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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Who Calls the Shots in Dining Customer Service, Kendi Root

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The role of metrical structure in tonal knowledge acquisition, Matthew Rosenthal

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Time-dependent crack growth behavior of alloy 617 and alloy 230 at elevated temperatures, Shawoon Kumar Roy

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Child advocacy centers and child sexual abuse in Nevada, Chrystal Ruggieri

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Evaluation of interim sessions in state legislatures, Laurie Erin Russell

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The Effect of self-controlled practice on forearm passing, motivation, and affect in women’s volleyball players, Nels Rydberg

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“Change” in the 2008 presidential campaign: A study in rhetorical definition, Graciela Saez Kleriga

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Climate change in rural Nevada: The influence of vulnerability on risk perception and environmental behavior, Ahmad Safi

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Reintegrative shaming and juvenile delinquency in Japan, Mari Sakiyama

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Boundary Element Method (BEM) and Method of Fundamental Solutions (MFS) for the boundary value problems of the 2-D Laplace's equation, Ermes Anthony Salgado-Ibarra

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A study of a novel modular variable geometry frame arranged as a robotic surface, Christopher James Salisbury

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Hotel Front Office Training: Turning Expense Into Investment, Thomas Sanders

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Resilient leadership in high poverty schools, Edward P. San Nicolas

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Modeling passive solar distillation production in Las Vegas, Nevada, Noe I. Santos

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Sharp feature identification in a polygon, Joseph P. Scanlan

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The relationship between the functions of school refusal behavior and family environment, Rachel Marie Schafer

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An examination of the preparation, experiences, and attitudes of effective school leaders of students with disabilities: Voices from the field, Patricia Ann Schultz

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The Watchmaker Series, Christopher Michael Seelie

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Hotel Room Rate and Availability Parity Across Electronic Distribution Channels, Subashini Selvaraj

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The Analyses of State and Federal Medical Marijuana Laws and How They Apply to Employment, Lizaveta Sergeev

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Electrochemistry of technetium analogues rhenium and molybdenum in room temperature ionic liquid, Pauline Nancy Serrano

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Attracting and Retaining Quality Managers: The Critical Factors, Ketan Shah

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Cognitive load of critical thinking strategies, Hanem Shehab

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Cultural Acceptance and Its Effect on Tourism, I-Hsuan Shih

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Factors which influence the use of active learning strategies by nursing faculty, Deborah Lowell Shindell

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Cyber physical complex networks, modeling, analysis, and control, Neveen Shlayan

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Credit Fluctuations and Lodging Firms: An Investigation of the Differing Capital Structures in the US Lodging Industry, Dipendra Singh

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A case study of organizational change: College restructuring in response to mandated department eliminations, Brandy Dyan Smith

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Molecular evolution and historical biogeography of new world birds, Brian T. Smith

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Adolphe Nourrit, Gilbert Duprez, and the high C: The influences of operatic plots, culture, language, theater design, and growth of orchestral forces on the development of the operatic tenor vocal production, Micheal Lee Smith Jr.

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Total Rewards Compensation: A Viable Solution, Patrick Wesley Smith

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The impact of age, education, political knowledge and political context on voter turnout, Roy Edward Snyder III

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ProcessJ: A process-oriented programming language, Matthew Sowders

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The pedagogy of pornography: What popular pornography on the Internet teaches us about aggression and consent, Anthony Springrt Jr.

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Development of a simulation tool for analysis of freeway crashes due to cell phone usage, Sourabh Sriom

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Testosterone and vasopressin in men’s reproductive behavior, Eric T. Steiner

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Analysis of the morbidity and mortality of severe influenza infection in Clark County, Nevada for the 2010--2011 influenza season, Kindra Maureen St. Jacques

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Activeion Ionator EXP, Linda Straker

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The utilization and effectiveness of the HESI E(square) exit exam as a graduation requirement toward increasing NCLEX-RNRTM pass rates in baccalaureate nursing programs, Debra Henline Sullivan

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Groundwater contamination potential in northern Nevada from mining, associated communities, and agriculture as forecasted by two vulnerability methods, John L. Swatzell

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A review of San Francisco’s lodging industry: Past performance and future implications, Adam N. Szilagyi

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Second-order conditioning in Drosophila, Christopher J. Tabone

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Effects of high-impedance-contrast boundary upon multi-modal seismic surface wave data, Prajwol Tamrakar

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Examining revenue management practices in Las Vegas casino resorts, Arun Tanpanuwat

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A Statistical model for long-term forecasting of strong sand dust storms, Siqi Tan

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Topic detection and tracking using hidden Markov models, Aditya S. Tatavarty

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Implementation of numerically stable hidden Markov model, Usha Ramya Tatavarty

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Pain tolerance and thresholds in women with dyspareunia: Do pain and sex primes have differential effects?, Lea Thaler

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A landscape approach to Late Prehistoric settlement and subsistence patterns in the Mojave Sink, Tiffany Ann Thomas

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Consensus on the Colorado: Issues in the allocation of a limited resource, Jeffrey D. Tilton

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Factors of adoption: Initiating relationships using online dating sites, Rachel Lee Toyer

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Gambling with lives: A history of occupational health in southern Nevada, 1905--2010, Michelle Ann Turk

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High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV): An emerging health issue for women and minorities, Dierdre O. Turner

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Challenges in Researching the Relationship Between Delinquency and Family Dynamics in Juvenile Sex Offenders, Dio Kevin Turner II

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RCT Hospitality Consultants, LLC: The Making of the Business Plan, Rachel C. Tyler

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In quest of a dropout theory: Examining the utility of an ecological approach through survey research, Tiffany G. Tyler

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Program evaluation: Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region business lines and focus areas “Water Drop” project, Adriana VanBuskirk, Marion Biron, Kris Kirby, and Theodore Anderson

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An examination of the grieving processes of suicide survivors, Sarah Van Der Pol

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Estimating wildfire potential on a Mojave Desert landscape using remote sensing and field sampling, Peter F. Van Linn III

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Bioarchaeology of compassion: Exploring extreme cases of pathology in a Bronze Age skeletal population from Tell Abraq, U.A.E., Jamie D. Vilos

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Gamma-ray burst populations, Francisco J. Virgili

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Planning for building-integrated agriculture in Las Vegas, Robert Vralsted

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Finding acronyms and their definitions using HMM, Lakshmi Vyas

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The Green Movement in Hotels: Are College Students on Board?, Amy Walker

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Comparative and critical analysis: The roles of civic and traditional journalism, Kendle Walters

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Explore the Phenomenon of Buddhist Temple Stay in South Korea for Tourists, Wei Wang

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The Management of an Indigenous Hotel Chain Company in China: A Case Study of Sichuan Minshan Hotel Corporation, Yinglin Wang

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Spectroscopic methods of process monitoring for safeguards of used nuclear fuel separations, Jamie Lee Warburton

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The Modern Brand: A Guide to the Intigration of CSR Practices into Hotel Branding, Matthew Warren

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Effectiveness of EarthTec ® on killing invasive quagga mussels (Dreissena rostriformis bugenis) and preventing their colonization in the Western U.S., Ashlie Watters

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Being outside learning about science is amazing: A mixed methods study, Michelle L. Weibel

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The Whiter lotus: Asian religions and reform movements in America, 1836-1933, Edgar A. Weir Jr.

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The Viability and Necessity of DesertXpress and the Future of Las Vegas, Charles Alexander Wellington

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Analyzing the relative efficiency of Nevada secondary schools, Jesse Welsh

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The development and validation of a tool to measure self-confidence and anxiety in nursing students while making clinical decisions, Krista Alaine White

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Lateral variability of facies and cycles in the Furongian (Late Cambrian) Carbonate Platform: An example from the Big Horse Member of the Orr Formation in western Utah, U.S.A., Ratna Widiarti

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Dispersion of the hyperpolarizability of the carbon tetrachloride molecule, Scott Wilde

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Specifications for Creating a Mobile Application for Meeting and Conference Attendees, Heather Lynne Willden

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Co-development of biological soil crusts, soil-geomorphology, and landscape biogeochemistry in the Mojave Desert, Nevada, U.S.A. – Implications for ecological management, Amanda Jean Williams

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Developing an Employee Training Addendum for a Sustainable Hospitality Operation, Devonne A. Williams

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School counselor assignment in secondary schools: Replication and extension, Jennifer L. Williamson

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Cyberbullying in schools: A research study on school policies and procedures, Brian Wiseman

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On the back of the army: A comparative study of Romanization in Britain and Egypt, Renee Wiseman

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Preparation of a New Business: Shanghai Studio, Wai Hung Wu

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Business Plan for U.S. Based Soup and Salad Franchise Restaurant in Beijing, China, Xin Xu

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Effect of Toothbrush Abrasion on Frictional Resistance of Aesthetic Orthodontic Archwires, Stephen Alexander Yamodis

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Controlling Labor Costs in Restaurant Management: A Review of the Internal-Marketing Concept as a Method for Enhancing Operating Efficiency, Scott Yandrasevich

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Financial performance and capacity analysis for the MICE industry in Las Vegas and the United States, Li-Ting Yang

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Targeting a Niche Market in Las Vegas Gaming Industry, Sookyung Yeo

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The long-term impact of a loyalty program: An evaluation from a Las Vegas casino hotel, Myongjee Yoo

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Prayer in Jewish community high schools: Generation Y Jews in an era of unlimited choices, Yonatan Yussman

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The Dilemma of minors’ access to adult content on the Internet: A proposed warnings solution, Helen Zaikina-Montgomery

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Leveraging Slot Gaming Technology to Gain a Competitive Advantage, Philip Zarlengo

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Development of a Sustainable Water Resource Financing Mathematical Model for Donors and End-Users, Sahar Zavareh

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Indigent women and access to prenatal care, Zoe Ann Zelazny

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A Multi-wavelength study on gamma-ray bursts and their afterglows, Binbin Zhang

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Optical network-on-chip architectures and designs, Lei Zhang

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Association between childhood demographics and blood lead screening---Nevada Kindergarten Health Survey 2010, Lina Zhang

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Cultural Tourism Products: A Case Study in the Xi’an City, Yining Zhang

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New cross sections for H on H2 collisional transitions, Qianxia Zou