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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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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

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Exploring the Airline Passengers’ Preferences of Inflight Foods, Eun Min Hwang

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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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Three-Dimensional (3D) Characterization of the Middle Ordoovician (Darriwilian) Strata in the Southern Great Basin, Western United States, Uday Mohamed Baheej Kara Ali

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Effects of Embedded Tacting Trials and Systematic Prompting On Intraverbal Skill Acquisition, Sarah Ilana Katz

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Toward Developing a Valid and Reliable Assessment of Learners’ Nature of Engineering Views, Erdogan Kaya

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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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Experimental Polycrystal Stress Mapping Using Raman Spectroscopy, Genevieve C. Kidman

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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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Association between White Matter Hyperintensities, Cortical Thinning, and Clinical Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Thomas Helmut Knoblauch

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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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Fast Neutron Assay of Elemental Content of Bulk Samples, Calder Emerson Lane

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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 Circle Hough Transform Implementation Using High-Level Synthesis, Carlos Lemus

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The Influence of Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Function in Parkinson’s Disease, Lidio Lima De Albuquerque

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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 Relationship Among Sociocultural Assimilation, Dietary Behavior, and Physical Activity in Adult Latinxs in the U.S., Erick Lopez

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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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Alternate Novel Thermal Structure Interaction Designs of Molten Salt Shell Structures at High Temperatures Ranging from 565˚C to 700˚C, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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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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Impact of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Participation and Mobilization Cost on Highway Project Performance, Shristy 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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Consumers, Critics & Chromatography: An Analysis of 100-Point Wines, Gina Marano

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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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Synthesis, X-Ray Absorption, and X-Ray Diffraction Spectroscopy Studies of Uranium Based Heavy Fermion Systems, Vahe Mkrtchyan

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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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A Fortified Extension of the AES and Its Implementation, Ashby Mullin

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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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Tissue-Specific Responses from a Global Developmental Signal: A Detailed Subcellular Analysis of the 20E and Rab Signaling Pathways Controlling Exocrine Secretion During Drosophila Development, Nichalas 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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A Nevanlinna-Type Counting Function and Pullback Measure, John Nguyen

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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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Minimizing Visual Defects through Augmentation of Computer Aided Diamond Rough Planning, Abhijith Prabhu

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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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A Multi-Channel MCP-PMT Based Readout Integrated Circuit for LiDAR Applications, Sachin Purushothaman Namboodiri

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Constraining Viscous Protoplanetary Disk Models Using ALMA Kinematic Observations, Ian Rabago

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Fighter Aircraft Guidance and Control, Kaushik Raj

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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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Madres, Hijas, y la Frontera: an Analysis of the Relationship Between Mexican Mothers and Mexican-American Daughters, Arianna Gabriela Razo

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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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How Does Stress and Coping Impact Undergraduate Students' Mental Health on a Racially Diverse Campus?, Kristina Ricker-Boles

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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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A Nomological Network Analysis of Innovation in Hospitality Education and Industry, Robert H. Rippee

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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