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News September 30, 2016

LBJ students form the heart of Texas Tribune Festival 2016 social media street team

LBJ students formed the heart of the Texas Tribune Festival’s social media street team, engaging panelists and attendees, as well as generating buzz through digital networks, producing more than 400 tweets over the course of the weekend.

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News September 30, 2016

LBJ Washington Center celebrates grand opening

On September 20, the LBJ Washington Center celebrated its grand opening in the nation’s capital with a gathering of LBJ alumni, political dignitaries, members of the media and other invited guests. 

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) speaking at the LBJ Washington Center Grand Opening, September 2016
News September 21, 2016

LBJ School professor receives top honor for contributions to public policy and social science

LBJ School Associate Professor Varun Rai has been named the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize, which honors individuals under the age of 40 who have made a distinguished contribution to the field of public policy analysis and management.

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News August 23, 2016

Celebrating the Class of '77: Turning dreams Into achievements

For 45 years, we've been producing thinkers and doers with the passion and imagination to attack today's challenges.

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LBJ School of Public Affairs Class of '77
News August 4, 2016

LBJ School leader named Top 50 Influencer in nonprofit sector

The LBJ School's David Springer lands a spot on the NonProfit Times' list of top influencers in the nonprofit sector.

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News July 18, 2016

LBJ School graduate shaping Republican Party conversation with platform amendment on same-sex marriage

LBJ School graduate Rachel Hoff, who made history as the first openly gay person to sit on the Republican Platform Committee, presented an amendment to the committee last week that would acknowledge the shifting sentiments towards same-sex marriage within the Republican Party. Hoff, who serves

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Rachel Hoff
News July 12, 2016

The LBJ School welcomes the entering class of 2016 to Camp LBJ

The LBJ School of Public Affairs extends a warm welcome to the entering class of 2016 as they join us for Camp LBJ, an annual summer enrichment program for our new students that runs from July 13 – August 12.

Over the next four and a half weeks, students at Camp LBJ will experience a

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News July 11, 2016

Student researchers report on food insecurity and hunger in Austin for the Office of Sustainability

Student researchers from the LBJ School, under the leadership of Professors Raj Patel and Erin Lentz, released a report this past week on food related issues in the Austin community in collaboration with the city's Office of Sustainability. 

Students found that 25 percent

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Students with Austin Mayor Steve Adler
News July 7, 2016

Student researchers report U.S. intelligence and security study findings

Several students at the LBJ School participated in a Policy Research Project (PRP) that examined intelligence oversight and national security in the United States. The research project, led by faculty members Stephen Slick and William Inboden, unearthed a broad range of attitudes regarding U.S. intelligence and resulted in various recommendations to improve intelligence oversight.

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News July 5, 2016

Food subsidies perpetuate poor diet, poverty and environmental damage, analysis shows

AUSTIN, Texas –The main beneficiaries of food subsidies in the United States are neither the farmers, nor low income families, but the food companies that profit from low costs and a ready market for their products. The result is that federal and market subsidies encourage cheap food with high

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