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Brookings Mountain West

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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DATA HUB FACT SHEETS
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BROOKINGS MINOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI
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BROOKINGS SCHOLAR LECTURES
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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

Hoover Dam
Dec. 30, 2022

The problems facing our world and how UNLV helped find solutions.

Ph.D. engineering graduate George William Kajjumba is hooded during the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony
Dec. 28, 2022

Student achievements including competition wins, a science fellowship first, and new innovations splashed local and national news headlines in 2022.

Brookings Mountain West In the News

Nevada Current
Feb. 3, 2023

Back in October, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV officially opened its first dedicated building, on its 9-acre campus on Shadow Lane in central Las Vegas. It was heralded as the beginning of a new era, the opening of a state-of-the art facility that will allow the medical school to eventually double the size of its graduating classes, anchor future development in the medical field and help address the widespread shortage of healthcare professionals across the state.

Tallahassee Democrat
Jan. 28, 2023

When I read the sign posted at the St. Marks Headwaters Greenway off Baum Road, I wondered about its wording. It was direct and clear. What I wondered about was the psychology behind the words. How do you communicate a concern about arsonists and their activity that does not embolden them, but encourages them to reconsider?

Coda Story
Dec. 16, 2022

In late October the curtain came up on the second “Russia-Africa: What’s Next?” youth forum at the Moscow State Institute on International Relations on the edge of the Russian capital.

Nevada Independent
Dec. 16, 2022

The establishment of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV – Southern Nevada’s only fully accredited allopathic medical school – provides a foundation for strengthening Nevada’s health care economy. However, as a recent publication from The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West details, many graduates of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and the UNR School of Medicine pursue residency programs out of state.

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