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News January 28, 2016

UT Austin Establishes Center to Study Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

CSRD to Host Inaugural Conference Feb. 8 and 9 in Austin AUSTIN, Texas, January 26, 2016 — The University of Texas at Austin has established The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, which will host its inaugural national conference

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News October 21, 2015

Alumni Corner: Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

In this "Alumni Corner", we speak with LBJ Alumnus Daniel Sepulveda (Ambassador, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State) about his career path, what attracted him to public service, and the value of his LBJ degree. Name: Ambassador Daniel

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News September 9, 2014

Students from Texas, Mexico and Israel Study Leadership at LBJ School

This summer, the LBJ School hosted students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) , Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and from the LBJ School for a cultural exchange and professional development course focused on developing leadership skills.

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News September 8, 2014

LBJ School Welcomes 2014 Incoming Class at Annual Orientation and Gone to Texas Event

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with "Gone to Texas," which featured a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings and a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. The LBJ School orientation week featured a series of events ranging from information sessions on academic and research opportunities to social events, all with the aim of providing an opportunity for new students to become comfortable as the newest members of the LBJ School community.

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News August 5, 2014

In-Depth Analysis of Affordable Care Act Implementation in Texas Released by LBJ School

Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.

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News July 14, 2014

How can we build economic self-sufficiency among working families and the disadvantaged?

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.

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News June 25, 2014

David W. Springer Joins the LBJ School as Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 – Dr. David Springer has been named as the new Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings . Springer, who began his professional career as a clinical social worker, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work since 1997 where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

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News June 25, 2014

Too Hot to Exercise? New Research Links Obesity to Temperature and Humidity

If you live in the South and have trouble exercising during the muggy summer months, you’re not alone. New research by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has found that adults are less physically active — and more obese — in counties where summers are hot, especially if they are also humid or rainy. The new study, which appears in the American Journal of Public Health , also found that adults are less active and more obese in counties where winters are especially cold, cloudy and dark. Summer weather helps to explain why some parts of the U.S. have more obesity than others. As shown in the study’s maps , many of the counties with the people who are least active and most obese are in the Southeast, where the summers are hot and wet, while many of the most active, least obese counties are in the mountain West, where summers are cool and dry.

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News June 6, 2014

Sam Richardson to Receive Hogg Foundation Grant to Study Mental Health

Assistant Professor Sam Richardson was awarded a grant of $19,250 by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health to head a unique project that will effectively map the mental health workforce shortage in Texas. Using ArGIS software to create interactive maps that combine census data with addresses of licensed mental health providers, as well as incorporating data on income and race/ethnicity, Richardson’s study aims to provide a more detailed understanding of mental health workforce shortages in the state.

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News May 22, 2014

Q&A with LBJ Graduate Johnie Jones, a Rising Leader in Agriculture Policy

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

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