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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The effect of static stretching on lactate removal during recovery from high intensity exercise, Kevin T Pitt

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Nerva-derived reactor coolant channel model for Mars mission applications, Edward W Porta

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Influence of grain size of a porous medium on the movement of diesel fuel due to water table fluctuations, Vasanthakumar Rajagopalan

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Adaptive sorting algorithms for evaluation of automatic zoning, G. S Rajarathinam

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Life history, diversity and patterns of bat community structure in the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada, Marikay Allene Ramsey

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Women's practice of breast self examination following surgical intervention for breast cancer, Carol Ann Rayfield

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The framers, The Bill of Rights, and the Ninth Amendment, Kara Sue Rickey

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Adoption anxiety among prospective adoptive parents, Stephanie A Robinson

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An integrated systems methodology for pedestrian traffic flow analysis, Richard Thomas Romer

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Mafic volcanism in the Colorado Plateau/Basin-and-Range Transition Zone, Hurricane, Utah, Alexander Sanchez

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Development of an automated throw room and HVAC component acoustic test systems, Michael Anthony Schwob

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A 3-dimensional finite element method for groundwater flow and containment transport, Harinder Singh Sethi

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Experimental hydrodynamic study of the slurry distribution in a vertical slurry heat exchanger, Cheng Tsu Shih

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Hydrostratigraphic units within the alluvium and tertiary volcanics of East Central Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, Craig Thomas Shirley

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Determination of formaldehyde by ion exclusion and ion exchange separation with amperometric detection, Yilin Shi

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Old French borrowings in "The Owl and the Nightingale", Kari J Smith-Boyer

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Factors influencing teacher use of computer aided learning, Mark Leonard Spencer

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Packrat middens: A tool for environmental reconstruction and human adaptation analysis, Polly Ann Sullivan

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Collection of gas phase chlorine using bonded silica sorbents, Bhaskar Tadepalli

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Test and analysis methods for resolving fan/motor vibration problems in air-conditioning units, Xiaolei Teng

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Interest group influence on sex education policy in Utah: A cultural perspective, Thomas H Terry

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Self-stabilizing tree algorithms, Visalakshi Thiagarajan

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A modern synthesis of faith and reason, Ralph Wm Thomas

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Assessment of ultraviolet light disinfection efficiency of advanced wastewater treatment plant effluent, Man N Truong

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High-resolution spectroscopy of nitrogen(2)(+), Qiang Tu

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Transport of solutes in complex hydrogeological media, Vinod Vallikat

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A study of bistable behavior and parameter variation in dark molecular clouds, Robert Lee Vaughn

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The Interdependent Morality Directive: An extension of the animal rights and environmental ethics debate, Gerald Anthony Voltura

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Differences in the degree of learning of students taught using computer aided-mastery learning versus expository instruction, Essington Rupert Wade

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Mental rotation and sexual orientation, Patricia Ann Wade

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The paper tiger and its predecessors: An ethnologic history of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Daniel Spencer Wall

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Benefit segmentation of slot players, Chen-Wei David Wang

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Importance of nurse caring behaviors as perceived by patients after myocardial infarction: A replication study, Larae McClellan Ward

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Defending an empire with public relations: A case study of Caesars World Incorporated's strategies against corporate raiders, Mercedes Warrick

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Development, modeling, testing and evaluation of vibration attenuating gloves, Douglas James Weaver

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A garden in the desert? A regional study of ranching and farming in Southern Nevada, 1870-1930, Sherryl Lynn Weber

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Standard penetration test correlations for Las Vegas soils, Christopher Robert Wener

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Dynamic task distribution in a heterogeneous loosely-coupled distributed computer system, Samuel K West

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Nurse caring behaviors as perceived by the emergency room nurse and the emergency room patient: A comparative study, Carolyn Thatcher Whipple

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Risky business: Moral arguments againts the Nuclear Waste Policy Act Amendments of 1987 Can consent be engineered?, Mary Manning Whitaker

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The effect of measurement technique, and load and fatigue, with changes in crank arm length, on lower limb kinematics in cycle ergometry, Chris D Williams

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Creating a panethnic identity: The Asian American movement's vision of racial and political solidarity, Rosette Ho Wirtz

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Striking a balance: The centrality of the Hamiltonian/Jeffersonian Debate in American foreign policy development, John Anthony Zeuli

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Lower Cambrian bioherms in central Nevada and eastern California, Xiaoping Zhou

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A self-stabilizing distributed maximum flow algorithm, Yan Zhou

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An assessment of the potential to use water chemistry parameters to define ground water flow pathways at Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, Kim Alison Zukosky

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Finite element analysis of permanent indentation of solids due to low velocity impact, Sarath Abayaweera

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On line tracking of moving objects from moving platforms, Raveen R. K Abhishetty

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In defense of private property: The role of private property rights and ethics in the market economy, Iftikhar Ahmed

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Writing apprehension and the computer classroom, Jennifer Ann Alarid

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Bounded population forecasts of Nye County communities generated by the cohort-component method: A mushrooming development, Douglas George Arnold

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A finite element approach to open channel flow, Michael J Bagstad

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Analysis of time-varying harmonics in electrical distribution systems, Venkatasubra Banunarayanan

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Effects of computer use on the writing process, Nancy Bates

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The Renaissance: An age of classical wonder, Robert T Behunin

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Determinants of Southern Nevada in-migration: Similarities and differences between labor force and elderly migrants, Chittima Bejrananda

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Thermal considerations in the drift due to the emplacement of a horizontal high level nuclear waste container, Akshay Bhargava

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Evaluation of page quality using simple features, Luis Ricardo Blando

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The effects of an eight-hour affective education program on fear of Aids and homophobia in student nurses, Frances Allen Brown

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Risk analysis for hazardous materials transportation using geographic information system, Anil Kumar Chagari

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The attitudes of key executives of international tourist hotels in Taiwan toward casino investments in Taiwan, Shiang-Lih Chen

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Origin and geological significance of mylonitic shear zones, northern Lucy Gray Range, Clark County, Nevada, Clinton H Christensen

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Autotag: A tool for creating structured document collections from printed materials, Allen S Condit

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Photometry of the galaxies in the Bootes Void, Shawn Timothy Cruzen

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A study of recognition coating response for quartz crystal microbalances, Robert Louis Curiale

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The gulf between congress and the president over war powers: An analysis of the Persian Gulf War, Lorrie Lynn Curriden

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The simulation of selfhood in cyberspace, Denise Michelle Dalaimo

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An assessment of the causes of cognitive dissonance in the working environment of the hospitality industry, Susan Elizabeth Demarinis

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Interactions within the social environment of schools: Perspectives on dropouts Voices of administrators, teachers, stay-ins, and dropouts, Andre Brent Denson

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Recursive backpropagation algorithm applied to a globally recurrent neural network, Steven Michael Dionisi

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Modelling of a temporal object-oriented geographic information system, David Edward Disalvio

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Nonlinear dynamics of a particle in an electric and magnetic field, Sean James Doyle

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Beyond 'justice vs care': Can the ethic of care coordinate with the ethic of justice to support palliative care?, Susan Helen Drongowski

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Gwadapt: An adaptive finite element algorithm for groundwater contaminant transport problems, Bryan Edwin Dunlap

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An algebra for structured text, Srinivasulu Erva

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A proposed community college two year hospitality program relative to the needs of the Mammoth Lake community, Andrew Hale Feinstein

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Systematics and biogeography of the Great Basin pocket mouse, Perognathus parvus, Carolyn Sue Ferrell

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A review of the history and structure of public speaking at Nevada Power Company: A case study, Julie Ann Foley

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Child sexual molestation by priests and reactions of Catholic parishioners: A comparative study, Merlinda Raquel Gallegos

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Personality and marital satisfaction: The role of similarity and psychological health, Gretchen Garcia

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The history of the public two year community college in the State of Nevada from 1977 to 1993, D Gause-Snelson

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Realism and incongruity Oliver Wendell Holmes and Felix Frankfurter mentor and novitiate on the court, Marlene Surell Geiser

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Sedimentology, petrology, and structure of the Moffet Creek Formation, Eastern Klamath Mountains, Northern California, Gary Michael Gin

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Effects of narration on recall of television news: Remembering the video photo essay, David Joseph Gotfredson

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Environmental justice and participatory democracy: An emancipatory policy proposal, Nancy Christine Gott

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The phylogenetic affinities of Crenichthys and Empetrichthys using mtDna, E. Christopher Grant

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Quantization of multiresolution transform coefficients for high compression of digital images, Blaine L Hagstrom

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A disastrous gamble: Czechoslovak-British relations, 1937-1942, Traci Colston Heitschmidt

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Mechanical properties of tuffaceous rocks under triaxial conditions, Nicholas William Hudyma

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The influence of perceived competence, activity importance, and barriers on adolescent leisure participation: Exploring the potential for negotiation, Amy Lynn Hyams

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Effect of OCR errors on short documents, Padma Inaparthy

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The relation of socioeconomic and cognitive variables to dropout from a Salvation Army Drug Rehabilitation program, Mark Bruce Ireland

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Demography and movements of montain sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) in the Kingston and Clark Mountain ranges, California, Jef Ronald Jaeger

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The relationship between nurses' knowledge of HIV, fear of AIDS, and use of universal precautions, Carol Jones

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Phylogeography of the desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos) and the short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma douglassi): Patterns of divergence and diversity, Kenneth Bruce Jones

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HUD impact on residential property values, Cindy Durtschi Jorgensen

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Odor control in sewers using calcium nitrate, Venumadhava Rao Kalakuntla

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Running to win: The utility of the ticket-splitter theory in presidential elections, Mark Edward Kaufman

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Convention attendees' attitude and its relation to intention, Jung-Eun Kim

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The impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act requirement that school districts make accommodations to classroom teachers, James LaBuda