Accomplishments: School of Public Policy and Leadership

August 16, 2019
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Public Policy and Leadership and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present her summer internship research on "The Nexus Between Population and Criminal Arrests in Clark County, Nevada, by Jurisdiction 2006-2016" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium, which took place earlier this month. Carmen's research summarizes arrest trends from 2006 to 2016 — before, during, and after the Great Recession — to examine the implications of static...
July 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) was selected to present her research papers at the 2019 International Conference on Public Policy in Montreal, Canada. Her research explores feminist governance and the politics of state policy solutions. The conference is the leading international conference for public policy scholarship organized by the International Public Policy Association.
June 14, 2019
Kathleen Lauckner (Public Policy and Leadership) welcomed the opportunity to present to the N.E.W. Leadership Program participants during their 2019 summer session, hosted by the Women's Research Institute of Nevada. She discussed her own experiences running for the Nevada Assembly, serving on the Nevada Conservation League C3 board, and how important it is for these young women to pursue a career associated with politics and how they can become accomplished women leaders with the help of...
June 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Martinez responds to recent statements made by the NSHE chancellor concerning UNLV's diversity. The piece was originally published June 7.
June 6, 2019
Caitlin Saladino (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West), Marya Shegog (Public Health/Lincy Institute), Magdalena Martinez (Public Policy and Leadership/Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Kelliann Beavers (both Public Policy and Leadership) were each selected to present their respective research projects at the 2019 Urban Affairs Association annual conference in April, held in Los Angeles. Their papers represented the 2019 conference theme of "Claiming Rights to the City: Community,...
May 24, 2019
Joseph McKay (Law and Hospitality) and Gail Sammons (Hospitality), along with Kimberly Addair, '18 MA Urban Leadership, received the Best Proposal Award Teaching Track from the West Federation Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education Regional Conference for their work developing a human trafficking awareness training module for hospitality educators. Their training module was designed to provide hospitality educators and students with the proper knowledge, skills, and resources...
March 26, 2019
Caitlin J. Saladino (Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece, "Public R1 Universities Undervalued as Elitists Clamber for Acceptance," highlights the value of schools like UNLV, in the wake of the college admissions scandal. The piece was originally published on March 22. 
March 25, 2019
Robert E. Lang (Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and David R. Damore (Political Science) are the authors of a new, recently published policy brief, "The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas." Founded in 1957, UNLV is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is a major accomplishment. The Lincy Institute’s analysis of all 130 “Carnegie Doctoral Universities” (2018) with “very high research...
December 18, 2018
Kathleen Lauckner (Community Health and Public Policy and Leadership) was chosen to be a guest lecturer for her alma mater's new Stockton University campus in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She presented a session titled “Engaging Communities and Stakeholders”  for the executive Ed.D organization leadership program. This opportunity allowed her to share her involvement with communities impacted by the legacy of lead toxicity as well as her engagement with voter participation in issues involving...
December 12, 2018
David Damore (Political Science) and Robert Lang (Public Policy) hosted a colloquium on behalf ofThe Lincy Institute at UNLV, "Higher Education Reform: A Time for Action." The event featured research on Nevada higher education governance and system administration reform, with presentations from professors , executive director of The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West.  Local news coverage of the event can also be found in the Las Vegas Sun editorial, "Reforms Can Help Nevada Get the...
October 18, 2018
The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West served as co-sponsors of the American Planning Association Nevada Chapter Annual State Conference earlier this month. As such, many UNLV faculty members presented their research on critical policy areas for our state through various conference sessions.  Robert Lang and William Brown (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) moderated two keynote sessions on the conference theme "Vegas Growing Up — Welcome to the Big Leagues," featuring...
September 13, 2018
On Sept. 5 the Academic Success Center (ASC) celebrated its 10-year anniversary and as part of its celebration recognized former students, faculty, departments, and community leaders that have made the ASC such an exemplary center. They are: Dean’s Award - Carl Reiber (formerly of the provost's office) Dean’s Award - Regent Kevin Page Founder’s Award - Neal Smatresk (former UNLV president) Outstanding Impact Award - philanthropist Christina Hixson  Classified Dedication Award -  Monica McNeely...