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News April 28, 2021

Nine LBJ students named to Public Policy New Voices fellowship

Nine students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs have been chosen as part of the inaugural class of the Public Policy New Voices Fellowship, and have launched into their year-long exploration of building diversity within the public policy space. A collaboration among leading graduate schools, premier corporate public policy teams, and some of the most innovative global strategic advisory firms, the PPNV Fellowship aims to ensure that graduate students from BIPOC communities are aware of and have access to public policy careers across sectors.

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LBJ's PPNV Fellows: Walker Adams; Azeem Edwin; Irving Calderon; Amanda Chung; Joseph Flores; Sheriyar Hyderali; Priscilla Lugo; Liberte Manirakiza; Shaw Vallier
News April 28, 2021

The Graduating Class of 2021: Barbara Kufiadan chosen as class speaker

It is our great pleasure to announce that Barbara Kufiadan will be our LBJ School Class of 2021 Student Commencement Speaker! She will be sharing the stage with Ibram X. Kendi, our Commencement Keynote Speaker.

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Barbara Kufiadan (MPAff '21)
News April 20, 2021

Welcome, admitted Fall 2021 students

Congratulations! The LBJ School is proud to welcome newly admitted students to the LBJ School's Fall '21 incoming class.

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An LBJ student holds an LBJ bobblehead aloft at the 2016 Gone to Texas
April 14, 2021

70 women comprise LBJ Women's Campaign School second incoming class

Today, the LBJ Women's Campaign School announced the 70 women who will form its second incoming class. The LBJ Women's Campaign School is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program that trains women who want to run for elected office or become campaign managers, regardless of political party. The program brings together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising, grassroots organizing and more. The program kicks off virtually on Saturday, April 17, with monthly training through November. Through the eight-month program, these women will gain an insider network, professional mentorship and the skills they need to win.

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Cohort 2 of the LBJ Women's Campaign School (2021)
News April 13, 2021

Ibram X. Kendi to deliver LBJ School 2021 graduation remarks

Historian and anti-racist activist Ibram X. Kendi will deliver keynote remarks to the 2021 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The online graduation program will take place on May 22, 2021.

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Professor and bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (credit: Stephen Voss)
Media Mention April 9, 2021

LBJ School's COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker reveals disparities

Last month, UT-Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs released its Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, a digital tool for tracking vaccination progress across the state. In addition to publishing data on providers and the pace of distribution, the tool also aims to assess equity by tracking vaccines given by age, race and ethnicity, and gender, as well as geography.

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News April 9, 2021
News April 2, 2021

April 2: Faculty Research, Policy Engagement and News

10 features from the week 

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News March 30, 2021

2022 USNWR best grad schools: LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks #7

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin ranks No. 7 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2022 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released Tuesday morning.

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An LBJ graduate tosses her mortarboard into the air on commencement day
News March 26, 2021