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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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

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An On-sun parametric study of solar hydrogen production using WO3 photoanodes, Christopher K. Halford

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The Efficacy of fragrance use for enhancing the slot machine gaming experience of casino patrons, Gael D. Hancock

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Water use and natural limits in the Las Vegas Valley: A history of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Christian Harrison

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Effects of mechanical and metallurgical variables on creep, fracture toughness and crack growth behavior of Alloy 617, Muhammad Hasibul Hasan

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Internal communication in organizations and employee engagement, Lynn Kalani Terumi Hayase

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Trends in asthma health care utilization at University Medical Center (UMC) of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas, 2000-2007, Aishia Tennille Henderson

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Relationships and dropping out: The voice of at-risk youth, Robert Thomas Henry

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Identifying biomarkers for resistance to novel cisplatin analogues in human lung, breast and prostate cancers, Becky Michelle Hess

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A Palestinian state, Jennifer A. Hileman-Tabios

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Predisposition factors of career and technical education transfer students: A hermeneutic phenomenology study, Warren Glen Hioki

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Spectroscopic investigation of palladium-copper bimetallic systems for PEM fuel cell catalysts, Timo Hofmann

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Zirconia-magnesia inert matrix fuel and waste form: Synthesis, characterization and chemical performance in an advanced fuel cycle, Kiel Steven Holliday

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Study of corrosion of materials in the sulfur-iodine hydrogen production cycle, Thao Trung Ho

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Molecular systematics and phylogeography of the genus Richardsonius, Derek Dee Houston

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Mineralogy and micromorphology of an Atacama Desert soil, Chile: A model for hyperarid pedogenesis, Michael S. Howell

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Organization by form: Applying systems theory to urbanization, Michael Patrick Howe

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Analyzing policy issues in presidential speeches and the media: An Agenda-setting study, Jessica L. Hughes

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Circuit Rider, Kimberley Harris Idol

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Optimal design of discrete-time delta sigma modulators, Matthew Edward Jackson

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Quality assurance policies in the European Higher Education Area: A comparative case study, Joanna Maria Jezierska

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Descriptive Experience Sampling of Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa, Sharon Jones-Forrester

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African American parental beliefs about resiliency: A Delphi study, Vita L. Jones

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Empirically derived formulas to predict indoor maximum, average, and minimum temperatures in roofpond buildings using minimum climatic information, Ibrahim Kivarkis Kako

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Leadership Skills and Challenges in Hospitality Management Education, Valentini Kalargyrou

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Communication technologies: Diffusion of online news use and credibility among young web users in the information age, Chee Youn Kang

Identifying the critical components of internal rebranding in a hotel casino, Sandra Kania

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An Examination of body composition measurement methods in children, Robert Kaplan

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Optimization of channel geometry in a proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell, Jephanya Kasukurthi

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A study of relevance feedback in vector space model, Deepthi Katta

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A Validation study of Risk Management Systems, Bridget Kelly

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City of Las Vegas Detention and Enforcement commission on accreditation of law enforcement accreditation program evaluation report, Karen Kelly, Cecelia McNeely, and Sandy Seda

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Optimization of the microprecipitation procedure for nuclear forensics applications, Lyndsey Renee Kelly

A Comprehensive structural model of factors influencing customers' intention to use biometrics in the hospitality industry, Jungsun Kim

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Travelocity and the opaque booking model: New ways to stimulate incremental revenue, Greg Kinchen

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Cost-effective training and development programs in the hotel industry during a recessionary period, Fiona Clementine King

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The synthesis and systematic evaluation of modified polymeric foams and electrically conductive polyimide/carbon/metal films, John Macharia Kinyanjui

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Examining the impact of drug court participation for moderate and high risk offenders, Kara Kobus

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Paradigmatic recrudescence: Classical realism in the age of globalization, Nerses Kopalyan

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Two-tank indirect thermal storage designs for solar parabolic trough power plants, Joseph E. Kopp

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Sequence and chemostratigraphic study across the basal Eureka Quartzite unconformity in the Great Basin, Nevada: Implications for the origin of the Late Ordovician carbon isotope excursion, Apostolos Paul Kosmidis

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Mercury concentrations in muscle tissue from sportfish in Lake Mead, Nevada, Joanna L. Kramer

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System architecture for an intelligent implantable bio-telemetry device, Karthik Kumar Nattamai Kumaresan

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Structural Attributes Associated with the Prevalence of Hate Groups: A State-Level Analysis, Paula Jean Kutneski

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Factors affecting student loan default: Nevada System of Higher Education, Christopher Anthony Kypuros

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Design and characterization of a shock and vibration mitigation seat system, George Samaan Ladkany

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Parasocial relationships with celebrities: An illusion of intimacy with mediated friends, Amanda R. Laken

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Advance practice nurses readiness to change assessment methods in parents of obese children, Carolyn Leach

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Applying the service profit chain to the gaming industry, emphasizing on table games dealers, in Las Vegas, David Lee

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Post-Katrina New Orleans: The challenges, milestones and progress of small business owners and entrepreneurs, Iona Lee

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Gray Zones of modern genocide, Megan Dale Lee

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When did the ancestors of Polynesia begin to migrate to Polynesia? The mtDNA evidence, David Lesniewski

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The Effects of ultrasound transducer velocity on intramuscular tissue temperature across a treatment site, Pamela Liceralde

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Persuasiveness of the text: An analysis of Virginia Woolf's "Three Guineas", Carl William-John Linder

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Implications for nursing practice: Delivering the folic acid message, Kimberly Townsend Little

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Trophic Interactions Associated With Indroduction of the Invasive Quagga Mussel in Lake Mead, Nevada, Eric Michael Loomis

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Loyalty to relationships: Examination of affluent casino guest retention in Las Vegas, Adrian Y. Low

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Will retail travel agencies in Singapore survive: Comparison between retail travel agencies and online reservation services, Yan Xin Low

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Architecture and nostalgia in the British modern novel, Heather Lynn Lusty

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Text Categorization Based on Apriori Algorithm's Frequent Itemsets, Prathima Madadi

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An Examination of female poker players, Di Ma

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Geoelectrical response of surfactant solutions in a quartzitic sand analog aquifer, Meghan Therese Magill

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In situ element quantification in the hydrothermal diamond anvil cell using synchrotron x-ray fluorescence with applications toward subduction zone processes, Steven Joseph Maglio

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How color affects food choices, Costa Magoulas

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Experimental evaluation and modeling of engine driven heat pump, Isaac Y. Mahderekal

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The sociology of scenes, the Sacramento poetry scene, Dana Nell Maher

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Dancing in the ashes, Vytautas Adolph Malesh

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On-board three-dimensional object tracking: Software and hardware solutions, Ajay Kumar Mandava

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Extents and limits of radioscopic detection of nuclear materials in cargo containers with two megavoltage energy barriers, Vijay Kumar Mandava

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Examining compressed speech listening measure with college students who are visually impaired or blind, William J. Marks

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Analysis of flaked stone lithics from Virgin Anasazi sites near Mt. Trumbull, Arizona Strip, Cheryl Marie Martin

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The Underrepresentation of women in interscholastic sport leadership: A qualitative study on the effects of role incongruity, Dana Massengale

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A Place, near water, Kaitlin McClanahan

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High pressure phase transistions in the lanthanide sesquioxides, Jason Patrick McClure

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Quest for Quotidian: A National Survey of Non-Heterosexual Attitudes Toward Marriage, Troy A. McGinnis

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Spectral analysis of pathological acoustic speech waveforms, Priyanka Medida

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An entry level managerial training program for hourly hospitality employees, Cynthia Mejia

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Going green in the hospitality industry, Christina Wilson Micioni

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A Choice model approach to business and leisure traveler's preferences for green hotel attributes, Michelle Millar

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Water quality changes in a constructed wetland at the Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aaron Mathis Miller

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The Effects of gaming on residential real estate prices and sales: A case study of Las Vegas: 1990--2008, Christopher Alan Miller

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Standing in the night, Karin Jane Millhouse

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Principals' and teachers' perceptions of teacher supervision, Rebecca Margaret Minnear-Peplinski

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An Examination of the non-gaming nightlife entertainment sector of Las Vegas resort-casinos, Jennifer Miyakubo

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till, Jonathan Peter Moore

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A Naturalistic inquiry of the restructuring of a middle school: An NCLB mandate, Susan Ann Moulden

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Substrate Monitoring, Contaminant Monitoring, and Educational Outreach on Quagga Mussels (Dreissena bugensis) in Lake Mead, Nevada, Sara Ann Mueting

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Arid climate decomposition and decay: A taphonomic study using swine, James William Munkres

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Characterization of aerobic respiration in Great Basin Hot Springs, Caitlin N. Murphy

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Agent and subject of discipline: How the novice teacher experiences the techniques of power, Lynn Anne Murray-Chandler

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The Effectiveness and adoption of market-based state health care expansion programs, Nathan Gregory Myers

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Gods r us, Alivelu Nagamani

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Maximizing cash flows in integrated resorts: An exploratory study of the highest and best use of available space, Denise Négrel

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Efficient clustering techniques for managing large datasets, Vasanth Nemala

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Effects of plant uptake and micro-topography on chloride transport in arid soils, Wenming Nie

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Send for success: A descriptive look at prescriptive manuals for email, Jean Reid Norman

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Tensile strength and failure criterion of analog lithophysal rock, James A. Nott

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Desert varnish as an indicator of modern-day air pollution in southern Nevada, Piotr Nowinski

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Processes of disposition development in K--5 teachers, Deborah A. Obara

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Self-actualization in the lives of medieval female mystics: An ethnohistorical approach, Cherel Jane Ellsworth Olive