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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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School Gardens as a Tool to Improve Student Health Outcomes and Increase Parent Engagement in the Clark County School District, Sabina Malik

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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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Parents’ Beliefs of Cultural Consideration During the Special Education Process: A Delphi Study, Monique Evette Matute-Chavarria

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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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Transcriptional Control of Virulence Genes in the Bacterial Pathogen Shigella Flexneri, Joy Asami Mckenna

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Stirring the Pot - The Application of Electoral Gender Quotas in Africa, Jonathan Georges Mehanna

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Does Wearing Multiple Pairs of Shoes Influence Injury Rates?, Julien Mihy

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

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Sexually Transmitted Infections and the 65 and Older Population: Knowledge and Perceived Risk, Alexus Miranda

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The Prevalence and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse College Students, Hermella Misiker

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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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Investigating the Inner Experience of Individuals Attending Psychotherapy at a Community Mental Health Center, Stefanie A. Moynihan

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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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Musical Meter: Examining Hierarchical Temporal Perception in Complex Musical Stimuli Across Human Development, Sensory Modalities, and Expertise, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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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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Temporal and Spatial Analysis of the Wage Gap for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Workforce, Saba Nikkhah Manesh

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Addressing Disparities in Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment, Alicia Nuñez

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Awareness of Apprenticeships among College Students at a Research University in the Western United States: A Fixed-Convergent Mixed Methods Study, Kendra Vanessa O'Connell

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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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Examination of the Influence of Consumer Preferences for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Components and Consumer Effort during Treatment Sessions on Child Welfare Outcomes, Christopher Philip Plant

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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

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Factors Affecting Esophageal Tissue Radiation Response, Latisha T. Pryor

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Characterization of Beryllium Ion Complexation in the Presence of Biological Buffers Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Guillermo Alexander Ramirez

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Examining Grit with Middle Schoolers in Diverse General Education Classrooms – Validating the Grit Scale, Cristina Liliana Reding

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Eyewitness Recall and Identification Accuracy: Effects of Stress in an Extreme Haunt and a Haunted House, William Blake Ridgway

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Abiotic, Biotic, and Bio-Enhanced Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium, Chloroform and Co-Contaminants Using Nano-Scale Zero Valent Iron in Highly Contaminated Groundwater, Eduardo Robleto Martinez

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Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking, Erick Albert William Rogers

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Association Between Patient Ability in Activities of Daily Living at Hospital Admission and Key Indicators, Stephanie Rosen and Amber Steele

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Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults, Nicholas Andrew Ross

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Sad Water and Sand, Karli Tokala Rouse

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Revolution: A Case Study of Public Policy in the Nevada Legislature, Caitlin J. Saladino

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Narratives of Belonging and Citizenship: Race and Gender in the Hemispheric American Novel, Ariel Jade Santos

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Examination of Factors Reported by Athletes to Interfere with Their Lives Outside of Sports, Jesse Scott

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The Influence of Motivational and Attentional Focus Factors on Throwing Accuracy in Elite Softball Athletes, Jacquelyn Sertic

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Transposable Element Expression in Human Embryo Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data, Corinne Sexton

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Comparison of Digital Treatment Setups and Final Treatment Outcomes of Class II Division 1 Malocclusions Treated with Premolar Extractions, Sogol Shantiyai

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery Implementation at Utah Valley Hospital, Ryan Sharp

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Exploration of the Intersection of Social Identities of Female Leaders in Postsecondary Education: A Phenomenological Approach, Sara Shaw

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Infiltration into Water-Repellent Sand: The Role of Sorptivity, Rose Marie Shillito

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Patients Enabled, Engaged, and Empowered: Implementation of a Mobile Patient Engagement Technology, Jud Simonds

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Investigations of Technetium Metal and the Synthesis of Binary Technetium Nitrides under Extreme Conditions, Emily Siska

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The Dynamic Control Platform: Reinventing the Wheel, One Leg at a Time, Angel Javier Solis

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Losing Our Faculties: Academic Labor in the Corporate Academy, Mark L. Spinrad

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Menstrual Cycle Changes in Dysregulated Eating Symptoms, Kimberly S. Stevens

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Gen-Foam Multiphysics Model Development for Molten Salt Reactors, Jeffrey Stewart

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The Cello Concertos of Karl Davydov (1838–1889): Historical Context and Pedagogical Rol, Adam Matthew Stiber

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HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Using H.A.M. Applicator, Timothy Richard Thatcher

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Resisting ‘Raid-and-Rescue’: Capturing the Ideograph of Victimhood in Nevada Law A.B. 166, Samantha Thies

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Tales of Thriving: Identifying the Underpinnings of Women's Success in STEM Careers, Sarah E. Thoman

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Changing Paradigms: Creating an Apache Borderland Cattle Economy, 1730-1799, Jenni Tifft-Ochoa

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Patient, Student, and Faculty Perceptions of a Student Led Pro-Bono Education and Treatment Based Back School for Uninsured Nevadans, James Tingey, Daniel Tiano, Rebecca Templeton, and Meagan Duncan

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The Short and Long-Term Effectiveness of Online Sales Promotion Type and Fit in Hotels, Esra Topcuoglu

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Excavating Gender: The Embodiment and (Re)presentation of Social Relations in Mierzanowice Communities of the Early Bronze Age, Mark Paul Toussaint

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Investigating the Mechanisms Responsible for Cephalosporin Resistance in Clostridioides difficile Strain 630, Lara Anna Turello

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Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait and Balance Post-Stroke, Leonard Ubalde, Jordon Jacklin, Peyton Hobson, and Sara Wright-Avila

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Front-End CMOS Transimpedance Amplifiers on a Silicon Photomultiplier Resistant to Fast Neutron Fluence, Mario Valles Montenegro

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Beginning the Baroque Bassoon: A Contemporary Approach, Elizabeth Ellen Valvano

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Gender and Race in Four Contemporary Productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Antony and Cleopatra, Dorothy Christine Vanderford

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A Comparison of Lateral Cephalometric and Arch Dimension Changes in Patients with Class II Malocclusions Treated With 2-Premolar and 4-Premolar Extraction Patterns, Melissa Marie Ven Dange

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Reflections of an Early Literacy Professional Learning Community: An Interactional Ethnographic Case Study of Transforming Pedagogy through Reflective Practice, Carly Waters

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High Pressure Synchrotron XRD, NFS, and NRIXS studies of FeSb2, Melanie Alden White

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Memory and Stereotypes for Lesbian/Gay Characters, Amber Rose Williams

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The Effectiveness of Implementing a Collegiate Dance Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Quinn Williams, Kristin Allman, Matthew McArthur, and Ryan Yim

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An Evaluation of Bank Storage at Lake Mead Reservoir in the Southwest United States, Jon Woodrow Wilson

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Disrupting the Traditional Dating Discourse: Expanding the Romantic Relationship Narrative, Brooke Wolfe

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Dark Tetrad Responses to Moral Dilemmas, Kayli Wrenn

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Coping on the Fly: School Psychologists' Perceptions of Cultural Competence, Jennifer Wynn

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Detection of SNPS Associated with Bone Loss Rate by Using Machine Learning Approaches, Avinash Yaganapu

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Organizational Symbolism and Employee Immersion, a Mixed Methods Investigation of Organizational Socialization Efficacy in the Hotel Industry, Jeffrey Michael Yedlin

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Epistemic Aspects of Engineering for K-12 Education, Ezgi Yesilyurt

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Resilience and the Mental Health of Bullying Victims: The Role of Peer Relationships on the Relation between Bullying Victimization and Social Anxiety, Michelle Catherine Zochowski