element analysis, Yuping Huang

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Analysis of the genus Larrea: Molecular systematics and polyploidy, Kimberly Lynn Hunter

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Experimental study of heat transfer and fluid flow in unsaturated porous media, Abdullah Abdullatif Izzeldin

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Travel demand modeling for developing countries, Satyakala Jarugumilli

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Energy flow in nonlinear circuits, Jianzhong Jiang

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Quality judgment: Toward the "essentially human" in ethics and policy, Kenneth Wayne Johnson

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Adaptive restoration of text images containing touching and broken characters, Venugopal Kalluri

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Experimental determination of pressures and velocities in plant xylem, Anand Kanjerla

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Characterization of pozzolanic cement for radioactive waste disposal, James Alan Kappes

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The accuracy of the Denver Ii Screening Test for children under two years of age, Thomas Alan Kapusnak

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Anti-swing control of overhead cranes, Murali Srinivas Kathari

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Rediscovering Frank O'Connor, John Connors Kerrigan

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Terrorism and the new international environment, Dong Jin Kim

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The relationship between attitude toward economic issues and delivery of human caring in perioperative nursing, Candice V King

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The use of temporal constructs as a model for understanding perceptions of environmental hazard, Victoria Koehler-Jones

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An analysis of smoking and gambling among Las Vegas visitors, John Paul Koenen

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Dining habits and preferences of young patrons of fast food restaurants in Singapore and Las Vegas, 1994, Gerry Eng Seng Koh

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A classification of groups satisfying the converse of Lagrange's theorem, Laura Earl Laurent

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A gradient analysis of Coleogyne communities in Southern Nevada, Simon Adams Lei

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Determination of soluble mineral content in Las Vegas soils, Mark Alan Leonard

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Optical absorption and electrical conductivity of electron acceptor doped poly-3-octylthiophene films, Russell LeRoy Lidberg

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Evaluation of work motivation factors among management and employees in food and beverage departments in international tourist hotels in Taiwan, Pearl Lin

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Chinese information processing, Yucheng Liu

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Battle in the skies: Sex discrimination in the United States airline industry, 1930 to 1978, Cathleen M. Dooley Loucks

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Evaluation of key factors in transportation risk analysis, Krishnapriya Madhavapeddi

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To defeat a maverick: Foreign policy, Barry Goldwater and the 1964 presidential election, Jeffreys J Matthews

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The development and formative evaluation of an interactive, multimedia, multimethod, simulation on teacher evaluation, Corean Robinson Mayorga

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The center of the universe: A ceremony at Pipe Spring Sweat Lodge, James E McCarty

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Factors in faculty evaluation procedures in community colleges, Richard Lee McGee

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Grant: "The Tanner Boy" and Reconstruction, Leslie Jonathan McNamara

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Ground water - surface water interactions in the lower Virgin River area, Arizona and Nevada, Lynn Metcalf

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Honor and the Southern lady: The persitence of antebellum ideology among elite Southern women, 1820-1877, Joan Meyer

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Differential oppression, alienation and edgework: Keys to understanding juvenile delinquency, William John Miller

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Breakdown in the broker state: The Cio in southern Nevada during World War Ii, Richard W Mingus

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Comparative study of advanced heat pumps, Craig M Moiola

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Literacy acquisition and family systems: A case study of adult literacy learners, Margaret R Moulton

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Analyzing a benefits communication method for a hotel/casino resort, Cynthia Kiser Murphey

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The mobility of radiocesium and plutonium in Roach Lake in southern Nevada, Mohammadtagi Nassehzadeh-Tabriz

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A search for primitive voice in post-modern theatre, Lucinda Jane Neal

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Automated robotics system for nuclear waste handling (hardware and software), William Michael O'Donnell

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Where are the girls? Gender differences in secondary science and math grades, Jeff Matthew Ommen

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High frequency surface estimation, Sai Prasad V Pallati

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The effect of prior exercise on the thermic effect of carbohydrate versus fat feeding in man, Cindy Beth Palmer-Lynch

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Measurements of the second hyperpolarizabilty of argon, methane, carbon tetrafluoride, and sulfur hexafluoride, John J Palubinskas

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Leadership styles of three Hispanic-American women in health science, Kristel Heira Pankau

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A framework for modeling risk and emergency response in hazardous materials transportation, Emelinda Maano Parentela

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Promoting the nation: The rise of ethno-nationalism and early modern drama, David Elwood Phillips

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Periodic complementary binary sequences, Maria Consuelo C Pickle

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New methods in image compression using multi-level transforms and adaptive statistical encoDing, Thomas William Pike

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Characterization of microbes implicated in microbially-influenced corrosion from the proposed Yucca Mountain Repository, Beth Jessie Pitonzo