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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


USA Today
Mar. 16, 2020

My wife, my son and I were sleeping at a Paris hotel early Thursday morning when my iPhone began to ping. About 10 texts came within minutes of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night speech on the coronavirus. They all carried the same urgent message —Trump was going to shut down travel between the United States and Europe by midnight Friday. Our problem was immediate. We had return tickets home to Las Vegas for Sunday.

Las Vegas Sun
Feb. 26, 2020

The big winners of last week’s Nevada caucuses were Sen. Bernie Sanders, Latino and younger voters, and Las Vegas. The biggest losers, besides the candidates not finishing with delegates, were caucuses as a voting system and centrist-Democratic political pundits.

msn news
Feb. 24, 2020

The road between Las Vegas and Reno traverses some of the emptiest land in the continental United States. Wild burros idle across the asphalt, gutted miner shacks cast scant bits of shade, the faded signs of long-gone brothels creak in the wind.

Al Jazeera English
Feb. 22, 2020

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has shifted to Nevada. Caucuses will be held in the state in the coming hours. It is the first racially diverse and urbanised region to take part.


What's Happening

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Mar. 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Dec. 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.

Professor Rob Lang
Dec. 10, 2019

The gift recognizes career achievements of UNLV professor Robert E. Lang; public event scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 12 in Greenspun Hall Auditorium.

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  • Professor and Lincy Chair of Urban Affairs, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Assistant Professor, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Senior Resident Scholar of Information Technology, The Lincy Institute
  • Director of Health Programs, The Lincy Institute


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