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Faculty Research

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Project to Tackle Effects of Extreme Climate Unveiled by Doggett, UT and City of Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is leading a federally funded research project with the City of Austin to better understand the impact of extreme climate shifts on Texas communities and their infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who obtained initial approval for the project in a House appropriations bill, made the announcement today at UT.

Rising Temperatures Linked to Increased Child Neglect

As temperatures rise, so does the maltreatment of children, according to a new study from a researcher at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, released as a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper, offers new insights into how climate change will affect child welfare.

Dean JR DeShazo shares his vision at the fall 2023 State of the College

About 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends congregated for the 2023 LBJ Picnic on the Plaza and State of the College address on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Learn more about Dean JR DeShazo’s address and his vision for the LBJ School this year.

LBJ Professors Answer: Why LBJ? Why Now?

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Sought-after experts with open doors

Some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in their fields, our faculty members inspire students with new and imaginative approaches to policy analysis and engagement—both in and out of the classroom. They are readily accessible to students and research collaborators.

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Cutting-edge research that changes lives

Our faculty members bring the latest research and analysis methods and substantive policy findings directly into the classroom. Students benefit from this hands-on expertise while also playing a central role in conducting research and co-authoring publications.