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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Roles of Biophilic Attitudes and Auditory Stimuli within Attention Restoration Theory, Jason B. Boggs

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Bayesian Model Comparisons in Planetary Science, John Henry Boisvert

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Intersections Between Gender, Race, and Justice-Involvement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Women's Experiences in the Oregon Criminal Justice System, Breanna Lynne Boppre

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Development of Chemical Separation Methods Using Transition Metals for Nuclear Forensic and Medicinal Applications, Lucas Peter Boron-Brenner

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Globalization and Cultural Flows: A Three-Article Dissertation Exploring Implications for Education and Culture in India, Dwight Edward Boucher

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The Effect of Choice on Throwing Speed in Baseball Players, Brooke Andrea Boyd

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Application of Machine Learning in Cancer Research, Mandana Bozorgi

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Conversational Movement Dynamics and Nonverbal Indicators of Second Language Development: A Microgenetic Approach, Kristine Marie Bragg

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Chris Buchanan, David Corral, and Gavin Whipple

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A Land to Call Their Own, Timothy James Buchanan

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Water-Energy Nexus Approaches for Solar Development and Water Treatment in the Southwestern United States, Syeda Saria Bukhary

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“Need We Mention Our Fashions? “The Educational, Entertaining, and Nostalgic Uses of Godey’s Lady’s Book Fashion Plates, 1830 To 1940, Maggie Bukowski

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A Dramatistic Analysis of Nevada's Controversy over Solar Net Metering Incentive Policies, Robert S. Burgy

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Using Pictorial Action Instructions to Train Low-Literacy Adults to Construct a Basic Humanitarian Engineering Project, Kathleen Paco Cadman

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Developing and Measuring Faculty Motivation to Teach in Higher Education, Celeste M. Calkins

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Is It Still Impossible to Be Black and American?, Darrian Carroll

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Mixing the Business of Pleasure: How Mixing Shaped the Labor and Narratives of Female Entertainers in Mid-Twentieth Century America, Evan Maryl Casey

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An Evaluation of Food Insecurity Rates and Its Correlates in a Filipino American Population Sample Residing In Clark County, Nevada, Prescott M. Cheong

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The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Fear of Falling and Mobility Outcomes after Lower Limb Loss: a Preliminary Study, Tyler Chin, Heather Fox, and Juan Gutierrez Jr.

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Advancing Community Detection Using Keyword Attribute Search, Sanket Chobe

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Meshless Methods for Numerically Solving Boundary Value Problems of Elliptic Type Partial Differential Equations, Minhwa Choi

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Managing Data-Driven Change: A Model of Unintended Deviation, Sang-Mun Ray Cho

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Combinatorial Ant Optimization and the Flowshop Problem, Tasmin Chowdhury

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Latino Youth Leadership Conference: Evaluation of Program Success, Participant College Attendance and Completion, Christian Clapp, Gil Revolorio, Juman Sharif, and Marjorie Stewart

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Police Interventions, Public Perceptions, and The RDFC Interaction Model, Stacey L. Clouse

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Literature in the World: A Critical Discourse Study of World Literature Pedagogy, Elisa Cogbill-Seiders

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The Effects of a Retrieval Practice Intervention on Undergraduates’ Monitoring and Control Processes Using Performance Feedback in a College Classroom, Meganclaire Cogliano

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Petrology and Geochemistry of the Enriched Poikilitic Shergottite Northwest Africa 10169: Insight into the Martian Interior, Logan Matthew Combs

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A Comparison of the Product Topology on Two Trees with the Tree Topology on the Concatenation of Two Trees, Katlyn Kathleen Cox

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Algorithms for Tower Placement on Terrain, Binay Dahal

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Force Multiplier Calculations for X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei, Randall Cody Dannen

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The Synthesis of Balkan Folk Tunes in the Music of Vlastimir Nikolovski and Alexander Vladigerov, Dejan Daskalov

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Mitigating Accumulation of Aeolian Dust Particles on Solar Power Generator Panels without Water, Sanjana Das

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Determination of Anthropogenic Radionuclides in Ocean Water Using Extraction Chromatography, Jaimie Daum

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Employee Perceptions of Organizational Corporate Responsibility and Their Effect on Employee Organizational Commitment, Lisa R. Davis

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Virginia Woolf and the Flâneuse: A Geocritical Approach to Mrs. Dalloway and the Voyage Out, Kayla Dean

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Hexavalent Chromium Removal from Residual Ion-Exchange Brine Using Ferrous Sulfate, Ana Luiza De Araujo Silva

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Associations between Opioid-Related Hospitalizations and Intravenous Drug Users, Jacklynn De Leon

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Elliptic Cryptosystem, Elizabeth Dettrey

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Effects of a Multimedia Shared Story on Comprehension of an Employee Handbook, Stephanie M. Devine

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Investigating Land Use by the Inhabitants of Western Cyprus During the Early Neolithic, Katelyn Dibenedetto

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UAS-based Object Tracking via Deep Learning, Marc Dinh

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Hotspot Homes: An Analysis of the Situational/Contextual Factors, Windows of Opportunity, and Attempted Burglaries on Repeatedly Burglarized Residential Homes, Joshua W. Donnelly

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Evaluating the Feasibility and Sustainability of Direct Potable Reuse in Las Vegas, NV, Cory Dow

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Life in Roman Canterbury: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Health Status in a Late Romano-British Cemetery (AD 300-400), Elizabeth Duffy

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MOB-NDR Kinase Signaling Components are Required for Epithelial Tube Formation in the Drosophila Follicular Epithelium, Juan Carlos Duhart

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Individuals with Recurrent Low Back Pain Exhibit Significant Changes of Paraspinal Muscle Performance after Lumbar Multifidus Intramuscular Fine Wire Electrode Insertion, Anthony Duong, Vincent Dinglasan, and Russell Totten

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Family Promise Final Evaluation, Muriel Duval, Heather Ashley-Henderson, and Patrick Becker

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Motor Impairments in Children with Autism: Insight into the Complexity of the Disorder, Jeffrey Douglas Eggleston

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Structural Evolution and Regional Implications of the Arrowhead Mine Fault within the Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, USA, Michael Dennis Evans

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Model-Based Instruction to Improve Sixth-Grade Students’ Science Content Knowledge, Scot D. Ewen

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Reverse Engineering an Expository Paragraph for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities and English Learners, Kathy Ewoldt

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Program Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Josephine Fenton

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Numerical Analysis of an Electrical Transformer with Fins and Horizontal Pins, Sean Ferneyhough

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Media Portrayals of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A CARS2 and Frame Analysis of the Sesame Street Character Julia, Sallyann Ficarrotta

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Mechanisms for the Incorporation and Distribution of Radionuclides in Near-Surface Fallout, Marc Alan Fitzgerald

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Designing National Indoor Radon Surveys According to IAEA Guidance, Charles Fitzpatrick

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Money Matters: Exploring the Financial Resources for Sports Medicine Programs in Public and Private Secondary Schools--A Qualitative Study, Natalie Mercedes Aviles Flores

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Identifying Youth at Risk for Problematic Absenteeism Using Nonparametric Modeling: The Impact of Youth Psychopathology and Family Environment Risk Factors, Mirae Fornander

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Mate Preferences among Single Mothers, Carol Yvette Franco

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Patellofemoral Joint Stress During Uphill and Downhill Running in Healthy, Theresa French, Brooks Klein, and Young Lee

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A Distributed Real-Time Short-Term Solar Irradiation Forecasting Network for Photovoltaic Systems, Michael Adelbert Gacusan

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Comparison of Cervical Angle during Different Equipment Removal Techniques Used In Ice Hockey for Suspected Cervical Injuries, Kendell Sarah Galor

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Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder within Clinically Referred Youth, Breanna Garcia

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Having or Serving: Perceptions of HSIs, Rebecca Gates

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A Framework to Capture Dynamic Traffic Trends from Historical Sensor Data, Carlos Gaviria

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Testing An Improved Method for Estimating the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Moderately Dry Soils, Sara Gedo

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Design, Layout, and Testing of Sige APDs Fabricated in a Bicmos Process, Dane Laurence Gentry

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Learning Communities and Early Student Success, Beth Gersten

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Implementing Evidenced-Based Tools and Obesity Bias Training when Counseling Overweight and Obese Truck Drivers, Sheryl M. Giordano

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Malingering Undetected Successfully: Does Extrinsic Motivation and Coaching Have a Significant Impact?, Jennifer Golanics

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Optimization of Useful Hard X-ray Photochemistry, David Lewis Goldberger

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Influencing Hawai‘i Hotel Patrons to Use Reef-Safe Sunscreens, Rochelle Good

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114 Years in Oblivion: The History and Development of International Flute Festivals in Central America, Dafne Zenice Guevara

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Examining the Training Transfer Practice of a Financial Institution: An Action Research Study, Maria Lourdes Lourdes Gutierrez

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To Remain Near the "Water Ditch," Paiute Sovereignty and United States Settler Colonialism, Owens Valley, California, 1870-1937, Lee Murray Hanover

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Spiritual Roots and Classical Fruits: A Stylistic Analysis and Performance Guide of Selected Spirituals and Art Songs by Jacqueline Hairston, Phillip Lewis Newell Harris

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Detector Arrays for Nuclear Security and Safeguards Applications, Jessica Hartman

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Postpartum Maternal Mood among Hadza Foragers, Kristen Herlosky

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Affinity Points in Variable Frequency Drive – Motor Systems, Christophe Hicks

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Clinical Instructors' Cultivation of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students' Pharmacology KSAs, Rieneke Holman

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A Cross-cultural Investigation of the Relationship between Customer Demographics and Hotel Room Price Perception, Jinhua Hong

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Exploring Relations Between Motivation, Metacognition, and Academic Achievement Through Variable-Centered, Person-Centered and Learning Analytic Methodologies, Wonjoon Hong

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"The Only People Who Can Get AIDS-Are People": The AIDS Crisis in Mainstream Crisis, 1981-1995, Franklin Howard

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Investigation of the Cardiovascular Endurance of Dance Majors, Arnold Huang, Ali Ross, Kelsey Taelour, and Geneva Winters

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Telelactation and Breastfeeding Outcomes among Low-Income Mothers in Mississippi: A Retrospective Cohort Study, Aaron Thomas Hunt

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Examination of Mental Health and Family Relationship in Collegiate Athletes, Julia Hussey

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Waiting For Nothing, Jiwoong Hyun

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Change Deafness: A Comprehensive Examinations, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Leonardo Balada and Surrealism in Music, Ivan Ivanov

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Movement Efficiency Through Autonomy Support, Takehiro Iwatsuki

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Supranational Identity Politics: Sovereignism in the EU, Emilio Jacintho

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Preliminary Investigation of Tensile Strength and Impact Characterization Of Cementitious Composite Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes, Robabeh Jazaei

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Air Pollution Related Asthma Inpatient Hospital Admission in the Las Vegas Valley, Joshua Allen Jensen

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The Moderation Effect of BDNF Genotype and Self-Reported Habitual Physical Activity Levels on Age of Onset, Disease Progression, and Postural Instability in Parkinson's, Kyle Johnson, Danielle Salgo, and Jessica Zorn

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Expression Of Line-1 In Human Somatic Tissues And The Factors Correlated With Line- 1 Expression, G. M. Jonaid

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You're Out! Explaining Non-Criminal Diplomatic Expulsion, Anthony Jordan

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Concurrency in Blockchain Based Smartpool with Transactional Memory, Laxmi Kadariya

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Novice versus Expert Algebraic Problem-Solving Strategies: An Eye Tracking Approach, Krystal Kamekona-Mendoza

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Modeling Impaired Hippocampal Neurogenesis after Radiation Exposure, Kapukotuwa Walawwe Sidath Chathuranga Kapukotuwa