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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Feasibility and Efficacy of Virtual Darkness in Reducing Intra-Individual Sleep Variability Among Young Adults with Insomnia, Samantha Nicole Sherwood

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Re-Analysing Astronomical Alignments of Potential E Group Structures to Demonstrate the Utility of Archeoastronomy Research About the Ancient Maya, Elizabeth Karen Shikrallah

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Modeling the Mechanical Behavior and Shock Propagation of Metallic and Nanocomposite Materials, Pouya Shojaeishahmirzadi

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A Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data to Map the Impervious Surfaces of Growing Cities of Punjab, Pakistan, Binita Shrestha

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Relationship between Standardization Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Project Performance, Binit Kumar Shrestha

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Effects of Altered Somatosensory Input on Lower Limb Mechanics via Different Shoes and Barefoot Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Aaron Abraham Simon, Jynelle Marie Guerrero Arches, Megan Leigh Keohane, and Wee Jin Jed Lee

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Does Social Support Moderate the Association Between Income and Food Security Status Among Seniors Living in Southern Nevada?, Adugna Teka Siweya

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Monitored Compression Therapy: Using Smart Technology to Optimize the Treatment of Lower Extremity Swelling, James Skelly

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Accretion and Debris Disc Dynamics Around Single and Higher-Order Star Systems, Jeremy L. Smallwood

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Patient-Specific Finite Element Analysis for Mandibular Fracture Fixation, Ethan Snyder

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Implications of the Evolutionary Past on the Activities of VirB: A Key Transcriptional Regulator of Virulence Genes in Shigella flexneri, Jillian Nicole Socea

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Social Support of Mexican Immigrant Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, Angela Sojobi

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Italianness on the Strip: Stereotypes, Dreams, and Nostalgia in Las Vegas Italian-Themed Attractions, Marta Soligo

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A Study on Mukbang User’s Consuming Behavior, Hyo Geun Song

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Genomic Analysis of Paenibacillus Larvae Bacteriophages, Casey Stamereilers

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On-Chip Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy, Randy Sterbentz

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Blue Lives Matter: Identity and the Internet, Jennifer M. Stevens

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The Concept Album as Postmodern Literature: A Critical Examination of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral, Kelly E. Stith

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New Nurse Reality Shock & Early Burnout: Can Role Transition Education Received During New Nurse Residency Positively Affect Satisfaction?, Bonnie L. Stolzman

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Inter and Intra-Rater Reliability of Dance Screening Tool, Kathleen Stone and Braden Waters

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The Optimum Performance Program in Sports - Youth: A Case Study, Karolyne Bastos Stucki

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An Intervention to Improve Nurses’ Knowledge, Perceived Safety, and Confidence in Identifying and Managing Workplace Violence: A Translation of Evidence into Practice, Kayla Sullivan

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An Evaluation of Care Coordination in Reducing Depression Symptoms and Emergency Room Visits, Stacy Sumpter

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Forecasting Pedestrian Trajectory Using Deep Learning, Arsal Syed

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The Beat of a Subculture: A Study of the History and Impact of Non-pitched Percussion in Early Hip-hop, Jeffrey Michael Taylor

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Understanding and Addressing Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Misconceptions in Science Education, Nicole Juliana Thomas

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The Barbaricum Trilogy: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Deciphering Sarmatians’ Saga on the Great Hungarian Plain, Cristina Tica

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Predictors of Violent and Non-Violent Institutional Infractions of Death Row Prisoners, Tereza Trejbalová

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Scardovia Wiggsiae and Streptococcus Sobrinus Prevalence Among Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patients, Melissa Trumbo

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Examining the Experiences of LGBTQ DPT Students: A Critical Ethnography, Catherine Turner

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Prograde Metamorphism and Upper-Crustal Cooling in the Northern Panamint Range, California: New Insights into the Jurassic and Mid-Cretaceous Evolution of the Southern Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt, Elijah A. Turner

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Assessment of the Infrazygomatic Crest and Distal Infrazygomatic Crest for Bone Depth and Miniscrew Insertion, Kyle C. Tuttle

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Food Insecurity and Adiposity Among Children and Adults NHANES 2015-2016, Denise Vidal

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Machine Learning Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Data to Predict Bone Mineral Density in African American Women, Erick Githua Wakayu

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Opioid and Naloxone Training in a Rural School District, Allyson C. Waldron

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Data Analytics in Hotel and Integrated Resort Brands: An Evaluation of Past Literature and Proposed Research for the Future, Luke Andrew Walocko

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The Karen Genre: Digital Memes as an Influencer of Political and Social Discourse, Marc Wardle

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Hybridity, Ecocriticism, and Feminist Perspectives in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Sarah Warso

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Bystanders’ Willingness to Report Crimes and Cooperate with Legal Authorities: The Role of Individual and Contextual Differences, Matthew P. West

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Official Misconduct and Error Correction Mechanisms in Exonerated Death Penalty Cases, Kamali'ilani Theresa Elizabeth Wetherell

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Distributions and Habitat Associations of Blue Point Pyrgulopsis and Blue Point Tryonia, Chenoa Janine Wilcox

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Ab-Initio and Empirical Simulations of Aluminum and Copper Metal, William Wolfs

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AM-PAC Basic Mobility Inpatient Short Form (Low Function) Psychometrics/Clinimetrics, Meghan Wonderling, David Miller, and Selena Soria

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The Development of Prerequisite Skills and Concepts from Task-Based Interviews in Calculus Students with Low-Levels of Prerequisite Skills, Nicholas Wong

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What Do General and Organic Chemistry Students Consider When Making Decisions About Acids and Bases? A Phenomenographic Study, Sarah Wood

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Gambling Behaviors among VIP Hosts in Macao, Tiange Xu

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Understanding Visual Language and Visual Literacy: A Case Study of Young Children’s Meaning Making of Complex Wordless Picturebooks, Yunying Xu

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Do You Need a Break from Environmental Duties? Apply the Norm Activation Theory to Examine Pro Environmental Behaviors, Yanjia Yang

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Acoustic and Semantic Processing of Speech and Non-speech Sounds in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Breanne D. Yerkes

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Nursing Toolkit for Care of the Pediatric Patient with Suicidal Ideation, Christine Young

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Degradation of Antibiotics in Aqueous Phase Using PMS Catalytic Decomposition with Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles Immobilized in SBA-15, Ahdee Bluma Zeidman

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The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto (1959), Ying Zhang

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The Bridge from Etude to Repertoire: Hermann Six Concert Studies, Op. 18, Yuxin Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Using Novel Mouse Knockout Models to Study the Roles of ASM (Acid Sphingomyelinase) in the Regulation of Multiple Stem Cell Compartments in Vivo, Amro Abdalla

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Dosage, Mode, and Timing of Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Scoping Review, Brendan Acosta and Bradley Goins

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Rapid Detection of Toxin-Producing Cyanobacteria, Timothy Alba

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Ricky & Grams, Berthold Brock Albin

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The Impact of Electrostatic Correlations on the Electrokinetics, Elaheh Alidoosti

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Increasing Nurses' Knowledge of Advance Care Planning, Jocelyn K. Allen

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An Investigation into Multi-View Error Correcting Output Code Classifiers Applied to Organ Tissue Classification, Daniel Alvarez

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Stress and Coping in Food-Insecure African Americans in Clark County, Nevada, Johanna Andrews

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Perceptions of the Built Environment Among Older Adults Who Live in Age-Restricted Communities Compared to Those Who Do Not in Southern Nevada, Sandra Annan

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Training Design Enhancement through Training Evaluation: Effects on Training Transfer, Elham Arabi

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The Relationship Between Teacher Identity and Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools: A Multiple Case Study, Michelle A. Arroyo

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Current-Mode Photon-Counting Circuit with SiGe BiCMOS Input Stage, Gonzalo Guadalupe Arteaga

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Patient and Facility Perceptions on the Feasibility of a Student-Run Pro-Bono Back-School for Uninsured Patients with Low Back Pain, Javier Ascanio-Pellon, Sofia Cruz, Lauren Liebert, and Trevor Pacuk

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Analysis of Blockchain-Based Storage Systems, Phillipe Austria

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Change of Venue: An Exploratory, Multistage Evaluation that Examines the Impact of Change Based on the Shared Experiences of the Toe Tag Monologues, Lisa Ann Baaske

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Identifying School Climate Predictors of School Absenteeism, Victoria Bacon

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Network Analysis of Cognitive Symptom Domains in Alzheimer's Disease (AD), Abigail Rose Baily

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Tectonic Evolution of the Tucki Mountain Metamorphic Core Complex, Southeastern California: Evidence for Late Cretaceous Extension within the Sevier-Laramide Orogen, William Killey Barba

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Motivational Predictors of Academic Risk-Taking, Danette Dee Barber

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Transitioning For Success: A Pilot Program for New Nurse Graduates in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Valerie Charisa Barboa

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The Relationship between Tree Canopy and Social Capital on Physical Activity in UNLV Students, Melissa Bartshe

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Brain Volumes and Dual-Task Performance Correlates Among Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Jon Basterrechea, Daniel Krist, Caitlin Moreland, and Morgan Wise

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Assessing the Health and Financial Burden of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Among All Payer Inpatient Pediatric Discharges in Nevada, Kavita Batra

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Development and Initial Validation of the Veterans Educational Transition Scale (VETS): A Brief Scale to Predict Successful Transition of Student Veterans to College, Lisa Beckman

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The Effect of Asynchronous versus Synchronous Online Course Delivery on HESI Scores and Student Engagement for Rural Pre-Licensure Nursing Students, Susan Luke Belliston

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Understanding the Professional Experiences of White Jewish Women in Higher Education: An Intrinsic Case Study Analysis, Janna M. Bernstein

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Analysis of High-Speed Rail Operations Using Vissim Simulation to Determine Access Charges and the Impact of Incidents on a Shared Network, Komal Sree Teja Boyapati

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Improving Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Older Adult Population Utilizing Shared Medical Appointments in Primary Care Setting, Mailo Brantner

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Globalization: A Veto Player Perspective, Alec Brown

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Assessing the Cost-Benefit of Hiring a DEU-Prepared RN Graduate: Does it Help Reduce Organizational Costs?, Tonya D. Bryant

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Validation of Novel Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment with Silicone Gel Experimental Models, Dustin Walter Burd

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An Integrative Assessment of Post-Migratory Health and Violence at Point of Pines Pueblo (A.D. 1265-1450), Maryann Calleja

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The Factor Structures of Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligences Relative to General Intelligence and Personality, Nicholas Carfagno

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Oral Localization of Scardovia Wiggsiae, Graydon Ramos Carr

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Chemical and Electronic Surface Structure of Chalcopyrite-Based Thin Films for Solar Water Splitting, James C. Carter

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Utilizing Breathing Techniques to Maximize Training Performance, Peyton Cater

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Discrete Vortex Modeling of Aerodynamic Flutter of a Flat Plate with Damped Oscillations, Emma Chao

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An Examination of the History and Evolution of Senior Adult Theatre accomplishments that Impact Intergenerational Theatre of the 21st Century, William Français Charette

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Supporting the Visible Minority: Factors That Impact Part-time Faculty Intent to Leave, Michelle Marie Dominguez Chavez

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Development of CO2 Laser-Heating for the Study of Wide Band Gap Oxide Materials, Christian Matthew Childs

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A Framework for Vector-Weighted Deep Neural Networks, Carter Chiu

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Exploring the Attitudes of Students Enrolled in a Teacher Certification Program through a Disability Awareness Documentary Film Intervention, Eunhye Choi

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Machine Learning for Prediction of Trabecular and Cortical Bone Mineral Density, Partha Chudal

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Exploring Mystery Shopping's Perceived Impacts on Integrated Resort Employees and Managers, Yoonju Chung

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Can Desert Mosses Hide from Climate Change? The Ecophysiological Importance of Habitat Buffering & Water Relations to a Keystone Biocrust Moss in the Mojave Desert, Theresa Ann Clark

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Middle Powers, Capital Subscriptions, and the Inter-American Development Bank, Aaron Coates

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The Economy of (Dis)Honor in the Americas: A Transnational Rupturing of American Literature through Faulkner, García Márquez, and Silko, Clayton Neil Cobb