Accomplishments: The Lincy Institute

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
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 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 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...
December 4, 2020
David Damore (Political Science), Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West), and Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science) provide an analysis of voting on Question 1 and its consequences for higher education reform in their recent commentary piece "The Geography of Higher Education Reform" appearing in the Nevada Current.
December 4, 2020
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd "The Future for ‘Side-hustle’ Economy in Southern Nevada" published in the Nevada Independent. Gilbertson discusses the imminent threat of unemployment or underemployment that gig workers face without financial aid such as the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) federal relief program. She is pursuing a Brookings public policy minor.
December 2, 2020
Saha Salahi (Communications Studies, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Hate Crimes in France Affect Muslims Worldwide" published in the Las Vegas Sun. Her piece discusses how the French government's actions toward practices of the Muslim religion only encourage hate crimes against Muslims.