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Current Brookings Mountain West News

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

Remember sculptor Claes Oldenburg who created UNLV's iconic Flashlight sculpture this month.
Campus News | August 3, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting university experts’ insights on and contributions to health, environment, and society.

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Research | July 8, 2022

Study by UNLV online misinformation expert analyzes conservative, liberal Twitter reactions to U.S. gun violence.

Map highlighting three distinct regions in Nevada
Research | June 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)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

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

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Campus News | May 19, 2022

UNLV Global Entrepreneurship Experience students learn how food has influenced the rich and long history of Reggio Emilia.

 

Brookings Mountain West In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 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.

Houston Chronicle
September 14, 2022

After the Uvalde massacre, hundreds of thousands of people had something to say. They took to Twitter to criticize elected officials and express horror at the carnage. Depending on their political leanings, they called for stricter gun controls or opposed the very idea as unconstitutional and un-American.

Express News
September 13, 2022

After the Uvalde massacre, hundreds of thousands of people had something to say. They took to Twitter to criticize elected officials and express horror at the carnage. Depending on their political leanings, they called for stricter gun controls or opposed the very idea as unconstitutional and un-American.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 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
August 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.

Vegas PBS
August 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.

Brookings Mountain West Experts

An expert on American politics, campaigns and elections and public policy.
An expert on social media misinformation/disinformation, and combating online propaganda.  
An expert in welfare policies and programs.
An expert in regional demographics, workforce development, and sustainable economic development.

Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

July 20, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had her research on Twitter posts featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story and on a City Cast Las Vegas podcast episode. She collects and studies varying public responses on Twitter that occur after a mass shooting. After reviewing tweets responding…
July 4, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had part one of a two-part report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Africa in Focus. The piece, "Russia’s Narratives about its Invasion of Ukraine are Lingering in Africa," analyzes Twitter data to examine the broader Russian narratives that…
June 15, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science; Honors College, The Lincy Institute; Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed, "CCSD and the Potential of Mental Health Services," published in the Nevada Current. Billot's piece discusses the rise of violence in Clark County School District (CCSD) schools and suggests that "rather than relying solely upon…
May 20, 2022
William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West) and Caitlin J. Saladino (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) recently authored "Time to Turn the Corner on Nevada’s Mental Health Crisis," which was published in the Nevada Current. Their piece discusses Nevada's chronic shortage of mental health and social work professionals for adults…
April 6, 2022
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Blanca Peña (Criminal Justice), and Nicole Thomas (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) co-wrote a recent Op-Ed titled, "Students, Taxpayers Once Again Robbed by Higher…
March 23, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the 2022 Sam Lieberman Regents’ Scholar Award, announced this month by NSHE. Administered by the NSHE Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded to only nine students — one undergraduate and graduate student from each Nevada…