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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Interaction of rock and water during shock decompression: A hybrid model for fluidized ejecta formation, Audrey Hughes Rager

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Interaction and language development of ELL students in mainstream classrooms, Beth A. Ralston

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Vertical transmission of West Nile Virus in Culex spp. mosquitoes of Clark County, Nevada, Vivek K. Raman

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Neuropsychological and emotion processing abnormalities in bipolar disorder I and II, Carol Randall

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Wind flow modeling for wind energy analysis of the Nellis Dunes area in Nevada, Upendra Rangegowda

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Immigration and the hospitality industry, Joseph M. Rasic

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Conservation based uncertainty propagation in dynamic systems, Lillian J. Ratliff

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Reflective practice: The teacher in the mirror, Celes Raenee Rayford

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Cultural competence of RN to BSN students, Dierdre Michelle Riley

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Phyllosilicate mineralogy, 40Ar/39Ar geochronology, and genesis of petrocalcic soils in the Southwest U.S.A., Colin R. Robins

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Characteristics of adolescent females sexually exploited through prostitution, Alanna Robinson

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The Gulf of Mexico oil disaster: A case study on the projected economic impact on tourism among the Gulf States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, Richard Andrew Robinson Jr.

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Evaluation of guided visualizations and the relationships among perceived stress, differentiation of self, sense of coherence, dyadic satisfaction and quality of life, Kim R. Rogers

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Vibrational spectroscopic study of the 1,3,5,7-cyclooctatetraene at high static pressures, Edward Romano

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Gesture as an act of meaning-making: An eco-social perspective of a sheltered-English second grade classroom, Alessandro A. Rosborough

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An Examination of the life and work of Gustav Hasford, Matthew Samuel Ross

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Structures on a K3 surface, Nathan P. Rowe

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How stereotyping affects customer service, Nicole Ruiseco

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Is there evidence for the observation and use of astronomy at the Harris Site in the Mimbres Valley?, Denise Ruzicka

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A Rhetorical history of the Office of Legal Counsel, William O’Donnal Saas

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Donepezil and galanin interactions in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease, Jonathan J. Sabbagh

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A Visualization approach for message passing in parallel computing systems, Arunkumar Sadasivan

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Kairotic strategema: A rhetorical investigation of Barack Obama’s 2009 health care address, Serena M. Sánchez-Wilson

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Pre-service elementary science teaching self-efficacy and teaching practices: A mixed-methods, dual-phase, embedded case study, Cheryl Ramirez Sangueza

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The Multiple-choice concept map (MCCM): An interactive computer-based assessment method, Ioan C. Sas

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Analyzing the impact of reactive transport on the repository performance of TRISO fuel, Gregory Schmidt

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Narrative comprehension for functional survival spatial relations, Paul James Schroeder III

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Genes involved in mushroom body development and behavior in Drosophila, Christine Nicole Serway

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Investigation of potential pathways and multi-cycle bioregeneration of ion-exchange resin laden with perchlorate, Mohamadali Sharbatmaleki

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A Novel nonlithographic method to fabricate nanoparticles and its application in crystallization of amorphous silicon thin films, Wen Shen

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Second language inner voice and identity, Brandon Kenji Shigematsu

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Evaluating the energy and carbon footprint of water conveyance system and future water supply options for Las Vegas, Nevada, Eleeja Shrestha

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Late Paleozoic deformation in the Osgood Mountains and Dry Hills, northern Nevada, Samuel A. Siebenaler

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Self-efficacy and the predictors for NCLEX-RN® success for baccalaureate nursing students, Linda Anne Silvestri

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Room rate parity: A 2010 study of U.S. booking channels, Neven Sipic

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The Efficacy of emotional and instructional support (EIS) training and consultation on Head Start teacher-child interactions, Rory Brown Sipp

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Assessing the effect of simulation models on systems learning in an introductory environmental science course, Heather J. Skaza

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Impact investigation of reactor fuel operating parameters on reactivity for use in burnup credit applications, Tanya N. Sloma

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Visual Occam: High level visualization and design of process networks, Mikolaj M. Slomka

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Speciation and spectroscopy of the uranyl and tetravalent plutonium nitrate systems: Fundamental studies and applications to used fuel reprocessing, Nicholas A. Smith

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Theoretical and computational study of time dependent scattering on a 2D surface, Michael Sohn

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“You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge”: A content analysis of The Dr. Phil Show and implications for marriage and family therapists, Barbara Ann Spanjers

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Dynamic indexing, Viswada Sripathi

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Equipping women for food service sales, Robert Stegall-Smith

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The Rhetorical Significance of Gojira, Shannon Victoria Stevens

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The Effect of self-efficacy manipulation on the efficiency, rate of perceived exertion, and affective state of runners, Isabelle Stoate

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Self-stabilizing group membership protocol, Mahesh Subedi

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Parameterizable network-on-chip emulation framework, Jaya Suseela

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Verbal and visual learning and memory deficits as trait markers for psychosis in bipolar disorder, Griffin P. Sutton

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Displacement or diffusion: A secondary analysis of the Las Vegas Safe Village Initiative, Daniel Duane Swanson

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Monarchs in Love and Other Stories, Matthew Swetnam

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Safety committees: Their role in preventing employee accidents in hotels and resorts, Sheila Tabeling

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Partial phonon density of states of 57-iron and 161-dysprosium in DyFe3 by nuclear resonant inelastic X-ray scattering under high pressure, Elizabeth Anne Tanis

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Photon density of states of 47-iron and 161-dysprosium in DyFe3 by nuclear resonant inelastic x-ray scattering under high pressure, Elizabeth Anne Tanis

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An Intercultural U.S.-China restaurant service process model: U.S.-China SERVPRO restaurant model, Pearl Teo

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Comparison of body composition between physically active and inactive wheelchair users, Masaru Teramoto

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Cluster analysis of the TOMAL standardization sample, Nicholas Shizuo Thaler

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Nursing compliance with standard fall prevention protocol among acute care hospital nurses, Anuradha Thirumalai

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Evaluating point-of-sale buying decisions: Understanding why consumers purchase timeshares, Lisa Y. Thomas

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An Analysis of supervisor’s gender and subordinate employees’ job satisfaction within the casino-entertainment industry, Nicholas J. Thomas

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Mediating and moderating variables between discretionary purchases and happiness, Rebecca L. Thomas

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Velocity distribution of dark Matter halos: A critical test for the Λ cold dark matter model, Robert Jo Thompson

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Optimal design of vehicle with internal space frame structure subjected to high impact load, Jagadeep Thota

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Petrogenesis of the Greenwater Range: Comparison to the Crater Flat volcanic field and implications for hazard assessment, Ashley Kaye Tibbetts

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Technology enhancement in hotel guestroom, Chee Wah Peter Too

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Emergent literacy skills of young children with autism: A Comparison of teacher-led and computer-assisted instruction, Jason Christopher Travers

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The Effects of cultural experience and subdivision on tapping to slow tempi, Sangeeta Ullal

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Physiological implications of natural versus induced arousal from torpor, Jenifer C. Utz

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Field measurement & verification of residential duct leakage methods and CFD analysis of HVAC mixing box, Uday Vadlamani

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Political and civic engagement attitudes among Asian American college students, Matthew Vanada

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Selling knowledge: A sociological analysis of attorney advertisement in Las Vegas, Giselle Velasquez

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Cloud storage and online bin packing, Swathi Venigella

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Production, purification and crystallization of membrane integrated multimeric Bax, Adelbert Mark Villoso

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I am journalism (and so can you!): Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and the role of the journalist, Eugene Wagner

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Re-entry African American male high school dropouts through the lens of critical race theory with content analysis of the case studies, Robert Paul Walker

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Atomic governance: Militarism, secrecy, and science in post-war America, 1945-1958, Mary D. Wammack

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An Investigation and analysis of U.S. restaurant tipping practices and the relationship to service quality with recommendations for field application, Lei Wang

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Environmental Influence on Brain, Behavior, and Gene Expression in Drosophila, Xia Wang

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The Determinants of colorectal cancer survival disparities in Nevada, Lucas N. Wassira

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African American and Caucasian males' evaluation of racialized female facial averages, Rhea M. Watson

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Transforming space into place: Development, rock climbing, and interpretation in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, 1960-2010, Megan Sharp Weatherly

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The Relationship of a long-term exercise program and selected coronary risk factors, Maryse Wells

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Retrofitting existing commercial buildings in the desert southwest to be energy efficient, Andrea Lee Wilkins

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When is a good deal bad for business? An exploratory study of room rates highlighting the practice and effects of discounting room rates, Gwen Williams

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An Implementation guide for strategic meeting management programs in small to mid-size meeting firms, Monique Williams

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Development of hydrogen direct injection for conversion of internal combustion engines, Maxwell A. Wilson

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Negotiating the integration of new literacies in math and science content: The lived experience of classroom teachers, Jennifer Joy Wimmer

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Is there a suitable CRM framework to evaluate the effectiveness of CRM practices in the Singapore hotel industry?, Janet Wong

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Age and petrogenesis of the Roaring Mountain rhyolites, Yellowstone Volcanic Field, Wyoming, Kathleen Marie Wooton

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Evaluation of safety impact of access management in urban areas, Xuecai Xu

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Development of software to estimate pressures on the residual limbs of amputees by means of a pylon mounted transducer, Malli K. Yalamanchili

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Synthesis, characterization and simulation of optical and Raman properties of metal nanoparticles, Sriteja Yamparala

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An Investigation of exemplary teaching practices of teachers of Native American students, William M. Young

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The Crooked median, Monica Zarazua

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Rare earth element transport in the Yucca Mountain region, Liqiong Zhang

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The Gap of event markets between the US and China — Exploring application prospect of event software in China’s hospitality and tourism market, Ying Zhao

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The Discussion of first mover advantage in the Chinese hotel industry, Yuheng Zheng

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Processor allocator for chip multiprocessors, Dawid Maksymilian Zydek