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environmental portrait of student Zachary Billot
People | May 9, 2023

Zachary Billot is the first student in UNLV history to receive the nationally-competitive award. 

women wearing t-shirt that says UNLV Home of the Brave
Campus News | April 21, 2023

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

Scarlet and Gray, “REB's Glitter Squad”, Lester Cruz and Isabel Ferguson, take pictures and hype up students and families during the October 2022 homecoming football game.
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 U.N.L.V. 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.

U.N.L.V. Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

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

Lincy Institute In The News

Nevada Current
August 21, 2023

Access to mental health services in Nevada is atrocious. The state ranks 51st nationally in overall mental health and last again for similar categories in youth mental health. Statewide, there is one mental health professional for every 460 residents, and every Nevada county is federally designated as having a mental health provider shortage. Unfortunately, this is not news.

Nevada Independent
April 14, 2023

A sweeping higher education bill that sought to dismantle the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) governing structure is likely being turned into a study, according to a proposed amendment presented to a legislative committee Wednesday — but would still aim to create new, individual governing boards for the state’s community colleges.

March 29, 2023

On a drive through rural Nevada, Lisa Bernad saw something that stunned her. On a road near Goldfield, there was a Confederate flag proudly displayed outside a building.

February 22, 2023

It’s common knowledge that for most of human history, ours has been a male-dominated society. But that’s changing.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 15, 2023

A new state report has found that, despite the high demand for child care in Nevada, nearly 75 percent of children ages 5 and younger don’t have access to a licensed provider.

Nevada Current
February 3, 2023

Back in October, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV officially opened its first dedicated building, on its 9-acre campus on Shadow Lane in central Las Vegas. It was heralded as the beginning of a new era, the opening of a state-of-the art facility that will allow the medical school to eventually double the size of its graduating classes, anchor future development in the medical field and help address the widespread shortage of healthcare professionals across the state.

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Recent Lincy Institute Accomplishments

September 15, 2023
Michael Brown (The Lincy Institute) was recently announced as The Lincy Institute's inaugural fellow. Brown will use his extensive public policy knowledge to assist in the institute's research efforts. Read the full announcement here.
June 30, 2023
Sofia Takhtadjian and Issac Hernandez-Alcaraz (both from The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) were selected to represent Nevada as part of the 2023 Western Governors' Leadership Institute, where they attended the Western Governors' Association's 2023 Annual Meeting in Boulder, Colorado. The two participated in the institute’s…
April 4, 2023
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the Thomas J. Watson Leadership Scholarship, which funds graduate study at Brown University. Admitted to the accelerated MPA program, Booth will be one of few students who receives the Watson Scholarship to not only fund her graduate…
February 4, 2023
Zachary Billot (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, Lincy Institute) was recently named a recipient of the Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute Fellowship. Competing nationally, he was awarded a competitive spot among a cohort of 30 at Carnegie Mellon University. He will spend seven weeks engaging in rigorous…
December 19, 2022
Caitlin Saladino, David Damore (both The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West), and William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West) recently co-authored the Nevada Independent Op-Ed, "Next steps for growing Nevada’s health care economy." The piece discusses the current lack of in-state medical residencies for graduates of the Kirk Kerkorian…
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…