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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.

News May 13, 2021

Austin screening initiative strikes a cost-effective balance in colorectal cancer prevention among underserved populations

We are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective – thanks to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin. The study of more than 22,000 adults is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Scale balancing health care and costs
Feature May 10, 2021

May mindfulness: Dean David Springer on service leadership, compassion and grace in life and policy

As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May, the LBJ School is examining the ideas of self-care, mindfulness, community and mitigating the effects of stress in these extraordinary times. LBJ Interim Dean David Springer, director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, and award-winning professor with a background in clinical social work, looks at mental health both on a personal level and as it relates to public policy.

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LBJ Interim Dean and RGK Center Director David Springer during a presentation at the 2018 ARNOVA Conference in Austin Nov. 15-17, 2018.
News May 10, 2021

Study: Millennials commit less crime than prior generations

Crime has dropped since 1990, but not for the reasons some might think, according to a new study. Research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin suggests crime reduction efforts account for less than half of the crime drop since 1990 and essentially none of

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Yellow police tape. Photo by David von Diemar, Unsplash
News May 4, 2021

COVID safety measures in prisons and jails harm mental health and odds of effective reentry for women behind bars

Corrections agencies implemented COVID-19 safety measures that are exacerbating the trauma women were already experiencing in prisons and jails, according to a new nationwide report from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Agencies also did not prioritize the release of women who are especially vulnerable to COVID and low risk to public safety. There are extremely few examples of agencies taking a gender-responsive approach to COVID-19 precautionary measures, researchers say.

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The Pandemic Gender Gap Behind Bars by Alycia Welch, Michele Deitch
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)
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)

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Media Mention May 10, 2021
Millennials commit less crime than previous generations, UT research suggests

NBC Austin reports on new LBJ School study: Millennials commit less crime than previous generations

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Media Mention April 29, 2021
Jeremi Suri: History of American Power

Presidential historian Jeremi Suri talks about the history of American Power.

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Media Mention April 27, 2021
President Biden announces key administration nominations

Today, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve in domestic and economic positions.

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News May 14, 2021
Protecting local water can help slow climate change and provide trillions of dollars in benefits

A new paper in the May issue of Nature Communications demonstrates why reducing nutrient pollution in local lakes and other waterbodies produces economic benefits globally: Reducing water pollution can help slow climate change and provide trillions of dollars in benefits.

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News May 13, 2021
Austin screening initiative strikes a cost-effective balance in colorectal cancer prevention among underserved populations

We are one step closer to identifying an optimal solution for colorectal cancer screening among low-income populations – one that is both impactful and cost effective – thanks to researchers from The University of Texas at Austin. The study of more than 22,000 adults is published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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News May 10, 2021
Study: Millennials commit less crime than prior generations

Crime has dropped since 1990, but not for the reasons some might think, according to a new study. Research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin suggests crime reduction efforts account for less than half of the crime drop since 1990 and essentially none of the crime drop since 2000. Researchers also discovered that millennials commit less crime than prior generations.

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