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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Public Perceptions of Police Militarization: A Nuanced Understanding of Public Support for Police Practices, Leobardo Lopez-Cristobal

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The Relationship Among Sociocultural Assimilation, Dietary Behavior, and Physical Activity in Adult Latinxs in the U.S., Erick Lopez

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The Relation between Positive Stereotypes, Negative Stereotypes, and Discriminatory Behavior toward Hispanic and White Populations, Aileen Ynez Lovitt

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Synthesis and Characterization of Synthetic Urban Melt Glass, Rebecca Kristien Lowe

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Alternate Novel Thermal Structure Interaction Designs of Molten Salt Shell Structures at High Temperatures Ranging from 565˚C to 700˚C, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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Zooarchaeology of Bone, Antler, and Ivory Technologies: A Case Study from the Central Anatolian Bronze and Iron Age Site Kaman Kalehӧyük, Sarah Raffae Macintosh

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Machine Learning Approach for Predicting Cancer Using Gene Expression, Aashi Maharjan

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Impact of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Participation and Mobilization Cost on Highway Project Performance, Shristy Maharjan

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School Gardens as a Tool to Improve Student Health Outcomes and Increase Parent Engagement in the Clark County School District, Sabina Malik

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Fall Prevention Service-Learning Project, Alexis Mansoor, Kendra Morrison, Jeremy Nordfelt, and Cheng Yang Tu

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Consumers, Critics & Chromatography: An Analysis of 100-Point Wines, Gina Marano

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Studies on Kernels of Simple Polygons, Jason Mark

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An Alternative Approach to Food Market Design: Strategies That Nurture Human Health and Well-Being, Kendall Marsh

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The Significance of MFD and Oxidative Damage in Stationary-Phase Mutagenesis in Bacillus subtilis, Holly Anne Martin

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High Salinity, High Concentration Perchlorate Reduction in the Presence of Hexavalent Chromium, Nitrate, and Chlorate, Nicole Martin

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Parents’ Beliefs of Cultural Consideration During the Special Education Process: A Delphi Study, Monique Evette Matute-Chavarria

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Investigation of Acute Response to Carbohydrate in Subsequent Resistance Training, Damon Mccune

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Rapid Evolution of Starvation Resistance in Drosophila: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms, Austin Joseph McKenna

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Transcriptional Control of Virulence Genes in the Bacterial Pathogen Shigella Flexneri, Joy Asami Mckenna

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Stirring the Pot - The Application of Electoral Gender Quotas in Africa, Jonathan Georges Mehanna

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Does Wearing Multiple Pairs of Shoes Influence Injury Rates?, Julien Mihy

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An Ideological Criticism of The Green New Deal and Media Responses, Corynn Miller

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Sexually Transmitted Infections and the 65 and Older Population: Knowledge and Perceived Risk, Alexus Miranda

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The Prevalence and Predictors of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Use Among Racially/Ethnically Diverse College Students, Hermella Misiker

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Synthesis, X-Ray Absorption, and X-Ray Diffraction Spectroscopy Studies of Uranium Based Heavy Fermion Systems, Vahe Mkrtchyan

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Shattering the Glass: Will Gen Z Bring Us Closer to Gender Equality in US Hospitality Leadership?, Denise Holly Ramirez Molintas

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Seniors and Sexual Health: A Profile of Sexual Behaviors and Perceptions of Sexual Risks in Southern Nevada’s Older Adult Population, Amanda Elizabeth Morgan

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Thatcherism in the Contemporary British Novel, 1978-2012, David Mowatt

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Investigating the Inner Experience of Individuals Attending Psychotherapy at a Community Mental Health Center, Stefanie A. Moynihan

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A Fortified Extension of the AES and Its Implementation, Ashby Mullin

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Implementation of a Training Program in the Use of the Electronic Medical Record to Improve Performance on Quality Measures and Reduce Burnout among Healthcare Providers, Mary Monica Nara

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Musical Meter: Examining Hierarchical Temporal Perception in Complex Musical Stimuli Across Human Development, Sensory Modalities, and Expertise, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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A Hybrid Experimental-Numerical Study on the Flow Topology in the Confluence Hydrodynamics Zone of an Open Channel with Lateral Drainage Pipe Discharge, Mohammad Nazari-Sharabian

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Love in South Korea: Transformations of Intimacy and Gender Relations in Korean Romantic Relationships, Alex Joseph Nelson

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Tissue-Specific Responses from a Global Developmental Signal: A Detailed Subcellular Analysis of the 20E and Rab Signaling Pathways Controlling Exocrine Secretion During Drosophila Development, Nichalas Nelson

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The Art of 'Stick to Sports,' Politics, and Sports Media Industry Studies, Shi-Quan Nettingham

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Towards Multi-Modal Data Classification, Henry Ng

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A Nevanlinna-Type Counting Function and Pullback Measure, John Nguyen

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Temporal and Spatial Analysis of the Wage Gap for Women and Underrepresented Minorities in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) Workforce, Saba Nikkhah Manesh

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Addressing Disparities in Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment, Alicia Nuñez

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Awareness of Apprenticeships among College Students at a Research University in the Western United States: A Fixed-Convergent Mixed Methods Study, Kendra Vanessa O'Connell

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The Use of Female Permanent Contraception Among Women Desiring to Limit Childbearing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Analyses of the Spatial Pattern and Individual- and Country-Level Determinants, Babayemi Oluwaseun Olakunde

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From Fighting Wasting to Shedding Excess: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed-Method Study of Obesity Among People Living With HIV in Nigeria, John Olajide Olawepo

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Paleoecology of Columbian and Pygmy Mammoths in Southern Nevada and California: How Terminal Pleistocene Ecosystems Shaped Mammoths at the Individual, Population, and Community Level, Lauren Elizabeth Parry

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Generality and Specificity in Subjective Task Value: Implications for Expectancy-Value Theory, Rachel Part

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The Teacher Attrition Phenomenon: The Role of Teacher Collaboration and Motivation, Brenda Anne Pearson

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Beyond Maidens and Mothers: A Study of Till We Have Faces, Tamar Peterson

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Acoustic Sonolysis of Antibiotics in Water, Natalie Pinon

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Examination of the Influence of Consumer Preferences for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Components and Consumer Effort during Treatment Sessions on Child Welfare Outcomes, Christopher Philip Plant

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Virtually Invincible: The Impact of Social Media Presentation on Rock Climbing, Lilly Posner

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Simulation of Oxygen Control Technology in Applications of Liquid Lead and Lead– Bismuth Eutectic Systems for Mitigating Materials Corrosion Using the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Emad Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Minimizing Visual Defects through Augmentation of Computer Aided Diamond Rough Planning, Abhijith Prabhu

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Management of Atrial Fibrillation with Smartphone Technology, Teresa Praus

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Factors Affecting Esophageal Tissue Radiation Response, Latisha T. Pryor

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A Multi-Channel MCP-PMT Based Readout Integrated Circuit for LiDAR Applications, Sachin Purushothaman Namboodiri

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Constraining Viscous Protoplanetary Disk Models Using ALMA Kinematic Observations, Ian Rabago

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Fighter Aircraft Guidance and Control, Kaushik Raj

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Characterization of Beryllium Ion Complexation in the Presence of Biological Buffers Using Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, Guillermo Alexander Ramirez

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Madres, Hijas, y la Frontera: an Analysis of the Relationship Between Mexican Mothers and Mexican-American Daughters, Arianna Gabriela Razo

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Examining Grit with Middle Schoolers in Diverse General Education Classrooms – Validating the Grit Scale, Cristina Liliana Reding

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How Does Stress and Coping Impact Undergraduate Students' Mental Health on a Racially Diverse Campus?, Kristina Ricker-Boles

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Eyewitness Recall and Identification Accuracy: Effects of Stress in an Extreme Haunt and a Haunted House, William Blake Ridgway

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A Nomological Network Analysis of Innovation in Hospitality Education and Industry, Robert H. Rippee

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Abiotic, Biotic, and Bio-Enhanced Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium, Chloroform and Co-Contaminants Using Nano-Scale Zero Valent Iron in Highly Contaminated Groundwater, Eduardo Robleto Martinez

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Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking, Erick Albert William Rogers

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Association Between Patient Ability in Activities of Daily Living at Hospital Admission and Key Indicators, Stephanie Rosen and Amber Steele

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Respiratory and Perceptual Responses to High Intensity Interval Exercise in Obese Adults, Nicholas Andrew Ross

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Sad Water and Sand, Karli Tokala Rouse

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Bayesian Variable Selection Methods for Genome-Wide Association Studies with Categorical Phenotypes, Benazir Rowe

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Thinking About Thinking: Children’s Awareness and Development of Metacognitive Emotion Regulation, Reilly Rowland

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Revolution: A Case Study of Public Policy in the Nevada Legislature, Caitlin J. Saladino

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Effects of Wildfire on Plant and Insect Pollinator Communities in the Mojave Desert, Nha Trang Vivian Sam

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Narratives of Belonging and Citizenship: Race and Gender in the Hemispheric American Novel, Ariel Jade Santos

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Examination of Factors Reported by Athletes to Interfere with Their Lives Outside of Sports, Jesse Scott

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Fluctuating Cohesion: A Grounded Theory Study of Nursing Students Engaged in a Hybrid Debriefing Format, Carol Lynn Senette

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The Influence of Motivational and Attentional Focus Factors on Throwing Accuracy in Elite Softball Athletes, Jacquelyn Sertic

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Transposable Element Expression in Human Embryo Single-Cell RNA-Seq Data, Corinne Sexton

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Comparison of Digital Treatment Setups and Final Treatment Outcomes of Class II Division 1 Malocclusions Treated with Premolar Extractions, Sogol Shantiyai

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Stereotactic Radiosurgery Implementation at Utah Valley Hospital, Ryan Sharp

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Exploration of the Intersection of Social Identities of Female Leaders in Postsecondary Education: A Phenomenological Approach, Sara Shaw

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Infiltration into Water-Repellent Sand: The Role of Sorptivity, Rose Marie Shillito

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A Combined Approach to Evaluating Student Engagement in a Virtual Laboratory Environment, Aster Sigel

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Design and Fabrication of a 6-Bit Current-Mode ADC for Lidar and High-Speed Applications, Jason Silic

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Patients Enabled, Engaged, and Empowered: Implementation of a Mobile Patient Engagement Technology, Jud Simonds

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Investigations of Technetium Metal and the Synthesis of Binary Technetium Nitrides under Extreme Conditions, Emily Siska

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The Dynamic Control Platform: Reinventing the Wheel, One Leg at a Time, Angel Javier Solis

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The Transformation of Edgar Huntly: An American Awakening, Willie C. Sosa

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Losing Our Faculties: Academic Labor in the Corporate Academy, Mark L. Spinrad

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Exploring the Lived Experience of Early-Career Millennial Nursing Faculty: Deriving Meaning From Their Perspective, Adrian Stamps

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Menstrual Cycle Changes in Dysregulated Eating Symptoms, Kimberly S. Stevens

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Gen-Foam Multiphysics Model Development for Molten Salt Reactors, Jeffrey Stewart

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The Cello Concertos of Karl Davydov (1838–1889): Historical Context and Pedagogical Rol, Adam Matthew Stiber

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Microbe-Mineral Interactions During Exceptional Fossil Preservation, Stromatolite Formation, and Desert Varnish Growth, Michael Strange

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Becoming Myself: A Constructivist Grounded Theory Study of the Gender Transition Experiences of Practicing Nurses, Rhiannon Dawn Sullivan

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HDR Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer Using H.A.M. Applicator, Timothy Richard Thatcher

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Resisting ‘Raid-and-Rescue’: Capturing the Ideograph of Victimhood in Nevada Law A.B. 166, Samantha Thies

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Tales of Thriving: Identifying the Underpinnings of Women's Success in STEM Careers, Sarah E. Thoman

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The ProcessJ C++ Runtime System and Code Generator, Alexander Christian Thomason

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Changing Paradigms: Creating an Apache Borderland Cattle Economy, 1730-1799, Jenni Tifft-Ochoa

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Patient, Student, and Faculty Perceptions of a Student Led Pro-Bono Education and Treatment Based Back School for Uninsured Nevadans, James Tingey, Daniel Tiano, Rebecca Templeton, and Meagan Duncan