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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Fracture toughness, crack-growth-rate and creep studies of alloy 276, Joydepp Pal

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Uncertainty, sensitivity and geostatistical studies of flow and contaminant transport in heterogeneous unsaturated zone, Feng Pan

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Brothers are better than sisters: A semiotic, feminist analysis of HBO's "Rome", Patricia Mamie Peers

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Comparing lodging REITs using DuPont analysis: Evaluating shareholder equity, John Richard Kane Pellika

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A Comparison of hospitality human resources practices in Greece and the United States: An analysis of human resources practices and the potential effects on service quality, John Philippakos

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Evaluation of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) lead detection method for candy, Ashley Marie Phipps

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Identification of arid soil inducible genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens strain Pf0-1, Katila Pipitone

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Quantity-based cost forecasting system for street construction projects, Nipesh Pradhananga

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Biofeedback assisted relaxation training program to decrease test anxiety in nursing students, Catherine Andrea Prato

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Recession and its affect on the Las Vegas hospitality industry, William Provance

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Optimization of solid oxide fuel cell interconnect design, Krishna C. Pulagam

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Soil moisture and water stage estimation using precipitation radar, Sumit Puri

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Technology integration in a Title I elementary school: An exploratory case study, Barbara Louise Radecki

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Biology-Inspired Adaptive and Nonlinear Robust Control of BAUV Using Pectoral-Like Fins, Subramanian Ramasamy

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Digital/social media as an audience marketing tool to promote corporate events, Corie Rand

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The plunge into secession: The Presbyterian schism of the Reverends. Charles Hodge, James Henley Thornwell and Benjamin Morgan Palmer, Deborah Jane Rayner

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Design of a "Figure-8" Spherical Motion Flapping Wing for Miniature UAV's, Zohaib Parvaiz Rehmat

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A Multiple case study of college first-year seminars, Karen Ruth Mills Reid

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The Meaning of being a primary nurse preceptor for newly graduated nurses, Jennifer Richards

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Case study: Feasibility analysis of renewable energy supply systems in a small grid connected resort, Jody Robins

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Exploring marketing and sales opportunities: How companies reach their target market using hospitality and tourism venues for distribution of the product or services, Ricardo J. Rodriguez-Canales

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Turn Constrained Path Planning Problems, Victor M. Roman

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Parental substance abuse and child neglect: A controlled trial of a developed treatment manual, Valeria Romero

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Effects of a collaborative parent-professional positive behavior support team training on challenging behaviors of children with autism, Traci Elaine Ruppert

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Low power FFT processor design considerations for OFDM communications, David Layne Rushforth

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Seismic Evaluation Of Clark County Critical Bridges Using Nonlinear Static Procedures, Ahmad Said Saad

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Studying the impacts of primary incidents on freeways to identify secondary incidents, Rohit Reddy Saddi

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The Swedish casino model: A comparative study of casino gaming models, Daniel Sahlin

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Comparing the effectiveness of interactive field, interactive class and non-interactive class lecture teaching strategies to teach wetland ecology concepts to 6th grade science students, April Marie Samson

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Metal induced crystallization of silicon thin films, Sandeep Kumar Raju Sangaraju

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Teacher candidates' attitudes toward immigration and teaching learners of English as a second language, Midena M. Sas

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The Utilization of a hybrid task technologyfit-technology acceptance model for the evaluation of hotel Guest Empowerment Technologies usage, Thomas Schrier

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Evaluating the response styles theory of depression using descriptive experience sampling, Theresa A. Scott

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Torturing terrorists for national security imperatives: Mediated violence on "24", Michael D. Sears

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The Inner Experience Of Older Individuals, Todd Michael Seibert

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A Survey of Monge Properties, Swetha Sethumadhavan

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Characteristics of children attending asthma camp -- American Lung Association (ALA) in Nevada, 2008, Priyank Shetty

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Controlled functionalization of crystalline polyolefins and their application in soluble polymer support, Jihoon Shin

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Women's health and fitness magazines: An accurate portrayal?, Jennifer M. Shymansky

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Evaluation of low-temperature fluoride routes to synthesize actinide nitrides and oxide solid solutions, Gunanda Waduge Chinthaka Silva

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Functions and correlates of deliberate self-harm among adjudicated male adolescents, Jenna Silverman

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Parametric study of stimulus-response behavior incorporating vehicle heterogeneity in car-following models, Saidi Siuhi

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Direct observation in high school physical education, Nicole Jennifer Smith

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A Perspective of global capitalism, James Soller

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Oxidation modeling by means of molecular dynamics, Chaiyod Soontrapa

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Management and disaster, Eugene Soraghan

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Determinants of academic achievement and intention to complete the program among PGA Golf Management students, Brian James Soule

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"The latent enmity of Georgia": Sherman's March and its effects on the social division of Georgia, Michael Jason Spurr

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Business intelligence in meeting planning software, Svetlana Staneva

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Justifications of a 21st century wind ensemble transcription of Mozart's "Overture to The Magic Flute" based upon late eighteenth century ideology, Teresa Corinne Stewart

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Analysis of a caliche stiffened pile foundation, Richard C. Stone Jr.

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Posttraumatic stress disorder and other consequences of a PICU admission, Stephanie Ann Stowman

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From feminism, Adam Strauss

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Mitigation of impact vibrations using impedance mismatch in cylindrical structures, Sachiko Sueki

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Systematic analysis of identifying key dimensions of environmentally and socially responsible hotels, Courtney Suess

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Mental illness, co-occurring factors and aggression as examined in an American prison, Stephanie Leigh Sullivan

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Analysis of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Nevada, Andrea Sundberg, Brad Giles, Cedric Pittman, Imelda DeLatorre, and Rebbeca Morris Fridley

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Human identification using pyroelectric infrared sensors, Aron E. Suppes

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Examining the influence of restaurant green practices on customer return intention, Audrey L. Szuchnicki

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Anti-islanding schemes for machine-based distributed generation, Temesgen Tadegegn

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Effects of script fading on the abilities of children with autism to reciprocate information, Marc Alan Tedoff

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Configurations of site-based financial leadership practice within school contexts, Sylvia Tegano

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Perceptions of employers toward hiring graduates with online degrees, Leisa Dione Thompson

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An Examination of vocal music by John Musto, Stephanie R. Thorpe

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New Yarmouth, Eastern Neck, Maryland: Resistance to town building from the Colonial Period to the present, Brynn Torelli

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An evaluation of lead hazards in pre-1978 residental housing within Clark County, Nevada, USA, Erika Raquel Torres

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The Breath we walk on, Sean Matthew Tribe

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Investigating the emotional intelligence of adolescents with and without disabilities, Leota Tucker

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Analytical method development for determination of volatile organic compounds in calcareous desert soil, Mary F. Turner

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The AADERE model of progression in the hospitality and tourism industry: An empirical study of high-salaried Black managers, Ivan Benjamin Turnipseed

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Mining wars: Corporate expansion and labor violence in the Western desert, 1876-1920, Kenneth Dale Underwood

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The Relationship between destination personality, self-congruity, and behavioral intentions, Ahmet Usakli

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Experimental and natural variation in hovering flight capacity in bees, Hymenoptera: Apidae, Jason Thomas Vance

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Filipino physician-turned nurses: A phenomenological study, Victor Rey Cui Vapor

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Effects of similarity metrics on document clustering, Rushikesh Veni

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Investigation of feasibility and potential mechanisms for the bioregeneration of perchlorate laden gel-type anion exchange resin, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan

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Islanded operation of a distribution feeder with distributed generation, Chandu Venu

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Shuttle to serenity: The history and impact of Zion National Park's transportation system, Reuben Edward Wadsworth

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Novel techniques in iris recognition, David Walker

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and his biblical contexts, Conor Michael Walsh

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Sponsorship of interscholastic athletics: An examination of state high school athletic/activity association sponsors, Justin Wartella

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Employee orientation: Exploring blended learning strategies to improve learner outcomes and meet organizational goals, Paul Washington

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Targeting youth—Hit or miss? Juvenile certification in Clark County, Nevada examined, Brittnie Turquoise Watkins

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Child neglect and trauma: The additive traumatic effects of neglect on maltreated adolescents, Adrianna Rachel Wechsler

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Targeting and positioning Hotel Atlet Century Park in serving two distinct markets: Commercial and social, Grace Widiarti

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Criticality studies of actinides within fissures, Trevor Wilcox

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Disease in the desert: Las Vegas as a case study of how first responders and emergency managers understand novel threats to human health and plan to respond during biological emergencies, Monique Williamson

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Ernest Farrar, "English Pastoral Impressions", Op. 26: A transcription for wind orchestra, William Wallace Woodworth IV

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Introducing PR strategies into Chinese exhibition planning services, Fei Xia

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Health motivation in health behavior: Its theory and application, Xiaoyan Xu

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Nation branding: A case study of Singapore, F. Woo Yee

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A Comparison of gambling motivation factors between Chinese and Western casino players, Lu Ye

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Puebloan plain-weave pointed/rounded-toe sandals, David Toy Yoder

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Recent high school graduates knowledge about physical activity guidelines and disease related to sedentary lifestyle, Soojin Yoo

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Examining play among young children in single-age and multi-age preschool classroom settings, Mia Song Youhne

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Static high pressure FT-IR spectroscopic studies of TATB, Brian F. Yulga

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Diversity leader: Case study of a selected organization's transformation, Aileen Guerrero Zaballero

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Decentralizing police detectives: Increasing efficiency of property crime investigations, Jon M. Zeh

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Improving casino profitability through effective offer packages, Ren Zhang

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Performance evaluation of network-on-chip interconnect architectures, Xinan Zhou