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News August 4, 2020

UT announces COVID-19 testing strategy for fall 2020

The University of Texas at Austin has announced a comprehensive testing strategy for COVID-19 during the fall semester. "Robust and rigorous testing will be needed to monitor and limit the presence of COVID-19 on our campus and keep our community members as safe as possible as we continue to navigate the pandemic," wrote Jay Hartzell, interim president; Terrance Hines, executive director and chief medical officer of University Health Services; and Amy Young, vice dean of professional practice at Dell Medical School and chief clinical officer of UT Health Austin in a message to the UT community.

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News June 25, 2020

LBJ School launches summer series 'LBJ In the Arena: Building on the Civil and Voting Rights Legacy of LBJ'

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will launch its summer series "LBJ In the Arena: Building on the Civil and Voting Rights Legacy of LBJ" on July 1. The virtual sessions will focus on topics including systemic racism, policing reform and fair elections, and will take place biweekly on Wednesdays via Zoom through Aug. 25. The series comes on the heels of the "LBJ In the Arena" spring series, which focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and featured policymakers, practitioners, scholars and creative thinkers leading coronavirus response and recovery.

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News June 10, 2020

Meet the inaugural class of the LBJ Women's Campaign School

This first class is comprised of 50 women leaders from eight states — doctors, nurses, entrepreneurs, teachers, lawyers, community activists and veterans who seek to serve their community in the political arena.

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The inaugural class of the LBJ Women's Campaign School (2020)
News June 8, 2020

Sadikshya Nepal (MGPS '20) named first BPC immigration policy fellow

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, in partnership with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), announced today that Sadikshya Nepal (MGPS '20) has been named the first immigration policy fellow on the organization's immigration and cross-border policy team. The LBJ School and the BPC select an LBJ alum to work at BPC for one to two years on research and writing projects in the area of immigration.

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Sadikshya Nepal (MGPS '20)
News May 15, 2020

Colin Crowell, former VP of global public policy and philanthropy at Twitter, to deliver 2020 LBJ School commencement address

Colin Crowell, Twitter's former vice president of global public policy & philanthropy, will deliver the commencement address to the 2020 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin during the school's virtual commencement ceremony on May 23, 2020.

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Colin Crowell, former VP of global public policy and philanthropy at Twitter: "I look forward to virtually celebrating the graduates of 2020."
News May 15, 2020

LBJ Ph.D. student Francisca Bogolasky wins the 2020 Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award

Francisca Bogolasky, a Ph.D. candidate at the LBJ School, has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Alma H. Young Emerging Scholar Award, which is given by the Urban Affairs Association (UAA) to a promising Ph.D. candidate or early career researcher whose work demonstrates a commitment to rigorous and impactful research and service.

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Feature March 31, 2020

LBJ Dean Angela Evans welcomes students back

On Monday, March 30, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans sent this message to students as they returned to resume the Spring 2020 semester after an extended Spring Break due to the COVID-19 emergency.

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News March 20, 2020

LBJ Forums 'Genius for Good,' 'Humanity: It's Time' postponed until Fall 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, "Genius for Good," previously scheduled for March 11, and "Humanity: It's Time," previously scheduled for April 30, until Fall 2020.

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News March 17, 2020

USNWR 2021 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks #8

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." 

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News March 6, 2020

LBJ Forum 'Genius for Good' postponed until September 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing one of its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, 'Genius for Good,' previously scheduled for March 11, until mid-September 2020.

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