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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The role of larval fat cells in starvation resistance and reproduction in adult Drosophila melanogaster, Jerell Roland Aguila

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Legal regulations of tip pooling and tip sharing in the United States hospitality industry, Rebecca Ahmed

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The effect of concurrent cell phone use and walking on gait characteristics, Jennifer Marie Aldridge

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Protection of macrophages J774A.1 by purine nucleoside analogues from Bacillus anthracis mediated necrosis, Zadkiel R. Alvarez

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'So manie gallant gentlemen': Imperial humanists and Tudor imperial identity, Karin Alana Amundsen

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An Evaluation of group differences in mentoring programs' perceived outcomes, Jennifer Sue Anderson

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AC susceptibility and heat capacity studies of the geometrically frustrated pyrochlores terbium titanium tin oxides and holmium titanates, Daniel Antonio

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Nonprofits in crisis: How to retain employees in the nonprofit sector, Liz Armstrong, Jocelyn Bluitt-Fisher, Lori Lopez-Newman, Diana R. Paul, and Keith R. Paul

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The Olympic Singer: Integrating Pilates Training Into the Voice Studio, Veera Khare Asher

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The GED and alternative learning center diploma as a factor in post-secondary persistence and success, Michael C. Autenrieth

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An Examination of Sport Identity Amongst Youth Soccer Participants and the Implications for MLS Marketing, Emmanuel Ayim

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The relationship between benefit satisfaction and intent to leave: A study of finance departments in Las Vegas, Jung-in Bae

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Midlife career change and women: A phenomenological examination of the process of change, Terry Ann Bahr

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The Use of policy analysis in southern Nevada planning and development departments, Dawn Barlow, Shane Dillon, Lynn Hunsinger, Ted Lendis, Neo Vidal, and Wendy Yada

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A Case study to examine the application of food cost theories in menu pricing and cost control management within a new restaurant operation, Mark W. Barnard

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Evaluation of rapid electric battery charging techniques, Ronald Baroody

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Molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Ilene Bautista

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An Assessment of proposed sex offender mobility and residency restrictions in Nevada, Samantha Dawn Beecher

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The Influence of Carbon Source Types and Nitrate on the Performance of the Enhanced Biological Phosphorus Removal Systems, Shamim Ara Begum

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Neurocognitive deficits and functional outcome in bipolar disorder, Danielle T. Bello

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City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement accreditation evaluation program, Daniel Bennett

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Descriptive experience sampling interactive multimedia training tool, Arva Bensaheb

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Exploring erotic plasticity as an individual difference variable: Theory and measurement, Lorraine Benuto

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Illegal immigration and worldview defense: Distaste for human migration in the context of TMT, John Matthew Bergen

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Flowing Toward Sustainability: Two Stream Adjudications Analyzed Under the IAD Framework, Nancye Lou Bethurem

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Getting on track: Consolidating and streamlining positions at Clark County, Elaina Bhattacharyya, Kevin Cerny, Craig Christiansen, and Elizabeth Muto

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Analysis and design of low power CMOS ultra wideband receiver, Abdul Bhuiyan

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Manganese oxide mineral phases produced at room temperature under acidic conditions investigated with XRD, TEM, SEM, EDS, and BET, Nancy R. Birkner

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Teacher and student perceptions of self-determination, Jennifer L. Black

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Photochemical delivery of bleomycin in malignant glioma cells, Joseph William Blickenstaff III

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Race stereotypic crimes and juror decision making: Hispanic, black, and white defendants, Joseph Francis Boetcher

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Eminent domain: The unintended consequences of Kelo, Tracy Lynn Bower

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Using Thermoluminescent Dosimeters to Measure the Dose From High and Low Energy X-Ray Sources, Wesley Leon Boyd

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Focus of attention on movement technique acquisition of a Pilates roll-up, Kristine M. Bragg

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Studying Personality In Juvenile Prostitutes: Aren't All Delinquents The Same?, Nina S. Brathwaite

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Governor James G. Scrugham and the search for economic prosperity for Nevada, 1923--1927, Paul Robert Bruno

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Ralph Vaughan William's the Pilgrim's Progress: Problems and Solutions for Future Performances, Richard Brandon Brunson

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The Casaloma, Justin P. Burnside

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Adult ESL student perceptions on computer assisted language learning, Jillian Burrus

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Substituent effect on the electronic and assembling properties of asymmetric phenazine derivatives, Bin Cao

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Leadership assessment: A tool for developing future hospitality leaders, Sam Carlton

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Hierarchical routing in MANETs using simple clustering, Adam Carnine

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Asthma severity in school-children and the quality of life of their parents, Noelle S. Cerdan

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Taiwanese gambling behaviors, perceptions, and attitudes, Che Hao Chang

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The Luxury casino hotel dynamic price strategy practices for the FIT customer segment, Lei Chen

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Perspectives on timeshare ownership: An exploratory study of markets in China, Kai-Li Chi

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Americans abroad: International hospitality careers, Julienne Chranowski

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Passage and initial implementation of the supplemental educational services element of the No Child Left Behind Act: An historical inquiry study, Brad D. Christensen

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Chinese transnationalism and the creation of a liberal public sphere, Lanelle Elizabeth Christman

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The impact of leadership and culture on student achievement: A case study of a successful rural school district, Donald Jay Clark

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Design and fabrication of a small prototype airframe structure, Kimberly Lynn Clark

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Wraith Walking, Jason Coley

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Investigation of plant water use in the Great Basin, NV, Benjamin Conrad

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Increasing skill performances of problem-solving in students with intellectual disabilities, Debra Lynn Cote

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An evaluation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus survival on five environmental surfaces under two different humidities, with and without the addition of bovine serum albumin, Courtney Ann Coughenour

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The Role of tuition in financing higher education, Jay Craddock, Amjad Kisswani, Krista Kurvers, Hillery Leslie, Kumiko Primm, and Abigal Sills

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Integrated responses of crustaceans inhabiting estuaries to the challenges of feeding and digestion in low salinity, Daniel Luke Curtis

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Diversity issues in recruitment and retention of clients for parenting classes, Rachel Elizabeth Davis

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Program evaluation of help Las Vegas Genesis Apartments, Shauna Davis, Bristol Ellington, Alexis Mussi, and Jason LaMarr Wasden

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AAA Five Diamond Designation: Is it worthwhile to convert?, Jayme Elizabeth Deck Weight

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The Role of cultural and change during mergers and acquisitions: Bringing the pride back, Geoffrey W. Denight Jr

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Experimental and numerical study of a proton exchange membrane electrolyzer for hydrogen production, Sachin S. Deshmukh

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Magnetic sensors for biodetection, Pranjali Vineet Sneha Deshpande

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So tell me, what's different but the skin I'm in? Seven adolescent black girls making sense of their experiences in an online school book club featuring African American young adult literature, Benita Rutonya Dillard

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The Sheep Pass Formation, a record of late Cretaceous and paleogene extension within the Sevier hinterland, East-Central Nevada, Peter Alexander Druschke

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Predictors of HPV Knowledge and Awareness in Rural America, Melanee Dulfon

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Update to ANSI/ANS-6.4.3-1991 for low-Z and compound materials and review of particle transport theory, Luis Durani

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Adult estimation, eye movements and math anxiety, Robert T. Durette

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The Curious case of Jim McGreevey, Justin Eckstein

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HopeLink: A program evaluation, Cheryl Edwards, Telma Lopez, Bryan Osborne, and Erik Pappa

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Democracy and the environment in Latin America, Javier Albert Escamilla

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Investigation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy for the Detection of Breast Cancer, Robert Thomas Etnire

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Notions of distance: Communication constraints in long-distance dating relationships, Jenny Marie Farrell

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Effects of explicit subtraction instruction on fifth grade students with learning disabilities, Danielle Ferreira

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Exploring the effects of online instruction on reading comprehension achievement of students with learning disabilities, Nancy Shuman Fitzgerald

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Distribution and site selection of Le Conte's and Crissal thrashers in the Mojave Desert: A multi-model approach, Dawn Marie Fletcher

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The Financial performance of two Singapore boutique hotels: A comparative analysis, Kah Seng Fong

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Ground reaction forces for children running in different shoes, Dana Forrest

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Provenance of the Miocene-Pliocene Muddy Creek Formation near Mesquite, Nevada, Steven Wayne Forrester

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Exploring the impact of economic downturn and method to increase hotel sales department revenues, Amy Forss

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Stigma Cities: Dystopian Urban Identities In The United States West And South In The Twentieth Century, Jonathan Lavon Foster

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Parametric study of efficiency measures for home energy conservation in Las Vegas, Nevada, Todd M. France

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The Cuban Missile Crisis Speech: An analysis of text evolution, Ashlyn Gentry

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Characterization of iron oxide thin films for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production, Kyle Eustace Nelson George

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Sensory imagery and aesthetic affect in the poetry of Keats, Hopkins, and Eliot, Clare Louis Gerlach

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Zoroastrians on the Internet, a quiet social movement: Ethnography of a virtual community, Helen Gerth

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Parental abduction from the perspective of the victims: Implications for counselors, Mary Jo L. Gibbs

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A Church without walls: Finding community in Central Christian Church's online campus, Kayla Jo Gilmore

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From school to practice: The meaning of nurses' holistic comfort, Michal Goodwin

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Bending of woody riparian vegetation as a function of hydraulic flow conditions, John O. Goreham

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Evaluation of extraction chromatography resins for rapid actinide analysis, Julie Marisa Gostic

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"The Varied carols I hear": The music of the New Deal in the West, Peter L. Gough

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"Divine William" and the master: The influence of Shakespeare on the novels of Henry James, Amy M. Green

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An Evaluation of plastic toys for lead contamination in day care centers in the Las Vegas valley, Joseph Alan Greenway

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X-ray diffraction study of dysprosium single crystal samples in a Diamond Anvil Cell (DAC), Ognjen Grubor-Urosevic

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Statistical inferences for functions of parameters of several pareto and exponential populations with application in data traffic, Sumith Gunasekera

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Modulated nanopores using pulse anodization on thin aluminum, Mahesh Babu Gunukula

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Individual copper nanowire decorated by gold nanoparticles for Surface enhanced Raman scattering, Roshan Guttikonda

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Assessing Completion Rates of EMT-Basic Students Using the Self-Directed Search, Rod Hackwith

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Patient-focused research: Examining the psychotherapist as a feedback receiver, Michael Haderlie