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Feature May 30, 2019

CSRD colloquium highlights fellows' research on race, democracy, social justice

In April, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy celebrated a culmination of student research with its inaugural CSRD Student Fellows Colloquium. The Colloquium welcomed people across campus to learn from the 23 2018–19 graduate and undergraduate student fellows. Fellows completed independent research on issues that are central to the mission of the CSRD: race, democracy, mass incarceration, and voting rights and representation.

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Word Cloud including: Voting, Women Rights, Health Policy, Immigration, etc.
News May 30, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster
News May 26, 2019

LBJ celebrates Class of 2019 in its 48th commencement

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs proudly graduated its 48th class of students with inspiring words from Dean Angela Evans, commencement speaker Yamiche Alcindor of PBS NewsHour, and class speaker Wayne Holstine (MPAff '19).

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Commencement 2019 — LBJ grads Hook 'em
Feature May 24, 2019

The Graduating Class of 2019: Wayne Holstine

"Some of my favorite memories have been working with the Pride Policy Alliance. From our end-of-semester movie night to our happy hours to our LGBTQIA+ awareness events, I've been able to build a community of like-minded people to get through the craziness that is the LBJ experience," said Wayne Holstine (MPAff '19) a few days before the LBJ School's 2019 graduation ceremony. 

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LBJ student Wayne Holstine (MPAff '19) talks with classmates while waiting for a student session with Hillary Clinton
Feature May 21, 2019

The Graduating Class of 2019: Jaclyn Le

"As a dual degree student, I've had the privilege of meeting people across both programs from all walks of life," said Jaclyn Le (MPAff, MBA '19) a few days before the LBJ School's 2019 graduation ceremony. 

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LBJ dual degree student Jaclyn Le
Media Mention May 14, 2019

Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 11, 2019

Arts allow young people in Harris County juvenile detention to express themselves

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talked with the Houston Chronicle about how arts and culture programs in juvenile detention centers in Harris County — including song, dance and slam poetry — benefit incarcerated young people by teaching and allowing them to express themselves. 

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Media Mention May 10, 2019

Texas prison officials roll out updated policy banning disciplinary quotas one year after scandal

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice policy, talked with the Houston Chronicle about the Texas prison system's decision to change policies to expressly ban the use of disciplinary quotas, nearly a year after a leaked email obtained by the newspaper uncovered a scandal at a state lockup in Brazoria County.

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Media Mention May 7, 2019

'They love their kids': Texas lawmakers want to send fewer moms to prison

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice, spoke with NPR about the number of incarcerated women who are mothers, and how lawmakers in Texas are considering measures to avoid breaking up families. 

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News May 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor

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