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President Keith E. Whitfield honors six graduates who have shown exemplary commitment to both the community and their studies.

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Campus News |

Faculty respond to the mental health crisis with multiple programs focused on addressing the shortages and challenges in Nevada on April 5.

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Campus News |

A collection of news stories and highlights featuring UNLV students and faculty.

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Arts and Culture |

Scholars bring their expertise in American politics, workforce development, financial regulation, federal assistance programs, college access, and community-based planning. 

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People |

Billot, a senior in the Honors College pursuing double majors in political science and environmental studies, moves to the final interview stage for world's most prestigious graduate scholarship.

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Learn how you can become part of UNLV's Climate Action Plan.

Brookings Mountain West In The News

PBS

Executive Director of both Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West David Damore first discusses the results of Nevada’s Primary Election and the biggest takeaways from former President Trump’s Sunset Park rally. Then we discuss the opening of the Silver Copper Crossing Bridge and where other major infrastructure projects in Nevada are at.

U.S. News & World Report

Much of the attention each presidential election cycle centers on swing states where the outcome can have an outsize impact on who wins the White House. But candidate campaigns and political analysts also zero in on smaller areas where factors like demographics and turnout can play critical roles in the race's ultimate outcome.

KUN.UZ

During an international reporting tour titled ‘Democracy is More Than Election Day’, arranged by the Global Public Affairs Bureau of the U.S. Department of State, through its Foreign Press Centers and in cooperation with the Meridian International Center, a lecture was organized at the University of Nevada with Dr. David Damore, Professor of Political Science and Executive Director of the Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West. In his lecture, Dr. Damore spoke about the political landscape in Nevada, including election cycles and electoral candidates as the state is preparing for upcoming presidential elections in the U.S. in November 2024.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Nevada ranks worst in the nation for both overall mental health and youth mental health. To make matters worse, the state has a shortage of health workers in those fields. UNLV hosted a mental health forum Friday to highlight three university-led efforts to improve mental health and the health worker shortage in Nevada.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now

Nevada ranks worst in the nation for both overall mental health and youth mental health. To make matters worse, the state has a shortage of health workers in those fields. UNLV hosted a mental health forum Friday to highlight three university-led efforts to improve mental health and the health worker shortage in Nevada.

South Carolina Daily Gazette

In recent years, millions of people across the United States have moved from Democratic cities to Republican suburbs, complicating the politics of swing states in a pivotal election year, according to a Stateline analysis.

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Recent Brookings Mountain West Accomplishments

Jesse Fager-Larsen (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Political Science) attended the 23rd annual Public Policy Leadership Conference (PPLC) held at the Harvard Kennedy School campus. During the conference, attendees meet with professors, attend mock graduate-level courses, and learn about career and funding opportunities in public…
Sofia Takhtadjian and Issac Hernandez-Alcaraz (both from The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) were selected to represent Nevada as part of the 2023 Western Governors' Leadership Institute, where they attended the Western Governors' Association's 2023 Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The two participated in the institute’s…
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the Thomas J. Watson Leadership Scholarship, which funds graduate study at Brown University. Admitted to the accelerated MPA program, Booth will be one of few students who receives the Watson Scholarship to not only fund her graduate…
Zachary Billot (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, Lincy Institute) was recently named a recipient of the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellowship. Competing nationally, he was awarded a competitive spot among a cohort of 30 at Carnegie Mellon University. He will spend seven weeks engaging in rigorous…
Caitlin Saladino, David Damore (both The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West), and William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West) recently co-authored the Nevada Independent Op-Ed, "Next steps for growing Nevada’s health care economy." The piece discusses the current lack of in-state medical residencies for graduates of the Kirk Kerkorian…
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Chemistry) was invited and participated in a workshop hosted by the US-EU Trade and Technology Council to discuss Russian disinformation in Africa and Latin America. Blankenship has appeared in the media numerous times discussing disinformation and misinformation, and has published…