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The Lincy Institute

Conducting and supporting research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. 

The Lincy Institute is a research institute organized to conduct and support research that focuses on improving Nevada’s health, education, and social services. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, seniors, and families in Nevada.

The Lincy Institute In the News


Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 23, 2020

A surge of COVID-19 cases in correctional facilities is not only endangering the lives of tens of thousands of people behind bars in Nevada, it’s threatening the health and well-being of everyone in our communities.

Nov. 20, 2020

A plea to avoid a shutdown in Nevada. State Republican leaders sent a letter to Gov. Steve Sisolak asking him to consider the impact it would have on Nevada businesses.

Las Vegas Sun
Nov. 16, 2020

On Nov. 5, all eyes were on Nevada and Arizona as the world wondered if these two states would cast their electoral college votes for Joe Biden or President Donald Trump. Journalists in the United States and abroad delved into the political minutiae of Clark and Maricopa counties, with the outcome of the 2020 presidential election hanging in the balance.

Nov. 12, 2020

Tourism, the bread and butter of Nevada, is not exactly booming lately. Visitation is way down, shows are difficult to stage, and conventions are not allowed.


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Nov. 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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Oct. 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

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Jul. 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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  • Professor and Lincy Chair of Urban Affairs, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Assistant Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Director of Data Science, The Lincy Institute


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