Accomplishments: The Lincy Institute

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 the Mountain West region. The Data Hub provides researchers, students, faculty, policymakers, legislators, and the public with electronic access to...
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 Metropolitan Police Department's current culture of policing. Grema presented research on "Venture Capital in Nevada," focusing on the market value of...
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 in September 2020. This year, the podcast is nominated for an Ambies award in Best Politics or Opinion Podcast. The Ambies Awards Ceremony will be...
February 8, 2021
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Lincy and Brookings Mountain West), and Karen Danielsen (Public Policy and Leadership) are the authors of "In 2020, the Largest Metro Areas Made the Difference for Democrats," which was published by The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. The analysis applies the "blue metros, red states" framework to examine the 2020 presidential elections in the swing states and the 2021 Georgia U.S. Senate elections. By flipping Arizona and...
January 25, 2021
Kristian Thymianos (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) and Joe Bradly, '20 BA Interdisciplinary Studies, recently co-authored an OpEd in the Las Vegas Sun titled, "Right-wing Terrorism has Become a Defining Issue." Thymianos and Bradly discuss recent events involving right-wing terrorism and provide suggestions on how the Biden administration should take action to combat its expansion. Thymianos is pursuing a Brookings Public Policy minor.
January 22, 2021
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), and William Brown (Brookings Mountain West) collaborated with SRI International and RGC Economics on "Nevada's Plan for Recovery & Resliance," which was released by the Nevada governor's office of economic development as part of Gov. Steve Sisolak's recent State of the State address. The report updates the state economic development priorities.
January 6, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Clark County deserves a bigger slice of pizza" published in the Las Vegas Sun. Gilbertson proposes a long term solution to the recovery of Las Vegas' most prominent industry, live entertainment. Her piece discusses how Clark County should receive more of the live entertainment tax revenue.
January 5, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) and Eshaan Vakil (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently published an op-ed in the Nevada Current titled "Not an L, not a V, not a Nike swoosh: Nevada’s K-shaped recovery" Their piece discusses the difference in economic recovery between white-collar jobs and blue-collar workers in Nevada. 
December 8, 2020
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) was awarded the Best Lightning Talk Presentation Award in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences for her excellence in research during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). Her research on The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Nevada examines alternative tax strategies for the live entertainment tax in Nevada, based upon her analysis of...
December 8, 2020
The office of undergraduate research (OUR) recently held its fall 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium, which was held virtually. Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute supported several student researchers who were selected to participate, including: Vanessa Booth who presented Bridging the Gap Between Drug Treatment & Accessibility in the Silver State, Broadband Accessibility and the CCSD Digital Divide, and Visualizing Vulnerable Jobs in Nevada Kristian Thymianos who presented...
December 7, 2020
Mary Blankenship (Economics, Chemistry, Brookings Mountain West, The Liny Institute, Honors), was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). This award recognizes one outstanding UNLV undergraduate student for excellence in research. In addition to her award, Blankenship also was selected to be a keynote speaker for the research symposium. An active...
December 7, 2020
Caitlin Saladino (Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently was recognized as recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award during the fall 2020 Virtual Undergraduate Research Symposium, sponsored by the office of undergraduate research (OUR). This award recognizes her excellence in inspiring, influencing, supporting, and mentoring undergraduate researchers in their professional development, career training, and educational journey. She was recognized for going above and...