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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News October 17, 2019

Requests for online abortion medication are highest in states with restrictive abortion policy climates

Demand for abortion medication through online telemedicine in the United States varies by state policy context, according to new peer-reviewed research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Media Mention October 17, 2019

Opinion: Our republic is under attack from the president

In an op-ed for the New York Times, LBJ School Professor of National Security and retired four-star Admiral William McRaven argues that the United States may be in peril because of President Trump's actions, from assaults on the intelligence and law enforcement community to the State Department

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News October 16, 2019

Nuclear energy in space: nonproliferation risks and solutions

NASA is developing nuclear reactors for the surface of the moon and Mars, and it recently tested one using nuclear weapons-grade uranium, despite U.S. nonproliferation policy to eliminate civilian use of such material worldwide.

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NASA Kilopower reactor (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/kilopower_media_event_charts_16x9_final.pdf)
Media Mention October 15, 2019

Opinion: Abandoning friends does not make us safer

The withdrawal of U.S. troops sends a bad message to our nation's would-be allies says Paul Pope, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in his opinion article on the Statesman. 

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News October 10, 2019

LBJ faculty talk future of public policy at 2019 NASPAA Conference

Several professors from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will lead conversations on innovations in public policy and emerging challenges involved in training students to build sustainable and inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. The conference, "Reconstructing Governance for the Next 50 Years," will take place in Los Angeles Oct. 16-19, 2019.

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Eight LBJ School faculty who will be at NASPAA 2019: Jenny Knowles Morrison, Sherri Greenberg, Varun Rai, Dean Angela Evans, Kate Weaver, Don Kettl, Bill Shute, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
Media Mention October 1, 2019

Push for nuclear power in space sets off proliferation debate

NASA could place human missions to the moon or Mars in political jeopardy if it opts to use highly-enriched uranium as a power source in space, warns a leading specialist on nuclear proliferation.

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News September 20, 2019

Evaluation of CCCCO's Financial Literacy Pilot Initiative webinar

On Sept. 17, 2019, RMC researchers Ashweeta Patnaik, Cynthia Juniper and Greg Cumpton conducted a webinar for the evaluation of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office's Financial Literacy Pilot. The webinar was hosted by Ruby Nieto from the California Community College Chancellor's Office. Attendees included representatives from the 16 colleges participating in the pilot.

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Media Mention September 15, 2019

Virginia Jails Struggle to Screen Inmates, Prevent Suicides

Suicide has long been the leading cause of death in jails around the country.

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Media Mention September 12, 2019

What Austin can learn about traffic, housing, homelessness from similar U.S. cities

Government and business leaders from these peer cities shared some of their experiences addressing land use, affordable housing, mass transit and homelessness to attendees of a Real Estate Council of Austin event.

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Media Mention September 10, 2019

Report on migrant children documents the painfully obvious

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG)’s new report found the Trump administration’s policy changes in 2018 exacerbated the mental health needs of “unaccompanied alien children” in their custody. 

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