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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Using Novel Mouse Knockout Models to Study the Roles of ASM (Acid Sphingomyelinase) in the Regulation of Multiple Stem Cell Compartments in Vivo, Amro Abdalla

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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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Ricky & Grams, Berthold Brock Albin

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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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An Investigation into Multi-View Error Correcting Output Code Classifiers Applied to Organ Tissue Classification, Daniel Alvarez

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

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Perceptions of the Built Environment Among Older Adults Who Live in Age-Restricted Communities Compared to Those Who Do Not in Southern Nevada, Sandra Annan

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Training Design Enhancement through Training Evaluation: Effects on Training Transfer, Elham Arabi

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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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Current-Mode Photon-Counting Circuit with SiGe BiCMOS Input Stage, Gonzalo Guadalupe Arteaga

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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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Analysis of Blockchain-Based Storage Systems, Phillipe Austria

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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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Identifying School Climate Predictors of School Absenteeism, Victoria Bacon

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Network Analysis of Cognitive Symptom Domains in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Abigail Rose Baily

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Tectonic Evolution of the Tucki Mountain Metamorphic Core Complex, Southeastern California: Evidence for Late Cretaceous Extension within the Sevier-Laramide Orogen, William Killey Barba

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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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Development and Initial Validation of the Veterans Educational Transition Scale (VETS): A Brief Scale to Predict Successful Transition of Student Veterans to College, Lisa Beckman

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The Effect of Asynchronous versus Synchronous Online Course Delivery on HESI Scores and Student Engagement for Rural Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Susan Luke Belliston

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Understanding the Professional Experiences of White Jewish Women in Higher Education: An Intrinsic Case Study Analysis, Janna M. Bernstein

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Analysis of High-Speed Rail Operations Using Vissim Simulation to Determine Access Charges and the Impact of Incidents on a Shared Network, Komal Sree Teja Boyapati

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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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Validation of Novel Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment with Silicone Gel Experimental Models, Dustin Walter Burd

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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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The Factor Structures of Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligences Relative to General Intelligence and Personality, Nicholas Carfagno

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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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An Examination of the History and Evolution of Senior Adult Theatre accomplishments that Impact Intergenerational Theatre of the 21st Century, William Français Charette

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Supporting the Visible Minority: Factors That Impact Part-time Faculty Intent to Leave, Michelle Marie Dominguez Chavez

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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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Exploring Mystery Shopping's Perceived Impacts on Integrated Resort Employees and Managers, Yoonju Chung

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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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Middle Powers, Capital Subscriptions, and the Inter-American Development Bank, Aaron Coates

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The Economy of (Dis)Honor in the Americas: A Transnational Rupturing of American Literature through Faulkner, García Márquez, and Silko, Clayton Neil Cobb

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Managing The Performing Arts Center: Best Practices For University-Based Performing Arts Centers, Lori Cobo

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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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An Examination of the Role of Online Reviews for Niche Restaurant Segments: Casino Buffet Restaurants, Tevfik Demirciftci

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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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The Effect of Body Armor on Pulmonary Function and Repeated Sprint Performance, Dustin Dunnick

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Light Conditions during Desiccation and Rehydration Impact the Recovery of Cultured Timmiella Crassinervis, Sotodeh Ebrahimi

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How Did the NRA Employ Presidential Election Year Propaganda Against Barack Obama within the Shifting Paradigm of the Digital Age?, Rodney James Edgar

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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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Vibration Overtone Hyperpolarizability Measured for H2 Using Electric Field Induced Second Harmonic Generation, Rachel Ellis

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Functional Capacity Profiles in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia, Ashley Sara Emami

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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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Implicit Attitudes, Explicit Attitudes, and Priming: A Preliminary Analysis of Factors Affecting Use of Force Decisions, Christopher Allen Forepaugh

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Water Quality Prediction Based on Machine Learning Techniques, Zhao Fu

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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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Rejection Sensitivity and the Intent to Seek Medical Help Among Gender Minority Individuals, Kellyann Garthe

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

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Anxious and Oppositional Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Andrew Gerthoffer

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Prosocial Rule-Breaking to Help Customers Among Hospitality Employees, Ankita Ghosh

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Nothing Orphic, Nothing Foreign, Samuel Merriman Gilpin

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Rusalka and the Snow Maiden: A Comparative Study of Two Fairytale Operas, Olivera Gjorgoska

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A Divide and Conquer with Semi-Global Failover for Software Defined Networks, Kasra Goravanchi

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of an ADHD Symptom Rating Scale for Identifying Adults with ADHD, Stacy Jean Graves

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Using the Critical Mathematics Pedagogical Framework to Teach Adult Basic Education Learners: A Transformative Convergent Parallel Mixed Methods Study, Matthew D. Gromlich

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An Intervention to Increase Nurses’ Knowledge of Non-Opioid Pain Management in Post-Operative Elective Knee and Hip Replacement Patients, Kristen K. Grunerud

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Gardasil Vaccine Trends within Nevada, California, and the U.S.: A Comparative Study, Karen S. Gutierrez

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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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Examination of the Relationship Between Sport-Specific Thoughts and Emotions and Anxiety and Depression in College Athletes, Marina Elizabeth Harris

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A CHC Theoretical Approach to Examining Cognitive and Academic Deficits Among Students with ADHD Using a Three-Battery Approach, Jacqueline Scott Hart

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(Non-Consensual) Sex, Drugs & Rock N’ Roll: Sexual Harassment and Violence at Live Music Events, Miliaikeala Sj. Heen

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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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Addressing Disproportionality in School Discipline Through Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline Practices, Kevin Matthew Higley

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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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Thermo-Mechanical Modeling and the Application of Coiled Polymer Actuators in Soft Robotics and Biomimetics, Robert Hunt