A culminating publication such as a thesis, dissertation, professional paper or capstone project often marks the end and apex of graduate work in the many graduate programs offered at UNLV. These publications are public testimony of student scholarship and the vehicle used to make a contribution to a specific body of knowledge.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Numerical Study of Biopolymer Implants for Distal Femoral Condyles– Finite Element Simulations, Luke Olsen

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The Design, Modeling, and Optimization of a Biomimetic Soft Robot for Fluid Pumping and Thrust Generation Using Electroactive Polymer Actuators, Zakai Jedidiah Olsen

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Beyond the Melting Pot: An Anthology of Modern Art Song by Immigrant Composers in America, Kathryn Omune

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Assessing the Potential for a Backfire Effect on Citizen Perceptions: A Test of Hot Spot Policing in Las Vegas, Steven Andrew Pace

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Numerical Study of Oxidation in Stainless Steel Alloy Ep-823 by Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic, Rajyalakshmi Palaparty

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Miocene-Quaternary Deformation along the Central Maynard Lake Fault, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Alexander Peck

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Educating Perinatal Nurses to Promote Bonding Techniques and Increase Support of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents, Kandice Perez

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Evaluation of a Continuous Air Monitoring System on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Measurement of Airborne Radioactive Material, Adam Pfannenstein

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Transcriptional Silencing and Anti-Silencing of Virulence Genes in the Bacterial Pathogen Shigella Flexneri: VIRB, DNA Supercoiling, and the Histone-Like Nucleoid Structuring Protein, Michael Adam Picker

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Machine Learning Applications in Graduation Prediction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Elliott Collin Ploutz

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A Numerical Model of an Axial Wind Turbine, Andrew Liam Poland

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Epidemiology of Love: A Survey, Maegan Poland

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Do I Enact What I Learn?: Examining Novice Science Teachers Approximations Of Practice, Helene Pollins

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Nutrition Transition of Hadza Foragers: Implications for Juvenile Behavior, Trevor Pollom

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A Machine Learning Approach to Predict First-Year Student Retention Rates at University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Aditya Rajuladevi

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Boys to Men: Masculinity, Victimization, and Offending, Shon Michael Reed

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A Novel Approach to Analyzing Strain Heterogeneity in Polycrystalline Quartz Specimens Deformed At High Pressure and Temperature, Nolan Ambrose Regis

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Primordial Black Holes in the Cosmological Context and Transient Electromagnetic Signatures from Merging Black Hole Binaries, Jared Robert Rice

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Use of Sodium Bismuthate Chromatography for Separation of Americium from Curium and Other Elements in Spent Nuclear Fuel, Jason Michael Richards

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Prostate Cancer Survival among Hispanics: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Population-~Based Cohort Study, David Rivas

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The Importance of Cultural Competence: The Defining Characteristic Separating Veteran Treatment Courts from Other Specialized Dockets, Kyle Nathan Rodgers

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Solvent Extraction and Extraction Chromatography of Homologs and Pseudohomologs of Rutherfordium Using TEHA and TEHP, Jeffrey Rolfes

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A Quantitative Study of Mitigating Resistance to Change through a Neuro Linguistic Approach: With the Use of Narratives and a Neuro Linguistic Pattern, Mary J. Sanders

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The Acute Effects of Cupping Therapy on Hamstring Range of Motion Compared to Sham, Matthew Schafer

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Envisioning Shadows in Romantic Ekphrasis and Early Photography, Joseph Kevin Tuvera Sebastian

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Applications of Nanoporous Materials in Gas Separation and Storage, Amit Sharma

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Electron Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Model Dependency on Optional Applicator Specific 1D Profiles, Ryan Sharp

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College is for Everyone: Examination of Family Support for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary School, Allison Simpson

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Milk Teeth and Other Stories, Timea Sipos

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Beyond All of This, Jack Stilwell

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Prevalence of Cariogenic Microbial Flora Among Scardovia wiggsiae-Positive and Negative Patients, Amy Tam

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Beyond the Bench and the Bedside: Examining Women’s Success in STEM via Active Learning Projects, Sarah E. Thoman

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Cohousing Design Strategies for Active Aging, Marisela Thompson

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An Examination of the Community and Environmental Impact of a Las Vegas Convention Food Rescue Program, Samantha H. To

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The Caspase Cascade During Hibernation in the Golden-Mantled Ground Squirrel, Spermophilus lateralis, Michael David Treat

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Notes on Linear Divisible Sequences and Their Construction: A Computational Approach, Sean Trendell

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Predictors of Child and Adolescent Bias and Flexibility in the Attractiveness Domain, Stephanie Verba

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Hearts and Minds: An Analysis of Checks and Safeguards, Monitoring, and Performance Review of Executive Boards and Their Executive Directors Within Select Nonprofit Corporations., John Michael Wagner

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The New Cambrian Children, Shin Watanabe

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Levels of Interleukin-1β and Interleukin-17 in the Tension and Compression Sites of Teeth during Orthodontic Movement, Suzanne Wen

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The Effects of Physical Attractiveness in the Health Care Industry, Richard Shane Westfall

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The Life of a Marimba Master: Zeferino Nandayapa Ralda; Composer, Band Leader, Soloist, Lindsay Michelle Whelan

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Screening for the Novel Cariogenic Pathogen Scardovia Wiggsiae among Orthodontic Patients, Adam Whiteley

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Hallucination Machines, Autumn Widdoes

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Cosmic Valentine, Gabrielle Faith Williams

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A Middle Pueblo II Production Zone for Shivwits Ware Ceramics: Implications for Understanding Settlement Patterns and Socio-Environmental Responses on the Shivwits Plateau, William Morrow Willis

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Investigating the Use of an Emotional Intelligence Intervention with Young Elementary Students Receiving Services in a Self-contained Setting for Students with Emotional Disturbance, Kristin Lian Withey

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Does Distance Climbed In a 30-S Maximal Effort Test on a Simulated Climbing Machine Correlate with Wingate Variables?, Kayla Wright

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Design & Delivery Of Automated Winston-Lutz Test For Isocentric & Off-Axis Delivery Stability Utilizing Truebeam Developer Mode & Electronic Portal Imaging Device, Mahmoud Mohammad Yaqoub

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Acculturative Stress, English Proficiency, Social Support, and Coping Strategies Among Chinese International Students, Jiabao Zhang

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Design on High Performance Nanoscale CMOS Circuits with Low Temperature Sensitivity, Ming Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Non-blocking Priority Queue based on Skiplists with Relaxed Semantics, Ashok Adhikari

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Upper Extremity Muscle Activity During Simulated Dryland Swimming While Wearing Wetsuit, Ciro J. Agnelli

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Are Universities Providing Non-STEM Students the Mathematics Preparation Required by Their Programs?: A Case Study of a Quantitative Literacy Pathway and Vertical Alignment from Remediation to Degree Completion, Charles Merritt Allen

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Stride Leg Ground Reaction Forces Pre- and Post-Fatigue in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers, Courtney Alley

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The Bioarchaeology of Inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia, Cheryl Anderson

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The Impact of Visual Impairments on Mobility Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Lauren Andrew, Talia Davis, and Christian Johnson

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Competitive Power Down Methods in Green Computing, James Andro-Vasko

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True-self and the uses and gratifications of Instagram among college-aged females, Jocelyn Apodaca

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Ozone-Biofiltration Systems, Mayara Aquino

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Going Old School: Using Eighteenth Century Pedagogy Models to Foster Musical Skills and Creativity in Today's Students, Monique Arar

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Specification of Mixed Logit Models Using an Optimization Approach, Cristian David Arteaga Sanchez

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Practical Applications of Revenue Management in Full Service Restaurants, Sean Aten

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The Effects of Fatigue on Balance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: Influence of Medication and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype, Michael Baer, Bradley Klemetson, and Diana Scott

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Analysis of Human Movement Patterns during Endurance Running, Joshua Paul Bailey

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Instrumentation and Measurement of Thermoelectric and Structural Properties of Binary Chalcogenides and Half-Heusler Alloys at Extreme Conditions Using a Paris-Edinburgh Press, Jason Lee Baker

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High School Gardens Program across the Nation: Current Practices, Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Resources, Noehealani Cierra Bareng- Antolin

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Reality and Nature in Robinson Jeffers, Joshua D. Bartee

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Phosphate Release: The Effect of Prebiotic Organic Compounds on Dissolution of Merrillite, Whitlockite, Chlorapatite, and Fluorapatite, Courtney Lea Bartlett

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Parent and Teacher Perspectives of the Social Competence of Dual Language Learners, Christine Baxter

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Remember the Country and the Age in Which We Live": The British Gothic Novel in the Age of Enlightenment, 1764-1798, Garland David Beasley

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Developing a Navajo Educational Media Guide: A Community Perspective, Shawna Lynn Begay

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EM Wave Interaction with a Bounded Plasma Column Supporting an Electron Beam, Asmelash Teshome Beshah

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Table of the Sun, Christine Bettis

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Preschool Teacher Knowledge and Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Instruction, Cecilia Anne Billow

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Predictors of Physical Therapy Non-Treatment Among Patients Scheduled for Treatment Two Times a Day in the Acute Hospital, Sara Bookout and Kyle Ozaki

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Price Prediction: Determining Changes in Stock Pricing through Sentiment Analysis of Online Consumer Reviews, Daryl F. Boykin

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The Influence of CrossFit Training on Running Mechanics, Sophia D. Bradley

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A case study on the emergence of boutique and lifestyle hotels, Tiffany M. Braun

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Tres Danzas Cubanas by Alejandro García Caturla: A Transcription for Wind Orchestra with Accompanying Biographical Sketch and Transcription Method, Darrell Brown

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Are Vending Machine Selections Healthier? Trends in Dietary Quality of Vending Machine Food and Beverage Selections among NHANES Participants Age 6-19 Years between 2003-2012, Aurora Maria Buffington

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Finding the Shakespeare in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet: A Comparison of Plot and Character in the Seventeenth-century English Play and the Nineteenth-century French Opera, Bonita Elissa Bunt

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Numerical Methods for Option Pricing under the Two-Factor Models, Jiacheng Cai

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Impacts of WeChat on Millennials’ Perceptions and Consumption Behaviors in the Hotel Industry, Mengqi Cai

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"Already Writers": A Case Study in Assessment and Visual Rhetoric Connections in Digital Multimodal Composition, Fawn Elise Canady

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Reverse Migration: Documenting How the Educational Experiences of Transnational Youth in Mexican Schools are Shaped by Parental Deportation, Sandra Lourdes Candel

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Object Language/On Defining Sculpture, Thaddeus Barak Moore Celia-Zoellner

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Gene Expression Profiling in the Larval Fat Body of Desiccation Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Adriana Michelle Charles

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Understanding the Long-Term Changes in Hydrologic Processes on a Watershed Scale Due to Climate Variability and Change, Chao Chen

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Examining the Decoy and the Phantom Decoy Effects on the Menu Item Choice, Yang-Su Chen

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Exterior Giant Planet Effects on Terrestrial Architecture, Anna Corinne Childs

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Volatile Technetium Oxides: Implications for Nuclear Waste Vitrification, Bradley Covington Childs

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Survey and Analysis of Android Authentication Using App Locker, Akshitha Reddy Chintalaphani

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A Historical Case Study of Title IX in Nevada: An Excellent Investment in Our Youth, Jason Clark

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Volunteer Management in Faith-Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman