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UNLV cheerleaders during 2022 homecoming
Campus News | November 8, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV students and faculty who made headlines locally, regionally, and internationally.

Map highlighting three distinct regions in Nevada
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.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

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

Robert Lang seated at table
People | March 16, 2022

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

A man stocking shelfs at the food pantry
Campus News | December 8, 2021

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

Lincy Institute In The News

Las Vegas Sun
October 20, 2022

As UNLV works toward establishing an Academic Health Center, it should coordinate with University Medical Center and other nearby partners in the Las Vegas Medical District — Valley Hospital, Desert Radiology, Steinberg Diagnostic, Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — for an optimal web of quality care, according to findings from a new economic impact study.

Las Vegas Sun
October 20, 2022

As UNLV works toward establishing an Academic Health Center, it should coordinate with University Medical Center and other nearby partners in the Las Vegas Medical District — Valley Hospital, Desert Radiology, Steinberg Diagnostic, Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health — for an optimal web of quality care, according to findings from a new economic impact study.

Nevada Independent
October 14, 2022

Although seniority may come with influence, each member of Congress is given just one vote, and Republican candidate Mark Robertson believes that residents of Nevada’s Congressional District 1 may want a change from longtime Democratic Rep. Dina Titus. 

Las Vegas Sun
September 18, 2022

For a particular campaign sign that has popped up across Las Vegas as the midterm elections draw near, the message couldn’t be more clear.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 2, 2022

Las Vegas resident Dandino Garcia, who recently opened his own restaurant where he serves arepas inspired by his home country of Venezuela, has not seen a lot of the change that politicians have promised.

Vegas PBS
August 26, 2022

We examine trends in political party registration in the Latino community in Southern Nevada and what those patterns could mean for the upcoming midterm elections.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

November 17, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Chemistry) was invited and participated in a workshop hosted by the US-EU Trade and Technology Council to discuss Russian disinformation in Africa and Latin America. Blankenship has appeared in the media numerous times discussing disinformation and misinformation, and has published…
November 17, 2022
David. Damore (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Political Science) published an analysis titled, "Blue metros, red state politics in the 2022 Nevada midterm elections," on the Brookings Institution's FixGox blog examining state and regional voting patterns in the recently completed 2022 midterm elections. The analysis finds that…
November 16, 2022
Zachary Billot (Political Science, Honors College, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) recently had his Op-Ed titled, "Stuck Like Glue: Eating Meat in the Modern Era," published by the Institute for Youth in Policy. His piece discusses the contemporary societal implications of meat eating and the impacts of factory farming has across the…
July 20, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had her research on Twitter posts featured in a Las Vegas Review-Journal story and on a City Cast Las Vegas podcast episode. She collects and studies varying public responses on Twitter that occur after a mass shooting. After reviewing tweets responding…
July 4, 2022
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had part one of a two-part report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Africa in Focus. The piece, "Russia’s Narratives about its Invasion of Ukraine are Lingering in Africa," analyzes Twitter data to examine the broader Russian narratives that…
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…