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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 June 1, 2022

LBJ School health economist studies programs designed to promote addiction recovery

Todd Olmstead will serve as co-principal investigator and co-investigator on two NIH grants totaling $15M

 

With colleagues from the University of Massachusetts, Todd Olmstead from The University of Texas at Austin LBJ

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Todd Olmstead on UT campus
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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Alyssa Goessler
Feature May 2, 2022

Derreck DaSilva (MPAff '22) discovers a new direction: from nursing to public policy

Derreck DaSilva began his career as a registered nurse at St. David's Medical Center, less than a mile from the LBJ School. Driven by his desire to help people, he'd specifically chosen to become a nurse rather than a doctor, because he wanted to be closer to the patients he'd be caring for.

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Derreck DaSilva (MPAff '22)
Feature April 25, 2022

Nina Nomura Nibling (MGPS '22) finds community, confidence and a passion for development

Nina Nomura Nibling was teaching English in Japan when she started thinking about going to graduate school. She'd earned her undergraduate degree in education and followed parental advice about taking a career path with a stable income. But after a couple of years that stability just didn’t feel fulfilling.

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Nina Nomura Nibling (MGPS '22)

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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
Abortion pills by mail pose challenge for officials in red states

"The need for abortion will not go away," said Abigail Aiken, an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin who was the lead author on the research. The result of state restrictions on medical abortions, she said, will lead to "an increase in self-managed abortion, outside the formal health-care setting. What we have seen is that every time states move to restrict abortion, there is an increase in self-managed abortions."

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News June 13, 2022
UT researchers aim to get one step further in helping reduce falls and depression among homebound older adults

Namkee Choi from UT School of Social Work is principal investigator and LBJ health economist Todd Olmstead serves as a co-investigator.   

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News June 1, 2022
LBJ School health economist studies programs designed to promote addiction recovery

Todd Olmstead will serve as co-principal investigator and co-investigator on two NIH grants totaling $15M  

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News May 11, 2022
Class of 2022: Chelsi Chang chosen as student speaker

It is the Graduate Public Affair Council's pleasure to announce that Chelsi Chang will be our LBJ School Class of 2021 Student Commencement Speaker! Chelsi will be sharing the stage with Ambassador Vilma Martinez, who has been named our Commencement Keynote Speaker.

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