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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News May 25, 2021

Surveying the landscape: LBJ's Bixler develops an interactive map of the Texas Water Policy System

RGK Center faculty and staff are collaborating with Texas Water Foundation to develop an interactive map of the Texas water systems landscape. The Texas Water Systems Map is the first comprehensive policy system map of the Texas water sector and will help equip decision-makers and stakeholders with the knowledge to better understand the complex water landscape at the state and local levels.

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Rocks in a river. Credit: Kyle Vena, Unsplash
News May 25, 2021

Study: Women say cost, privacy and distance influence decision to pursue self-managed medication abortions

A study released today in the journal JAMA Network Open documents the reasons American women report for pursuing self-managed medication abortions to terminate pregnancies.

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Woman working on a laptop. Credit: Marek Levak, Unsplash
Media Mention May 18, 2021

Why aren't we talking about farmers in India?

Research scientist Raj Patel writes about the future of agriculture. 

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News May 14, 2021

Protecting local water can help slow climate change and provide trillions of dollars in benefits

A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces economic benefits globally: Reducing water pollution can help slow climate change and provide trillions of dollars in benefits.

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NASA image of body of water surrounded by a community. Credit: Joshua Stevens
News May 13, 2021

Austin screening initiative strikes a cost-effective balance in colorectal cancer prevention among underserved populations

We are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective – thanks to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin. The study of more than 22,000 adults is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Scale balancing health care and costs
News May 10, 2021

Study: Millennials commit less crime than prior generations

Crime has dropped since 1990, but not for the reasons some might think, according to a new study. Research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin suggests crime reduction efforts account for less than half of the crime drop since 1990 and essentially none of

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Yellow police tape. Photo by David von Diemar, Unsplash
Media Mention May 10, 2021

Millennials commit less crime than previous generations, UT research suggests

NBC Austin reports on new LBJ School study: Millennials commit less crime than previous generations

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News May 6, 2021

LBJ School team makes research discoveries, places 2nd at Microsoft and ODI's Education Open Data Challenge

Professor Kenneth Flamm and a team of graduate public policy students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin identified broadband infrastructure as more important than the number of COVID cases and death rates in a school district's decision to switch to remote learning, while placing second in an international data science competition run on the X-Prize platform. The team also discovered that Texas did better than the national average in closing the digital divide, and that in Texas, Dallas did best.

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May 5, 2021

LBJ Authors: Admiral William McRaven and 'The Hero Code'

Retired Navy admiral and LBJ School professor of national security William McRaven gives tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world in his newly released book, "The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived."

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Admiral William McRaven is the author of The Hero Code
News May 4, 2021

COVID safety measures in prisons and jails harm mental health and odds of effective reentry for women behind bars

Corrections agencies implemented COVID-19 safety measures that are exacerbating the trauma women were already experiencing in prisons and jails, according to a new nationwide report from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Agencies also did not prioritize the release of women who are especially vulnerable to COVID and low risk to public safety. There are extremely few examples of agencies taking a gender-responsive approach to COVID-19 precautionary measures, researchers say.

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The Pandemic Gender Gap Behind Bars by Alycia Welch, Michele Deitch

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