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News June 7, 2012

Faculty article on women’s health coverage awarded Women’s Health Issues Leadership Prize

Professor Jacqui Angel’s article on women and health coverage was awarded the Charles E. Gibbs Leadership Prize for the best paper published in Women’s Health Issues in 2011.

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News June 6, 2012

Cassius Johnson (MPAff '02) joins Carnegie Corporation of New York

Cassius O. Johnson (MPAff '02), an education policy analyst, will join Carnegie Corporation of New York as a program officer working on the foundation’s New Designs for K-16 Pathways program. Johnson is an experienced education reformer, whose tenure at Jobs for the Future has been marked by his analysis of, and advocacy for, policy initiatives to increase the graduation rates and college readiness of urban and low-income students.

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News June 1, 2012

Team Led by LBJ Professor Varun Rai Runner Up at National Startup America Policy Challenge

LBJ School Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Varun Rai led a team of students from The University of Texas at Austin to the finale of the national Startup America Policy Challenge on May 21.

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News May 31, 2012

LBJ Professor Peter Ward delivers keynote address at international UNHABITAT Conference

On May 7, LBJ School Professor Peter M. Ward delivered a keynote address at an international United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) conference in Kuwait.

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News May 24, 2012

Students enjoy day of commencement activities

In a day of celebration, family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of game changers and policymakers receive their graduate degrees at the 2012 LBJ School Commencement ceremony.

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News May 18, 2012

LBJ Student Receives $24,000 Boren Fellowship to Study Japanese and Energy Development at Hiroshima University

LBJ School student Savin Ven Johnson is the recipient of a prestigious $24,000 Boren Fellowship, which will support Savin in her study of Japanese and a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Economics.

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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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