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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 July 22, 2019

LBJ Dean Angela Evans to moderate a July 23 public forum on homelessness in Austin

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans will moderate a panel sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance featuring Austin city and police officials from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 to discuss recent changes to the camping and sit/lie ordinances that went into effect July 1. The forum will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.

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Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs
News July 23, 2019

LBJ's Michele Deitch named to Texas Task Force on Dual Status Youth

As a criminal justice expert, Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Law, is an invaluable resource to the state of Texas on a number of social and juvenile justice issues. The CHASP Fellow now been asked to serve on the Texas Supreme Court's Children's Commission Task Force on Dual Status Youth. The statewide task force is comprised of judges, practitioners and experts on juvenile justice focused on the needs of youth who are in both the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system. 

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Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the LBJ School and the UT School of Law; Soros Senior Justice Fellow
News July 18, 2019

LBJ Professor Paul von Hippel honored by the American Sociological Association

LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel is the 2019 winner of the American Sociological Association's Leo Goodman Award, conferred by the organization's methodology section to recognize a scholar’s contributions to the field of methodology or innovative uses of sociological methodology early in his or her career — no more than 15 years after earning a Ph.D.

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LBJ Associate Professor Paul von Hippel
News July 16, 2019

Electronic intervention is a cost-effective way to help women with substance abuse issues

Providing substance-abuse intervention services for women, particularly in the setting of reproductive health centers, is critical to positive patient outcomes, and offering those services electronically is much less expensive and just as effective in reducing substance abuse as a clinician-delivered intervention, according to new research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin published in the journal Addiction.

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Media Mention July 16, 2019
Civil Rights and Ronald Walters' Career

On Lectures in History, C-SPAN visits the LBJ School to film the class of Professor Peniel Joseph, who teaches about the life and career of civil rights pioneer Ronald Walters. 

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Media Mention July 15, 2019
Developers are helping to build our cities, not killing them

Rather than treating developers as the enemy, cities should collaborate with them, says LBJ Professor Steven Pedigo. 

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Media Mention July 15, 2019
The fundamental flaw of ICE raids to deter immigration

LBJ School Professor Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto says ICE raids do not work because the root causes of immigration to the U.S. are ignored. 

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News July 23, 2019
Toward a better metric of work

In 2018, the United States' unemployment rate dropped below 4 percent for the first time since the end of the dot-com bubble in early 2000. This is certainly a historic occurrence: unemployment rates hovered around 3 percent during the postwar era of golden age capitalism, but the economic contraction that began in the 1970s was accompanied by a coincident decline in employment, and the unemployment rate reached a ceiling of 10.2 percent in November of 1982. So if today the metrics that quantify economic health seem to indicate that the coast is clear, why does it still feel like we’re living in a recession economy?

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News July 23, 2019
LBJ's Michele Deitch named to Texas Task Force on Dual Status Youth

As a criminal justice expert, Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas School of Law, is an invaluable resource to the state of Texas on a number of social and juvenile justice issues. The CHASP Fellow now been asked to serve on the Texas Supreme Court's Children's Commission Task Force on Dual Status Youth. The statewide task force is comprised of judges, practitioners and experts on juvenile justice focused on the needs of youth who are in both the juvenile justice system and the child welfare system. 

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News July 22, 2019
LBJ Dean Angela Evans to moderate a July 23 public forum on homelessness in Austin

LBJ School Dean Angela Evans will moderate a panel sponsored by the Downtown Austin Alliance featuring Austin city and police officials from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 to discuss recent changes to the camping and sit/lie ordinances that went into effect July 1. The forum will take place at Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th St.

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