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Diversity & Inclusion

Media Mention February 6, 2019

Washington Post: Stacey Abrams showed why voting rights must be a key issue for Democrats in 2020

"When Stacey Abrams delivered her rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union Tuesday, she took Trump to task for many problems. But her main focus was an issue even bigger than the president," writes the Washington Post's Eugene Scott of the LBJ School alumna who delivered the Democratic response to Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

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LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018
Media Mention February 2, 2019

Ralph Northam's yearbook page reveals much more than a young man's mistake

The revelation that Virginia's Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam appeared either in blackface or dressed in the hooded robe and uniform of a Ku Klux Klansman in his 1984 medical school yearbook, coming at the start of Black History Month, has produced national controversy and calls for the governor's resignation by Democrats and Republicans.

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News February 1, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

The LBJ School presents Black History Month events to foster meaningful engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

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Celebrating Black History Month graphic
News January 25, 2019

New Aging & Longevity Center to address future needs of Texas’ growing elderly population

To improve the longevity and well-being of aging individuals across all demographics, The University of Texas at Austin will launch the Texas Aging & Longevity Center (TALC) on Friday, Jan. 25. University partners are the LBJ School of Public Affairs, College of Liberal Arts, Moody College of Communication, School of Human Ecology, College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Research, School of Information, Human Development and Family Sciences, Population Research Center and School of Nursing. Jaqueline Angel, an LBJ School professor and leading aging researcher, sits on TALC's executive committee.

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LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel spoke on a 2018 SXSW panel on city solutions to aging
News December 17, 2018

LBJ's Varun Rai named New UT Energy Institute director

Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has been named the next director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin effective Jan. 1, 2019.


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Varun Rai (right) talks with fellow LBJ Professor Josh Eisenman at Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research, on Feb. 8, 2017
News December 5, 2018

Bollinger Fund helps international LBJ students explore the U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is fortunate to have a cohort of international students from all over the world who help bring fresh perspectives to public and social policy work. But earning a graduate degree is about more than attending classes and doing research. Thanks to the William and Judith Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund, a group of nine LBJ masters students headed to Chicago Nov. 2-4 to get a taste of life outside of Austin.

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A group of LBJ international master's degree students visit the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a weekend sponsored by the Bollinger Fund.
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 September 27, 2018

The LBJ School remembers Julius Whittier (MPAff ’76)

The University of Texas at Austin lost one of its historical figures, trailblazers and true Longhorn Legends with the passing of Julius Whittier on Tuesday morning.

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News September 27, 2018

LBJ School research on China and work in developing communities published in a top journal

The LBJ School's Joshua Eisenman, Erin Lentz and Raj Patel have published new studies in Development and Change, a top journal in the development economics field from the Institute of Social Studies. One piece looks at how Maoist China's rural collectives siphoned away household savings to invest in the country's capital investments and agricultural production; another examines how international agriculture development tends to ignore or treat as a mystery the division of labor within a household.

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LBJ Professors Erin Lentz, Rajeev Patel and Joshua Eisenman
News July 23, 2018

LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

"Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development" was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Méxic (ITAM) jointly organized the conference, which was held July 19–20, 2018.

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Dean Evans with LBJ School faculty Peter Ward and Raissa Fabregas during the APPAM Conference in Mexico City