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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

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Campus News | June 11, 2020

A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.

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Campus News | June 3, 2020

Recently released artist's renderings show plans for the building that is scheduled to be under construction in February 2021.

Campus News | May 20, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the staff and students of UNLV who exemplify what it means to be a Rebel, even from home.

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People | May 15, 2020

Eight UNLV Students Honored With 2020 Lance and Elena Calvert Awards For Undergraduate Research across a wide spectrum of research topics.

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Campus News | March 5, 2020

A collection of news stories from February highlighting the people and research of UNLV.

Lincy Institute In The News

Las Vegas Sun
September 15, 2020

On Aug. 7, the Nevada System of Higher Education attracted negative attention from students, the public and state officials after the board of regents’ chief of staff attempted to silence Regent Lisa Levine during a meeting with his reprehensible statement, “I don’t want to man-speak but I will have to if you continue to child-speak.”

Las Vegas Sun
September 6, 2020

Redlining was a government-sanctioned discriminatory policy that designated most urban minority-majority neighborhoods as places banks should not offer home mortgages. The term originates in color maps developed in the late 1930s by Homer Hoyt, an economist with the Federal Housing Administration, to direct mortgage loans made by the Home Owner’s Loan Corp. Redlining refers to the map’s color-coded neighborhood types: red zones indicated high-risk investments; yellow zones medium risk; and green zones low risk.

Las Vegas Sun
September 6, 2020

Redlining was a government-sanctioned discriminatory policy that designated most urban minority-majority neighborhoods as places banks should not offer home mortgages. The term originates in color maps developed in the late 1930s by Homer Hoyt, an economist with the Federal Housing Administration, to direct mortgage loans made by the Home Owner’s Loan Corp. Redlining refers to the map’s color-coded neighborhood types: red zones indicated high-risk investments; yellow zones medium risk; and green zones low risk.

KNPR News
August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

KNPR News
August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
August 4, 2020

“Using COVID to steal the state." That’s a tweet from President Trump Monday morning continuing to hammer Nevada on voting procedures and threatening legal action on Twitter. This comes after the state Senate passed Assembly Bill 4 to mail ballots to all active voters. Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the bill Monday.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

September 9, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), David Damore (Political Science), and Karen Danielsen (School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently had a guest column featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their piece "Bluelining and its Consequences: Nevada Edition," discusses the demographic, economic, geographic, and political...
August 17, 2020
Saha Salahi (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) recently had an OpEd, "Pandemic Highlights the Need to Invest in Civic Education" featured in the Las Vegas Sun. She is pursuing a major in communications and is a Brookings public policy minor student.
August 11, 2020
Marie Falcone (Political Science and Brookings Mountain West) was named Pietro S. Nivola Intern at the Brookings Institution in recognition of her "commitment to the Brookings values of intellectual curiosity, collegiality, inclusion, and leadership." Marie is a 2020 summer intern with the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution in...
July 29, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West), and David Damore (Political Science) had a guest column published in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Whom Do You Trust? Not NSHE or the Regents." The three discuss the recent special session of the Nevada Legislature, and examine the...
April 22, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) recently coauthored an opinion editorial published in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Dr. Lang and North Las Vegas city manager Ryann Juden discuss Southern Nevada's RISE Together Plan (Recovery and Innovation for a Sustainable Economy). "The RISE plan provides a framework for bold,...
April 2, 2020
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently was appointed by the Nevada Legislative Hispanic Caucus to serve on a subcommittee examining the education digital divide of students in the Nevada. This subcommittee is charged with identifying what local and state policies can be implemented to minimize...