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News January 12, 2022

White House taps UT's Dr. Michael Hole for national health equity initiative

The Biden-Harris administration has invited Dr. Michael Hole of The University of Texas at Austin to participate in its newly formed and nonpartisan Health Equity Leaders Roundtable. The White House Office of Public Engagement has created a

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Dr. Michael Hole teaching at the LBJ School. Credit: Mud Mile Communications
News December 13, 2021

Peniel Joseph on LBJ's Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

A statement from the inaugural associate dean for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion: It is truly an honor to serve as the LBJ School of Public Affairs' inaugural Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). My interest in issues of equity, inclusion and anti-racism are deeply personal. As the proud son of Haitian immigrants, I grew up in a multiracial New York City during the 1980s. My mother worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as a member of Local 1199 union, and I was fortunate to encounter the city's racial, religious, ethnic and ideological diversity at an early age. These experiences, I would later find out, were made possible in part by President Lyndon Johnson's commitment to equity and inclusion through Great Society legislation that transformed the nation's demographics.

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The LBJ School's Dr. Peniel Joseph during the Kerner Commission event on March 5, 2018
News December 13, 2021

LBJ School establishes Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI), names leadership

The LBJ School has identified justice as an institutional priority and renamed its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). Leading civil rights scholar Dr. Peniel Joseph and community leader Estevan Delgado have been named inaugural associate dean and director for JEDI, respectively.

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Peniel Joseph (left) and Estevan Delgado
News December 8, 2021

New criminal justice policy lab to focus on correctional oversight and improved conditions in prisons and jails nationwide

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has established a new national policy resource center working to ensure the safe and humane treatment of people in custody and cultivate the next generation of justice policy leaders. The Prison and Jail Innovation Lab (PJIL) serves as a bridge between academic research, practical experience and policy on pressing matters related to independent correctional oversight and conditions of confinement.

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Barbed wire on top of a prison fence with a background of a blue sky and sunshine
News December 1, 2021

Call for Proposals: The Economics of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Long-run climate change mitigation projections made by institutions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to national and sub-national governments suggest that carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) may play a key role in achieving mid- and late-century decarbonization goals. We are issuing this call for proposals on CCUS economics and policy. We invite prospective authors to submit proposals for new, original research papers on any aspect of CCUS economics and policy by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.

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News November 30, 2021

Admissions Team Blog #4: The one with FAQs

Hello, and welcome to Post No. 4 — the one with FAQs.

As we rapidly approach our first admission deadline, I thought I would address some of the most frequently asked questions of the 2022 season.

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Incoming students listen to Austin Mayor Steve Adler during the 2019 orientation
News November 23, 2021

Admissions Team Blog #3: The one for international applicants

Hello, and welcome to Post No. 3 — the one for our international applicants.

Every year, the LBJ School welcomes a number of international students to campus. I hope this short blog will help you navigate your way through the admissions process.

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Team LBJ at the 2019 NASPAA Crisis Simulation
News November 19, 2021

Admissions Team Blog #2: The one about transcripts

Hello from the LBJ School Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. It’s that time of year when our office receives a number of questions about transcripts.

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LBJ second-year students at the welcome back celebration Oct. 14, 2021
News November 19, 2021

Admissions Team Blog: The one about transcripts

Hello from the LBJ School Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. It’s that time of year when our office receives a number of questions about transcripts.

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LBJ second-year students at the welcome back celebration Oct. 14, 2021
News November 15, 2021

LBJ examines U.S. response to foreign election interference, how to safeguard future voting

A PRP this fall by LBJ Professor Stephen B. Slick is taking a fresh look at one of the most significant dangers to American democracy in recent history: efforts by foreign states to influence and damage the integrity of U.S. elections. Slick and his students are assessing efforts by Russia and other states in 2016 and examining how the federal government responded to counteract similar attempts in 2018 and 2020.

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Electoral College Map. Credit: Clay Banks, Unsplash

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