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News June 26, 2017

LBJ Student Policy Research Project Supports Collaboration Among Area Service Providers in Addressing Poverty

A 2016-17 Policy Research Project led by the LBJ School’s Chris King focused on 2-Gen strategies in Central Texas to streamline and coordinate the services provided to families to help them improve their economic situation.

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News June 15, 2017

LBJ School Student-Drafted Legislation Passes House Higher Education Committee

Six LBJ School students wrote a bill to improve coordination between high schools and higher education institutions regarding dual-credit courses.

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News May 31, 2017

LBJ Student Annie Jones Appointed by Governor to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Dual-degree LBJ School/Texas Law student Annie Jones has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, which oversees all public post-secondary education in the state.

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LBJ School student Annie Jones
News May 22, 2017

LBJ Students Tackle Yearlong Research Project on Mexico Security Challenges

Students offer policy recommendations to combat continued issues of drug trafficking and cartel violence.

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Students stand outside the Comision Nacional de Seguridad in Mexico City
News May 19, 2017

LBJ School Celebrates Class of 2017

The LBJ School Class of 2017 learned a lot along the way. Here, they share their best advice and favorite memories with the entering class.

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Students in academic regalia walk down stairs
News May 17, 2017

LBJ School Students Receive Top Honors for Outstanding Student Research

Three students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin are the recipients of the 2017 Central Texas American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) James McGrew Research Award, which recognizes outstanding student research in the field of public administration and/or public policy.

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LBJ students presented with an award for outstanding student research in the field of public administration and policy
News April 27, 2017

Research from the LBJ School Informs Raise the Age Bill

LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are working to transform the juvenile justice system.

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LBJ School alumnus and Texas Representative Gene Wu at the Texas Legislature
News April 27, 2017

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs Recognized for Excellence in Volunteerism

On Wednesday evening, students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin received university Tower Awards for “Outstanding Student Volunteer” and “Outstanding Student Organization.”

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Students accept a University of Texas Tower Award
News April 19, 2017

LBJ School Students Reinvent Diplomacy in Year-Long Policy Research Project

LBJ School students who took part in the “Reinventing Diplomacy” policy research project, led by professors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, explored how countries have changed the way they recruit, select, prepare and train diplomats in today’s global environment.

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A group of students with representatives from the American Foreign Service Association
Media Mention April 18, 2017

Op-Ed: Let's Tackle Austin's Affordability Crisis Without Villainizing Newcomers

In this opinion piece, LBJ School student Christopher "Kaz" Wojtewicz (MPAff) calls on Austinites to face the city's affordability and transportation woes without villainizing newcomers.

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City of Austin, JORGE SANHUEZA-LYON / KUT

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