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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Independent living program evaluation for Rebuilding All Goals Efficiently, Patricia Armour, Debra Moulton, and Araceli Pruett

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An Ecological study of peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 2006-2010, Joseph Graham Barnes

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The process of coaching: An examination of authenticity, Steven C. Barnson

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Sensing and transmission strategies in wireless cognitive radio systems, Babak Abbasi Bastami

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Casino Loyalty Programs within the Las Vegas Locals’ Market, Charles Andrew Baynes

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The Jasmine Revolution and the Tourism Industry in Tunisia, Mohamed Becheur

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Optical and Raman characterization of ALD alumina coated multiwall carbon nanotubes and nanoporous gold film, Naod Belai

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Extraction chromatographic studies of rutherfordium and dubnium homologs, Megan E. Bennett

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Lead concentrations in extracted primary teeth among Clark County pediatric patients, Jennifer A. Berger

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Practicing orthodontists' use and perceived efficacy of self-ligating brackets, John-David Beuhler

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Mesozoic burial, Mesozoic and Cenozoic exhumation of the Funeral Mountains core complex, Death Valley, Southeastern California, Mengesha Assefa Beyene

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Consolidated study on query expansion, Abhishek Biruduraju

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Microbial impacts on endocrine disrupting contaminants: Las Vegas Wash and Lake Mead, Nevada, Susanna May Blunt

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Using smoothing techniques to improve the performance of Hidden Markov’s Model, Sweatha Boodidhi

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The Relationship of child maltreatment potential and mothers’ satisfaction with their neglected children, Kelsey M. Bradshaw

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Summerview, Laura Breitenbeck

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Exploring the Feasibility of Converting the Mardi Gras Hotel and Casino into a Casino Boutique Hotel, Patrick Brennan

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Bryoecology in the American southwest: Patterns of biodiversity and responses to global change, John Carroll Brinda

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Playing with fire or arson? Identifying predictors of juvenile firesetting behavior, Mary Ellen Britt

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The Effect of acute exercise-induced fatigue on pistol shooting performance in police officers, Melissa Jean Brown

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Historical diversification of montane herpetofauna within and between the sierras of Mexico, Robert William Bryson Jr.

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The acute effects of static stretching of the gastrocnemius on limits of stability in young adults versus elderly adults, Matt Bugnet and Kirk Player

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SunShine Café: A Breakfast Restaurant Business Plan, Lillian I. Burrow

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Ultrasound imaging of lumbar multifidus immediately following three physical therapy techniques in asymptomatic individuals, Victoria Byers, Steven Lim, and Kathryn Rice

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A Sense of place: Examining music-based tourism and its implications in destination venue placement, Richard Bret Campbell

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Investigating the Effects of Addition with Regrouping Strategy Instruction Among Elementary Students with Learning Disabilities, Christi Miller Carmack

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CSTEM: An Evolution in the Sensory Evaluation of Alcoholic Beverages (In Consideration of a Modern Alternative to the Traditional Alcohol Spirits Tasting Method), Adam B. Carmer

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The Size of the risk: An environmental history of the nuclear Great Basin, Leisl Ann Carr Childers

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Hydroclimatic forecasting in the western United States using paleoclimate reconstructions and data-driven models, Christopher Allen Carrier

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A Comparative Analysis Between Three Types of Meeting & Event Planners, Megan Casey

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The Right to Privacy in Light of the Patriot Act and Social Contract Theory, Betsey Sue Casman

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Identifying and reducing lead exposure associated with the use of cultural practices in southern Nevada Hispanic communities, Maria Castillo-Couch

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The Interface of Technology in Culinary Arts Education, Robert C. Cawley

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HELP of Southern Nevada analysis project, Lauren Cella, Carly Dunlap, Jonathon Nunes, and Anna Vaillancourt

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Bridging the chasm: Emerging model of leadership in intercollegiate athletics governance, John C. Chandler III

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Hospitality Loyalty Program Effectiveness Evaluation Rubric, Nazia Charania

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Identify Key Business Strategies to Target the Mass Market in Macau, Chia-Li Chen

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Explore Guerrilla Marketing Potentials for Trade Show, Jie Chen

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Technology Base Self Service in Hospitality Industry, Wan Chi Chen

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Identifying Green Meetings in the Hospitality Industry, Shin Yi (Felicity) Chiou

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The acute effects of various types of stretching (static, dynamic, ballistic, and no stretch) of the iliopsoas on 40-yard sprint times in non-athletes, Scott David Christensen, Craig Perry, and Ryan Richard Resnik

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Effect of a work site exercise program on selected fitness and psychological parameters, Kristen Ann Christiansen

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NevadaGIVES.org: Building website capacity for data collection, Snezhanka V. Christy and Lisa E. Stamanis

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Job stress, mentoring, psychological empowerment, and job satisfaction among nursing faculty, Catherine Emily Ebersole Chung

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The Effect of Low-cost Incentives on Active Transportation to School Rates among Elementary School Students, Sheila G.J. Clark

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Fenestration studies on building energy using the facade evaluation facility, Wendell Cocina

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Colonization and decontamination of quagga mussels in the western United States: Monitoring veligers in Lake Mead and field testing in the effects of hot-water spray as a means of watercraft decontamination, Sean Robin Comeau

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Fertility symbols in rock art: Cupuls and incised grooves in the Lower Pecos, Texas, Cara D. Connolly

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Examining activity levels and motor proficiency: A comparison of children who are overweight and at a healthy weight to their parents and peers, Aaron Copeland, Maresa Madsen, Riley Phelps, and Brandon Richards

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Employment selections of resident and non-resident graduates of physical therapy programs in underserved Western states, Trever J. Cornia, Ryan B. Dutot, Jacob T. Parsons, and Kathryn D. Swart

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Prelude to Artifact, Jaclyn Costello

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An Exploratory Study of Casino Customer Loyalty Programs, Cristina R. Crofts

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ARIMA models for bank failures: Prediction and comparison, Fangjin Cui

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Factors influencing music teacher retention: A mixed method study, Charles W. Cushinery

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Preventing Workplace Injuries Commonly Sustained by Hotel Guestroom Attendants, Jennifer DaRos

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Immersion Cooling of Photovoltaic Cells in Highly Concentrated Solar Beams, Ahmed Darwish

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Implementation of hidden semi-Markov models, Nagendra Abhinav Dasu

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Study of feature selection algorithms for text-categorization, Kandarp Dave

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Retrospective evaluation of microbial presence in existing saliva repository: A PCR based molecular survey of oral microbial populations from existing saliva samples, Jay Ericksen Davis

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Evaluating a social skills training protocol in a private setting: Outcomes and issues, Judi Davis

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Changing climatic conditions in the Colorado River Basin: Implications for water resources management in the Las Vegas Valley, Srijana Dawadi

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The influence of peer tutors and technology-actuated reading instruction process on third-grade students' self-perceptions as readers: A multiple case study, Brenda Shill Daw

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Determining the validity of the Nintendo Wii balance board as an assessment tool for balance, Sabrina Mae Deans

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Relationships of exotic plant invasions with biological soil crust, desert pavement, and soil carbon in the eastern Mojave Desert, Adria DeCorte

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Business Plan for 1st Street Diner and Nightclub, Brian D. Deets

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Computational study of Passive Neutron Albedo Reactivity (PNAR) measurement with fission chambers, Sandra De La Cruz

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A brief content analysis of attachment and sexual relationships in sex therapy and research journals, Kathryn Zambrano Devis

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The role of narrative in multimedia learning, Myrna Elyse Diamond

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To consult or not to consult? Investigating barriers to dysparenia treatment-seeking in young women, Robyn L. Donaldson

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Faculty’s Perceptions of Students’ Abilities to Utilize Self-Regulated Learning Strategies to Improve Critical and Reflective Thinking in Making Clinical Decisions: A Methodological Study, Amber Lynn Donnelli

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Identifying New Pari-Mutuel iGaming Offerings in the United States, David W. Downes

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Self Service Technology in Airports And the Customer Experience, Hannah Drennen

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Microstructural characterization of kinked germanate olivine grains, Alex Gregory Drue

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Sustainability’s Correlation to Profit, Cheryl Annissa Drummond

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Using graphs to represent physical phenomena in a fourth grade classroom, Mehmet Fatih Dulger

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Reading the world in the word: The possibilities for literacy instruction framed within human rights education, Judith M. Dunkerly

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Development of a scale to assess avoidance behavior due to a fear of falling: The Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior Questionnaire (FFABQ), Cortney Durand and D. Shalom Powell

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Operation span task’s susceptibility to math anxiety: Support from fluid intelligence, Robert T. Durette

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The impact of regulating social science research with biomedical regulations, Brenda Braxton Durosinmi

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Agonist and Stabilizer Muscle Activity during a Push Up on Unstable Surfaces, Anthony J. Dyrek

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Chaucer’s reading list: Sir Thopas, Auchinleck, and Middle English romances in translation, Ken Eckert

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Mathematical modeling of metamaterials, Valjean Elizabeth Elander

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From khaki to brown: Community formation, homeownership, and mobility in Santa Ana, California, 1950-2000, Stefani Jan Evans

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Retrospective investigation of course content evaluation by students: A survey of domestic violence education and experience among current UNLV-SDM dental students, Rhonda J. Everett

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Direct contact pyrolysis of hydrocarbons: A source of hydrogen and interesting carbon formations, Peter G. Faught

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Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), soluble glycoprotein 130 (sgp130), and soluble interleukin-6 receptor (sIL-6R) during orthodontic tooth movement, Mathue Gene Faulkner

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Comparison of design-build and design-bid-build performance of public university projects, James David Fernane

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Vegas Keys VIP Business Plan, Michael Ferreira

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College Choice Influences Among High-Achieving Students: An Exploratory Case Study of College Freshmen, Derek Takumi Furukawa

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Spectroscopic studies of melamine at high pressure, Martin Donald Galley

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1983: The most dangerous year, Andrew R. Garland

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Redefining security in sub-Saharan Africa, Winta Sintayehu Gebremariam

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Intragroup separation of trivalent lanthanides and actinides for neutron capture experiments in stockpile stewardship sciences, Narek Gharibyan

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Comparing the student profile characteristics between traditional residential and commuter students at a public, research-intensive, urban commuter university, Dan Gianoutsos

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Understanding the Decline of Sales of Destination Club Products, Heidi Goetz

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Patient factors and day of the week influencing physical therapy non-treatment events in the acute care setting, Daniel Goodrich and Curtis Doug Jensen

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Public interest standard characteristics in hybrid digital multicasts of noncommercial educational radio, Michele Ann Gothard

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Assessing a combined theories approach to climate change communication, Ted Greenhalgh

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Pleistocene climate in Alaska from stable isotopes in an ice wedge, Corinne Y. Griffing

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An Analysis of how Self-Efficacy Relates to the Driver’s of the Active Sport Tourist, Debey Grimes