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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Floating Head Touching Earth, Carrieann Cahall

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Storing IOT Data Securely in a Private Ethereum Blockchain, Vinay Kumar Calastry Ramesh

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State Law and Child Welfare Policy Role in Nonparental Family Composition, Laura Alison Caliendo

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Determinants of Disparities in the Colorectal Cancer Burden, Karen Elizabeth Callahan

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My Voice Matters: A Telling Case Study of Student Voice in Institutional Governance, Eboni Monique Caridine

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Pentecostal Churches: A Multiple Case Study of Education and Youth Women and Leadership, Derric A. Carter

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Implementation of an Asthma Action Plan in a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, Noelle Cerdan

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On Improving Performance of the Binary Logistic Regression Classifier, Michael Chang

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Contributions to MCMC Methods in Constrained Domains with Applications to Neuroimaging, Sharang Chaudhry

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Arbitrary High Order Finite Difference Methods with Applications to Wave Propagation Modeled by Maxwell's Equations, Min Chen

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Identifying Risk Factors for Youth Hospitalization in Crisis Settings: A Classification and Regression Tree Analysis, Yen-Ling Chen

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Sit Crooked and Talk Straight(ish): Exploring Dialectical Tensions in the My Favorite Murder Fandom, Claudia Gricel Chiang-Lopez

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Machine Learning Prediction of Primary Tissue Origin of Cancer from Gene Expression Read Counts, Lohitha Chintham Reddy

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Optimization of Motor Performance, Lee-Kuen Chua

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The Effects of Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 on the Viability and Proliferation of Dental Pulp Stem Cell Isolates, Joseph Cinelli

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ProcessJ: The JVMCSP Code Generator, Oswaldo Benjamin Cisneros Merino

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Blanche DuBois: A Woman's Journey from Belle Reve through Tarantula Arms to The Elysian Fields, Raluca Daniela Comanelea

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Early Contractional History of the Funeral Mountains and its Influence on the Formation of the Funeral Mountains Metamorphic Core Complex, Death Valley, CA, Taylor Douglas Craig

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The Search For Home: An Analysis of American-Socialized Filipino American Identity in Literature, Julianna Marie Crame

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Lumbopelvic Muscle Performance and Morphology Differences: Implications for Low Back Pain in Individuals with Unilateral Above-The-Knee Amputation, Melissa Damele, Rachel Gross, and Ronauldo Robina

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Managing IOT Data on Hyperledger Blockchain, Akhil David

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Uncovering the Women in Ocean’s Eight: Understanding the Trends of the Women’s Movement with the Portrayals of Women in Film, Elyssa Michelle Day

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The Development of a Viscoelastic Ellipsoidal Model for use in Measuring Plantar Tissue Material Properties during Walking, Jessica Lee DeBerardinis

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Assessing the Long-Term Effects of a Cultural Immersion Experience on Nursing Practice, Karen H. de la Cruz

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Effects Associated with the Deployment of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles: Insights from Las Vegas, NV, Sarah Dennis

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An Analysis of Teacher Training Concerning the Identification of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brittany Jo Desnoyer

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Landscape Scale: Inter- and Intraspecific Variation in Plant Interactions along a Stress Gradient in the Sheep Range of Nevada, Jordan Dowell

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Modulation of Corticospinal Excitability Using Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation to Improve Walking in Individuals with Chronic Post Stroke Hemiparesis, Neil Drobitch, Kylie Henry, Sage Lyons, and James Schomig

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Characterizing Compact Game Trees, Andrew Dubose

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Building a Music Festival: Understanding Media Industry Lore, Madeline Edgmon

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Investigating Sources of Selenium in Shallow Groundwater in the Las Vegas Valley, Sahar Ehsani

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Treatment of Perchlorate and Multiple Oxyanions: Chemical and Biological Investigations, Mark Elkouz

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External Voting in Developing Countries: Strategic Bargaining and the Role of Remittances, Hafthor Erlingsson

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Ethnic Power Dominance in a Resource-Rich Sub Saharan African State: An Analysis of Violent Conflict Accelerators and the Mitigating Influence of Civil Society in Nigeria, Victor O. Fakoya

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Galena Creek Bridge Structural Health Monitoring Instrumentation and Modeling, Leopold Falkensammer

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Numerical Study of Spacer Grid Geometry in a 5 X 5 Nuclear Fuel Rod Bundle, Wan Chuan Fan

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Using Positive Self-Talk and Goal-Oriented Thinking to Improve Behavioral Outcomes for Students with Learning Disabilities, Danielle M. Feeney

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The Effects of Sex Role Stereotype Endorsement and Work-Family Conflict on Emerging Adult Aspirations, Andrea Fink-Armold

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Improving OCR Post Processing with Machine Learning Tools, Jorge Ramon Fonseca Cacho

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The Effects of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor on the Characteristics of Pluripotent Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Cale Forgues

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Public Exposure to Outdoor Bioaerosols in Particulate Matter in Las Vegas: Daily and Seasonal Variations, Karey Renee Fortier

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Infection Control: The Nurse's Responsibility, Marisa Francis

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Applied Symmetry for Crystal Structure Prediction, Scott William Fredericks

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Super Rapid Crystal Growth and Quench of Monoclinic Bi-II* During Dynamic Compression, Zachary Allen Fussell

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The Retrospective Analysis of Radionuclides in Banded Coral from the Bikini Atoll, Athena Marie Gallardo

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Machine Learning Classification of Primary Tissue Origin of Cancer from DNA Methylation Markers, Sravani Gannavarapu Surya Naga

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Empirical Justification for Supportive Other Involvement in Collegiate Athletes’ Mental Health Intervention, Elena Gavrilova

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A Controlled Examination of Motivational Strategies: Reviewing Positive Consequences for Goal Achievement, Negative Consequences for Undesired Behavior, and a Relaxation Exercise, Yulia Gavrilova

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Community Exposure to Particulate Matter and Its Impact for Students and Residents Near a Construction Asphalt Plant: A Case Study, Aman Gebremariam Gebreselassie

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Mojave Desert Plant Community Long-Term Response to Disturbance, Dominic M. Gentilcore

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Examining the Effectiveness of a 4D Schedule and a Virtual Reality Model on a Modular Project: UNLV Solar Decathlon Case, Rajarshi Ghimire

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Telomeres, Nutrition and Mortality: Risk Factors for the Rate of Telomere Length Decline and the Associations Between Telomere Length, Nutrition and Mortality, Saruna Ghimire

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Analysis of Bitcoin Cryptocurrency and Its Mining Techniques, Suman Ghimire

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Schools and Crime: An Empirical Analysis of School Safety Measures, Heather Gilmore

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Evaluating Parents Sociodemographic Factors and Childhood Vaccine Decisions, Mehret Girmay

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Rural Or Underserved Practice Interest Among Doctor Of Physical Therapy Students. Do Clinical Education Experiences Change Opinions?, Brandon Godin, Trenton Poulson, Mac Neil Moresca, and Tyler Satoshige

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Mozart's "Mezzos": A Comparative Study Between Castrato and Female Roles in Mozart's Operas, Erin Gonzalez

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Disparities in Administrative Pediatric Asthma Prevalence in Clark County, Aaliyah Goodie

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Equation of State of H2O Ice Using Melt-Recrystallization, Zachary Michael Grande

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Comparison of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) and ZVI+Sludge for the Removal of High Levels of Hexavalent Chromium and Chlorate from Waters, Kenneth R. Greenhalgh

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Evidence-Based Practice Guide and Workflows: Improving Hospital Throughput and Reducing Emergency Department Overcrowding, Maulah Halley

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Implications of an Iterative Design Experiment in Transcendental and Polynomial Functions Within a Flipped Classroom, Aaron Boyd Harris

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Encyclopedia of My Body, Alice Hastings

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Exploring Preservice Teacher Agency Influencing Power Relationships with Teacher Educators: A Multiple Case Study, Steve Hayden

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Torrente and Manjón: The Visionary-Producers of the Latin Fire Follies, Olivia Hernando

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Uncovering New Mechanisms of Cdc34 and Cullin-Ring Activity, Spencer Hill

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Numerical Analysis and Fluid Flow Modeling of Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations, Tahj Hill

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Riding My Bike in Paradise with Margaret Fuller: A Phenomenological Study, Nanette Rasband Hilton

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High-Pressure High-Temperature Exploration of Phase Boundaries Using Raman Spectroscopy, Jasmine Kashmir Hinton

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Optimizing Back Squat Performance, Arthur Hockwald

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Illuminating Unsung Americans Sung as a Musical Staple within American Culture, Richard Leon Hodges

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Governance Practices of a Private Non-Profit System of Higher Education, Taylor Hough

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“On the Altar of Sectarianism”: Orson Murray’s Anti-Biblical Thought and the American Anti-Slavery Society, 1833-1863, James Carson Howard

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International Faculty’s Lived Experience of Teaching: A Multiple-Case Study of Taiwanese Professors in the United States, Ching Hsu Kim

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Florence B. Price's Compositional Style to Song Settings of Paul Laurence Dunbar's Dialect Poetry: A Performance Guide, Daniel Joseph Hunter Jr

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Weighted Composition Operators on a Bergman-type Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space, Ming Huo

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Factors Influencing Community College Students' Persistence in Completing an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Amy Hutchinson

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An Alternative Reading of Feminist Criticism on S. Weir Mitchell, Erika Hylton

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Effects of Ecological Restoration Techniques in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Simone Ka-Voka Jackson

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Physiotherapy is Associated with Improvements in Gait and Balance in Individuals with Cognitive Impairment: A Retrospective Analysis, Steven Jackson, Elbert Chen, and Jason Phan

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College Student Depression: An Examination of Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Gender and Sexual Orientation Diversity, and Help-Seeking Willingness, Sharon Jalene

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K-Tuple Sampling From Partially Rank-Ordered Sets, Marvin Javier

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The Relationship between Motivation to Use Airbnb and Guests’ Repurchase Intention: Moderating Effect of Consideration Set, Wen Jiang

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The Impact of Virtual Presence on Willingness to Book: The Moderating Role of Self-Construal and Gender, Sung Jun Joe

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Consequences of Math Anxiety and Stereotype Threat: An Intersectional Perspective, Jennifer E. John Buck

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Literal Dope, Frank Johnson

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The Moderation Effect of BDNF Genotype and Self-Reported Lifetime Physical Activity Habits on Postural Instability in Parkinson’s Disease, Samantha Johnson and Tyler Ormsby

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Coarse-Grained, Fine-Grained, and Lock-Free Concurrency Approaches for Self-Balancing B-Tree, Edward R. Jorgensen II

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Healthcare Access and Utilization by Transgender Populations: A United States Transgender Survey Study, Axenya Kachen

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An Introduction to the Exposition on Soundness, Completeness, and Decidability in Quantum Logic and Quantum Computation, Pushkin Kachroo

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Batching Problems with Constraints, Shradha Kapoor

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Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minorities, Jennifer Keeley

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Patellar Tendon Morphology in Trans-Tibial Amputees Utilizing a Prosthesis with a Patellar-Tendon-Bearing Feature, Jessica Kellogg, Kelly Teter, and Michelle Evers

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Workload Position Evaluation to Determine Efficient Training Load for Optimal Competition Performance of Female Collegiate Soccer Players, Michaela Kelsey

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Policing Protests: An Exploratory Analysis of Crowd Management Policies, Logan P. Kennedy

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A Monolithic Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Finite Element Method for an Unsteady Stokes/Parabolic Interface Problem, Ian Kesler

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Examining the Role of Business Intelligence and Analytics in Hospitality Revenue Management, Anna I. Kharitonova

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Approximation Algorithms for Illuminating 1.5D Terrain, Jiwan Khatiwada

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Alkali-Silica Reactivity of Mortars Containing Natural Pozzolan, Arash Kian

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Reconsolidation: Unique Cognitive Process or State Dependent Learning?, Chris Kiley