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USNWR 2021 grad school rankings: LBJ School ranks #8

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 8 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."

Feature January 29, 2021

Applications for Fall 2021 entry are OPEN — how to apply

Entering the public policy arena takes courage, creativity and drive. 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. Join our community of change-makers. The final application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is March 15. 

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Gone to Texas 2015: An LBJ student wears a UT T-shirt reading "What starts here changes the world."
News January 26, 2021

New civic impact initiative to help improve health and prosperity for vulnerable populations

A new "engine" that aims to improve health and prosperity for 1 million vulnerable people in Texas and beyond by 2030 has been co-established in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin. The Impact Factory, a first-of-its-kind, cross-sector collaboration, will foster civic innovation, entrepreneurship and service learning beyond the classroom.

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News January 29, 2021

LBJ School of Public Affairs opens applications for LBJ Women's Campaign School

In 2021, more women than ever before are serving in elected office, and Americans saw the first woman and first woman of color sworn in as vice president. However, women still make up less than 30% of elected officials nationwide, and only 26% of the state legislature in Texas. That’s why the LBJ Women's Campaign School recently opened applications for its eight-month virtual program, which trains women to run for elected office or become campaign managers.

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News February 1, 2021

Cynthia Osborne named Vice President of APPAM's governing board

Austin, TEXASCynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for

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News December 8, 2020

LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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Media Mention January 19, 2021
Latinos in the Biden administration shoulder high expectations, urgency to undo Trump policies

Obama White House veterans Julie Chávez Rodriguez and Adrian Saenz are heading back to Pennsylvania Avenue this week with a sense of urgency and a feeling of starting from scratch.

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Media Mention January 19, 2021
It’s time for electric vehicles to pay their share for Texas highways

A bill before the Legislature proposes an annual fee on electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Media Mention January 19, 2021
Zoom funerals, outdoor classes: Jails are evolving amid COVID, but what happens afterward?

Families of prisoners fear corrections officials will use recently adopted technology to replace in-person interactions even after the pandemic ends.

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News February 24, 2021
LBJ community offers help, perspective on the Texas winter storm

Over the course of the devastating winter storm that left millions in Texas without power, heat or drinkable water, LBJ School faculty, students and alumni stepped up to give assistance and voice to those affected — and to help put into context the policy causes and implications for the failure of the state's energy grid to provide services to its citizens.

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News February 10, 2021
'An America As Good As Promised:' 24th annual forum honors Barbara Jordan’s life and legacy

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will pay tribute to the life and work of the trailblazing former congresswoman in the 24th annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) Feb. 16–23.

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News February 1, 2021
Cynthia Osborne named Vice President of APPAM's governing board

Austin, TEXAS—Cynthia Osborne, the associate dean for academic strategies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, was elected vice president of the governing board for the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The governing board is responsible for setting policy and creating strategy for the association, which aims to improve public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis and education.

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