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 2007

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Seed fates of Arctomecon californica, Laura Megill

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Defense against buffer overflow attack by software design diversity, Kunal Metkar

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Printing China's gold: The American bank note company and the customs gold units of 1930, Mark David Miller

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Applying of mechanical failure criteria of brittle material to the design of high temperature heat exchanger, Taha Mohamed

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It's just a stage I'm going through: The rhetorical effects of musical theater, Thomas A Moilanen

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Laboratory studies to examine the impacts of polyacrylamide (Pam) on soil hydraulic conductivity, Ernesto Amalio Moran

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Mountain View nurses and job satisfaction, Ursula Sofia Moser

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Preservice teachers' understanding of *evolution, the nature of science, and situations of chance, Louis Scott Nadelson

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Financial aid and completion rates at diverse public, four-year, higher education institutions, Sandra Gayle Nadelson

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Nonlinear suboptimal and adaptive pectoral fin control of autonomous underwater vehicle, Mugdha S Naik

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Nonlinear and adaptive control systems for underwater and air vehicles, Pradeep Nambisan

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Manifest Destiny, John Nardone

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Design and implementation of NoC routers and their application to Prdt-based NoC's, Shankar Narayanan Neelakrishnan

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Presidential transitions during capital campaigns: Perspectives of chief development officers, Kimberly Kay Nehls

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Development and testing of an advanced photovoltaic receiver, Marc A Newmarker

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Diffusion model for lightning radiative transfer using spherical geometry, James Beguah Odei

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An implementation of active objects in Java, George Oprean

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T-theory and analysis of online algorithms, James Oravec

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Validation of the load collector ratio (Lcr) method for predicting the thermal performance from five passive solar test rooms using measured data, Daniel James Overbey

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A study of Sprt algorithm and New-Guard for radiation detection, Venkatachalam Palaniappan

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Effects of traumatic brain injury on the attention system of children, Brandon Steven Park

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The effects of scripted instruction on proper foot plant during A -Skip in a practice high school track and field setting, Darian Anthony Parker

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Determining thermal conductivity and absorption coefficient of semi-transparent liquids using numerical and experimental approach, Jayant Prabhakar Patil

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Rotational energy transfer in carbon monoxide + helium collisions, Hemamali Perera

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An exploration of the Velten Mood Induction Procedure on psychological symptomology, Carla Nanette Perlotto

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An analysis of finite and non-finite verbs in selected passages in the Gospel of Mark, Joseph P. Petrini

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Hotel satisfaction and booking channels: The Bayesian rule and regression analysis, Tatiana Poliakova

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Numerical study of high temperature heat exchanger and decomposer for hydrogen production, Valery Ivanovich Ponyavin

Physiological and psychological stress in nursing students during written examinations, Catherine Andrea Prato

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Examining women faculty experiences using the model of human occupation perspective: A qualitative approach in one community college, Christine R Privott

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Preliminary validation of an Attitudes Towards Prostitution Scale, Nicole Andrea Pucci

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Thermomechanical characterization of state -change materials used in a tooling system for composite materials, Shahidur Rahman

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Fuse-N: Framework for unified simulation environment for network-on-chip, Ashwini Raina

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Decomposition tool targeting Fpga architectures, Avinash Ramani

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Design of sputtering system for hemispherical boron 10 target, Priya Raman

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The thermal ecology of the Red-spotted toad, Bufo punctatus, across life history, Candice Marie Rausch

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Determination of transformation function for predictor variables in multiple linear regression, Vimatha Ravi

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The lived experiences of four overweight Hispanic adolescent females, Wanda Lee Rhodes

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Cenozoic extension in the River Mountains and Frenchman Mountain, Southern Nevada, William Michael Rittase

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gamma-Aminobutyric acid inhibits synergistic interleukin-6 release but not transcriptional activation in astrocytoma cells, Joseph D. Roach

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Relocation and deployment of sensor nodes, Navin Rongratana

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Schizophrenia and alcohol dependence: The combined effects on emotion processing, Sylvia An Ross

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Cultural implications of architectural mortar and plaster selection at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, Shane David Rumsey

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Buffer allocation in message passing systems: An implementation for Mpi, Jeffrey Sampson

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A diffusion model of lightning radiative transfer using cylindrical geometry, Rina Alfonso Santos

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Human and pet interaction: Companion animals and the formation of identity, Lisa Louise Sarmicanic

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Atmospheric dispersion model validation for low wind speed conditions, Patrick Shawn Sawyer

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Unreal City: Short story collection, Kelle Schillaci

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Local air leakage measurement and Cfd analysis of deformed ducts in residential HVAC ducts, Dhandapani Selvaraj

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A failed experiment in imperial governance: The Central African Federation (1953--1963), Blake Sherer

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Why does passion wane? A qualitative study of Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in married women, Karen E Sims

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Physics based modeling of the charging dynamics in silicon nanocrystal non-volatile flash memory cell, Pavan Kumar Singaraju Venkata Sai

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Converting CCSD prototype elementary school into Leed(Tm) rated builDing, Jagandeep Singh

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The struggle for dignity: Mexican-Americans in the Pacific Northwest, 1900--2000, James Michael Slone

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Organization of lithic technology at the Bowman Site (26Ny809), Pahrump Valley, Nye County, Nevada, Annette Joye Smith

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Democratic writing pedagogy and the Southern Nevada Writing Project, Thomas B Smith

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Creating and testing the higher education leadership competencies (Helc) model: A study of athletics directors, senior student affairs officers, and chief academic officers, Zachary A Smith

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The effect of competition on testosterone responses, Eric T Steiner

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Evaluation of quantitative polymerase chain reaction for measuring the concentration of total bacteria in environmental air samples, Vanessa Louise Stevens

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Jesus' Shadow, Meredith Lee Stewart

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Quantitative comparison of sample preparation methods for low-level alpha spectrometry, Sherry Alina Stock

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A model of the interplay of culture and immigration stress in the development and maintenance of alcohol-related disorders in Hispanic/Latino immigrants, Marilyn J Strada

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Effects of possible selves instruction on self -determination of students with learning disabilities, Jennifer L Stringfellow

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Scenic America: This is a Test Poems, Rachael Sullivan

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Literature based discovery: Techniques and tools, Ramalakshmi Sundar

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Lake Affect: A novel excerpt and other stories, Perry Sundberg

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What Are Friends For?, David Eric Surratt

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Characteristics and success of information systems development efforts in public school systems, Kim R Syverson

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Alpha particle transport in voxelized trabecular bone images, George Tabatadze

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Soil moisture and hydrological drought in the Colorado River basin, Chunling Tang

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Modeling of the protective oxide layer growth in non-isothermal lead-alloys coolant systems, Taide Tan

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Thermal control for the liquid metal coolant circulation loop, Xiuju Tan

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Access to dental care for victims of domestic violence, Carolynn J Taylor

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Turnover of appointed county administrators in large American counties, Robert John Tekniepe

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Analysis of a fuel cell-internal combustion engine series hybrid vehicle, Sridhar Thondikulam Raveendran

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Reconstruction of hydrologic and climatic variability in the Colorado River Basin, Janak Timilsena

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Impact of peer tutoring sessions on oral language vocabulary in early childhood inclusive settings, Claire Therese Tredwell

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Weblog effects on social capital, Seyed Mohammad Reza Vaezi

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Evaluation and modeling of the effect of midblock pedestrian crossings on arterial traffic, Naveen Kumar Veeramisti

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Detecting microcalcification clusters in digital mammograms: Study for inclusion into computer aided diagnostic prompting system, Gopalkrishna Veni

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Document type classification from document images, Jason Montgomery Vergara

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Paleoecology of Pleistocene megafauna in southern Nevada, Usa: Isotopic evidence for browsing on halophytic plants, Lael Vetter

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Psychological correlates of adherence to femininity ideology in Hispanic and European-American college women, Carolina Villar-Mendez

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Monte Carlo analysis of the luminosity function of gamma ray bursts, Francisco Javier Virgili

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An evaluation of innovative countermeasures for pedestrian safety, Vinay Virupaksha

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Cytotoxicity of novel cisplatin analogs in lung, prostate and breast cancer cells, Van Vo

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Baselining carbon dioxide emissions of Las Vegas Metropolitan Area residential building sector, Abhilasha Wadhwa

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The home use of antibacterial hand soap among women in Clark County, Nevada, Rachel Marie Walker

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Suicide by firearm, suicide fatality, and firearm availability, Andrea Wallick

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Perceptions of the training needs of law enforcement officers, Nicholas Allen Walling

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Charge transfer between nitrogen cations and nitrogen at low energies, Wayn K Ward

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Fish traps on ancient shores, Eric Stephen White

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Collaborative intelligent email ranking system, Nathaniel H Whittacre

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The new middle school: Participatory design and outcomes, Tina Wichmann

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Voices of three African American female college presidents: A qualitative study of their journeys, Maria Teresa Alves Williams

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Living and dying in an American Neo-Pagan community, Benjamin C Wilreker

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Senior student affairs officers, campus community, and diversity: A qualitative inquiry into six institutions, Jeffery Lamont Wilson

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Crackdown, Heather Winterer

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Development of seat shock isolation systems, Erik Wolf

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Violating the feminine land, body, and spirit in Western American literature, Gregory Alan Wright