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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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In situ element quantification in the hydrothermal diamond anvil cell using synchrotron x-ray fluorescence with applications toward subduction zone processes, Steven Joseph Maglio

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How color affects food choices, Costa Magoulas

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Experimental evaluation and modeling of engine driven heat pump, Isaac Y. Mahderekal

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The sociology of scenes, the Sacramento poetry scene, Dana Nell Maher

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Dancing in the ashes, Vytautas Adolph Malesh

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On-board three-dimensional object tracking: Software and hardware solutions, Ajay Kumar Mandava

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Extents and limits of radioscopic detection of nuclear materials in cargo containers with two megavoltage energy barriers, Vijay Kumar Mandava

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Examining compressed speech listening measure with college students who are visually impaired or blind, William J. Marks

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Analysis of flaked stone lithics from Virgin Anasazi sites near Mt. Trumbull, Arizona Strip, Cheryl Marie Martin

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The Underrepresentation of women in interscholastic sport leadership: A qualitative study on the effects of role incongruity, Dana Massengale

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A Place, near water, Kaitlin McClanahan

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High pressure phase transistions in the lanthanide sesquioxides, Jason Patrick McClure

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Quest for Quotidian: A National Survey of Non-Heterosexual Attitudes Toward Marriage, Troy A. McGinnis

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Spectral analysis of pathological acoustic speech waveforms, Priyanka Medida

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An entry level managerial training program for hourly hospitality employees, Cynthia Mejia

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Going green in the hospitality industry, Christina Wilson Micioni

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A Choice model approach to business and leisure traveler's preferences for green hotel attributes, Michelle Millar

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Water quality changes in a constructed wetland at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aaron Mathis Miller

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The Effects of gaming on residential real estate prices and sales: A case study of Las Vegas: 1990--2008, Christopher Alan Miller

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Standing in the night, Karin Jane Millhouse

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Principals' and teachers' perceptions of teacher supervision, Rebecca Margaret Minnear-Peplinski

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An Examination of the non-gaming nightlife entertainment sector of Las Vegas resort-casinos, Jennifer Miyakubo

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till, Jonathan Peter Moore

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A Naturalistic inquiry of the restructuring of a middle school: An NCLB mandate, Susan Ann Moulden

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Substrate Monitoring, Contaminant Monitoring, and Educational Outreach on Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in Lake Mead, Nevada, Sara Ann Mueting

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Arid climate decomposition and decay: A taphonomic study using swine, James William Munkres

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Characterization of aerobic respiration in Great Basin Hot Springs, Caitlin N. Murphy

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Agent and subject of discipline: How the novice teacher experiences the techniques of power, Lynn Anne Murray-Chandler

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The Effectiveness and adoption of market-based state health care expansion programs, Nathan Gregory Myers

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Gods r us, Alivelu Nagamani

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Maximizing cash flows in integrated resorts: An exploratory study of the highest and best use of available space, Denise Négrel

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Efficient clustering techniques for managing large datasets, Vasanth Nemala

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Effects of plant uptake and micro-topography on chloride transport in arid soils, Wenming Nie

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Send for success: A descriptive look at prescriptive manuals for email, Jean Reid Norman

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Tensile strength and failure criterion of analog lithophysal rock, James A. Nott

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Desert varnish as an indicator of modern-day air pollution in southern Nevada, Piotr Nowinski

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Processes of disposition development in K--5 teachers, Deborah A. Obara

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Self-actualization in the lives of medieval female mystics: An ethnohistorical approach, Cherel Jane Ellsworth Olive

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Effect of mechanical vibrations on light emitting diode luminaires, Jayalakshmi Paladugu

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Fracture toughness, crack-growth-rate and creep studies of alloy 276, Joydepp Pal

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Uncertainty, sensitivity and geostatistical studies of flow and contaminant transport in heterogeneous unsaturated zone, Feng Pan

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Brothers are better than sisters: A semiotic, feminist analysis of HBO's "Rome", Patricia Mamie Peers

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Comparing lodging REITs using DuPont analysis: Evaluating shareholder equity, John Richard Kane Pellika

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A Comparison of hospitality human resources practices in Greece and the United States: An analysis of human resources practices and the potential effects on service quality, John Philippakos

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Evaluation of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead detection method for candy, Ashley Marie Phipps

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Identification of arid soil inducible genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens strain Pf0-1, Katila Pipitone

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Quantity-based cost forecasting system for street construction projects, Nipesh Pradhananga

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Biofeedback assisted relaxation training program to decrease test anxiety in nursing students, Catherine Andrea Prato

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Recession and its affect on the Las Vegas hospitality industry, William Provance

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Optimization of solid oxide fuel cell interconnect design, Krishna C. Pulagam

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Soil moisture and water stage estimation using precipitation radar, Sumit Puri

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Technology integration in a Title I elementary school: An exploratory case study, Barbara Louise Radecki

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Biology-Inspired Adaptive and Nonlinear Robust Control of BAUV Using Pectoral-Like Fins, Subramanian Ramasamy

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Digital/social media as an audience marketing tool to promote corporate events, Corie Rand

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The plunge into secession: The Presbyterian schism of the Reverends. Charles Hodge, James Henley Thornwell and Benjamin Morgan Palmer, Deborah Jane Rayner

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Design of a "Figure-8" Spherical Motion Flapping Wing for Miniature UAV's, Zohaib Parvaiz Rehmat

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A Multiple case study of college first-year seminars, Karen Ruth Mills Reid

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The Meaning of being a primary nurse preceptor for newly graduated nurses, Jennifer Richards

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Case study: Feasibility analysis of renewable energy supply systems in a small grid connected resort, Jody Robins

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Exploring marketing and sales opportunities: How companies reach their target market using hospitality and tourism venues for distribution of the product or services, Ricardo J. Rodriguez-Canales

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Turn Constrained Path Planning Problems, Victor M. Roman

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Parental substance abuse and child neglect: A controlled trial of a developed treatment manual, Valeria Romero

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Effects of a collaborative parent-professional positive behavior support team training on challenging behaviors of children with autism, Traci Elaine Ruppert

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Low power FFT processor design considerations for OFDM communications, David Layne Rushforth

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Seismic Evaluation Of Clark County Critical Bridges Using Nonlinear Static Procedures, Ahmad Said Saad

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Studying the impacts of primary incidents on freeways to identify secondary incidents, Rohit Reddy Saddi

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The Swedish casino model: A comparative study of casino gaming models, Daniel Sahlin

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Comparing the effectiveness of interactive field, interactive class and non-interactive class lecture teaching strategies to teach wetland ecology concepts to 6th grade science students, April Marie Samson

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Metal induced crystallization of silicon thin films, Sandeep Kumar Raju Sangaraju

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Teacher candidates' attitudes toward immigration and teaching learners of English as a second language, Midena M. Sas

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The Utilization of a hybrid task technologyfit-technology acceptance model for the evaluation of hotel Guest Empowerment Technologies usage, Thomas Schrier

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Evaluating the response styles theory of depression using descriptive experience sampling, Theresa A. Scott

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Torturing terrorists for national security imperatives: Mediated violence on "24", Michael D. Sears

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The Inner Experience Of Older Individuals, Todd Michael Seibert

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A Survey of Monge Properties, Swetha Sethumadhavan

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Characteristics of children attending asthma camp -- American Lung Association (ALA) in Nevada, 2008, Priyank Shetty

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Controlled functionalization of crystalline polyolefins and their application in soluble polymer support, Jihoon Shin

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Women's health and fitness magazines: An accurate portrayal?, Jennifer M. Shymansky

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Evaluation of low-temperature fluoride routes to synthesize actinide nitrides and oxide solid solutions, Gunanda Waduge Chinthaka Silva

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Functions and correlates of deliberate self-harm among adjudicated male adolescents, Jenna Silverman

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Parametric study of stimulus-response behavior incorporating vehicle heterogeneity in car-following models, Saidi Siuhi

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Direct observation in high school physical education, Nicole Jennifer Smith

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A Perspective of global capitalism, James Soller

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Oxidation modeling by means of molecular dynamics, Chaiyod Soontrapa

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Management and disaster, Eugene Soraghan

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Determinants of academic achievement and intention to complete the program among PGA Golf Management students, Brian James Soule

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"The latent enmity of Georgia": Sherman's March and its effects on the social division of Georgia, Michael Jason Spurr

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Business intelligence in meeting planning software, Svetlana Staneva

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Justifications of a 21st century wind ensemble transcription of Mozart's "Overture to The Magic Flute" based upon late eighteenth century ideology, Teresa Corinne Stewart

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Analysis of a caliche stiffened pile foundation, Richard C. Stone Jr.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and other consequences of a PICU admission, Stephanie Ann Stowman

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From feminism, Adam Strauss

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Mitigation of impact vibrations using impedance mismatch in cylindrical structures, Sachiko Sueki

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Systematic analysis of identifying key dimensions of environmentally and socially responsible hotels, Courtney Suess

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Mental illness, co-occurring factors and aggression as examined in an American prison, Stephanie Leigh Sullivan

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Analysis of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Nevada, Andrea Sundberg, Brad Giles, Cedric Pittman, Imelda DeLatorre, and Rebbeca Morris Fridley

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Human identification using pyroelectric infrared sensors, Aron E. Suppes

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Examining the influence of restaurant green practices on customer return intention, Audrey L. Szuchnicki

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Anti-islanding schemes for machine-based distributed generation, Temesgen Tadegegn

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Effects of script fading on the abilities of children with autism to reciprocate information, Marc Alan Tedoff