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Current Lincy Institute News

Representatives from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians wrap UNLV Marta Meana in a blanket as part of the tribe's gift announcement to the university.
Campus News | March 5, 2020

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

unlv professor arya udry looks at a meteorite that she's holding up to the light
Research | December 26, 2019

A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.

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.

football players look up at fireworks display
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.

doctor talks to man sitting on exam table
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.

Lincy Institute In The News

USA Today
March 16, 2020

My wife, my son and I were sleeping at a Paris hotel early Thursday morning when my iPhone began to ping. About 10 texts came within minutes of President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night speech on the coronavirus. They all carried the same urgent message —Trump was going to shut down travel between the United States and Europe by midnight Friday. Our problem was immediate. We had return tickets home to Las Vegas for Sunday.

Las Vegas Sun
February 26, 2020

The big winners of last week’s Nevada caucuses were Sen. Bernie Sanders, Latino and younger voters, and Las Vegas. The biggest losers, besides the candidates not finishing with delegates, were caucuses as a voting system and centrist-Democratic political pundits.

Las Vegas Sun
February 26, 2020

The big winners of last week’s Nevada caucuses were Sen. Bernie Sanders, Latino and younger voters, and Las Vegas. The biggest losers, besides the candidates not finishing with delegates, were caucuses as a voting system and centrist-Democratic political pundits.

msn news
February 24, 2020

The road between Las Vegas and Reno traverses some of the emptiest land in the continental United States. Wild burros idle across the asphalt, gutted miner shacks cast scant bits of shade, the faded signs of long-gone brothels creak in the wind.

msn news
February 24, 2020

The road between Las Vegas and Reno traverses some of the emptiest land in the continental United States. Wild burros idle across the asphalt, gutted miner shacks cast scant bits of shade, the faded signs of long-gone brothels creak in the wind.

Al Jazeera English
February 22, 2020

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination has shifted to Nevada. Caucuses will be held in the state in the coming hours. It is the first racially diverse and urbanised region to take part.

Lincy Institute Experts

A national authority on urban growth, economic development, transportation and population dynamics. 
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. 

Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
February 28, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had an op-ed that was featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their article, "Winners and Losers from the Nevada Caucuses," examines the outcomes of the 2020 Nevada caucus and how "Nevada shaped this year’s presidential...
February 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes of the Nevada caucuses may only yield a handful...
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...