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News September 18, 2017

MGPS Student Connects Data, Sustainability in Uganda

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Hina Acharya spent the summer as an intern for the Open Sustainability Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

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LBJ student Hina Acharya in Uganda
News August 28, 2017

Former HUD Secretary, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro joins LBJ School

Julián Castro, who served as the 16th United States secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Barack Obama from 2014 to 2017 and mayor of San Antonio from 2009 to 2014, will join the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin in September 2017.

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Former HUD Secretary Julian Castro with a group of students giving the hook 'em sign
News August 16, 2017

LBJ School Crook Fellows intern across the globe

The LBJ School provides grants through the Crook Program to support students undertaking summer internships for non-profit, non-governmental or governmental organizations that conduct development projects in the developing world. 

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LBJ student Amara Uyanna during her internship funded by the Crook Fellowship
News August 15, 2017

LBJ School Professor Lodis Rhodes, lifelong educator

Lodis Rhodes, whose teaching career spanned 42 years at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, died on Aug. 3, 2017. He was 71 years old.

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Lodis Rhodes
News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow interns with Sustainability International to coordinate bioremediation efforts in the Niger Delta region

2017 Crook Fellow Amara Uyanna is interning with Sustainability International this summer in Nigeria, and updates us here on the environmental conditions of the Niger Delta region, where among other responsibilities she is coordinating bioremediation efforts in the area.

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LBJ student Amara Uyanna during her internship in the Niger Delta, funded by the Crook Fellowship
News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow interns with Artists for Soup, dedicated to reducing poverty through empowerment of women and children

LBJ student Jessi Stafford (MGPS) has taken a summer internship with Artists for Soup, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty through empowering women and secondary school students. Stafford shares her observations on living in poverty in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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LBJ student Jessi Stafford with a group of kids in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua, pat of her internship with Artists for Soup
News July 19, 2017

LBJ Professor releases book on the challenges of aging in modern society

Jacqueline Angel, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the challenges of caring for the aging.

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LBJ Professor Jacqueline Angel
News July 18, 2017

Pioneering exchange: LBJ student explores China as part of new exchange program with Fudan University

Each year, LBJ School students travel the world as part of a variety of foreign exchange partnerships. Kirt Smith (MGPS '17) spent a summer in Shanghai at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs to deepen his knowledge of Chinese politics and experience with the Mandarin language.

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LBJ student Kirt Smith (MGPS '17) in Shanghai, where he studied at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University
News June 29, 2017

LBJ School home to new UT China Public Policy Center

The University of Texas at Austin will establish a new interdisciplinary China Public Policy Center, to be housed at the LBJ School, with a charge to make fresh and enduring contributions to the study of China-related policy topics while advancing U.S.-China relations and Texas-China relations.

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LBJ Professor David Firestein, executive director of the interdisciplinary China Public Policy Center.
News June 26, 2017

LBJ Student Policy Research Project supports collaboration among area service providers in addressing poverty

A 2016-17 Policy Research Project led by the LBJ School’s Chris King focused on 2-Gen strategies in Central Texas to streamline and coordinate the services provided to families to help them improve their economic situation.

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