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News April 20, 2021

Welcome, admitted Fall 2021 students

Congratulations! The LBJ School is proud to welcome newly admitted students to the LBJ School's Fall '21 incoming class.

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An LBJ student holds an LBJ bobblehead aloft at the 2016 Gone to Texas
News April 15, 2021

Federal water rule does not account for pollution across state boundaries

In a research analysis to be published Friday in Science, scholars contend that a new federal water rule enacted in 2020 does not adequately account for transboundary pollution across state lines.

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Wetlands in Seagoville, TX. Photo by Gabriel Tovar, Unsplash
News April 13, 2021

Ibram X. Kendi to deliver LBJ School 2021 graduation remarks

Historian and anti-racist activist Ibram X. Kendi will deliver keynote remarks to the 2021 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The online graduation program will take place on May 22, 2021.

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Professor and bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (credit: Stephen Voss)
News April 9, 2021

Todd Olmstead on team awarded $3.5M grant to study peer recovery support in substance use treatment

LBJ School Professor of Public Affairs Todd Olmstead is a co-investigator on a recently awarded National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using peer recovery supports (paraprofessionals who have "lived experience" with substance use problems) to improve treatment adherence and reduce treatment dropout among emerging adults (ages 18-25) with substance use disorders.

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News April 9, 2021
News April 2, 2021

April 2: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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News March 31, 2021

Ann Gill Howard Endowed Fellowship created to support LBJ students

Ann Gill Howard is a proud University of Texas at Austin graduate who has bled orange since she walked onto the UT campus in August 1981, and that continued through to her graduation with a B.A. in sociology ('85), J.D. ('88) and MPAff ('88). As an alum, she has been very active

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Ann Gill Howard (MPAff '88) and her husband, John
News March 30, 2021

2022 USNWR best grad schools: LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks #7

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin ranks No. 7 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2022 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released Tuesday morning.

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An LBJ graduate tosses her mortarboard into the air on commencement day
News March 29, 2021

Most states fail to track critical COVID-19 data for prisons, jails and juvenile facilities

There is a troubling lack of transparency about data regarding the spread, toll and management of COVID-19 in state prisons, local jails and state-run juvenile facilities, according to a new report from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Report: Hidden Figures: Rating the COVID data transparency of prisons, jails, and juvenile agencies
News March 26, 2021