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Current Lincy Institute News

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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.

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People | April 18, 2018

Professor Fatma Nasoz earns 2018 Faculty/Staff Community Outreach Award for program providing computer coding opportunities to underserved female students.

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Campus News | March 27, 2018

Awards recognize those on campus who demonstrate a commitment to community partnership

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Campus News | October 17, 2017

UNLV is ideally placed to assist — and provide — leaders to deal with the challenges of the major urban center that is Las Vegas.

Lincy Institute In The News

Specialty Medical Dialogues
October 6, 2019

Breast cancer is considered to be a "woman's disease" with statistics showing that about 1 in 8 US. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

Rolling Out
October 3, 2019

Each year during the month of October we turn our focus to bringing awareness to breast cancer in women, but now with the news of Mathew Knowles‘ diagnosis, we are alarmed by the cases of breast cancer in Black men.

The Body
September 10, 2019

What causes individuals who desire protection to forgo using it? And why, despite the physical and mental benefits of using their own preferred form of protection, do people not feel empowered enough to use it?

Brookings
August 26, 2019

When Tucker Carlson agrees with Elizabeth Warren, it is worth taking notice. At a recent conservative conference, Mr. Carslon described Sen. Warren’s book, The Two Income Trap as “one of the best books” he had read on economic policy. “The single biggest change to our society,” he went on, “was the moment where it became impossible for the average person to support a family on one income.”

Las Vegas Sun
July 17, 2019

In the three weeks since Nevada Regent Kevin Page was exposed for a dubious use of his power in 2015, Page and other state-level higher education leaders have put up a wall of silence about the matter.

Ozy
June 24, 2019

“Most of the young people that go to college go away, and then they don’t come back,” observes Lee Bianchi, a retired engineer who lived in Clinton, Iowa (pop. 26,647), from 1961 to 2008.

Lincy Institute Experts

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

Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

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...
June 20, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) was recently featured in a Las Vegas Now segment titled "Learning to Code," discussing the Informatica Next 25 initiative that prepares students for STEM-focused careers. It originally aired June 13.
June 11, 2019
Madison Frazee (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In her piece, Frazee discusses the need for a health care system overhaul by recounting her own unfortunate experience with the U.S. health care system. The piece was originally published June 8.
June 10, 2019
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and Public Policy and Leadership) recently was featured as a guest columnist in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Martinez responds to recent statements made by the NSHE chancellor concerning UNLV's diversity. The piece was originally published June 7.