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Just How Fragile Is the Global Economy?

Greece depends on Germany. Australia depends on China. Puerto Rico depends on Washington, D.C. In economics it's all about interdependence, which has many people wondering what debt crises and stock market troubles abroad mean for them. We'll get an update on the economic news from Greece and

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The Q&A: Sheila Olmstead

Sheila Olmstead is an environmental economist and associate professor in the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs. She is the co-author of a recent study evaluating water pollution trading programs, which are similar to greenhouse gas cap and trade programs. The study

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Professor aims to expand art audiences with $3.5 million Wallace Foundation grant

University of Texas at Austin Professor Francie Ostrower is the recipient of a $3.5 million grant from The Wallace Foundation to study how performing arts organizations can develop approaches to attracting new audiences with the aim of generating useful lessons for arts organizations across the

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Dip in Texas prison population continues trend

Prison populations in Texas — and the rest of the country— dropped slightly last year.

Counting all prisoners under the legal authority of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, the state's prison population fell by more than 2,200 inmates, or 1.3 percent, between 2013 and 2014,

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Scholar-activist electrifies students with talk on Black liberation

Before a captivated room of students and community members at Macalester College November 6, renowned scholar and author Dr. Peniel E. Joseph gave a searing lesson on Black liberation movements in the U.S., touching on everything from slave revolts to Black Lives Matter — all in roughly an hour

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Year After Cuba-U.S. Thaw, Obama Says Change Will Take Time

As the anniversary neared of President Obama’s announcement of a historic détente with 

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Prison reformer Bronstein called ahead of his time

Alvin Bronstein, the late director of the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project, anticipated the movement to reduce "mass incarceration" that is widely discussed in today's criminal justice circles, former colleagues and friends were told at a memorial service yesterday in

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