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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


Feb. 22, 2023

It’s common knowledge that for most of human history, ours has been a male-dominated society. But that’s changing.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Feb. 15, 2023

A new state report has found that, despite the high demand for child care in Nevada, nearly 75 percent of children ages 5 and younger don’t have access to a licensed provider.

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.

Las Vegas Sun
Dec. 18, 2022

Nevada continues to evolve demographically, socially and economically. The Nevada of 10 years from now will be dramatically different from the Nevada of today. To meet future challenges and opportunities, we must ensure our education and economic systems are prepared and aligned.


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Jun. 16, 2022

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