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News March 25, 2019

LBJ School students inform City of Austin aging policy during one-day symposium

The Austin-Round Rock metro area is home to the country's second-fastest growing population of adults ages 65 and older, and is on track to hit approximately 700,000 seniors by 2040. The urgent and increasing need for health and care arrangements for these seniors is the focus of a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, AustinUP and the City of Austin Commission on Seniors

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LBJ students Emma Nye, Alex Abbot, Patricia Hart and Katy Quan with Professor Jacqui Angel (center)
News March 25, 2019

LBJ School student team named a regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation competition

A team of seven LBJ School of Public Affairs students was named regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23. The LBJ School was one of 11 global sites to host the competition, a partnership between the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Group of LBJ students wearing medals as regional winners at the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News March 24, 2019

'Extending the power of the people:' The 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Citizenship and power were central to the theme of the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program that pays tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan. This year's celebration, on the theme "Extending the Power of the People," took place Feb. 18–22, and was inspired by Jordan's words: "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted." Take a look at some of the week's events. 

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Hanna Munin, LBJ Professor Michele Deitch, Dallas Co. DA John Creuzot, LBJ student Joel Carter and LBJ Dean Angela Evans
News March 21, 2019

Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. He talks with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans about taking a research-based approach to criminal justice, and the challenges in trying to move the system away from the idea of jail as a default to the idea of a model based on treatment, reducing crime and reducing recidivism.

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Dallas County DA John Creuzot speaks at the 2019 BJNF
News March 20, 2019

Universities are battleground for Trump administration directives on transgender students

Under the Obama administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened. The administration issued robust guidance regarding procedures for sexual misconduct investigations, expanding services for students with disabilities, and laying out expectations for how universities accommodate transgender students. In February 2017, the Trump administration quietly rescinded those policies

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News March 20, 2019

LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested — and knowledge of one's HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing its spread.

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LBJ School Professor Todd Olmstead and image of test tubes
News March 14, 2019

Policy on Purpose: The Power of Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," guest host Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center, talks with former Mayland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea of Grant Thornton about how data-driven decision making can change the way governments serve people. 

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Donald Kettl, Martin O'Malley, Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea record at the LBJ School.
News March 14, 2019

Application deadline: March 15 — find out what the LBJ School is like, how to apply, how to pay for it and more

The March 15 application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is fast approaching. There is time to gather the materials to apply — here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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A group of new LBJ School students with Dean Angela Evans in front of the UT Tower lit up for Gone to Texas 2018
News March 12, 2019

USNWR 2020 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks Top 10

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

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Commencement 2019 celebration outside the LBJ School, with US News & World Report rankings banner
News March 8, 2019

#LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

Follow #LBJatSXSW and find @thelbjschool on social media for weekend updates.

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