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USNWR 2020 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks Top 10

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

News May 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
Feature May 21, 2019

The Graduating Class of 2019: Jaclyn Le

"As a dual degree student, I've had the privilege of meeting people across both programs from all walks of life," said Jaclyn Le (MPAff, MBA '19) a few days before the LBJ School's 2019 graduation ceremony. 

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LBJ dual degree student Jaclyn Le
News May 6, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Policymaking in theory and practice

Austin Smythe (MPAff '80), who served as policy director to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 2015 to 2019, visited the LBJ School for a special Admitted Students Weekend session of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series.

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LBJ School Dean Angela Evans (left) with Austin Smythe (MPAff '80) during his visit to the school

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Media Mention May 14, 2019
Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 12, 2019
Life lessons and war stories from Admiral William H. McRaven

CBS Sunday Morning profiled Adm. William McRaven in a piece called "Measure of a Man." McRaven shared parts of his story — as a Navy SEAL, a high school athlete, an admiral commanding the raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden, a national security adviser to President Obama, and the 2014 commencement speaker at The University of Texas at Austin. The piece also talked about McRaven's new memoir, Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations. 

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Media Mention May 11, 2019
Arts allow young people in Harris County juvenile detention to express themselves

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talked with the Houston Chronicle about how arts and culture programs in juvenile detention centers in Harris County — including song, dance and slam poetry — benefit incarcerated young people by teaching and allowing them to express themselves. 

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News May 6, 2019
Policy on Purpose: Policymaking in theory and practice

Austin Smythe (MPAff '80), who served as policy director to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 2015 to 2019, visited the LBJ School for a special Admitted Students Weekend session of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series.

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News May 2, 2019
PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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News May 2, 2019
Panel explores the state of LGBT policy in Texas

On Tuesday, April 30, the LBJ School, along with the Pride Policy Alliance and PRRI, the Public Religion Research Institute, hosted another installment of its new Civic Engagement Series: “Fifty Years After Stonewall: LGBT Rights and Policy.” Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School’s director of civic engagement, moderated a panel that included Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., founding CEO of PRRI; Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune; and David Edmonson of TechNet.

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