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News November 11, 2019

LBJ welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Nov. 13

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, born in Detroit, has spent his entire career working in the city to solve some of the most complex issues facing Detroiters, including crime, blight and access to jobs. Elected mayor on Nov. 5, 2013, Duggan attracted national attention in part for being the first white mayor of the majority-black city since Roman Gribbs in the early 1970s, when Detroit's population still had a white majority. He was re-elected to a second term on Nov. 7, 2017.

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan disembarks from a city bus in his hometown
News November 8, 2019

Experts explore “Green New Deal” and “European New Deal” at LBJ School, UT Austin

Experts on economics, climate change, politics and social policy, political leaders and activists will explore the elements of a "Green New Deal" in Europe and America and the "European New Deal" project of the Democracy in Europe Movement during the New Deals in Europe and America conference. The conference, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Event graphic: New Deals in Europe and America
News November 7, 2019

LBJ’s LatinX Factor Summit fosters education, exchange of ideas on impact of LatinX communities

Members of the LBJ, UT Austin and Austin communities gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a summit exploring LatinX and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscape.

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Students participate LBJ School's LatinX Summit.
News November 6, 2019

LBJ School researcher explores employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Many persons living with HIV/AIDS experience unemployment with estimates as high as 60 percent. Todd Olmstead, a health economist and professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, along with colleague and principal investigator Dr. Carla Nash from UConn Health, will conduct research on how to improve employment outcomes for unemployed persons living with HIV/AIDS through a $3.3 million five-year R01 grant funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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LBJ Professor and health economist Todd Olmstead
News October 31, 2019

LBJ-mentored team among the winners of the 2019-20 President's Award for Global Learning

A team of students and faculty respresenting the LBJ School that will research health system gaps in diabetes care in Mexico is among the five winners of the 2019–20 President's Award for Global Learning.

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The diabetes in Mexico team poses after their pitch for the 2019–20 President's Award for Global Learning: Kanishka Mitra, Harrison Mark, Joyce Tiong and Kathryn Quan. LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel, Adjunct Professor Meeta Kothare and DellMed Assi
News October 30, 2019

National prenatal-to-three policy initiative established at UT-Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs

A new prenatal-to-three policy initiative in the Child and Family Research Partnership (CFRP) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will be a resource for state leaders as they develop and implement evidence-informed policies that improve outcomes for all infants, toddlers and their families.

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Close-up of young baby with brown eyes — credit Jadell Films/Unsplash
News October 18, 2019

LBJ faculty, students present research on work, families, public workers, crime and more at the 2019 APPAM Conference

Professors and students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will lead conversations and present research across an array of policy areas at the 2019 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Fall Research Conference in Denver, Colorado Nov. 7–9.

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LBJ faculty presenting at the 2019 APPAM conference: William Spelman, Varun Rai, Cynthia Osborne, Ruth Wasem, Gordon Abner and Ken Flamm
News October 17, 2019

Requests for online abortion medication are highest in states with restrictive abortion policy climates

Demand for abortion medication through online telemedicine in the United States varies by state policy context, according to new peer-reviewed research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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News October 17, 2019

Conference to examine the 'LatinX Factor' in academia, culture and politics Oct. 24

The LBJ School of Public Affairs invites you to attend The LatinX Factor, a one-day summit with leading experts across media, policy and academia who will convene to unpack the X Factor and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscapes. This summit is co-sponsored by UT Austin's Hispanic Faculty/Staff Association and Latino Studies.

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Participants in the LatinX Factor conference
News October 16, 2019

Nuclear energy in space: nonproliferation risks and solutions

NASA is developing nuclear reactors for the surface of the moon and Mars, and it recently tested one using nuclear weapons-grade uranium, despite U.S. nonproliferation policy to eliminate civilian use of such material worldwide.

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