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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Complimentary rewards in Las Vegas casinos: A literature synthesis and recommendations for profitable complimentary reward programs, Katharine S. Meczka

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Trade and exchange in the Neolithic Near East: Implications of obsidian remains from Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus, Megan M. Melson

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Team-based learning: Engagement and accountability with psychometric analysis of a new instrument, Heidi Ann Mennenga

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Pattern extraction from the world wide web, Praveena Mettu

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Adjustment to correctional confinement: Investigating the correlates of violence and disorder in a jail environment, Fred W. Meyer III

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Efficiency of fiscal allocations in site-based empowered schools, Jerome Jay Meyer

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Effect of spatial and temporal variability of antecedent moisture content on model-generated runoff from an arid watershed, William J. Meyer

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Exploring the phenomena of inner experience with descriptive experience sampling, Janell M. Mihelic

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Phylogeography and landscape genetics of the Flammulated Owl: Evolutionary history reconstruction and metapopulation dynamics, Markus Mika

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Assessment of impacts to hydroclimatology and river operations due to climate change over the Colorado River Basin, William Paul Miller

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The Physical activity patterns and constraints of diverse female college students, Kathleen Victoria Minkel

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Examining the inner experience of left-handers using descriptive experience sampling, Aadee Mizrachi

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Flow rate measurement in a high temperature, radioactive, and corrosive environment, Taleb Moazzeni

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Online gaming: Prohibition vs. regulation, Andrew Montgomery

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Effects of social story interventions on preschool age children with and without disabilities, Cori Michelle More

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The Determinants of U.S. foreign aid allocation to Sub-Saharan Africa in the pre-terror and post-terror security environments, Brendan Mark Morris

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From main-travelled roads to Route 66: Transitions in Prairie Naturalism, Michelle Nicole Munkres

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Elements food group marketing plan, Lacey Murillo

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Female North African-French students in France: Narratives of educational experiences, Donna L. Murray

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Is virtualization an appropriate method of disaster recovery for the hospitality industry?, Manognya Murukutla

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Experimental and numerical analysis of structures with bolted joints subjected to impact load, Kumarswamy K. Nakalswamy

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Synthesis and characterization of photoactive amorphous molecular and polymeric pyridinium materials, Alexi Kamenov Nedeltchev

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Incidental music: Enhancing the emotional experience of the audience, Daniel Edward Nelson

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Embracing self service technology for hotel productivity growth, Kee Chuan Neo

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Lead risk hazards in pre-1978 childcare facilities located in Clark County, Nevada, USA, Jessica Marie Newberry

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Improved back-of-the-house processes with RFID enabled it model for hospitality industry in Singapore, Chieng We Ng

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Computational analysis for improved design of an SAE BAJA frame structure, Nagurbabu Noorbhasha

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Enhanced food marketing to children on the Internet: A content analysis, Sarah A. Ochsner

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Therapist-initiated addiction assessment procedures of marriage and family therapists in the southwest United States, Emire Olmeztoprak

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Can self service technologies work in the hotel industry in Singapore? A conceptual framework for adopting self service technology, Lixin Iris Ong

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Assessing the impact of police order maintenance units on crime: An application of the Broken Windows Hypothesis, Steven Andrew Pace

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Learning with animation and the illusion of understanding, Eugene Sam Paik

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Adapting Disneyland’s service strategy to Korea’s Everland theme park, Haesun Paik

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Ion-exchange (IX): arsenic and chromium removal from brines and removal of inorganic contaminants by specialty resins, Behrang Pakzadeh

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Preserving the past and planning the future in Pasadena, Riverside and San Bernardino, Charles Conway Palmer

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Perceptions of the tourism and hospitality industry by Singapore polytechnic hospitality students: An exploratory study, Justin Matthew Pang

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A Study on eco-friendly merchandise in a resort retail environment, Lindsey C. Patrick

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Must pay now, David C. Perkins

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An Analysis of the equity of Utah’s public school funding system, Garrick Peterson

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The Relationship between fitness level, gender, and the percentage of VO2 max at crossover, Christina Louise Pettigrew

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Total compensation practices and their relationship to hospitality employee retention, Soodchai Ting Phonsanam

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Antimicrobial activity of d-lenolate®, Andy Phui

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Automated procedures for quantification of rhizosphere physical properties in micro CT images, Natarajan S. Pillai

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Self-stabilizing leader election in dynamic networks, Hema Piniganti

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Solace in St. Louis: A case study in heroic cultural nostalgia, Amanda J. Pinney

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Exploring preservice teachers' views of intelligence, Anne Marie Poliquin

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Application of a judgment model toward measurement of clinical judgment in senior nursing students, Tiwaporn Pongmarutai

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Chemical and Electronic Structure of Surfaces and Interfaces in Compound Semiconductors, Sujitra Pookpanratana

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The Criminalization of homelessness, Sarah McKenzie Prather

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Evaluating the impacts of water conservation policies on water demand, availability and outdoor water use in the Las Vegas Valley, Kamal Qaiser

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The Interaction of rock and water during shock decompression: A hybrid model for fluidized ejecta formation, Audrey Hughes Rager

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Interaction and language development of ELL students in mainstream classrooms, Beth A. Ralston

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Vertical transmission of West Nile Virus in Culex spp. mosquitoes of Clark County, Nevada, Vivek K. Raman

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Neuropsychological and emotion processing abnormalities in bipolar disorder I and II, Carol Randall

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Wind flow modeling for wind energy analysis of the Nellis Dunes area in Nevada, Upendra Rangegowda

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Immigration and the hospitality industry, Joseph M. Rasic

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Conservation based uncertainty propagation in dynamic systems, Lillian J. Ratliff

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Reflective practice: The teacher in the mirror, Celes Raenee Rayford

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Cultural competence of RN to BSN students, Dierdre Michelle Riley

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Phyllosilicate mineralogy, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, and genesis of petrocalcic soils in the Southwest U.S.A., Colin R. Robins

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Characteristics of adolescent females sexually exploited through prostitution, Alanna Robinson

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The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster: A case study on the projected economic impact on tourism among the Gulf States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, Richard Andrew Robinson Jr.

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Evaluation of guided visualizations and the relationships among perceived stress, differentiation of self, sense of coherence, dyadic satisfaction and quality of life, Kim R. Rogers

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Vibrational spectroscopic study of the 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene at high static pressures, Edward Romano

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Gesture as an act of meaning-making: An eco-social perspective of a sheltered-English second grade classroom, Alessandro A. Rosborough

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An Examination of the life and work of Gustav Hasford, Matthew Samuel Ross

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Structures on a K3 surface, Nathan P. Rowe

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How stereotyping affects customer service, Nicole Ruiseco

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Is there evidence for the observation and use of astronomy at the Harris Site in the Mimbres Valley?, Denise Ruzicka

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A Rhetorical history of the Office of Legal Counsel, William O’Donnal Saas

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Donepezil and galanin interactions in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, Jonathan J. Sabbagh

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A Visualization approach for message passing in parallel computing systems, Arunkumar Sadasivan

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Kairotic strategema: A rhetorical investigation of Barack Obama’s 2009 health care address, Serena M. Sánchez-Wilson

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Pre-service elementary science teaching self-efficacy and teaching practices: A mixed-methods, dual-phase, embedded case study, Cheryl Ramirez Sangueza

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The Multiple-choice concept map (MCCM): An interactive computer-based assessment method, Ioan C. Sas

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Analyzing the impact of reactive transport on the repository performance of TRISO fuel, Gregory Schmidt

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Narrative comprehension for functional survival spatial relations, Paul James Schroeder III

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Genes involved in mushroom body development and behavior in Drosophila, Christine Nicole Serway

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Investigation of potential pathways and multi-cycle bioregeneration of ion-exchange resin laden with perchlorate, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki

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A Novel nonlithographic method to fabricate nanoparticles and its application in crystallization of amorphous silicon thin films, Wen Shen

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Second language inner voice and identity, Brandon Kenji Shigematsu

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Evaluating the energy and carbon footprint of water conveyance system and future water supply options for Las Vegas, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha

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Late Paleozoic deformation in the Osgood Mountains and Dry Hills, northern Nevada, Samuel A. Siebenaler

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Self-efficacy and the predictors for NCLEX-RN® success for baccalaureate nursing students, Linda Anne Silvestri

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Room rate parity: A 2010 study of U.S. booking channels, Neven Sipic

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The Efficacy of emotional and instructional support (EIS) training and consultation on Head Start teacher-child interactions, Rory Brown Sipp

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Assessing the effect of simulation models on systems learning in an introductory environmental science course, Heather J. Skaza

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Impact investigation of reactor fuel operating parameters on reactivity for use in burnup credit applications, Tanya N. Sloma

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Visual Occam: High level visualization and design of process networks, Mikolaj M. Slomka

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Speciation and spectroscopy of the uranyl and tetravalent plutonium nitrate systems: Fundamental studies and applications to used fuel reprocessing, Nicholas A. Smith

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Theoretical and computational study of time dependent scattering on a 2D surface, Michael Sohn

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“You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge”: A content analysis of The Dr. Phil Show and implications for marriage and family therapists, Barbara Ann Spanjers

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Dynamic indexing, Viswada Sripathi

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Equipping women for food service sales, Robert Stegall-Smith

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The Rhetorical Significance of Gojira, Shannon Victoria Stevens

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The Effect of self-efficacy manipulation on the efficiency, rate of perceived exertion, and affective state of runners, Isabelle Stoate

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Self-stabilizing group membership protocol, Mahesh Subedi

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Parameterizable network-on-chip emulation framework, Jaya Suseela

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Verbal and visual learning and memory deficits as trait markers for psychosis in bipolar disorder, Griffin P. Sutton

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Displacement or diffusion: A secondary analysis of the Las Vegas Safe Village Initiative, Daniel Duane Swanson