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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention July 15, 2021

Why more women are dying in jails

Michele Deitch said jails and prisons can work to be more responsive to women inside while public officials address systemic challenges women face in society overall that lead to incarceration.

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Media Mention July 14, 2021

How Texas keeps trying to block Biden on immigration

Ruth Wasem spoke to CNN about how lawmakers in Texas are trying to block the Biden administration on immigration.

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Media Mention July 14, 2021

Trauma on top of trauma: why more women are dying in jails

The 19th spoke to Michele Deitch and cited her report in a story about the experiences of women behind bars during the pandemic.

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News July 14, 2021

A federal tax credit could incentivize (and accelerate) the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

A current federal tax credit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon dioxide from industrial sources could be critical to help the U.S. reach end of decade carbon neutrality targets while yielding economic benefits, particularly on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, according to a study by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin published today in Energy Policy.

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Andrew Waxman, Energy Policy Journal, power plants
Media Mention July 13, 2021

Texas Democrats' DC escape plan has limited staying power

Sherri Greenberg spoke with Bloomberg News about Texas Democrats who left the state to stop voting on the election bill. LBJ appears in this story twice: Two paragraphs after Professor Greenberg, alumnus and Texas State Representative Gene Wu is also quoted.

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Media Mention July 11, 2021

Abortion pill controversy rages on in Texas, U.S.

Medication abortion continues to play a major role as the decades-long battle over reproductive rights rages on in the U.S.

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Media Mention July 8, 2021

Almost 150 guards are staffing an empty Texas prison as state officials work on Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to use it for immigrants

While many Texas prisons are understaffed, some dangerously so, the emptied-out Briscoe Unit in Dilley is in "maintenance mode" as officials scramble to implement the governor's plan to increase the state's role in border enforcement.

“They’re doing this on the fly. I don’t think anyone

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News July 8, 2021

LBJ School professor to serve as climate advisor for Biden administration

Josh Busby, an associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has joined the Biden administration as a senior advisor for climate in the U.S. Department of Defense. He will spend a year working on climate change and national security at the Pentagon, where he will be involved in the Biden administration's prioritization of climate change including the National Defense Strategy.

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LBJ Professor Josh Busby will study climate change and national security in the Biden administration
News July 1, 2021

UT health policy expert and pediatrician Dr. Michael Hole joins Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Hole, founder and executive director of The Impact Factory at The University of Texas at Austin, was recently named a Stephen M. Kellen Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Hole is an assistant professor of pediatrics, population health and public policy at Dell Medical School and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

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A photo of Dr. Michael Hole by Emily Hines at Captured Austin
News June 23, 2021

Inaugural Juneteenth Summit celebrates a new birth of American freedom, racial justice and equity

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at The University of Texas at Austin explored the history and honored the legacy of Juneteenth with the inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Summit on June 19, 2021.

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