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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dosage, Mode, and Timing of Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Scoping Review, Brendan Acosta and Bradley Goins

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Rapid Detection of Toxin-Producing Cyanobacteria, Timothy Alba

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The Impact of Electrostatic Correlations on the Electrokinetics, Elaheh Alidoosti

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Increasing Nurses' Knowledge of Advance Care Planning, Jocelyn K. Allen

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Stress and Coping in Food-Insecure African Americans in Clark County, Nevada, Johanna Andrews

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The Relationship Between Teacher Identity and Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools: A Multiple Case Study, Michelle A. Arroyo

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Patient and Facility Perceptions on the Feasibility of a Student-Run Pro-Bono Back-School for Uninsured Patients with Low Back Pain, Javier Ascanio-Pellon, Sofia Cruz, Lauren Liebert, and Trevor Pacuk

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Change of Venue: An Exploratory, Multistage Evaluation that Examines the Impact of Change Based on the Shared Experiences of the Toe Tag Monologues, Lisa Ann Baaske

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Motivational Predictors of Academic Risk-Taking, Danette Dee Barber

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Transitioning For Success: A Pilot Program for New Nurse Graduates in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Valerie Charisa Barboa

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The Relationship between Tree Canopy and Social Capital on Physical Activity in UNLV Students, Melissa Bartshe

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Brain Volumes and Dual-Task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jon Basterrechea, Daniel Krist, Caitlin Moreland, and Morgan Wise

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Assessing the Health and Financial Burden of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Among All Payer Inpatient Pediatric Discharges in Nevada, Kavita Batra

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Improving Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Older Adult Population Utilizing Shared Medical Appointments in Primary Care Setting, Mailo Brantner

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Globalization: A Veto Player Perspective, Alec Brown

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Assessing the Cost-Benefit of Hiring a DEU-Prepared RN Graduate: Does it Help Reduce Organizational Costs?, Tonya D. Bryant

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An Integrative Assessment of Post-Migratory Health and Violence at Point of Pines Pueblo (A.D. 1265-1450), Maryann Calleja

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Oral Localization of Scardovia Wiggsiae, Graydon Ramos Carr

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Chemical and Electronic Surface Structure of Chalcopyrite-Based Thin Films for Solar Water Splitting, James C. Carter

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Utilizing Breathing Techniques to Maximize Training Performance, Peyton Cater

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Discrete Vortex Modeling of Aerodynamic Flutter of a Flat Plate with Damped Oscillations, Emma Chao

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Development of CO2 Laser-Heating for the Study of Wide Band Gap Oxide Materials, Christian Matthew Childs

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A Framework for Vector-Weighted Deep Neural Networks, Carter Chiu

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Exploring the Attitudes of Students Enrolled in a Teacher Certification Program through a Disability Awareness Documentary Film Intervention, Eunhye Choi

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Machine Learning for Prediction of Trabecular and Cortical Bone Mineral Density, Partha Chudal

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Can Desert Mosses Hide from Climate Change? The Ecophysiological Importance of Habitat Buffering & Water Relations to a Keystone Biocrust Moss in the Mojave Desert, Theresa Ann Clark

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Partnering with the Nevada Physical Therapy Association to Improve PT/PTA Engagement, Rachel Cooklin, Joshua Cooper, and Madison Luna

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Preserving Nevada's Higher Education Governance Entity: A Case Study, Deanna Cooper

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The Fabric of Civil War Society: The Effect of Uniforms, Badges, and Flags, 1861 to 1939, Shae Cox

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Do Compression Garments Work? The Effect of Compression Garments on Biomechanical and Physiological Factors, Andrew Craig-Jones

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Toward Productivity Improvements in Programming Languages Through Behavioral Analytics, Patrick Daleiden

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Investigating Attitudes and Beliefs of University Students Aged 18 to 24 Years That Influence Their Decision to Take Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Medication, Philip Danquah

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3D Upper Airway Analysis of Skeletal Class I, II, and III Adults with High or Low Risk for Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Alexander Dao

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The Noise from the Writing Boundaries: Collaboration and Tutor Identity in Writing Intensive Courses, Laura Decker

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A Machine Learning Approach to Predict Retention of Computer Science Students at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Sudhir Deshmukh

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Examining Crime Reporting Behaviors in the Presence of Body-Worn Cameras, Tanya Dudinskaya

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Sacred Song Sisters: Choral and Solo Vocal Church Music by Women Composers for the Lenten Revised Common Lectionary, Lisa Elliott

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The Influence of G4 DNA Structures on Stationary Phase Mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, Tatiana Ermi

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The Impact of Culturally-Tailored Education on Knowledge and Behavior Related to Screening and Lifestyle Management of Blood Pressure in African Immigrants, Sarah Erskine

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Uncertainty Quantification for Maxwell's Equations, Zhiwei Fang

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Public-Private Partnership Contract Framework Development and Project Performance Analysis Compared to Design-Build in the US Highway Projects, Medya Fathi

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Physical Therapy after Amputation in Community Dwelling Older Adults: A Quantitative and Qualitative Interview Study, Amanda Ferraro, Jennifer Gorton, Lindsey Horn, and Michaela Kubo

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An Investigation of White-Collar Criminal Sentencing Disparities in Six Federal District Courts, Lauren Frances Elizabeth Galloway

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Interwoven Worlds? A Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement and Student Belonging within the University Classroom when Courses use Social Networking Sites, Christie Gardner

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3D Parametric Hand to Improve Prosthetic Hand Functionality, Maria C. Gerardi

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Nothing Orphic, Nothing Foreign, Samuel Merriman Gilpin

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Hispanics and the War on Drugs: An Explanation for the Rise in Hispánica Imprisonment, Bryan James Haakma

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Radiology Students' Attitude Toward Learning Communication Skills: Impact of Clinical Education, Chad Hensley

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Escaping Time: Messiaen’s Musical Language, Religious Symbolism, and Undermining Time in Quatour Pour La Fin Du Temps, Sarra Elizabeth Hey-Folick

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Reliability of the Lateral Reach Test in People with Unilateral Transfemoral Amputations, Stephen Hill, Samantha Leonard, and Elizabeth Vianey Trujillo

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The Child Dreams: An Examination of Gil Shohat’s Adaptation of Hanoch Levin’s Play, Karin Hochman

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Creating a Structural Empowerment Culture: A Professional Development Module for the Novice Nurse Leader, Beth A. Hock

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Examining the Factor Structures of the A-Des and PTCI to Identify Unique Predictors of PTSD Symptom Clusters in Maltreated Youth, Amanda Howard

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The Musical Style and the Cultural Connotation of Bright Sheng's Opera 'Dream of the Red Chamber', Xirui Huang

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The Implementation of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Prevention and Awareness Pamphlet in the Daycare Setting, Kaylie Marie Humphreys

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The Effects of Somatosensory Input on Gait in Individuals Post-Stroke, Victor Hung, Amanda Reilly, Rachel Wood, and Nikita Yuskov

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Material Characterization of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials Under Dynamic Loading Condition, Abu Iqbal

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Partitioning the Mechanical Cost of Human Walking: Unveiling Cost Asymmetries for Bionic Technologies, Michael Richard Isaacs

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Analysis of Palatal and Upper Airway Dimensions in Patients with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: A Retrospective Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Study, Daniel Jarrett

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Strategic Resistance in an African Owned Hair Salon: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Nationality in U.S. America, Nicole Jenkins

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Physical Therapy Nontreatment Events with Primary Physical Therapist, Stephen Johnson

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Remote Radiation Sensing using Robotic Platforms, Monia Kazemeini

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Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Air-Cooled Condensers, Kaipo Kekaula

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Comparisons of Patellar Bone Mineral Density Between Individuals with and without Patellofemoral Pain, Chris Khuu, Allina Cummins, and Steven Shepherd

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How Consumers Assess Multiple Cues: The Role of Dual Processing System on Hotel Booking Decisions, Eun Joo Kim

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3-D Silk Fibroin Porous Particles Created by the Ouzo Effect for Biomedical Applications, Ashley Nicole Lamb

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Advanced Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Methods for Unsteady Multiphysics Problems Involving Moving Interfaces/Boundaries, Rihui Lan

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A Comparison of Orthodontic Intraoral Scan Results Between Staff and Volunteers, Andrew Lee

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A Bara by Any Other Word: Female Subjectivity and Cultural Crises in Japanese Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Gary Dean Lindeburg

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Public Perceptions of Police Militarization: A Nuanced Understanding of Public Support for Police Practices, Leobardo Lopez-Cristobal

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The Relation between Positive Stereotypes, Negative Stereotypes, and Discriminatory Behavior toward Hispanic and White Populations, Aileen Ynez Lovitt

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Synthesis and Characterization of Synthetic Urban Melt Glass, Rebecca Kristien Lowe

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Zooarchaeology of Bone, Antler, and Ivory Technologies: A Case Study from the Central Anatolian Bronze and Iron Age Site Kaman Kalehӧyük, Sarah Raffae Macintosh

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Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Cancer Using Gene Expression, Aashi Maharjan

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Fall Prevention Service-Learning Project, Alexis Mansoor, Kendra Morrison, Jeremy Nordfelt, and Cheng Yang Tu

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Studies on Kernels of Simple Polygons, Jason Mark

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An Alternative Approach to Food Market Design: Strategies That Nurture Human Health and Well-Being, Kendall Marsh

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The Significance of MFD and Oxidative Damage in Stationary-Phase Mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, Holly Anne Martin

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High Salinity, High Concentration Perchlorate Reduction in the Presence of Hexavalent Chromium, Nitrate, and Chlorate, Nicole Martin

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Investigation of Acute Response to Carbohydrate in Subsequent Resistance Training, Damon Mccune

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Rapid Evolution of Starvation Resistance in Drosophila: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms, Austin Joseph McKenna

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An Ideological Criticism of The Green New Deal and Media Responses, Corynn Miller

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Shattering the Glass: Will Gen Z Bring Us Closer to Gender Equality in US Hospitality Leadership?, Denise Holly Ramirez Molintas

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Seniors and Sexual Health: A Profile of Sexual Behaviors and Perceptions of Sexual Risks in Southern Nevada’s Older Adult Population, Amanda Elizabeth Morgan

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Thatcherism in the Contemporary British Novel, 1978-2012, David Mowatt

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Implementation of a Training Program in the Use of the Electronic Medical Record to Improve Performance on Quality Measures and Reduce Burnout among Healthcare Providers, Mary Monica Nara

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A Hybrid Experimental-Numerical Study on the Flow Topology in the Confluence Hydrodynamics Zone of an Open Channel with Lateral Drainage Pipe Discharge, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian

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Love in South Korea: Transformations of Intimacy and Gender Relations in Korean Romantic Relationships, Alex Joseph Nelson

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The Art of 'Stick to Sports,' Politics, and Sports Media Industry Studies, Shi-Quan Nettingham

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Towards Multi-Modal Data Classification, Henry Ng

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The Use of Female Permanent Contraception Among Women Desiring to Limit Childbearing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyses of the Spatial Pattern and Individual- and Country-Level Determinants, Babayemi Oluwaseun Olakunde

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From Fighting Wasting to Shedding Excess: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed-Method Study of Obesity Among People Living With HIV in Nigeria, John Olajide Olawepo

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Paleoecology of Columbian and Pygmy Mammoths in Southern Nevada and California: How Terminal Pleistocene Ecosystems Shaped Mammoths at the Individual, Population, and Community Level, Lauren Elizabeth Parry

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Generality and Specificity in Subjective Task Value: Implications for Expectancy-Value Theory, Rachel Part

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The Teacher Attrition Phenomenon: The Role of Teacher Collaboration and Motivation, Brenda Anne Pearson

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Beyond Maidens and Mothers: A Study of Till We Have Faces, Tamar Peterson

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Acoustic Sonolysis of Antibiotics in Water, Natalie Pinon

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Virtually Invincible: The Impact of Social Media Presentation on Rock Climbing, Lilly Posner

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Simulation of Oxygen Control Technology in Applications of Liquid Lead and Lead– Bismuth Eutectic Systems for Mitigating Materials Corrosion Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Emad Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Smartphone Technology, Teresa Praus