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People | June 22, 2021

Lang was a powerful advocate for UNLV and the role of higher education in helping Southern Nevada thrive.

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UNLV History | April 27, 2021

From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

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People | January 4, 2021

Great places are made of great people. Here are a few who made the news in 2020.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Research | November 13, 2020

UNLV students share their stories in a thought-provoking Brookings podcast series exploring immigration in the U.S.

Brookings Mountain West In The News

July 15, 2021

Hispanic students in particular constitute a significant and growing portion of the U.S. student population yet are often overlooked in education literature because they are not the lowest performing demographic.

July 13, 2021

Reported COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Africa, increasing by almost 200 percent from June to July and surpassing the region’s second-wave peak at the beginning of this year.

Las Vegas Sun
June 28, 2021

This past week, Rob Lang passed away far too early, after a lengthy battle with an illness that kept sapping his strength but never his determination and his will — right to the end.

June 26, 2021

As the third wave of COVID-19 sweeps through the continent, African governments are struggling to contain the virus, with only 1.12 percent of the African population vaccinated.

KSNV-TV: News 3
June 23, 2021

The valley is mourning the loss of a man who contributed to the economic development of Las Vegas in more ways than one.

El Tiempo
June 23, 2021

Robert E. Lang, a UNLV professor who is credited with helping Las Vegas recover from the Great Recession and diversify its economy, died Monday of cancer complications. He was 62 years old.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

July 21, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published two policy briefs authored by colleagues from the Brookings Institution. The first, titled "Improving K-12 Education for Hispanic Students in Las Vegas and Beyond" explores the racial and ethnic achievement gaps, including teacher diversity, for Hispanic students within the Clark County School District....
June 22, 2021
Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Honors College) was recently featured in the UNLV Libraries Special Collections & Archives Researcher Profile series discussing his research of the Clark County Economic Opportunity Board (EOB) for a History of Las Vegas class. Grema is an undergraduate.
June 14, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had a paper published in the Governance: The Political Science Journal at UNLV. Her paper, "Calls for Accountability: Redefining the Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" explores the culture of policing in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, specifically within the...
May 12, 2021
Madison Frazee (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Political Science) and Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently were awarded Best Lightning Talk and Best Podium Presentation, respectively, in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences discipline for...
May 11, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics) recently had her OpEd, "Nevada’s Broken Unemployment System Must be Fixed — Now," published in the Las Vegas Sun. Gilbertson discusses the need for Nevada to craft concrete solutions to address the failures of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and...
May 10, 2021
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had a report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Up Front. The piece, Assessing the Social and Emotional Costs of Mass Shootings with Twitter Data, analyzes emoji and hashtag usage on Twitter after mass shootings and finds that society is...