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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Experiences of Violence and Captivity: Labor Divisions at La Plata (Ad 600-1250), Kathleen D. Stansbury

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Implementing The Use of Lesson Plan Templates Within the Mentorship Program for Dignity Health Hand Therapists, Ronell Matthew Sueno

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Supervision in the Digital Age: Online Sexual Solicitation of Children and Youth, Kaitlyn Taylor Swanberg

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The Issue of Communicability in Guerra-Peixe’s 1947 Solo Violin Works, Lucas Henrique Teixeira Martins

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Development and Usefulness of an Advocacy Toolkit to Promote Systems-Level Advocacy among Occupational Therapy Students in Nevada, Mary Angela Mendoza Terencio

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High Clearance Collision-Free Paths, Barun Thapa

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Restorative Justice Implementation: Examining the Effects of White Fragility and Race on Implementation of Restorative Justice Practices in Schools, Heather M. Thompson

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Exploring the Usefulness of the Alert Program on Children with Developmental Delays or Disabilities at Positively Kids, Ashley Cassandra Manabat Tolentino

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No Scrubs: Nursing Applicant Trajectories After Rejection, Jennifer Torgerson

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The Effects of Habitat Isolation on Fine-Scale Genetic and Geographic Structure of Populations of Two Threatened Endemic Insects in Southern Nevada, Pseudocotalpa giulianii and Icaricia shasta charlestonensis, Kristen Tovar

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Multiple Approaches to Examining Gender Norms in Romantic Relationships, Carrie Underwood

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A Kinesio Tape ® Protocol to Improve Postural Stability and Mouth Closure for Feeding and Eating in Children with Cerebral Palsy, Ariana Naomi Valdez

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Simulating Condensation in the Theory of Classical Nucleation, David Vallet

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Examining the Effects of Perspective-Taking and Empathetic Concern on Attractiveness Biases in Millennial and Generation X Adults, Stephanie Verba-Quinones

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Benchmarking and Practical Evaluation of Machine and Statistical Learning Methods in Credit Scoring: A Method Selection Perspective, Gwen Verbeck

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The In/visible Stockade: Sex Offender Management, Governmentality, and the Search for Normal Life, Christopher Wakefield

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An Investigation of Soft Electrohydraulic Actuators: Theory, Characterization, and Conceptual Applications, Alexandrea Washington

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Mob Family Proteins and Tricornered Kinase Are Required to Form Dorsal Appendages of the Drosophila Eggshell, Keala H. D. Watson

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Offender Reintegration in Nevada: A Longitudinal Study Focusing on Transitional Challenges, Reentry Capital, and Recidivism, Carolyn S. Willis

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The Role of Small Puebloan Architectural Sites on the Southern Shivwits Plateau, William M. Willis

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Systems Dynamics of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Hippocampus in Behavioral Switching, Spatial Working Memory, and Disease, Ryan Wirt

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Development and Initial Validation of the Mindful Self-Regulated Learning Scale (m-SRLS), Sarah Wolff

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Musculoskeletal Injury Concealment in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Joshua D. Wooldridge

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Development of a MetaPGS for Accurate Prediction of Osteoporotic Fracture, Xiangxue Xiao

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Polygenic Risk Score Development and Validation for Early Detection and Risk Stratification of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis in Postmenopausal Women, Yingke Xu

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An Adolescent Concussion Management Toolkit for Occupational Therapists, Coby Yoshimura

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Acute Effects of Post-Activation Potentiation on Increasing Bat Velocity in Competitive Baseball Players: A Case Series, Phillipp Yu, John MacDonald, and Katrina Myers

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Asian Culture in Western Music: Piano Music by Tan Dun and Bright Sheng, Guqi Zhang

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The Framing Effects of In-Flight Workplace Sexual Harassment Awareness Campaigns on Passengers’ Attitudes and Reporting Intentions, Yunxuan Zhang

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Decision Making Under Uncertainty – Percieved House Edge or Game Outcome, Haocheng Zhou

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Analysis and Application of Finite Element and High-Order Finite Difference Methods for Maxwell’s Equations in Complex Media, Li Zhu

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The Importance of an Educational Occupation-Based Work program for Young Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, Jennifer Zielinski

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Fear of Recurrence as a Mediator of Illness Perception and Perceived Stress in Acute Myocardial Infarction Survivors, Sarah E. Zvonar

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Parent-Mediated Intervention to Teach a Generalized Repertoire of Auditory Tacts to a Child with Autism, Hazim Aal Ismail

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Fault Development and Interaction by Compaction, Tectonism, and Linkage: Examples from Quaternary Fault Development in Southern Nevada, Shaimaa Mohamed Ali Abdelhaleem

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Polar Alignment of Massive Retrograde Circumbinary Discs, Charles Abod

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Nexuscapes: A Landscape Approach for a Transdisciplinary Water-Energy-Food Nexus Decision-Making Process, Fortino Acosta

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“Failure Is Not an Option”: Sub-Saharan African International Graduate Students’ Experiences in U.S. Higher Education Institutions, Alfred Acquah

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Diurnal Regulation of Exercise-Induced Myocardial Signaling and Transcription, Charli Aguilar

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Combining Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports with Cultural Responsiveness: A Framework to Reduce Teachers’ Cultural Bias and Decrease Discipline Disproportionality among Black Elementary Males, Jaymes Aimetti

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Physics of Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary-Neutron-Star Mergers, Shunke Ai

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Self-Reported Covid-19 Diagnosis and Severity and Its Association with Utilization of And Delays in Needed Medical Care, Mohammad Hesam Alavi

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A Control Integrated Circuit for a Hysteretic Flyback Power Converter, Armani Alvarez

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Perceived Value of Acute Care Physical Therapy, Juliana Amenta, Andrew Falcinelli, Erin Heenan, and Hannah Kendall

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Activity-Based Intervention and One-to-one Correspondence for Children with Developmental Delays, Cyndy Anang

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The Effect of Attachment Design and Aligner Material on the Efficiency of Maxillary Canine Distalization in Premolar Extraction Cases, Najem Anbari

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The Emergence of Serviced Apartments/Apart-Hotels and Opportunities Post COVID-19, Ding Jie Ang

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The Effects of Coaching Provided Via Video-Conferencing to Caregivers of Children with ASD, Kendra L. Antill

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Increasing Utilization of Otago Fall Prevention Program by Nevada Physical Therapists: A Service-Learning Project, Jared Apostol, Erica Mooy Brown, and Danielle Uptain

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Association Between Arthritis and Yoga Among Veterans, Anupreet Arora

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Identification of Factors Contributing to Traffic Crashes by Analysis of Text Narratives, Cristian D. Arteaga-Sanchez

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Utilizing Nonparametric Statistical Methods to Inform Equitable and Inclusive MTSS Models of School Attendance/Problems, Victoria Bacon

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What Can General Chemistry Students Learn from External Representations of Acid- Base Titrations?, Nicole Baldwin

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The Model Minority Myth and The Mental Well-Being of Academically Struggling Asian Americans, Jan Michael Roa Ballesteros

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Trace Element Behaviors During Igneous Evolution and Hydrothermal Alteration of an Evolved Rhyolite, the Blawn Formation, Wah Wah Mountains, Utah: Implications for Critical Metal Abundances in Highly Evolved Rhyolites, Drew William Barkoff

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Screwball, Nicholas Barnette

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Dust-Gas Dynamics Driven By the Streaming Instability with Various Pressure Gradients, Stanley Antedio Baronett

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Developing Vocal Agility of Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano Voices Through the Neglected Repertoire of French Opéra Comique, Valentine Baron

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The Effects of a Telehealth Exercise Intervention on Balance in Adults with Down Syndrome, Mark Barton, Kristina Guerrero, Andrew Martinez, and Alexandria Umagat

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Efficacy and Benefits of Providing a Screening Clinic for Performing Arts Students, Shaun Bean, Joanna Centeno, and Elizabeth Williams

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Improving Nurse Self-Efficacy Regarding Depression among Cardiovascular Disease Patients: An Education Intervention, Presten Beatty

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Stability of Neurocognitive Abilities in Heterogeneous Subgroups of Schizophrenia, Megan L. Becker Wright

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Survey of the Knowledge, Concerns, and Training of Transit Personnel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elena A. Bejinariu

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Zooarchaeological Analysis of Subsistence Practices at the Lake Roberts Vista Site (LA71877) Gila National Forest, New Mexico, Laura A. Benedict

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Examining the Role of Prosocial Tendencies and Social Anxiety in Hazardous Drinking Practices Among College Students, Helena M. Berlin

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The Limits of Critical Rhetoric: Towards a Postcritical Orientation, James Bezotte

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A Development of a Game-Theoretic Artificially Intelligent Neural Network Revenue Management Forecasting Model, Fatemeh Binesh

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Teaching Medication Reconciliation to Nursing Students Through Live Actor Simulation, Tamara Boll

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Direction of Attentional Focus in Prosthetic Training: Current Practice and Potential for Improving Motor Learning in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss, Alexander Bonczyk, Maria Katrina Tillada Dimapilis, Sarah Partridge, and Samantha Ruiz

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Health Care Provider Self-Efficacy in Rural Primary Pediatric Care Clinics through Training Intervention, Alison Borgsmiller

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Leaving Babylon: A Memoir of Repatriation, Soni Brinsko

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Application of Experimentally Calibrated Numerical Models for Prediction of Composite Masonry Prism Strength, James Bristow

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Exodus Arena: Cashman Field and the (Re)Development of Sports and Recreation in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, Ryan Browar

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Essential Tools For Sustainability of a Student-led, Pro-Bono Back School, Cory Brown, Rosalie Gutierrez, Jennifer Montes, and Rondale Scruggs

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The Influence of Volga Tatar Folk Music and Soviet Cultural Policies on the Orchestral Composers of Kazan, Jane Katherine Brown

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A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Queer Appropriation in Digital Spaces, Derek Bryant

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Classroom Management Practices Appropriate to Children of Military Families: A Case Study, Felicia Bucher

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Beyond the Numbers: A Deeper Dive into the Dearth of Girls and Women in STEM, Jennifer John Buck

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Horse Loose: Essays on Fear and Attachment, Alyse Burnside

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Measuring Social Studies Teacher Self-Efficacy: Development of a Valid, Reliable, and Fair Social Studies Self-Efficacy Scale, Leona Calkins

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The Effects of a Dedicated Education Unit on Nurse Retention and Turnover, Cherilyn Campbell

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The Experiences of Pell Grant Students Who Lose Aid: A Mixed Methods Study, Jaime Carbajal, Jr.

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices on Mathematical Discourse for Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms, Gloria A. Carcoba Falomir

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Age and Genesis of W-Mo-Cu Mineralization, Gold Hill, Utah, Nathan J. Carey

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Political Discussion and Disagreement: Seeking Validation Through News Media, Michael Carmona

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Family-Centered Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Oncology Patients, Jessica W. Casey

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Towards Highly Sensitive Capacitance Measurements of a Quantum Anomalous Hall Phase in Van Der Waal Heterostructures, Kayla Cerminara

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Radiomic Features to Predict Overall Survival Time for Patients with Glioblastoma Brain Tumors Based on Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods, Lina Chato

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A Performer’s Guide to Richard Danielpour’s Spirits In The Well: A Cycle of Four Songs for Soprano and Piano with Lyrics by Toni Morrison, Christina Louise Chenes

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Terrestrial Planet Formation in M-dwarf and Binary Star Systems, Anna C. Childs

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An Examination of Interactions of U.S. Players with Offshore Gambling Sites and Online Casino Reviews: Are They Offenders or Victims?, Sinyong Choi

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Examining the Attitudes of Preservice Teachers toward English Learners, Annie Chou

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Design and Fabrication of an Apparatus for Tao High-Resolution Laser Spectroscopy, Timothy Chung

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Jiapi: A Type Checker Generator for Statically Typed Languages, Benjamin Cisneros Merino

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Reducing Door-To-Balloon Time in STEMI via ER Nurse Driven Protocol, Torrie Clontz

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Built Environment, Land Use, and Crime: A Las Vegas Study, Stacey Lynn Clouse

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The Parkinson’s Prison and the Hero’s Journey to Escape: Improvisation and Storytelling in Parkinson’s Disease, Robert David Cochrane

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Predicting Student Success in a K-12 Online School, Andrea Connolly

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The Stability of the Speech-to-Song Illusion and Individual Differences, Rodica R. Constantine

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Markers of Neuroinflammatory and Degenerative Processes in Professional Athletes with Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome, Brooke Conway Kleven