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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking, Erick Albert William Rogers

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Association Between Patient Ability in Activities of Daily Living at Hospital Admission and Key Indicators, Stephanie Rosen and Amber Steele

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Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults, Nicholas Andrew Ross

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Sad Water and Sand, Karli Tokala Rouse

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Bayesian Variable Selection Methods for Genome-Wide Association Studies with Categorical Phenotypes, Benazir Rowe

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Thinking About Thinking: Children’s Awareness and Development of Metacognitive Emotion Regulation, Reilly Rowland

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Revolution: A Case Study of Public Policy in the Nevada Legislature, Caitlin J. Saladino

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Effects of Wildfire on Plant and Insect Pollinator Communities in the Mojave Desert, Nha Trang Vivian Sam

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Narratives of Belonging and Citizenship: Race and Gender in the Hemispheric American Novel, Ariel Jade Santos

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Examination of Factors Reported by Athletes to Interfere with Their Lives Outside of Sports, Jesse Scott

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Fluctuating Cohesion: A Grounded Theory Study of Nursing Students Engaged in a Hybrid Debriefing Format, Carol Lynn Senette

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The Influence of Motivational and Attentional Focus Factors on Throwing Accuracy in Elite Softball Athletes, Jacquelyn Sertic

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Transposable Element Expression in Human Embryo Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data, Corinne Sexton

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Comparison of Digital Treatment Setups and Final Treatment Outcomes of Class II Division 1 Malocclusions Treated with Premolar Extractions, Sogol Shantiyai

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery Implementation at Utah Valley Hospital, Ryan Sharp

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Exploration of the Intersection of Social Identities of Female Leaders in Postsecondary Education: A Phenomenological Approach, Sara Shaw

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Infiltration into Water-Repellent Sand: The Role of Sorptivity, Rose Marie Shillito

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A Combined Approach to Evaluating Student Engagement in a Virtual Laboratory Environment, Aster Sigel

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Design and Fabrication of a 6-Bit Current-Mode ADC for Lidar and High-Speed Applications, Jason Silic

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Patients Enabled, Engaged, and Empowered: Implementation of a Mobile Patient Engagement Technology, Jud Simonds

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Investigations of Technetium Metal and the Synthesis of Binary Technetium Nitrides under Extreme Conditions, Emily Siska

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The Dynamic Control Platform: Reinventing the Wheel, One Leg at a Time, Angel Javier Solis

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The Transformation of Edgar Huntly: An American Awakening, Willie C. Sosa

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Losing Our Faculties: Academic Labor in the Corporate Academy, Mark L. Spinrad

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Exploring the Lived Experience of Early-Career Millennial Nursing Faculty: Deriving Meaning From Their Perspective, Adrian Stamps

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Menstrual Cycle Changes in Dysregulated Eating Symptoms, Kimberly S. Stevens

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Gen-Foam Multiphysics Model Development for Molten Salt Reactors, Jeffrey Stewart

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The Cello Concertos of Karl Davydov (1838–1889): Historical Context and Pedagogical Rol, Adam Matthew Stiber

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Microbe-Mineral Interactions During Exceptional Fossil Preservation, Stromatolite Formation, and Desert Varnish Growth, Michael Strange

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Becoming Myself: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study of the Gender Transition Experiences of Practicing Nurses, Rhiannon Dawn Sullivan

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HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Using H.A.M. Applicator, Timothy Richard Thatcher

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Resisting ‘Raid-and-Rescue’: Capturing the Ideograph of Victimhood in Nevada Law A.B. 166, Samantha Thies

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Tales of Thriving: Identifying the Underpinnings of Women's Success in STEM Careers, Sarah E. Thoman

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The ProcessJ C++ Runtime System and Code Generator, Alexander Christian Thomason

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Changing Paradigms: Creating an Apache Borderland Cattle Economy, 1730-1799, Jenni Tifft-Ochoa

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Patient, Student, and Faculty Perceptions of a Student Led Pro-Bono Education and Treatment Based Back School for Uninsured Nevadans, James Tingey, Daniel Tiano, Rebecca Templeton, and Meagan Duncan

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The Short and Long-Term Effectiveness of Online Sales Promotion Type and Fit in Hotels, Esra Topcuoglu

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Excavating Gender: The Embodiment and (Re)presentation of Social Relations in Mierzanowice Communities of the Early Bronze Age, Mark Paul Toussaint

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Initial Measurements on the Effect of Stress on P- and S-wave Velocities in Olivine, Taryn Traylor

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Investigating the Mechanisms Responsible for Cephalosporin Resistance in Clostridioides difficile Strain 630, Lara Anna Turello

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Shakespeare’s As You like It and James Cameron’s Avatar: Reharmonizing Society with Nature, Erin Rebecca Turner

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Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Gait and Balance Post-Stroke, Leonard Ubalde, Jordon Jacklin, Peyton Hobson, and Sara Wright-Avila

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Front-End CMOS Transimpedance Amplifiers on a Silicon Photomultiplier Resistant to Fast Neutron Fluence, Mario Valles Montenegro

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Beginning the Baroque Bassoon: A Contemporary Approach, Elizabeth Ellen Valvano

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Gender and Race in Four Contemporary Productions of The Duchess of Malfi and Antony and Cleopatra, Dorothy Christine Vanderford

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A Comparison of Lateral Cephalometric and Arch Dimension Changes in Patients with Class II Malocclusions Treated With 2-Premolar and 4-Premolar Extraction Patterns, Melissa Marie Ven Dange

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Reflections of an Early Literacy Professional Learning Community: An Interactional Ethnographic Case Study of Transforming Pedagogy through Reflective Practice, Carly Waters

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An Exploration of the Numeracy Skills Required for Safe, Quality Nursing Practice, Anna Wendel

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High Pressure Synchrotron XRD, NFS, and NRIXS studies of FeSb2, Melanie Alden White

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Influence of Curricular Organization on Cognitive Load and Student Performance in Online Learning Environments, Michael Wilder

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Memory and Stereotypes for Lesbian/Gay Characters, Amber Rose Williams

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Developing the Young Dramatic Soprano Voice Ages 15-22, Monica Ariane Williams

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The Effectiveness of Implementing a Collegiate Dance Clinic at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Quinn Williams, Kristin Allman, Matthew McArthur, and Ryan Yim

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An Evaluation of Bank Storage at Lake Mead Reservoir in the Southwest United States, Jon Woodrow Wilson

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Disrupting the Traditional Dating Discourse: Expanding the Romantic Relationship Narrative, Brooke Wolfe

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Dark Tetrad Responses to Moral Dilemmas, Kayli Wrenn

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Coping on the Fly: School Psychologists' Perceptions of Cultural Competence, Jennifer Wynn

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Detection of SNPS Associated with Bone Loss Rate by Using Machine Learning Approaches, Avinash Yaganapu

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Developments of Machine Learning Potentials for Atomistic Simulations, Howard Yanxon

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Organizational Symbolism and Employee Immersion, a Mixed Methods Investigation of Organizational Socialization Efficacy in the Hotel Industry, Jeffrey Michael Yedlin

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Epistemic Aspects of Engineering for K-12 Education, Ezgi Yesilyurt

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Equivalences of Determinacy Between Levels of the Borel Hierarchy and Long Games, and Some Generalizations, Katherine Aimee Yost

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Resilience and the Mental Health of Bullying Victims: The Role of Peer Relationships on the Relation between Bullying Victimization and Social Anxiety, Michelle Catherine Zochowski

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The Impact and Influence of The Diary Of Anne Frank on Middle and High School Students, Norma Jane Zuckerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Neurodynamics under Different Walking Speeds in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Corey Ackley, Kiley Aki, Joshua Arias, and Jassie Trinh

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Disordered Eating and Body Dysmorphic Concerns in Asian American Women: Sociocultural and Culture-Specific Predictors, Liya Akoury

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Restructuring of the Axon Initial Segment in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Effect of Physical Therapy on Patient Self-Reported Outcomes and Perceptions of Mobility After Lower Extremity Amputations, Gregory Amaya, Rosman Gante, Zachary Meinzer, and Abbas Sadrossadat

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Factors Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada, Julia Lorraine Anderson

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The Symbolism of Play Behavior in Child-Centered Play Therapy, Kaitlin Andrewjeski

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Does It Mean? Gene Wolfe: Perverse Puzzle Maker, Marc Anthony Aramini

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Virtually Healthy: Using Virtual Ethnography to Survey Healthcare Seeking Practices of Transgender Individuals Online, Rogelio Arenas

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One-Handed Works: Historical Background, Injury Awareness and a Study of Selected Works, Zheni Georgieva Atanasova

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Petrogenesis of Unusual Occurrence of Amphibole Asbestos in Mohave County, Arizona and Clark County, Nevada, Tomoyo Austin

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Microstructural Effects on Photocatalytic Performance in Ag3PO4/Bi2MoO6 Z-Scheme Photocatalyst Systems, Kaleab Mengesha Ayalew

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Analysis of Spheno-Occipital Synchondrosis (SOS) Fusion in a Contemporary Southern Nevada Subadult Hispanic Population Using Archival Cone-Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) Images, Megan Baker

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Classification of Vegetation in Aerial Imagery via Neural Network, Gevand Balayan

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Mojave Desert Ecosystem Recovery: Potency of Biotic and Abiotic Restoration Methods in Low Elevation Plant Communities, Mary Amanda Balogh

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Application of Semi-Hydrophobic Layers to Decrease Bare Soil Evaporation, Jesse Lee Barnes

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A Novel Feature Maps Covariance Minimization Approach for Advancing Convolutional Neural Network Performance, Bikram Basnet

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On Muddy Banks: An Ecoethnography of a River Island Community, Nicholas Baxter

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Trauma and Its Shadow: The History of Flashbacks, David Becker

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Face Affect Perception in Schizophrenia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lisa Beckman

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Trade-Offs Between Survival and Reproduction in Starvation-Selected Drosophila Melanogaster, Tammara Beeghly

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Performance Modeling of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Zigzag-Channel Printed Circuit Heat Exchangers, Katrine Birgitte Bennett

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Exploring Transitions Back and into College: Stories of Adult Women, Laura Bennett

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The Experience of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder During the Transition to Middle School, Hannah M. Berry

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Machine Learning Approach for Prediction of Bone Mineral Density and Fragility Fracture in Osteoporosis, Bibek Bhattarai

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Permutation Flow Shop via Simulated Annealing and NEH, Pooja Bhatt

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Meal Duration: Implications for Restaurant Revenue Management, Dale F. Billings

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Triglyceride Metabolism Following Oral Fat Tolerance Tests of Varying Fat Content in Adults, Nathaniel Glen Bodell

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Eyes on the Street: Los Angeles Police Department Surveillance, Policing, and Crime in Black South Central from William Parker to Rodney King, Stephen Bohigian

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Reconciling Incongruencies: Examining the Meaning and Influencing Factors of Oncology Nurses' Professional Quality of Life, Rebecca Lynne Boni

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Reduced GABAergic Signaling at the Axon Initial Segment Decreases Vigilance State Transitioning, Austin John Boren

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Zirconium Tetrachloride, Fundamental Chemistry and Nuclear Fuel Cycle, Rosendo Borjas Nevarez

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Factors that Influence Nontraditional Adult Learners' Online Course Persistence: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Millicent D. Braxton

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Dental Age Estimation of a Southern Nevada Hispanic Non-Adult Population Employing the London Atlas to Evaluate Archival Orthodontic Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Images, Haley Buchanan

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Large Group Video Modeling: Increasing Social Interactions in an Inclusive Head Start Classroom, Jennifer Margaret Buchter

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A Retrospective Survey of Exercise Habits in Low-Income Female Senior Citizens, Kelly L. Bumgarner

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Email is Alive: How to Communicate with Graduate College Students, Valarie C. Burke