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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News March 29, 2021

LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks top 10 in 2023 USNWR best grad schools

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has seven top-ranked programs among graduate public affairs schools in the nation, with three in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2023 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." 

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Members of the incoming class flash the "Hook 'Em" sign at Gone to Texas 2021
News March 29, 2021

Most states fail to track critical COVID-19 data for prisons, jails and juvenile facilities

There is a troubling lack of transparency about data regarding the spread, toll and management of COVID-19 in state prisons, local jails and state-run juvenile facilities, according to a new report from researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Report: Hidden Figures: Rating the COVID data transparency of prisons, jails, and juvenile agencies
News March 26, 2021
News March 16, 2021

'An America As Good As Promised:' 24th annual forum honors Barbara Jordan's life and legacy

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs paid tribute to the life and work of the trailblazing former congresswoman in the 24th annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF). These events were rescheduled for March due to the Texas winter storm — watch them here.

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Barbara Jordan National Forum 2021: An America as Good as Promised
News February 25, 2021

LBJ community offers help, perspective on the Texas winter storm

Over the course of the devastating winter storm that left millions in Texas without power, heat or drinkable water, LBJ School faculty, students and alumni stepped up to give assistance and voice to those affected — and to help put into context the policy causes and implications for the failure of the state's energy grid to provide services to its citizens.

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Matt Worthington (MPAff '20), volunteered with a group distributing water in Del Valle
News February 25, 2021

Attracting millennial audiences to arts organizations requires diverse strategies, LBJ's Ostrower finds

In her third report for The Wallace Foundation, LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower finds that arts organizations need to employ more than a one-size-fits-all approach to build millennial audiences.

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Francie Ostrower and the cover of her Wallace Foundation report on Millennials and arts orgs
Feature February 3, 2021

LBJ Authors: 'The Sword and the Shield' by Dr. Peniel Joseph

Peniel Joseph, LBJ School professor and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), is the author of the critically acclaimed book

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News February 1, 2021

Cynthia Osborne named Vice President of APPAM's governing board

Cynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The governing board is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the association, which aims to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

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Cynthia Osborne is the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs
News January 26, 2021

New civic impact initiative to help improve health and prosperity for vulnerable populations

A new "engine" that aims to improve health and prosperity for 1 million vulnerable people in Texas and beyond by 2030 has been co-established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The Impact Factory, a first-of-its-kind, cross-sector collaboration, will foster civic innovation, entrepreneurship and service learning beyond the classroom.

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Good Apple, The Impact Factory
News December 16, 2020

Opinion: The time is now for a new 'New Deal'

"Despite the glaring polarization in our country today, we all want security, good health and the opportunity to succeed," write LBJ's Jacqueline Angel and Juan Fernando M. Torres-Gil. "The challenge is overcoming the differences amplified by the social and economic disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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