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Brookings Mountain West

Robert Lang

Remembering Dr. Robert E. Lang

May 28, 1959 - June 21, 2021

Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban Affairs
Executive Director of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West
Professor, School of Public Policy & Leadership, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

Lang's Impact on Southern Nevada

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BROOKINGS MINOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
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POLICY BRIEFS, BOOKS, & PUBLICATIONS
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About

Brookings Mountain West is a partnership between UNLV and the Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution. The purpose of Brookings Mountain West is to bring the Brookings tradition of high-quality, independent, and impactful research to the issues facing the dynamic and fast-growing Intermountain West region. Building upon work at Brookings and UNLV, our community engagement and research initiatives focus on helping metropolitan areas like Las Vegas grow in robust, inclusive, and sustainable ways. Brookings Mountain West provides a platform to bring ideas and expertise together to enhance public policy discussions at the local, state, and regional level.

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Accomplishments

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Nov. 19, 2021
Those who worked closest to Robert Lang remember the head of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West, who died in June.
Nov. 4, 2021
A collection of news stories featuring stargazing and change at UNLV.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
Nov. 24, 2021

There is only one medical center in Nevada that can treat the sickest COVID-19 patients with a special machine that is a "lifeline" for those who struggle to breathe.

KNPR News
Nov. 12, 2021

The Clark County school board fired Jesus Jara; now they are going to consider hiring him again.

The Nevada Independent
Oct. 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people across the United States, cities and states are struggling to combat vaccination gaps. This is especially true in Nevada, where the vaccination rate for Black residents is lagging behind that of white, Asian and Latino residents.

The Nevada Independent
Sep. 23, 2021

This chip manufacturing shortage presents a premier opportunity for economic development in the Silver State.

What's Happening

  • Please join us to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert E. Lang on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Greenspun Hall on the UNLV campus. A light reception will begin at 3 p.m. in the Greenspun Hall Lobby, with the event beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m. inside the Greenspun Hall Auditorium. As executive director of Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute and the inaugural Lincy Endowed Chair in Urban...
     Date: January 7, 2022
     Location: Greenspun Hall (GUA), 1st floor auditorium