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Business and Community | September 26, 2018

Training Program led by UNLV addresses the shortage of professionals who are trained to recognize and treat individuals in need of care.

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Research | June 6, 2018

Thirty-eight faculty will receive a combined $332,270 in seed funding for their research, scholarship, and creative activity.

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People | April 18, 2018

Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.

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Campus News | March 27, 2018

Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership

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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.

Business and Community | September 22, 2017

Southern Nevada Substance Use & Behavioral Health Summit brings mental health, criminal justice professionals together to educate and collaborate on critical public health issues.

Lincy Institute In The News

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June 24, 2019

“Most of the young people that go to college go away, and then they don’t come back,” observes Lee Bianchi, a retired engineer who lived in Clinton, Iowa (pop. 26,647), from 1961 to 2008.

Las Vegas Sun
June 7, 2019

Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Thom Reilly appeared on “Nevada Week in Review” in early May. In discussing student diversity at UNLV, the program host asked Reilly what we could learn as a system from what UNLV is doing right.

Las Vegas Sun
April 29, 2019

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada board recently rejected a plan to build a light rail system along Maryland Parkway, despite public support for the $1 billion proposal.

Las Vegas Sun
March 22, 2019

The news of a national scandal surrounding admissions procedures at top research universities in the U.S. is both disappointing and unsurprising. Families with incomes that would be the envy of most Americans are able to make donations — or offer bribes — to ensure their children’s enrollment at elite universities.

Las Vegas Sun
February 4, 2019

After a decade in which Las Vegas rose from the depths of the Great Recession to a full recovery, this is an opportune time to look at our future and our immediate past.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 28, 2019

In several ways, Alex Weisz and Emma Gould illustrate who is moving to Nevada.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.
June 11, 2019
Madison Frazee (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Frazee discusses the need for a health care system overhaul by recounting her own unfortunate experience with the U.S. health care system. The piece was originally published June 8.
June 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Martinez responds to recent statements made by the NSHE chancellor concerning UNLV's diversity. The piece was originally published June 7.
June 6, 2019
Caitlin Saladino (The Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West), Marya Shegog (Public Health/Lincy Institute), Magdalena Martinez (Public Policy and Leadership/Lincy Institute), Jaewon Lim, and Kelliann Beavers (both Public Policy and Leadership) were each selected to present their respective research projects at the 2019 Urban Affairs...
March 26, 2019
Caitlin J. Saladino (Lincy Institute & Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. The piece, "Public R1 Universities Undervalued as Elitists Clamber for Acceptance," highlights the value of schools like UNLV, in the wake of the college admissions scandal. The piece was originally published on...
March 25, 2019
Robert E. Lang (Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) and David R. Damore (Political Science) are the authors of a new, recently published policy brief, "The Road to Carnegie R1 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas." Founded in 1957, UNLV is now classified as a top research university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of...