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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention July 21, 2020

New PAC pushing for Austin to adopt a strong-mayor government and election reforms

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg explains what a strong-mayor government looks like and how it differs from the form of government that currently runs the city of Austin. 

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Media Mention July 21, 2020

More women sought medication abortion services online after Texas banned abortions amid COVID-19

During a ban on abortion services in Texas earlier this year, more women sought out a telemedicine abortion service called Aid Access, according to a new study from UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. The study found a 27 percent increase in the rate of requests for medication abortion by mail in the U.S. between March 20 and April 11 compared to the beginning of the year. Dr. Abigail Aiken, the author of the study, said she saw the biggest increase in requests in Texas. She said the state, which had the most severe restrictions on abortion at the time, saw a 94 percent increase in requests in that period.

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Media Mention July 19, 2020

Revisiting Louis Farrakhan's influence amid celebrities' anti-Semitic comments

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph about why some Black celebrities have recently praised Louis Farrakhan's philosophies — and why they've faced criticism as a result.

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Media Mention July 17, 2020

Using AI to assist those experiencing homelessness in Austin

LBJ's Sherri Greenberg joins a panel of experts from The University of Texas at Austin and the city of Austin to discuss a new partnership to look at how AI can identify residents at risk of experiencing homelessness, as well as helping those currently in need find access to services.

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News July 16, 2020

Report: Data and deliberation are a dynamic duo for arts organizations

New report for The Wallace Foundation by LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower examines the challenges and rewards of a data-based approach to understanding arts audiences

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Graphic by The Wallace Foundation for "Data and Deliberation: How Some Arts Organizations are Using Data to Understand Their Audiences"
July 16, 2020

U.S. Election Security in the Shadow of COVID-19

Elections are regarded as a reflection of the strength and qualities of a country's democracy. The 2016 election revealed deep flaws in the U.S. voting process. Election security was a national security concern in 2020 even before the global COVID-19 pandemic put the logistics of an election into question. What is the status of the critical infrastructure that underpins fair and open voting? Can we ensure a voting process that upholds confidence in American democracy? LaShawn Warren, EVP of government affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, joined Lawrence Norden, director of the Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, and LBJ's Victoria DeFrancesco Soto.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
Media Mention July 15, 2020

Five months after outbreak, California to publish COVID-19 data on local jails

California's jail oversight board on Wednesday said it would collect and publish data about COVID-19 cases in county facilities, a response to months of public criticism and an apparently faltering effort to get similar information from the state's health department. "The need for this information is just so obvious," said LBJ's Michele Deitch last month.

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Media Mention July 13, 2020

How long can you hide a dead body in a prison cell?

LBJ's Michele Deitch discusses a murder in an Amarillo prison locked down because of COVID-19.

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Media Mention July 9, 2020

James Galbraith: 'The United States economy was a house of cards that collapsed with the pandemic

"'We will not see a rapid economic recovery because the problems of the American economy are structural,' said LBJ's James Galbraith, author of books like Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know and Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe, to BBC Mundo.

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Media Mention July 8, 2020

Inside Pasco jail, 100 inmates test positive for the coronavirus. Here’s how Tampa Bay jails are faring.

One hundred inmates at the Land O’ Lakes Detention Center have tested positive for coronavirus over the past two and a half weeks, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said. LBJ's Michele Deitch said that the turnover in jails, which generally hold people awaiting trial or serving sentences of less than a year, pose a heightened threat to those inside and outside because of high turnover. Many arrestees are booked in and released within 24 hours, either after posting bail or with a promise to appear in court later.

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