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Research | June 16, 2022

UNLV Brookings Mountain West and Lincy Institute scholars review Silver State’s economic development efforts of the past decade and present agenda for the next five years.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

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People | March 16, 2022

Robert E. Lang Doctoral Fellowship recognizes immense impact of late UNLV professor, seeks next generation of public policy leaders. 

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Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

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People | November 19, 2021

A remembrance from those who worked closest with him.

Lincy Institute In The News

Nevada Independent
June 16, 2022

America is in the middle of a mental health care crisis. While the COVID-19 pandemic greatly worsened this national crisis, it has been years in the making.

This Is Reno
June 14, 2022

Reno is getting more and more expensive. A report released last week by UNLV shows few people working in the Reno area can afford to live here and pay for monthly mortgage payments – much less rent at current rates.

Nevada Current
June 14, 2022

State’s unique ‘summary eviction’ process is under fire again. Will this time be different?

Las Vegas Sun
June 14, 2022

Gov. Steve Sisolak, with about 40% of state votes tallied, took 89.9% of the vote against former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins in the Democratic gubernatorial primary to advance to the November election, where he is expected to face a stiff Republican challenge from Joe Lombardo, who received 39% of the vote statewide . In Clark County, Sisolak picked up 79.6% of votes and Lombardo got 47.9%.

This Is Reno
June 10, 2022

Retail workers, the most common job in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, don’t earn enough to afford a studio apartment, let alone buy a house, according to recent data from UNLV researchers.

KVPI: News 6
June 10, 2022

Retail workers, the most common job in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, don’t earn enough to afford a studio apartment, let alone buy a house, according to recent data from UNLV researchers.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

June 15, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science; Honors College, The Lincy Institute; Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed, "CCSD and the Potential of Mental Health Services," published in the Nevada Current. Billot's piece discusses the rise of violence in Clark County School District (CCSD) schools and suggests that "rather than relying solely upon…
May 20, 2022
William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West) and Caitlin J. Saladino (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) recently authored "Time to Turn the Corner on Nevada’s Mental Health Crisis," which was published in the Nevada Current. Their piece discusses Nevada's chronic shortage of mental health and social work professionals for adults…
April 6, 2022
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Blanca Peña (Criminal Justice), and Nicole Thomas (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) co-wrote a recent Op-Ed titled, "Students, Taxpayers Once Again Robbed by Higher…
March 23, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the 2022 Sam Lieberman Regents’ Scholar Award, announced this month by NSHE. Administered by the NSHE Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded to only nine students — one undergraduate and graduate student from each Nevada…
February 11, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to attend the 2022 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota. The JSI Fellowship prepares students to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, public…
December 28, 2021
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Public Policy and Leadership) recently had an article published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health. Her study, "Harm Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Prison Drug Use," provides a summary of research surrounding prison-based harm reduction programs.