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 1994

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Heat transfer in vertical concentric cylinders in a high level nuclear waste repository, Yao Min Lei

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Path planning and obstacle avoidance for a robot with large degree of redundancy, John Zhao Li

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A field screening method for polychlorinated biphenyl compounds in water, Shen Lin

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A fuzzy-logic controller for an autonomous vehicle operation in an unknown environment, William E McCarthy

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A description of the use of alternative therapies by selected nurse practitioner groups, Jimmie H McCraw

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An application of Solow's growth model: Case of sub-Saharan Africa, Maureen Sarahjane Miller

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An application of Gaussian radial based function neural networks for the control of a nonlinear multi link robotic manipulator, Robert T Mizerek

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Mechanical and cathodic protection aspects of multi-barrier tuff repository canister designs, Suneeta Mohansingh

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Power and the professorship: Perceptions of sexual harassment, Melissa J Monson

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The effect of prior localized muscle fatigue on lactate production during submaximal exercise, Molly A Morrison-Gibson

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Self-stabilizing distributed algorithms for acyclic graphs, Viruthagiri Natarajan

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The timing of orgasm and sexual satisfaction, Jacqueline Lee Newman

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Molecular phylogeographic structure within the Perognathus fasciatus species-group, David Charles Nickle

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An-Pan Man: Language and culture in a Japanese children's cartoon, Debra Jane Occhi

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An empirical test of the restrictions in a net migration equation, Thomas A Perrigo

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Exploring anti-gang advertising: Focus group discussions with gang members and at-risk youth, Kristin M Peterson

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An overview of local, state, and federal regulations imposed upon political advertising, Gina B. Polovina

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Modeling and control of the Pr-500-Fl pavement profiler cutter system, James William Porrazzo

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Frequency sampling digital filters for multirate applications and pipelined implementations, Sivaramakrishnan Ramaswamy

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Salvation black or white: Presbyterian rationale and Protestant support for the religious instruction of slaves in South Carolina, Susan E Ramey

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Accuracy investigations of Parshall flumes and propeller meters, Monica Gisela Rivera

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"For the continuance of their favours": Women, the public sphere and the print culture in England, 1750-1760, Sharlene Shalimar Sayegh

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Flying Tigers' 22nd Bomb Squadron, 1942-1945: An analysis of management and leadership practices, Jack Lund Schofield

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Life history biology and soil characteristics of two species of Arctomecon (Papaveraceae), Shelia Kathleen Sheldon

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Diversification strategy, financial performance and stability in the foodservice industry, Amrik Singh

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Theoretical and experimental analysis of the thermoacoustic refrigeration, Amritraj B Singh

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The effects of a seven week slideboard training program, Douglas Boyd Smith

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Videotape peer-modeling and self-modeling with preschoolers, Kimberly Ann Smith

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Woodstock: The creation and evolution of a myth, Jo Raelene Sorrell

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Use of log normal transformation in environmental statistics, Sally L Stewart

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Microbial transport in volcanic tuff Rainier Mesa, Nevada test site, Sandra Paige Story

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Economists and the state: An Austrian critique of public finance economics, Richard Antonio Tejidor

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Design of a heat transfer subsystem using a real time expert system, Rajitha Thalluri

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Inference of moisture content in unsaturated media using ultrasonics, Suresh N Thota

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Follow-through in conflict resolution as a factor in marital satisfaction and personal happiness, Carol Hemington Turner

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The poetics of sketch comedy, Michael Douglas Upchurch

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Self-stabilizing routing protocols, Rajesh Viswanathan

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Sex guilt and its associations in a sexually abused population, Robyn Darleen Walser

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Identification of cultural factors pertinent to effective cross-cultural management in luxury multinational hotel chains in Asia Pacific countries, Chen Yee Wang

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Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry response pattern analysis of volatile organics in soils, Steven Edward Ward

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The presidency and environmental policymaking: A critical assessment of George Bush, Ronald Gene Westfall

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Studies of the use of time domain reflectometry to determine moisture content in finite regions, Xiang Xu

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New empirical equations for calculating sound pressure levels in rooms, Wen Bo Zeng

Theses/Dissertations from 1993

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Concept-based text classification, Shanthi Kumar Adloori

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Application of multirate digital signal processing to image compression, Ali Akrouf

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A cubic and bicubic method for curve and surface estimation, Niki M Anagnostopoulou

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"Such contented workers": Mine-mill organizers in the Ely, Nevada copper district, 1920--1943, David Myrwin Anderson

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Differences between male and female principals in terms of demographics, perceived barriers encountered, and strategies used while in pursuit of the principalship, Ann Heywood Angulo

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Practical algorithms for image compression and surface estimation, Matthew Y Au

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Familial influences of anxiety in youngsters, Diane Wadiak Backus

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David Shaw in the continuum of press self-criticism, Mark S Bacon

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A comparative study between gaming and non-gaming food and beverage operations using Management by Values as an analytical tool, Cheryl Christine Baker

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Distributed mutual exclusion algorithms, Paul Banta

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Groundwater contamination by selenium, nitrate, coliform bacteria, and volatile organic compounds in the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, shallow aquifer zone, Arthur Neil Bashor

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Evaluating daily life stressors in children: Parent-child agreement, Julie Foutz Beasley

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Of mice and missiles: An Austrian School economic appraisal of Lucas v South Carolina Coastal Commission, Joseph Francis Becker

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Performance evaluation of distributed mutual exclusion algorithms, Kenneth B Been

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The mechanism and function of transient pressure fluctuations occurring in the lungs during diving in the turtle, Trachemys (=Pseudemys); scripta elegans, Henry Lee Bermudez

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Estimation of leakage between the shallow and principal aquifers in the Las Vegas Valley Water District's main well field, Las Vegas, Nevada, Alan Joseph Bernholtz

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Prediction of performance criteria for passive heating ventilation and air conditioning silencers, Mark Olen Bodie

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Character recognition and information retrieval, Julia Ann Cooley Borsack

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A phylogeographic investigation of the mountain chickadee, Michael John Boyles

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The stress of fathers during the labor and delivery of their partner, DeAnn Robinson Brown

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Members' perception of service quality at the Nellis Air Force Base Officers' Open Mess, Brian Douglas Campbell

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Analogies of image and word: Studies in painting and the Anglo-American novel from the eighteenth century to postmodernism, Pamela Cantrell

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Ethics and foreign policy decisions: Iran-Contra United States-Iraq interaction, 1988-1991, Maureen Stephanie Carroll

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Probing corruption: Elite perceptions of sting operations, John L Chaddic

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Task allocation and migration on a star-network, Safdar F Chatiwala

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Variable structure and singular perturbation control of elastic dynamical systems, Shailaja Chenumalla

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Customer compatibility in restaurants, Yuh-Jye Cherng

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Music video viewing and adolescents' perceptions of movie musicals, Patricia Callanan Coaley

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"Early Retirement" and other stories (Original writing), Ardis Coffman

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Comparison and correlation of lithostratigraphic and hydrostratigraphic units of southwest area 20, Pahute Mesa, Nevada test site, Deborah Ann Dale

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A study of gifted and talented educational programs in Nevada public school districts, Thursenia DeHart-Porter

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George Eliot: Beyond feminism, Mary J Dengler

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Nixon and Carter: A comparative analysis of American foreign policy toward the Middle East, Kristen Josie Dolan

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Evaluation of selected aliphatic acids and polytetrahydrofurans for use as calibration agents for thermospray Hplc/Ms, Tonya Rose Dombrowski

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Desert bighorn movements and habitat use in relation to the proposed Black Canyon Bridge Project, Nevada, Donald William Ebert

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A comparison of maximal oxygen uptake achieved from a horizontal and inclined treadmill test, Cherri Nowotny Epstein

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On the effect of dynamic adjustment of recurrent network parameters on learning, Stephen Lee Felgar

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Foster parent adoption: Preparing children through the use of Life Books, Veronica Fiscus

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Self-stabilizing deadlock algorithms in distributed systems, Mitchell Elliott Flatebo

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The role of attributional style, dysfunctional attitudes, and negative life events on depression in college students, Linda V Frantom

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Influence of interdisciplinary teaming on teachers in an urban high school, Amy Gwendolyn Gaskins

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Harmonic analysis of transformer excitation currents, Xiaoqiang Gong

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The effect of participation in a sport and recreation program on job and community satisfaction, Stacey Marie Gorney

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An estimate of the impact that mega-resort casino-hotels have on existing Las Vegas strip casino/hotels, Gregory Wayne Goussak

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The influence of a transformative elementary science curriculum on at-risk students: A case report, M. Katheryn Grimes

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The metabolic rate of Xenopus laevis: Interactional influences of development and short term hypoxia, Dulynn Hastings

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Evaluation of filter pack dewatering on Voc concentrations in a simulated low-yield monitoring well, Gary Allen Icopini

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Social support and the woman with breast cancer: Issues of measurement, Bonnie Margaret Ivey

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The use of synthesized images to evaluate the performance of Ocr devices and algorithms, Frank Robert Jenkins

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An examination of the first national Senior Adult Theatre festival: Senior Theatre Usa, Jill Marie Jensen

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Weldings (Original writing), Mark Steven Jensen

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Consumers' attitudes of fast food restaurants in hotels, Miyoung Jeong

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Children's preferences for text and how these preferences contribute to classroom literacy events, Linda June Johnson

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Formal verification of distributed deadlock detection algorithms, Brian Matt Johnston

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Effects of transmission line compensation and power factor correction on harmonic propagation, Robert Douglas Kingston

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On strong reduction in director string calculus, Matthew Edward Kinkenon

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Identification and comparison of factors affecting breast self-examination between professional nurses and non-nursing professional women, Sandra Christina Klimek