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UNLV History | April 27, 2021

From a suggestion in an economic impact report to graduating its charter class in just 10 years. Here's how the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV got here and how it will shape health care in Southern Nevada.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

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

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Campus News | January 5, 2021

A collection of stories highlighting UNLV experts and their analysis of all things politics in 2020.

Campus News | December 10, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting the election, COVID-19, and scientific discovery at UNLV.

Campus News | November 5, 2020

A collection of news stories highlighting UNLV’s commitment to community, health care, and research.

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Research | October 6, 2020

Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute student researchers embrace remote learning and engage in public policy research to benefit UNLV and the region.

Lincy Institute In The News

Nevada Current
May 14, 2021

Nevada Democratic legislative leaders said Thursday they were “disheartened” by a state Supreme Court ruling that a pair of tax measures legislators passed in 2019 were unconstitutional because they did not pass by a two-thirds majority.

Shepherd of the Hills Gazette
May 11, 2021

The big new census reports on population trends and voter turnout in 2020 each show the continuation of core underlying trends reshaping the electoral battlefield.

CNN
May 11, 2021

The battleground states across the industrial Midwest have functioned as the decisive tipping point of American politics for at least 30 years, especially in presidential elections. But the latest Census Bureau findings on both overall population growth and voter turnout in 2020 signal that the Sun Belt will increasingly rival, and potentially replace, the Rust Belt as the central battlefield in US elections.

Las Vegas Sun
May 10, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic woes have devastated the state labor market, particularly in tourism-reliant Southern Nevada. April 2020 marks the date Nevada’s unemployment rate hit an unprecedented 29.5%, highest in the nation at that time.

Brookings
May 5, 2021

Mass shootings that result in mass casualties are almost a weekly occasion in the United States, which—not coincidentally—also has the most guns per capita in the world. Viewed from outside the U.S., it seems that Americans are not bothered by the constant deadly gun violence and have simply adapted to it. Yet, our analysis of the well-being costs of gun violence—using Twitter data to track real-time responses throughout the course of these appalling events—suggest that is not necessarily the case. We focus on the two March 2021 shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, and compare to similar data for the “1 October” (Las Vegas) and El Paso shootings a few years prior.

KNPR News
April 22, 2021

The plan to build a mass-transit system along Charleston Boulevard is a good idea, but Las Vegas’ transportation challenges need to be addressed on multiple fronts, an urban development expert says.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

May 12, 2021
Madison Frazee (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, Political Science) and Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute, School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently were awarded Best Lightning Talk and Best Podium Presentation, respectively, in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences discipline for...
May 11, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics) recently had her OpEd, "Nevada’s Broken Unemployment System Must be Fixed — Now," published in the Las Vegas Sun. Gilbertson discusses the need for Nevada to craft concrete solutions to address the failures of the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and...
May 10, 2021
Mary Blankenship (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Economics, Chemistry) recently had a report published in the Brookings Institution blog, Up Front. The piece, Assessing the Social and Emotional Costs of Mass Shootings with Twitter Data, analyzes emoji and hashtag usage on Twitter after mass shootings and finds that society is...
May 6, 2021
Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute are in charge of The Data Hub, a collaborative project that now contains more than 100 Fact Sheets and interactive resources prepared by faculty, staff, and student researchers. Launched in early 2020, The Data Hub is a resource for current and historical public policy data on Las Vegas, Nevada, and...
April 13, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science) and Peter Grema (Economics) presented their research at the 2021 Western Regional Honors Council Virtual Conference, last week. Cheche's research on "The Culture of Policing in Las Vegas" presents national and local data on disparities related to the racial, social, and fiscal aspects within the Las Vegas...
March 8, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute), along with Santiago Gudino-Rosales, '20 BS Biology (Honors College), and Yanneli Llamas, '20 BA English and Criminal Justice (Honors College),, contributed their personal and family stories to the Bookings Institution podcast "Our Nation of Immigrants," launched...