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News July 23, 2019

LBJ's Michele Deitch named to Texas Task Force on Dual Status Youth

As a criminal justice expert, Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Law, is an invaluable resource to the state of Texas on a number of social and juvenile justice issues. The CHASP Fellow now been asked to serve on the Texas Supreme Court's Children's Commission Task Force on Dual Status Youth. The statewide task force is comprised of judges, practitioners and experts on juvenile justice focused on the needs of youth who are in both the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system. 

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Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the UT School of Law; Soros Senior Justice Fellow
News July 22, 2019

LBJ Dean Angela Evans to moderate a July 23 public forum on homelessness in Austin

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans will moderate a panel sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance featuring Austin city and police officials from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 to discuss recent changes to the camping and sit/lie ordinances that went into effect July 1. The forum will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.

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Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
News July 18, 2019

LBJ Professor Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

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LBJ Professor Paul von Hippel
News July 16, 2019

Electronic intervention is a cost-effective way to help women with substance abuse issues

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

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News July 12, 2019

Medicaid work requirements: Do they work?

When I began a semester long research project on welfare work requirements for an economics of U.S. person-based anti-poverty policy in the fall of 2018, I had no idea the complex evolution of the policies and politics surrounding this issue.

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News July 8, 2019

LBJ School announces new leadership at LBJ Washington Center

Bill Shute, former vice chancellor of federal relations with The University of Texas System, will serve as interim director of the LBJ Washington Center, effective today, July 8, 2019. It was announced by Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School.

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News July 8, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole delivered remarks, introduced Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, delivered the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and introduced Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the celebration, which also marks the program's fifth anniversary. 

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LBJ and Dell Med Professor Dr. Michael Hole delivers remarks at the Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement in June 2019
News June 28, 2019

LBJ Associate Dean Varun Rai named a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever by IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever Award by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT). The award recognizes alumni age 40 and under for their creativity, innovation and success in their chosen fields of study and work.

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Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School, director of the Energy Institute
News June 25, 2019

Reproductive justice for incarcerated Texans

Spoiled milk. Too-thin mattresses. Shackling. Stillbirths. These are some of the appalling examples of neglect and lack of dignity that pregnant people face in jails and prisons around the country and right here in Texas. It is well documented that the rate at which the United States justice system incarcerates people has grown exponentially over the last few decades. While most incarcerated people in this country — historically and currently — have been men, the population of women in state prisons has grown twice as fast as the male population since 1980. The dramatic rise in women being incarcerated has resulted in an increase of pregnant people being held in prisons and jails ill-equipped to accommodate them.

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News June 25, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole to deliver remarks, introduce Presidents Bush and Clinton at Presidential Leadership Scholars commencement

Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, will deliver the commencement speech at the ceremony honoring his class of Presidential Leadership Scholars at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas on June 27. He was voted speaker by his PLS class, and will introduce Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the celebration, which also marks the program's fifth anniversary. 

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Dr. Michael Hole, a member of the faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Med

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