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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.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

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

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Research | October 2, 2019

UNLV public health researcher Marya Shegog highlights study exploring survivor stories, stereotypes, and health care disparities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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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.

Lincy Institute In The News

December 11, 2019

You may get mad when you’re stuck in traffic and see a California license plate.

Las Vegas Sun
December 11, 2019

A leading Southern Nevada public policy researcher will serve in a newly endowed position at UNLV that was funded by the largest donation of its type in state history.

Las Vegas Sun
December 2, 2019

They recognized a need, dedicated themselves to addressing it and refused to let anyone deter them from fulfilling their commitment.

KSNV-TV: News 3
November 27, 2019

Big UNLV Medical School news Tuesday from the Governor:

“It brings me great pleasure to announce that donors have renewed their commitment to funding the construction of a state-of-the-art facility for the UNLV School of Medicine,” said Governor Steve Sisolak, D-Nevada.

The Nevada Independent
November 27, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced on Wednesday at least $155 million in private donations that will spur development of a key facility for the nascent UNLV School of Medicine, capping a years-long quest to find the millions needed to build the sprawling medical facility.

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 27, 2019

Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Tuesday a new plan for a permanent home for the UNLV School of Medicine that relies on $155 million in donor funds, rather than a $125 million bond measure approved in July.

Lincy Institute Experts

An expert in education policy and minority-serving institutions.
An expert in cultural competency, health disparities, and sexual and reproductive health. Shegog engages individuals and groups to build stronger and healthier communities. 
A recognized expert in information technology, including human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and intelligent computing systems. 
A national authority on urban growth, economic development, transportation and population dynamics. 

Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer...
November 7, 2019
Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health and The Lincy Institute) was featured in a News3 Las Vegas piece titled "Male Breast Cancer Cases on the Rise, UNLV Health Professor Speaks," discussing the importance of regular screenings for both men and women. It originally aired Oct. 20.
October 21, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Marya Shegog (Environmetal and Occupational Helath and Lincy Institute), and co-authors Mikayle Lowery and Dea'Jiane' McNair, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns and graduates of UC San Diego and UC Berkley, respectively, have published a health policy report on the connection between health...
July 11, 2019
Caitlin Saladino (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) was selected to present two research projects at the 2019 European Urban Research Association - Urban Affairs Association Conference, City Futures IV, in Dublin, Ireland. Her research explores Las Vegas's urban school district, and public policy implications of memorializing...
July 10, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Lincy Institute and Computer Science) was a featured speaker at the Informatica World 2019 Conference in May. In her presentation, she spoke about her passion for increasing the number of women in the STEM field, and the importance of prioritizing computer science and STEM education at a young age in order to build and support the...
July 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) was selected to present her research papers at the 2019 International Conference on Public Policy in Montreal, Canada. Her research explores feminist governance and the politics of state policy solutions. The conference is the leading international conference for public...