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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more