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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Effect of Dry Needling to the Multifidus Muscle on Resting and Contracted Thickness of Transversus Abdominis in Subjects with Low Back Pain, Shane Collins, Abbay Dow, and Daniel Rincon

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'The Only Thing That Matters': A Critique of the Editorial Practices in The Garden of Eden, Jesse Lee Cook

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Identify an Ideal Residential Wall Assembly for Las Vegas Climate Considering Construction Cost, Energy Performance and Embodied Energy, Johny Corona

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Emotional Labor: Surface Acting a Better Emotional Regulation Strategy for Dealers?, James Luverne Cox

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WOLF!!! VOL. 1, Jamison Crabtree

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Determining the Effects of the Think Risk Initiative as Implemented by the Southern Nevada Health District, Karalin Nichole Cronkhite

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Sexual Determination from Frontal Sinus Analysis in a Subadult Population Using Archival Radiographic Records, Erica Crosta

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Preventing Non-Contact ACL Injuries in Female Athletes: What Can We Learn from the Dancers?, Sarah Crow, Thomas Crowther, and Trenton Saupan

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Teachers + School Librarians = Student Achievement: When Will We Believe It?, Gaetana D'agata

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Empirical Study of Concurrent Programming Paradigms, Patrick M. Daleiden

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Structuring A Risk-Based Bioassay Program For Uranium Usage In University Laboratories, Johnne' Talia Dawson

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The Lived Experiences of Women in the Information Technology Field as they Transition from One Leadership Level to the Next: A Phenomenological Study, Marilyn Delmont

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The Impact of Nursing Crew Resource Management Training on the Patient Safety Self-Efficacy of Nursing Students, Deanne Marie Donaway

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Original Chamber Percussion Works for Silent or Silenced Film in Live Performance, James William Doyle III

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Direct Dissolution and Electrochemical Investigation of Cerium and Uranium in Ionic Liquid, Janelle Droessler

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Avoiding Discrimination and Filtering of Qualified Candidates by ATS Software, Katarina Drucker

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Post-Concussion Symptom Reporting: Is Gender a Factor in the Adolescent Population? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Jessica Dunne

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How Queer!: Camp Expression in Francis Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, Kevin Ryland Eberle

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The Effects of Patellofemoral Taping on Patellofemoral Joint Alignment and Contact Area, Ryan Epstein, Ron Garcia, and Nicole Riley

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Self-Efficacy in Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation Communication Using Information Technology in Baccalaureate Nursing, Kelly Etcheberry Espinoza

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(U-Th)/He Studies of the Southern Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex, NV and Gypsum Valley Salt Wall, Paradox Basin, CO, USA, Sarah Lynn Evans

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An EMG-based patient monitoring system using Zynq SoC device, Farhad Fallahlalehzari

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Estimation and Comparison of Thermoelectric and PV Solar Water Usage in the Colorado River Basin States, Yuzhen Feng

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Assessing Clinical Significance of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Battery When Comparing Adjusted and Unadjusted RCI Methods for Different Ranges of Baseline Scores, Ashley N. Figaro

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Crossing, Olivia Clare Friedman

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The Validation and Verification of LES Modeling Using KIVA, David Fyda

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Security Threats from UAS and Its Mitigation Through Detection and Tracking, Sai Ram Ganti

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Life After Service for Post-9/11 Veterans: Data, Methods, and Policy Impacts, Justin Stockton Gardner

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Concurrent Mental Health and Sport Performance Enhancement in an Athlete Initiating Behavioral Intervention with No Assessed Pathology: A Case Examination Supporting Optimization, Yulia Gavrilova

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#TheRightToRemainSilent: Police Department Adoption and Deployment of Social Media, 2010-~2015, Paul Geary

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Patterns of Synorogenic Sedimentation Associated with the Unroofing of the Willard-Paris-Meade Thrust Sheets, Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt, Amanda Gentry

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Consumer Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility Through Advertisement and Publicity, Margaret George

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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The Birth of an Arts Scene, William Goldberg

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The Manifestation of Student Engagement in Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study of How Teachers Experience Student Engagement and How It Influences Pedagogical Decision Making, Andrew Goodman

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Differences in Perceived Importance of Preventative Services and Healthcare Provider Trust Among Hispanics, Jonathan James Gore

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Improvement of Security in UAS Communication and Navigation using ADS-B, Vedadatta Gouripeddi

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Theater Education: Thinking Outside of the Black Box, Raheve Gray

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Collaborative Writing for Commercial Musical Theatre, Alexandra Grill-Childers

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Complex Traffic Network Modeling & Area-wide Hierarchical Control, Saumya Gupta

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A Simulator Application for Distributed Leader Election Algorithms, Sugeeswara Gurudeniya

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Top-K Nodes Identification in Big Networks Based on Topology and Activity Analysis, Sweta Gurung

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Physiology and Genetics of Starvation-Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Christopher Michael Hardy

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Schoolgirls: Embodiment Practices Among Current and Former Sex Workers in Academia, Jennifer Heineman

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Ab Initio Structure Determination and Property Characterization of High-Pressure Ca-O Compounds and Li2(OH)Br Crystals, Christopher Higgins

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Notes from Reconstructing Illness, Scott Hinkle

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Efficient Strategies for Playing the Horn, Jon Allan Holloway

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Applied Anatomy in Music: Body Mapping for Trumpeters, Micah Holt

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Nindanishinaabewimin: Ojibwe Peoplehood in the North American West, 1854-1954, Margaret Huettl

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Heel-Raised Foot Posture and Weightlifting Shoes Do Not Affect Trunk and LowerExtremity Biomechanics during a Barbell Back Squat, Javier Ibarra, Derek Oldroyd, and Ryan Zane

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The San1 Ubiquitin Ligase Functions Preferentially with Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme Ubc1 During Protein Quality Control, Rebeca Lea Ibarra

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Comparing the Effects of Two Utility Value Interventions on Graduate Students' Interest, Performance, and Perceptions of Utility Value, Ivan Vladimirov Ivanov

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Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Motor Skill Acquisition in a Throwing Task, Austuny Jackson

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Building an Evaluation Framework for The Smith Center’s Education & Outreach Department, Melissa Jacobowitz, Chris Helda, Stephanie Hernandez, and Rico Casillas

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Effects of Hydraulic Connections on Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Permeability Media, Jeevan Jayakody

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Design and Implementation of Benes/Clos On-Chip Interconnection Networks, Yikun Jiang

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The Skinny House, Leo August Jilk

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Cancer among Asian American Population in the United States: Incidence and Survival Disparities, Hongbin Jin

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Muscle Activity and Power Output Between Stationary and Outdoor Cycling, Jared Joerger

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Oral Microbial Burden of Periodontal Pathogens among Orthodontic Patients, David Jolley

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The Effects of Orthodontic Appliance Base Plate Material, PMMA, Infused with Silver and a Novel Antibacterial Compound On Biofilm Formation, Ryan D. Jolley

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Investigation of Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Effect on Run Performance, Max Evan Jones

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A Qualitative Study of Job Competencies for Healthcare Social Work Administrators: An Application of the Short Competency Model Process Used to Identify the Behaviors and Personal Characteristics of Exemplary Performers, Lashonda Jones-Moore

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Investigating Teacher Learning and Change in a Professional Learning Community: Integrating ELA and Social Studies Curriculum, Derek Jordan

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Characterizing Crystal Populations for the Petrogenesis of the Post-Collapse Rhyolites in The Long Valley Caldera, California, William Joseph

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Pansori, Bomi Kang

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Explaining the Dynamics of Civil War: Exposure, Violence, and Consolidation against Civil War, Karim Kardous

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A Study on Automated Process for Extracting White Blood Cellular Data from Microscopic Digital Injured Skeletal Muscle Images, Bibek Karki

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Competencies for the Community College Advisor: A Crucial Job in the Student Success Mission, Shellie Jo Keller

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The Big Band and the Piano: Nikolai Kapustin’s Variations Op. 41, Ryan Kelly

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Inner Experience and Self-Ratings of Inner Speaking, Jason Michael Kelsey

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Development of the K-state (Competence) and Mutagenesis in Stressed Bacillus subtillis Cells, Amanda Kidman

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The Acute Effects of Different Foam Rolling Timing Durations on Hamstring Flexibility, Chloe Marie Kipnis

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Water Balance and Moisture Dynamics of an Arid and Semi-Arid Soil: A Weighing Lysimeter and Field Study, Jeremy E. Koonce

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MCNP6 Computational-Based Sensitivity Propagation Analysis of Continuous Neutron Cross-Sections Using the Godiva (HMF-001) and the Godiver (HMF-004) Benchmark Criticality Study Cases, Lawrence James Lakeotes

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Algorithms for Monotone Paths with Visibility Properties, Bikash Lama Bamjan

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Investigating Inner Experience While Reading an Erotic Short Story, Leiszle Rae Lapping-Carr

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A World of Warning: Exploring U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Alerts, Ryan Daniel Larsen

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Food Processing and Cooking Technology of the Mimbres Mogollon (Early Pithouse Period through the Mimbres Classic A.D. 200-1130), Ashley Morgan Lauzon

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Water, Prestige, and Christianity: An Ecocritical Look at Medieval Literature, Cortney Nicole Lechmann

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Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony: An Analytical Exploration and Keys to Interpretation, Phillip Lenberg

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Mouthy Bones, Shaun Leonard

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Effect of Thermal Treatment on High Temperature Deformation of Alloy EP-~823, Martin Milburn Lewis

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Portable High Throughput Digital Microfluidics and On-Chip Bacteria Cultures, Yiyan Li

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Acoustic Detection, Source Separation, and Classification Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Wildlife Monitoring and Poaching, Carlo Lopez-Tello

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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The Relationship Between Pediatric Asthma and Obesity in Nevada, Jennifer Anne Lucas

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Stationary Nonimaging Concentrators – A Comprehensive Study and Design Improvements, Srikanth Madala

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Differential CBCT Analysis of Collum Angles in Maxillary and Mandibular Anterior Teeth in Patients with Different Malocclusions, Erin Shane Wan Ma

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A Case Study: Students' Mathematics-Related Beliefs From Integrated STEM Model-Eliciting Activities, Cathrine Maiorca

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A Content Analysis of Gender-Specific Media Coverage of Sport: NCAA Athletic Department Home Webpages, Margo R. Malik

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Assessing the Impact of the SunWise Program on Youth Sun Safety Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in Clark County, Nevada, Sabina Malik

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Efficient Algorithms for Clustering Polygonal Obstacles, Sabbir Kumar Manandhar

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Creating A Dynamic, Multi-Purpose Correction for Multiple Geometries and Field Sizes to Account for Off-Axis and Asymmetric Backscatter With Varian Portal Dosimetry, Remy Manigold

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Mr. Universe Wants To Live Forever, Oksana Marafioti

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Considerations For a Hotel Investment, Stephen Blake Marriott

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School Connectedness: Comparing Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders to Their General Education Peers, Robert Jordon Marsh

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Characterization of Impact Properties of Forged, Layered, and Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy, Melissa Kathryn Matthes