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The Lincy Institute

Share Knowledge, Change Lives, Transform Our Community

Robert Lang

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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Jan. 10, 2022

Senator Harry Reid left a lasting legacy in Nevada. We’ll explore the impact the late senator had. Plus, we’ll examine the challenges that rural Nevada faces.   

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
Nov. 24, 2021

There is only one medical center in Nevada that can treat the sickest COVID-19 patients with a special machine that is a "lifeline" for those who struggle to breathe.

Nov. 12, 2021

The Clark County school board fired Jesus Jara; now they are going to consider hiring him again.

The Nevada Independent
Oct. 7, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect people across the United States, cities and states are struggling to combat vaccination gaps. This is especially true in Nevada, where the vaccination rate for Black residents is lagging behind that of white, Asian and Latino residents.


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Nov. 19, 2021

A remembrance from those who worked closest with him.

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Nov. 4, 2021

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


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