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Faculty Research and Achievements

September 23, 2020

Health Care for People Without Housing During COVID-19

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable here in Austin and all over the country. During the current coronavirus pandemic, social service and public health organizations have had to adjust quickly to safely provide health care and resources like PPE and sanitation to an already hard-to-reach population. Audrey Kuang, M.D., associate director of community engagement and health equality for CommUnityCare Health Centers and an assistant professor at the Dell Medical School, joined LBJ In the Arena to talk about CommUnityCare's work on the ground to improve and sustain health outcomes for our most vulnerable people and keep them safe from the coronavirus. James Snow, assistant director of the Public Works Department of the City of Austin, also joined us to talk about the city's efforts to provide safe, temporary shelter and sanitation to those currently experiencing homelessness. The panel will be moderated by LBJ School Professor of Practice Sherri Greenberg, who also serves as the chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health.

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News September 22, 2020

State's top policy researchers to collaborate on Texas Blueprint for Urban Policy

"Texas urbanism must be developed by Texans, and the time is now." — Steven Pedigo, LBJ Urban Lab director

 

AUSTIN — A coalition of the state's top public policy research institutions will work together to create the Texas Blueprint

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Screen shot of urban blueprint steering committee
News September 22, 2020

When missions align, community-based organizations can lead the way on community solar in Texas, new study finds

"This roadmap represents a promising deployment strategy for solar in Texas." —Varun Rai, LBJ School

(Texas)­ — Affordable solar energy can create significant benefits to energy consumers, but Texas is behind the nation in bringing these benefits

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Array of solar panels aligned on green grass with a cloudless blue sky — credit: Zbynek Burival, Unsplash
News September 17, 2020

CityTalk Podcast Series with LBJ Urban Lab

The LBJ School leads dialogue on urban policy at the Texas Tribune Festival

The LBJ School Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo has partnered with the Texas Tribune Festival 2020 and Kinder Institute to produce five CityTalk podcasts on urban

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CityTalk — The voices and ideas shaping urbanism
September 16, 2020

Protecting the Right to Vote with the Travis & Harris County Clerks

The coronavirus pandemic is still wreaking havoc throughout the country, forcing election officials to rethink many of their normal protocols. Here in Texas, unlike in many other states, expanded mail-in voting — which would help to alleviate some of the concerns of in-person voting — has not been allowed. Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir (MPAff '81) and Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins joined us to talk about the challenges they have faced in preparing for a safe 2020 election.

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LBJ In the Arena, Sept. 9, 2020 — Hospitals: Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontlines
September 16, 2020

Health Care for People Without Housing During COVID-19

People experiencing homelessness are some of the most vulnerable here in Austin and all over the country. During the current coronavirus pandemic, social service and public health organizations have had to adjust quickly to safely provide health care and resources like PPE and sanitation to an already hard-to-reach population. Audrey Kuang, M.D., associate director of community engagement and health equality for CommUnityCare Health Centers and an assistant professor at the Dell Medical School, joined LBJ In the Arena to talk about CommUnityCare's work on the ground to improve and sustain health outcomes for our most vulnerable people and keep them safe from the coronavirus. James Snow, assistant director of the Public Works Department of the City of Austin, also joined us to talk about the city's efforts to provide safe, temporary shelter and sanitation to those currently experiencing homelessness. The panel will be moderated by LBJ School Professor of Practice Sherri Greenberg, who also serves as the chairperson of the Board of Managers of Central Health.

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LBJ In the Arena, Sept. 9, 2020 — Hospitals: Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontlines
News September 15, 2020

New policy guide to help state leaders strengthen health of infants and toddlers

A first-of-its-kind state policy road map for children prenatal-to-3 will soon help guide state leaders as they develop and implement the most effective policies to strengthen their state’s early childhood system of care.

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September 9, 2020

Hospitals: Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontlines

Hospitals have been the epicenter for fighting the coronavirus since its arrival on U.S. shores in early 2020. Peter McCanna (MPAff '86), president of Baylor Scott & White Health, joined LBJ School Dean Angela Evans to discuss how hospitals and health care facilities have coped to these unprecedented pressures and how they are adapting their operations and services to help mitigate challenges they will face in future public health emergencies.

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LBJ In the Arena, Sept. 9, 2020 — Hospitals: Fighting COVID-19 on the Frontlines
News August 28, 2020

LBJ School at Texas Tribune Festival 2020

Alumni and faculty from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will lead conversations on urban policy, state and local government and more at the 2020 Texas Tribune Festival. LBJ School students are part of the festival’s social media insider team, which comes with access to 30 days of online programming with more than 250 speakers and 100 engaging conversations. Find out more at festival.texastribune.org. 

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LBJ School is a 2020 Texas Tribune Festival sponsor.
August 26, 2020

Why Don't All Americans Vote and How Can We Change That?

About 40 percent of Americans and half of the country's young adults did not vote in the 2016 presidential election and the numbers are even lower for non-presidential races. Why? Journalist and UT alumna Erin Geiger Smith answers that question and more in her new book, Thank you for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America. She joined us — along with Claudia Sandoval, a second-year graduate student at the LBJ School, and Alexis Tatum, a graduate of the Moody College of Communication — to discuss the long and continuing fight for voting equality, why so few Americans today vote, and innovative ways to educate and motivate people to get out and vote.

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LBJ In the Arena, Aug. 26: Alexis Tatum Erin Geiger Smith, Claudia Sandoval

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