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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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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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Jun. 22, 2021
Lang was a powerful advocate for UNLV and the role of higher education in helping Southern Nevada thrive.
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Apr. 27, 2021
From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

Brookings
Jul. 15, 2021

Hispanic students in particular constitute a significant and growing portion of the U.S. student population yet are often overlooked in education literature because they are not the lowest performing demographic.

Brookings
Jul. 13, 2021

Reported COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Africa, increasing by almost 200 percent from June to July and surpassing the region’s second-wave peak at the beginning of this year.

Las Vegas Sun
Jun. 28, 2021

This past week, Rob Lang passed away far too early, after a lengthy battle with an illness that kept sapping his strength but never his determination and his will — right to the end.

Brookings
Jun. 26, 2021

As the third wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the continent, African governments are struggling to contain the virus, with only 1.12 percent of the African population vaccinated.

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