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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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From Deviant Symbol to Cultural Icon? Understanding Pit Bull Stigma, Genevieve Minter

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Utilization of Remote Sensing Data for Estimation of the Groundwater Storage Variation, Gaurang Mistry

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Nonstate Actors and International Law: Just War Theory or the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?, Jason Lee Mitchell

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Multi-Polygenic Risk Score Prediction Model for Bipolar Disorder, Travis Mize

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Stop Running in LAPs: Evaluating the Lethality Assessment Program's Effectiveness in Reducing Repeat Intimate Partner Violence, Dory A. Mizrachi

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Is Easier, Better? A Reevaluation of the Use of Non-Remodeled Bone as a Histological Predictor of Age-at-Death From the Femoral Midshaft Using GIS Software, Mariah Elaine Moe

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Validating Empathy as Captured by the Meanness in Psychopathy-Self Report, Stephanie Marie Molina

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How to Break Your Own Heart, Ryan Molloy

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Wearable Technology Devices: Heart Rate and Step Count Analysis, Jeffrey Montes

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Implementing a Heart Failure Education Program for Bedside Nurses in the Acute Care Setting, David L. Morrow

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Design of Efficient Carbon-Based Adsorbents for the Removal of Organic and Inorganic Water Contaminants, Sayedeh Soroosh Mortazavian Dehkordi

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Development of Natural Perlite Based Concrete for Sustainable Construction, Seyedmahmoud Motaharikarein

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A Highly-Sensitive Global-Shutter CMOS Image Sensor with On-Chip Memory For Hundreds of Kilo-Frames Per Second Scientific Experiments, Konstantinos Moutafis

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The Effects of Background, Classroom Assessment Competence, Self-Efficacy, and Self-Perceived Assessment Skills on Classroom Assessment Practices of Teachers in India, Manognya Murukutla

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The Effect of Pleistocene Glacial - Interglacial Cycles on Patterns of Genetic Diversity and Differentiation of Populations of Leptodactylus Albilabris (White-Lipped Frog) in the Puerto Rican Bank, Andre Nguyen

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Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Outcomes: Evaluating the Link Between Infection Prevention Practices in Healthcare Facilities and their Health Care-Associated Infection Rates, Chidinma Veronica Njoku

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The Post-Soviet Voter: Evidence From The Caucasus, Rafael Oganesyan

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Sizing a New Bike Sharing System for the University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nesley Orochena

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The Bioarchaeology of Instability: Violence and Environmental Stress During the Late Fort Ancient (AD 1425 - 1635) Occupations of Hardin Village, Amber Elaine Osterholt

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Irredenta, Oscar Oswald

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Words as Weapons and Wisdom, Barbara Paige

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Opportunities and Challenges of Modular Construction in a Hospitality Centric Environment, Shreyansh Paliwal

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Effect of Common Oxidative Water Treatments on Acanthamoeba Internalized Legionella, James Park

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On Action Quality Assessment, Paritosh Parmar

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Delineation of Events in Centripetal Migration During Drosophila Oogenesis, Travis Tait Parsons

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Effects of Creativity Instruction in Science on Creative Thinking and Science Achievement in Chinese Students, Yun Peng

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Prevalence and Use of High-Fidelity Simulation in Family Nurse Practitioner Programs, Christina Rosa Pendrak Pepin

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Long-Term Monitoring of Rare Gypsum Communities in the Eastern Mojave Desert: A Study in Science and Art, Tiffany Jane-Marie Pereira

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A Guide for Outcomes Evaluation and Sustainability of a Dedicated Education Unit within an Academic-Practice Partnership, Jennifer Pfannes

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Centering Preservice Teachers of Color Through Culturally Relevant Critical Teacher Care: A Critical Race Transformative Convergent Mixed-Methods Analysis, Tara Joann Plachowski

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Impact of Design Cost Percentage on Cost Growth, Schedule Growth, and Construction Intensity of Road Construction Projects, Elina Prajapati

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Static Malware Detection using Deep Neural Networks on Portable Executables, Piyush Aniruddha Puranik

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The Effects of Ventilation on Trihalomethanes Removal by Spray Aeration, Alicia Qiu Cheung

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Assessing Minimal-Input Restoration Strategies for Desert Soil and Vegetation Restoration, Audrey Jean Rader

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Carbon Management and Volatile Fatty Acid Production in Primary Clarifiers at a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Brittany Nicole Radke

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Performance Comparison of Message Queue Methods, Sanika Raje

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Numerical Study in the Conservative Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) Method for an Unsteady Stokes/Parabolic Interface Problem with Jump Coefficients and a Moving Interface, Michael Joseph Ramirez

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Benson’s Relaxation Response: Psychological and Physiological Responses Among Patients with COPD, Crista Reaves

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In Pursuit of Social Justice at the Postmodern Turn: Intersectional Activism through the Lens of the Ecosexual Movement, Jennifer Jean Reed

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Examination of Maskelynite through Static Recompression and Dynamic Compression, Justin James Reppart

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An Application of Conformal Mapping to the Boundary Element Method for Unconfined Steady Seepage with a Phreatic Surface, Jorge Eduardo Reyes

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The Timing of Dynamical Interactions between Planets in Exoplanetary Systems, David Robert Rice

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Laughter, Discomfort, and the Mechanics of Subversion: How Amy Schumer Uses Comedy and Performance to Change the Way We Think About Women a Thematic Analysis of Amy Schumer, Stephanie Rosauri

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Chatting Online: An Ethnographic Case Study of Educator Discourse on Social Media, Lindsay J. Russell

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Casting for Success: Building Teams for Regional Operatic Productions, Keri Rusthoi

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Application of Data-Driven and Process-Based Modeling Approaches for Water Quality Simulation in Lakes and Freshwater Reservoirs, Ali Saber Sichani

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An Evaluation of Factors Associated with the Perceptions of Diabetes in a Filipino American Sample Residing in Clark County, Nevada, Lawrence Nartatez Sagadraca

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Benchmarking Permutation Flow Shop Problem: Adaptive and Enumerative Approaches Implementations via Novel Threading Techniques, Hari Prasad Sapkota

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CFD Simulation Investigating the Effects of Groove Geometry on Heat Transfer for Internally Grooved Tubes, Richard Zaven Saroukhanoff

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A Group Development Program Based on Transformational Leadership to Improve Team Performance, Anne-Marie Schenk

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The Pleasures of Conversation: Samuel Johnson's Social Epistemology, Brandon Schneeberger

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A Community of Care: Patterns of Pathology and Trauma with a Focus on the Bioarchaeology of Care at Carrier Mills, IL (10,000 – 1000 BP), Alecia Schrenk

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Cesium Platinum Iodide Perovskite Synthesis, Development and Application in Photovoltaic Devices, Dakota Schwartz

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Development of a Breast Cancer Survivorship Care Toolkit, Lauren Elaine Scott

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Factors Associated with Food Insecurity among Individuals, Aged Sixty and Older, in Clark County, NV, Lisa M. Segler

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Estimation of Stage-Area-Storage Relationships in Reservoirs and Stage-Discharge Relationships in Rivers Using Remotely Sensed Data, Sailuj Shakya

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Breaking Free from the Snake Strangling America, Kate Marjorie Shapiro

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Trends in the Rate of Inpatient Pediatric Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis between 1996 and 2015, Samantha Sherwood

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Elucidating the Lasting Influence of Early Pubertal Timing on Disordered Eating Symptoms, Megan Marie Shope

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Neural Network in Hardware, Jiong Si

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Living on the Move: the Digital Nomad Mobile Phenomenon Identity and Practice, Virginia Rachele Smercina

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Ambient Temperature Dependence of Air-cooled Condenser Performance and Parameters, Alexander Darr Smith

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Assessing Factors of Physical Risk-Taking in a Novel Behavioral Measure, Edward A. Smith

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Creative Self-Efficacy: Students in General Education, with Learning Disabilities, and with Gifts and Talents, Jennifer Elaine Smith

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An Exploration of Nursing Communication Competence During the Handoff Report, Megan Elizabeth Smith

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George Gershwin's Concerto in F: A Wind Orchestra Transcription with Historical Context and Transcription Techniques, Andrew Smouse

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Pressure Driven Electronic Band Gap Engineering in Tin(IV)-O,N Compounds, Daniel Thomas Sneed

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Balys Dvarionas: A Brief History, Analysis of His Concerto For Horn and Orchestra, and the First Recording of the Concerto, Jonathan Lewis Snyder

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Emerging Adults’ Identities, Attitudes, and Orientations Concerning Consensual Non-Monogamy, Amber Kory Stephens

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Missed Opportunities: The Effect of CPS Involvement on Trafficking Victims in the Delinquency System, Kelly Rae Stout

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Generating Kernel Aware Polygons, Bibek Subedi

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Preparation and Evaluation of Uranium Alloys Based on Burnup, Andrew Jonathan Swift

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Rethinking Timestamping: Time Stamp Counter Design for Virtualized Environment, Alexander Tabatadze

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Multi-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Change Analyses of Hydro-Climatological Variables in Association with Large-Scale Oceanic-Atmospheric Climate Signals, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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Investigation of Efficiency Loss of Distributed Solar Power Due to Soiling and Efficiency Recovery by Rainfall, Amanda Mayumi Tanaka

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The Effect of the Minimum Server Wage on Restaurant Guest Tipping Behavior and Perceptions, Jason Tang

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Assessing Simulated Transmissivity in Numerical Flow Models of Complex Hydrogeology, Afan Tarar

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Beyond Genetics: Addressing Activity in Microbial Ecology, Scott Christopher Thomas

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Motivation and Gesture in Foreign and Second Language Development: A Sociocultural Study of Chinese Learners of English, Lixian Tian

Amasamiento, Lorinda G. Toledo

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Evaluation of Titanosilicate Materials for the Sorption of Cesium and Strontium from High Level Wastes, Matheus Tolentino Lauar

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Effects of Disturbance and Restoration Treatment on Fertile Islands in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Camille Traylor

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The Affective Perceptual Model: Enhancing Communication Quality for Persons with PIMD, Jadin Tredup

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Turbulent Waters: Navigating The Maelstrom of Water Insecurity and Ethno-Environmental Conflict, Michael Wayne Trevathan

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On The Human Factors Impact of Polyglot Programming on Programmer Productivity, Phillip Merlin Uesbeck

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Optimizing Cycle Exercise Performance During Normobaric Hypoxia Exposure, Cierra Brittany Ugale

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The Parallel Security Apparatus: Examining the Cases of Baathist Iraq, Syria, and Iran, Donald Utchel

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Animal Assisted Therapy and Support Animals, What Mental Health Professionals Know and Understand, Alexandro H. Velez

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An Analysis of Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction Due to Breast Cancer in Nevada and the United States from 2008-2013, Jenna Webb

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Exploring the Utility of Mindfulness in the Elementary School Classroom, Sarah M. Wells

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Forgetting Distractors: Inhibition or Decay?, Laura Werner

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Bridging the Gap: An Introduction to Jazz Improvisation and the Application of Manipulating Composed Content for Classical Percussionists, James Douglas Whiting

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Correlation Between Pluripotent Stem Cell Markers and microRNA Expression in Dental Pulp Stem Cells, Mark Whiting

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The Effects of Injury on Running Status and Gait Biomechanics, Kristyne Wiegand

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Forget Me Not & Other Stories, Zach Wilson

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Changes in Hippocampal-Anterior Cingulate Cortex Interactions During Remote Memory Recall, Ryan A. Wirt

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The Effects of Emotional Versus Rational Message Framing on Brand Attachment and Brand Loyalty, Elisa Woinowsky

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Chromium(VI) and Oxyanion Remediation Of Vadose Zone Soils With Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) and Biological Reduction, Nicolas Kim Wong

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Impact of Clinician Experience and Positive Language on Subject Expectation of Cervical Spine Manipulation Effects, Joshua Wood, Jonah Mawae, and Stephen Elmer

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Leadership Development in Nursing: Planning from the Bedside to the Executive Suite, Janet C. Wright