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News May 15, 2012

Seeking change: LBJ School grad works to improve life for migrants from El Salvador

MGPS Student Allison Ramirez has journeyed to El Salvador many times, once as a Fulbright Scholar to work on a documentary about the history of oppression and injustice in the country, always with the aim of supporting the families of missing migrants through advocacy work. After graduation, Ramirez plans to continue her work in advocacy, with a focus on migrants’ rights, either in El Salvador or in the United States.

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News May 8, 2012

Juvenile (In)Justice: LBJ School Students Turn Research Into Action

Recently, five LBJ School students led a panel discussion to share their experiences working on juvenile justice issues and start a conversation about how to conduct new research on criminal justice at the School.

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News May 8, 2012

LBJ School faculty and students receive accolades during annual Public Service Recognition Week

One LBJ School faculty member and 10 students received awards and accolades at the annual Public Service Recognition Week ceremonies held by the Central Texas Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration (CenTex ASPA) May 10.

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News May 8, 2012

LBJ School releases report on conditions for certified juveniles in Texas county jails

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has released a new report titled “Conditions for Certified Juveniles in Texas County Jails,” the second in her series on juveniles in the adult criminal justice system in Texas.

This report provides a comprehensive picture of the conditions for certified juveniles awaiting trial in adult county jails based on a survey of 41 jails across the state of Texas. Deitch worked with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, a state agency responsible for oversight of county jails, to collect and analyze the data.

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News May 1, 2012

LBJ School Washington Program Enters Second Year

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Washington, D.C. Program enters its second year with three new summer graduate courses and the addition of two new nationally recognized practitioners as adjunct faculty.

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News April 30, 2012

LBJ School Professor Kevin Bacon Named 2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence at UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Kevin Bacon, Adjunct Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the 2012 Robert A. Fox Executive-in-Residence at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

 

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News April 30, 2012

LBJ Students Host Event to Introduce Public Affairs to Underrepresented Students in the Field

Members of the LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) recently held an outreach event on UT’s campus to introduce public affairs to undergraduate students underrepresented in the field.

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News April 29, 2012

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens to deliver 2012 convocation address

Bill Owens, the former governor of Colorado and an LBJ School alumnus, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 19, to the 2012 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 26, 2012

LBJ School Announces Launch of Wasserman Media Center

 The LBJ School of Public Affairs is proud to announce the launch of a newly-designed Wasserman Media Center, which includes a state-of-the-art Distance Learning Classroom and a one-camera studio to be used for remote television and radio interviews for faculty.

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News April 23, 2012

Special Edition of the Baines Report Honors 40th Anniversary of First LBJ School Graduating Class

In a special edition of The Baines Report, an LBJ School student-led online publication, guest writers pay tribute to the 40-year anniversary of the LBJ School’s first graduating students, the class of 1972.

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