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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.

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Campus News | October 17, 2017

UNLV is ideally placed to assist — and provide — leaders to deal with the challenges of the major urban center that is Las Vegas.

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Campus News | September 20, 2017

Scholars from all five Brookings research areas—Metropolitan Policy, Economic Studies, Governance Studies, Foreign Policy, and Global Economy and Development—will be in residence at UNLV this academic year.

Brookings Mountain West In The News

Las Vegas Sun
November 20, 2019

Studies have shown that Las Vegas is among the top cities in the United States when it comes to people of different ethnicities living in the same neighborhoods.

November 15, 2019

More than 50,000 people moved from California to Nevada between July 2017 and July 2018, the second-highest amount in the past 10 years, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 14, 2019

More than 50,000 Californians moved to Nevada from July 2017 to July 2018, the second highest amount in the past 10 years, according to newly released U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

Las Vegas Sun
November 8, 2019

As the older sister of an autistic 12-year-old girl, I am one individual among the many families involved in the fight for disabled rights.

Las Vegas Sun
October 30, 2019

Dany Bahar’s interest in the effects of immigration on economies is partly based on academic curiosity and partly on personal experience.

The native Venezuelan grew up watching how his grandparents, Holocaust survivors who migrated to that country after World War II, contributed to their new country. Bahar then became a migrant himself, living in Israel for several years before coming to the United States.

Las Vegas Sun
October 26, 2019

Faced with the realities of change, many state and local governments are taking action by passing legislation to incentivize the use of renewable energy.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

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...
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...
August 15, 2019
Peter Grema (Honors College and Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to present his summer internship research on "The Price of Legal Cannabis and Other Industry Policies" at the Summer 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month. Grema's research explores three distinct public policy areas wherein the legal U.S. cannabis...