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LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks top 10 in 2023 USNWR best grad schools

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has seven top-ranked programs among graduate public affairs schools in the nation, with three in the top 10, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2023 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."

News July 6, 2022

LBJ School welcomes Latino policy researcher Sergio Garcia-Rios to its faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sergio

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Feature July 1, 2022

“I’m thriving,” says LBJ DC student Da’Shon Carr

Carr isn’t new to Washington, but she’s having a new experience in the city she once called home thanks to a supportive network and courses that offer immediate real-world application 

 

“Coming back to DC this time around six years later, I feel like a completely

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Feature May 9, 2022

Alyssa Goessler (MGPS/Middle Eastern Studies '22) finds her place in space policy

Alyssa Goessler has never been shy about trusting her instincts and leaping into new territory. "There's a small handful of folks, myself included, who would identify as space environmentalists," Goessler said. But there was a time when she didn't give much thought to space — until a chance encounter at the LBJ School opened it up as a new path.

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Media Mention May 9, 2022
Two men have died in Texas prison cell fires after warnings of broken alarms were ignored

"Fire safety is one of the things that is so fundamental for prison officials," said Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer in criminal justice at University of Texas at Austin. "You’ve got a trapped population with no ability to get them out quickly or easily."

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Media Mention May 9, 2022
Texas juvenile justice leader departs with state agency at critical juncture

Cain was appointed in 2018 by Gov. Greg Abbott and was tasked with resolving staffing and violence issues that have plagued the org for more than a decade. But like her predecessors she saw mixed results. "Camille Cain was deeply invested in trying to reform the agency and turn it into a trauma-informed environment for youth in a way that met their needs," said Michele Deitch, director of the Jail and Prison Innovation Lab at UT-Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Media Mention May 4, 2022
President Biden Taps Nationally Renowned Criminal Justice Researcher Nancy La Vigne to Lead National Institute of Justice

LBJ School alumna Nancy La Vigne ('91), was appointed by President Biden as the director of the National Institute of Justice, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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News August 18, 2022
Bird Runningwater, Chris Rodriguez to be honored for public impact during LBJ School outstanding alumni awards

The LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin has named the winners of the 2022 outstanding alumni awards: filmmaker and producer Bird Runningwater (MPAff '96) and disability advocate Chris Rodriguez (MPAff '12). The school will recognize Runningwater and Rodriguez on September 15 during the LBJ School’s community-wide back to school celebration, Picnic on the Plaza.

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News July 26, 2022
Become a federal policy leader in Washington DC

The LBJ School offers two pathways to policy leadership in our nation’s capital: the first is a 15-month DC Concentration within the MPAff and MGPS degree programs, and the second is the option to study foreign policy in DC for one semester. Learn more about opportunities to live, study and work in Washington DC.

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News July 6, 2022
LBJ School welcomes Latino policy researcher Sergio Garcia-Rios to its faculty

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is thrilled to welcome Dr. Sergio Garcia-Rios, a new distinguished faculty member with research interests in Latino political participation and policy attitudes.

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