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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Illegal substance abuse in the full-service restaurant industry: An evaluation of pre-employment drug-testing, Miranda Kitterlin

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Preparation and characterization of extraction chromatography resins using N-donor extractants for trivalent actinide and lanthanide separations, Christopher L. Klug

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Commercial sex workers: Lives and practices, Sarah J. Knowles

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A Change management effort in one large public organization: An exploration of the perception of needed skills for managing change, Brian Paul Knudsen

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Study of stemming algorithms, Savitha Kodimala

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Detours admitting short paths, Reshma Koganti

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The Culture of revolution: Revolutionary transformation in Iran, Autoosa Elizabeth Kojoori-Saatchi

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Statistical modeling and analysis of injury severity sustained by occupants of passenger vehicles involved in crashes with large trucks, Ahmad Koupaenejad

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The Boys' club: An exploration into the social world of a Las Vegas casino sports book, Frederick W. Krauss

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Principal stress: Working in conflicting paradigms from newtonian to new science, Shelley Kresyman

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An Exploratory study on energy consumption of Energy Star and non-Energy Star homes, Prajakta Kulkarni

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“You can pick really good literature that will lead them there”: Investigating the instructional roles teachers utilize when conducting literature discussions, Sophie M. Ladd

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Blameworthiness and dangerousness: An analysis of violent female capital offenders in the United States and China, Courtney Brooke LaHaie

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Improving ensemble streamflow prediction using interdecadal/interannual climate variability, Kenneth W. Lamb

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The Interim window: Women’s experiences during in vitro fertilization leading to maternal embryo attachment, Tammy MacKinnon Lampley

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Employee theft: Determinants of motive and proactive solutions, David Langner

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Silence: Exploring Salvatore Sciarrino’s style through L’opera per flauto, Megan R. Lanz

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Initial development of a healthy living curriculum within family behavior therapy for substance abuse, Holly B. LaPota

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Opportunities for intervention: Characteristics of alcohol related visits to United States emergency departments, 2003 - 2007, Jonathon LaValley

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A Longitudinal study of neurocognitive deficits and functional outcome in bipolar disorder, Brian D. Leany

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Adjustments in inter-cultural communication of expatriate and host national in local operation, Hanna Lee

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General coupon collecting models and multinomial games, James Y. Lee

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Impact of hotel discount strategies on consumers’ emotion and behavior in the presence of high and low involvement consumers, Seung H. Lee

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DLA-LBG cross-correlation and basic properties of infrared galaxies in cosmological simulations, Tae Song Lee

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Legalizing gaming in Singapore: The ethical implications, Yeng Tuck Nicholas Lee

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Estimating the future growth potential of Kangwon Land casino, Yunekyong Lee

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The Experience of feelings in depression, Noelle L. Lefforge

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Adaptive management of complex environmental problems – Comparison of national nuclear waste management policies, Carmel Letourneau

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Outcomes associated with a UNLV outdoor adventures' women's wilderness canoe trip, Joanna Leigh Libby

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Kinetics at front foot contact of cricket bowling during a 10-over spell, Jacobus Noël Liebenberg

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Application of modern hospitality management practices in China's time-honored restaurants, Junfeng Li

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Exploration of Chinese consumer complaint behavior in the hospitality industry, Meng Li

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Understanding American customer perceptions on Japanese food and services in the U.S, Hoon Lim

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The Effects of social media networks in the hospitality industry, Wendy Lim

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Filtration and growth rate of Lake Mead quagga mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in laboratory studies and analyses of bioaccumulation, Carolyn Louise Link

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Bid for an international meeting: A guide for Taiwanese associations, Yu-Chun Liu

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Detention basins for phosphorus and sediment control in Clark County, Nevada, Amina Rashid Lodhi

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Bacillus cereus and Bacillus anthracis germination kinetics: A Michaelis-Menten approach, Helen Luu

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The Value of an associate degree in culinary arts from a public postsecondary school versus a private school, John F. Maas

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Macrophages loaded with gold nanoshells for photothermal ablation of glioma: An in vitro model, Amani Riad Makkouk

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Classification algorithms for genomic microarray, Rakesh Choudary Malepati

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Development of a functional MRI Olfactory Protocol, Jeremy Mangum

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Building DuPont: Capitalism, manufactures, and place in early America, 1800-1820, Christopher Manning

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From the valleys to the mountains: The biographic history of antelope squirrels, bats, and chipmunks in Western North America, Stacy James Mantooth

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The Role of transcription in stationary phase mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, Holly Anne Martin

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Bordered identities: Class, ethnicity, and transnational social networks, Rayette Ellen Martin

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Inferring rules from sound: The role of domain-specific knowledge in speech and music perception, Aaronell Shaila Matta

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Analysis and evaluation of safety impacts of median types and midblock left turn treatments for urban arterials, Timur Mauga

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Verbal cues: Producing the same results in stereotype threat research?, Tarryn E. McGhie

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A Guide for small meetings in Las Vegas, Linda Dorothy McIlveen

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Complimentary rewards in Las Vegas casinos: A literature synthesis and recommendations for profitable complimentary reward programs, Katharine S. Meczka

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Trade and exchange in the Neolithic Near East: Implications of obsidian remains from Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus, Megan M. Melson

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Team-based learning: Engagement and accountability with psychometric analysis of a new instrument, Heidi Ann Mennenga

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Pattern extraction from the world wide web, Praveena Mettu

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Adjustment to correctional confinement: Investigating the correlates of violence and disorder in a jail environment, Fred W. Meyer III

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Efficiency of fiscal allocations in site-based empowered schools, Jerome Jay Meyer

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Effect of spatial and temporal variability of antecedent moisture content on model-generated runoff from an arid watershed, William J. Meyer

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Exploring the phenomena of inner experience with descriptive experience sampling, Janell M. Mihelic

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Phylogeography and landscape genetics of the Flammulated Owl: Evolutionary history reconstruction and metapopulation dynamics, Markus Mika

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Assessment of impacts to hydroclimatology and river operations due to climate change over the Colorado River Basin, William Paul Miller

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The Physical activity patterns and constraints of diverse female college students, Kathleen Victoria Minkel

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Examining the inner experience of left-handers using descriptive experience sampling, Aadee Mizrachi

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Flow rate measurement in a high temperature, radioactive, and corrosive environment, Taleb Moazzeni

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Online gaming: Prohibition vs. regulation, Andrew Montgomery

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Effects of social story interventions on preschool age children with and without disabilities, Cori Michelle More

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The Determinants of U.S. foreign aid allocation to Sub-Saharan Africa in the pre-terror and post-terror security environments, Brendan Mark Morris

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From main-travelled roads to Route 66: Transitions in Prairie Naturalism, Michelle Nicole Munkres

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Elements food group marketing plan, Lacey Murillo

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Female North African-French students in France: Narratives of educational experiences, Donna L. Murray

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Is virtualization an appropriate method of disaster recovery for the hospitality industry?, Manognya Murukutla

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Experimental and numerical analysis of structures with bolted joints subjected to impact load, Kumarswamy K. Nakalswamy

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Synthesis and characterization of photoactive amorphous molecular and polymeric pyridinium materials, Alexi Kamenov Nedeltchev

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Incidental music: Enhancing the emotional experience of the audience, Daniel Edward Nelson

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Embracing self service technology for hotel productivity growth, Kee Chuan Neo

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Lead risk hazards in pre-1978 childcare facilities located in Clark County, Nevada, USA, Jessica Marie Newberry

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Improved back-of-the-house processes with RFID enabled it model for hospitality industry in Singapore, Chieng We Ng

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Computational analysis for improved design of an SAE BAJA frame structure, Nagurbabu Noorbhasha

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Enhanced food marketing to children on the Internet: A content analysis, Sarah A. Ochsner

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Therapist-initiated addiction assessment procedures of marriage and family therapists in the southwest United States, Emire Olmeztoprak

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Can self service technologies work in the hotel industry in Singapore? A conceptual framework for adopting self service technology, Lixin Iris Ong

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Assessing the impact of police order maintenance units on crime: An application of the Broken Windows Hypothesis, Steven Andrew Pace

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Learning with animation and the illusion of understanding, Eugene Sam Paik

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Adapting Disneyland’s service strategy to Korea’s Everland theme park, Haesun Paik

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Ion-exchange (IX): arsenic and chromium removal from brines and removal of inorganic contaminants by specialty resins, Behrang Pakzadeh

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Preserving the past and planning the future in Pasadena, Riverside and San Bernardino, Charles Conway Palmer

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Perceptions of the tourism and hospitality industry by Singapore polytechnic hospitality students: An exploratory study, Justin Matthew Pang

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A Study on eco-friendly merchandise in a resort retail environment, Lindsey C. Patrick

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Must pay now, David C. Perkins

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An Analysis of the equity of Utah’s public school funding system, Garrick Peterson

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The Relationship between fitness level, gender, and the percentage of VO2 max at crossover, Christina Louise Pettigrew

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Total compensation practices and their relationship to hospitality employee retention, Soodchai Ting Phonsanam

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Antimicrobial activity of d-lenolate®, Andy Phui

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Automated procedures for quantification of rhizosphere physical properties in micro CT images, Natarajan S. Pillai

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Self-stabilizing leader election in dynamic networks, Hema Piniganti

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Solace in St. Louis: A case study in heroic cultural nostalgia, Amanda J. Pinney

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Exploring preservice teachers' views of intelligence, Anne Marie Poliquin

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Application of a judgment model toward measurement of clinical judgment in senior nursing students, Tiwaporn Pongmarutai

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Chemical and Electronic Structure of Surfaces and Interfaces in Compound Semiconductors, Sujitra Pookpanratana

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The Criminalization of homelessness, Sarah McKenzie Prather

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Evaluating the impacts of water conservation policies on water demand, availability and outdoor water use in the Las Vegas Valley, Kamal Qaiser