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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News October 20, 2021

Scholars aim to help shape President Biden's Justice40 initiative

One week after his inauguration, President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to direct 40% of the government's investments in climate and clean infrastructure to benefit people in disadvantaged communities. According to his executive order, the Justice40 Initiative is intended to "address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities."

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Man walking on a pile of trash. Credit: Ospan Ali, Unsplash
News October 19, 2021

Why is it important that we continue? Some nonprofit arts organizations rethink their value in challenging times

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofit arts organizations were facing challenges, including declining or stagnant audiences across multiple art forms, causing many to question the very value of their existence. This was certainly true for the 25 organizations in Wallace's Building Audiences for Sustainability (BAS) initiative, which ran from 2016 through 2019.

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Cover of report about nonprofit arts organizations rethinking their value
Feature October 5, 2021

Op-Ed: Texas is the future of America

"As goes Texas, so will the United States — for better or for worse," writes LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo in a guest essay in the New York Times. His analysis looks at Texas's

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Texas flag. Photo credit: Joshua J. Cotten, Unsplash
News September 27, 2021

Faculty address gaps in dementia care in U.S. and Mexico

In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65. In Texas, the number of seniors is expected to more than double from 3.9 million in 2020 to 8.3 million by 2050. In Mexico, it is nearly the same story. These increases are driven by longer life spans resulting from improved medical care and higher quality of life. But there are also new challenges emerging from the rapid growth in the number of older individuals, particularly those living with dementia.

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Elderly woman's hands. Credit: Eduardo Barrios, Unsplash
News September 24, 2021

Strauss and Clements announce the launch of the Asia Policy Program

The Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint program at The University of Texas at Austin: the Asia Policy Program.

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Media Mention September 10, 2021

Suri op-ed: 9/11 aftermath: 20 years of trauma

"We rarely understand a moment until it has passed," writes LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri in a historical perspective on Sept. 11, 2001 in The Hill

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White rose at the NYC 9/11 Memorial. Credit: Iago Godoy, Unsplash
Media Mention September 9, 2021

Mental competency consequences: The hidden and unreliable data Texas tracks ... or doesn't

In October 2021, the number of people found mentally incompetent to stand trial and waiting in Texas jails for restoration treatment at a state hospital hit a new record: 1,838.

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News August 19, 2021

Immigrants face inclusion challenges in Austin, analysis shows

As immigrants move to Austin, they may face several challenges. A new analysis from public policy researchers at The University of Texas at Austin shows that although measures of legal support, government leadership and community put Austin at 43 out of the 100 largest cities in 2020 for immigrant incorporation, the city falls below average on measures of civic participation, livability and job opportunities. Additionally, Austin's naturalization rate is one of the lowest among its peers.

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Austin downtown skyline. Credit: Marsha Miller, UT
News August 11, 2021

Raj Patel releases new book on the social, environmental causes of ill health

Award-winning author, filmmaker and The University of Texas at Austin research scientist Raj Patel, with co-author and physician Dr. Rupa Marya, examine the social and environmental causes of ill health in their latest book,

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LBJ's Raj Patel and his new book, "Inflamed"
News July 29, 2021

Austin-area residential treatment program improves mental health, saves taxpayers millions

An Austin-area residential mental health care facility is treating a large population experiencing homelessness while saving the local health care system millions annually, according to new peer-reviewed research from The University of Texas at Austin, published today in Psychiatric Services.

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