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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Attitudes towards Megan's Law and juvenile sex offenders, Debra Lee Cochrane

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Timeshare: Intervals vs. points, Monica Colvin

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The Larval salivary gland of Drosophila melangogaster: A model system for temporal and spatial steroid hormone regulation, Benjamin Constantino

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Stereotype threat’s effect on women’s achievement in chemistry: The interaction of achievement goal orientation for women in science majors, Janice M. Conway-Klaassen

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A Grounded theory approach to faculty’s perspective and patterns of online social presence, Rebecca A. Cox-Davenport

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Diabolical ventriloquism: A Case study in rhetorical transcendence with C. S. Lewis’s infamous imp Screwtape, Daniel J. Coyle

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The Impact of individual decision making on campus sustainability initiatives, Aurali Ella Dade

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Sex, drug courts, and recidivism, Doria Nour Dandan

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Diversity Strengthening Companies in the Economic Downturn, Shandrea Daniel

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Identification of geochemical facies through major ion data and additional parameters from shallow groundwater utilizing a comparison of geomathematics and traditional methods in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada, Eric Dano

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Attitudes of young adults about breastfeeding and the association of breastfeeding exposure, Cheryl Lynn Darby-Carlberg

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Saints in Sin City: Religion and community building in twentieth century Las Vegas, Matthew R. Davis

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Health care access disparities among children entering kindergarten in Nevada, Nadia Deashinta

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The Live experience of non-degree learners from a time modified traditional baccalaureate in nursing program, Stephanie S. DeBoor

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Evaluation of a 3-dimensional inertial tracking system for quantifying human movement, David T. DeLion

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Latino locales: Does context matter?, Matthew C. Dempsey

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Attachment theory as a predictor of communicative responses to infidelity, Sandra Donovan

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An Examination of the relationship between the hypersexual environment of Las Vegas and forcible rape, Lisa Ann Dooley

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The Gendering of Nevada politics: The ERA ratification campaign, 1973-1981, Caryll Batt Dziedziak

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The Effects of contact metamorphism on the host rocks for Carlin-type mineralization at the Getchell Development, Nevada, USA, Nathan C. Eck

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Implementation of the Wiegand Sun Safety Program into physicians’ offices in southern Nevada, Breanne Eddington

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The Effect of goal orientation of attention, learning, and metacognitive awareness, Ordene V. Edwards

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Ælfric and the Orient, Jacqueline Geaney Elkouz

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Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa disaster recovery plan, Matthew Ellis

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Empirical testing of the Neuman Systems Nursing Education Model: Exploring the created environment of registered nursing students in Nevada’s colleges and universities, Diane H. Elmore

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The Advisor-advisee relationship: A qualitative study of advisee perspectives, Paula M. Emke-Francis

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Evaluating and improving the quality of teacher’s language modeling in early childhood classrooms, Lillian White Englund

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The Case for increased cross-agency data sharing in the State of Nevada, Richard Entringer, Tina Jara, Alysia Peters, and Steve Price

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Sales motivation & morale during extreme times of change, Cheri L. Fairchild

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Critical success factors in barbecue restaurants: Do operators and patrons agree?, John Raymond Farrish

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Volunteer Management Analysis for the City of Las Vegas, Robert Fash, Jose Rodriguez, Bertral Washington, and Heather Whitesides

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The Role of creativity in naturalistic decision-making environments: A systems approach, Richard Hendrik Feenstra

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Study of China’s online catering market under the booming of online group purchasing, Ben Fei

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Multiform segregation in the context of the urban crises in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, 1930 - 1980, Colin M. FitzGerald

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History and transnational identities in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Brian Joseph Flores

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Earthy bride, Melissa S. Foerster

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A Study of internship programs in the bed-and-breakfast industry, Pamela Frazier

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A Start to finish guide to opening a bed & breakfast: The business plan., Ellen A. Fredette

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Reasons that post-secondary culinary students enrolled in for-profit educational institutions drop out and methods that can be used to increase retention rates, Craig Frigaard

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ARIMA model for forecasting Poisson data: Application to long-term earthquake predictions, Wangdong Fu

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The role of visual, vestibular, and somatosensory systems in postural balance, Mary Grace Gaerlan

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Plato’s Gorgias: Rhetoric, the greatest evil, and the true art of politics, Paul A. George

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A Mathematical approach for optimizing the casino slot floor: A linear programming application, Kasra Christopher Ghaharian

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Space use and mating activities in the speckled rattlesnake, Xavier Glaudas

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Altering explicit and implicit racial prejudice towards African American males, Veronica A. Glover

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Recommending a productivity model for Singapore hotels: A critical review of productivity models adopted by researchers and hotel operators, Hwee Noi Goh

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Which financing model is right for hotel properties? An exploratory study of financing models highlighting the practice and effects of different financing models adopted by hotel industries in USA and Singapore, Keng Tiong Christopher Goh

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The Write moves: An autoethnographic examination of the media industry, Danielle Gomes

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Development of novel biomarkers in cancer: Detection of circulating miR-141 as a potential prognostic marker for prostate cancer, Jason Cadaoas Gonzales

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Characterization of plutonium particles originating from the BOMARC accident -1960, Richard Charles Gostic

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Effects of obesity on the biomechanics of children’s gait at different speeds, Philana-Lee Gouws

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The Effects of observation, dialogue, and attentional focus in dyadic training protocol, Carolina Granados

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Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas: Building a unique brand in a unique city, Garren Grieve

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The Portrayal of schizophrenia in television: An experiment assessing how viewer attitudes are affected, Lindsey Jo Hand

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Variability of pacing in marathon distance running, Thomas A. Haney Jr.

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The Effects of cellular theta breathing meditation on cell mediated immune response: A controlled, randomized investigation of altered consciousness and health, Marjorie D. Hardgrave

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Transcriptional regulation of the Shigella flexneri icsp Promoter: Silencing and anti-silencing by H-NS and VirB, Dustin Harrison

The Completeness: Novel, Samuel Royce Harr

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Neutron flux and energy characterization of a plutonium-beryllium isotopic neutron source by Monte Carlo simulation with verification by neutron activation analysis, Zachary R. Harvey

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Taxing matters: How the US Tax Code affects gamblers, Todd Haushalter

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Experienced clinician’s understanding and approach to treatment with male survivors of child sexual abuse, Blendine Perreire Hawkins

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Experimental and computational analysis of an energy storage composite ankle foot orthosis, Michelle C. Hawkins

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Protocol variation analysis of whole brain CT perfusion in acute ischemic stroke, Peter T. Heiberger

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The Relationship of snowmobile year, track length, and riding terrain to the occurrence of musculosketetal symptoms in recreational snowmobile drivers, Erica L. Heisler

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Phylogeography of two closely related anurans, the Relict Leopard Frog (Rana onca) and Lowland Leopard Frog (Rana yavapaiensis), Viktoria Hemmings

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Transcriptional regulation of Shigella virulence plasmid-encoded genes by VirB and CRP, Christopher Thomas Hensley

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An Analysis of the placement of music in Miami Beach hotels, Richard R. Hertan

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An Analysis of First Amendment jurisprudence on the Supreme Court case of Locke v. Davey, Alexander John Herzog

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Effects of comprehensive education on elementary school student performance on standardized exams, Kenneth Vaughn Higbee

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Relative deprivation, relative gratification, status, and health, Samuel A. Holland

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Shakespeare adapting Chaucer: “Myn auctour shal I folwen, if I konne”, Scott A. Hollifield

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A Front-fixing finite element method for the valuation of American options, Anthony D. Holmes

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The Influence of perspective and gender on the processing of narratives, Jeremy A. Houska

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Finite strain studies of single crystal Fe3P under high pressures, John William Howard

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Sequence and Chemostratigraphy of the Middle Cambrian Succession in Nevada and Utah, Robyn A. Howley

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The Impact of rebranding on guest satisfaction and financial performance: A case study of Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Pingshan Huang

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Pauline Viardot's Russian compositions, Amy Jo Hunsaker

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An evaluation of lead in imported candies within Clark County, Nevada, USA, Lee Reuben Ibarra

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Performance of Nevada’s aggregates in alkali-aggregate reactivity of Portland cement concrete, Mohammad Shahidul Islam

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Predictors of recall and reading time for seductive and nonseductive text segments, Ivan V. Ivanov

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Measurement system for high pressure characterizations of materials, Matthew K. Jacobsen

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Characterization of unsaturated flow in dual-porosity granular media, Jeevan A. Jayakodilage

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Reconstructing species responses to past climatic changes using niche modeling and genetic data, Tereza Jezkova

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The Opportunities and risks for the U.S. educators of exhibition majors entering the China education market, Wei Jia

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Use of task-value instructional inductions for facilitating engagement and conceptual change, Marcus L. Johnson

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Energy efficient LED displays, John Mani Kumar Jupalli

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Use of an animal model to explore prenatal predictors of insulin and glucose metabolism in Southwestern Alaskan Yupiit, Julie Jo Kachinski

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Data routing in multicore processors using dimension increment method, Arpita H. Kadakia

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Weapons labs and city growth: Livermore and Albuquerque, 1945-1975, Layne Rochelle Karafantis

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A Comparative study on text categorization, Aditya Chainulu Karamcheti

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Removal of arsenic and strontium from aqueous solution using ironoxide coated zeolitized tuff, Nataliya V. Kasimtseva

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Does complimentary in-room internet access influence business traveler's decision on hotel selection in Singapore, Zainal Abiddin Kassim

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The Effects of annual pass holders on the Disneyland Resort infrastructure, Sean B. Keliiholokai

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Civil-military relations: A case study of Pakistan, Najiyah Khan

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Brand extensions for hotels’ food and beverage expansion to the outside of property: A case of Westin Chosun Hotel in Korea, Claire Hyun Jung Kim

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A Secure on-line credit card transaction method based on Kerberos Authentication protocol, Jung Eun Kim

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Sunrise, sunset? Comparing the Las Vegas and Macao gaming markets in 2010, Jung-Eun Joyce Kim

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Oral cancer in Nevada: A Public health perspective, Karl Kingsley

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Perception of ecological risk to water environments and how it affects water consumption and water resource management in southern Nevada, Tanju Kiriscioglu

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High school student interests in architecture, construction, and engineering education, Krishna P. Kisi