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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Predictors of Physical Therapy Non-Treatment Among Patients Scheduled for Treatment Two Times a Day in the Acute Hospital, Sara Bookout and Kyle Ozaki

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Price Prediction: Determining Changes in Stock Pricing through Sentiment Analysis of Online Consumer Reviews, Daryl F. Boykin

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The Influence of CrossFit Training on Running Mechanics, Sophia D. Bradley

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A case study on the emergence of boutique and lifestyle hotels, Tiffany M. Braun

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Tres Danzas Cubanas by Alejandro García Caturla: A Transcription for Wind Orchestra with Accompanying Biographical Sketch and Transcription Method, Darrell Brown

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Are Vending Machine Selections Healthier? Trends in Dietary Quality of Vending Machine Food and Beverage Selections among NHANES Participants Age 6-19 Years between 2003-2012, Aurora Maria Buffington

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Finding the Shakespeare in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet: A Comparison of Plot and Character in the Seventeenth-century English Play and the Nineteenth-century French Opera, Bonita Elissa Bunt

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Numerical Methods for Option Pricing under the Two-Factor Models, Jiacheng Cai

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Impacts of WeChat on Millennials’ Perceptions and Consumption Behaviors in the Hotel Industry, Mengqi Cai

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"Already Writers": A Case Study in Assessment and Visual Rhetoric Connections in Digital Multimodal Composition, Fawn Elise Canady

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Reverse Migration: Documenting How the Educational Experiences of Transnational Youth in Mexican Schools are Shaped by Parental Deportation, Sandra Lourdes Candel

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Object Language/On Defining Sculpture, Thaddeus Barak Moore Celia-Zoellner

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Gene Expression Profiling in the Larval Fat Body of Desiccation Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Adriana Michelle Charles

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Understanding the Long-Term Changes in Hydrologic Processes on a Watershed Scale Due to Climate Variability and Change, Chao Chen

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Examining the Decoy and the Phantom Decoy Effects on the Menu Item Choice, Yang-Su Chen

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Exterior Giant Planet Effects on Terrestrial Architecture, Anna Corinne Childs

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Volatile Technetium Oxides: Implications for Nuclear Waste Vitrification, Bradley Covington Childs

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Survey and Analysis of Android Authentication Using App Locker, Akshitha Reddy Chintalaphani

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A Historical Case Study of Title IX in Nevada: An Excellent Investment in Our Youth, Jason Clark

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Volunteer Management in Faith-Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman

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Gait and Balance in Alzheimer's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis Across Varying Levels of Cognitive Impairment, Diana Contreras, Jessica Heim, and Jun Nelson

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Worked to Leisure: The Intersections of Volunteerism, Work, and Leisure, Denise Nicole Cook

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Radiative Contour Mapping Using UAS Swarm, Zachary Cook

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More Bang for your Buck: Bolstering Learning Via Refutation Text with Refutation-based Elaborated Feedback, Jacqueline R. Cordova

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Disposition and Success of Patients Following Discharge in the Acute Setting, Ciera Cortney, Kathryn Lutjens, and Kristopher Raines

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Sex Worker and Proud: A Phenomenological Study of Consensual Sex Workers' Lives, Michael Gerald Curtis Jr.

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A Phenomenological Study of the Process of Transitioning Out of the Military and Into Civilian Life from the Acculturation Perspective, Wilisha C. Daniels

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Preventing Deaths by Writing: In Search of a Prescriptive Software Solution for Curing Student Writing Ills in Postsecondary Nursing Education, Donald Allen Deever

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A Study of Strengthening Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge of Statistics and Probability via Professional Development, Lina Devaul

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Fine-Wire Intramuscular Insertion to the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles does not Affect Muscle Activation and Performance During High Exertion Spinal Extension Muscle Contractions, James DiMascio, Rebeka Hicks, Matthew Kimber, and Kelsey Synder

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Determining the Effects of Social Media Monitoring to Identify Potential Foodborne Illness in Southern Nevada, Lauren Diprete

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The Reliability of the Thoracic Percussion Test, Casey Donaldson, Rey Veloz, and Kaylee Waters

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Synthesis of Actinide Materials for the Study of Basic Actinide Science and Rapid Separation of Fission Products, Jacquelyn M. Dorhout

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Remote sensing of the environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy plants, Mohammad Masih Edalat

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Radio Spring, Kristian Louis Warren Einstman

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Cacophony, Noha Elbadry

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Learning to Adapt, Kelly Elcock

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The Role of Pre-Existing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Colorectal Cancer Stage and Survival in Elderly Americans: A Seer-Medicare Population-Based Study 2002-~2011, Sanae El Ibrahimi

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A Test Driven Approach to Develop Web-Based Machine Learning Applications, Armin Esmaeilzadeh

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The Impact of Supportive Parenting on Career Confidence of Young Adults, Salma Ettefagh

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Effects of Judicial Primary Election Systems on Challenger Emergence and Candidate Success, Katherine Eugenis

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Finding Top-k Dominance on Incomplete Big Data Using Map-Reduce Framework, Payam Ezatpoor

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A Program Evaluation of The State of Nevada's Certified Public Manager Program, Carolyn Faircloth, Pat La Putt, Diana Ritter, and Shawntay Tyler

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Etudes for the Bassoon: An Annotated Bibliography and Pedagogical Guide, Eric Joaquin Fassbender

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Co-navigating the U.S. Educational System: A Multiple Case Study of the Social and Academic Pressures Experienced By Iranian Immigrant Parents and Their 1.5-Generation Immigrant Children, Shahla Fayazpour

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PostPartum Depression Educational Intervention, Leslie Feth (Kalyn)

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Everything Is Real, Brett Finlayson

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Impacts of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) on Translation in the Hospitality Industry, Ethan Fishbane

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Understanding College Preparedness of First-Semester College Students, Kimberly Marie Florence

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Cyclist Detection, Tracking, and Trajectory Analysis in Urban Traffic Video Data, Farideh Foroozandeh Shahraki

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Program Evaluation for the Nevada School of the Arts, Cherie Garrity, Lisa Levine, Angela Phillips, and Izack Tenorio

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Investigation of Setting Time and Compressive Strength of Ready-Mixed Concrete Blended with Returned Fresh Concrete, Negasi Niguse Gebremichael

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Complete Sequencing and Comparative Analysis of the Genomes of the First Magnetotactic Gammaproteobacteria Isolated in Pure Culture: Strains BW-2 and SS-5, Corey Geurink

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Numerical Characterization of the Flow Field and Heat Transfer Inside the Receiver of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Carrying Supercritical Co2, Samad Gharehdaghimollahajloo

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Motivational Support in Middle School Classrooms: A Multiple Case Study, Cherie Marlene Gibson

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Aging and Fermentation as Adaptive Food Management Strategies in the Arctic, Celeste Giordano

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The Impact of Economic Recession on the Health of Adult Nevadans, Ariana Goertz

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John Philip Sousa and the Wagner Overture: A New Transcription of the Overture to Der fliegende Holländer for Wind Orchestra, Stephen H. Goldeck

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Controlled Electrochemical Reduction of Gold and Palladium Metal Precursors in Polyaniline, Nicole Goodwin

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Scalability Analysis of Blockchains Through Blockchain Simulation, Sneha Goswami

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Broad Symptom Measures and ADHD Symptom Ratings for Identifying Individuals with ADHD Combined and ADHD Inattentive, Stacy Jean Graves

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Can Simple Postural Instructions Modify Running Forms in Recreational Runners, Casey Gray, Matthew Poggemiller, and Ian Tracy

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Factors Influencing Induction of Desiccation Tolerance in Bryophytes: Redefining Fundamental Aspects of the Organism’s Relationship with the Environment in Xeric Habitats, Joshua Lee Greenwood

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Evaluating the Chemical and Biological Stability of Finished Waters Blended for Direct Potable Reuse in a Simulated Distribution System, Assumption Grimaldi

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Applications of Elpasolites as a Multimode Radiation Sensor, Amber Lynn Guckes

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2018 Chinese New Year Special Events Planning for Casino Resorts in Las Vegas, Qidan Guo

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Degree Constrained Triangulation of Annular Regions and Point Sites, Bhaikaji Gurung

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Student Expectations and Motivation in Spanish for Heritage Speakers Programs, Sergio A. Guzman

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The Implementation Gap Between Evidence-Based Guidelines and Primary Care Providers' Provision of Care for Adult Obese Individuals, Linda Ailene Hagemann

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Consumer Attitudes and Purchase Intentions of Cruises in China, Wenjia Han

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Optimization of Prosthetic Hands: Utilizing Modularity to Improve Grip Force, Grasp, and Versatility, Jordan William Harris

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Biomechanical Adjustments during Landing in Response to Task Perturbations, John Robert Harry

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The Engaged Eurosceptic: Explaining Eurosceptic Success and Failures in European Parliamentary Elections, Nathan William Henceroth

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Belt of Pearls, Danielle Lee Henry

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Living on the Edge: Assessing the Effects of Catastrophic Fire on Plants Utilized by Two Endemic Subspecies of Spring Mountains Butterflies, Charles Ryan Herrmann

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Late Cretaceous Extensional Collapse of the Southern Cordillera: Evidence from the Bristol and Granite Mountains, SE California, Lee Hess

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Instructional Math Technology in Secondary Special Education: Teacher-Reported Practices and Perceptions, Joice M. Higa

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Fast Neutron Detection in Nuclear Material Photofission Assay Using a 15 MeV Linear Electron Accelerator, Matthew Steven Hodges

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The Design and Validation of a Rhythm Span Task, Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins

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Client’s Perception of Therapist’s Way-of-Being, Derek Holyoak

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Studies in Words: Laborious Ben Jonson's Lexicon, Steven Hrdlicka

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Investigation of Determinacy for Games of Variable Length, Emi Ikeda

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Effectiveness of ST Math in College Remedial Mathematics Students of Learning Fraction Concepts, Taro Ito

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Examining the Affordances of Dual Cognitive Processing to Explain the Development of High School Students’ Nature of Science Views, Luke Jackson

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Evaluation of the Properties of Rubberized Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Kazem Jadidirendi

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Concussion Prevention Strategies: A Survey of Division I and Division II Female Soccer Teams, Kori Kendall Jeffries

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Behavioral Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian Deposit Foragers: Reinterpreting Looping and Meandering Traces using Optimal Foraging Theory and Quantitative Analysis, Zachary Andrew Jensen

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Automated Quantification of White Blood Cells in Light Microscopic Images of Injured Skeletal Muscle, Yang Jiao

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Parents' Perceptions of Smartphone Use and Parenting Practices, David Jackson Johnson

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Thermal and Developmental Ecology of Pupfish, Cyprinodon, Alexander Jones

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Same-Sex Focus in the Visual Attention of Heterosexual Women: An Investigation of Potential Explanations, Sarah C. Jones

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Influence of Sustainability Reward Program on Meeting Planners’ Site Selection Decision and Perceived Value-for-Money, Shinyong (shawn) Jung

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Societal Opinon of Government and Private Agencies’ Surveillance Capabilities Post 9-11, Stephanie E. Kaplan

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Pressure Injury Assesment Comparison: Bedside Nurse vs. Experts, Ali'itasi Kelemete, Brandi Hillock, and Casey Snell