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 2006

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Technetium and rhenium in volcanic soils by Icpms, Clifton Lee Jones

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Inner experience in bulimia, Sharon Jones-Forrester

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Exploring the effects of online instructional models on the writing achievement of high school students with and without disabilities, Bradley Jon Kaffar

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A Gold-colored Background (English with Czech Accent), Mandy Alyse Kalish

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Saving lives: Assessing knowledge and awareness of cervical cancer among women in low income families in Clark County, Nevada, Salome Kidele Kapella

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Identifying informal advisors among neuromuscular specialists, Jane Elizabeth Karwoski

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Computational modeling of proton exchange membrane electrolysis cell for hydrogen production, Shanthi P Katukota

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Dose comparison of multi-slice computed tomography scanners, James J Kelley

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Performance of plate fin compact heat exchangers, Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil

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Convention services manager's perception of the strategic outsourcing of convention services, Bo-Min Kim

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Biometrics in the hotel industry: Issues that impact customers' acceptance, Jungsun Kim

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Analysis of determinant factors of a convention and visitors bureau website service quality: Perspectives of meeting planners, Min Sook Kim

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Characterizaton of Nb75Ta for Hix decomposition process, Venkateswarlu Kondur

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Stereotypes of law enforcement in television, Phillip Michael Kopp

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Study of gas density profile about a plastic test piece under vacuum, Hari Krishnan

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Optimization of parameters to obtain desired size nanocluster, Rani Krishna

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Glean: Poems, Joshua Peter Kryah

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Shock effects on electronic components within a projectile, Krishna j. v Kuncham

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The social implications of the architecture at Ppnb Ghwair I, Ramzy Ladah

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Immune function and psychological distress in familial dementia caregivers: A controlled trial of a cognitive -behavioral intervention, Kevin Matthew Lancer

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An evaluation of small mammal populations in the Las Vegas Wash, Jessica Larkin

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Developing meshless methods for partial differential equations, Arthur Jonathan Lee

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Reliving the '80s: Nostalgic implementation of the '80s pop music in the media, Ji Hoon Lee

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Determining factors for the success of trade show websites, Jumyong Lee

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Maximize our missions Mui tsai, missionaries and material representation, Michelle A Lettieri

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Brief therapy for traumatized children, Lisa Marie Linning

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An Arima-model-based approach with hazard area for the probability of volcanic disruption of the proposed high-level radioactive waste repositiory at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Usa, XiaoJuan Liu

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Site response projections for deep sediment columns and earthquake microzonation for the Las Vegas basin, Ying Liu

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Radiation transport and finite element modeling of a detector shield for Sandia National Laboratory, Daniel Robert Lowe

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Adaptive design of delta sigma modulators, Gregory Kenneth Lull

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Investigation of the relationship between firm -wise financial factors and firm performance in the hospitality industry, Zhenxing Mao

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No Fine End for a Modern Day Alice in Transit, Lisa Brooks Markowitz

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Cognitive and affective correlates of reproductive hormones, Chandler Marrs

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Analysis of one structured fitness motivation intervention on self-efficacy, achievement goal orientations and exercise adherence in sedentary and moderately active adults, Matthew R Martin

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Disjoint paths in geometric graphs, Daniel Mazzella

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The evolution of the Gaelic mythos through twentieth-century drama, Kristina Ann McGraw

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Binaural beats enhance alpha wave activity, memory, and *attention in healthy-aging seniors, Janice Colleen McMurray

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Female gender themes in women's magazines: A content analysis testing and extending themes uncovered by Erving Goffman, Sarah Elizabeth Morton

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Simulation of decomposition of sulfur trioxide gas on a self-catalytic material, Kiran Kumar Muramalla

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Colored overlays and symbol identification in pre-school children with disabilities, Edith A Naas

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In-law conflicts on television: A content analysis of "Everybody Loves Raymond", Dawn Elise Nicol

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Evaluating the effect of merit aid as a higher education *policy tool using time series analysis, Michelle Johanna Nilson

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Remembering the pain: Psychosocial factors related to endometriotic pain and its recall, Sarah E Nunnink

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Shielding and radiation dose analysis for a dense-plasma focus neutron source, Robert James O'Brien

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Estimating the indirect gaming contribution of poker rooms: Is poker room volume a peripheral driver of slot revenue?, Bruce Warren Ollstein

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Effect of low level laser therapy on migration of human skin cells across a standardized wound, Kathleen Orzechowski

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Amnesty as a tool of conflict resolution: A comparative assessment, Nabil Ouassini

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Tensile properties, fracture toughness and crack growth study of alloy C-276, Joydeep Pal

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Vigilante justice and civic development in 1850s San Francisco, Nancy S Papin

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The relationship between brand loyalty and financial performance: An empirical study on the hotel industry in Las Vegas, Hye-soon Park

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Maximizing resource utilization by slicing of superscalar architecture, Shruti Ravikant Patil

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Public college students' academic experiences and performance in Utah's religious enclave, Joe Peterson

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The body as drama: Narrative strategies in the one-woman show, Sandy Peterson

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Paleoepidemiology of bacterial infections among prehistoric human populations in Northern Chile: An ancient Dna approach, Luz-Andrea Pfister

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Service quality in convention management: What is the value of the meeting concierge?, Kelly Virginia Phelan

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Motives for recreational gambling and other recreation activities among Internet users, Laurie Platz

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On computing Bayesian credible sets for the coefficient of variation of a normal population, Skanda Pokkunuri

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The principal's role in promoting standards -based professional development, Barbara Jill Presler

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Security protocol based on random key generation for an Rfid system, Karthik Raghavan

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Program evaluation of service delivery trends in early intervention, Yvonne Michielle Randall

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Development and qualification of a room used to investigate component and system performance characteristics of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, Jagan M Rayavarapu

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Heuristics for batching jobs under weighted average completion time, Lewis A Raymond

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Improved techniques for estimation of paved road Pm(10) emissions, Geisa Bittencourt Rodrigues

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Parental substance abuse and child neglect: Development of a treatment manual, Valeria I Romero

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Monitoring of a zero energy house, Sandor Ferenc Rosta

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Becoming phonemically aware: A study on the role of assistance in language learning, Carey W Roybal-Benson

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An analysis of the acoustic Doppler velocimeter in low flow environments along the Las Vegas Wash, Roslyn Ryan

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Design and optimization of joints to mitigate shock in military vehicles under blast and impact loaDing, Umakanth Sakaray

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Efficacy of pre-activity stretching, Michelle Nicole Samuel

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Risk as a compensating differential in a hedonic wage equation, Cathryn J Santoro

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The forgotten Chinese cemetery of Carlin Nevada: A bioanthropological assessment, Ryan William Schmidt

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LaKesha and KuShawn: A cultural linguistic approach to Afro-American onomastics, Clara J Senif

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Phytoremediation of perchlorate by native and exotic riparian phreatophytes of the Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, Seth Adam Shanahan

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The development of children's orthographic knowledge: A microgenetic perspective, Ann C Sharp

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The lyric subject, Matthew Shears

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Investigating the perceptions of academic dishonesty among special educators, Jane M Sileo

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Internet utilization as a medium for training employees in multi-unit restaurants, Dipendra Singh

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Robust speaker identification using artificial neural networks, Madhavan Sivathanu Pillai

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Missing and abducted children: A critical analysis of the Amber Alert system, Michael John Smoll

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Effects of test -taking strategy instruction on high -functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, Dal Hee Songlee

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The influence of the discussion leader procedure on the quality of arguments in online discussions, Alexandru Spatariu

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Comparative phylogeography of pine -oak birds, Garth Michael Spellman

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Optimization for finite element modeling of electronic components under dynamic loaDing, Srujanbabu Sridharala

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Recent developments in federal-state relations: Selected cases in federalism, Michael James Stamcoff

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The presidential performance of George W Bush as a visual construct, Kristen Allen Stetzenbach

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Volcanology and petrogenesis of the Navajo Lake volcanic field, Shara L Stowell

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Multi-unit restaurant management training: An exploratory study, Stan Suboleski

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Shock isolation using magnetorheologically responsive technology, Vijayasarathy Subramanian

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Estimating the impact of entertainment on the gaming volume of Las Vegas hotel casinos, Eunju Suh

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Identification and comparison of crash risk for older drivers, Vamsi K Surapaneni

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The effects of local muscle fatigue on shock attenuation characteristics during running, Kaori Teramoto

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Low-intensity exercise, vascular occlusion, and muscular adaptations, Masaru Teramoto

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Color detection and three-dimensional reconstruction for hand pose estimation as part of an Hci system, Maria Beatriz Teruel

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Analysis of runtime re-configuration systems, Utthaman Thirunavukkarasu

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Loose slots: Imaginations of the American demos, Jessica Frances Thomas

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Verbal and nonverbal mitigating communication on information processing and anger, Rebecca L Thomas

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Material characterization and parametric studies of explosion-proof vessel, Jagadeep Thota

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"The most powerful woman in the world": The rhetorical image construction of Condoleezza Rice, Karin Dawn Tidgewell

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Uncertainty analysis: Mid-term operational model for the Lower Colorado River, Shana Goffman Tighi

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The Other Country: Stories and a novella, Vu Hoang Tran