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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 March 21, 2019

Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a

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Dallas County DA John Creuzot speaks at the 2019 BJNF
News March 20, 2019

LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the

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LBJ School Professor Todd Olmstead and image of test tubes
News March 4, 2019

LBJ School Roundup at the Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Texas Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. While lawmakers, including LBJ School alumni, debate bills and bring policy to life, our students and faculty are working both behind the scenes and in front of the camera at the State Capitol. These LBJ School students, professors and researchers are delivering public testimony, informing politicians, reporting with the media and even interning in senators’ and representatives’ offices.

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A group of 6 LBJ School students at the Texas State Capitol

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Media Mention March 14, 2019
SXSW 2019: A Governor and a Mayor Discuss the Future of Data

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Indianapolis Mayor Steven Goldsmith talk about how tech can change the public sector at the LBJ School during SXSW.  Listen to this episode of the LBJ School podcast, "Policy on Purpose."

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Media Mention March 14, 2019
Does Beto have what it takes to be elected president? Maybe

In a crowded 2020 Democratic field, LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri says connecting with citizens is what matters most. "It’s having the language that captures and empathizes with people’s feelings, but also give them hope. I think Beto is quite good at that.”

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Media Mention February 25, 2019
Dems set to challenge Trump during his foreign trip

"'In terms of Congress deferring to the White House on foreign policy issues, historically there was much more decorum, generally. But the end of that decorum happened long before Trump was elected,' said Ruth Wasem, a professor of policy practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

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News March 21, 2019
Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice.

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News March 20, 2019
Universities are battleground for Trump administration directives on transgender students

Under the Obama administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened. The administration issued robust guidance regarding procedures for sexual misconduct investigations, expanding services for students with disabilities, and laying out expectations for how universities accommodate transgender students. In February 2017, the Trump administration quietly rescinded those policies

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News March 20, 2019
LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested — and knowledge of one's HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing its spread.

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