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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Taiwanese gambling behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes, Che Hao Chang

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The Luxury casino hotel dynamic price strategy practices for the FIT customer segment, Lei Chen

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Perspectives on timeshare ownership: An exploratory study of markets in China, Kai-Li Chi

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Americans abroad: International hospitality careers, Julienne Chranowski

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Passage and initial implementation of the supplemental educational services element of the No Child Left Behind Act: An historical inquiry study, Brad D. Christensen

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Chinese transnationalism and the creation of a liberal public sphere, Lanelle Elizabeth Christman

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The impact of leadership and culture on student achievement: A case study of a successful rural school district, Donald Jay Clark

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Design and fabrication of a small prototype airframe structure, Kimberly Lynn Clark

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Wraith Walking, Jason Coley

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Investigation of plant water use in the Great Basin, NV, Benjamin Conrad

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Increasing skill performances of problem-solving in students with intellectual disabilities, Debra Lynn Cote

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An evaluation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus survival on five environmental surfaces under two different humidities, with and without the addition of bovine serum albumin, Courtney Ann Coughenour

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The Role of tuition in financing higher education, Jay Craddock, Amjad Kisswani, Krista Kurvers, Hillery Leslie, Kumiko Primm, and Abigal Sills

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Integrated responses of crustaceans inhabiting estuaries to the challenges of feeding and digestion in low salinity, Daniel Luke Curtis

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Diversity issues in recruitment and retention of clients for parenting classes, Rachel Elizabeth Davis

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Program evaluation of help Las Vegas Genesis Apartments, Shauna Davis, Bristol Ellington, Alexis Mussi, and Jason LaMarr Wasden

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AAA Five Diamond Designation: Is it worthwhile to convert?, Jayme Elizabeth Deck Weight

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The Role of cultural and change during mergers and acquisitions: Bringing the pride back, Geoffrey W. Denight Jr

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Experimental and numerical study of a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer for hydrogen production, Sachin S. Deshmukh

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Magnetic sensors for biodetection, Pranjali Vineet Sneha Deshpande

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So tell me, what's different but the skin I'm in? Seven adolescent black girls making sense of their experiences in an online school book club featuring African American young adult literature, Benita Rutonya Dillard

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The Sheep Pass Formation, a record of late Cretaceous and paleogene extension within the Sevier hinterland, East-Central Nevada, Peter Alexander Druschke

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Predictors of HPV Knowledge and Awareness in Rural America, Melanee Dulfon

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Update to ANSI/ANS-6.4.3-1991 for low-Z and compound materials and review of particle transport theory, Luis Durani

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Adult estimation, eye movements and math anxiety, Robert T. Durette

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The Curious case of Jim McGreevey, Justin Eckstein

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HopeLink: A program evaluation, Cheryl Edwards, Telma Lopez, Bryan Osborne, and Erik Pappa

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Democracy and the environment in Latin America, Javier Albert Escamilla

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Investigation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy for the Detection of Breast Cancer, Robert Thomas Etnire

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Notions of distance: Communication constraints in long-distance dating relationships, Jenny Marie Farrell

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Effects of explicit subtraction instruction on fifth grade students with learning disabilities, Danielle Ferreira

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Exploring the effects of online instruction on reading comprehension achievement of students with learning disabilities, Nancy Shuman Fitzgerald

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Distribution and site selection of Le Conte's and Crissal thrashers in the Mojave Desert: A multi-model approach, Dawn Marie Fletcher

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The Financial performance of two Singapore boutique hotels: A comparative analysis, Kah Seng Fong

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Ground reaction forces for children running in different shoes, Dana Forrest

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Provenance of the Miocene-Pliocene Muddy Creek Formation near Mesquite, Nevada, Steven Wayne Forrester

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Exploring the impact of economic downturn and method to increase hotel sales department revenues, Amy Forss

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Stigma Cities: Dystopian Urban Identities In The United States West And South In The Twentieth Century, Jonathan Lavon Foster

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Parametric study of efficiency measures for home energy conservation in Las Vegas, Nevada, Todd M. France

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The Cuban Missile Crisis Speech: An analysis of text evolution, Ashlyn Gentry

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Characterization of iron oxide thin films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, Kyle Eustace Nelson George

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Sensory imagery and aesthetic affect in the poetry of Keats, Hopkins, and Eliot, Clare Louis Gerlach

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Zoroastrians on the Internet, a quiet social movement: Ethnography of a virtual community, Helen Gerth

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Parental abduction from the perspective of the victims: Implications for counselors, Mary Jo L. Gibbs

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A Church without walls: Finding community in Central Christian Church's online campus, Kayla Jo Gilmore

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From school to practice: The meaning of nurses' holistic comfort, Michal Goodwin

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Bending of woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions, John O. Goreham

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Evaluation of extraction chromatography resins for rapid actinide analysis, Julie Marisa Gostic

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"The Varied carols I hear": The music of the New Deal in the West, Peter L. Gough

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"Divine William" and the master: The influence of Shakespeare on the novels of Henry James, Amy M. Green

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An Evaluation of plastic toys for lead contamination in day care centers in the Las Vegas valley, Joseph Alan Greenway

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X-ray diffraction study of dysprosium single crystal samples in a Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC), Ognjen Grubor-Urosevic

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Statistical inferences for functions of parameters of several pareto and exponential populations with application in data traffic, Sumith Gunasekera

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Modulated nanopores using pulse anodization on thin aluminum, Mahesh Babu Gunukula

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Individual copper nanowire decorated by gold nanoparticles for Surface enhanced Raman scattering, Roshan Guttikonda

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Assessing Completion Rates of EMT-Basic Students Using the Self-Directed Search, Rod Hackwith

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Patient-focused research: Examining the psychotherapist as a feedback receiver, Michael Haderlie

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An On-sun parametric study of solar hydrogen production using WO3 photoanodes, Christopher K. Halford

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The Efficacy of fragrance use for enhancing the slot machine gaming experience of casino patrons, Gael D. Hancock

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Water use and natural limits in the Las Vegas Valley: A history of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Christian Harrison

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Effects of mechanical and metallurgical variables on creep, fracture toughness and crack growth behavior of Alloy 617, Muhammad Hasibul Hasan

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Internal communication in organizations and employee engagement, Lynn Kalani Terumi Hayase

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Trends in asthma health care utilization at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, 2000-2007, Aishia Tennille Henderson

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Relationships and dropping out: The voice of at-risk youth, Robert Thomas Henry

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Identifying biomarkers for resistance to novel cisplatin analogues in human lung, breast and prostate cancers, Becky Michelle Hess

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A Palestinian state, Jennifer A. Hileman-Tabios

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Predisposition factors of career and technical education transfer students: A hermeneutic phenomenology study, Warren Glen Hioki

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Spectroscopic investigation of palladium-copper bimetallic systems for PEM fuel cell catalysts, Timo Hofmann

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Zirconia-magnesia inert matrix fuel and waste form: Synthesis, characterization and chemical performance in an advanced fuel cycle, Kiel Steven Holliday

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Study of corrosion of materials in the sulfur-iodine hydrogen production cycle, Thao Trung Ho

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Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the genus Richardsonius, Derek Dee Houston

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Mineralogy and micromorphology of an Atacama Desert soil, Chile: A model for hyperarid pedogenesis, Michael S. Howell

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Organization by form: Applying systems theory to urbanization, Michael Patrick Howe

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Analyzing policy issues in presidential speeches and the media: An Agenda-setting study, Jessica L. Hughes

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Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol

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Optimal design of discrete-time delta sigma modulators, Matthew Edward Jackson

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Quality assurance policies in the European Higher Education Area: A comparative case study, Joanna Maria Jezierska

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Descriptive Expierence Sampling Of Individuals With Bulimia Nervosa, Sharon Jones-Forrester

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African American parental beliefs about resiliency: A Delphi study, Vita L. Jones

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Empirically derived formulas to predict indoor maximum, average, and minimum temperatures in roofpond buildings using minimum climatic information, Ibrahim Kivarkis Kako

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Leadership Skills and Challenges in Hospitality Management Education, Valentini Kalargyrou

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Communication technologies: Diffusion of online news use and credibility among young web users in the information age, Chee Youn Kang

Identifying the critical components of internal rebranding in a hotel casino, Sandra Kania

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An Examination of body composition measurement methods in children, Robert Kaplan

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Optimization of channel geometry in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, Jephanya Kasukurthi

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A study of relevance feedback in vector space model, Deepthi Katta

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A Validation study of Risk Management Systems, Bridget Kelly

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City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement commission on accreditation of law enforcement accreditation program evaluation report, Karen Kelly, Cecelia McNeely, and Sandy Seda

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Optimization of the microprecipitation procedure for nuclear forensics applications, Lyndsey Renee Kelly

A Comprehensive structural model of factors influencing customers' intention to use biometrics in the hospitality industry, Jungsun Kim

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Travelocity and the opaque booking model: New ways to stimulate incremental revenue, Greg Kinchen

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Cost-effective training and development programs in the hotel industry during a recessionary period, Fiona Clementine King

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The synthesis and systematic evaluation of modified polymeric foams and electrically conductive polyimide/carbon/metal films, John Macharia Kinyanjui

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Examining the impact of drug court participation for moderate and high risk offenders, Kara Kobus

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Paradigmatic recrudescence: Classical realism in the age of globalization, Nerses Kopalyan

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Two-tank indirect thermal storage designs for solar parabolic trough power plants, Joseph E. Kopp

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Sequence and chemostratigraphic study across the basal Eureka Quartzite unconformity in the Great Basin, Nevada: Implications for the origin of the Late Ordovician carbon isotope excursion, Apostolos Paul Kosmidis

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Mercury concentrations in muscle tissue from sportfish in Lake Mead, Nevada, Joanna L. Kramer

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System architecture for an intelligent implantable bio-telemetry device, Karthik Kumar Nattamai Kumaresan

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Structural Attributes Associated with the Prevalence of Hate Groups: A State-Level Analysis, Paula Jean Kutneski