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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Creating a wellness program for hotel front desk employees, Karima Abdel-Moty

Modeling arterial blood flow using radial basis functions, Jacqueline M. Acres

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City of Las Vegas, Department of Building and Safety: Valuation based fee schedule analysis, Darcy Adelbai-Hurd, Vicki L. Brown, Josh Turley, and Mary Ann Weidner

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Using fluid inclusions to trace formative fluid evolution at the Verde and Pancho porphyry Au deposits of the Refugio District, Chile, Brian Joshua Aillaud

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Las Vegas visitor demographics: Be careful what you wish for, Joseph Akinsete

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The Integration of biomimicry into a built environment design process model: An alternative approach towards hydro-infrastructure, Timothy Lee Albertson

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Dynamic distributed programming and applications to swap edge problem, Feven Z. Andemeskel

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Effects of environmental prompts on stair usage, Lori Andersen

Neuropsychological and emotion processing deficits in adults with bipolar disorder, Christina M. Armstrong

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Composite of complexity: Manifestations of whiteness and class among Las Vegas Italian Americans, Danielle Nicole Axt

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Toward the development of a model to estimate the readability of credentialing-examination materials, Barbara Anne Badgett

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Six City: A Novel, Leah Bailly

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From ‘baggage’ to not ‘non-persons’: Levy v. Louisiana and the struggle for equal rights for ‘illegitimate’ children, Sherrie Anne Bakelar

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Carbon isotopic fractionation across a late Cambrian carbonate platform: A regional response to the SPICE event as recorded in the Great Basin, Jonathan Lloyd Baker

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Evaluation of video based pedestrian and vehicle detection algorithms, Varun Bandarupalli

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Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers and Sifting through the Ruins: An analysis of two chamber song cycles by Libby Larsen, Juline Erika Barol-Gilmore

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Mariah Black: A Novel, Mark D. Baumgartner

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Health status of infants and children from the Bronze Age tomb at Tell Abraq, United Arab Emirates, Kathryn Mary Baustian

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Cascading simulation: A critical perspective on Barack Obama‘s foreign policy during the 2008 presidential election, Ian P. Beier

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An Experimental investigation of chemical mass transfer processes in crystallizing, hydrous silicate magmas: The genesis of ore deposits and metasomatic fluids, Aaron S. Bell

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A Case study on the effect of information technology related interface issues on overall guest experience in Hyatt Place hotels in the U.S., Vasuki Bellary

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An Annotated guide to flute and guitar music, Kristi Benedick

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A Case study of pay-for-performance compensation programs, Eric Berman

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Fabrication, characterization and simulation of non-lithographic nanostructures and their potential applications, Neelanjan Bhattacharya

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Temporal and spatial assessment of evaporation, transpiration, and soil moisture redistribution, Brian M. Bird

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An Investigation of sustainable environmental practices and consumer attitudes & behaviors toward hotel bathroom amenities, Edward James Bobbett

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A Comparison of special education teachers’ and administrators’ perceptions of school climate factors leading to teacher attrition, Jennifer C. Boeddeker

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Association of body mass index, fruit and vegetable intake, and acculturation in a sample Las Vegas Hispanic population, Anne L. Bolstad

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The Role of ecdysone signaling in fat-body tissue remodeling and pupal metabolism, Nichole Dinell Bond

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Design standards within constructed wetlands for the reduction of mosquito populations in Clark County, Nevada, Phillip C. Bondurant

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Nightclubs: A training manual: To increase sales performance for bartenders and cocktail servers in nightclubs., Robert A. Boyer

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Presenilin is necessary for the function of CBP in the adult Drosophila CNS, Randy S. Boyles

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Factors influencing attitudes towards prostitution, Brian Robert Brehman

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Centennial Hills Active Adult Center business plan, K. C. Brekken, Jeff Buchanan, David Gordon, and Doug Guild

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Antonin Dvorak, Biblical Songs, Op. 99: A transcription for wind orchestra with historical context and transcription method, Raymond T. Brown

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Factors associated with blood lead levels of children in southern Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns

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Recent Accelerated Second-Degree Baccalaureate Graduates’ Perceptions of Educational Preparation, Susan Candelaria

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Impacts on maternal diet in a transitional community in rural Costa Rica: Potential implications for the developmental origins of obesity-related disorders, Allison Cantor

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Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, Maile Chapman

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Mechanical behavior of alloy 230 at temperatures relevant to NGNP program, Sudin Chatterjee

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Management research in the hospitality and tourism industry, Xu Cheng

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Hotel revenue management: Investigating the interaction of information technology and judgmental forecasting, I-Pei Claire Chen

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New front desk manual development protocols for millennials working in the hotel industry, Christopher Chennault

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Poisson Process Monitoring, Test and Comparison, Qing Chen

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Is premium pricing strategy a viable option to pursue higher revenue performance? A case study of relative pricing strategy in the Singapore lodging market, Xiaorong Chen

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How corporate social responsibility influences employee job satisfaction in the hotel industry, Chia-Chun Saprina Chiang

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Fire on the mountain: Growth and conflict in Colorado ski country, Michael W. Childers

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Structural model of effects of cultural factors on escalation of commitment through antecedents, agency, and negative framing effects, Woo-Sik Danny Choi

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Hotel feasibility in the recessionary economy of 2010: A case study in Reno, Nevada, Sang-Mun Cho

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An Analysis of restaurant food safety violations: human factors, non-human factors, and food-borne illness, Jai Choung

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Attitudes towards Megan's Law and juvenile sex offenders, Debra Lee Cochrane

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Timeshare: Intervals vs. points, Monica Colvin

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The Larval salivary gland of Drosophila melangogaster: A model system for temporal and spatial steroid hormone regulation, Benjamin Constantino

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Stereotype threat’s effect on women’s achievement in chemistry: The interaction of achievement goal orientation for women in science majors, Janice M. Conway-Klaassen

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A Grounded theory approach to faculty’s perspective and patterns of online social presence, Rebecca A. Cox-Davenport

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Diabolical ventriloquism: A Case study in rhetorical transcendence with C. S. Lewis’s infamous imp Screwtape, Daniel J. Coyle

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The Impact of individual decision making on campus sustainability initiatives, Aurali Ella Dade

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Sex, drug courts, and recidivism, Doria Nour Dandan

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Diversity Strengthening Companies in the Economic Downturn, Shandrea Daniel

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Identification of geochemical facies through major ion data and additional parameters from shallow groundwater utilizing a comparison of geomathematics and traditional methods in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Eric Dano

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Attitudes of young adults about breastfeeding and the association of breastfeeding exposure, Cheryl Lynn Darby-Carlberg

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Saints in Sin City: Religion and community building in twentieth century Las Vegas, Matthew R. Davis

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Health care access disparities among children entering kindergarten in Nevada, Nadia Deashinta

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The Live experience of non-degree learners from a time modified traditional baccalaureate in nursing program, Stephanie S. DeBoor

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Evaluation of a 3-dimensional inertial tracking system for quantifying human movement, David T. DeLion

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Latino locales: Does context matter?, Matthew C. Dempsey

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Attachment theory as a predictor of communicative responses to infidelity, Sandra Donovan

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An Examination of the relationship between the hypersexual environment of Las Vegas and forcible rape, Lisa Ann Dooley

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The Gendering of Nevada politics: The ERA ratification campaign, 1973-1981, Caryll Batt Dziedziak

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The Effects of contact metamorphism on the host rocks for Carlin-type mineralization at the Getchell Development, Nevada, USA, Nathan C. Eck

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Implementation of the Wiegand Sun Safety Program into physicians’ offices in southern Nevada, Breanne Eddington

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The Effect of goal orientation of attention, learning, and metacognitive awareness, Ordene V. Edwards

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Ælfric and the Orient, Jacqueline Geaney Elkouz

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa disaster recovery plan, Matthew Ellis

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Empirical testing of the Neuman Systems Nursing Education Model: Exploring the created environment of registered nursing students in Nevada’s colleges and universities, Diane H. Elmore

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The Advisor-advisee relationship: A qualitative study of advisee perspectives, Paula M. Emke-Francis

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Evaluating and improving the quality of teacher’s language modeling in early childhood classrooms, Lillian White Englund

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The Case for increased cross-agency data sharing in the State of Nevada, Richard Entringer, Tina Jara, Alysia Peters, and Steve Price

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Sales motivation & morale during extreme times of change, Cheri L. Fairchild

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Critical success factors in barbecue restaurants: Do operators and patrons agree?, John Raymond Farrish

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Volunteer Management Analysis for the City of Las Vegas, Robert Fash, Jose Rodriguez, Bertral Washington, and Heather Whitesides

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The Role of creativity in naturalistic decision-making environments: A systems approach, Richard Hendrik Feenstra

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Study of China’s online catering market under the booming of online group purchasing, Ben Fei

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Multiform segregation in the context of the urban crises in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, 1930 - 1980, Colin M. FitzGerald

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History and transnational identities in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Brian Joseph Flores

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Earthy bride, Melissa S. Foerster

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A Study of internship programs in the bed-and-breakfast industry, Pamela Frazier

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A Start to finish guide to opening a bed & breakfast: The business plan., Ellen A. Fredette

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Reasons that post-secondary culinary students enrolled in for-profit educational institutions drop out and methods that can be used to increase retention rates, Craig Frigaard

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ARIMA model for forecasting Poisson data: Application to long-term earthquake predictions, Wangdong Fu

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The role of visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems in postural balance, Mary Grace Gaerlan

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Plato’s Gorgias: Rhetoric, the greatest evil, and the true art of politics, Paul A. George

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A Mathematical approach for optimizing the casino slot floor: A linear programming application, Kasra Christopher Ghaharian

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Space use and mating activities in the speckled rattlesnake, Xavier Glaudas

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Altering explicit and implicit racial prejudice towards African American males, Veronica A. Glover

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Recommending a productivity model for Singapore hotels: A critical review of productivity models adopted by researchers and hotel operators, Hwee Noi Goh

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Which financing model is right for hotel properties? An exploratory study of financing models highlighting the practice and effects of different financing models adopted by hotel industries in USA and Singapore, Keng Tiong Christopher Goh

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The Write moves: An autoethnographic examination of the media industry, Danielle Gomes

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Development of novel biomarkers in cancer: Detection of circulating miR-141 as a potential prognostic marker for prostate cancer, Jason Cadaoas Gonzales

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Characterization of plutonium particles originating from the BOMARC accident -1960, Richard Charles Gostic