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News August 9, 2017

SXSW PanelPicker: Vote for LBJ at SXSW

PanelPicker is the official SXSW user-generated session proposal platform, and the LBJ School has two panels up for vote! Amplify the LBJ School’s SXSW presence and vote during PanelPicker Community Voting from August 7 – August 25.

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News August 9, 2017

LBJ/McCombs Professor Receives Top Honor for Achievements in Accounting and Education

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced Michael Granof, professor at The University of Texas at Austin, as the recipient of the 2017 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.

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LBJ/McCombs Professor Michael Granof
News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow Interns with Sustainability International to coordinate bioremediation efforts in the Niger Delta region

2017 Crook Fellow Amara Uyanna is interning with Sustainability International this summer in Nigeria, and updates us here on the environmental conditions of the Niger Delta region, where among other responsibilities she is coordinating bioremediation efforts in the area.

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Amara Uyanna poses with children in Nigeria
News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow Interns with Artists for Soup, dedicated to reducing poverty through empowerment of women and children

LBJ student Jessi Stafford (MGPS) has taken a summer internship with Artists for Soup, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty through empowering women and secondary school students. Stafford shares her observations on living in poverty in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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Student Jessi Stafford with children in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua
News July 19, 2017

LBJ Professor Releases Book on the Challenges of Aging in Modern Society

Jacqueline Angel, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the challenges of caring for the aging.

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Faculty member Jacqueline Angel in her office
News July 18, 2017

Pioneering Exchange: LBJ Student Explores China as Part of New Exchange Program with Fudan University

Each year, LBJ School students travel the world as part of a variety of foreign exchange partnerships. Kirt Smith (MGPS '17) spent a summer in Shanghai at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs to deepen his knowledge of Chinese politics and experience with the Mandarin language.

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LBJ Student Kirt Smith stands in front of the Shanghai skyline
News June 29, 2017

LBJ School Home to New UT China Public Policy Center

The University of Texas at Austin will establish a new interdisciplinary China Public Policy Center, to be housed at the LBJ School, with a charge to make fresh and enduring contributions to the study of China-related policy topics while advancing U.S.-China relations and Texas-China relations.

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David Firestein
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 23, 2017

LBJ Professors Receive "Insight to Innovation" Grant Awards

LBJ Professors Joshua Busby and David Eaton have each earned grant awards from The University of Texas at Austin's IC2 Institute to support their ongoing global research.

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Joshua Busby and David Eaton
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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