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News September 26, 2017

LBJ Students Comprise Social Media Team at Trib Fest '17

LBJ School students formed the heart of the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival’s social media team, providing coverage all-weekend long of this innovative, three-day event that brings together leading policy experts, practitioners and media to explore our state and nation’s most pressing issues.

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LBJ School students with CNN's Chris Cillizza
News September 25, 2017

10 Rules to Live by, According to Texas Senator Kirk Watson

Texas Senator Kirk Watson joined students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Monday, September 25 as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series, a series of lectures dedicated to lessons on leadership from prominent public servants.

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Senator Kirk Watson and Dean Angela Evans
News September 20, 2017

Despite Legal Abortion in Great Britain, Women Cite Access Barriers, New Research Finds

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.

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Abigail Aiken
News September 18, 2017

MGPS Student Connects Data, Sustainability in Uganda

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Hina Acharya spent the summer as an intern for the Open Sustainability Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

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Hina Acharya in Uganda
News September 11, 2017

LBJ Professor Releases Book on Rise and Fall of the American Presidency

Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the rise and fall of the American presidency, titled “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.”

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Prof. Jeremi Suri and the cover his new book, The Impossible Presidency
News August 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey: LBJ Alumni Share Volunteer Opportunities and Relief Efforts

Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the Texas coast, leaving thousands of people in need. Many LBJ School alumni have shared ways to help. Please check out the following volunteer organizations and relief efforts.

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Flood waters in LaGrange, Texas: How You Can Help
News August 28, 2017

Former HUD Secretary, Mayor of San Antonio Julián Castro Joins LBJ School at UT Austin

Julián Castro, who served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017 and mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014, will join the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin in September 2017.

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Julian Castro with four LBJ students
News August 16, 2017

LBJ Archer Fellows Live, Work in Nation's Capital

During the summer of 2017, four LBJ School students were selected as Graduate Archer Fellows, affording them the opportunity to live and work in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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Four Archer Fellows in Washington, DC
News August 16, 2017

LBJ School Crook Fellows Intern Across the Globe

The LBJ School provides grants through the Crook Program to support students undertaking summer internships for non-profit, non-governmental or governmental organizations that conduct development projects in the developing world.

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Crook Fellow Kathleen Whitton at the Uganda equator
News August 15, 2017

LBJ School Professor Lodis Rhodes, Lifelong Educator

Lodis Rhodes, whose teaching career spanned 42 years at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, died on August 3, 2017. He was 71 years old.

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Lodis Rhodes