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The Lincy Institute

Share Knowledge, Change Lives, Transform Our Community

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

The Lincy Institute is a public policy think tank organized to conduct and support research improving health, education, economic development, governance, non-profits, and social services in Nevada. This research is used to build capacity for service providers and enhance efforts to draw state and federal money to the greater Las Vegas region. The Lincy Institute also highlights key issues that affect public policy and quality-of-life decisions on behalf of children, families, and communities in Nevada.

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Exterior of Greenspun Hall
Exterior of Greenspun Hall

The Lincy Institute In the News


Las Vegas Sun
Sep. 18, 2022

For a particular campaign sign that has popped up across Las Vegas as the midterm elections draw near, the message couldn’t be more clear.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Sep. 2, 2022

Las Vegas resident Dandino Garcia, who recently opened his own restaurant where he serves arepas inspired by his home country of Venezuela, has not seen a lot of the change that politicians have promised.

Vegas PBS
Aug. 26, 2022

We examine trends in political party registration in the Latino community in Southern Nevada and what those patterns could mean for the upcoming midterm elections.

Las Vegas Sun
Aug. 12, 2022

The Clark County School Board of the future could add two politically appointed members and a student representative, but the concept of a hybrid board isn’t warmly received by its current members.


What's Happening

Map highlighting three distinct regions in Nevada
Jun. 16, 2022

UNLV Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute scholars review Silver State’s economic development efforts of the past decade and present agenda for the next five years.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Jun. 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
May. 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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  • Chair and Professor, Department of Political Science
  • Associate Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs

    An expert in education policy and minority-serving institutions.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Director of Data Science, The Lincy Institute
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