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Professor Rob Lang
Campus News | December 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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Campus News | December 2, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | October 21, 2019

Donors are honored for their continuing support of the university and its programs.

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People | May 15, 2019

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

People | November 13, 2018

Thanks to a new online bachelor's degree in urban studies, Miranda Barrie has been able to work, travel, campaign, and study on her own terms.

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People | June 13, 2018

This aspiring "world-improvement strategist" hopes that studying in Israel will help her gain a more in-depth perspective on Middle East conflicts and allow her to improve her Arabic.

Brookings Mountain West In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 19, 2020

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will make his debut on the national debate stage Wednesday at the Paris Las Vegas, a flashy location for a wealthy candidate who opted to skip Nevada and other early states in his late bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

ABC News
February 19, 2020

As the next contest pivots to Nevada, a racially diverse state where minority voters will play a significant role, a progressive group with a $50 million investment in the 2020 election cycle is pouring money and resources into state organizations to mobilize voters ahead of caucuses.

msn news
February 19, 2020

"We are not using an app, we are not using something you can download on your phone," Nevada Democrats executive director Alana Mounce told the New York Times. But it was not yet clear what process would replace this method, according to the Times.

Business Insider
February 19, 2020

As the dust settles from Iowa, another caucus looms on the horizon.

Brookings
February 18, 2020

In establishing the first states to vote in the Democratic presidential nomination campaign, the party selected four states representing each U.S. region. These events are almost like a preseason before the big contests in March such as Super Tuesday when California and Texas cast ballots. The four early states that select delegates in February start in the Midwest with the Iowa caucuses, move to the Northeast and the New Hampshire primary, head to the West and the Nevada caucuses, and end in the South with the South Carolina primary.

Brookings
February 18, 2020

In establishing the first states to vote in the Democratic presidential nomination campaign, the party selected four states representing each U.S. region. These events are almost like a preseason before the big contests in March such as Super Tuesday when California and Texas cast ballots. The four early states that select delegates in February start in the Midwest with the Iowa caucuses, move to the Northeast and the New Hampshire primary, head to the West and the Nevada caucuses, and end in the South with the South Carolina primary.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

December 11, 2019
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Karen Danielsen (both School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a piece published in the International Journal of Urban Sciences. Their article "The origin, evolution, and application of the megapolitan area concept," explores the origins and evolution of...
December 10, 2019
Brookings Mountain West is pleased to release a new policy brief from Brookings Fellow in Metropolitan Policy Jenny Schuetz titled "Should Las Vegas Bet on Homeownership? Trends in Housing Affordability and Homeownership." In the piece, Schuetz discuesses how "in many parts of the U.S., rents and housing prices are rising faster than household...
November 8, 2019
Mary Blankenship (Chemistry and Economics) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Blankenship discusses what Nevada can do to incentivize renewable energy. The piece was originally published Oct. 26. She is an undergraduate student pursuing two majors, chemistry and economics. She also is a Brookings public...
October 23, 2019
In celebration of International Open Access Week, the University Libraries has announced five winners of the 2019 UNLV Open Access Awards. This year winners include: Brookings Mountain West in the category Non-Academic Departments With The Most Materials in the Institutional Repository William F. Harrah College of Hospitality in the category...
September 19, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an analysis on the fluctuation of wages and how it is measured with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves, and Brookings research analyst Christopher Pulliam. The piece, "Are Wages Rising, Falling, or Stagnating?," delves into four analytical decisions that can impact how people...
September 11, 2019
Ashley Schobert (Law and Brookings Mountain West) recently co-wrote an op-ed for the Brookings Institution with Brookings Senior Fellow Richard Reeves. The piece, "Tucker Carlson Has a Point: Middle Class Families Rely More than Ever on Women’s Wages," discusses how although women are working more and keeping middle class families economically...