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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.

 

UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield at commencement
People | May 10, 2022

UNLV president will highlight exceptional students at commencement who embody the academic, research, and community impact of the graduating class.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

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

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

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

UNLV student Mary Blankenship poses for a photo on campus wearing a vyshyvanka, a traditional embroidered Ukrainian blouse
Research | March 16, 2022

Ukraine native, chemist, and policy researcher Mary Blankenship explains how one aspect of the Russia-Ukraine war is being fought online, on TV, and on social media platforms.

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People | March 16, 2022

Robert E. Lang Doctoral Fellowship recognizes immense impact of late UNLV professor, seeks next generation of public policy leaders. 

Brookings Mountain West In The News

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 9, 2022

When UNLV senior Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio looked out the window of her Airbnb in Irvine, Calif., she saw flames rising in the nearby mountains and scorch marks on the ground. A wildfire was approaching the apartment, where she had moved from Las Vegas during the pandemic to be closer to family.

Las Vegas Sun
May 8, 2022

Reno attorney and former boxer Joey Gilbert received the Nevada Republican Party’s endorsement for governor, just a couple of days after Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo received former President Donald Trump’s endorsement.

Las Vegas Sun
May 5, 2022

Miles from the bright lights, jangling slot machines and crush of tourists on the Las Vegas Strip, a project is under construction that some economists believe represents the future of the region.

Las Vegas Sun
May 1, 2022

Now that Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has an endorsement from Donald Trump in the Nevada governor’s race, it will be interesting to see how he handles the campaign moving forward.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

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…
March 7, 2022
Caren Yap (undergraduate student) has been selected as 1 of 22 students nationwide to become a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow for the Summer of 2022. At UNLV, she is pursuing a double major in international business and business marketing with a double minor in global entrepreneurship and Brookings public policy. As a fellow, she…
February 11, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to attend the 2022 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota. The JSI Fellowship prepares students to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, public…
December 28, 2021
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Public Policy and Leadership) recently had an article published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health. Her study, "Harm Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Prison Drug Use," provides a summary of research surrounding prison-based harm reduction programs.
October 8, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Vaccine gaps have a prominent effect on Black Nevadans" published in the Nevada Independent. Cheche discusses data which shows Nevada as reporting one of the lowest vaccination rates for its Black population when compared to 45 other states,…