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News September 4, 2019

#TribFest19: LBJ faculty, alumni and students hit the stage, audience and social media

The LBJ School is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, an annual buzzworthy event on politics and public policy in the heart of downtown Austin. The 2019 festival, which will take place in downtown Austin Sept. 26–28, will include panels and keynotes with leading policymakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

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LBJ students Kat Sisler, Annie Henson, Terri Parlett and Lucia Montes at the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
News September 4, 2019

Application deadline for early funding is Dec. 15 — learn more

The application deadline for early funding for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is Dec. 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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Members of the LBJ 2019-20 cohort with the UT Tower in the background at Gone to Texas 2019
News August 30, 2019

LBJ School, Foundation host forum on Austin Homelessness

On Aug. 29, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation hosted a public forum featuring to discuss the city's plans to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin. 

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The panel at the Public Forum on Homelessness in Austin in the LBJ Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2019
News August 28, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes new faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2019–20 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include energy policy, national security and economic development in cities.

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New LBJ faculty, 2019–20: Aldo Flores-Quiroga, Celeste Ward Gventer, Steven Pedigo
News August 27, 2019

Aug. 29 at the LBJ School: Public forum on homelessness in Austin

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Foundation invite you to a public forum featuring Mayor Steve Adler to discuss recent changes to Austin's public order ordinances and the city's plan to move forward with solutions for individuals experiencing homelessness.

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Downtown Austin skyline with pedestrian bridge
News August 27, 2019

RMC researchers co-author chapter in newly published Upjohn Institute for Employment Research book

RMC researchers Daniel Schroeder and Ashweeta Patnaik are co-authors of a chapter entitled "SNAP and UI as Components of a Joint Safety Net in Texas" in the book Strengths of the Social Safety Net in the Great Recession : Supplemental Nutrition Assistance and Unemployment Insurance, published in August 2019 by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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News August 20, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs launches Urban Lab initiative

A new "do-tank” that will inform future urban policy and create strategy for cities in Texas and beyond has been established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Called the LBJ Urban Lab, it will train the next generation of local leaders and will explore issues affecting urban communities: competitiveness and economic development, innovation, inclusive prosperity, affordability and resiliency.

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Downtown Austin skyline with construction cranes
News August 20, 2019

How they spent their summer vacation: making a difference

The mission of the LBJ School is to train both "thinkers and doers," and a hallmark of the LBJ experience is a curriculum that combines academic work with practical experience in the policy world. Every summer, LBJ School students head out into the policy arena to learn more about the kinds of careers they can pursue after graduation — and to gain the experience they'll need to begin. A few of them sent us some details about what they did this year, and what they learned in the process.

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LBJ MGPS student Elisa Santana at her summer 2019 internship at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
News August 19, 2019

Addressing the student debt crisis: Federal vs. state solutions

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of students projected to enter colleges and universities in fall 2018 was 19.9 million. As of 2018, outstanding student loan debt in the United States totaled $1.5 trillion, the country's second largest consumer debt segment according to the Federal Reserve.

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A demonstrator in a student debt protest dressed as "The Walking Debt" calculates  his college debt. Photo by Tom Woodward/Flickr/cc2.0
News July 31, 2019

Review: Many questions, some leads to build arts audiences

Professor Francie Ostrower of the LBJ School and the College of Fine Arts, , Director of the Portfolio Program in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship and a senior fellow at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service talks with the Wallace Foundation about her findings in the literature review and research about audience-building efforts for nonprofit performing arts. The Wallace Foundation commissioned and funded the project, which will ultimately include two more reports. 

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Professor Francie Ostrower and her Wallace Foundation report on audience building in the nonprofit performing arts

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