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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Software for Sequence Analysis of Variants in Functional Screening Libraries and Personalized Genome Files, Jacklyn Michelle Newsome

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An Examination of Differences in Division I FBS Student-Athlete Academic and Athletic Performance, Marissa Katherine Nichols

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A Rural and Urban Study of the Food Environment in Select Nevada Geographies, Joseph Nickelson

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Investigating the Use of a Structured Self-determination Curriculum with Students with Gifts and Talents, Rebecca Carolyn Norton

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Success in online credit recovery: Factors influencing student academic performance, David Nourse

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It’s Not about Brooklyn, Elee Maybelle Oak

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Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of PANI/Ni and PANI/Au/Ni Composites, Morgan Emily Pacini

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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Advanced Applications Of Big Data Analytics, Sai Phani Krishna Parsa

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A Comparison of Outdoor Bioaerosol and Particulate Measurements in Las Vegas, Tanviben Yogeshkumar Patel

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A Potential Solution to a Poopy Problem: Bile Salt Analogs as Prophylactics Against Clostridium Difficile Infection, Jacqueline Renee Phan

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Cultural Influences upon Soviet-Era Programmatic Piano Music for Children, Maria Pisarenko

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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Surface Hydrologic Modeling and Analyzing Watershed Hydrologic Response to Landcover Change, Roshan Poudel

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Sparse MRI and CT Reconstruction, Ali Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Cli-Fi Cinema: An Epideictic Rhetoric of Blame, Chloe Louise Powell

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Miocene-Pliocene(?) Folds, Normal Faults and the Left-Lateral Buckhorn Fault with Regional Implications, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Thomas Godfrey Price

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The Role of Social Location in Coping with Caregiving, Jacqueline Ragin

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Audits and Accountability in Non-Governmental Organizations, Kenneth J. Retzl

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Acculturation and Causes of Death Among Filipinos in the US: Focus on Cancer, Abegail Terso Reyes

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Self-Monitoring: A Behavioral Intervention for Children Attending Head Start, Samantha Riggleman

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An Analysis of Stress and Self-Efficacy Experienced by General and Special Educators, Joanne Lyn Ringer

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Phase equilibria, compressibility, and thermal analysis of bastnaesite-(La), Richard Lee Rowland

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Cost Comparison of Cement Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes in Sewer Systems, Sayan Sakhakarmi

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The Balance Between Privacy and Safety in Police UAV Use: The Power of Threat and Its Effect on People’s Receptivity, Mari Sakiyama

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Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Technetium-99m and Rhenium-188 Peptides, Vanessa Anne Sanders

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The Effects of Exhaust Vent Location on Thermal Comfort Inside the Residential Buildings Equipped With an Evaporative Cooling System, Armin Saraei

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Reaching across Land and Ocean: Daughters of Bilitis, Minorities Research Group, and Resistance Formation in the International Lesbian Network, Linsey Scriven

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Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on the Multiple Shape Memory Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator, Qi Shen

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Novel Methods for the Time-Dependent Maxwell’s Equations and their Applications, Sidney Shields

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An Investigation of Employment and Wage Distribution in the Construction Industry by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Binit Kumar Shrestha

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Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Enabling Simultaneous Selection of Specific Links and Parameters, Kul Prasad Shrestha

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Deep Learning Implementation for Comparison of User Reviews and Ratings, Nishit Shrestha

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Value Co-Creation Propositions: A Self-Determination Theory of Customer Acceptance, Trust and Wellbeing, Lenna V. Shulga

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De-colonizing Language Needs: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Former and Current Teachers’ Language Dispositions and How Taking a Multicultural Education Course Mediates Those Dispositions, Ravijot Singh

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Mapping the Landscape for Archaeological Detection, Preservation, and Interpretation: A Case Study in High Resolution Location Modeling from the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon, Trent Skinner

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Comparing the Differences in Access to Professional Development for General Education and Special Education Teachers and the Subsequent Impact on Instructional Practice, Lori L. Slater

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Secular Resonances during Main-Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence Planetary System Dynamics, Jeremy L. Smallwood

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Launching Conservative Resistance: A Rhetorical Criticism of the Young Americans for Freedom, Tyler John Snelling

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So It’s Not Like the Movies? An Analysis of the Links Between Popular Culture, Motivation and Expectations in First-Year College Students, Kelle Snow

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A Systematic Literature Review: Existing Hospitality & Tourism Research on Big Data, Jiaojiao Song

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The Use of Social Media Interactivity Between Nevada E-Government Agencies and The Public: An Analysis of The Role and Impact of Twitter Accounts, Jung Eun Song

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The Transformation of American Federalism, 1848-1912, Lance Sorenson

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The Effects of an Acute Bout of Exercise on Hunger Hormones in Individuals at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Sydney Spoon

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Association of Genetic Factors with Chronic Kidney Disease in US Young Adults, Sabra Stanford

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Cooling Down Crime Hot Spots: Impact of Saturation Patrol on Crime Hot Spots in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rachel Ware Stephensen

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Proposing a Manager Profile that is Predictive of Employee Job-Embeddedness, Satisfaction, and Engagement, Lauren Stephens

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Attitudes, Attachment Styles, and Gender: Implications on Perceptions of Infidelity, Christian M. Stewart

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Maintaining Nurses' Currency in Informatics, Jennifer Alaine Strawn

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Average Cayley Genus for Groups with Two Generators of Order Greater Than Two, Dawn Sturgeon

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Lock-free Self-adjusting Binary Search Tree, Sachiko Sueki

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Characterization of Dust on Solar Devices in Southern Nevada, Jason Sylva

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Dynamic Risk Analysis of Construction Delays Using Fuzzy-Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Mohammadsoroush Tafazzoli

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Crossover Trumpet Performance: Jazz Style and Technique for Classical Trumpeters, Kevin Christopher Tague

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High Utility Itemsets Identification in Big Data, Ashish Tamrakar

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Prediction of Cardiorespiratory Fitness from Maximal Anaerobic Capacity, Elizabeth Ann Tanner

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Violence in the Canyons: The Human Cost of Raiding and Warfare in Northeastern Arizona (AD 300-~1300), Caryn Elizabeth Tegtmeyer

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"The Destruction of a Legacy": Agenda Setting and the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations, Larissa Teran

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Using Mobile Technology to Increase the Math Achievement and Engagement of Students with Disabilities, Dominique Marie Tetzlaff

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Implementation and Analysis of Communication Protocols in Internet of Things, Priyanka Thota

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Psychometric Testing of the Malaria Critical Thinking Test, Tally Rae Tinjum

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Capacitive Sensor Using Delta-Sigma Modulation, Charikleia Tsagkari

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President Barack Obama Responds to Gun Violence: A Rhetoric of Transformation., Gabriela Tscholl

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Succession Planning for Nursing Leaders in a College of Nursing, Cheryl Ann Tucker

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Case Studies of Teach for America Teachers’ Teacher Identity Development in Relation to English Language Learners, Refika Turgut

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Strange Wedding, Ariana Nicole Turiansky

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Of Sharks and Spaceships: The Role of the Tuba in John Williams's Film Scores for Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Stephen Davis Turner

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International Responses to Human Trafficking: A Comparative Secondary Data Analysis of National Characteristics, Olivia Germaine Tuttle

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The Development and Testing of Potential Music Piracy Warnings, Joanne Ullman

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Associations among Benevolent Sexism, Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Heterosexual Women, Carrie Underwood

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An Elemental Highway: Investigation of a High Nickel Anomaly in Olivine from the Island of Niihau, Hawaii, Alexander James Valentine

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The Relationship between Roles and Responsibilities of Co-teachers and Co-teacher Self-efficacy, Janet Van Heck

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Understanding Stress Reactivity in Schizophrenia, Mary Vertinski

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Focus On Success: An Explanatory Embedded Multiple-Case Study On How Youth Successfully Navigate Workforce Development Programs In Southern Nevada, Ricardo Villalobos

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Setting the Childless Free: An Ethnographic Study of the Practice of the Childfree Identity, Shelly Volsche

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Emerging Infectious Disease and the Imperiled Relict Leopard Frog, Anthony Wayne Waddle

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The Relationship between African- American Male Education and Employment Opportunities Through the Lenses of Critical Race Theory and Stereotype Threat in the Historical Context of the 1965 Moynihan Report, Robert Paul Walker

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Race, Resilience, and Resistance: A Culturally Relevant Examination of How Black Women School Leaders Advance Racial Equity and Social Justice in U.S. Schools, Tonya Evette Walls

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Analog and Mixed Signal Verification using Satisfiability Solver on Discretized Models, Nikita Ramesh Wanjale

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The Formation and Dynamics of Clouds in the Environment of Active Galactic Nuclei, Timothy Waters

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Probing Broad Line Regions of Active Galactic Nuclei, Champika Sandamali Weerasooriya

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Pure Strategies and Equity Optimization for Multi-Draw Video Poker, D. Williams

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Preview-View-Review: Increasing Academic Access for Students with Intellectual Disabilities who are English Learners, Dolores Marie Williamson

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Are you grieving girl, Leia Penina Wilson

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Is There a Link Between Fantasy Sports Players and Sports Bettors?, Wayman Wittman

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Dietary Intake and Energy Expenditure of Pararescuemen During Routine Training, Andrea Woita

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Improved Partial Charge Models in Siliceous Zeolites for the Simulation of Adsorption and Identification of Catalytic Sites, Jarod J. Wolffis

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Broadcast News Directors' Perceptions of Race: A Survey of Psychological and Sociological Measures, Amaya Nichele Worthem

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Spectroscopic Signatures of Uranium Speciation for Forensics, Nicholas Wozniak

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Examining the High-End Gaming Segment: Toward a Shift in Market Focus, Jiaqi Wu

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Vertical Transfer and Baccalaureate Completion for Adult Community College Students: Milestones and Momentum Points That Matter, Laura Yavitz

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Neural Processes Underlying Auditory Context Effects, Breanne Yerkes

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Understanding Transitions of Trust across Different Business Contexts: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Sungsik Yoon

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"Less than a Relationship:" Transitions into an Impactful Romantic Relationship, Yuliya Yurashevich

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Improving Pattern Recognition and Neural Network Algorithms With Applications to Solar Panel Energy Optimization, Ernesto Zamora Ramos

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Development and Validation of a Brief Assessment of Social Cognitive Abilities, Ryanna Zenisek