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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."

July 29, 2020

Rethinking Policing: Police Accreditation & Data Driven Policy Models​

LBJ Assistant Professor Gordon Abner discussed his research on police accreditation and talked with Jameila "Meme" Styles of MEASURE, an organization at the forefront of addressing community policing and social disparities through a data-driven model. Abner and Styles talked about how to best harness data to bring about effective and equitable policies that reimagine policing.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
News July 22, 2020

RGK-based Austin Area Sustainability Indicators wins community impact award

The Austin Area Sustainability Indicators (A2SI), an initiative led by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, was recently selected for the 2020 Community Project Impact Award from the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC).

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LBJ School Professor Patrick Bixler (second from right) and researchers from A2SI
News July 16, 2020

Report: Data and deliberation are a dynamic duo for arts organizations

New report for The Wallace Foundation by LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower examines the challenges and rewards of a data-based approach to understanding arts audiences

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Graphic by The Wallace Foundation for "Data and Deliberation: How Some Arts Organizations are Using Data to Understand Their Audiences"

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Media Mention August 10, 2020
Decision 2020: Financial Relief and Election Impact

LBJ's Jeremi Suri talks about President Trump's latest executive orders, the economy and the 2020 election.

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Media Mention August 9, 2020
The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what's credited with protecting it.

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Texas Tribune about the protocols and policies enforced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Roach Unit, a state-run prison that is the only one in Texas that has reported no coronavirus cases.

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Media Mention August 9, 2020
COVID-19 and the California prison crisis: 24th San Quentin inmate dies last Friday

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Naked Capitalism blog about California's decision to transfer prisoners infected with COVID-19 into San Quentin, in opposition to her recommendations

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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 July 22, 2020
RGK-based Austin Area Sustainability Indicators wins community impact award

The Austin Area Sustainability Indicators (A2SI), an initiative led by LBJ Professor Patrick Bixler at the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, was recently selected for the 2020 Community Project Impact Award from the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC).

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News July 16, 2020
Report: Data and deliberation are a dynamic duo for arts organizations

New report for The Wallace Foundation by LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower examines the challenges and rewards of a data-based approach to understanding arts audiences

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