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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 November 14, 2019

Mayor Mike Duggan shares before-and-after story of Detroit at the LBJ School

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visited the LBJ School on Wednesday to talk about efforts to rebuild the city of Detroit as part of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, who became the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years in a city that is nearly 80 percent black, addressed a crowd of

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talks with LBJ students and members of the community during a Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series conversation on Nov. 13, 2019
News November 7, 2019

LBJ’s LatinX Factor Summit fosters education, exchange of ideas on impact of LatinX communities

Members of the LBJ, UT Austin and Austin communities gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a summit exploring LatinX and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscape.

“The LatinX

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Students participate LBJ School's LatinX Summit.
News November 6, 2019

LBJ School researcher explores employment outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS

Many persons living with HIV/AIDS experience unemployment with estimates as high as 60 percent. Todd Olmstead, a health economist and professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, along with colleague and principal investigator Dr. Carla Nash

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LBJ Professor and health economist Todd Olmstead
Feature September 4, 2019

Applications for Fall 2020 entry are OPEN. What you need to know

Public policy is a call to service that requires commitment, compassion, creativity, courage and a passion to help shape the world and make it better. The LBJ School, a top 10 public policy school, has a unique combination of spirit, purpose and will that will give you opportunities and show you how to make a difference. 

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Students from the 2019–20 LBJ cohort pose in a photo booth at Gone to Texas 2019

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Media Mention November 6, 2019
Riding while drunk and other dangers of the electric scooter craze

Steven Pedigo, director of the LBJ Urban Lab, weighs in on the challenges cities face in integrating electric scooters into the urban landscape.

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Media Mention November 1, 2019
UT’s new Urban Lab hopes to improve Texas cities

Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo talks with the Alcalde about the lab's mission, why Texas is the right setting for his work, and the challenges facing Austin. 

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Media Mention October 25, 2019
LatinX Factor summit discusses cultural, social impact of Latinx community

During the summit, dozens of people listened to speakers discuss the role of the Latinx community in American culture and politics as part of the LBJ School’s Civic Engagement Series. 

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News November 14, 2019
Mayor Mike Duggan shares before-and-after story of Detroit at the LBJ School

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan visited the LBJ School on Wednesday to talk about efforts to rebuild the city of Detroit as part of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, who became the first white mayor of Detroit in 40 years in a city that is nearly 80 percent black, addressed a crowd of approximately 75 students and community members.

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News November 11, 2019
LBJ Welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Nov. 13

On Wednesday, Nov. 13, the LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series. Duggan, born in Detroit, has spent his entire career working in the city to solve some of the most complex issues facing Detroiters, including crime, blight and access to jobs. Elected mayor on Nov. 5, 2013, Duggan attracted national attention in part for being the first white mayor of the majority-black city since Roman Gribbs in the early 1970s, when Detroit's population still had a white majority. He was re-elected to a second term on Nov. 7, 2017.

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News November 8, 2019
Experts explore “Green New Deal” and “European New Deal” at LBJ School, UT Austin

The New Deal has become a leading symbol of our age. But what will it take to bring about the next New Deal?

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