Accomplishments: The Lincy Institute

April 22, 2020
Robert Lang (The Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West) recently coauthored an opinion editorial published in the Las Vegas Sun. In the piece, Dr. Lang and North Las Vegas city manager Ryann Juden discuss Southern Nevada's RISE Together Plan (Recovery and Innovation for a Sustainable Economy). "The RISE plan provides a framework for bold, persistent experimentation as the region strategically reinvents and transitions its economy with a more diverse and sustainable foundation. The current...
April 2, 2020
Magdalena Martinez (The Lincy Institute and School of Public Policy and Leadership) recently was appointed by the Nevada Legislative Hispanic Caucus to serve on a subcommittee examining the education digital divide of students in the Nevada. This subcommittee is charged with identifying what local and state policies can be implemented to minimize the divide and help bridge the learning gap. More information about the work being done by the Nevada Legislative Hispanic Caucus is available online.
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute and Brookings Mountain West Brett Levner, College of Fine Arts, department of film Shubhra Bansal, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, department...
February 28, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had an op-ed that was featured in the Las Vegas Sun. Their article, "Winners and Losers from the Nevada Caucuses," examines the outcomes of the 2020 Nevada caucus and how "Nevada shaped this year’s presidential race more than at any time in the past." The authors also were featured in a number of news outlets during the caucus week.
February 20, 2020
Robert Lang (Brookings Mountain West & The Lincy Institute), William Brown (Brookings), and David Damore (Political Science) recently had a piece published in FixGov, a Brookings Institution blog. Their piece "Electing a President: The Significance of Nevada," discusses that "while the outcomes of the Nevada caucuses may only yield a handful of delegates to the winning candidates, those who perform strongly in diverse, urban Las Vegas are well positioned to gain the nomination and to...
November 12, 2019
Fatma Nasoz (Computer Science and The Lincy Institute) has been named November's Nevada Woman in STEM by U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen. Nasoz is the director of information technology programs at The Lincy Institute and assistant professor with the department of computer science. Her academic research focuses on machine learning and human-computer interaction. 
November 7, 2019
Marya Shegog (Environmental and Occupational Health and The Lincy Institute) was featured in a News3 Las Vegas piece titled "Male Breast Cancer Cases on the Rise, UNLV Health Professor Speaks," discussing the importance of regular screenings for both men and women. It originally aired Oct. 20.
October 21, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Marya Shegog (Environmetal and Occupational Helath and Lincy Institute), and co-authors Mikayle Lowery and Dea'Jiane' McNair, former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation interns and graduates of UC San Diego and UC Berkley, respectively, have published a health policy report on the connection between health outcomes, income measures, and wealth indicators. Black Health and Black Wealth: Understanding the Intricate Linkages between Income, Health and Wealth...
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 tragedy in Las Vegas, both representing the conference theme of "Creating Just and Sustainable Cities."
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 next generation of scientists and computer engineers. Informatica is a leading company in data quality tools, data management solutions, and enterprise...
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 policy scholarship organized by the International Public Policy Association.
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.