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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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A Parent-Mediated Intervention to Teach a Generalized Repertoire of Auditory Tacts to a Child with Autism, Hazim Aal Ismail

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Fault Development and Interaction by Compaction, Tectonism, and Linkage: Examples from Quaternary Fault Development in Southern Nevada, Shaimaa Mohamed Ali Abdelhaleem

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“Failure Is Not an Option”: Sub-Saharan African International Graduate Students’ Experiences in U.S. Higher Education Institutions, Alfred Acquah

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Diurnal Regulation of Exercise-Induced Myocardial Signaling and Transcription, Charli Aguilar

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Physics of Electromagnetic Counterparts of Binary-Neutron-Star Mergers, Shunke Ai

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Perceived Value of Acute Care Physical Therapy, Juliana Amenta, Andrew Falcinelli, Erin Heenan, and Hannah Kendall

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The Effect of Attachment Design and Aligner Material on the Efficiency of Maxillary Canine Distalization in Premolar Extraction Cases, Najem Anbari

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Increasing Utilization of Otago Fall Prevention Program by Nevada Physical Therapists: A Service-Learning Project, Jared Apostol, Erica Mooy Brown, and Danielle Uptain

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Association Between Arthritis and Yoga Among Veterans, Anupreet Arora

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Screwball, Nicholas Barnette

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Dust-Gas Dynamics Driven By the Streaming Instability with Various Pressure Gradients, Stanley Antedio Baronett

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Developing Vocal Agility of Light Lyric Coloratura Soprano Voices Through the Neglected Repertoire of French Opéra Comique, Valentine Baron

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The Effects of a Telehealth Exercise Intervention on Balance in Adults with Down Syndrome, Mark Barton, Kristina Guerrero, Andrew Martinez, and Alexandria Umagat

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Efficacy and Benefits of Providing a Screening Clinic for Performing Arts Students, Shaun Bean, Joanna Centeno, and Elizabeth Williams

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Improving Nurse Self-Efficacy Regarding Depression among Cardiovascular Disease Patients: An Education Intervention, Presten Beatty

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Commercial Sexual Exploitation: A Survey of the Knowledge, Concerns, and Training of Transit Personnel in Las Vegas, Nevada, Elena A. Bejinariu

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Zooarchaeological Analysis of Subsistence Practices at the Lake Roberts Vista Site (LA71877) Gila National Forest, New Mexico, Laura A. Benedict

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Examining the Role of Prosocial Tendencies and Social Anxiety in Hazardous Drinking Practices Among College Students, Helena M. Berlin

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The Limits of Critical Rhetoric: Towards a Postcritical Orientation, James Bezotte

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A Development of a Game-Theoretic Artificially Intelligent Neural Network Revenue Management Forecasting Model, Fatemeh Binesh

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Teaching Medication Reconciliation to Nursing Students Through Live Actor Simulation, Tamara Boll

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Direction of Attentional Focus in Prosthetic Training: Current Practice and Potential for Improving Motor Learning in Individuals with Lower Limb Loss, Alexander Bonczyk, Maria Katrina Tillada Dimapilis, Sarah Partridge, and Samantha Ruiz

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A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Health Care Provider Self-Efficacy in Rural Primary Pediatric Care Clinics through Training Intervention, Alison Borgsmiller

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Leaving Babylon: A Memoir of Repatriation, Soni Brinsko

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Exodus Arena: Cashman Field and the (Re)Development of Sports and Recreation in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, Ryan Browar

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Essential Tools For Sustainability of a Student-led, Pro-Bono Back School, Cory Brown, Rosalie Gutierrez, Jennifer Montes, and Rondale Scruggs

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The Influence of Volga Tatar Folk Music and Soviet Cultural Policies on the Orchestral Composers of Kazan, Jane Katherine Brown

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A Feminist Rhetorical Analysis of Queer Appropriation in Digital Spaces, Derek Bryant

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Classroom Management Practices Appropriate to Children of Military Families: A Case Study, Felicia Bucher

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Measuring Social Studies Teacher Self-Efficacy: Development of a Valid, Reliable, and Fair Social Studies Self-Efficacy Scale, Leona Calkins

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The Effects of a Dedicated Education Unit on Nurse Retention and Turnover, Cherilyn Campbell

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The Experiences of Pell Grant Students Who Lose Aid: A Mixed Methods Study, Jaime Carbajal, Jr.

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Exploring Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices on Mathematical Discourse for Diverse Students in Inclusive Classrooms, Gloria A. Carcoba Falomir

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Political Discussion and Disagreement: Seeking Validation Through News Media, Michael Carmona

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Family-Centered Psychosocial Care for Pediatric Oncology Patients, Jessica W. Casey

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Towards Highly Sensitive Capacitance Measurements of a Quantum Anomalous Hall Phase in Van Der Waal Heterostructures, Kayla Cerminara

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Radiomic Features to Predict Overall Survival Time for Patients with Glioblastoma Brain Tumors Based on Machine Learning and Deep Learning Methods, Lina Chato

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A Performer’s Guide to Richard Danielpour’s Spirits In The Well: A Cycle of Four Songs for Soprano and Piano with Lyrics by Toni Morrison, Christina Louise Chenes

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Terrestrial Planet Formation in M-dwarf and Binary Star Systems, Anna C. Childs

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An Examination of Interactions of U.S. Players with Offshore Gambling Sites and Online Casino Reviews: Are They Offenders or Victims?, Sinyong Choi

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Examining the Attitudes of Preservice Teachers toward English Learners, Annie Chou

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Reducing Door-To-Balloon Time in STEMI via ER Nurse Driven Protocol, Torrie Clontz

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Built Environment, Land Use, and Crime: A Las Vegas Study, Stacey Lynn Clouse

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Teaching Beliefs and Teaching Practices: A Sequential Mixed Methods Study of Post-Secondary Mathematics Faculty, Katlyn K. Cox

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Cost of Attendance and Competitive Balance in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, Michelle Calica Coyner

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Sight Deprivation and Metabolic Effects During the YMCA Bench Press Test, Kyle Cruz

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Revisiting the Smartphone and Learning Inventory (SALI): Perspectives of Preservice Teachers, Bridget K. Daleiden

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Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI) Induced Apoptosis of Human Osteoblasts, Kimberly Doucette

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Evaluating Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Reduce Opioid Cravings in Opioid Use Disorder, Cameron Duncan

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Increasing Genetic Testing Rates to Improve Early Detection and Prevention of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in Women, Makensey Beth Durrant

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That Hidden Country: The Travels of Jacob Singleton, A Novel, James Earp

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Factors Predicting Fear of Falling Avoidance Behavior in Parkinsonisms, Kameron Eckard, Franjo Vukojevic, and Ryan Hammar

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Walking With Poles Improves Step Length of Simulated Prosthetic Gait, Marissa Elquist, Daniel Perez, Jonathan Garcia, and Brady Owens

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Family Functioning in Youth with Bipolar Disorder, Kayla Fobian

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Queens of Discourse: An Observation of Black Insta-Comediennes, Naoka Foreman

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Decreasing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Critical Care Unit, Kimberly J. Foxworth

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The Effects of Winds on Accretion Disks and Spectra Of X-Ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei, Shalini Ganguly

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Women’s Use of the Gym Space: How Physical Activity Spaces Communicate Inclusion and Exclusion to Women, Rachel Glaze

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Changes in Cognitive Networks as a Result of Sport-Related Concussion, Grace J. Goodwin

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Psychometric Properties of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire: Factor Analysis and Measurement Invariance by the Intersection of Race and Gender, Jessica H. Habashy

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Improving Nurse Leaders’ Knowledge and Confidence in Transformational Leadership Skills in the Online Environment, Tanya Haight

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The Effects of Executive Function between Anxiety and Math Achievement in Adolescents, Mckenzie Hall

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Voice-Enabled AI in Hospitality: Examining Guests’ Expectations and Experience of Hospitality, Saeed Hasanzadeh Vayghan

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Adaptive Theatre Techniques for Use in Autism Behavioral Intervention, Tyler Hastings

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“Who Says Lowriders Are Only For Men?”: Lowriders In Las Vegas, Nevada, Alejandra Herrera

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The Dissolution and Recovery of Critical Materials (Li2CO3 and UF6) from Ionic Liquid, Cassara Higgins

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Healthcare Screenings in the Occupational and Workplace Setting: Taking Control Over Blood Pressure, Darryl W. Horton

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The Occupational Therapy Approach to Pain Treatment: A Pain Curriculum, Rosalee Howell

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Yusef Lateef, Autophysiopsychic Music and Oboe Performance, Ellen Hummel

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Comparative Expression of Exosome-Derived Dental Pulp Stem Cell (DPSC) MicroRNA, Matthew Hunsaker

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A Survey of the Br´Ezis-Nirenberg Problem and Related Theorems, Edward Huynh

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Positive Solutions to Semilinear Elliptic Equations with Logistic-Type Nonlinearities and Harvesting in Exterior Domains, Eric Jameson

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Quality Assurance Procedures Implementation for Varian TrueBeam, Yongquan Jiang

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Modeling and Analysis of Subcellular Protein Localization in Hyper-Dimensional Fluorescent Microscopy Images Using Deep Learning Methods, Yang Jiao

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Miocene Ichnofaunas and Mammalian Communities in the Great Basin Region, Nevada and California, AnnMarie R. Jones

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A Cautionary Tale from Nevada's Desert-People Before Company: A Case Study on Economic Development Approaches in Nevada, Ryann P.S. Juden

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Application of Lanthanides in Wastewater Treatment and Water Reuse, George William Kajjumba

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First-Day Expositional Interviews, Iterative Training, and Participant Skill in Descriptive Experience Sampling, Cody Michio Kaneshiro

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Factors Affecting Hotel Recommendation: Before the COVID-19 Pandemic and After the Reopening, Boran Kim

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Policing Sin City: The Creation and Impact of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 1973-1985, Richard Kim

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Assessment of Oral Human Papillomavirus in Pediatric and Adult Patients within a Multi-Ethnic Clinic Population, Melissa Kornhaber

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Quality of Care: A Business Case for US Hospitals, Iwimbong Kum Ghabowen

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Historical Patterns of Regional, Residential, and Socioeconomic Inequities in the Utilization of Maternal Health Care in Tanzania, East Africa, Neema Langa

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Stigma Towards Sex Workers in the Clinical Setting: Sixteen Guidelines for Therapists to Improve Their Practice and Provide Ethical Mental Health Services to Sex Workers, Alessandra Lanti

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Impact of Mentoring on Epistemic Cognition of Higher Education Administrators: A Modified Explanatory Mixed Methods Study, Robert Levrant

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Investigation of Swimming Physiology and Swimming Kinematics while Wearing Different Triathlon Wetsuit Styles at Submaximal Front Crawl Swimming in Recreational Population, Boram Lim

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A Multiple Case Study: Exploration of the Writing Instruction Practices of Veteran High School English Teachers, Victoria Lindemann

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Revisiting the Chemistry of Uranium and Rhenium Fluorides: Implication to Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Forensics Science, James Amos-Aimé Louis-Jean

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Effects of Distributed Energy Resources on the Bulk Electric System, Stryder Loveday

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Effects of a 12-Week Telehealth Exercise Intervention on Gait Speed and Gait Deviations in Adults with Down Syndrome, Robert Lum, Taylor Souza, Christopher Roys, and Daniel Stopka

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Carbon Fiber Coil Spring Characterization and Manufacturing, Cooper Madrazo

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Time-of-Day and Chronotype Dependent Effects of Exercise on Migraine Load in People with Chronic Migraines: A Cross-Over Randomized Clinical Trial, Elias M. Malek

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A Wearable Electronic Monitoring Device for Low Pressure Garment Applications and Temperature Analysis for Prevention of Ulceration and Infection, Francisco Mata Carlos

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Exploring Gen Z Nursing Students’ Experience and Emotional Processing in Simulation: A Grounded Theory Study, Wendy Matthew

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Is Dietary Teaching via Telehealth Effective in Lowering HgbA1c in Adult Patients with Prediabetes or Type 2 Diabetes?, Mia Mccallum-Crawford

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The Nursing Leader’s Role in Decreasing Implicit Rationing by Improving the Nursing Work Environment, Allison Mchugh

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Behavior of Axially-Restrained Reinforced Concrete Beams under High Sustained Loads, Ghazaleh Mehdikhan Laleh

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The Impact of Collaboration Outcomes in Rape Crisis Centers, Robin J. Mendoza

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Fuel Injector Design of a Hypersonic Jet Engine Using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Melissa Rose Mercado

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Brain and Spinal Cord Adaptations Associated with Patellofemoral Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Kara Meske, Savanna Budge Huerta, Austin Madriaga, and Derrick Nguyenton