April 9: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

10 features from the week 

  • Jacqueline Angel's new edited collection is the fifth volume in the Springer Nature series on "Aging in the Americas." This volume provides bi-national research on mental health with emphasis on dementia.
  • James Galbraith published "The Death of Neoliberalism is Greatly Exaggerated" in Foreign Policy.
  • Michael Granof published a new op-ed, "Congress should be required to vote yearly on an 'all-inclusive' budget" in The Hill.
  • Erin Lentz received a new grant award from IMMANA at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct research on women's empowerment as a factor in nutritional outcomes.
  • Michael Lind is the co-author of a new report, "Small Business Boards: A Proposal to Raise Productivity and Wages in All 50 States and the District of Columbia." Share the news.
  • Todd Olmstead is a co-investigator on a recently awarded National Institutes of Health grant to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using peer recovery supports (paraprofessionals who have "lived experience" with substance use problems) to improve treatment adherence and reduce treatment dropout among emerging adults (ages 18-25) with substance use disorders.
  • Cynthia Osborne joined the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) annual meeting for a roundtable on the American Rescue Plan and its benefits for children.
  • Steven Pedigo spoke to BoiseDev about Boise's growth and lessons from Austin. Share the news.
  • Victoria DeFrancesco Soto spoke to Austin Monthly about the pandemic-induced "shecession."
  • Jeremi Suri published a new episode of "This is Democracy" podcast, hosting a conversation on infrastructure and public works with University of New Mexico professor Jason Scott Smith.