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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Bone Morphogenetic Protein Signaling Requirement in Centripetal Migration in Drosophila melanogaster Oogenesis, Sheila Mosallaei

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Exploring the Latent Space of Image Captioning Networks, Mikian J. Musser

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Multiple Approaches to Auditory Rhythm: Development of Sustained Musical Beat and the Relation to Language, Development of Rhythmic Categories Via Iterated Production, and a Meta-Analytic Study of Neural Entrainment to Beat, Karli Marie Nave

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Preparation to Performance: A Conductor’s Journey to the Podium, Geoffrey B. Neuman

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Improving Therapeutic Communication in Mental Health Nursing: A Quality Improvement Project, Patricia A. Nill

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Exploring the Relation Between Musical and Dance Sophistication and Musical Groove Perception, Samantha R. O'Connell

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Increasing Perioperative Outpatient Nurses’ Knowledge of Pediatric Anxiety Through Use of a Developed Clinical Guide, Christine Oliver

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A Hyperelastic Porous Media Framework for Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites and Characterization of Transduction Phenomena via Dimensional Analysis and Nonlinear Regression, Zakai J. Olsen

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Constructing the Perfect Girlfriend: Gender, Class, Race, & Performativity of Paid Intimacy in Nevada Brothels, Christina Parreira

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Measures and Conceptualizations of Symptoms in Schizophrenia, Nina B. Paul

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A Process for ADM-300 Radiation Detector Modernization for Military Applications, Caesar R. Pereira

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Controlled Evaluation of a Family-Based Optimization Intervention Implemented Through Video-Conferencing to Address ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in an Adolescent Athlete, Dereck Davy Phrathep

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Colonization of the Philippines: An Analysis of U.S. Justificatory Rhetoric, Johansen Christopher Pico

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Chronicling Magma Transit Beneath Hawaiian Volcanoes: Every Isotope a Word, Every Crystal a Story, Jonathan Pinko

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Turbulence Modeling of Shock Boundary Layer Interaction in Hypersonic Flows, Sogol Pirbastami

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Juvenile Conifer Growth and Regeneration Across Diverse Climatic and Environmental Conditions in the Southwestern United States, Nikki L. Pirtel

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Estimation of Spatial Change in Cropland Area and Evaluation of Irrigation Performance in Imperial Valley Using Remotely Sensed Data, Usha Poudel

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Dimitri Mitropoulos a Champion of New Music, Ioannis Protopapas

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Investigation of Bismuth Telluride Nanowire Composites for Enhanced Flexible Thermoelectric Films, Matthew P. Pusko

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TinyML for Gait Stride Classification, Priyanka Rajendra

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Tail-Measurable Functions and Their Corresponding Induced Classes, and Some Determinacy Conditions Involving 3-Player Games, Joshua K. Reagan

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Learning As We Grow: A Multiple Case Study of Teachers Experiences with Graduate Online Courses, Erica K. Reid

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Patient Engagement in Cosmetic Designing of Prostheses: Current Practice and Potential Outcome Benefits, Kenneth Repayo, Cailin Mitchell, Matthew Tillitt, and Collin Weber

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The Unfinished Enlightenment Novel: Comparative Studies in Indeterminacy and Democracy, Andrew Joseph Rhoades

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Investigation of Bench-Scale Packed Bioreactor for Perchlorate Reduction in the Presence of Co-Contaminants and High Salinity, Julia Ribeiro Rabello

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Exploring Treatment Targets to Mitigate Fear of Falling Activity Avoidance Behavior in Parkinson's Disease and Older Adults, John Vincent Rider

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Relationship between Jump Performance and Asymmetry, Cordero Roche

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Nos/otrxs Que Fuimos Separados: Recovering Testimonios of Separation and Resistance, Marcela Rodriguez-Campo

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Popular Culture as a Tool for Critical Pedagogy: A Case Study, Kyle Rogers

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Kaleidoscope of Urban Evapotranspiration: Exploring the Science and Modeling Approaches, Rubab Saher

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The Effects of Green Exercise on Perception and Connectedness to Nature, Robert W. Salatto

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Development of a Novel Alzheimer’s Therapy, Lorena P. Samentar

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Teaching a Communication Protocol via Graduated Guidance on the IPad to Assist in Functional Communication Training for Nonverbal Children with ASD, Janelle Saunders

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Linking Extreme High Air Temperature Events to Wildfire and Environmental Variation to Water Balance Partitioning in the Western US, Neil Savage

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Soft Machinery, Chelsi Sayti

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Developing Strategic Partnerships to Impact Population Health: A Professional Development Module, Andra S. Scano

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Differential Gene Expression in Starvation Selected Drosophila Melanogaster, Katherine Schultz

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Designs and Outcomes of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Circuits, Daniel Senda

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Analysis of 316 Omnitrophota (OP3) Genomes Reveals a Diverse and Ubiquitous Candidate Phylum of Putative Syntrophs, Predators, and Free-Living Nanobacteria Encoding Giant Open-Reading Frames., Cale O. Seymour

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Disrupting Gender Normativity Through A Social Learning Framework, Ashley Shank

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International Relations and Tourism: Geopolitical Tension in China-United States Relations and Implications in Tourism Development, Le Shen

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Feasibility and Efficacy of Virtual Darkness in Reducing Intra-Individual Sleep Variability Among Young Adults with Insomnia, Samantha Nicole Sherwood

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Re-Analysing Astronomical Alignments of Potential E Group Structures to Demonstrate the Utility of Archeoastronomy Research About the Ancient Maya, Elizabeth Karen Shikrallah

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Modeling the Mechanical Behavior and Shock Propagation of Metallic and Nanocomposite Materials, Pouya Shojaeishahmirzadi

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A Fusion of Remotely Sensed Data to Map the Impervious Surfaces of Growing Cities of Punjab, Pakistan, Binita Shrestha

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Relationship between Standardization Critical Success Factors (CSFs) and Project Performance, Binit Kumar Shrestha

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Effects of Altered Somatosensory Input on Lower Limb Mechanics via Different Shoes and Barefoot Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post-Stroke Hemiparesis, Aaron Abraham Simon, Jynelle Marie Guerrero Arches, Megan Leigh Keohane, and Wee Jin Jed Lee

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Does Social Support Moderate the Association Between Income and Food Security Status Among Seniors Living in Southern Nevada?, Adugna Teka Siweya

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Monitored Compression Therapy: Using Smart Technology to Optimize the Treatment of Lower Extremity Swelling, James Skelly

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Accretion and Debris Disc Dynamics Around Single and Higher-Order Star Systems, Jeremy L. Smallwood

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Patient-Specific Finite Element Analysis for Mandibular Fracture Fixation, Ethan Snyder

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Implications of the Evolutionary Past on the Activities of VirB: A Key Transcriptional Regulator of Virulence Genes in Shigella flexneri, Jillian Nicole Socea

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Social Support of Mexican Immigrant Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study, Angela Sojobi

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Italianness on the Strip: Stereotypes, Dreams, and Nostalgia in Las Vegas Italian-Themed Attractions, Marta Soligo

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A Study on Mukbang User’s Consuming Behavior, Hyo Geun Song

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Genomic Analysis of Paenibacillus Larvae Bacteriophages, Casey Stamereilers

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On-Chip Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy, Randy Sterbentz

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Blue Lives Matter: Identity and the Internet, Jennifer M. Stevens

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The Concept Album as Postmodern Literature: A Critical Examination of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral, Kelly E. Stith

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New Nurse Reality Shock & Early Burnout: Can Role Transition Education Received During New Nurse Residency Positively Affect Satisfaction?, Bonnie L. Stolzman

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Inter and Intra-Rater Reliability of Dance Screening Tool, Kathleen Stone and Braden Waters

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The Optimum Performance Program in Sports - Youth: A Case Study, Karolyne Bastos Stucki

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An Intervention to Improve Nurses’ Knowledge, Perceived Safety, and Confidence in Identifying and Managing Workplace Violence: A Translation of Evidence into Practice, Kayla Sullivan

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An Evaluation of Care Coordination in Reducing Depression Symptoms and Emergency Room Visits, Stacy Sumpter

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Forecasting Pedestrian Trajectory Using Deep Learning, Arsal Syed

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The Beat of a Subculture: A Study of the History and Impact of Non-pitched Percussion in Early Hip-hop, Jeffrey Michael Taylor

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Understanding and Addressing Preservice Elementary Teachers’ Misconceptions in Science Education, Nicole Juliana Thomas

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The Barbaricum Trilogy: A Bioarchaeological Approach to Deciphering Sarmatians’ Saga on the Great Hungarian Plain, Cristina Tica

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Predictors of Violent and Non-Violent Institutional Infractions of Death Row Prisoners, Tereza Trejbalová

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Scardovia Wiggsiae and Streptococcus Sobrinus Prevalence Among Orthodontic and Non-Orthodontic Patients, Melissa Trumbo

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Examining the Experiences of LGBTQ DPT Students: A Critical Ethnography, Catherine Turner

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Prograde Metamorphism and Upper-Crustal Cooling in the Northern Panamint Range, California: New Insights into the Jurassic and Mid-Cretaceous Evolution of the Southern Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt, Elijah A. Turner

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Assessment of the Infrazygomatic Crest and Distal Infrazygomatic Crest for Bone Depth and Miniscrew Insertion, Kyle C. Tuttle

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Food Insecurity and Adiposity Among Children and Adults NHANES 2015-2016, Denise Vidal

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Machine Learning Analysis of Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Data to Predict Bone Mineral Density in African American Women, Erick Githua Wakayu

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Opioid and Naloxone Training in a Rural School District, Allyson C. Waldron

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Data Analytics in Hotel and Integrated Resort Brands: An Evaluation of Past Literature and Proposed Research for the Future, Luke Andrew Walocko

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The Karen Genre: Digital Memes as an Influencer of Political and Social Discourse, Marc Wardle

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Hybridity, Ecocriticism, and Feminist Perspectives in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Sarah Warso

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Bystanders’ Willingness to Report Crimes and Cooperate with Legal Authorities: The Role of Individual and Contextual Differences, Matthew P. West

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Official Misconduct and Error Correction Mechanisms in Exonerated Death Penalty Cases, Kamali'ilani Theresa Elizabeth Wetherell

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Distributions and Habitat Associations of Blue Point Pyrgulopsis and Blue Point Tryonia, Chenoa Janine Wilcox

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Ab-Initio and Empirical Simulations of Aluminum and Copper Metal, William Wolfs

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AM-PAC Basic Mobility Inpatient Short Form (Low Function) Psychometrics/Clinimetrics, Meghan Wonderling, David Miller, and Selena Soria

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The Development of Prerequisite Skills and Concepts from Task-Based Interviews in Calculus Students with Low-Levels of Prerequisite Skills, Nicholas Wong

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What Do General and Organic Chemistry Students Consider When Making Decisions About Acids and Bases? A Phenomenographic Study, Sarah Wood

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Gambling Behaviors among VIP Hosts in Macao, Tiange Xu

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Understanding Visual Language and Visual Literacy: A Case Study of Young Children’s Meaning Making of Complex Wordless Picturebooks, Yunying Xu

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Do You Need a Break from Environmental Duties? Apply the Norm Activation Theory to Examine Pro Environmental Behaviors, Yanjia Yang

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Acoustic and Semantic Processing of Speech and Non-speech Sounds in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Breanne D. Yerkes

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Nursing Toolkit for Care of the Pediatric Patient with Suicidal Ideation, Christine Young

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Degradation of Antibiotics in Aqueous Phase Using PMS Catalytic Decomposition with Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles Immobilized in SBA-15, Ahdee Bluma Zeidman

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The Butterfly Lovers’ Violin Concerto (1959), Ying Zhang

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The Bridge from Etude to Repertoire: Hermann Six Concert Studies, Op. 18, Yuxin Zhao