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News November 29, 2018

RGK Center, LBJ School host 47th ARNOVA conference on nonprofit sector role during and after crises

The LBJ School's RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service and Texas host committee convened more than 800 scholars and practitioners on the theme "From Relief to Resilience: How Philanthropy, Nonprofits and Volunteers Bridge the Gap between Crisis and Sustainability" at the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) 47th annual conference, held in Austin Nov. 15-17.

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LBJ Professor and RGK Center Director David Springer during a presentation at the 2018 ARNOVA Conference in Austin Nov. 15-17.
News November 20, 2018

Policy on Purpose: A chief of staff's view of the Senate

As part of their visit in October to the LBJ School for the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series, Beth Jafari, chief of staff for Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Maura Keefe, chief of staff for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), joined Dean Angela Evans to talk about the work of public service, from constituent services to legislative accomplishments.

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Maura Keefe, chief of staff to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Dean Angela Evans and Beth Jafari, chief of staff to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)
News November 19, 2018

Latest book by LBJ’s Jacqui Angel examines how the U.S. will handle aging and diversity

Two massive demographic changes are poised to hit the United States in the next 30 years: The older population will double and the country will become a majority-minority society. But whether or not the country will be prepared to deal with those shifts remains a big question. In their book, "The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation: Aging, Diversity, and Immigration," Dr. Jacqueline Angel, professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Dr. Juan Fernando Torres-Gil of UCLA Laskin School of Public Affairs, look at the demographic shifts ahead and assess how the U.S. can meet the challenge.

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The LBJ School's Dr. Jacqui Angel and her book, "The Politics of a Majoriy-Minority Nation"
News November 15, 2018

LBJ Washington Center launches a new website

The LBJ Washington Center, home of the DC Concentration has launched a new web presence,, to highlight the work of the LBJ School and its presence in the home of the federal government.

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The home page of the new LBJ Washington Center website
News November 14, 2018

Hillary Clinton accepts the LBJ School’s IN THE ARENA award

During a wide-ranging conversation about purpose and perseverance, the former secretary of state, first lady and U.S. senator accepted the LBJ School's inaugural award and reflected on the arena of public life and carrying on in the face of tough odds and setbacks as well as victories.

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Hillary Clinton talks with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans during the In the Arena award ceremony
News November 8, 2018

November 2018 midterms: LBJ School alumni win big

Six of the eight LBJ School alumni who ran for local and state office in the November 2018 general election emerged victorious, and the outcome of one remains undecided as the votes are counted in Georgia, home to what is now one of the nation's most-watched gubernatorial races.

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LBJ School alumni who ran for office and won in 2018: DeBeauvoir, de Ferranti, Eckhardt, Goodwin, Hardy, Wu
News November 7, 2018

LBJ student: Visiting the school sold me on coming here

The Dec. 15 Round 1 application deadline for priority funding for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching, and the March 15 Round 2 deadline isn't far behind.

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MGPS student Sam Lee asks a question during a session with former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu
News November 6, 2018

Meet the LBJ alumni running for office in 2018

LBJ School alumni will appear on ballots across the country on Nov. 6 as they vie for seats at the local and state level. One candidate is positioned to become the nation's first black female governor, four are incumbents seeking re-election, and all of them have diverse professional backgrounds and are carrying on the LBJ legacy of public service.

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The LBJ School alumni who ran for public office in 2018: Abrams, DeBeauvoir, de Ferranti, Eckhardt, Emmett, Goodwin, Hardy, Wu
News November 5, 2018

Midterms 2018: Civic engagement higher in Austin than Texas

In a first-of-its-kind study of the greater Austin area, researchers evaluated civic engagement in electoral and political processes, civic involvement, social connectedness, philanthropy and volunteering. The report, called the Greater Austin Civic Health Index, was published by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at The University of Texas at Austin and the National Conference on Citizenship. 


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    2018 Greater Austin Civic Health Index, a study co-authored by the RGK Center at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
    News November 1, 2018

    LBJ School honors Hillary Rodham Clinton with inaugural IN THE ARENA award

    The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin (UT), with support from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, will present its inaugural In The Arena award to the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton. The LBJ School established this prestigious award to honor an individual who has demonstrated — with purpose, perseverance, courage, integrity and empathy — commitment to public service, in service of the greater good.

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    The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton