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News August 23, 2016

Celebrating the Class of '77: Turning Dreams Into Achievements

For 45 years, we've been producing thinkers and doers with the passion and imagination to attack today's challenges.

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The Class of 1977
News August 4, 2016

LBJ School leader named Top 50 Influencer in nonprofit sector

The LBJ School's David Springer lands a spot on the NonProfit Times' list of top influencers in the nonprofit sector.

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News July 18, 2016

LBJ School graduate shaping Republican Party conversation with platform amendment on same-sex marriage

LBJ School graduate Rachel Hoff, who made history as the first openly gay person to sit on the Republican Platform Committee, presented an amendment to the committee last week that would acknowledge the shifting sentiments towards same-sex marriage within the Republican Party. Hoff, who serves as a

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Rachel Hoff, Image courtesy of CSPAN
News July 12, 2016

The LBJ School welcomes the entering class of 2016 to Camp LBJ

The LBJ School of Public Affairs extends a warm welcome to the entering class of 2016 as they join us for Camp LBJ, an annual summer enrichment program for our new students that runs from July 13 – August 12. Over the next four and a half weeks, students at Camp LBJ will experience a broad range of

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News July 11, 2016

Student researchers report on food insecurity and hunger in Austin for the Office of Sustainability

Student researchers from the LBJ School, under the leadership of Professors Raj Patel and Erin Lentz, released a report this past week on food related issues in the Austin community in collaboration with the city's Office of Sustainability. Students found that 25 percent of Austin households were

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Students with Austin Mayor Steve Adler
News July 7, 2016

Student Researchers Report U.S. Intelligence and Security Study Findings

Several students at the LBJ School participated in a Policy Research Project (PRP) that examined intelligence oversight and national security in the United States. The research project, led by faculty members Stephen Slick and William Inboden, unearthed a broad range of attitudes regarding U.S.

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News July 5, 2016

Food subsidies perpetuate poor diet, poverty and environmental damage, analysis shows

AUSTIN, Texas –The main beneficiaries of food subsidies in the United States are neither the farmers, nor low income families, but the food companies that profit from low costs and a ready market for their products. The result is that federal and market subsidies encourage cheap food with high

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News June 22, 2016

Research Professor from the LBJ School selected for the James Beard Foundation’s Sixth Annual Leadership Awards

Austin, TX (June 22, 2016) – The James Beard Foundation today announced the recipients of the sixth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards. Raj Patel, a research professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, is among this year’s honorees. The award spotlights the important and complex

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News June 17, 2016

Today's Fathers

Our expectations of fathers have changed over time, for the better. Though the father’s role in child-rearing has traditionally been understood solely in terms of financial support, research now shows that fathers’ involvement in their children’s lives is critical to healthy child development. The

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News June 8, 2016

Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and Award-Winning LBJ Alumna Laura Huffman Delivered the 2016 LBJ School Commencement Address

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2, 2016 - Laura Huffman, Texas State Director for The Nature Conservancy and recipient of the LBJ School alumni association’s 2016 Distinguished Public Service Award, delivered the formal commencement address to the LBJ School of Public Affairs class of 2016 on May 21, 2016 in

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