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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 October 24, 2022
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 November 15, 2022
Abigail Aiken, an Expert in Evidence-Based Reproductive Care, Wins the 22nd David N. Kershaw Award and Prize

The University of Texas at Austin professor Abigail Aiken has been selected to receive the David N. Kershaw Award and Prize for her contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management.

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News November 2, 2022
UT researchers are working with City staff and community groups to build an Austin-wide climate atlas

Providing solutions for Austin communities that might be at the highest risk for climate-related hazards will be the focus of a new NASA-funded study at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News October 24, 2022
LBJ School/Univision Voter Polls in Texas and Nevada reveal perspectives on Nov. 2022 midterms and policy issues like inflation, gun violence and more

Visit the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy for the full results.   

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