Brookings Mountain West
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.
Zachary Billot is the first student in UNLV history to receive the nationally-competitive award.
President Keith E. Whitfield continues decades-long commencement tradition, honoring 10 students who embody the academic, research, and community tenacity of the graduating class.
Brookings Mountain West In the News
A sweeping higher education bill that sought to dismantle the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) governing structure is likely being turned into a study, according to a proposed amendment presented to a legislative committee Wednesday — but would still aim to create new, individual governing boards for the state’s community colleges.
A severe lack of child care is rippling through the state, affecting not only families but their places of employment.
On a drive through rural Nevada, Lisa Bernad saw something that stunned her. On a road near Goldfield, there was a Confederate flag proudly displayed outside a building.
Rob Lang, a renowned public policy expert in Southern Nevada, may have died in June 2021, but his legacy won’t soon be forgotten. You can drive around Las Vegas and see the fruits of his labor everywhere, from UNLV’s Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine to Allegiant Stadium — two projects on which Lang consulted. UNLV, where Lang was a longtime professor, is looking to raise some of the next “Rob Langs,” and the university has found its first of many.